POWER OF POP MUSIC FRED PERRY’S ‘ONE LAST PARTY’ [REVIEW]

FRED PERRY’S ‘ONE LAST PARTY’ [REVIEW]

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Last Friday (19th April) Fred Perry launched a vinyl exhibition at the Fred Perry Laurel Wreath Collection Shop, held in conjunction with Record Store Day, which is curated by #vinyloftheday and record store Vinylicious and showcases over 100 exclusive vinyl editions alongside all-time favourites.

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For me personally, it was a strange experience to find vinyl records as exhibition pieces, almost like fossils in a museum! You see, I am old enough to remember a time where vinyl was the proper way to listen to music and where thousands of vinyl records would be available at any record store (which could be found at any respectable shopping centre).

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Of course, the good old days are long gone and what we are left with are ‘relics of a different age’ (to quote Macca) and exhibitions like this only emphasize that sad fact but at least the younger generation get a chance to learn about and appreciate vinyl records.

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From my discussions with folks in the know, it does seem that vinyl records are hip and cool commodities now and whilst the demand is never gonna match the bygone eras, at least the format is alive and kicking. Still….

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… and I might even release my very own vinyl 7″ EP next Record Store Day, and so…

Details:

20 April to 28 April 2013
Mon – Sat 12 noon to 8.30 pm & Sun 12 noon to 6.30 pm
Fred Perry Laurel Wreath Collection Shop at 19 Ann Siang Rd