Ep045: Kick Out The Jams w/ Wayne Kramer of The MC5

Ep045: Kick Out The Jams w/ Wayne Kramer of The MC5

In 1969 the MC5 released their debut album "Kick Out The Jams" and, although the band was relatively short-lived, this release set the pace for future punk rock and garage bands around the world. Today we dive deep into this record as well as speak to Wayne Kramer about the stories, the controversies, the band's other releases, what it was like being in the MC5 and his life since. For more info on Wayne's recent activities go to JailGuitarDoors.org.

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Ep044: John Tefteller - World Famous Record Collector - Pt 2 of 2

Ep044: John Tefteller - World Famous Record Collector - Pt 2 of 2

Pt 2 of 2: John Tefteller scours the world for some of the rarest records; his collection of Blues 78s is unmatched, many of them the only copies in existence! John hunts for these records, spends remarkable sums purchasing and restoring them so he can share his finds with the world. Today he tells some stories and shares some music with The Vinyl Guide audience!

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Ep041: Record Roadtrip to Japan - Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka & Hiroshima

Ep041: Record Roadtrip to Japan - Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka & Hiroshima

We're on the road, this time to Japan which is a cratedigger's version of heaven, without all that annoying harp music. We visit Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima for an unprecedented record roadtrip extravaganza, give tips for those of you planning to make the excursion one day, plus we speak to two great shops, Best Sounds in Shimokitazawa in Tokyo and Hitozoku Records in Kyoto!

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Ep040: Guns & Roses Appetite for Destruction Album Cover & Warbler Records in Santa Barbara

Ep040: Guns & Roses Appetite for Destruction Album Cover & Warbler Records in Santa Barbara

Guns & Roses had some controversial ideas for their debut album cover and the one they selected caused issues with several record stores worldwide. Today we discuss the artwork from renown artist Robert Williams and the story of GnR's multiple covers for Appetite for Destruction. We also stop by Warbler Records and talk to the owner about what it's like to own the best record shop in Santa Barbara California.

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Ep039: Punk Rock Legend Tesco Vee of The Meatmen

Ep039: Punk Rock Legend Tesco Vee of The Meatmen

This week we speak to Tesco Vee, founder of Touch & Go fanzine, record label and lead singer of the band The Meatmen. Tesco tells us his history, shared stories from the early days of punk in the US including the time he danced on SNL during Fear's infamous performance. Fans of punk rock will not want to miss this episode!

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Ep036: Vinyl Roadtrip to Melbourne Australia (Pt 2)! Grevelle Records, Wax Museum & Collector's Corner

Ep036: Vinyl Roadtrip to Melbourne Australia (Pt 2)! Grevelle Records, Wax Museum & Collector's Corner

Still down-under for the 2nd part of our 2 part cratedigging expedition through Melbourne Australia. In this episode Steve from Grevelle Records in Prahan shares tales of Monster Magnet, Metallica & the Beastie Boys stopping by the oldest record shop in the city, Benny of Wax Museum manages an underground record shop at Flinders Street train station & Nick from Collectors Corner talks about his legendary shop in the Melbourne CBD.

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Ep035: Vinyl Roadtrip to Melbourne Australia (Pt 1)! Heartland Records & Northside Records

Ep035: Vinyl Roadtrip to Melbourne Australia (Pt 1)! Heartland Records & Northside Records

This week we're in glorious Melbourne Australia connecting with some of the best record shops of the city! We visit Heartland Records in North Melbourne to hear the history of one of Melbourne's great rock record shops and then to Northside records, the soul, jazz and afrobeat center in the suburb of Fitzroy, where we learn about some new music and how to cratedig in Africa!

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Ep034: Jay Millar's Adventures w Unique Pressings & United Record Pressing in Nashville

Ep034: Jay Millar's Adventures w Unique Pressings & United Record Pressing in Nashville

Jay Millar, record dude for Sundazed Music & Modern Harmonic, shares his stories, opinions and experiences working in United Record Pressing, the largest vinyl pressing plant in the United States. He also shares his stories of special projects including Microfiche Records w/ vinyl turntable sports games and putting together the blood-filled records from "The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends", a charity project led by Wayne Coyne. 

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Ep031: John Lennon Roots & Rock and Roll Album, Port Of Sound Record Shoppe in Orange County

Ep031: John Lennon Roots & Rock and Roll Album, Port Of Sound Record Shoppe in Orange County

John Lennon inadvertently plagiarized a Chuck Berry song that was owned by a mobster and hatched a plan with Phil Spector to correct it. What could go wrong? As it turns out, quite a lot! This is the story of a John Lennon record that sold less than 1500 units and was a huge embarrassment to Lennon, Capitol Records and the Beatles.

We also speak with Port Of Sound Record Shoppe in Costa Mesa California and discuss other thingamajigs related to vinyl records.

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Ep029: Prince and The Story of The Black Album + Listener Email

Ep029: Prince and The Story of The Black Album + Listener Email

The Black Album is a mysterious album in the Prince catalog, originally recorded, mastered, duplicated then cancelled with all but a handful of copies destroyed. Today we share the story of the LP, the theories about Prince's change of mind & more. Plus we answer listener email, talk about rap / hip-hop records and more talk about the Iron Maiden Vinyl Guide episode on The Soundhouse Tapes.

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Ep028: Iron Maiden & The Sound House Tapes, Interview w/ Doug Sampson, Record Store Day Afterglow

Ep028: Iron Maiden & The Sound House Tapes, Interview w/ Doug Sampson, Record Store Day Afterglow

Iron Maiden is one of the biggest bands in the world and today we cover their first release in the UK "The Sound House Tapes" one of the most rare and sought after Maiden artifacts. There are heaps of counterfeits so we discuss how to tell a genuine version from 1979 from one of the many fakes on the market. A great info source on the details would be this website.

Also we discuss Record Store Day and the activities around what is certainly one of my favorite days of the year. And Guns & Roses frontman Axl Rose fronting AC/DC? Sounds like there's been some discord in the ACDC camp lately, I can't imagine Axl will decrease the drama. Let's see where this one takes us.....

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Ep027: Record Store Day special! Interview w RSD Co-founder & Velvet Underground Reloaded LP

Ep027: Record Store Day special! Interview w RSD Co-founder & Velvet Underground Reloaded LP

Record Store Day 2016 is upon us, are you ready? Hundreds of new releases on vinyl as well as cassette and CD are making their way to the shops. Will you line up at your local record store the morning of April 16? Today we speak to one of the co-founders of RSD and share the story of RSD, from it's limited origins to the challenges of managing a global phenomenon.

Also we share a track from an upcoming Velvet Underground tribute LP "Reloaded" which is super limited run and only available in Sydney at The Vintage Record on April 16. It's awesome so if you're in Sydney on April 16, get yourself a copy as you likely won't ever see it again. 

 

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Ep026: The Jazz Scene & Norman Granz, Ask the Vinyl Doctor and Cliff Notes on Sun Ra & John Cage

Ep026: The Jazz Scene & Norman Granz, Ask the Vinyl Doctor and Cliff Notes on Sun Ra & John Cage

This week we tell the story of Jazz pioneer Norman Granz, founder of Verve Records, Jazz at the Philharmonic and a rare record set he produced called "The Jazz Scene". Plus we discuss Sun RaJohn Cage and their collaboration (listen here) as well as a new record release on Sundazed Music, as well as asking the vinyl doctor about manual and automatic turntables.

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