I Miss Liner Notes!

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by giltgitguy, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. giltgitguy

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    In the days before digital downloads, especially when music came on vinyl, I used to spend hours reading liner notes, lyrics, and credits. I remember poring over the glossy book that came with the original release of Let It Be. And being amazed to see a copy of the contract for the Who at Woodstock ($35,000,if memory serves) that came with Live at Leeds. The back of one Little Feat album had photos of (I think) Ritchie Haywards hospital bills from a motorcycle accident. Before I ever became a professional musician, I knew who all the prominent songwriters, studio musicians, band members, producers, engineers,etc of the day were. All that stuff was gold to me as a kid. Of course, now we're swamped with information about every minor detail about every minor celebrity, but in my day-to-day, I don't run across all the cool arcane info that I used to love. Is there a website where you can at least, get songwriting and production credits for current releases?
     
  2. bloozetubes

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    its really hard to clean a bag on the inside of a jewel case
     
  3. giltgitguy

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    Although I used to have a number of jewel cases with tell-tale scratches from cutting up rails.
     
  4. bloozetubes

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    they were good for some things tho...
     
  5. Hand of Doom

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    Led Zep - The Song Remains The Same or Frampton Comes Alive, had to be a double LP.

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  6. Hand of Doom

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    Band "coke" mirrors were good for that before the CD.
     
  7. The Last Rebel

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    They still press new albums on vinyl you know.
     
  8. Ocelot

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    Kids these days are really missing out. There was nothing like getting a (vinyl) record the day it came out and devouring the liner notes as you listened to it for the first time. Yes, yes, I know...old fart...but it was really fun at 14. And that's not even talking about album art, which ruled. That said, all the LP crackles, pops and skips sucked.
     
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    Yes indeed, one of the many reasons that I still buy vinyl whenever there's a choice
     
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    Laying on my stomach on the living room floor reading and re-reading everything and meticulously studying the artwork... Abraxas for example.
     

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