If you’re unhappy with how your records sound, it might be time to change more than your needle or speakers. Goldmine pitted a stack of trashed records against the Audio Desk Systeme record cleaner to see whether a record cleaner alone can transform the audio experience.
You know Jorma Kaukonen for shaping the San Francisco sound with Jefferson Airplane. But that is just one of many achievements on the guitarist’s resumé .
Is it talent or is it studio technology? In the case of Bessie Smith’s recording of ‘Blue Spirit Blues’ on the Columbia label, the answer is a bit of both.
Just because the ’60s and ’70s are in past doesn’t mean the era’s music and artists should be forgotten, says Dean Sciarra of Classic Music Vault.
Armed with his want list and his wallet, Goldmine’s Dr. Disc is shopping his way through record stores. This edition: Day Old Records in Shreveport, La.
They’re rare, but they’re not exactly in demand. You rarely see them, and, when you do, you’re more likely to remark upon their size than heir contents. But, if you have the wherewithal to hunt them and the equipment on which to play them, Edison discs provide a great thrill for record collectors.
Although 15 acts are nominated for the Rock Hall’s Class of 2015, only Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths, Sting and Bill Withers are first-timers.
Through numerous decades and lineup changes, the gritty-voiced Dan McCafferty has warned us off romantic entanglements with the heartfelt “Love Hurts” and downright vicious “Hair of The Dog.” McCafferty grew up in a time when, he says, “You got some money in your pocket, you went and got music or you went to the movies because there was nothing else you could do.” Here’s the music McCafferty sought out.
More than 25 collectible guitars including Les Pauls, Stratocasters and a Flying V are up for grabs at Backstage Auctions’ 2014 Rock N’ Pop Auction. The 750-lot auction, which closes for bidding beginning at 2 p.m. ET Sunday, Oct. 5, also includes concert T-shirts, photos and negatives (with full copyright transfer), posters and passes, autographs and artist-signed items, RIAA awards and vinyl records related to artists ranging from Aerosmith to ZZ Top.
Yes, “Walking in Memphis” brought Marc Cohn a Grammy, established him as an artist and immortalized him for music fans. But his career didn’t stop in 1991.