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Monday, December 3, 2012

The Joy of the Single (sigh), There Is None Greater

Posted by on Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 2:00 PM

This new BBC documentary, The Joy of the Single recounts the WEIGHT of the 45 RPM single. Uh...THIS IS MANDATORY WATCH FOR ALL RECORD NERDS, even if you have lived or are currently living this; it's so well done. Really, The Joy of the Single has it all—some history, hella romantic memories, and how it can only take ONE SONG to change a life.

I can't remember, exactly, the first 45 I bought—no doubt an Elvis 45 tho. It was prolly before I was old enough to remember buying stuff, like before I was five. Currently, I have about one BILLION 45s, no joke...obvs I love them best.

h/t: Ms. Canoe

 

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corey j brewer 4
my first 45rpm was Ray Parker Jr. Ghostbusters, the b-side was an instrumental version and me and my brother would play it on 33 to scare the crap out of ourselves.
Posted by corey j brewer http://coreyjbrewer.tumblr.com/ on December 4, 2012 at 11:06 AM · Report this
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Versus "Frog b/w Go Tell It On the Mountain" from the International Pop Underground series of singles on K Records.
Posted by Kevin Erickson on December 3, 2012 at 3:52 PM · Report this
Erin Resso 2
Their bit on the 12" was really great too:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01ckmgg
Posted by Erin Resso http://deejayres.tumblr.com on December 3, 2012 at 3:15 PM · Report this
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The first 45 I ever bought was "Heart of Glass" by Blondie, I was in the 7th grade and played it non-stop. I still have that well-worn copy and, when I opened for Blondie with a DJ set a few years ago, at the Showbox, I told this story to Debbie Harry and her face lit up and she hugged me like an old friend.

My most favorite format of all-time, and this doc is MANDATORY viewing. I knew you would love it, Nips. So good.
Posted by kerri harrop http://generalbonkers.com on December 3, 2012 at 2:42 PM · Report this

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