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Put the Needle on the Record Hardcover – 28 Aug 2011

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd (US) (28 Aug. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764338315
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764338311
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 2.5 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 963,798 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Review

Jason Draper, Record Collector Magazine
"Put the Needle on the Record proves that the '80s wasn't the decade that taste forgot - but rather the era where single artwork came of age and caught up with its LP predecessor... before CDs changed the landscape for good."

Nina Blackwood, MTV
"Brilliant. Insightful. Revealing."

Chuck D, Public Enemy
"The 1980s. The spin point of a time where the collision of art, culture, class, nation, and government was fueled by the steroids of technology. Put the Needle on the Record is a great read on an era that many consider the new '60s."

Michael Musto, The Village Voice
"1980s single cover art was cheeky, sexy, punchy, and glam. Matthew Chojnacki vividly chronicles the best of the bunch, illuminating the way music looked via comments from rock stars and art directors with a strong eye for the visual."

Mr. Brainwash
"Modern day cover art simply cannot compare with sleeves from the '70s and '80s. Mainstream record labels began making the quickest images in the cheapest way possible, and we lost sight of appreciating art for its artistic value. Put the Needle on the Record, thankfully, examines these lost '80s gems. Life is beautiful."

About the Author

Matthew Chojnacki is a freelance writer and music/pop culture historian living in the U.S. (Cleveland, Ohio). All sleeves in Put the Needle on the Record are from Chojnacki's extensive vinyl collection, and quotations were pulled from an archive of several hundred hours of personal interviews with '80s musicians, cover artists, and record executives. His first 12-inch was "Rapper's Delight" by Sugarhill Gang.


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