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Nate is a record collector, music lover and vinyl maniac. Join him on his journey to discuss, share and review all things related to vinyl records. We feature stories about and interviews with musicians, artists and people of knowledge in the area of vinyl records. Additionally we share information on desirable pressings of records, how to tell a $5 pressing from a $500 pressing and care and maintenance for your cratedigging hobby. Subscribe and share with your record-nerd friends. Cheers!

The Vinyl Guide - Artist Interviews for Record Collectors and Music Nerds Nate Goyer, Record Collector, Music Fan, Vinyl Maniac

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Nate is a record collector, music lover and vinyl maniac. Join him on his journey to discuss, share and review all things related to vinyl records. We feature stories about and interviews with musicians, artists and people of knowledge in the area of vinyl records. Additionally we share information on desirable pressings of records, how to tell a $5 pressing from a $500 pressing and care and maintenance for your cratedigging hobby. Subscribe and share with your record-nerd friends. Cheers!

    Ep455: The Saints 73-78 with Ed Kuepper and Mark Arm

    Ep455: The Saints 73-78 with Ed Kuepper and Mark Arm

    The Saints made history with the record "(I'm) Stranded" in 1976 - nearly 50 years later founder/songwriter Ed Kuepper is revisiting the early Saints material with some old bandmates and new friends, including Mark Arm of Mudhoney. Today Ed and Mark discuss the impact and legacy of The Saints with an upcoming tour and 4LP Boxset.
    Topic Include:
    How did Ed and Mark come to work together? How did Mark originally experience The Saints? Prehistoric Sounds didn’t make it to the US Did Sire get behind The Saints? Promo copies of “Eternally Yours” seem to be plentiful Choosing “(I’m) Stranded” and “No Time” for the Fatal Records single Recording session for “(I’m) Stranded” & “No Time” Was there a 2nd mix before making the Fatal records single? Master tapes and multitracks have been lost Were there test pressings of the Fatal Records single? Sending singles around the world, getting 1st reviews Getting telegrams from record labels across the world Rare contents of the upcoming Saints boxset Original mix of the “(I’m) Stranded” LP – test pressings and remix The album was recorded in the same studio as the single Potential for technology to separate the instruments of the “(I’m) Stranded” single EMI’s response to the updated album mix Mark’s feeling good about upcoming tour The Saints Paddington Town Hall show recording Playful rivalry with Radio Birdman Ed and Chris Bailey were on good terms and jointly planning the boxset and reissues Present day contact with Kym Bradshaw Any discussion of Saints shows beyond the Australian dates? Will Mark be singing only or possible guitar as well? Hard-Ons version of “Know Your Product” The additional photography in the Saints boxset The original name of the album was “Erotic Neurotics” with a different cover Memories of the photo of The Saints and Nick Cave from Melbourne The status of the album cover location and artwork Interview wrap-up Extended, Commercial-Free & High Resolution version of this podcast is available at: www.Patreon.com/VinylGuide
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    • 59 min
    Ep454: The Return of Redd Kross with Jeff & Steven McDonald

    Ep454: The Return of Redd Kross with Jeff & Steven McDonald

    Jeff & Steven McDonald formed Redd Kross at a pivotal time in the LA music scene, playing their 1st gigs in their early teens and were mentored by Black Flag. Their influences are vast and their appreciation for musical artistry runs deep.
    Redd Kross is back with a new double album - "The Redd Album" - and we talk to the brothers about some of the music and memories that brought them to this moment.
    Topic Include:
    The Redd Album – lots of “red” components Memories with meeting Beatles Jeff wants to meet Bob Dylan Steven’s story with George Harrison Impressions and moments within the Zappa Universe Memories of collecting records in their youth Jeff enjoyed finding strange/new music Finding music and sharing with others Perspectives on Jazz Runaways & Ramones were their entry point to punk Other young teenagers in the early punk scene Police brutality at early punk shows Memories of the Polliwog Park show with Black Flag Getting Raymond Pettibone artwork for the “Born Innocent” album Was Redd Kross ever approached to be on SST or New Alliance? Experiencing their music for the 1st time on vinyl The early Posh Boy “Red Cross” EP pressings The role that flyering played in early career Responses to “The Decline of Western Civilization Part II” Rare Redd Kross/White Flag single – 100 made “Teen Babes from Monsanto” – The Version Especial Gasatanka Records label and logo Redd Kross master tapes Wanting to remix Neurotica Modern remixes of classic records Creating the “forever” mixes, continuously improving Beatles The “Peter Jackson” version of “Raw Power” Creating the Redd Album Debating and arguing about song sequencing Interview wrap up Extended, Commercial-Free & High Resolution version of this podcast is available at: www.Patreon.com/VinylGuide
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep453: Joe Bonamassa & The Art of Collecting

