It’s hard to find many quotes about vinyl culture around the web because the culture has died long time ago… until the recent resurrection that is. However, there are several famous quotes about records and the culture surrounding this subject. here is the list of some of the greatest sayings from some of the people you might have heard of.

quotes about turntables

“Somebody was trying to tell me that CDs are better than vinyl because they don’t have any surface noise.  I said, “Listen, mate, life has surface noise.”  

John Peel ( the longest serving of the original BBC Radio1 DJs)


“I believe that vinyl will outlast CDs.”

Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes, the Best Songwriter of 2008 by Rolling Stone magazine)


“I’m a big collector of vinyl – I have a record room in my house – and I’ve always had a huge soundtrack album collection. So what I do, as I’m writing a movie, is go through all those songs, trying to find good songs for fights, or good pieces of music to layer into the film.”

Quentin Tarantino (world’s best filmmaker)


“I remember opening up my first vinyl and seeing the incredible artwork it had. There’s nothing like it. You also get that true gritty sound on vinyl that really makes a rock record sound great, which CDs can never achieve.”

Nikki Sixx (co-founder, bassist, and primary songwriter of the band Mötley Crüe)


“It was so exciting to go to the record shop and buy a piece of vinyl and hold it, read the liner notes, look at the pictures. Even the smell of the vinyl.”

Martin Gore (founding member of Depeche Mode and has written the majority of their songs)


“Vinyl has gotten to the point where it’s exclusively for the collector, I guess.”

Josh Homme ( the founder and only continuous member of the rock band Queens of the Stone Age)


“Vinyl is the real deal. I’ve always felt like, until you buy the vinyl record, you don’t really own the album. And it’s not just me or a little pet thing or some kind of retro romantic thing from the past. It is still alive.”

Jack White (the lead singer and guitarist of The White Stripes)


“Ever since I was 12 years old, when my fascination and obsession with music started, I would get on my skateboard and ride down to the local record store. I’d find the most tattooed guy there and have him recommend me a new album once a week. Then I’d learn it and play it on my drums. With internet and technology, there are some great platforms of discovering music, but I would HATE for kids to be deprived of the incredible experience of discovering music through their local record stores. Lets keep record stores alive and well, please.”

Josh Dun (the drummer for the band Twenty One Pilots)


“Do yourself a tremendous favour and go to a record store today. The relatively mild exertion of getting off your fat, computer-shackled ass and venturing out to find the object of your desire, the thrill of moving through actual space and time, through row upon row of records, and the tactile ecstasy of fondling the quested treasure—all this will augment and enrich the mental associations the music invokes in you for the rest of your life.”

Grinderman (Australian-British alternative rock band)


“If it wasn’t for independent record stores, I would be a San Fernando valley real estate agent.”

Fat Mike (NOFX)


“My record collection probably tells the story of my life better than I could in words.”

Colleen Murphy ( Canadian screenwriter, film director and playwright)


“If I was a billionaire, and had my time all over, I would invest all of my money in setting up a factory to produce vinyl records again.”

Roger Daltrey (the founder and lead singer of the English rock band The Who)


“I don’t think it’s real unless you put it on an LP. CDs aren’t real. Anybody can do that”

Bob Pollard (former lead guy for Guided By Voices)


“I prefer vinyl. We talk about this backstage; as musicians it comes up a lot. It’s a shame the new generation is missing out on albums.”

Jack White (the lead singer and guitarist of The White Stripes)


“I’ve looked at pictures that my mom has of me, from when I was four years old at the turntable. I’m there, reaching up to play the records. I feel like I was bred to do what I do. I’ve been into music, and listening to music and critiquing it, my whole life.”

Dr. Dre (rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur)


“My father was my first inspiration. He had an incredible stereo and a turntable, and I was told not to touch it. But I’d go back and touch it anyway. I gained a respect for the turntables when I was a kid. When I was a teenager, I came up with a ‘cueing system’ to work the turntables because they didn’t have it at that time.”

Grandmaster Flash (considered to be one of the pioneers of hip-hop DJing, cutting, and mixing)


“For me it all started with two turntables and a mixer.”

Paul Oakenfold (was voted the No. 1 DJ in the World twice in 1998 and 1999 by DJ Magazine)


“I’m a big vinyl listener, I’m a big audiophile. I have a really nice stereo set up at home with a hi-fi and really nice turntable and it’s a big deal to me to listen to music in it’s purest form like that.”
Butch Walker (recording artist, songwriter, and record producer, lead guitarist for the metal band SouthGang)


“Sitting in a room, alone, listening to a CD is to be lonely. Sitting in a room alone with an LP crackling away, or sitting next to the turntable listening to a song at a time via 7-inch single is enjoying the sublime state of solitude.”
Henry Rollins (musician, writer, journalist, publisher, actor, television and radio host, comedian, and activist)


 

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Keep spinning,

Sasha