I Am Vinyl

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The podcast for audiophiles who love to collect and spin music on vinyl, hosted by two lifelong vinyl addicts, Joey and Pete.

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On today’s episode, Pete is joined by Ron Valdes, Joe Milazzo, Vincent LaRussa and for the first time participating in the Kiss Roundtable discussions, Steve Milone joins us for Part 6 of the I Am Vinyl Podcast KISS round table discussion. 

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Oct 25

2 hr 9 min

Pete & Joey discuss & review the latest album released by Iron Maiden on September 3, 2021 [“Senjutsu”]. Along with playing 5 tracks from Pete’s copy of the Amazon Exclusive Three LP 180 GM Silver & Black Marbled Vinyl Edition. 

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Sep 25

1 hr 58 min

Fire it Up, man! On today’s episode, Pete is acknowledging the 30th Anniversary of the release of Primus’s second full length album & their first major label debut release – “Sailing The Seas Of Cheese”. Along with spinning 5 favorite tracks from the Plain Recordings 180 gram vinyl pressing from 2008. So sit back, break out those nachos & cheese and enjoy the show! It’s sure to be…….STEAMY!!  

Aug 21

45 min

On today’s episode, Pete and Joey discuss their picks from Record Store Day Drop 2021: Day 2. Which took place on July 17, 2021. Featuring tracks taken from all of Pete’s picks.

Aug 13

2 hr 7 min

On today’s episode, Pete and Joey discuss their picks from Record Store Day Drop 2021: Day 1. Which took place on June 12, 2021. Featuring tracks taken from all of Pete’s picks. 

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Jul 7

1 hr 30 min

On today’s episode, Pete is honoring the 45th Anniversary of the release of the debut album by The Ramones. While spinning some tracks from 3 various vinyl pressings. In true Ramones fashion, this episode is just as short as most albums by The Ramones. You can check out this episode and other recently released episodes on YouTube at The I Am Vinyl Podcast network. 

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Apr 23

35 min 18 sec

On today’s episode, Pete is joined once again by Ron Valdes, Mike Scondotto, Joe Milazzo & Tommy Lombardozzi and for the first time participating in the Kiss Roundtable discussions, Pete’s brother Vincent LaRussa joins us for Part 5 of the I Am Vinyl Podcast KISS round table discussion. 

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Mar 22

1 hr 56 min

WHAT HAVE WE GOT!!!?? Magnificence!On today’s episode, Pete and Joey discuss the triple album that is “Sandinista!” by The Clash. Which turned 40 years old back on December 12, 2020. We also discuss a “Could it have been a Single LP?” scenario & play our sequenced version of a Single LP. Which is taken from Pete’s 180 GM Remastered triple LP vinyl edition from 2013.

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Mar 9

1 hr 37 min

On today’s episode, Pete and Joey are acknowledging various records that have recently hit milestone anniversaries since Vol. 4 was released on November 6, 2020. 

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Feb 8

2 hr 53 min

Pete and Joey discuss their picks from Black Friday Record Store Day 2020. Which took place on November 27, 2020. We also feature tracks from Pete’s picks and discuss some more recent vinyl purchases in our return & a new beginning for the show in 2021.  

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Jan 23

2 hr 21 min

Pete spins & features tracks from his handful of picks from Day 3 of the 2020 Record Store Day Drop, which took place on October 24, 2020. 

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Nov 2020

43 min 13 sec

On today’s episode, Pete is acknowledging various records that have recently hit milestone anniversaries since Vol. 3 was released on September 23, 2020. 

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Nov 2020

2 hr 13 min

On today’s episode, Pete is joined once again by Ron Valdes, Mike Scondotto, Joe Milazzo & Tommy Lombardozzi for Part 4 of the I Am Vinyl Podcast KISS round table discussion. 

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Oct 2020

1 hr 58 min

On today’s episode, we pay tribute to Eddie Van Halen with 2 roundtable discussions. First, with the Kiss Roundtable team: Ron Valdes, Mike Scondotto, Joe Milazzo & Tommy Lombardozzi. Followed by a discussion with Joey from the Rock Strikes Ten podcast and Pete’s brother, Vincent LaRussa (joining us for the first time on this podcast). Throughout the episode, Pete also spins some tracks from his Van Halen vinyl collection. 

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Oct 2020

2 hr 5 min

Pete spins & features tracks from his handful of picks from Day 2 of the 2020 Record Store Day Drop, which took place on September 26, 2020. 

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Oct 2020

35 min 53 sec

On today’s episode, Pete is acknowledging various records that have recently hit milestone anniversaries since Vol. 2 was released on June 25th. 

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Sep 2020

2 hr 11 min

Pete spins & features tracks from his handful of picks from Day 1 of the 2020 Record Store Day Drop, which took place on August 29, 2020. 

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Sep 2020

35 min 2 sec

Joey from the Rock Strikes Ten podcast joins Pete in a discussion as they pay Tribute to the legendary engineer & producer, Martin Birch. During this discussion, Joey happened to mention UFO a few hours before we found out a few hours later following our discussion that bassist Pete Way had passed away. So Pete also acknowledges the passing of the legendary bassist in this episode. Along with our discussion, Pete spins a bunch of songs highlighted within our conversation & taken from his vinyl collection. 

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Aug 2020

2 hr 1 min

HAAAAAAAAAAH YEAH! On today’s episode, it’s our first Interactive show as Pete is counting down the Top 13 songs from the Van Halen: Japanese Singles Box Set [1978 – 1984] that were requested to be heard out of 26 total tracks contained in this box set and as voted by friends & listeners of The I Am Vinyl Podcast.  

