Celebrity Vinyl Tom Hamling

ISBN: 9781935613251

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128 pages


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Celebrity Vinyl  by  Tom Hamling

Celebrity Vinyl by Tom Hamling
| Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 128 pages | ISBN: 9781935613251 | 10.48 Mb

Celebrity Vinyl is a laugh-riot reminder of what happens when famous people decide to (unsuccessfully) give singing a try. The number of celebrities, and pseudo-celebrities, that have indulged such hubris boggles the mind: Burt Reynolds, Shaquille O’MoreCelebrity Vinyl is a laugh-riot reminder of what happens when famous people decide to (unsuccessfully) give singing a try.

The number of celebrities, and pseudo-celebrities, that have indulged such hubris boggles the mind: Burt Reynolds, Shaquille O’Neal, John Travolta, Eddie Murphy, Leonard Nimoy, Alyssa Milano – the list goes on and on, as do the laughs. Over 100 photographs of the album art that houses these celebrity recordings are paired with gut-punch funny captions.The collection started when the advertising agency that author Tom Hamling worked in elected to transfer its audio library to CDs.

Since then, he has spent close to a decade acquiring celebrity vinyl, rooting through record store bins and traveling to far-flung flea markets. Hamling says of his ongoing quest to collect these curiously compelling objects, “Sometimes I feel like Dr. Richard Kimble in search of the one-armed man. Except my one-armed man is the inaudible shriek of Jennifer Love Hewitt.”Celebrity Vinyl is a pop-culture microscope that reveals the nuances and blemishes of vinyl and celebrity cultures from a bygone era.

Every example is accompanied by riotously hilarious captions that dissect the album’s artwork and graphic design, as well as the celebrity in question.



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