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Sean and Zander (3.17.13 – Echoplex)

Posted in Shattered Platter with tags , , , , , , , , on 03/19/2013 by Shattered Platter

With the vast amount of bands that play (of all genres) in Los Angeles, it can be overwhelming to try to find a new group to check out that derives itself from a certain genre your passionate about.

This is where Sean and Zander come into play for fans of punk rock.

To summarize their music best, Zander came up with this:

“‘We want to grow old with a little more grace. . . we’re trying to build a bridge for the people out of punk rock.”

I walked into the Echoplex, went to the merch booth to say what’s up to a friend of mine who  just wrapped up a tour with a great band from LA called The Wild Roses.  Chatted for  a bit, then watched the rest of the Roses set.

Sean and Zander started their set without any one even realizing it… a boss.


Their set list comprised of material from their debut album Walk Thee Invisible such as

– So Low She Rose


– Spiritual

– Song about Songs

– 2nd &Hill

During song changes, Sean would BS with the audience about random things/events and even throw out compliments to guys who were in better physical shape than he was.

Besides that, the chemistry between the two guys work really well on stage.

Keep it classy dudes.



Henrik Linde (Guitarist of The Vitals) and band mate Kate Strand obviously have the same taste and listen to the same thing.

Posted in Shattered Platter with tags , , , , , , on 09/12/2012 by Shattered Platter
Yeah for sure, I mean, I listen on the same record player as Kate, which is this pretty cheap suitcase apparatus, it works that’s about it ha ha.
Def listened a lot to nocturniquet by mars volta,
amnesiac by radiohead,
red medicine by fugazi…
oh and inhibition by dot hacker.
All incredible albums. Def looking to expand the vinyl collection as often as possible, been a good summer buying vinyls though so I’m stoked on my recent purchases…hopefully we can upgrade our record player in the near future, the one we have has some sort of character but it’d be nice to really get the full spectrum. If you know any nice turntables for sale let me know.

Jim Wilson (Mother Superior, Self, Rollins Band) speaks of his obsession.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on 09/11/2012 by Shattered Platter
My name is Jim Wilson and I am a vinylholic. I recently released my debut solo album on vinyl with a bonus 7″ and a download card. It’s called simply, “Jim Wilson” and you can get it from my website (at end).
I’m a singin’ songwritin’ guitarist who also plays bass with Daniel Lanois and I’m excited to be going on my first European solo tour in a few weeks. I’ve also played guitar and sang around the world with Mother Superior, Sparks, Henry Rollins, Pearl Aday and Scott Ian. 
I don’t just listen to vinyl, I collect it and have for many years. I have a whole extra bedroom that bulges with LPs, 45s and some tape recorders, amps and acoustic guitars. Alphabetical and cataloged, I’m always running to record shops in my spare time. Being on the road a lot, I’m always buying new records. I’m usually spinning what I most recently bought. 
My tastes are very eclectic and weird. The latest stack to be filed of what I played today reveals Freddy Weller’s 1972 album “The Promised Land” (Freddy was the guitarist from Paul Revere & The Raiders who also had a successful country music career, along with writing hits like “Dizzy” with Tommy Roe),
The Human League’s “Reproduction” LP and some assorted 12″ singles (including “The Sound Of The Crowd” and “Don’t You Want Me” with extended mixes),
the Bonzo Dog Band’s “Keynsham” (an all-time fave),
Michael Jackson’s “Blood On The Dance Floor” 12″ single
and The Beatles first Capitol album in Canada called “Beatlemania! With The Beatles” which came out in November 1963, months before the American invasion.
Also, a big stack of Canada-pressed 45’s I picked up in Toronto including 1950’s and 1960’s classics by Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans, Fats Domino and a bevy of Tamla Motown singles by Mary Wells, The Supremes and Smokey Robinson & The Miracles.
I’ve owned lots of turntables through the years and the latest one I have is a simple Denon DP-300F which I totally love.
It has an easy push button operation and killer sound on everything from old rock albums to current 180 gram pressings as well as 45s. You can get one from Amazon at a great price. I also keep (in the vinyl room) a vintage Hitachi from the 70’s because it plays 78 R.P.M.
Oh yeah, I have a internet radio show called “The Vinyl Shelf” that’s starting it’s fifth season on September 21. I DJ a variety of sounds including deep album cuts, good weirdies and common classics. I also throw in lots of old radio transcription discs with vintage commercials. Give it a listen–IT’S ALL FROM VINYL.
Thanks for reading and rock on,
Jim Wilson music site:
The Vinyl Shelf Radio Show

Clay Johnson (Drummer/Noise) of Batwings Catwings on his set up + unique tunes he’s loving!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on 09/03/2012 by Shattered Platter

I have been using the 

Innovative Technology ITUT-201 USB Turntable (silver)


It hooks up to my Alesis M1 Active Speakers that are attached to my computer….



It’s a little “new school” but hey,,,I use it a lot 🙂


A few that I have been listening to is



Joyce Manor-Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired


Cloud Nothings-Attack on Memory




Tumbélé! – Biguine, afro & latin sounds from the French Caribbean, 1963-74


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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