Crown Records (2)

Crown Records (2)

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Also appears as "Crown" only. For unofficial releases, see Crown Records (7).
Crown Records was a budget label of Saul and Jules Bihari, who owned the Modern, RPM and Kent labels. It started in December, 1953 and continued until 1969, earning itself the reputation of the king of the junk record labels. Aside from endlessly reissuing and repackaging the legitimate Modern and RPM hits including the B.B. King material, what Crown had to offer was musical junk food on plastic plates (i.e. cut-rate children's, classical, Broadway and big band cover version, generic and sound-alike pop and R&B albums).

The covers usually fell apart almost instantly. LP's were shipped out with NO inner paper liners, thus splitting covers. The cheaply-made records sounded worn right out of the package. Plagued with more than the typical pressing flaws, noise can be heard and bumps seen on most LP's. Crown was far too cheap to issue promotional copies (special labels or not)...if they ever gave any away.

The one nod to class was that the early stereo albums on this label were often issued on red vinyl. The stereo numbering did not correspond to the mono numbering for about the first 250 albums.

The first Crown label was black with silver print. This was replaced in the early 1960s by a black label with the logo in block multi-color letters. By 1964, the same design was used but the label had changed to grey with black printing, discarding the colors in the logo. Later in the decade, a logo with stylized "CROWN" lettering and a three-pointed crown above was used, again in grey with black print. By around 1967, the label became black with white print, with "CROWN RECORDS" curving around the top of the label and a stylized script logo beneath it.
After the creation of United Superior Records in 1969, part of the catalogue was reissued on United Records (11), at first with United/Superior labels, then also on United (9) labels.
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9317 W. Washington Blvd. Culver City, Calif. U.S.A.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
CLP 5388 Jazz A La Carte  album cover Bob Harrington Quartette* Jazz A La Carte(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CLP 5388 US 1963 Sell This Version
CLP5389 Let's Have A Hootenanny Volume II  album cover Various Let's Have A Hootenanny Volume II(LP, Comp, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP5389 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5391 Let's Have A Hootenanny Vol. III  album cover Various Let's Have A Hootenanny Vol. III(LP, Comp) Crown Records (2) CLP 5391 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5392 Sounds Of The Drags  album cover The Blasters (2) Sounds Of The Drags(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5392 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5393 The Shut Downs  album cover The Deuce Coupes (2) The Shut Downs(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5393 US 1963 Sell This Version
CLP 5394 Checkered Flag  album cover The Winners (8) Checkered Flag(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5394 US 1963 Sell This Version
CLP5396 An Evening With Eddie Fisher And The Golden Strings   album cover Eddie Fisher And The Golden Strings Eddie Fisher And The Golden Strings - An Evening With Eddie Fisher And The Golden Strings (LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CLP5396 US 1963 Sell This Version
CLP-5397 A Memorial To John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Highlights Of Speeches Made By John Fitzgerald Kennedy  album cover John Fitzgerald Kennedy* A Memorial To John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Highlights Of Speeches Made By John Fitzgerald Kennedy (Album) CLP-5397 US 1963 Sell This Version
CLP 5399 Do The Beetle  album cover B. Brock And The Sultans Do The Beetle(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CLP 5399 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5400 The Dave Clark Five And The Playbacks  album cover The Dave Clark Five And The Playbacks The Dave Clark Five And The Playbacks - The Dave Clark Five And The Playbacks(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5400 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5402 The Great Brook Benton & Jessie Belvin   album cover Brook Benton, Jesse Belvin Brook Benton, Jesse Belvin - The Great Brook Benton & Jessie Belvin (LP, Comp, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5402 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5403 Beer Barrel Polka  album cover Alex Pulaski And The Polka Dots Alex Pulaski And The Polka Dots - Beer Barrel Polka(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5403 