No Artist ‎– Out Of This World

Road Recordings ‎– 5012, Cook ‎– 5012
Vinyl, LP, Album



Track A2: "Motion of the phonograph arm is not necessarily identical with original earth motion, is more than occurred at Pasadena; however motion originated from direct amplification of original tape signals. Any audible sound here will be from the skipping of grooves by the arm and cartridge" and "Skipping is intentional and indigenous to the nature of the subject matter."

Side A recorded at Pasadena.

Shocks in order of occurence on Side A: 1. San Clemente Island (Off California Coast), December 26, 1951; tape speed x750; magnitude 5.75*; 2. Aftershocks Of Destructive Arvin-Tehachapi Earthquake, Kern Co., California (Bakersfield, Et Al.), July 21, 1952; magnitude 7.75*; speed x750; 3. Epicenter Indian Ocean About 900 Miles S.E. Madagascar, December 8, 1951; magnitude 7.75*; speed x750; 4. Small California Quake With Three Aftershocks, June 25, 1951; magnitude 4.6*; speed x750, x375, x187; 5. Oxaca, Mexico, December 12, 1951; magnitude 7*; speed x750; 6. 1 Repeated; 7. Hawaii, August 21, 1951; magnitude 6.75*; x750; 8. 1 and 7 x750; 9. 1, 7 and 3 x750; 10. 1, 7 and 3) x375.

The number 13 in the title of track B4.2 refers to track B4.1.

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March 8, 2014
edited over 4 years ago

I looked for this recording for forty five years and finally! This is the only recording from the Emory Cook collection that the Smithsonian has not made the earthquake portion available on CDR. If they just skipped the single band never meant to be (and impossible to) play, it would be a nice addition to your deep bass collection.