Record Store Day may have come and gone this weekend but that's not stopping us from waxing on a little while longer. —Ed.
"We ... know a lot of other people who are really kind of weird, heavy-duty collectors. When we get together, it's just horrible."
Here we are - America's favorite stunt-reviewer, musicologist, and record-collector: Byron Coley. The interview's long - about a half-hour - but well worth it, if I do say so myself.
One note, for clarity's sake: The "Bruce" mentioned around the 25-minute mark (during the Glenn Jones Destroys The Only Known Copy of A Shaggs 7" Anecdote) is our dear friend, Bruce Milne, who founded and ran the Au Go Go label and who now runs the Infidelity label in Melbourne, Australia. He is also fond of hot sauces, large haunches of lamb, and Martin & Lewis memorabilia. He has a want list that will break your Internet.
If you find any of this interesting or entertaining, it's certainly not due to my interviewing skills. No, it's probably because I was minimally bright enough to hit the big red "record" button and stay the hell out of Byron's way.
Chris Grier Interviews Byron Coley | The Vinyl District Podcast (Mp3)