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Thanks for the book recommendation. Awesome, if only for the fact that Georgio Moroder is one of the 
authors.

Speaking of colored vinyl, I have a few examples of maybe one of the earliest uses of red vinyl --  
Majestic Records did a limited "deluxe" series of 78's on real-deal red vinyl, I'd date it to 1948 
or so. If you find them not gouged out by steel needles at 10 grams, or scratched from being in 
gritty paper album sleeves or boxes, they play very quietly. I know about RCA's earlier red 78's, 
detailed in the latest ARSC Journal, but I think the article said they weren't real-deal vinyl as in 
what most records are made of nowadays.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Biel" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 6:49 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] The Color of Vinyl in 2012


> From: Roger Kulp <[log in to unmask]>
> Am I the only one here who collects punk,new wave,and indie rock
> from the 70s on?This is old,old stuff,and it's been going on
> continually since '77 or so.


You're not the only one but I only get them when they are cheap because
this ain't my kind of music!  But for those of you who are seriously
collecting them in colored and picture disc form there is a great book
on the subject.  While there have been many books which touched on the
subject of colored records when spending more space on picture records,
this one is heavily into colored discs -- nearly all of the first 280
pages of the 450 page book.  Extraordinary Records by Georgio Moroder
and  Alessandro Benedetti, published by Taschen Books in 2009.

http://www.amazon.com/Extraordinary-Records-Magazine-Giorgio-Moroder/dp/3836507293/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335307436&sr=8-1

http://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/popculture/all/05064/facts.extraordinary_records.htm

Mike Biel  [log in to unmask]



Estrus,Sub Pop,and countless other labels had colored and regular black
vinyl versions of their records issued at the same time,starting about
1988 or so.The colored vinyl ones were always pressed in quantities of a
couple of hundred or less.There is that famous Nirvana/Melvins 45 of
Velvet Underground covers,where EACH COPY was pressed on a different
color vinyl.

There is the US yellow vinyl "Road To Ruin",the 1978 Canadian "Sargent
Pepper",the marble swirled vinyl Stranglers "Black And White",with the
bonus color 45,the entire "Be Stiff" UK Tour Series,just a few that came
out in 1978 alone.

Sheesh.

Roger




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 From: Aaron Levinson <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 2:52 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] The Color of Vinyl in 2012

Sorry I meant the proliferation of colored vinyl.

AA

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On Apr 24, 2012, at 3:40 PM, Jim Sam <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> All,
>
> A thought occurred to me that I'd like to get others' take on.  With
> the exception of the band Shellac, I can't think of a new releases
> since sometime in the mid '00s that's been pressed on black vinyl.  I
> definitely have all the primary colors, a lot of secondary colors, and
> a few clear/translucent ones for good measure.  Meanwhile, I can tick
> off scads of new vinyl since then that've been black, but they were
> all reissues, not new releases.
>
> That said, all my vinyl tends to be of
> indie/alternative/underground/whatever rock bands.  They're obviously
> doing it for the collecting aspect.
>
> Anyone else seen something similar?
>
> Jim