Record Collectors

Record Collector: Dan Henderson (The Muff Wigs)

Dan Henderson hanging with one of his fans.

Dan Henderson holds down the 4-string action for UK punk outfit The Muff Wigs. Last year, the band released their debut album, No More Excuses, and if you love catchy hooks with your punk, these lads have your number. 

In addition to his bass duties, Dan is also a devoted father and a passionate vinyl hunter. So, let's invite him into the Record Collector club, shall we?

When did you start collecting records?

Been collecting since I bought my first record as a child in 1979. It was The Dickies' Banana Splits 7" on yellow vinyl.

Where do you find your records these days?

I find records on eBay, Discogs, local markets, and Facebook selling pages.

What is the most you've ever paid for a single record, how much was it, and how did you obtain it?

The most i have paid was £80 for the Ramones' Blitzkrieg Bop 7" in picture sleeve from Record Collector magazine in the early '90s.

What is your most prized record in your collection?

My most prized record is Descendents' Clean Sheets/Coolidge promo 7". It's not mega-rare, but it's two amazing songs and it brings a lot of memories back when I play it.

What frustrates you about the current record collecting scene?

The thing that frustrates me is that all my local record stores have closed down so its hard to find a bargain,everything seems to be top dollar as everyone references Discogs now.

What are some records that you've had trouble tracking down?

Some records that are currently on my wants list are:

  • Propagandhi, Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes (red vinyl)
  • Rude Pride, Be True to Yourself (first press)
  • Descendents, Milo Goes to College (New Alliance first press)

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Follow Dan on Instagram, and you can also check out The Muff Wigs' Instagram page while you're at it.
 

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