Home Grown: Original ’80s punk and a full David Bowie discography

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Because every record collection has a story.

Home Grown is our series profiling you lot and your excellent record collections. Taking our cue from the brilliant submissions to the #VFRecordCollections thread on Instagram, we want to share a little of your hard-earned love for vinyl with the world.

Each week, we’ll be profiling a different collector from around the world and finding out what makes them tick. Want in? Send us a pic and a few words about your collection to social@thevinylfactory.com.


Name: Matt Wofford

Location: Austin, Texas

Size of collection (approx.): 1,450

How long have you been collecting for? About 5 years since I started getting vinyl again.

What part of your set-up are you most proud of?

I love my turntable. It’s an Audio Technica AT-LP120. It’s not the highest end turntable, but its such a steady machine.

What record(s) are you most proud of?

I have quite a few original copies of the ’80s punk records I grew up with. First press Social Distortion – Mommies Little Monster, 45 Grave – Sleep In Safety and Bad Religion – Back To The Known EP. I’m also almost done with the full David Bowie discography.

What does your record collection mean to you?

It means everything to me. I’ve been a music fan and a musician since my dad brought home records like Uriah Heap and Van Halen in the ’70s. I’ve collected music for most of my life and my record collection is like a living document of the things I love.