Mates Crates

Mates’ Crates, a series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. These are not reviews, they’re stories. This time, we’re back in the UK with Pigbag’s Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag. Label: Y Records | Year: 1981 | Discogs: Pigbag – […]

Mates’ Crates, a series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. These are not reviews, they’re stories. In the spotlight this week (wasn’t he always?),  the iconic Sylvester with I (Who Have Nothing). Label: Fantasy | Year: 1979 | Discogs: Sylvester – I (Who Have Nothing) Though I bought […]

Mates’ Crates, a series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. These are not reviews, they’re stories. Next up,  Eartha Kitt’s Where Is My Man.  Year: 1983 | Label: In The Mix (Scorpio) | Discogs: Eartha Kitt – Where Is My Man A sultry disco comeback […]

Mates’ Crates, a series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. These are not reviews, they’re stories. This time, Timmy Thomas’s Why Can’t We Live Together. Label: Vogue |Year: 1972 | Discogs: Timmy Thomas – Why Can’t We Live Together Forty years before Drake got calls on […]

Mates’ Crates, a series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. These are not reviews, they’re stories. This time,  Aretha Franklin’s Get It Right.  Label: Arista | Year: 1983 | Discogs: Aretha Franklin – Get It Right / Jump To It Where to begin? Through quite […]

Mates’ Crates, a series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. These are not reviews, they’re stories. Up next,  Fab Mayday’s Avventura In Guinea.  Label: Porn Wax | Year: 2012 | Discogs: Fab Mayday – Porn Wax One Exploring the origins of this […]

Mates’ Crates, a new series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. These are not reviews, they’re stories. This time,  Fat Larry’s Band’s Act Like You Know.  Label: We Men of Talent | Year: 1982 | Discogs: Fat Larry’s Band – Act Like […]

Mates’ Crates, a brand new series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. These are not reviews, they’re stories. This second instalment looks into The Joubert Singers’ Stand on the Word.  Label: Favourite (Originally Next Plateau Records) | Year: 2015 (Originally 1985) | Discogs: The Joubert Singers – […]

We welcome Mates’ Crates to the Melodic Distraction website. A brand new series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, it dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. These are not reviews, they’re stories. First up, George Benson’s The World Is A Ghetto.  Year: 1980 | Label: Warner Bros | Discogs: George Benson […]


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