Would You Buy 20 min Silent Vinyl?

Discussion in 'Collector's & Listener's Corner' started by Rick-An Ordinary Fool, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Honolulu City Lights Thread Starter

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  2. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator

    I'd like to have that and rip it to the computer. I'll use Audacity to remove the noise, so it's really quiet... :D
     
  3. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

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    I think only the hipsters who meditate and read Mashable are into that sort of thing. :laugh:

    Otherwise, why put wear on my stylus and vacuum tubes even spinning that thing? :shrug: I have 12" singles from Casablanca that have a blank groove on the non-hit side.
     
  4. Mike Blakesley

    Mike Blakesley Well-Known Member Moderator

    I don't know if it's an urban legend or not, but I've been told there was a 45-rpm record once called "Five Minutes of Silence" that was on a lot of jukeboxes, so frustrated rock'n'roll haters could get a break from the music in restaurants and bars. Was this a real thing?
     
  5. Rudy

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    I never heard of it and didn't turn one up in a quick Discogs search but, I totally would believe it! I bet we could find it if we could find the specific title.

    It turns out the idea for this "silent" album certainly is not new. A quick check on Discogs found this:

    No Artist - The Nothing Record Album

    Take a look at the listing--it's hilarious! The back cover of the jacket kind of hints as to what is inside. :laugh:

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    I would play my copy LOUD, as advertised. :agree:
     
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  6. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Honolulu City Lights Thread Starter

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    There are 170 backers at $4837.00 raised way over the goal. I find this so funny that people would back this. :laugh:

    Harry what happens if you use that software and you still end up with pops and ticks? Can people get a refund? lol I mean I wouldn’t be able to meditate? Lol
     
  7. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

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    That's why I think only hipsters would "get it." But that kind of misses the point anyway, since they've moved onto the cassette--vinyl became too mainstream for them.

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  8. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator

    Back in high school, I took a "Theory In Music" class where we had to compose a song and then orchestrate it. I did a real composition for the grade, but as a joke I wrote "The Quiet Symphony". It contained a multitude of rests, all scored out.
     
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  9. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

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    My band teacher buddies would get a kick out of that one. :D
     
  10. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    Definitely A Potential Collector's Item it's definitely a unique item
     
  11. DeeInKY

    DeeInKY Well-Known Member

    Hey! Didn't Simon & Garfunkel do that? The Sound of Silence...... :D (Going into hiding now... :hide: )
     
  12. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

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    Special Edition only--it featured "A Kind of Hush" as a bonus track. :agree:
     
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  13. DAN BOLTON

    DAN BOLTON Well-Known Member

    They were both featured on The Quiet Man soundtrack album...
     
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  14. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator

    I used to have - may still have - the RCOA (Record Club Of America) test record. It contained a bunch of tones and bursts that were supposed to aid in turntable maintenance, and on one side there was a large gap with no grooves at all, just a smooth vinyl surface that was supposed to check your anti-skate settings.

    Needless to say, it was relatively silent.

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  15. Rudy

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    We had a "test record" on the London label that had a similar anti-skate section. I don't know what my dad thought he would find by using this on a Magnavox console.

    I have a different setup record that has specific tones to adjust anti-skating and other parameters, but it is anything but silent.
     
  16. Murray

    Murray Well-Known Member

    And it was pressed on gold vinyl, since "Silence Is Golden" :laugh:
     
  17. DeeInKY

    DeeInKY Well-Known Member

    I remember those test records. Everybody played them on the console. :D
     
  18. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Well-Known Member

    The Star Trek III LP had a whole 12-inch side of silence, after the disco version of STIII’s main title!
     
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  19. Rudy

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    Maybe it's a remix of the Miles Davis album, In A Silent Way, especially the first track: "Shh/Peaceful".
     
  20. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Honolulu City Lights Thread Starter

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    This is so funny...play loud :laugh: can be played with a sharp knitting tool. :laugh:
    Some of you all's comments too are hilarious.

    It's now up to 206 backers at almost $6,000 pledged...I'm still laughing at this...:laugh:
    They should have used color vinyl hinting at this "smooth color will enhance your listening experience" :laugh:
     
  21. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Honolulu City Lights Thread Starter

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    So I guess you could say translucent is really a clear (colored type vinyl)
    I've never actually heard of this before but being truthful...it all "sounds" very intriguing...like I want to "hear" what this sounds like. :nyah:
    Sometimes after a long day at work this could help me unwind. :D
    The best part is there is a hidden feature included with purchase. :agree:
     
  22. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

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    It's a bonus track, separated from the rest by about five minutes of silence. Just so you know it's not part of the main album.
     
  23. DeeInKY

    DeeInKY Well-Known Member

    Yeah, you wouldn't want to get them mixed up... :D
     
  24. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator

    Groovy...
     
  25. Rudy

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    I wonder if this thing is 33⅓ or 45 RPM? Or maybe they sell a version in each speed, as the 45 RPM would sound better.
     
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