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5404 Erroll Garner And The Maxwell Davis Trio  album cover Erroll Garner And The Maxwell Davis Trio* Erroll Garner And The Maxwell Davis Trio* - Erroll Garner And The Maxwell Davis Trio(LP, Mono, RE) Crown Records (2) CLP 5404 USA & Canada 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5405 Blues Oldies & Goodies  album cover Various Blues Oldies & Goodies(LP, Comp, Mono, RE) Crown Records (2) CLP 5405 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5406 Dave Brubeck Quartet, Paul Desmond Quartet, Cal Tjader  album cover The Dave Brubeck Quartet / The Paul Desmond Quartet / Cal Tjader The Dave Brubeck Quartet / The Paul Desmond Quartet / Cal Tjader - Dave Brubeck Quartet, Paul Desmond Quartet, Cal Tjader (Comp) CLP 5406 Japan 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5408 Sonny Criss  album cover Sonny Criss Sonny Criss(LP, Comp, Mono) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CLP 5408 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5410 Play For Lovers  album cover Sounds Of A Thousand Strings Play For Lovers(LP) Crown Records (2) CLP 5410 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5411 Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker/Chico Hamilton/Buddy Collette/Gerald Wiggins  album cover Gerry Mulligan Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker/Chico Hamilton/Buddy Collette/Gerald Wiggins(LP, Comp) Crown Records (2) CLP 5411 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5412 Nat King Cole And Lester Young  album cover Nat King Cole And Lester Young Nat King Cole And Lester Young - Nat King Cole And Lester Young(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5412 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5413 Modern Jazz Greats Vol. I  album cover Continental Jazz Octette* Modern Jazz Greats Vol. I(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5413 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5415 Stan Getz, Erroll Garner, Sonny Criss, Buddy Collette  album cover Stan Getz, Erroll Garner, Sonny Criss, Buddy Collette Stan Getz, Erroll Garner, Sonny Criss, Buddy Collette - Stan Getz, Erroll Garner, Sonny Criss, Buddy Collette(LP, Mono, RE) Crown Records (2) CLP 5415 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5416 Sweet Leilani  album cover The Polynesians Sweet Leilani(LP, Comp) Crown Records (2) CLP 5416 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5417 Conte Candoli All Stars  album cover Vince Guaraldi And The Conte Candoli All Stars Vince Guaraldi And The Conte Candoli All Stars - Conte Candoli All Stars(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CLP 5417 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5418 Mr. Ray Charles And Jimmy Witherspoon  album cover Ray Charles And Jimmy Witherspoon Ray Charles And Jimmy Witherspoon - Mr. Ray Charles And Jimmy Witherspoon(LP, Comp, Mono, RE) Crown Records (2) CLP 5418 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5420 Jazz  album cover Erroll Garner, Wardell Gray, Barney Kessel, Gerald Wiggins Erroll Garner, Wardell Gray, Barney Kessel, Gerald Wiggins - Jazz(LP, Comp, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5420 US 1963 Sell This Version
CLP 5421 Romantic Moods  album cover Sounds Of A Thousand Strings Romantic Moods(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CLP 5421 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5422 Jonah Jones Swings, Etta Jones Sings  album cover Jonah Jones / Etta Jones With Earl "Fatha" Hines* & Rodney Jones (2) Jonah Jones / Etta Jones With Earl "Fatha" Hines* & Rodney Jones (2) - Jonah Jones Swings, Etta Jones Sings(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5422 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5423 Play Gypsy Play  album cover Various Play Gypsy Play(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CLP 5423 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5424 Wardell Gray Plus Erroll Garner  album cover Wardell Gray Wardell Gray Plus Erroll Garner(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CLP 5424 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5425 Modern Jazz Greats Vol. 2  album cover The Continental Jazz Octette Modern Jazz Greats Vol. 2(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5425 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5426 Beautiful Strauss Waltzes  album cover Sounds Of A Thousand Strings Beautiful Strauss Waltzes(LP) Crown Records (2) CLP 5426 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5433 Country & Western Favorites  album cover Various Country & Western Favorites(LP, Comp) Crown Records (2) CLP 5433 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5435 