As in long-playing microgroove record or “Long Play”, the name given to a vinyl record that has enough tracks as to be considered an album (also known as a 12-inch). But L & P are also the initials of the first names of the two creators of this site, Laurent and Patrick, owners of The LP Collection.
A collection of 6000 rare vinyl records from bands from around the world, most of who are largely unknown but through whom, be it because of their marginality and stubbornness, innovative and stimulating compositions have been revealed. So many of these rare tracks were shunned from the traditional platforms of mass distribution but yet they explored all spheres of influence of rock, punk, pop and electro music.
A musical platform that is a chronicle of all The LP Collection albums that also allows internationally recognised bands to cover the different tracks. A way of paying tribute to a series of albums that, although possibly little known, redefined the world’s musical landscape.