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Kate Strand (Vox/Guitar of The Vitals) shares her love for her Crosley and latest jams.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 08/31/2012 by Shattered Platter

Hi, I’m Kate Strand from the Vitals.

The records that I have been listening to most recently are:

Fugazi – Repeater (Dischord)



Dot Hacker – Inhibition (ORG Music)



Mark Lanegan Band – Blues Funeral (4AD)



Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Show Your Bones (Interscope)



Radiohead – Hail To The Thief (Parlophone)



I listen to them in my studio apartment in Hollywood on a cheap Crosley CR49-TAthat I bought years ago.



It resembles a suitcase, I bought it primarily because of that…and because I could afford it. It has dug itself a special place in my heart. The day I switch to what you might call a “better” player will be bitter sweet. All of the those records are albums I have listened to religiously over the years, give or take, on Cassette and or CD. Listening, enjoying and studying them in their vinyl form has been a brand new experience.

They create a tangible experience in my small space. Holding them in my hands, studying the art, carefully placing the vinyl on the player, putting them back to sleep in their paper sleeves.…it’s all part of the experience.

Live on vinyl.

Pete Majors (Manager @ Vacation Vinyl + Vocalist of Harassor) digs his OG set up + some good tunes!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 08/30/2012 by Shattered Platter
Hey Matt,
I’ve been using a Gemini XL-500 turntable for the last 13 years. 
I purchased it in ’99 when my passion for vinyl peaked. I have many record players but this is my main one.  I’m a fan of Grado cartridges and I’m currently using a Gold Prestige.
Some records in regular rotation on my turntable of late…
ULVER “Childhood’s End” 2xLP (Jester Records) …the ever evolving Norwegian group who’s earliest output was raw and blistering Black Metal in it’s purest form.  Their latest project is a covers record of classic psych/garage bands…Pretty Things, Gandalf, 13 Floor Elevators, Music Emporium etc.
JK FLESH “Posthuman” 2xLP (3by3 Records) …the closet sound to Godflesh since their demise.  I hear all of Justin Broadrick’s project in JK Flesh.  Certainly the beats and almost dub step sound of Palesketcher accompanied by the atmosphere of Jesu and crushing guitars of Godflesh.  This album is brilliant!
Symmetry “Themes For An Imaginary Film” 3xLP (Italians Do It Better) …originally commissioned to be the soundtrack to the movie ‘Drive’ this synth drone/jam masterpiece was years in the making, brought to you by the genius’ behind Chromatics & Glass Candy.
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats “Blood Lust” LP (Rise Above) …continually churning out some of the dirtiest rock in the land, Rise Above released this modern masterpiece of Stoner Rock Doom that reminds us why the blueprint for hard rock will always remain in the early 70’s bands that molded the sound. 
for fans of Sabbath, Pentagram, Blue Cheer to more obscure bands like Wicked Lady, Granicus and modern bands Graveyard & Witch.

Henry Rollins talks about his TT set up + his listening habits these days. Enjoy!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 08/30/2012 by Shattered Platter

I use a Rega P3 turntable.


Later this year I will be getting a Grand Prix Monaco 1.5 turntable but don’t know what tonearm I will get yet.


I have been listening to a lot of heavy music on LP lately.

High On Fire, – De Vermis Mysteriis (Relapse)


Sleep – Dopesmoker Re-issue (Southern Lord)



My Cat Is An Alien – mixed


and a lot of strange stuff from Finland.




