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The greatest electronic albums of the 1950s and 1960s

The greatest electronic albums of the 1950s and 1960s – The Vinyl Factory Originally published on FACT. Words: Joseph Morpurgo The great electronic albums of the 1970s get plenty of kudos – but what of their predecessors? Casual accounts of the history of electronic music tend to point back to familiar sources: Suicide’s babble’n’hum; Cluster,…

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Cassette Tape Advertising of the 1960s-1980s

Cassette Tape Advertising of the 1960s-1980s | Never has an advertisement lied as badly as this Scotch cassette tape ad from 1976. Tapes are a lot of things – but durable is not one of them. Granted, I still have my Men at Work tape purchased in 1983 and it works fine – but for…

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Want to play vinyl on your vacation – stay at a Hard Rock hotel!

Vinyl Isn’t Dead: Hard Rock Launches WAX Music Program A late ’80s baby, I experienced in my tween years the magic of physically going to a music store and hand-picking a choice record, be it on cassette tape, CD and-yes, even vinyl. The latter, I’ve always maintained, is perhaps the most deep-rooted.   If you…

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Bill Young is the administrator of the Michigan Record Club and a customer we know and love! Just wanted to share an article that was written about him and his amazing record collection. Check out the club’s Facebook page here. https://www.facebook.com/groups/MichiganRecordClub/?fref=nf

Vinyl never went anywhere for this Midland collector Along with being a life-long music and vinyl record fan, Young is the administrator of the Michigan Record Club, a Facebook page he created to connect people from all over the state through their love of vinyl. Young said the page has given him a slew of…

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First-Generation Rockers: Who’s Still With Us?

First-Generation Rockers: Who’s Still With Us? – Best Classic Bands by Jeff Tamarkin With the death of Chuck Berry on March 18, we lost one of the greatest inventors of the 20th century-he didn’t just give us memorable songs and killer guitar licks; he helped shape who we’ve become. His passing got us thinking: How…

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Would Top 40 play these if they were released today?

11 Surprising 1970s Radio Hits (Part 2) – Best Classic Bands Would Top 40 play these if they were released today? As we noted in our original list of 11 surprising radio hits of the 1970s, when rock music was still being embraced by Top 40 radio, it was commonplace for multiple genres to be…

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A Guide to Changing Your Cartridge

A Guide to Changing Your Cartridge I worked with a guy who could install a cartridge in under five minutes and be so close to the factory alignment. Sadly, we are not all like him. Keep your stylus clean with our cleaning kit. Click here  

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The Rare-Record Business

The Rare-Record Business from www.nytimes.com: The rare-record business is booming, despite the recession and the devaluation of music as a physical product. “Prices have been rising at a phenomenal rate, as people take money out of the stock market and out of different real estate investments and look for a place to put it,” said…

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Doritos, Please “Rewind” Your Decision to Put Tape Players in My Chips

Doritos, Please “Rewind” Your Decision to Put Tape Players in My Chips The bargain for living in America is knowing that nearly every facet of your life-the foods and drinks you consume, the salary you earn, the entertainments you enjoy, the clothes you wear-is produced and influenced by the smiling face of corporate money. Lots…

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Loudest concert you’ve ever been to

I think this is a very excellent question! Also how’s your hearing? What? I think this is a very excellent question! Also how’s your hearing? What? Did you buy a poster at that concert? We have displays for that! Click here  

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