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Author Elborough, Travis.

Title The vinyl countdown : the album from vinyl to iPod and back again / Travis Elborough
Published Brooklyn : Soft Skull Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 452 pages) : illustrations
Contents Speed wars -- Four Seasons on two sides -- Cunning linguists and extended pleasures -- Blowing hot and cold -- To be Frank -- An now for something completely different ... -- Beat less -- Pop goes pop! -- Stacks of tracks -- Back to the future -- God bless you Lester Bangs and the greatest album every made -- Take up thy stereo and walk, man
Summary VINYL MAY BE FINAL NAIL IN CD'S COFFIN ran the headline in a Wired magazine article in October 2007. Ever since the arrival of the long-playing record in 1948, the album has acted as the soundtrack to our lives. Record collections-even on a CD or iPod-are personal treasures, revealing our loves, errors in judgment, and lapses in taste. In The Vinyl Countdown, Travis Elborough explores the way in which particular albums are deeply embedded in cultural history or so ubiquitous as to be almost invisible. While music itself has experienced several different movements over the past sixty years
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-429) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Music -- Social aspects.
Popular music -- Discography.
Sound recordings -- History.
Genre/Form Discographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Elborough, Travis. Long-player goodbye
ISBN 1593763484 (electronic bk.)
9781593763480 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Album from vinyl to iPod and back again