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saras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 03:11 PM
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178. More advantages of vinyl...
You can make 12" singles that don't tell the user whether to play them at 33 or 45, and with the right vocalist and electronic music, you can make them sound believable at either speed. The ensuing controversy makes for great publicity.

You can code endless messages in the runout groove. CDs quit after an hour or so.

You can make multi-groove records that choose one of two, or four, programs at random when you set the needle down.

You can see the loud and quiet parts on the record before you even play a song.

You can set a pile of coins on top of the tone arm to play a skipping record. Can't do that with a skipping CD.

you can make a fuzztone punk version of a song by piling coins on top of the tone arm and playing the song over and over. Can't do that with CDs either.

Vinyl makes better frisbees. With a good wind, you can get an awful record to fly literally six blocks from the college radio station.

On the other hand, you can't put hidden tracks on vinyl, and you can't make them go silent for half an hour before hitting you with a burst of awful noise at full volume, like Beck's albums.
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