Vinyl Freak

In Vinyl Freak, music writer, curator, and collector John Corbett burrows deep inside the record fiend’s mind, documenting and reflecting on his decades-long love affair with vinyl.

Vinyl Freak

Vinyl Freak

From scouring flea markets and eBay to maxing out their credit cards, record collectors will do just about anything to score a long-sought-after album. In Vinyl Freak, music writer, curator, and collector John Corbett burrows deep inside the record fiend’s mind, documenting and reflecting on his decades-long love affair with vinyl. Discussing more than 200 rare and out-of-print LPs, Vinyl Freak is composed in part of Corbett's long-running DownBeat magazine column of the same name, which was devoted to records that had not appeared on CD. In other essays where he combines memoir and criticism, Corbett considers the current vinyl boom, explains why vinyl is his preferred medium, profiles collector subcultures, and recounts his adventures assembling the Alton Abraham Sun Ra Archive, an event so all-consuming that he claims it cured his record-collecting addiction. Perfect for vinyl newbies and veteran crate diggers alike, Vinyl Freak plumbs the motivations that drive Corbett and collectors everywhere.

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Vinyl Freak
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: John Corbett
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-12 - Publisher: Duke University Press

From scouring flea markets and eBay to maxing out their credit cards, record collectors will do just about anything to score a long-sought-after album. In Vinyl Freak, music writer, curator, and collector John Corbett burrows deep inside the record fiend’s mind, documenting and reflecting on his decades-long love affair with
Microgroove
Language: en
Pages: 496
Authors: John Corbett
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-14 - Publisher: Duke University Press

Microgroove continues John Corbett's exploration of diverse musics, with essays, interviews, and musician profiles that focus on jazz, improvised music, contemporary classical, rock, folk, blues, post-punk, and cartoon music. Corbett's approach to writing is as polymorphous as the music, ranging from oral history and journalistic portraiture to deeply engaged cultural
Vinyl Countdown
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Graham Sharpe
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-21 - Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd

'You hold in your hand a miracle. A book about a passion, and the hipsters, oddballs and old heads who share it, written by one of their number, albeit a ludicrously erudite one' - Danny Kelly A revival of interest in vinyl music has taken place in recent years -
The Record Players
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Bill Brewster, Frank Broughton
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-10 - Publisher: Random House

This book is a tribute to the obsessives, the playboys, the musical eccentrics who founded the craft of DJing. They developed wild new techniques for performing with recorded music, and revolutionised the way we create and enjoy it. They gave us new ways to have the times of our lives
Stereophile
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Bill Brewster, Frank Broughton
Categories: High-fidelity sound systems
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher:

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