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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!

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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!

    Ep376: Spike Slawson of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

    Ep376: Spike Slawson of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

    Spike Slawson is the frontman's frontman. Spearheading the supergroup Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, Spike talks about forming MFATGG, the early days of the band, the rare records, being hated by The Eagles and more.
    Topics include:
    Is Spike a record collector? Describe your record collection How do you shop for records? Who influenced Spike’s frontman persona? Irony within performing covers How do they pick songs for the Gimme Gimmes to cover? The strategy of putting out lots of 45s in the early days Involving lots of labels besides Fat Wreck Music from Spike’s youth & household The first records Spike bought w his own money Did Spike always want to be a performer? Spike’s friends who influenced his musical tastes Impact of Dead Kennedys “Fresh Fruit” LP Shocking his music teacher w Husker Du Moving from Pittsburgh to San Francisco Spike’s first bands & performances Rough stories from early punk clubs Becoming aware of Fat Wreck Spike was a really bad employee Getting moved from Shipping/Receiving to Lead Singer Fat Mike & Joey Cape invited Spike to lead the Gimmes Cover bands can skip song writing and go straight to performance Early shows of the Gimme Gimmes Artists that didn’t like the cover of their song Response from Eagles Who he’d like to hear the cover Bands/artists that East and West coasts dislike A strong dislike of Fleetwood Mac and associated fashion Being influenced by John Waters and Hee-Haw The upcoming Australian and New Zealand tour Interview wrap up Tix/info on Me First & the Gimme Gimmes 2023 Aus/NZ Tour
    High-resolution & Commercial Free version of this interview available at: www.Patreon.com/VinylGuide
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    If you like records, just starting a collection or are an uber-nerd with a house-full of vinyl, this is the podcast for you. Nate Goyer is The Vinyl Guide and discusses all things music and record-related

    • 40 min
    Ep375: Mike Portnoy - Record Collector

    Ep375: Mike Portnoy - Record Collector

    Mike Portnoy (Winery Dogs, Sons of Apollo, ex Dream Theatre) joins us to talk about his record collection, rare vinyl of his career, his approach to his music collection, meeting Beatles, working with legends of music, the new Winery Dogs LP and more.
    Topics include:
    Mike’s record room We are not a gossip podcast Did the band know The Winery Dogs III would be made? Mike’s dog Mickey joins the interview Making The Winery Dogs III LP Richie’s vocals are incredible How involved is Mike after basic tracks are done? When is the vinyl version coming out? Why Mike separates old records from new ones Mike collects different formats – 8-track talk Mike’s listening preference is MP3s The most precious records of Mike’s collection Mike’s autographed vinyl records Mike met Paul and Ringo Having a conversation with Paul McCartney Mike loves his boxsets What’s the most Mike ever paid for a record? Where does Mike shop for records? Mike’s conversations with Kevin Gilbert The collectability of The Winery Dogs vinyl Will the prior Winery Dogs albums be reissued on vinyl? Working with Storm Thorgerson on album covers Dream Theatre logo changed for the Storm Thorgerson album covers Earliest bands - Mike’s band “Rising Power” The Winery Dogs 2023 tour Mike’s vinyl videos on YouTube Does Mike get vinyl deliveries all the time? The rarest record of Mike’s career What records of his career is he missing? Interview wrap up High-resolution & Commercial Free version of this interview available at: www.Patreon.com/VinylGuide
    Listen on Apple: https://apple.co/2Y6ORU0
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    If you like records, just starting a collection or are an uber-nerd with a house-full of vinyl, this is the podcast for you. Nate Goyer is The Vinyl Guide and discusses all things music and record-related

    • 46 min
    Ep374: Elephant Memories & Third Man Rarities w Ben Blackwell

    Ep374: Elephant Memories & Third Man Rarities w Ben Blackwell

    Third Man Records co-founder & Official Archivist of The White Stripes Ben Blackwell shares insight on the making and impact of the album 'Elephant', the new MONO mix for TMR Vault #55, rare records in the Third Man universe and much more.
    Topics include:
    What was the impact of Elephant on The White Stripes? Early impressions first hearing Elephant Memories of Seven Nation Army Original sequencing of Elephant What’s in TMR Vault 55? First recordings of Elephant / John Peel Vault DVD contents / Shooting video for The Hardest Button to Button The various global covers of Elephant The Australian LP is the hardest to find More activities for Elephant in 2023 The White Stripes eligible for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2023 The Elvis “My Happiness” acetate The Upholsterers “Your Furniture Was Always Dead…” single How many Upholsterers singles have been found? The “Freedom at 21” Flexi-disc helium balloon stunt 3” pressing of “The Denial Twist” Meg White “Icky Thump” picture disc What can be shared about Meg in recent years? Third Man Pressing and expansion of other pressing plants What percentage is Third Man Pressing focused on Third Man projects? Trends of the recent growth of the vinyl industry Third Man reissuing materials from major labels Numbers of TMR Vault subscribers Looking up MONO “Icky Thump” on Discogs The Jack White singles cover art tapestry Strange requests for song licensing Ben’s personal record collecting hobby Temptation while at TMR Pressing Interview wrap up Sign up for the Third Man Records Vault #55 here
    Extended, high-resolution & Commercial Free version of this interview available at: www.Patreon.com/VinylGuide
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    If you like records, just starting a collection or are an uber-nerd with a house-full of vinyl, this is the podcast for you. Nate Goyer is The Vinyl Guide and discusses all things music and record-related