Your Cheatin Heart A Memory To Hank Williams  album cover Billy Williams & The Westerners Your Cheatin Heart A Memory To Hank Williams(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5435 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5436 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes And Other Harmonica Favorites  album cover The Cavaliers (27) Smoke Gets In Your Eyes And Other Harmonica Favorites(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5436 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5437 Three Coins In The Fountain  album cover Gino Costalani Three Coins In The Fountain(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5437 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5438 At The Hammond Organ  album cover George Whiteman (2) At The Hammond Organ (Album) CLP 5438 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5439 Songs Of Inspiration  album cover Johnny Cole And The Robert Evans Chorus Johnny Cole And The Robert Evans Chorus - Songs Of Inspiration(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5439 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5440 Theme From Goldfinger And Others  album cover Unknown Artist Theme From Goldfinger And Others(LP) Crown Records (2) CLP 5440 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5441 Arriverderci Roma  album cover Louis Martinelli & The Continentals (8) Louis Martinelli & The Continentals (8) - Arriverderci Roma(LP) Crown Records (2) CLP 5441 Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5444 Best of Blue Grass Favorites  album cover Kentucky Mountain Boys Best of Blue Grass Favorites(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Crown Records (2) CLP 5444 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5446 Beautiful Hawaii  album cover The Polynesians Beautiful Hawaii (Album) CLP 5446 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5447 Beer Barrel Piano  album cover Barrel Fingers Barry Beer Barrel Piano(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5447 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5448 If I Didn't Care  album cover The Ink Spots If I Didn't Care(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5448 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5449 Discotheque  album cover Unknown Artist Discotheque(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CLP 5449 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5450 Favorites From Walt Disney's "Mary Popppins" And Others  album cover Various Favorites From Walt Disney's "Mary Popppins" And Others(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5450 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5453 Engine, Engine Number 9 & Other Country & Western Favorites  album cover Various Engine, Engine Number 9 & Other Country & Western Favorites(LP, Comp) Crown Records (2) CLP 5453 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP-5454 Hawaii Tattoo  album cover The Hawaiians Hawaii Tattoo(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CLP-5454 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5457 Al Hirt, The Dawn Busters, The Maxwell Davis Quintet  album cover Al Hirt / The Dawn Busters / The Maxwell Davis Quintet Al Hirt / The Dawn Busters / The Maxwell Davis Quintet - Al Hirt, The Dawn Busters, The Maxwell Davis Quintet(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5457 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP-5458 Trini Lopez Plays And Sings With Johnny Tores  album cover Trini Lopez / Johnny Tores Trini Lopez / Johnny Tores - Trini Lopez Plays And Sings With Johnny Tores(LP, Comp) Crown Records (2) CLP-5458 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5459 Henry Mancini Favorites  album cover Henry Mancini Henry Mancini Favorites(LP, Comp) Crown Records (2) CLP 5459 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5460 The Girl From Ipanema And Other Favorites Featuring Buddy Collette  album cover Buddy Collette The Girl From Ipanema And Other Favorites Featuring Buddy Collette(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5460 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP-5461 Red Roses For A Blue Lady  album cover Trumpet Virtuosos Red Roses For A Blue Lady(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CLP-5461 US 1965 Sell This Version
CLP-5462 Honky Tonk Piano  album cover Barrel Fingers Barry Honky Tonk Piano(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP-5462 US 1965 Sell This Version
CLP 5465 Square Dance With Call  album cover The Rounders (3) Square Dance With Call(LP, RE) Crown Records (2) CLP 5465 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP-5466 Alex Pulaski & The Polka Dots Alex Pulaski & The Polka Dots - Polka Parade(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Crown Records (2) CLP-5466 US 1966 Sell This Version
