Tim Durling from Tim’s Vinyl Confessions, and his fellow Contrarian, Marco D’Auria, were the special guests on this week’s LeBrain Train and they absolutely nailed their lists! The topic: Top 5 Album Closers of All Time. This was probably a more challenging set of lists than Album Openers was. There was very little crossover, but many excellent selections from the mainstream to the obscure.
Insightful and entertaining banter abound. Watch the show to the end to get the “bonus tracks”: the runners-up that were just as exciting as the songs that made our lists. Another bonus: Our picks for worst album closer of all time!
Thanks Tim and Marco for spending your time with Eric and I tonight. We had a blast. Let’s do it again!
The LeBrain Train: 2000 Words or More with Mike and the Meat Man
Episode 84 – Cinco De List-O: Top 5 Album Closers with Tim and Marco
A couple weeks ago, the LeBrain Train charted the Top 5 opening tracks of all time. (Thanks to Harrison Kopp for your participation in that episode!) That set of lists inspired Tim from Tim’s Vinyl Confessions to suggest a logical followup — Top 5 closing tracks!
The Meat Man and I decided to invite Tim and his fellow Contrarian, Marco D’Auria, to go up against the two of us for this list show. (Sorry Harrison, but you will be back soon!) We have not talked to Marco since March so we have a lot to catch up on. We’ll ask him for an update on his film project about the band Mystique, and congratulate Tim for fully funding his book Unspooled: An Adventure in 8-Tracks!
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Have you ever had a conversation when you just knew what the other person was about to say? Not like a déjà vu, just a…synchronicity. A crossroads in time and space, intersecting with a very specific subsection of music fandom. I experienced that tonight with Tim Durling, but you will have to watch this episode yourself to hear the stories. Keywords: “Soundtrack to the Video Historia“.
Tim has just written what could be the very first book dedicated to the subject of 8-track tapes. You can support Tim’s project by clicking here! As a collector, he has sought to determine what exactly has been released on the format and what has not. There are a lot of unknowns in this little-documented realm, but what you will find in his book is only information that is 100% verified. If he wasn’t satisfied that something was released, it didn’t go in the book.
I can’t wait to get my copy of Unspooled, and you have until October 23 to kickstart it. The colour photographs of these tapes are sure to melt your eyeballs. But before that happens…watch the show below! Thanks again to Tim for stopping by. And thanks to Aaron for co-hosting!
The LeBrain Train: 2000 Words or More with Mike Ladano
Episode 83 – Unspooled with Tim’s Vinyl Confessions
8-track tapes: While many of us know what they are, very few of us have ever played one. I still remember the clicky-clacky of the tape changing tracks! So does Tim Durling, from Tim’s Vinyl Confessions. But he’s not here to talk about vinyl tonight. Tonight we talk 8-track tapes!
Unspooled: An Adventure in 8-Tracks is the title of Tim’s forthcoming book, which you can help fund right now on Kickstarter. Tim’s knowledge of the format, and his mighty collection, have enabled him to write a must-have book loaded with pictures of ultra-rare releases. If you have ever been curious about this most intriguing of formats, then this is an episode that you do not want to miss!
Joining us for co-hosting duties will be Aaron from the KMA. Tune in, won’t you?
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