Disk cussing

A new film from the UK chronicles the near-extinction of a cultural icon:

And this claim made therein deserves some attention:

Independent retailers have claimed that record labels deliberately lowered the quality of vinyl records they produced in the Eighties in order to accelerate the popularity of CD.

As distinguished from the practice at American labels, which was deliberately lowering the quality of vinyl records they produced in the Seventies in order to accelerate profits. See, for instance, Dynawarp Dynaflex.





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