CLP 5467 Ring Of Fire, Wolverton Mountain And Other Country And Western Hits  album cover Sterling Blythe Ring Of Fire, Wolverton Mountain And Other Country And Western Hits(LP) Crown Records (2) CLP 5467 Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5468 The In Crowd  album cover The Johny Louis Trio The In Crowd(LP) Crown Records (2) CLP 5468 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5469 Organ Grinder Swing  album cover Don Gardner Trio Featuring Jimmy Smith, Arthur Glenn Quartette* Don Gardner Trio Featuring Jimmy Smith, Arthur Glenn Quartette* - Organ Grinder Swing(LP) Crown Records (2) CLP 5469 US 1965 Sell This Version
CLP 5470 Angel Eyes  album cover Dave Brubeck Quartet* Featuring Paul Desmond / The George Nielsen Quartet Dave Brubeck Quartet* Featuring Paul Desmond / The George Nielsen Quartet - Angel Eyes(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5470 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5471 Whipped Cream & The Lonely Bull  album cover The Mexicali Brass Whipped Cream & The Lonely Bull(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5471 US 1965 Sell This Version
CLP 5472 Beautiful Blue Hawaii  album cover The Polynesians Beautiful Blue Hawaii(LP, Album) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CLP 5472 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
CLP 5473 The Dave Clark Five And The Playbacks  album cover The Dave Clark Five And The Playbacks The Dave Clark Five And The Playbacks - The Dave Clark Five And The Playbacks(LP, Mono, RE) Crown Records (2) CLP 5473 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5474 The Shenandoah Strings Shenandoah (Album) CLP 5474 US 1965 Sell This Version
CLP 5475 Swingin' Johnny Rivers Sings, Jerry Cole Sings  album cover Johnny Rivers, Jerry Cole Johnny Rivers, Jerry Cole - Swingin' Johnny Rivers Sings, Jerry Cole Sings(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5475 US 1965 Sell This Version
CLP 5476 Guitars A Go Go  album cover The Stingers (2) Guitars A Go Go(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5476 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5477 King Of The Road & Other Country & Western Hits  album cover Rube Rubin & The Westerners King Of The Road & Other Country & Western Hits(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5477 US 1965 Sell This Version
CLP 5478 Pete Fountain & The Village Scramblers (Jazz)  album cover Pete Fountain Pete Fountain & The Village Scramblers (Jazz)(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5478 US 1966 Sell This Version
CLP 5481 Trini Lopez Plays & Sings  album cover Trini Lopez Trini Lopez Plays & Sings CLP 5481 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5482 Beer Garden Piano Swings The Classics  album cover Barrel Fingers Barry Beer Garden Piano Swings The Classics(LP) Crown Records (2) CLP 5482 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5483 Guitars Go Country  album cover Red Rhodes Guitars Go Country(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5483 US 1966 Sell This Version
CLP 5484 Good Old Country Music  album cover Rex Trailer And The Playboys Good Old Country Music(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5484 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5485 Johnny Horton Sings  album cover Johnny Horton Johnny Horton Sings(LP, RE) Crown Records (2) CLP 5485 US 1966 Sell This Version
CLP 5486 Jesse Crawford At The Organ(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5486 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5487 A Taste Of Honey  album cover The Mexicali Brass A Taste Of Honey(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5487 US 1966 Sell This Version
CLP 5488 Romantic Hawaii  album cover The Polynesians Romantic Hawaii(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5488 Canada 1964 Sell This Version
CLP-5492 Downtown With The Mexicali Brass  album cover The Mexicali Brass Downtown With The Mexicali Brass(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP-5492 US 1966 Sell This Version