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Jul 2020

1 hr 7 min

On today’s episode, Pete is acknowledging various records that have recently hit milestone anniversaries since Vol.1 was released on April 17th.Along with some personal stories connected to certain albums & with all selections taken directly from Pete’s vinyl collection.

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Jun 2020

1 hr 13 min

On today’s episode, Pete spins another random set of 25 songs. Based on some recent spins, some of the latest additions to his collection and a recent new & used vinyl haul from a visit to Princeton Record Exchange. 

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Apr 2020

2 hr 52 min

On today’s episode, Pete is acknowledging 15 albums that have recently hit milestone anniversaries between February 22nd and April 17th. Along with some personal stories connected to certain albums & with all selections taken directly from Pete’s vinyl collection. 

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Apr 2020

1 hr 32 min

On today’s episode, Pete is stepping into a “What If?” role as an employee of Rhino Records with the scenario of being asked to put together a “Best Of” 3 LP compilation set for Twisted Sister. Based on all 5 studio albums released by Atlantic Records from 1983 – 1987. In total, 25 songs have been selected to represent this “What If?” scenario & spread across 3 LP’s. Along with some album notes and personal stories to round out the show. All tracks are taken directly from Pete’s vinyl collection of US & German import pressings of all 5 studio albums on Atlantic Records. PLAY IT LOUD, MUTHA! 

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Mar 2020

2 hr 3 min

Pete is joined once again by Joe Milazzo, Ron Valdes & newcomer to the panel, Tommy Lombardozzi for Part 3 of the I Am Vinyl Podcast KISS round table discussion.   This time we’re discussing KISS in 1978. Beginning with their first “Best Of” 2 LP compilation, “Double Platinum”. Followed by discussing the 4 individual solo albums released by Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss & Paul Stanley. Aside from discussing and spinning our favorite redos & remixes from the “Double Platinum” compilation, we also discuss & choose 3 of our favorite tracks from each individual solo album until we collectively compiled, sequenced & then spin our 10 song 1978 KISS studio album (which we collectively decided to call “Phantoms”) had they not released the 4 solo albums individually. As usual, we also discuss some of our least favorite moments and tracks from each album.   All vinyl spins on this episode from Pete’s collection were taken from the 2019 Sound Of Vinyl Germany 180 GM 2 LP Silver Vinyl Pressing of “Double Platinum” & the 2018 Sound Of Vinyl U.S. Limited Edition Colored Vinyl Box Set (Red, Blue, Green & Purple) of the Solo albums. 

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Mar 2020

2 hr 50 min

A long debated discussion by hard rock & heavy metal fans. What if Guns N’ Roses hadn’t released “Use Your Illusion” as two separate album sets? Pete presents his scenario & sequence of the album had it been released as 1 CD, 1 long playing cassette and as a Double Vinyl set. Taken from the 2008 Back To Black 2 LP sets of “Use Your Illusion” 1 & 2. 

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Feb 2020

1 hr 31 min

Pete spins another random set of 25 songs. Based on some recent spins, some recent additions to his collection and some recent & notable anniversaries. Along with Pete’s Top 5 Favorite Albums of 2019.

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Feb 2020

2 hr 39 min

Pete pays tribute to Rush & Neil Peart while spinning tracks from all 19 studio albums along with some live tracks from his Rush vinyl collection along with some personal stories told along the way.

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Jan 2020

1 hr 51 min

Pete pays tribute to Rush & Neil Peart while spinning tracks from all 19 studio albums along with some live tracks from his Rush vinyl collection along with some personal stories told along the way.

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Jan 2020

1 hr 54 min

Pete is joined once again by Joe Milazzo, Ron Valdes & Mike Scondotto for Part 2 of our KISS round table discussion. Where they discuss the albums from 1976 - 1977: "Destroyer" (1976), "Rock And Roll Over" (1976), "Love Gun" (1977) & "Alive II" (1977). Along with playing our collective favorite tracks from each album & taken from Pete's KISS Vinyl collection.. Vinyl Pressings used: "Destroyer" (Original '76 Blue Label Press) "Rock And Roll Over" (2014 180 GM Remaster - Pete's best playing copy) "Love Gun" (Original '77 Filmworks Press) "Alive II" (Original '77 Filmworks Press)

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Jan 2020

2 hr 26 min

Pete talks about his 2019 Black Friday Record Store Day experience and spins selections from all 14 of his picks of the day.

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Dec 2019

1 hr 45 min

It's the 40th Anniversary of Pete's favorite record, Pink Floyd's "The Wall".  To celebrate this achievement, Pete spins the full album from its various pressings over the years.

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Nov 2019

1 hr 36 min

Another Random Set Of 25 Songs (The November 2019 Edition)

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Nov 2019

2 hr 21 min

It's the battle of the mixes on the 28th Anniversary of Pearl Jam's debut album, "Ten"

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Nov 2019

59 min 46 sec

Pete spins some new additions to his collection as well as some old favorites that celebrated recent anniversaries.

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Oct 2019

2 hr 23 min

On its 28th Anniversary, Pete looks back on "Nevermind" and the impact it had on him and others.  There is a ton of archival audio featured as well as some bonus b-sides from the 4 LP collection.

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Sep 2019

2 hr 16 min

The First KISS Vinyl Roundtable covering the first 3 studio albums plus Alive!

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Sep 2019

2 hr 39 min

Episode 3: Jerry Farley Discusses Sick Of It All’s “Wake The Sleeping Dragon”

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Jul 2019

2 hr 32 min

Episode 2: Who Am I? Joey’s Vinyl Roots

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Jun 2019

59 min 53 sec

Episode 1: Who Am I? Record Store Day 2019 & More

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Jun 2019

1 hr 21 min