Tuesday, February 05, 2008

"We're having a vinyl revival"

Photo courtesy The Sydney Morning Herald

For those of you who found interest in my three-part vinyl articles, here is another news piece from The Sydney Morning Herald:

The appeal of LPs is not only nostalgic; it is also tactile and aesthetic. You lose sound quality and the romance of the object with downloads, say the store owners. Coveting a limited-edition green vinyl 12-inch of the Cure's song The Forest? (That's $80 at Revolve.) An original local pressing of INXS's Listen Like Thieves? ($16 at The Vintage Record.) The complete On The Corner sessions by Miles Davis in an embossed metal box? ($180 at Birdland.) To teenagers used to getting their music for free, the maths doesn't add up; but for fans the price is beside the point.

"I'm finding that kids are starting to come back into the shop thanks to bands like Wolfmother citing their influences as Led Zeppelin, or similar," Thomson says. "There's also been a bit of an '80s revival - Duran Duran, Adam and the Ants, the Eurythmics - kids are coming in and buying them on vinyl."

To read the entire article, click here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There's no doubt that there's a very good reason for vinyl's appeal, sonically, aesthetically & for cool value.

Nevertheless, there's also another angle. The vinyl album side was only about 20 minutes, making an album 2 X 20inutes.

CDs, clocking in at 40-50 minutes, just have so much more work to do to be memorable.