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Why is my turntable playing at uneven speed?

I have a Numark PT-01USB turntable, which lately has been sounding strange. When playing an LP on it, it sounds as if the LP rotates at uneven speed, so that the tone pitch varies with the rotation ...
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What is the Michael Jackson DVD most like the King of Pop Collection CD?

I want to give to my mom a Michael Jackson DVD on Mothers Day because she likes him very much, and wants to watch the movie clips of the music she likes. But searching Mercado Livre (a latin e-...
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Top Charting Remix

Several songs have substantially been more popular in a remixed version than as an original. I'm thinking specifically of R Kelly's "Remix to Ignition", Fatboy Slim's remix of Cornershop's "Brimful ...
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Pink Floyd live recordings on Bandcamp

I've found a large collection of Pink Floyd recordings on Bandcamp. They sound genuine, and before purchasing I was wondering whether there's any comment on their authenticity. https://...
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Is it possible to discover where a vinyl record was physically pressed?

Do you know if it is possible, from the cover/back-cover or from the vinyl itself, to understand where a vinyl has been pressed? I know on the vinyl are engraved the serial number/barcode, but I don'...
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Which specific songs are being parodied in this segment from “The Pick Of Destiny”?

I hope this is eligible question for stack. I don't really know where to go with this, and original Stack Overflow was often helping me with programming questions, therefore - here we go: There is an ...
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Whatever happened with InstantLive technology?

Some 10 years ago, Clear Channel attempted to grab an even larger market share by offering InstantLive CDs. However, I've never seen or heard of one at any show I've ever been to. Did this ...
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Why is the Chaconne from Bach's Partita for Violin No. 2 so widely lauded?

I recently came across a recording of Bach's Partita for Violin No. 2, the fifth movement (the Chaconne), and upon researching it further, I learnt that it is often praised as a very important ...
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Apart from Frank & Nancy Sinatra, have any other parent & child both individually made it to number one in the singles charts?

Frank Sinatra has a bunch of number ones (including apparently the first Billboard #1, I'll Never Smile Again); Nancy made it with These Boots Are Made for Walkin'. Have any other parent and child ...
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Was Pete Townshend the first musician to destroy his instrument as part of a performance?

Pete Townshend of the Who regularly would smash his guitar on stage as part of his performance. Was he the first musician to destroy his instrument as part of a performance?
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Which pianists of the 20th/21st century had the hardest upbringing?

I am looking for a pianist with difficult childhood. I would like to listen to his/her music and perform comparisons for my research. Is there a pianist you would like to recommend?
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Origins of the acoustic guitar in Portishead's “The Rip” from the album “Third”

The acoustic guitar in Portishead's The Rip always catches my attention. The guitar take they used is filled with execution mistakes. Beth Gibbons' beautiful voice distracts away from it, but if you ...
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How does Skrillex perform live concerts?

I went to a Skrillex concert last year. When Skrillex performs live, what is he doing?
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Is there a composer who made a fusion between Latin and Bebop Jazz?

I'm lately really into Bebop music, like Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers and also Tecno Brega, really low-profile dance music from Brazil. I was wondering if there is like a fusion of these 2 ...
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Are Saint Jimmy and the Jesus of Suburbia two different representations of the same person?

Green day's American Idiot album tells a very interesting story driven by three different characters Saint Jimmy, the Jesus of Suburbia, and Whatshername. I've always heard that Saint Jimmy and the ...
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Are the releases from Mastercuts available on vinyl?

I'm a music fan and I collect vinyl records. Lately I've been using discogs.com which is a very good site for buying records. But I want it on vinyl and for instance I want to buy the releases from ...
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When music goes “out of print”, do the writers/performers still hold their copyright?

I was wondering about out-of-print music and how it comes back in print. Do the writers still retain their copyrights? Who determines when a record/CD will go out of print, and who makes it ...
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What is the largest concert performed?

What is the largest concert performed in terms of paying attendees?
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How common is it for club DJs to use vinyl these days?

Do any club DJs still spin vinyl? Or have most/all of them moved on to digital formats (such as WAV, FLAC, MP3)?
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Can the “Concept Album” be tracked back to a single release?

Barring anything theater-based (like Classical, Opera and Broadway), can anyone tell me which was the first true "concept album"? Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon" held a concept throughout it, ...
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What were the first music awards given and when did music awards start to gain visibility?

I wonder what were the first music awards given, and around when music awards started to gain visibility?
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Panther sequence in Black or White by Michael Jackson

Why did Michael Jackson decide to end the Black or White music video (which otherwise talked about peace, love, fearlessness and harmony) with a black panther turning into Jackson and wrecking stuff?
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What's the best way to connect two iPods to one set of amplified speakers?

I have a unique stereo set up scenario that I am looking to figure out. I share an office with another person and we have a really nice set of speakers that we use to play music on. The problem is we ...
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Identify MM or MC pickup

I have an old turntable which I now want to connect to my amp via a phono preamp. It of course has inputs for both MC and MM pickups. Since I didn't buy the turntable or the pickup, I don't know which ...
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Does a band logo define their music?

