Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Transcription Mystery Disc #152


This disc is from my short stack of experimental discs that were resurfaced and chemically stripped. They are individual little mysteries from some long lost amateur mad scientist. This audio disc is strained green by who knows what. It spins at 78 RPM, and has a center start. One side is stripped nearly to the metal core with nary an intelligible tone remaining. tauntingly it was labeled "Radio Record"  The other side is labeled "No Play = Spoiled."  Inexplicably that one is the playable side.

Testing Eleven


For a second I thought it was a tone, then I realized he was whistling. There were several breaks in the track then the engineer counts off "Testing 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11..." then breaks into a gibberish song based on the numeral eleven. The speed and pitch changes are indigenous to the record. I'd rate this as the most amusing acetate I've digitized that wasn't recorded by drunk people.

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