Ep048: A Brief History of the 8 Track Tape

Ep048: A Brief History of the 8 Track Tape

You've seen them at yard sales, you've noticed them in 2nd hand shops, you may have actually owned or listened to them in the past, but do you know the history of the 8 track tape? It's pretty fascinating and it's thanks to innovators and businessmen like Earl 'Madman' Muntz and Bill Lear that started the personal music craze. Hear the story along with some secrets various artists his within the tracks of the 8 track tapes!

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Ep047: Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde

Ep047: Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde

Concrete Blonde was a phenomenal Southern California band who had great songs and lucky enough to be recognized for their work; hits like "Joey", "Heal It Up", "Mexican Moon", "Caroline", "Tomorrow Wendy", "God Is a Bullet"....I could go on..... Lead singer Johnette Napolitano joins us to talk about her incredible career, the songs, the stories and why the music always needs to be the most important focus in this industry. Johnette also grew up in SoCal and has many stories of working with and around legends of music and art.

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Ep046: The Story of Deep Purple, Machine Head & Smoke On The Water

Ep046: The Story of Deep Purple, Machine Head & Smoke On The Water

On December 4, 1971 the worlds of Deep Purple, Frank Zappa and Claude Nobs collided in Montreux Switzerland. What was almost a massive tragedy turned into one of the most popular and enduring songs in the history of rock and roll music. We tell the full story, complete with interviews of Don Preston, keyboard player for The Mothers of Invention. Plus we discuss the upcoming Pink Floyd Box Set "The Early Years, 1965-1972".

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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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