Tag Archives: bass

Audiophiles hunt for ‘hot stampers’ at Better Records

How much would you pay for a classic rock record?; the kind that you can find for a few dollars at a used record store or garage sale? Better Records owner Tom Port has built a business around finding the best-sounding copies of such albums, which can sell for hundreds of dollars. He calls such premium-quality vinyl “hot stampers”

Backstage Pass: Jack Bruce ? Free from Cream

Jack Bruce finally broke free from Cream following their Farewell tour in September 1968. The mutli-purpose player had tried to bring in different elements — classical, jazz and more adventurous harmonic excursions — but Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton wanted nothing to do with it.