I'm wondering, every band got logo. Even some bands that I recently see have more than one logo. Do they (the logo) represent/define their styles or character when playing their music? And what're the ...
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Vinyl grooves look like scratch

I got here a few records which looked if they are scratched. The scratches (if they are scratches) look like grooves. (They lay exact in the same direction as the grooves) But if I listen to this ...
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Musical difference between “Chicago blues” and “Detroit blues”

When hearing a song for the first time, how can I tell whether it is Chicago blues or Detroit blues? Chicago blues and Detroit blues each have their own article on Wikipedia, the latter saying that ...
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What song has been sampled the most (ended up in the most other released tracks)?

Being a drum and bass and hip hop fan, I'm quite familiar with the Amen break https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwQLk7NcpO4 and Funky Drummer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoQ4AtsFWVM&feature=...
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Is a “brown-eyed girl” black?

Wikipedia reports, of Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl”: Originally titled “Brown-Skinned Girl,” Morrison changed it to “Brown Eyed Girl” when he recorded it. . . . It has also been stated that the ...
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Was the radio intro in “Protect Ya Neck” real or created for the song?

The probably most famous song of the Wu-Tang Clan "Protect Ya Neck" from the album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) starts with this radio talk: Caller: "So whassup man?" DJ: "Coolin' man" ...
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Sampled Rap Songs [closed]

It's entirely standard for rap songs to use samples, but what about the other way around --rap music sampled for use in non-rap songs? I can think of two examples: Macy Gray's Do Something which ...
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Why artists/bands do not always include lyrics' sheet in their albums? [closed]

Some albums do not include any lyrics' sheet, but often the lyrics are officially available (for free) on artists' website. Does that means that words are considered less important than music, and in ...
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Who is the artist of a song?

When a song has performer A, composer B, and lyricist C, who is the artist of this song? Is this decided by rules not based on the creative process, e.g., by producers? Or is the artist the party ...
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Why is Chuck Berry's music mostly the same rhythm with differnt lyrics?

I have started listening to many of Chuck Berry’s songs. I noticed there are three or four different identifiable rhythms he uses in his songs. Most of his songs start off with one of the rhythms and ...
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Why do so many musicians use stage names instead of their real names?

It's pretty common for musicians to use nicknames or stage names instead of their real names; for example, Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bono from U2. Is there a reason why so many musicians do ...
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Bands that have split up, then using same band name? [closed]

are there any bands that has been split (because of artistic differences or whatever reason) and then after continued playing/releasing albums using the same/similar band name?
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Most longevity on the pop charts

I had heard once that the Isley Brothers were the group that had hit the US Top 100 pop music charts in the most different decades. Wikipedia confirms that they did chart each decade from the 50's ...
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Was “All for you” by Imagine Dragons ever released?

The movie Transformers: Age of Extinction (which, as a side note, is very bad) features two songs by Imagine Dragons: "Battle Cry" and "All for you". The first one was released on the OST and as a ...
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Why exactly did the jury find copyright infringement in the case of Blurred Lines?

I’ve listened to parts of Blurred Lines and Marvin Gaye’s Got to Give It Up, and I don't get it. I hear similarities, but no song can be entirely new, here in this century. What were the specific ...
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When did the “standard drumkit” become popular in music

When did the standard drum kit become popular in music. My definition of standard drum kit being: snare drum bass drum hi-hat cymbal(s) tom-tom(s)
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Lyrics for the rap in “She Drives Me Wild” by Michael Jackson

This is regarding the song She Drives Me Wild from the album Dangerous by Michael Jackson. I have checked in many places on the Internet but the lyrics for the rap portion in this song are not ...
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Rock and metal albums recorded with symphony orchestras [closed]

I am looking for rock and metal bands who recorded albums with real orchestras. Examples: Scorpions And Berliner Philharmoniker - Moment Of Glory (2000) Within Temptation and Metropole Orchestra - ...
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What's up with Spinal Tap's drummer situation?

According to various sources I could find, Spinal Tap has had somewhere between 4-20+ drummers throughout their career. My question is sort of two part: How is there such a discrepancy in the numbers?...
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Identifying term for songs with slow stomp bass tempo

I have heard songs from many different genres from rock to rap to techno with this same kind of core slow stomping percussion beat. Example songs are: God's Gonna Cut You Down by Johnny Cash When the ...
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What was the first vinyl record to have a repeating loop in the run-out groove?

I have heard a few vinyl records that have a short snippet of sound in the innermost groove of the record, such that if your player doesn't auto-return the arm, you hear an endless loop. What was the ...
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What are the top three recording studios of all time in terms of having sold the most songs?

There are a lot of famous recording studios, but which of them can claim responsibility for producing output that has resulted in the most song sales? (That is, all sales including as single releases ...
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Why is rock music not on the charts anymore? [closed]

The days of bands Pink Floyd and Metallica topping the charts are long gone, and I'm really unsure as to why? When and why did rock music die off in popularity and electronic music take over?
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Did the “Call 911 now!” sample in Skrillex's “First of the Year (Equinox)” come from a YouTube video?

In Skrillex's song "First of the Year (Equinox)" (listen on Spotify), there is a sample of someone shouting, "Call 911 now!". I've heard that this sample was taken from a YouTube video of some ...
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Audio CD with PC-application/other content

I remember putting some audio CD in the computer a long time ago, and there was extra content in form of videos, as well as an interactive application (maybe flash based). I think Ed Hunter - Iron ...
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Records with longest Billboard chart success

According to Wikipedia, The Dark Side of the Moon “topped the Billboard Top LPs & Tapes chart for one week and remained in the charts for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988” – that’s 15 years on the ...

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