The Vinyl Exam
About This Show
The Vinyl Exam is a weekly podcast about the vinyl record. New episodes released every Monday.
Your hosts Keith Foster and Columbo Ahmed will take you through a tour of the not-so-dead vinyl record. Keith will cover all things LP while Columbo takes charge of the 45. We are going to talk to record collectors, aficionados, addicts, old heads, and young bucks. In the podcast, we'll also have exclusive mixes, found sound, album reviews, and short-form radio stories.
It's gonna be a trip!
Most Recent Episode
154: Gus from Cvlt Nation
This episode, Keith has a conversation with Gus Butler, record collector, teacher and author of the article "Buzzsaw: An oral history of the HM-2 pedal" on Cvlt Nation. The HM-2 has become shorthand for a specific subgenre of extreme metal and refers to the edgy guitar tone the pedal creates.
Keith and Gus discuss the pedal's role in extreme metal (past and present) and the boutique-made clones available today, as well as record collecting and a few other topics as well.
Here is a link to the article: