Vinny Vegas,
The TVD First Date
& Vinyl Giveaway

“My relationship with vinyl started early on, sitting in the living room listening to my parents’ records like much of our generation.”

“It was my musical introduction to everything from the Beatles, to Hendrix, to Jackson Browne, to The Temptations and everything in between. I remember one day specifically, trying to learn to play the bass in my basement, and my father calling me upstairs and making me sit down quietly and listen to the bass playing on the song “Introduction” off of Chicago’s album Chicago Transit Authority.

I learned the importance of siting down and taking in an album to really appreciate the music from vinyl, before the days of frantically skipping ahead or the option to play on “shuffle.”

Today my collection consists of the standard “hand me downs” and “thrift store finds.” One of my favorite of these is a record of David Ruffin’s solo project that the drummer of Vinny Vegas actually picked up for me. I love the rawness of Ruffin’s voice that can only really shine through as much as it does on a vinyl record.

In addition to the used records, the rest of my collection consists mostly of local music and friends’ bands that have put out albums on vinyl.

In a time where so much underground music goes unlistened to or glazed over on the internet, it’s nice to sit down with a friend’s record and give it the attention it deserves.”
Scott Siskind

Vinny Vegas’ full-length debut, The Big White Whale is on store shelves right now—on vinyl.

Enter to win your vinyl copy by telling us in the comments below what record your Mom or Pop turned you onto that resonates to this day. One inspired winner with a North American mailing address will be chosen a week from today, 8/4!

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