Velvet Goldmine came at just the right time in my life. I love all the songs on the soundtrack and the movie never ceases to make me laugh, get sentimental and bring back that time for me. I wish however that, and no offense to him, that Jonathan Rhys Meyers hadn't sang Steve's songs. He just..didn't do them justice. I kind of wish they'd just gotten either Craig Wedren and Thom Yorke to do all the songs. Craig and Thom sound more a like, Jonathan sort of just sticks out. Thom did such a great job with Ladytron, I'd love to see what he would have done with Sebastian.
But yeah, musically and stylistically, the movie struck a huge chord for me.
It's easier these days to get most band's music now in the states, if only because of sites like amazon and ebay. Thanks internet! (Hell Target.com sells Cockney Rebel albums!) But that's mainly online. Bowie you can get most music places (though sadly music stores are closing left and right...) Marc and SHCR to a far lesser extent.
I own 4 full SHCR albums on vinyl, 3 singles, two Bowie vinyls and zero Marc's. I was hoping to shop around for some when I was in England last, but never got around to finding a place that might have anything! Where do you people usually by vinyl? We have thrift shops and flea markets. My personaly goal right now is to just find a T.Rex t-shirt in my size to be the companion to my fine CR tshirts. All the ebay ones are too huge. Might have to make my own.
Most of the Marc related fan action I'm involved in is over on "private" journal sharing on livejournal.com (there are a couple public communities there) and on tumblr, which while it is mainly image related, it's an awful lot of fun and interesting none the less:
is the premiere Marc Bolan tumblr account
usually has some really good stuff too, as well as other related/period artists.
I'd list mine, but I'm mainly Steve stuff, and just the occasional Marc stuff.
Did I say I could ramble or what?