Cream released their debut studio album “Fresh Cream” in the UK, on December 9, 1966. The album is currently ranked at No. 102 on “Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, right between Frank Sinatra & John Coltrane. The opening track “I Feel Free” was released in September of 66’, and is engraved in the D.N.A of rock ‘n roll. The LP was released in both stereo & mono pressings; in the UK (Reaction Records), and US (Atco Records). Apparently, after the albums original release the master mono versions were destroyed; making stereo the only option until 2013.
The soundtrack to the third film in George A. Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead” series; 1985’s Day of The Dead. The original film, that would be twice remade, but never outdone. The soundtrack would be released on cassette & LP in the same year; by Saturn Records. Composed & performed by John Harrison, with the vocals coming from Sputzy Sparacino who was lead singer of the Pittsburgh R&B/Dance/Cover band.
Most video formats are revolutionary at the time of their introduction. But technology progresses, most video formats and players soon become obsolete. The primary reason behind this is the rapid development of new video formats offering newer, better features. Vinyl records seem to have a loyal and growing following compared to a lot of mediums.
If you own VHS, Betacam, Betamax, or any outdated video tapes, you should be quick to digitize these formats before they become a thing of the past. A properly digitized format broadens accessibility and protects the longevity of the original content. Among the most common video types on their way out, here are six near-extinct video formats that you should digitize today.
A Personal Guide to finding your obscure white whale vinyl So, you’re getting a little more into the “hardcore” side of vinyl collecting. For some of the more obscure bands, and even bands who are not-so-obscure, you’re sure to run into a problem. There’s an album you love that you want to own, only to find that its only vinyl … Read More
It is interesting how people we meet influence us. I am a lover of vinyl records. I currently have one hundred records in my own personal collection. But first, let me tell you the story of how I got so interested in them, and the lady behind me getting my first record player.
Music has always been a major part of my life. Many of my family members have been, and are, musicians. I’ve been going to concerts almost my entire life. My first concert was when I went to the Bonnaroo Music Festival at only eleven months old. But I didn’t have interest in vinyl records until I met my friend Dot.
It’s taken years to curate and care for your precious vinyl record collection. Now, you have to relocate to another state, and you’ll be bringing dozens, maybe even hundreds, of albums with you.
Don’t even think about stacking those retro records in a box and hoping for the best. The last thing you want when you pull your classic LPs from moving boxes is to find the discs warped or scratched and the jacket spines torn.
“Knowing what you have, considering how long the move will take, choosing the right supplies and enlisting any help needed makes the all the difference,” says Matt Gluskin, who maintains Wax Times, a blog devoted to vinyl records.
Before you start packing your vinyl collection, spin through these tips on how to move your records safely so you can kick back and enjoy all those classic tunes in your new home. If you plan on storing your collection, be sure to check out the steps in outlined in our vinyl storage guide.
The year of our lord 1976 found our heroes David Bowie and Iggy Pop in rough shape. Iggy Pop (aka James Newell Osterburg Jr.) who, only a few short years before, was the toast of the New York underground along with his fellow stooges; was now left friendless in the pissy gutters of New York City. That is, except for one friend. That friend was David Bowie (aka David Robert Jones). Bowie himself had recently hit a bottom of his own, barely remembering the tracking of last year’s “Station to Station” due to an astronomical cocaine habit. He was also cited as making remarks while stoned, in favor of the other “f” word, fascism. In light of all this tragedy, David Bowie grabbed his friend Iggy Pop out of the gutter, and took him to Berlin.