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Today’s highlight: watching Grandmaster Flash explain how he invented turntablism, the slipmat and the break—the foundations of hip-hop.
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Happy Monday, Vinyl Junkies

VJQC Score: 92% | Boris – Love & Evol [2LP]:

NEW ARRIVALBoris – Love & Evol [2LP]
VJQC Score: 92%
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Fantastic, trippy, subtle, heavy, droney.  Goes from sublimely emotive to “holy fuck” heavy over the course of 2 well pressed slabs. Sit down and absorb this one in its entirety, get comfortable.  Long time Boris fans will recognize the path and enjoy the new scenery.  New folk…just listen to the music link below.  


I added to my Doctor Who 12” remix from the Eighties today as I got Christopher Eccleston to sign it (upper right corner) at NYCC. So now have Doctors 4-12 on here. Hope I can find room for Jodie Whittaker someday. 

Any potential coolness of a working record player Christmas ornament is rendered null and void by the fact that IT’S OCTOBER!!!

My beloved walked by this place, Turntable Retro Bar, on 33rd in NYC today when its windows were open because of the heat. Once she saw the inside, she ran in and took all these photos to send to me because it was jammed with records and all kinds of cool, ancient tech. She’s awesome. Next time I’m in town, I’m grabbing a pint at this place!

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Autumn is here. It’s raining outside, the air is chilly.

Perfect for coffee and jazz on vinyl

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Twelve years ago, when Paul McCartney quietly released Amoeba’s Secret (top photos), a six-song live EP of a promo show he did at Amoeba Records in LA, it looked crappy, like a bootleg—cover photo with lots artifacts, and laser-printed stickers for labels. It was barebones and chintzy, even for 2007, the last year before vinyl began its amazing comeback. I’m guessing it was some kind of contractual obligation, because whoever put it together barely gave a damn and it showed. 
Now Sir Paul has re-released it as a two-LP set of the entire show, rechristened Amoeba Gig (bottom photos). The design has been updated, with the photo now slightly less digitized, actual text in the back, real labels that visually reference the cruddy stickers used last time, and if you can find it, clear and yellow vinyl copies. As for the show, it still sounds great, only now there’s more of it!

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TOTALLY TUBULAR: So yeah—I like Mike Oldfield’s “Tubular Bells.” It was the first record released by a fledgling Virgin Records in 1971 and had no hope of becoming a hit—after all, it was an album-length instrumental. 16 million copies later, it’s considered a classic, plus it’s enshrined in movie history as the spooky theme to The Exorcist. I love Side One and Side Two stinks, but there you go. Clockwise from Top: An OG UK copy; a bizarre avant-garde cover of the album by Glands of External Secretion using tape loops and no instruments (it’s awful but it has the amusing conceit of a paper clip glued to the cover parodying the bent-up bell); an early 2000s picture disc with a different mix that doesn’t quite sound “right;” and an orchestral version of the album from the mid-70s.