After that perfect Christmas gift for your vinyl-loving mate? Just in case you aren’t even sure where to start, we asked Jayden Faass, owner of Broadbeach institution Beatniks Records and all around legend, to give us his top five must-have vinyl picks for the silly season.
1. White Denim | Side Effects
Their latest offering is like a mix tape of different sounds. Refreshing new music that doesn’t really sound like anyone… Maybe a touch of My Morning Jacket. Very infectious.
2. Stevie Ray Vaughan | Texas Flood MOFI
Unbelievable pressing by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab on their new format “Super Vinyl”. Has to be heard to be believed. Top album!
3. The Bronx | III
We recently discovered we had some of these still hidden away in the back room. If you’re a fan of Punk Rock more on the heavy side then this reissue is for you. One of my favourite albums EVER.
4. Iggy Pop | Free
Just listen to it, you’ll love it!
5. Death | Live In L.A.
A superior pressing to the original and a great snapshot of the greatest Death Metal band ever live. Horribly recorded but great flat out metal.
Well, there you go! Don’t say we never do anything for you. If you’d like to grab some advice from Jayden in person, head along too Beatniks Records in the Niecon Plaza, Broadbeach. The team specialises in pre-owned, rare and collectable vinyl LPs & 45s, rock memorabilia and band merchandise. They also have an extensive range of preowned vinyl and are continuously buying collections of rare and hard to find gems as well as stocking new release albums, so chances are in the unlikely case of you not being able to find something there you want, they can almost certainly get it for you. Can’t be bothered trekking into Broadbeach? Browse and order online at beatniksrecords.com.au. Happy shopping!