What James 'Blood' Ulmer record has a photo on the back of him and his band wearing African attire and looking tough? My boyfriend wistfully mentioned having owned it and I'd love to pick up a copy for his birthday. [more inside]
posted by ITheCosmos
on Apr 21, 2014 -
I feel like an idiot "wasting" a question on this, but it's driving me crazy and I am experiencing uncharacteristic google failure. Some time in the last few months I read reviews of a book of cover art from self-released LPs. The hell was that book called?
posted by dersins
on Jul 30, 2013 -
I've been doing a fair bit of freelance work, and it's to the point now that I have to sub out certain tasks that are outside my area of expertise. I don't want to make my clients cut multiple checks if I can avoid it–want them to just deal with me to keep it simple and neat.
However, I do not want to be on the hook for income that is actually going to a sub. What to do? [more inside]
posted by Mister_A
on May 17, 2013 -
I have a very clear memory of part of an interview in the film Hype!
wherein a member of.. some band.. I can't remember. And frankly, my mind might be fabricating this whole memory for want of such a thing to exist.. but he was talking about pressing vinyl LP's at home, recording them OVER other records that were bought from a store. Then taking the sleeves and pasting new art over the old.. I remember a clip where he seems to operating some sort of home version of a vinyl lathe. The record looking smooth and blank up until the point of the needle, where you see grooves being made as the record spins past.Then taking the sleeves and pasting new art over the old.. I remember a clip where he seems to operating some sort of home version of a vinyl lathe. The record looking smooth and blank up until the point of the needle, where you see grooves being made as the record spins past..
posted by mediocre
on Feb 15, 2013 -
I need to rent or purchase a reasonably priced record lathe to cut short run vinyl LPs. Advice/contact info needed. [more inside]
posted by Ponderance
on Nov 30, 2012 -
Why is it, or is there a why, as to some artist/producers/labels focus mostly/solely on putting out singles, 12", EP etc, and not full length albums? [more inside]
posted by J0
on Nov 15, 2012 -
My friend owns a property jointly with several other family members. What are his options for 1) limiting his liability 2) optimizing the legal/tax situation for hypothetically putting capital improvements into the property and 3) optimizing the legal/tax situation for transferring ownership when a part-owner passes away or sells their interest? [more inside]
posted by Wretch729
on Sep 18, 2012 -
Best practices for burning vinyl to digital on an Ion Turntable? [more inside]
posted by Miko
on Apr 23, 2012 -
Does gifting a download coupon from an LP sleeve to someone else constitute copyright violation? [more inside]
posted by milk
on Sep 7, 2011 -
Help me identify this hippy album from my youth from a vague recollection of the inside cover only. [more inside]
posted by Jofus
on Aug 16, 2011 -
Buying a turntable, vinyl record cleaning kit, and vinyl sleeves. Need your recommendations, please. [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind
on Apr 3, 2011 -
I am in search of a dedicated speaker system to listen to my LP's. Doesn't have to be too fancy, but I like nice sound. Any help is GREATLY appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Kcmartin
on Mar 27, 2010 -
Lately, my record player (not turntable) of four years hasn't been working correctly. When I turn it on, the platter part of it doesn't start spinning until I give it a slight nudge. Even after doing so, it still doesn't spin at the right speed (33 1/3 sounds more like 45, 45 sounds closer to 78, etc). Is there a relatively easy way to fix this or should I just buy a new one? My current model is really similar to the new 3-in-1 "vintage-style" Crosley.
posted by atoastedheart
on Apr 14, 2009 -
I am interested in wall-mounted individual LP frames that also allow me to slip the LP out easily — both for listening and fast LP swapping for re-decorative purposes. Has anyone seen a product like this around?
posted by ProfLinusPauling
on Mar 13, 2009 -
I want to make my wife a mix - not on her iPod, not on CD, not even on tape, but a mix LP so those daggy eighties tracks are crackly and warm like my lurve. Is there a service that'll let me give them a bunch of tracks and then put them on to vinyl for me, or am I cluelessly underestimating how involved, expensive and illegal such a service is likely to be?
posted by obiwanwasabi
on Jul 13, 2008 -
We've just moved into a new house and we've noticed a strange odor both inside and outside most nights since we've been here. It's our first house ever and we're at a loss with regards what to do... [more inside]
posted by tastybrains
on Jun 24, 2007 -
How do I move a collection of vinyl LP records? I have a medium (500-1,000) collection that I am taking with me on a 2 day move up the east coast in a non-airconditioned moving truck this summer. What techniques should I avoid? What do I need to be aware of?
posted by dickumbrage
on Jun 14, 2007 -
Grateful Dead/Dylan/Phish/Johnny Cash/Hank Williams lovers. How do you feel about LP albums as art? [more inside]
posted by n'muakolo
on Dec 5, 2006 -
I want to rip a bunch of old vinyl LPs. I have a nice Dual turntable which I got off eBay, and a couple of USB audio interfaces (an M-Audio Audiophile USB and an Emagic A26) which plug into a G4 Powerbook. I have Logic and Garageband. Do I need anything else? How do I go about applying the RIAA curve given my set-up? Would I be better off getting a real pre-amp? What are the cheapest options?
posted by unSane
on Mar 7, 2006 -
I've never had great results ripping vinyl. I still have my 1980 vintage Pioneer turntable, and a receiver that has phono inputs, but the files never sound that good, and noise filtering didn't do much.
Also, I really only need to rip about 3-4 albums. While I'm sure the gods of karma will arrange for some to finally be released on CD or iTunes just after I go to the hassle of copying, I'm also sure 2 will never be "officially" released.
Anyone have a vinyl ripping service they would recommend?
posted by Marky
on Mar 12, 2005 -
Percussion Music LP of Childhood With Black Dots On Cover Filter
. Recently, when my mom sold her house, I was sad to learn that she garage sale-disposed on an LP I was hoping to rediscover [+] [more inside]
posted by ParisParamus
on Dec 31, 2004 -
I have some old LPs that I wish were available on CD but aren't. Is it possible to run my LP turntable through an amp & take the amp's output & feed that into a computer sound card & save it as a digital audio file that I can then burn onto a CD? Has anyone done this? What's required?
posted by Pressed Rat
on Nov 21, 2004 -
I just added Guns and Roses - Appetite for Destruction with the orig artwork but the vinyl seems dirty and sounds bad. Does anyone have any preferences or suggestions for a good record cleaner?
posted by BMF
on Aug 11, 2004 -