Playing records at the wrong speed (1 Viewer)

dunderhead

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just realised (after playing that new burial/four tet track at 33 a few times over the weekend) that it should be played at 45.
Love the 33 sound. kind of gutted. although on second listen at 45, sounding alright.

this has happened the odd time over the years. more often than not i'm disappointed with the 'real' version after ingraining the wrong speed in my brain

poor me ha?
 

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this happened to me recently too, with one of richard youngs's recent records. it was a 12 inch vinyl with no mention of the correct rpm anywhere on the record or packaging. i also don't think it would hurt to make it clear which is side a and side b, i hate having to peer at the run off grove to see see if there are any clues etched there
 

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It should be mandatory to have the speed on the label.

agreed. listened to a hype williams EP on vinyl for a week or two a while back. downloaded the album to throw on my mp3 player = what the hell is this?
 

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myself and my mate used to listen to his dad's lenoard cohen records at the wrong speed ''songs of love and hate'' ended up being quite poppy at 45rpm.
 

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Godspeed's Slow Riot EP is 45 on one side and 33 on the other, I never noticed that one side was played at 45. Sounded class at 33.

Also did it with Tindersticks Falling Down a Mountain, only realised it when the vocals kicked in. Also sounded class.
 

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Once this kicks off it sounds like a lesser known grunge band covering Kim Carnes


 

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i keep getting to the last tune on this (side 1) before i realise it's on 33 and should be on 45. sounds fantastic at both speeds. you only get the feeling it's wrong when the first vocal comes in on the last tune:

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Did this with Metal Box when I bought it first. Vocals kind of sounded like the ex Arsenal footballer/current commentator Alan Smith warbling through a wind tunnel. Pretty cool.

Also did it with xbxrx's 'Sixth in Sixes' which should sound like this:


It was a 12" intended to be played at 45rpm. One of those records I bought at the gig but didn't really play properly until jesus, at least 12 years after that gig. Again I was like, "liking these gnarly hardcore vocals." Sounds good either way.

Also this:

 

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