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep373: Terri Nunn of Berlin

    Ep373: Terri Nunn of Berlin

    Terri Nunn of Berlin discusses the rare and collectable vinyl of her career, growing up in LA, early punk scene, her multiple hits as well as the global #1 smash "Take My Breath Away", auditioning for Star Wars & much more!
    Topics include:
    Terri’s record collection Terri’s family owned a few record stores Well known customers who shopped there Hiding records from the public shoppers Growing up in LA, wanting to entertain Social issues with entertainers Records and performers who inspired Terri Discovering the punk community Getting into Electronic Music 1st album is all Prophet V and TR-808 Memories of making “A Matter of Time” private press single “Pleasure Victim” initially on MAO Records Moving from Enigma to Geffen Memories of working w David Geffen The pressure going into “Love Life” Challenges with Terri being focal point of band Working w Georgio Moroder on Top Gun theme Recording of “Take My Breath Away” Life changes after having a global #1 hit John rejoining band and communicating about prior challenges The collectable records of Berlin & Terri’s career Terri’s involvement in cover art, videos The concept of cover of “Pleasure Victim” Terri’s “Star Wars” audition Berlin’s “Strings Attached” vinyl Interview wrap up Berlin's "Strings Attached" on vinyl here.
    High-resolution & Commercial Free version of this interview available at: www.Patreon.com/VinylGuide
    Listen on Apple: https://apple.co/2Y6ORU0
    Listen on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/36qhlc8

    Follow our Podcast: https://linktr.ee/vinylguide
    Facebook: www.Facebook.com/VinylGuide
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    If you like records, just starting a collection or are an uber-nerd with a house-full of vinyl, this is the podcast for you. Nate Goyer is The Vinyl Guide and discusses all things music and record-related

    • 41 min
    Ep372: Jerry A Lang - Poison Idea, American Leather Records

    Ep372: Jerry A Lang - Poison Idea, American Leather Records

    Jerry A Lang discusses the rare records and legacy of Poison Idea, the reissues, collectibles and artefacts from the band, as well as his new LP "From The Fire Into The Water" and his autobiographies "Black Heart Fades Blue".
    Topics include:
    Jerry's books - "Black Heart Fades Blue" Reissuing Poison Idea recordings Cleaning up the master tapes Anything missing from the PI archive Hand written lyric book for “Kings of Punk” The various labels of Poison Idea Early pressings of “Pick Your King” Status of the “Pick Your King” artwork Making the Poison Idea lettering logo “Pick Your King” test pressing w Reagan photo Is Jerry a record collector? Tom collecting The Fix Vengeance single from club promo packs Early demand for “Pick Your King” How were records sold / early merch tables What happened to Tom’s guitars? Poison Idea’s recording consistency Making “Feel The Darkness” Poison Idea's music publishing Jerry and the legacy of Poison Idea New Poison Idea track “The Butcher” Other potential Poison Idea outtakes Plans for American Leather Records Tom’s record collection The new album “From The Fire Into The Water” Does Jerry Miss being in a band or playing live? What is Jerry listening to these days? Upcoming releases on American Leather Records “Feel The Darkness” reissue w Tiny Tim’s cease & desist letters Interview wrap up Get Jerry's LP "From The Fire Into The Water" on vinyl here
    Get Jerry's Autobiographies "Black Heart Fades Blue" here
    High-resolution & Commercial Free version of this interview available at: www.Patreon.com/VinylGuide
    Listen on Apple: https://apple.co/2Y6ORU0
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    Follow our Podcast: https://linktr.ee/vinylguide
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    If you like records, just starting a collection or are an uber-nerd with a house-full of vinyl, this is the podcast for you. Nate Goyer is The Vinyl Guide and discusses all things music and record-related

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep371: Joel Selvin - Vinyl, Music History and Sly & The Family Stone

    Ep371: Joel Selvin - Vinyl, Music History and Sly & The Family Stone

    Joel Selvin, writer, music critic and author of many fascinating music history books, joins us to talk vinyl, record collecting, the Bay Area music scene and harrowing tale of Sly & The Family Stone.
    Topics include:
    The Sky Stone book is harrowing Joel’s “Basement Record Library” Getting free promotional records Some memorable shows he saw in late 60s Balancing friendships w artists as a music critic Collecting music memorabilia A Christmas present from Steve Miller The vinyl revival didn’t surprise Joel Why vinyl sounds better Joel’s reaction to CDs and Napster Ever been threatened or made an enemy from reporting? Pissing off Sammy Hagar Taking on the Sly & the Family Stone book Getting in touch with all the main Sly & the Family Stone characters The involvement of Hamp ‘Bubba’ Banks Former band members eventually revealing the trauma The poor sound quality of “There’s a Riot Going On” Status of the Sly Stone recording tapes Rare Sly Stone records, The Stewart Four 78 record Joel’s conversations with Sly The cultural loss of talent of Sly Stone Upcoming autobiography and documentary of Sky Stone Interview wrap up Get Joel Selvin's "Sly & The Family Stone: An Oral History" here.
    EXTENDED, High-resolution & Commercial Free version of this interview available at: www.Patreon.com/VinylGuide
    Listen on Apple: https://apple.co/2Y6ORU0
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    If you like records, just starting a collection or are an uber-nerd with a house-full of vinyl, this is the podcast for you. Nate Goyer is The Vinyl Guide and discusses all things music and record-related

    • 57 min

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