    Ep453: Joe Bonamassa & The Art of Collecting

    Guitarist and music-gear mega-collector Joe Bonamassa joins us to talk about his new record label, collecting gear, his appreciation and approach to the art of vinyl records, his new LP "Live at the Hollywood Bowl" on Journeyman records and more.
    Topic Include:
    Joe’s record label “Journeyman Records” Joe likes mentoring other artists Balancing being a musician and a businessman Joe’s appreciates music on vinyl Hearing music as designed by the artist Sequencing a record is like sequencing a live set The approach to Joe’s record collection Seeing the record collection of Claude Nobs Hard to find many recordings on CD or streaming What will happen to Joe’s music gear after he’s gone American built guitars and amps How does Joe maintain his collection? Joe won’t say which guitars he’s save Who would Joe like to collaborate with? Putting himself in the zone for a live show Playing the Hollywood Bowl Working with an orchestra vs an 8 piece band Interview wrapup Extended, Commercial-Free & High Resolution version of this podcast is available at: www.Patreon.com/VinylGuide
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    • 47 min
    Ep452: Managing the Miles Davis Legacy with Vince Wilburn Jr

    Ep452: Managing the Miles Davis Legacy with Vince Wilburn Jr

    Managing the estate of a legend like Miles Davis requires tremendous coordination, detail and creativity. Vince Wilburn Jr, musician, collaborator and nephew of Miles and co-manager of the Miles Davis Estate discusses the contents, complexities and strategies of managing the Miles Davis Legacy.
    Topic Include:
    Uncle Miles – The Chief Reviewing offers / keeping quality high on Miles Davis legacy Good relationships of team and with former labels Are any tapes missing? How much unreleased material? Archiving films, stage clothing, instruments Miles Davis’ record collection, getting records delivered Musicians he appreciated in the 80s Miles’ thoughts on early hip hop Creating music on the fly, setting up recording sessions adhoc He went through many Sony Walkmans Where is Miles’ record collection? Miles was very supportive of Vince playing music The story of “The Man With the Horn” Advice Miles gave Vince on being a musician Did Miles keep in touch with his Jazz contemporaries? Some rare Miles recordings found after his passing Recent RSD issues of new Miles recordings Ron Carter stories What is something people get wrong about Miles Davis? Did Miles give any guidance on his legacy? Zev Feldman, Kevin Donan connections Musicians would visit Miles – Prince would call frequently Does the album art exist? Upcoming Miles Davis legacy projects Memories of being young with Miles What’s Vince’s favourite Miles LP? UHQRs are the ultimate Kind of Blue pressings Test pressings and original acetates are part of the archive Interview wrap up Extended, Commercial-Free & High Resolution version of this podcast is available at: www.Patreon.com/VinylGuide
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    • 57 min
    Ep451: Data, Trends & the Future of Discogs

    Ep451: Data, Trends & the Future of Discogs

    Most record collectors use Discogs each day - so what does the data tell us about the state of record collecting? Founder & CEO Kevin Lewandowski and COO Lloyd Starr talk to us about the data and future of this pivotal platform.
    Topic Include:
    Introductions – CEO and COO roles A brief history of Discogs Original visions and business model of Discogs Dealing with users that have high expectations Classical music posed some challenges to catalogue Is Discogs built for non-physical media? Dealing with strange data points and entries What is the most expensive items sold through Discogs Data trends of record and music buyers The architecture of Discogs Early challenges supporting with website Recent focus on modernizing the Discogs architecture Planning new Discogs features Dark Side of the Moon is the most catalogued item in Discogs New features for the Discogs wantlist Events that create surges in purchasing activity What role will AI play in Discogs? Managing user feedback and priorities for features Helping new users become contributors Training new users to make edits Will Discogs do an IPO someday? What will Discogs look like in 5 years? Interview wrapup Extended, Commercial-Free & High Resolution version of this podcast is available at: www.Patreon.com/VinylGuide
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep450: The Legend of Fraction "Moon Blood"

    Ep450: The Legend of Fraction "Moon Blood"

    The 1971 album "Moon Blood" by Fraction has fascinated record collectors for decades. The perfect intersection between great musicianship, intriguing backstory and supreme rarity, Fraction "Moon Blood" is now getting an official reissue through Riding Easy Records. Dillon Smith (Noble Records), Lance Barresi (Permanent Records) & Daniel Hall (Riding Easy) share the story of the legend.
    Topic Include:
    Fraction “Moon Blood” cover art challenges The origin story of Fraction Jim Beach of Fraction wants little to do with the reissue What do we know about Fraction before “Moon Blood” “Moon Blood” had Christian themes Only 200 copies were pressed in 1971 The Doors LA Woman may have influenced the packaging The challenge of duplicating the cover art in modern times Lack of information on Fraction just adds to the mystery Fraction “Moon Blood” musicians never had another public music credit What we know about the extra tracks The Mexican Summer reissue of “Moon Blood” When record collectors started seeking “Moon Blood” in the 80s and 90s The influence of Acid Archives The Doors heavily influenced Fraction The source of the new reissue – comparing to an original How Mexican Summer arranged for a reissue Dillon’s journey with Fraction “Moon Blood” Lance’s original copy of Fraction “Moon Blood” Daniel’s experience getting Fraction reissue approved The breakdown of reissue vinyl pressings Interview wrap up Order Fraction "Moon Blood" vinyl at Riding Easy Records, Noble Records and Permanent Records.
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    • 1 hr 11 min

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