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Coffee Break: Surface noise -

Coffee Break: Surface noise

A record spins on a phonograph
A record spins on a phonographPhoto by @smileitsshan, via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

by Jill Riley and Rachel Frances

April 21, 2023

Tomorrow is Record Store Day! Head out to your favorite local independent record stores Saturday morning to pick up some exclusive releases! The Current will be at select stores with cool giveaways. Learn more about special Record Store Day events around the Twin Cities here.

As record enthusiasts, we love the warm crackle of vinyl when listening to our favorite music. The sound is so unique and comforting, that musicians have included or replicated it in some their songs. For today’s 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature a needle drop/surface noise?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

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Songs Played:
Primitive Radio Gods – Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand
Beck – Where It’s At
De La Soul – Plug Tunin’
Pete Yorn – Life on a Chain
Portishead – Glory Box
Eels – Novocaine For The Soul
The Flaming Lips – She Don’t Use Jelly