We all know one of these awful human beings don't we...

 Let us be completely honest with ourselves for a second, Glastonbury is for geared up for white middle class folk in their late 30s to early 40s with a spare £248 plus £5 booking fee in their pocket, it’s true.

Check out these overpriced and unbelievably Rare Imports, Unofficial Releases and Bootlegs from around the world, direct from our own customers personal collections and shared freely with you guys at Top Hat Records 

(Big thumbs up to Sean Barratt from Lincolnshire & Mike Anstey from Plymouth) for sharing with us) 

From questionable artistic decisions to bestiality - the world of music is littered with poor creative choices that have left many executives with sleepless nights and nervous breakdowns.

Overpriced, disinterested staff, out of stock items and a general feeling of inevitable closure. Welcome to the wonderful world of your HMV.

Perhaps you live in one of the few towns to still have an HMV after the massive store closures that swept across England in 2018, killing off sites in Ayr, Bath, Kent, Bristol, Manchester, Chichester, Watford, Exeter, Tunbridge Wells, Uxbridge, and Wimbledon (did we miss any, Glasgow?)

1. Tapes are STILL underground

Most people today only associate music that "Sounds Better" with vinyl records and high end stereo equipment, this unfortunately has driven up the price and demand of even the not-so-rare vinyls, making some of them far too expensive for the average collector without the serious money it takes now to buy a 1st press mono White Album or a Black Sabbath mispress Vertigo Swirl.

Hi James, I’ve never talked to anybody who builds robots before, tell us about it, when did you start?

I started, I think maybe just over 2 years ago now, I’ve lost track of time.

Tell me how did you get started? Why the interest in building a battle bot?

“The Great Escape” was always destined to fail, simple as that.

Released in 1995 on September 11th, a date that would become synonymous 6 years later with a far more serious tragedy, the album was the unfortunate victim of circumstances. Firstly its dreadful release timing by the label and band, and secondly, underestimating the absolute monster that (What’s The Story?) Morning Glory would become.

Join Top Hat Records as we explore the 20 worst album covers, from the racist, to completely un-PC, to just down right wrong. Check out number 3!

Kirk Owers presents the Warp Factor show on Channel 1 Music Radio and gives an insight into the life of a working DJ.

First things first, I read your bio, says you started at 10 with salvaged radio Caroline equipment, so, is it really true, are you really a pirate?

We here at Top Hat Records have recently started running around Cornwall on our own little mission and as the more of observant of you may have noticed we have a sudden influx (along with our usual vinyl selection) of a certain 80s and 90s staple (no, I don’t mean tubs of cheap hair gel and 4 channels of television) I speak of course of the awesomeness that is the humble tape cassette.. (insert groan here!)

Tom Hingley was the lead singer of the Inspiral Carpets during the band’s years of commercial success between 1989 - 1995 and again from 2003 - 2011 he remains the voice behind such classics as “Saturn 5”, “Find Out Why”, “Two Worlds Collide” and “This Is How It Feels” before being unceremoniously sacked and replaced in 2011 bringing an abrupt end to nearly 2 decades of the “classic” inspiral lineup.

Featuring Dave (the accountant from Cardiff)

#devilduck 

So, I’ve just been to see ‘Rocketman’. Guess what I’m listening to now?....

Pulp........?

(Dave goes silent)

Firstly why heavy metal? Your voice lends itself well to rock.

It's interesting the way you've phrased that. I don't see Final Coil as a heavy metal band and never have, although the heavy metal community has been fantastic in the way that they've embraced us. Indeed, we've always struggled with genre in this band.

Helen and Mark are a music loving couple from Dorset with a 1960s VW Camper lovingly converted into a mobile music mobile who travel around the UK, visiting festivals and sharing their passion of music with like-minded people.