Enjoy The Experience: Homemade Records 1958-1992
Published by Sinecure Books, 2013
The musicians here range from awkward teen pop combos to pizza-parlor organists; religious cult leaders to Sinatra imitators. Also profiled and discussed are some of the most highly regarded rock, soul, jazz, funk and singer/songwriter albums from the latter half of the twentieth century. Enjoy the Experience begins when the custom-pressed American record plant came into existence and ends, largely, with the birth of the CD. As such, it is a snapshot of America in the second half of the twentieth century and collates a bevy of tales and albums released by the brave souls who took the plunge and committed their musical vision to wax.