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Fahrenheit 33.33
March 30, 2006 7:15 PM   Subscribe

Ten banned records, burned and played. (Flash with audio.)
posted by hydrophonic (35 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Excellent, thanks.
posted by dobbs at 7:26 PM on March 30, 2006


oh those poor needles
posted by edgeways at 7:29 PM on March 30, 2006


intersting concept, but listening is worse than metal machine music after awhile
posted by edgeways at 7:31 PM on March 30, 2006


Neat!
posted by brundlefly at 7:39 PM on March 30, 2006


Oh, and I like the post title!
posted by brundlefly at 7:39 PM on March 30, 2006


I've always wondred what Louie Louie was really trying to say, now I know.

Then I played all these backwards, it said, "Vote for only Democrats in November." What does it all mean?

Did one have to pay a fee to burn these cuts?
posted by BillyElmore at 7:40 PM on March 30, 2006


That was AWESOME.
posted by dougunderscorenelso at 7:44 PM on March 30, 2006


And, I absolutely agree on wanting to get separate audio of these things.
posted by dougunderscorenelso at 7:45 PM on March 30, 2006


it's like my ears ban them even though they've risen from the ashes of being banned and burned, man
posted by pokermonk at 7:45 PM on March 30, 2006


You know, I've been looking for some music to annoy my teenaged nephew with. Finally!

And yes, I was thinking what edgeways was. I hope they bought from Radio Shack.
posted by dhartung at 7:45 PM on March 30, 2006


Beautiful
posted by undule at 7:58 PM on March 30, 2006


Its a beautiful noise
posted by subaruwrx at 8:30 PM on March 30, 2006


Cat Stevens? Banned?
posted by pmbuko at 8:41 PM on March 30, 2006


That "2 Live Crew" is off tha chain.
posted by thanatogenous at 9:23 PM on March 30, 2006


Did anyone ever see that Basement Jaxx (I think) video where it's like the war on drugs, but on music? They show cops busting DJ/s musicians, etc.

At the end of the video they have bonfire and burn all these old records.
posted by delmoi at 9:43 PM on March 30, 2006


very cool post. 'first family' takes the cake!
posted by visit beautiful mount weather! at 10:33 PM on March 30, 2006


It was sad to see the Dead Kennedys record all charred and hurt, but damn they never sounded so good
posted by elr at 1:14 AM on March 31, 2006


Yay!
posted by beerbajay at 2:39 AM on March 31, 2006


Cat Stevens? Banned?

I think it had something to do with his refusal to denounce the fatwah the Ayatollah declared on Salman Rushdie.

Excellent post!
posted by psmealey at 2:53 AM on March 31, 2006


Am I cynical enough to call hoax? I love the concept, but the audio is a bit too repetitive to my ears to be from the records shown. A bit too good, actually.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:02 AM on March 31, 2006


the audio is a bit too repetitive to my ears to be from the records shown

Nah, I've seen similar stuff done live (by folk like Diskono, who releaseed found records they'd scratched and melted at one point, if I remember rightly) and you always get loops, or loop-like effects, because the needle gets stuck jumping around one portion of the disc as soon as it hits a really mangled or bumpy bit of vinyl.

Great sounds here, anyway. Funny, too, that I have reams of stuff produced by folk who must've spent months on their Powerbooks processing sound with apps like Max/MSP, when all they needed to do was set fire to some vinyl ;-)
posted by jack_mo at 3:27 AM on March 31, 2006


Ooh, you can download all the tracks too. With a bit of John Oswald and Negativland added for listenability, that's a good half hour of my next DJ set sorted out then...
posted by jack_mo at 3:36 AM on March 31, 2006


Tea for the Tillerman? Mahler? WHUH?
posted by Decani at 4:46 AM on March 31, 2006


Fantastic!
posted by soundofsuburbia at 5:47 AM on March 31, 2006


Yeah, Mahler really blew it when he said he was bigger than Jesus.

That's when he lost me as a fan.
posted by grubi at 6:29 AM on March 31, 2006


I liked it better when it was Christian Marclay.
posted by klangklangston at 6:30 AM on March 31, 2006



I liked it better when it was Christian Marclay.

Or Otomo Yoshide, as well. I love the sound of boiled LPs.
posted by Dr-Baa at 7:05 AM on March 31, 2006


It would have been cooler if they had played them while burning them.

Thanks for the post, neat.
posted by Pollomacho at 7:13 AM on March 31, 2006


The music skips for me.
posted by mrgrimm at 7:55 AM on March 31, 2006


Great and meaningful idea.
posted by interrobang at 8:14 AM on March 31, 2006


I think Mahler's stuff was burned because he was Jewish.
posted by bardic at 9:52 AM on March 31, 2006


Just a quick question about the title of the FPP: why "33.33"? Why not "33.3", or "33.333333333333333333333333333333333..."?
posted by davejay at 11:35 AM on March 31, 2006


Having listened, I too say "hoax", or at least "the sounds you are hearing are probably not coming from the records you are seeing."

I might buy it if there was video.
posted by davejay at 11:36 AM on March 31, 2006


I liked it better when it was Christian Marclay

I liked it better when it was Lum Col Con Pix
posted by nylon at 1:19 PM on March 31, 2006


Having listened, I too say "hoax", or at least "the sounds you are hearing are probably not coming from the records you are seeing."

I'm pretty sure they are. I found this on the wfmu.org blog. I'd look for it now but I'm worried about nsfw content. The description was that he collected what sound he could using a turntable, then spliced it together digitally. Obviously, a needle wouldn't track all the way around on some of these. It must have been pretty labor-intensive, which makes me like this project even more. It'd be interesting to see how much he edited for his desired sound, and if he did any layering. The Beatles one sounds like he did to me.

why "33.33"? Why not "33.3", or "33.333333333333333333333333333333333..."?


I dunno. How many significant figures do you need?

Y'know, my ex-girlfriend grew up in a church that did record burnings. She was pretty young, so she didn't really get it. But she knew she liked the Beatles, so she asked the preacher if he could just give her the records instead of burning them.
posted by hydrophonic at 2:01 PM on March 31, 2006


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