New HBO series "LP's"..er.."Records"...uhh..."Vinyl" ?

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  1. Mike Eskimo

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    New show about the music biz in the 70's.

    Anything w/ Bobby Cannavale* is worth a look and Mick Jagger has done fairly well in the producer's chair lately but calling it "Vinyl" ?

    Absolutely a marketing move - I understand.

    Get the viewer who just dragged the close-n-play out of the basement interested and watching by calling it what he (and a buttload of millenials) calls it now.

    But - did anyone call it that back then ?

    I started reading every music rag I could get my hands on when I was 12 or 13 ('76-ish) and I don't remember anybody calling it "vinyl" .

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/24/a...p-stories-below&WT.nav=top-stories-below&_r=0


    *if you've never seen The Station Agent - it's on Netflix and it's a little work of art.
     
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    I absolutely LOVE the Station Agent! What a great cast!
     
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    We just call em records
     
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    That was filmed in my home town. I was very familiar with the location and I love watching it for the memories.
     
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    Just re-watched it last week. It's a comforting movie for me.

    Albums. When I heard older people calling it vinyl back then I thought " what's a good term I can use for douchebag?"
     
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    I always heard it called vinyl back then, and even now. It was just another way to define a product.
     
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    It's Poly Vinyl Acetate - "Vinyl".... I don't see the issue.
     
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    I remember the first record contract I signed... with the Columbia Record Club... ya got 12 records and had to buy a record every month for the next year.

    Nowhere did anything say vinyl back then... they were records.
    I still have a bunch of old records in a box somewhere.
     
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    We called them "LP's" after we quit buying "45's" (after the "78's" were out of style.)
    Not showing my age am I? :)
     
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    "Pieces of vinyl." --Bababooey.
     
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    We called them records or albums, vinyl was used on car roofs and seats.
     
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    Using the term "Vinyl" to refer to an Gramophone record started in WWII. All the thousands and thousands Armed Forces V-Disc where 12 inch 78RPM pressed on Vinyl. They used Vinyl because it was lighter to ship overseas, and more durable in travel. They commonly referred to those records as "Vinyl", and the term "Vinyl" is still used by many all over the world when referring to Gramophone recordings.
     
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    Records. With the "or" fully enunciated, as in "cords": 'reh-cords.

    On a flight a few years ago, I watched the film Good Vibrations, about the eponymous shop in 1970s Belfast, and while I could easily overlook the thousand shocking inaccuracies that celluloid is heir to, the one thing that stuck in my craw was all those 20-something actors talking about "reckerds". I was there. We didn't say it like that. Anyone who did would have been ridiculed mercilessly for trying to sound American.
     
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    Albums and singles.
     
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    I'm involved with a startup "record" shop.

    They stock LPs and Singles.


    Having a "vinyl" section would be redundant as it would encompass every shelf
     
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    Back in the day we had records and tapes.
    Nowadays, with all sorts of media and streaming services, "Vinyl" is probably chosen as the marketing term for the retro trend of turntable revival.
    They make these record players better than ever before, and some get really high end. I've seen just a cartridge with a needle that costs €5000 alone.
     
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    We used a Record Player/Turntable to play our records... LPs, EPs, albums, singles...

    we never used the word Vinyl in those days....
     
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