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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 07, 2012 6 comments
The Grateful Dead's "Touch of Grey" was a spirited 1987 marching order to an aging Baby Boomer generation to "get by" and its assuring affirmation that "we will survive" was a stroke of timing and musical genius. The song became an unlikely hit for a group that didn't have or need hits and helped propel the band to further heights of both popularity and creativity.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 07, 2012 2 comments
All of Fiona Apple's albums have been been personal and confessional (some might say "self absorbed") but this one is really personal and confessional and attractively self-absorbed too.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 04, 2012 9 comments
Why listen to "purist" British blues bands recreating what they've heard on record or in clubs, when you can hear the real thing? That's how I've always felt about it. This album by the British blues band Ten Years After is something else and perhaps in retrospect it's unfair to tag TYA as a "purist blues band."

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 04, 2012 6 comments
More than 6000 readers entered the Sweepstakes but there could be only one winner.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 03, 2012 2 comments
An international group of analog devotees are in the midst of producing a Sci-Fi film shot on 16MM film, with sound recorded on a Nagra III reel-to-reel deck featuring a music track using analog synthesizers (Moog and Doepfer, a Theramin, etc.).

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 03, 2012 25 comments
"Non-fill" refers to a pressing defect that occurs when the molten vinyl does not flow fully to produce a well-formed groove. It occurs most often on a 180g record's outer edge and is caused by the vinyl's beginning to harden prematurely.

Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 03, 2012 35 comments
Getting a review sample of this unique ultrasonic record cleaning machine took years because apparently the small German manufacturer could not keep up with demand. I’ve heard from a few sources that reliability was not high during those early days but that now that’s been sorted out as has manufacturing capacity.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 03, 2012 5 comments
Hey Mikey- I have a question you might post and answer since it's general interest, I think. In your recent Freewheelin' Bob Dylan review you mentioned the white and black label Stereo 360 records from Columbia, and you mention that the black label indicates Columbia's all-tube cutting chain.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 02, 2012 15 comments
Love the website. I can't stay off of it! I have an "Ask Mikey' question:

"What do you use to control static pops and clicks on your records?"

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