Recently, I was fondly remembering one of the earliest reasons that I was attracted to records as a child. Much to the chagrin of my parents, I was fascinated at a very young age at the fact that if you messed with records while they were spinning, you’d produce all sorts of strange sounds. While I’m the adult in this situation now and would never dream of messing with my precious circular bits of plastic, it’s really interesting hearing the strange experimental noise music that comes from Vinyl Terror and Horror (AKA Camilla Sørensen and Greta Christensen) and their physical vinyl cut ups and deconstructed turntable monstrosities.
Check a few of these out here:
Speaking of vinyl, like many music obsessives out there, one of my favorite movies is High Fidelity. Every time that I watch it, I always wonder about my own versions of Rob, Dick and Barry’s infamousTop 5 lists. So I’ve finally given them a shot.
I so far have three list videos made, Top 5 Track 1s Side 1s, Top 5 Songs About Death, and Top 5 Songs For My Own Funeral. I have one left to go, and it’s the hardest yet. I’ll post that in a few days.
Keith Hadad, the creator and manager of RCU, has been a contributing writer to Elmore Magazine and Thewaster.com and maintains a regular column, “Keith Hadad’s Choice,” in Blicker magazine. His writing has also appeared in the Smithsonian Folkways' Guest Blog and the Optical Sounds Fanzine.
Also, please check out the blog's super-active Instagram account, @recordcratesunited for daily blurb-styled music reviews.
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