Monday, June 2, 2008

Vinyl Returns in the Age of MP3

LP and turntable sales grow as fans find warmer sound in classic format
(Via For his 19th birthday, Simon Hamburg wanted only one present: a turntable for his dorm room at the University of Southern Mississippi. His father bought him a portable $69 model, and Hamburg's older brother chipped in LPs by Simon and Garfunkel and the Who. "Listening to 'Baba O'Riley' on vinyl is always better than listening to 'Baba O'Riley' on anything else," Hamburg says. "You can hear every instrument. It sounds stupid, but it's like you're feeling the music. You're part of it." Read the rest here.

(LP cover via the always awesome LP Cover Lover.)

TVD Remembers | Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley, the musical pioneer whose songs, such as "Who Do You Love?" and "Bo Diddley," melded rhythm and blues and rock 'n' roll through a distinctive thumping beat, has died. He was 79.

Bo Diddley - Road Runner (Mp3)
Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love? (Mp3)
Bo Diddley - You Can't Judge A Book By Looking At The Cover (Mp3)
Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (Mp3)
Bo Diddley - Who May Your Lover Be (Mp3)

TVD's Daily Wax | Suede "Coming Up"

The beginning of a new beginning or the beginning of the end? I vote for the latter, actually. Somewhere at the time ol' Bernard was smiling while I--a fresh bottle of red having been opened and leafing through a pile of so called Brit mags on my couch--was wincing. And I don't believe its aged for the better...

Suede - Filmstar (Mp3)
Suede - She (Mp3)
Suede - Picnic By The Motorway (Mp3)
Suede - The Chemistry Between Us (Mp3)
Suede - Saturday Night (Mp3)