Vinyl Freak: Love Letters to a Dying Medium
John Corbett is a music critic, record producer, and curator. He is the author of Microgroove: Forays into Other Music and Extended Play: Sounding Off from John Cage to Dr. Funkenstein, both also published by Duke University Press, and A Listener’s Guide to Free Improvisation. His writing has appeared in DownBeat, Bomb, Nka, and numerous other publications. He is the co-owner of Corbett vs. Dempsey, an art gallery in Chicago.
Track Five: Specialty of the House
Track five contains more than a hundred short blurb entries covering vinyl records—mostly creative music, improvised music, jazz, and experimental music—drawn from the author’s collection. These short descriptions, which concern music that has never been reissued, are accompanied by full-color images of all the record covers.