In vinyl freak music writer curator and collector john corbett burrows deep inside the record fiends mind documenting and reflecting on his decades long love affair with vinyl discussing more than 200 rare and out of print lps vinyl freak is composed in part of corbetts long running downbeat magazine column of the same name which was . Vinyl freak love letters to a dying medium john corbett 264 pages isbn 0822363666 duke university press books 2017 john corbett is a music critic record producer and curator for twelve years from 2000 to 2012 he wrote a column titled vinyl freak for downbeat magazine and those collected columns form the backbone of this book . John corbetts vinyl freak love letters to a dying medium is a collection of columns that corbett wrote in the early 2000s about his vinyl collection and some of the strange records he had found over the years corbett also relates his history with records and some personal experiences hes had with them. Vinyl freak love letters to a dying medium by john corbett anyone following ms galas who hasnt heard this is missing the pinnacle of her achievement terrifying sidelong suites of multitracked vocal hysteria some hushed some screeched. In vinyl freak love letters to a dying medium he presents those passionately written columns paired with thoughtful essays on the allure of records the collecting subculture and the pleasure and pain of archives with its lyricism and metaphors corbetts writing is befitting of a love letter
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