Adventures in Record CollectingBook - 2003
Record collectors describe their collections, what drives them to collect rare recordings, and what these collections mean to them.
Not too far away from the flea markets, dusty attics, cluttered used record stores and Ebay is the world of the vinyl junkies. Brett Milano dives deep into the piles of old vinyl to uncover the subculture of record collecting. A vinyl junkie is not the person who has a few old 45s shoved in the cuboard from their days in high school. Vinyl Junkies are the people who will travel over 3,000 miles to hear a rare b-side by a German band that has only recorded two songs since 1962, vinyl junkies are the people who own every copy of every record produced by the favorite artist from every pressing and printing in existance, vinyl junkies are the people who may just love that black plastic more than anything else in their lives. Brett Milano traveled the U.S. seeking out the most die-hard and fanatical collectors to capture all that it means to be a vinyl junkie. Includes interviews with Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Peter Buck from R.E.M and Robert Crumb, creator of Fritz the cat and many more underground comics.
Blackwell North Amer
From the first time a record was pressed back in 1894, people have been fascinated with the black spinning disks that elevate our moods at parties, get us through rough patches in our relationships, and provide the background music to our daily routines. Record collectors - once thought to be the denizens of flea markets and garage sales - have been elevated to icon status through books and films like High Fidelity, Ghost World, and now Vinyl Junkies. Brett Milano dives deep into the piles of old vinyl, crowded closets, stuffed-to-the-rafters warehouses, and even his own stack of 33s and 45s to be the first to uncover the allure, the attraction, and sometimes the insanity that is all part of record collecting. Join Milano as he travels across the United States to the hot spots of collecting and the homes of collectors as he lifts the veil of their beloved hobby.