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Re: [ARSCLIST] Stereo records.
steven c wrote:
> > Weren't those so-called "albums" actually 33RPM 7" discs containing 3
> tracks per
> > side? I also have a number of 33rpm juke box singles with ONE stereo track
> > side, along with 7-inch album slicks to display in the juke box. I'm sure
> > patrons couldn't wait to listen to Roger Williams and the Ray Charles
> Singers in
> > stereo while they downed their cheeseburgers. DL
> True...again IIRC! You put in a quarter instead of a dime, and you
> could play three tracks off of a "hit"(?) album instead of a single
One thing I remember hearing about but never actually encountered was "Three
Minutes of Silence". Were there actually discs with blank grooves made for this
purpose? Aside from blank-groove pressings used as flip sides on promos, the
"Marcel Marceau" LP (which was 18 minutes of silence followed by 2 minutes of
applause on each side) and Jim Tuck's "Nothing Record" (which not only had blank
grooves, it had titles and separate tracks).
Wonder if the "3 Minutes of Silence" was cut in stereo? Wonder what it sounded
like when it began to wear out? Wonder if John Cage sued over the editing of his
Inquiring minds have nothing better to do.