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REM “Murmur” — previous owner David Smith

If you're reading this, David Smith, your suspension notification for cutting class at Middletown High School on April 11, 1989, has been discovered. It was hidden, probably right where you left it, in a REM Murmur album that was recently acquired at a garage sale in Amherst, Mass. Nice try, David, but this suspension is [...]

The Beatles “Abbey Road” — previous owner unknown

Found at a St. Vincent De Paul thrift store in Pittsburgh, we're not entirely sure who owned and/or defaced this classic album from the Beatles canon. They did not leave a name or for that matter a copy of the vinyl itself. Was this a denunciation of the Fab Four, or a warning to would-be [...]

Commodores “Natural High” — previous owner Jasper T. Wilhite

First of all, a big congratulations to Jasper T. Wilhite. It'd been 34 years ago since he was awarded the coveted “World’s Greatest Lover Award” by a girl named Lisa. As she remarked in the certificate - deftly hidden inside a Commodores record - "You're the best." I for one will never be able to [...]

Iggy and the Stooges “Raw Power” — previous owner unknown

It seems entirely possible that the previous owner doesn't want to be reunited with his copy of "Raw Power." But it might be nice if he was made aware that the record he so passionately endorsed, right down to which issue and page of Creem magazine we could read more about Iggy and the band, [...]

Pink Floyd “Dark Side of the Moon” — previous owner unknown

When a copy of Dark Side of the Moon contains two quaaludes, it leaves a lot of questions. Where the quaaludes left in the sleeve as a listening tool? A helpful gift for whoever owned the record next? How long have those pills been there? Did the previous owner forget which record he'd left his [...]

The Rolling Stones “Let It Bleed” — previous owner Lisa

Was this Stones classic indeed owned by Lisa? And if so, who is apologizing to her, or perhaps explaining his behavior, on the cover of Let It Bleed? Surely there's a better venue in which to make amends. Why pick this specific album to deface? Is it just the only flat surface he could find, [...]

The Sensational 70’s — previous owner “unknown”

This eclectic compilation — featuring the Jackson 5, Deep Purple, Diana Ross, and Benny Hill (yes, that Benny Hill, performing his "hit" song "The Fastest Milkman In The West") — was discovered at Revolution Records, a brilliant new & used vinyl record store in Walsall, England. As David Hughes, the store's proprietor, has asked about [...]

The Four Seasons “Who Loves You” — previous owner “Bunny”

This beauty was found at the sensational Jampac Records in Monroe, North Carolina. The sleeve contains many well-wishes to a mysterious record owner known only as "Bunny." One note even features a drawing of a rabbit, suggesting that "Bunny" is either a person who loves and identifies with bunnies, or is, in fact, a plant-eating [...]

Led Zeppelin “Physical Graffiti” — previous owner Jan Christensen

We don't know much about this motherfucker. We know it was recently purchased from Funky Little Shop Records, a vinyl online store based in Houston, Texas. (You should check out their Instagram page for some fantastic vinyl porn.) We know it was previously owned by Jan (or possibly Jon) Christensen, who may or may not have lived [...]

Jimi Hendrix “Cry of Love” — previous owner Sherry and/or Buddy

This 1971 posthumous compilation from Jim Hendrix was unearthed in a warehouse in Schaumburg, Illinois. The warehouse belongs to Cheap Kiss Records, one of the best used vinyl distributors in the Midwest (and possibly the country.) The previous owners were a couple named Sherry and Buddy, who were once so very much in love that [...]

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