Steve Mascord – born Andrew John Langley – was obsessed with rugby league and rock’n’roll. Long after almost everyone he knew, he clung to these things like twin teddybears, turning at least one of them into a career and making a bit of money out of the other.

But he spent all this money on …. rugby league and rock’n’roll. At the age of 47 he owned precisely nothing aside from hundreds of records and CDs and almost every edition of Rugby League Week ever printed. He was unmarried, had no car or property and was the proud owner of $50,000 of credit card debt.

Touchstones coverThen one day he discovered the truth about himself.

He always knew he was adopted but it turned out he was part of a bohemian family, his mother forced to give him up after suffering a mental breakdown. She searched for him until her dying day. Steve met uncles and cousins and aunties he never knew existed and for the first time in his life he felt whole. And he looked around that storage room full of CDs and football magazines and felt sad; a sense of loss.

He appeared in newspapers and on radio and television and people thought he was successful but had he really created a life for himself? Or was he living in a childhood fantasy, compensating for what had been missing, ready to fall down on top of him as traditional media imploded?

Steve thought ‘enough of being Steve Mascord, who is not a real person. Time to finally be Andrew John Langley’.

Having figuratively thrown all his toys out of the cot, he decided to conduct an audit. Which ones to pick up off the floor and keep in his new life, and which to leave laying there forever.

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For Sale: OASIS – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory (1995) – A$6 pp

Oasis - (Whats The Story) Morning Glory
Wikipedia says….
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? is the second studio album by the English rock band Oasis, released on 2 October 1995 by Creation Records. It was produced by Owen Morris and the group’s guitarist Noel Gallagher. It was their first album with drummer Alan White. The structure and arrangement style of the album were a significant departure from the group’s previous record Definitely Maybe. Noel Gallagher’s compositions were more focused in balladry and placed more emphasis on “huge” choruses,[1] with the string arrangements and more varied instrumentation on the record contrasting with the rawness of the group’s debut album.

The record propelled Oasis from being a crossover indie act to a worldwide rock phenomenon, and according to various critics, was a significant record in the timeline of British indie music.[2] The band’s most commercially successful release, (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? sold a record-breaking 347,000 copies in its first week on sale, spent 10 weeks at number one on the UK Albums Chart, and reached number four in the US Billboard 200. Singles from the album were successful in Britain, America and Australia: “Some Might Say” and “Don’t Look Back in Anger” reached number one in the UK; “Champagne Supernova” and “Wonderwall” reached number one on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart; and “Wonderwall” topped the Australian and New Zealand singles charts.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Noel Gallagher, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. “Hello” (Noel Gallagher, Gary Glitter, Mike Leander) 3:21
2. Roll with It 3:59
3. Wonderwall 4:18
4. Don’t Look Back in Anger 4:48
5. “Hey Now!” 5:41
6. Untitled (also known as “The Swamp Song — Excerpt 1”) 0:44
7. Some Might Say 5:29
8. “Cast No Shadow” 4:51
9. “She’s Electric” 3:40
10. Morning Glory 5:03
11. Untitled (also known as “The Swamp Song — Excerpt 2”) 0:40
12. Champagne Supernova

For Sale: Y&T – Ten (still in wrapper) – A$10 pp

Buy hereY&T - Ten

(wikipedia says)
Ten is the ninth studio album by American hard rock/heavy metal band Y&T, released in 1990 through Geffen Records. It was recorded in 1989 and is the last Y&T album released before they disbanded in 1991. Stef Burns replaced Joey Alves on rhythm guitar for the album after he left the band in 1989.

Track listing[edit]
“Hard Times” – 5:14
“Lucy” – 4:43
“Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” – 4:51
“Girl Crazy” – 4:01
“City” – 5:37
“Come in from the Rain” – 6:03
“Red Hot & Ready” – 4:18
“She’s Gone” – 4:17
“Let It Out” – 4:46
“Ten Lovers” – 6:06
“Goin’ Off the Deep End” – 4:32
“Surrender” – 5:22
Dave Meniketti – vocals, guitar
Stef Burns – guitar
Phil Kennemore – Bass
Jimmy DeGrasso – drums on “City”, “She’s Gone” & “Goin’ Off the Deep End”
Steve Smith – drums on all tracks except “City”, “She’s Gone” and “Goin’ Off the Deep End”