Posts Tagged "vinyl"

June 24, 2011

Beach Boys: Saddest Music in the World

In honor of the spectacular news that there will someday soon be a Brian Wilson biopic from the writer/director of “The Messenger,” (also an excellent film) I thought we’d take a look back at some of the incredible album art created for The Beach Boys. I’ve always been pulled in by the music – the tingling harmonies, the innocent lyrics all wrapped up in gorgeous chords that seem to sort of say I’m sorry, I’m lost, I’m confused and I don’t know why. Even if upon first listen it sounds like these young california men are just talking about cars and girls. Besides the masterpiece of Pet Sounds and the relatively recent reworking and excavation of the infamous Smile, there are tons of songs and tons of albums to discover. There’s a lot of hope, curiosity, heartbreak and loneliness in the music all at the same time. That’s my favorite kind of song.

See some of the more “psychedelic” album covers after the jump…

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March 31, 2009

Life at 45 RPM: The 7″ Record turns 60

Today is the 60th anniversary of the release of the first vinyl single–a momentous anniversary for all of us record nerds of the world.
record-grid.jpg

So, for all of you that will never be completely satisfied by spinning an iPod wheel, throw a record onto your player, drop the needle and celebrate!  You’re the reason records are still being pressed (over a million records in 2008).

Photos via bradleyloos’ Flickr and his amazing record collection.

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March 31, 2009

Life at 45 RPM: The 7" Record turns 60

Today is the 60th anniversary of the release of the first vinyl single–a momentous anniversary for all of us record nerds of the world.
record-grid.jpg

So, for all of you that will never be completely satisfied by spinning an iPod wheel, throw a record onto your player, drop the needle and celebrate!  You’re the reason records are still being pressed (over a million records in 2008).

Photos via bradleyloos’ Flickr and his amazing record collection.

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