Devin Sarno (Warner Brothers Records) talks about his TT setup + his unique recommendations on wax.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on 08/30/2012 by Shattered Platter

Hey Matt:

I use a Technics SL-1200 and ION iPTUSB portable 





Some recommended vinyl:

William Basinski “The Disintegration Loops” (9xLP)
Temporary Residence Limited




Deep Listening Band “Octagonal Polyphony”
Important Records



Stars of The Lid
“The Tired Sounds of…” (3xLP)
Kranky Records



Body/Head “The Eyes, The Mouth” b/w “Night of The Ocean” 7″
Ultra Eczema Records



John Cage “Sonatas and Interludes” (3xLP)
John Cage Trust



Merzbow “Merzbient” (18xLP)


Grady Runyan’s (Owner of Grady’s Record Refuge in Ventura) choice of TT + some great recommendations

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 08/30/2012 by Shattered Platter

At home I use a JVC QL-7 as my main turntable.  



It’s a no frills, fully manual, direct drive turntable.  Always been super reliable and never had any issues with it.  I’ve had it for about 10 years now, and have put an incredible amount of hours on it.  I usually use a Shure V-15 type III cart with it.  Want to get a shout out to K.C. Staples (of Record Outlet in Thousand Oaks 🙂 for selling me this great turntable!  




Here are some records I’ve been jamming on it lately:

Taste – s/t.  Rory Gallagher’s first band.  Rocks.
Jim Sullivan – UFO.  Great reissue on Light In The Attic, Jim’s back story is pretty bizarre.
Wild Tchoupitoulas – s/t.  Awesome New Orleans funk featuring the Meters.
Redd Kross – Researching the Blues.  One of my favorite bands from the 80’s, new album is excellent!
Dick Hyman – The Age of Electronicus.  One of the weirder Moog LPs (and there’s a lot of weird Moog LPs).
Lawndale – Sasquatch Rock.  Somehow overlooked these guys back in the day, now they’re my favorite surf band.
Yusef Lateef – The Blue Yusef Lateef.  Adventurous and hard to describe, like hearing a new language.
Cave – Pure Moods.  These guys played my store a couple years ago and blew me away, and this record is even better!
-Grady Runyan
Grady’s Record Refuge

Marcus Blake’s (Bassist for Self, Mother Superior, Rollins Band) Sexy Rega RP3 and LP recommendations

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 08/29/2012 by Shattered Platter
My turntable of choice is a Rega RP3.  Henry Rollins turned me on to the great Rega line of turntables a few years back.  I am a big fan of vinyl and there’s nothing like hearing an original U.K. copy of The Beatles’ Revolver in mono on that baby!  What warmth! What tone!
I love cds if mastered properly too but, man, there’s nothing like checking out a classic album on vinyl on a good turntable with good speakers to boot!
I got lucky recently and scored something like 30 records in amazing condition at the local Goodwill!  Everything from Jeff Lynne’s pre-Move band, The Idle Race to Zeppelin, to Kate Bush to Jobriath to Queen to Springsteen and Roxy Music bootlegs to Cheech & Chong albums was in that stash!  Who the hell gives away Jobriath albums to Goodwill anyway?  Haha!  There was about 30 records total.  Prince’s Around The World In A Day and Otis Redding’s Dictionary Of Soul album (original mono on Stax) were recently played on my Rega RP3.
I must also mention EMI’s recent reissue of David Bowie’s classic The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars on vinyl is a revelation!  It was mastered by the original mastering engineer, Ray Staff and sounds better than ever.  It also has a DVD of the album and outtakes with a 5.1 mix done by producer, Ken Scott.  Recommended!
I am aiming to put out my own album, Distorted Hymns, on vinyl in the near future and I can’t wait to put it on my Rega RP3 and crank it!
Marcus Blake

ORG Music’s Andrew Rossiter’s set up + LPs.

Posted in Shattered Platter with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 08/29/2012 by Shattered Platter

No review, just a selection

Andrew Rossiter of ORG Music set up consists of of a Stanton T-50 TT


The records he recommends checking out include the following:

Tame Impalla – Innerspeaker (2 LP 45 RPM)


Dirt Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan LP


Andrew Bird – Break It Yourself LP


The Oh Sees – Castlemania


Sam Cooke – Live @ The Harlem Square Club 1963


Black Lion Jazz Test Pressings from ORG Music 


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