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Vinyl Junkies: Adventures in Record Collecting


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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.


A lively study of the subculture of record collectors.

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Brett Milano is a longtime Boston-based music journalist who once interviewed Joey Ramone and Barry Manilow on the same day. He compiled and annotated the Boston punk history CD Mass. Ave: The Boston Scene (on Rhino); and has written liner notes for albums by Todd Rundgren, the Cars, and the Smithereens. He has written for Billboard, Pulse and the College Media Journal; and can now be read weekly in the Boston Herald and the Boston Phoenix. Aside from a short-lived Boston Rock Trivia volume that still turns up on Ebay to this day, Vinyl Junkies is his first book.

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VooDooVinyl, April 21, 2011 (view all comments by VooDooVinyl)
Vinyl Junkies

- an absolute must for anyone who loves music, or knows a record collector or is one. A great read for any collector, really, be stamps, coins, just anything. Sure fun too! Fabulous for few hours' train trip, flight, or leisure. had mine at home, in UK, on a day off.. on an afternoon off. read again in the evening.

The author seems a nice guy too. Looking forward to any new books of his. will browse the web for old articles.
got back to it later, to find new ideas for myself, and ordered some records it tells about - found a great band: The L....

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Milano, Brett
St. Martin's Press
New York
Collectors and collecting
Reference - Price Guides
Popular Culture - Counter Culture
Sound recordings
General Music
General Music
Sound recordings -- Collectors and collecting.
History & Criticism *
Performing arts
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8.27 x 5.49 x 0.625 in

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