Vinyl junkies : adventures in record collecting

by Milano, Brett.

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks ML111.5.M53 2003
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks
Call Number  ML111.5.M53 2003
Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 780.266 M
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  780.266 M

Not too far away from the flea markets, dusty attics, cluttered used record stores and Ebay is the world of the vinyl junkies. Brett Milano dives deep into the piles of old vinyl to uncover the subculture of record collecting. A vinyl junkie is not the person who has a few old 45s shoved in the cuboard from their days in high school. Vinyl Junkies are the people who will travel over 3,000 miles to hear a rare b-side by a German band that has only recorded two songs since 1962, vinyl junkies are the people who own every copy of every record produced by the favorite artist from every pressing and printing in existance, vinyl junkies are the people who may just love that black plastic more than anything else in their lives. Brett Milano traveled the U.S. seeking out the most die-hard and fanatical collectors to capture all that it means to be a vinyl junkie. Includes interviews with Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Peter Buck from R.E.M and Robert Crumb, creator of Fritz the cat and many more underground comics.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Vinyl junkies are special. They hunt down Brazilian pressings of favorite artists, know the difference between vinyl and styrene, and call a 3,000-LP collection modest. Milano's interviews aim to nail down what vinyl addiction means. Thurston Moore thrives on the renegade, archival nature of collecting. As a teenager, Peter Buck hitchhiked 15 miles to get an LP the night of its release. R. Crumb speaks fondly of rare, flexible 78s. Most of Milano's subjects believe the thrill is in the chase: seeking personal Holy Grails is often more rewarding than playing them, and comfort is knowing a certain record is finally in one's collection. The book works best when Milano lets his subjects do the obsessing, and if what being a collector means remains as elusive as Their Satanic Majesties Request with the original 3-D cover, at least we learn that, as former Cramps drummer Miriam Linna says, You play someone a great record and they don't react to it, you know it's time to get them out of your house. --Carlos Orellana Copyright 2003 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Sound recordings -- Collectors and collecting.
Publisher New York :St. Martin's Griffin,2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 230 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 0312304277
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