Pure Vinyl

June 14, 2001

A show all about how when a functional technology becomes obsolete, it can then start becoming art. Beginning with a little history of the phonograph and how to unpack your turntable, we scratch through the old world of hi-fi, stereo, and the platters it came on, mixed with many remixed examples of how this surface-bound “sound writing” has entered into the digital age in the form of cut-up nostalgia. We hear from the History of Rock & Roll with Jumpin’ Jack Jackson, Eldorado Pismos first record, and several ’50s/’60s vinyl promotional records touting the “new” sound sweeping the world, including a lost Motorola classic with Jonathan Winters. This one just keeps jumpin’ with clicks, scratches, and surface noise.

3 Hours

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