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The Vinyl Guide

If you like records, just starting a collection or are an uber-nerd with a house-full of vinyl, this is the podcast for you. Nate Goyer is The Vinyl Guide and discusses all things music and record-related. Nate is a 40+ year vinyl collector, owns some of the most highly desired titles and enjoys them thoroughly. The Vinyl Guide is his journey through the history of music to speak with the artists and technicians who made music history and get the stories behind the records.

Aug 21, 2023

Doug Martsch of Built To Spill discusses stories behind the rare records, recordings, record label challenges, successes of Built To Spill, Treepeople, upcoming tour of Australia & more.

  • Vinyl is a primary form for “Built to Spill”
  • Reissues of “Built to Spill” & “Treepeople” music
  • Working with Warner Brothers on licensing and reissues
  • Awareness of master and multitrack tapes
  • “Built to Spill” reissues generally happen without Doug’s participation
  • Some highly collectable “Built to Spill” LPs
  • Joining his favourite band “State of Confusion”, transforming to “Treepeople”
  • Memories of making “No Mouth Pipetting”
  • Memories of making “Important Things” 7”
  • Message in the runout groove
  • “Silence” records & zine
  • Working with Jack Endino
  • In the Sub-Pop orbit but not on the label
  • “Guilt Regret Embarrassment” record label
  • Issues with CZ Records
  • Locked groove on “Just Kidding” record
  • Recording “Ultimate Alternative Wavers” in the early 90s
  • “Ultimate Alternative Wavers” vinyl hasn’t been reissues in nearly a decade
  • Rights reverting back to Doug
  • Reception of the album in 1993
  • The album cover of “Ultimate Alternative Wavers”
  • Hand-made singles of “Car/Girl”
  • 3 early singles of “Built to Spill”
  • Signing to Warner Brothers / Health care
  • The recording mishaps of “Perfect From Now On”
  • Original pressings of “Perfect From Now On” sold by Up Records
  • Modern reissues are usually done without Doug knowing
  • “You Were Right” lyrical rights
  • “Built to Spill Play the Songs of Daniel Johnson”
  • The packaging and extras with “Built to Spill” albums
  • Recording cadence for Built to Spill albums
  • Upcoming tour of Australia
  • Unique setlists for each show
  • Interview wrap up

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