Category: record

I bought a new turntable! It’s a vintage Technics SL-5, circa 1981 or so. A linear-tracking table, it doesn’t have a tone arm; instead, the cartridge is pulled sideways along a track built into the lid. That makes for better sound because your needle is always directly in the center of a record’s groove from start to finish; with a tonearm, your needle always rides in the groove at an ever-changing angle. While it looks like a toy, it is actually a highly regarded table and I’ve occasionally looked at them online for years but never pulled the trigger on buying one due to a bad previous experience buying a turntable without seeing it in person first. This one, I found in a vinyl shop in a Washington, DC and couldn’t believe I’d found one, much less in such gorgeous shape. Lacking a bag or box to put it in, I had to carry it in my arms through the streets and on the train back to New York; luckily, it survived. It has a special feature that even the designers didn’t know about—it’s small enough to fit into a modern-day IKEA Expedit/Kallax record shelf (the shelves didn’t exist back then). Of course, everything’s better with tacky LED lights so I adorned it with some underneath and now it has this otherworldly glow. Most importantly, it sounds awesome!


Wishbone Ash “Pilgrimage”

I went to Washington D.C. on business and had a free afternoon—so did I go to the Smithsonian? The Library of Congress? The presidential monuments? I did not—but I found some cool records! Also some neat, neat stuff that I’ll share in the coming days, but first, a sweet find—a minty fresh U.K. 12” remix of Jane’s Addiction’s classic “Been Caught Stealing” that came in a custom box with three prints based on the controversial covers of their first and second albums.
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After a long weekend of Thanksgiving leftovers, everybody feels like these guys. This is a U.K. shaped picture disc of The Fat Boys’ duet with The Beach Boys, all bustin’ it over”Wipeout,” the old 1960s instrumental by The Surfaris.
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Yesterday, I picked up Paul McCartney’s Black Friday single—a limited edition picture disk with two new songs, “Home Tonight" and “In A Hurry.” Pretty cool. Of course, when you’re Paul McCartney, “limited edition” means 12,000 were pressed. 


Great Moments in Stupid: Found this Squeeze album the other day, signed by Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford for an insulting five bucks. They wrote it was autographed on the price sticker…and then placed the sticker ON AN AUTOGRAPH. Not one to pass up a bargain, I nabbed it and the sticker came off just fine with some gentle pulling. 


My traditional Thanksgiving vinyl post: Too Much Joy’s “Thanksgiving In Reno”—a Hunter S. Thompson-lite tale of emptiness and salvation—or drunkenness. Have a great holiday😀
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Happy birthday to Tina Turner, who turns 80 today. Here’s a UK shaped picture disc of her song from Mad Max :Beyond Thunderdome.
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This past weekend’s sweet find: The rare first record released by Television, pre-major label. The song was so long, they had to cut it in half and put it on both sides! It’s cool to hear, though, because the weird, off-kilter magic of their guitar interplay and acrid vocals was already there even at this early stage. 


Jason Falkner, key member of Jellyfish and The Grays, led up to his own solo work with this double-7” EP on Sub Pop in the mid-90s.