Why Vinyl?

A short documentary asking the simple question- Why Vinyl? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUIMbwvYVOI A few viewer comments:  Buying a CD is like throwing money away. The CD is a dying medium, the sales decline since many years, while downloads, streaming and vinyl sales are growing strong. Who needs a physical copy of digital data anyway and even pays […]

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Watch a stunning microscopic slow-motion video of a needle on a record

Anton Spice writes: An electron microscope captures the moment stylus meets groove in slow-motion. The good folk behind Youtube channel Applied Science have shared an incredible new video of a stylus riding the grooves of a vinyl record in ultra-slow motion using an electron microscope. Cutting off small sections of an LP to fit the […]

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Howlin’ Wolf – Back Door Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVIA1n5ng4Y “Man Zepplin ripped this man off I didn’t know The Doors did too. I sure hope he got money from them This is pure sex. If i could speak music to you this would be it i wouldn’t talk a word i would just play this and you would understand my heart.”

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For the Record: 60s Pop Through the Lens – in pictures

This piece was published a while ago. A new exhibition in London celebrates the cultural boom of the 60s, as captured by photographer Stanley Bielecki. Shooting Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones and the Supremes, the Polish refugee who arrived in Britain after the second world war worked for titles including Pop Weekly, Teen Beat and […]

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Family – ‘Dim’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrUlKrYmKr8 “This has to one of the cleverest musical arrangements ever. And what a voice. A classic song that deserves a wider audience. Jim King was so great in those early Family gigs. His sax rocked and swung, especially on The Weaver’s Answer, and A Song for Me. Unforgettable. Wonderful Classic slinky early FamilyYou can […]

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Country Joe & the Fish Live at the Monterey Pop Festival ’67

“Not so Sweet Martha Lorraine” is an organ-drenched classic that is about a reclusive woman who is unpredictable and is obsessed with death. Their full-length debut is their most joyous and cohesive statement and one of the most important and enduring documents of the psychedelic era, the band’s swirl of distorted guitar and organ at […]

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The Who – Baba O’Riley (live)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZerKlpIk9A 1,160,417 views so far “Feel better instantly or repeat as many times as needed. I’ve been obsessively listening to covers of Baba O’Riley and now that I’ve heard this version, I have to say that it took an older Who to come close to the performance by the younger Who.

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