CLP 5495 Dixieland Jubilee  album cover The Muscrat Ramblers Dixieland Jubilee(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5495 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5496 I Walk The Line And Other Dobro Guitar Favorites  album cover Carl Miller And The Playboys I Walk The Line And Other Dobro Guitar Favorites(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CLP 5496 Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5496 I Walk The Line And Other Dobro Guitar Favorites  album cover Carl Miller & The Playboys* I Walk The Line And Other Dobro Guitar Favorites(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5496 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5497 Zorba The Greek And Tijuana Taxi  album cover The Mexicali Brass Zorba The Greek And Tijuana Taxi(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5497 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5498 The Theme From Doctor Zhivago  album cover Maurice Jarre, The Hollywood Studio Orchestra Maurice Jarre, The Hollywood Studio Orchestra - The Theme From Doctor Zhivago(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CLP 5498 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5499 Sonny James Sings  album cover Sonny James, Texas Slim And His Cowboys Sonny James, Texas Slim And His Cowboys - Sonny James Sings CLP 5499 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5503 Michelle  album cover The Mexicali Brass Michelle(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5503 US 1966 Sell This Version
CLP 5504 Bar Room Singing  album cover The Bar Room Gang Bar Room Singing(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5504 US 1966 Sell This Version
CLP 5506 Theme From Thunderball  album cover The Mexicali Brass Theme From Thunderball(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5506 US 1966 Sell This Version
CLP 5507 The Era of Hank Williams  album cover Johnny Mac (4) The Era of Hank Williams(LP) Crown Records (2) CLP 5507 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5508 Sings Lonely Corner  album cover Dave Dudley, The Cass County Boys Dave Dudley, The Cass County Boys - Sings Lonely Corner(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CLP 5508 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5509 Batman Theme! and Other Bat Songs  album cover Maxwell Davis Batman Theme! and Other Bat Songs(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5509 US 1966 Sell This Version
CLP 5510 Ballad Of The Green Beret  album cover Johnny Mac (4) Ballad Of The Green Beret(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CLP 5510 US 1966 Sell This Version
CLP 5512 Orange Blossom Special And Other Hoe Down Fiddle Favorites  album cover Harold Hensley And The Virginia Mountaineers Orange Blossom Special And Other Hoe Down Fiddle Favorites(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5512 US 1966 Sell This Version
CLP 5514 Last Date And Other Country Piano Favorites  album cover Billy Hayden And The Country Keys Billy Hayden And The Country Keys - Last Date And Other Country Piano Favorites(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5514 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5518 Crazy Arms, And Other Country & Western Instrumental Favorites  album cover Jerry Cole And The Country Boys Crazy Arms, And Other Country & Western Instrumental Favorites(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5518 US 1966 Sell This Version
CLP 5519 Hawaiian Love Songs  album cover The Polynesians Hawaiian Love Songs(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5519 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5520 Red Rhodes And The Road Runners Once A Day(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5520 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5521-1 Buckaroo and Other Guitar Country & Western Favorites  album cover Norm Kass Buckaroo and Other Guitar Country & Western Favorites(LP) Crown Records (2) CLP 5521-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5522 Dominque From The "Singing Nun" And Others  album cover Unknown Artist Dominque From The "Singing Nun" And Others(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5522 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5523 The Work Song  album cover The Mexicali Brass The Work Song(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5523 US 1966 Sell This Version
CLP 5524 Mexicali Brass Go South Of The Border  album cover Mexicali Brass* Mexicali Brass Go South Of The Border(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5524 US 1966 Sell This Version
CLP-5527 Let's Dance  album cover Members Of The Benny Goodman Orchestra Let's Dance(LP, Comp) Crown Records (2) CLP-5527 US 1966 Sell This Version
CLP 5528 Blue Blue Day And Other Steel Guitar Country & Western Favorites  album cover Red Rhodes And The Road Runners Blue Blue Day And Other Steel Guitar Country & Western Favorites(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2), ARA Records CLP 5528 US 1964 Sell This Version

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DarioSmagata

DarioSmagata

January 18, 2020
Legend has it that this label used to melt down unsold stock of other records, labels and all, to get the vinyl they used for pressing. Hence why their records are always bumpy and sound like garbage - the vinyl is full of bits of paper!