Still down-under for the 2nd part of our 2 part cratedigging expedition through Melbourne Australia. In this episode Steve from Greville Records in Prahran shares tales of Monster Magnet, Metallica & the Beastie Boys stopping by the oldest record shop in the city, Benny of Wax Museum manages an underground record shop at Flinders Street station & Nick from Collectors Corner talks about his legendary shop in the Melbourne CBD.
This week we're in glorious Melbourne Australia connecting with some of the best record shops of the city! We visit Heartland Records in North Melbourne to hear the history of one of Melbourne's great rock record shops and then to Northside records, the soul, jazz and afrobeat center in the suburb of Fitzroy, where we learn about some new music and how to cratedig in Africa!
Jay Millar, record dude for Sundazed Music & Modern Harmonic, shares his stories, opinions and experiences working in United Record Pressing plant, the largest vinyl pressing plant in the United States. He also shares his stories of special projects including putting together the blood-filled records from "The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends", a charity project led by Wayne Coyne.
The Amen Break is the most popular, most used, most sampled drum beat in history, and it's appeared on over 2000 separate recordings and spawned new music genres. Hear the story of the song, the track, the sample and the man behind it. We speak to Richard L Spencer, owner of the song 'Amen Brother' and the Amen Break.
Eric Spitznagel goes on a journey to find the old record collection. Not copies of the records, the exact ones! The story is detailed in his new book "Old Records Never Die" and he shares some of the tales on today's podcast. Plus we discuss a little known Pink Floyd secret message on their LP The Wall.
John Lennon inadvertently plagiarized a Chuck Berry song that was owned by a mobster and hatched a plan with Phil Spector to correct it. What could go wrong? As it turns out, quite a lot! This is the story of a John Lennon record that sold less than 1500 units and made a lot of lawyers rich.
We also speak with Port Of Sound Record Shoppe in Costa Mesa California and discuss other thingamajigs related to vinyl records.
The Vinyl District is an awesome website as well as application for Apple iOS and Google Android smart phones and we speak to the founders about their contributions and future of the vinyl community. Plus I share an announcement regarding The Vinyl Guide and discuss the hard-to-find status of Prince records.
The Black Album is a mysterious album in the Prince catalog, originally recorded, mastered, duplicated then cancelled with all but a handful of copies destroyed. Today we share the story of the LP, the theories about Prince's change of mind & more. Plus we answer listener email, talk about rap / hip-hop records and more talk about the Iron Maiden episode on The Soundhouse Tapes.
Iron Maiden is one of the biggest bands in the world and today we cover their first release in the UK "The Sound House Tapes" one of the most rare and sought after Maiden artifacts. There are heaps of counterfeits so we discuss how to tell a genuine version from 1979 from one of the many fakes on the market. Also we discuss Record Store Day and the activities around what is certainly one of my favourite days of the year. And Guns & Roses frontman Axl Rose fronting AC/DC? Let's see where this one takes us.....
Record Store Day 2016 is upon us, are you ready? Hundreds of new releases on vinyl as well as cassette and CD are making their way to the shops. Will you line up at your local record store the morning of April 16? Today we speak to one of the co-founders of RSD and share the story of RSD, from it's limited origins to the challenges of managing a global phenomenon.
Also we share a track from an upcoming Velvet Underground tribute LP "Reloaded" which is super limited run and only available in Sydney at The Vintage Record on April 16. It's awesome so if you're in Sydney on April 16, get yourself a copy as you likely won't ever see it again.
This week we tell the story of Jazz pioneer Norman Granz, founder of Verve Records, Jazz at the Philharmonic and a rare record set he produced called "The Jazz Scene". Plus we discuss Sun Ra, John Cage and a new record release on Sundazed Music, as well as asking the vinyl doctor about manual and automatic turntables.
Sundazed Music is a great reissue label and record dude Jay Millar discusses how the company goes about putting together reissues as well as some of the cool upcoming releases on the new Modern Harmonic record label, including Sun Ra, John Cage and others. We also review some vinyl news stories and discuss how we'll go about sponsorships of The Vinyl Guide.
