Andy: I’ve always been fan of vinyl, there is a warmth to it that is so hard to replicate any other way, that and the tactile nature of it, the actual action lifting the needle, and carefully placing it on the record, that always takes me back.
One of my fondest memories is of receiving a massive rusty round biscuit tin full of my dad’s old 45’s, a huge stack of Beatles, Stones, Animals, Yardbirds and far too many others to mention. I was around 9, and clearly remember the first one I played. It was ‘I feel fine’ by the Beatles, I was instantly hooked, and spent days working my way back and forth though the tin, picking my favourites, lining up which one I’d play next. The classic old tracks I discovered then I have heard many, many times since, but for me, when I really want to hear them, properly, the way they were meant to be heard, I dust off the old rusty biscuit tin again.