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Vinyl Review: Eric Burdon & The Greenhornes
Being known for his harsh, bluesy voice, Eric Burdon has been recognized as one of rock’s greatest vocalists. He rose to popularity in the early 60s with The Animals, known for songs like "Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood" and a popular rendition of "House of the Rising Sun." The Greenhornes, on the other hand, are a psychedelic garage band formed in a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio in the mid-90s.
What You Should Know Before You Begin Collecting Vinyl
My first two LP's were purchased in April 2014. Four years ago I would never have imagined having almost 300 albums, almost 100 45's and even a couple 78's. Record digging has become more than a passion for me, but a lifestyle where I discovered I am more than a collector, but a historian of a long chapter of music history that shaped civilization and humanity. Here are a few things you should know if you decide you want to begin collecting these artifacts.
My 15 Favorite Happy Mood Songs
In my house, it was either disco or rock. I grew up with vinyls and no working turntable, but it was so much fun to imagine what they would sound like after being in a closet for decades. Eventually, my dad was given a working turntable when he turned 50. So far, I've played my own music and some of my dad's, and each vinyl sounds just as good as the last one.
Long Live Vinyl
Everyone loves music, right? I don’t believe I’ve met a person yet who dislikes music. Which is good. Because without music, I personally think our society would be at a huge loss, particularly in the stunning world of art. Music speaks to everyone, and while you’ll mostly hear the terms, “I can’t carry a tune in a wash tub!” or “I sound like a dying calf in a hail storm!” … no? You haven’t heard those. Perhaps it’s my southern roots then. Those sayings are pretty much tradition in my family, so don’t judge.
Is Vinyl Better Than Other Music Formats?
Vinyl records are an old beast. They were seemingly made obsolete with the invention of tapes, and those too were pretty much forgotten about when CDs came around, and so on.
With the contemporary renaissance of vinyl record collecting, now is the perfect time to dive into Vinyl Rewind. Not only has renewed interest in the vinyl record format become more popular since the 1980s, but interest has also made the Internet ubiquitous with numerous music blogs and websites discussing the enduring format. Among the most noteworthy and enjoyable I’ve found is Vinyl Rewind, which is hosted by wax enthusiast Eric Callero, aka the Vinyl Geek.