JACK WHITE AND NEIL YOUNG STEP INTO VINYL RECORDING BOOTH

JACK WHITE AND NEIL YOUNG STEP INTO VINYL RECORDING BOOTH

Joe GransingerWednesday,24 April 2013

The Snap:

Jack White and his record label – Third Man Records – opened the only public vinyl recording booth in the world this past weekend in celebration of Record Store Day 2013. The refurbished 1947 “Voice-O-Graph” machine allowed customers at the Nashville store to record up to two minutes of their own personal message or song directly onto a 6-inch vinyl record, and mail it to a loved one.

The Download:

There’s a reason that Jack White is one of the coolest people in the world – it’s because he’s always doing awesome shit like this. Not only does he completely embrace vinyl as the best, most personal medium to enjoy music on, he was this year’s official Record Store Day ambassador. He visited a local vinyl pressing factory to show us the process of how these things are made, and to throw in a few hilarious conspiracy theories during the video. Unfortunately, we may never know why the Masons and the NBA draft are in line with each other, or how we’ve been tricked into believing two asteroids hit at the same time.

During record store day – which was April 20th – Neil Young made an appearance at Jack White’s shop and took a quick trip inside the recording booth. Unfortunately, no one knows what he recorded yet, but I’m hoping we get some digital form soon enough, as it’s bound to sound wonderful. Of course, Jack wasn’t left out of the old-fashioned recording fun. Choosing the song “Coal Miner’s Daughter” – which can be heard on Third Man Records’ Soundcloud page – was a perfect choice, as Jack’s voice can carry it wonderfully and it’s no surprise that he sounds good on vinyl (even when the recording quality is a bit iffy).

It’s inspiring to see the passion that White has for the vinyl medium. It’s even better because the passion he has comes from a place of pure love, not a stubborn unwillingness to accept change like most people (I’m looking at you, people that still use phonebooks).

And remember, never give blood on a Tuesday… that’s when they change the needles out.

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Hat Tips:

NME, Third Man Records, Image Credit: Flickr



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