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69 Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 1SG


Vinyl Guru
Event Date: 21 Apr 2018



Vinyl Guru is proud to be taking part in our fourth Record Store Day but it'll be the first in our brand new city centre location. RSD 2018 is going to be massive for Vinyl Guru and we'll be giving away tickets to the launch of our first Vinyl Art Exhibition "Never Mind The Punk 45" by RSD releasing artist Mal-One with every RSD purchase. This will include an RSD exclusive discount code to use on any purchase on launch night. All the old favourites have been carried over from previous Record Store Days. Plenty of RSD exclusive vinyl releases obviously, plus loads of bargain second hand vinyl including our 3 LPs for £10 offer and our £1 LP Clearout. There'll be a free copy of Record Collector magazine with every purchase for the first 50 customers and we'll be playing tracks from participating RSD bands and artists all day long. Some RSD titles will be extremely limited, but we'll be open at 8AM, so get here early to make sure you get what you want. If you're too late and we've sold out, no need to worry as there's plenty of other RSD participating record shops nearby. As well as being named the number one city in the world to visit in 2018 by Rough Guide, Newcastle is now probably the number one city in the UK (outside of London) for record shops, with 6 RSD participating shops all within a 5 - 10 minute walk of each other. Check out Vinyl Guru on Facebook or Twitter for all the latest updates. 

Exhibition Info
As part of our RSD 2018 celebrations we'll be giving away tickets to our first exhibition of vinyl art "Never Mind The Punk 45" by Mal-One. Held in conjunction with Gallagher & Turner in their Newcastle City Centre Gallery, the exhibition, alongside the original artworks and limited edition signed prints on display and for sale, will feature a pop-up record shop, a jukebox packed with punk classics, punk rarities and memorabilia and guest speakers and performances
Punk Artist Mal-One’s mixed media show ‘Never Mind The Punk 45’ features décollages from the forerunners of the punk rock movement’s debut 45 releases.
Cutting back from the original 7” artworks to show snippets of related material from the bands back story. The use of press cuttings, promo badges, tickets etc, add to the group’s media information. Bands included in the show are Adam & The Ants, Buzzcocks, The Clash, The Damned, Ian Dury, Generation X, The Jam, Ramones, Sex Pistols, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Stranglers and X Ray Spex.
Also showing is the work 100 Punks, a collage of 100 Punks singles inspired by the original wall in the Rough Trade shop that comprised of many of the punk record sleeves from the time.
The 7’’ single is an underrated art form that is released, grabs our attention and disappears before we know it, deleted from view as the bands move on to their next musical or visual statement.
Artist Mal-One grew up in the same London neighbourhood as future Sex Pistols Steve Jones and Paul Cook. In fact his first introduction was Steve Jones nicking his bike at the grand old age of 7. This same London area of Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush was also a hotbed for the forthcoming Punk scene with such venues as the Red Cow, The Nashville , Fulham Greyhound, Hammersmith Odeon and Hammersmith Palais all within spitting distance.
Being immersed from an early age to the Punk scene has led to an understanding and knowledge of the workings of said movement. Having access to one of the biggest Punk collections has allowed him to draw on this body of work as a template for his future re-workings. The last great revolution where youth, music and art collided provides the backdrop for his Punk Art to create something new from something old and special.

A Record Store Day participating store is defined as a physical retailer whose product line consists of at least 50% music whose company is not publicly owned.

In other words, we're dealing with real, live, physical, indie record stores - not online retailers or large corporations.