A completely new definition of “metal on metal”

Some hipster musicians meet over orange-peel craft beers

“I released an album on vinyl.”

“That’s nothing. My new album is coming out on cassette!”

“Cassette?” says a third. “Luxury! I’m planning to put out some songs on 8-track!”

“Bollocks!” chimes in another. “My next record will be on a 10-inch 78 RPM record made of the original shellac compound.”

The metal guy in the corner is silent for a bit. Then he says “I’m going old-school. My band is going to record something on an Edison cylinder! We’re too loud for wax compounds, so we’ll use a metal cylinder! Metal on metal, geddit?”

There’s a pause in the conversation. The first hipster hangs his head and says “You win.”

(Via Tom and Boing Boing)


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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