Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Tag: Stereo demonstration records

"Leopard Skin Phones"

“Leopard Skin Phones”: Stereo Demonstration Pop Art

With the aid of producer, Bob Dorough (“Schoolhouse Rock”), Spanky & Our Gang put together an ambitious song cycle – 1969’s Without Rhyme or Reason – where all the songs are interlinked for continuous sound from start to finish. Album opener “Leopard Skin Phones” also ended up as the B-side

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"Frequency Response Test"

Frequency Response Test – A Public Service from Zero to 180

I would love to know just how many hi-fi enthusiasts back in vinyl’s heyday relied on stereo demonstration recordings to test the performance caliber of their stereo sound system. I get the sense that National Lampoon’s Ed Subitzky found this whole business of scrutinizing the quality of your stereo output

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