The 12" Single (Side A)
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A major technological innovation to emerge from the milieu of NYC 1975 was the 12" single. In this episode, Jeremy and Tim uncover the demands of dancers and DJs in the discos for longer tracks, the precursors found in acid rock and Bob Dylan, and tell the story of individual releases that presaged widespread adoption of the 12" format.

Tim and Jeremy also talk album aesthetics, the Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields double A side, nascent remix culture, the importance of wide grooves, and return to a recurring character of the show: Tom Moulton.

Produced and edited by Matt Huxley.    

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Al Downing - I'll Be Holding On (Disco Mix)
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Bobby Moore - (Call Me Your) Anything Man
South Shore Commission - Free Man (Tom Moulton Mix)

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