The story of the 'Golden Records' that contain sounds, images and greetings from the Earth, that were blasted into space as part of NASA's Voyager space program. We also talk to Dan Cook of Gimme Gimme Records in Los Angeles California, as well as discuss the passing of Keith Emerson of ELP. Great band....oh yeah and Henry Rollins sent me an email!
Dead Kennedys debut LP "Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables" is still a high-water mark in the history of American hardcore punk, today we discuss the LP, the various pressings and the history with DK bassist Klaus Flouride! Plus Record Store Day is coming on April 16, we talk about the release list. Also George Martin, uber producer of The Beatles, has passed and we say a short goodbye.
A newly discovered Beatles one-off acetate is up for auction, we tell the history of that, also we visit Permanent Records in Highland Park in Los Angeles, discuss the Prince 'Piano & a Microphone' tour and other vinyl discussion.
We are in Singapore and checking out the local music shop scene including 2 great record shops Vinylucky & For The Record, as well as test driving some high end audio gear that we can't afford (check Facebook.com/VinylGuide for videos of this). Also we review two excellent entries into the record cleaning market Groovewasher and VinylVac.
In part 2 of our 2 part series on bootleg recordings, we tell the story of Mike Millard "Mike the Mic" who recorded hundreds of bands in the 70s in Los Angeles, including Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Who and many more, and then interview Mr Stephen Coates of the band "The Real Tuesday Weld" who just wrote a book titled "X-Ray Audio: The Strange Story of Soviet Music On The Bone". Fascinating book, you must hear what it was like for music fans behind the iron curtain during the cold war.
The 1st of our 2 part series on bootleg records; we discuss events that led up to the creation of the bootleg industry, the story behind the first widely distributed bootleg Bob Dylan's "The Great White Wonder" and The Rolling Stones "LiveR Than You'll Ever Be", some of the personalities, including Frank Zappa, that either participated or were forced to deal with part of the bootleg story and tips for vinyl collectors interested in adding some boots to their already crowded record shelves.
This week I’m going to give away some records so share the Vinyl Guide with your friends and I may just reach out to you to send you some good stuff! This week I also chat with Parker Macy of Crème Tangerine Records of Costa Mesa California near Los Angeles, share record shipping tips and talk about some of the jewels in my vinyl collection.
Nate talks to Mike Spitz and Rebecca Villaneda, authors of "The Record Store Book: Fifty of Southern California's Most Iconic and Legendary Record Stores" as well as discussing the story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a singing sensation that was popular for all the wrong reasons.
Another hour+ episode! Lots of Zappa talk including Nate's favourites 'We're Only In It For The Money' & 'Lumpy Gravy', Arthur Barrow talks about his time w/ FZ and how to tell if your Zappa WOIIFTM is 1st press or later press. Plus Glenn Frey of Eagles is dead & Stephen Mintz of Bagatelle Records in Long Beach California is very much alive!
This week we say goodbye to one of our heroes David Bowie and talk about the lack of copies of his last LP "Black Star" there are on the market. We also tell the tale of the record John Lennon, Paul McCartney & George Harrison made in Liverpool before forming The Beatles and what it and various forms go for in the market (hint: it's a lot!). Also continuing the recent Record Roadtrip in Los Angeles Nate talks to a vinyl-legend Kevin Donan of the shop "As The Record Turns" in Hollywood. You need a record? Kevin will find it! Download this episode and hear his story!
Continuing with the Los Angeles Vinyl Roadtrip, Nate interviews Marc Weinstein of Amoeba Music, who shares the history and future of running the world's largest music store. Also we discuss the passing of 2 rock greats, Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead & Hawkwind & Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots & Velvet Revolver.
Nate takes a trip to Los Angeles and talks about why LA is such a great area for record collectors. We also talk about New Years Resolutions with vinyl collecting and interview Mike Vague who is a renown record dealer, collector and music fan.
Dean Benedetti just wanted to get some saxophone tips from his hero Charlie Parker. He ultimately ended up with a pile of recordings cut onto paper discs that captured the legendary jazz musician at one of the most formative periods of his career.