has anyone ever listened to a 45lp at 33.3


Was listening to Ry Cooder last night..."A Meeting By The River". Forgot to switch speeds and listened to an entire side at 33, all the while thinking, "Man, this sounds really nice tonight."

Although the side did seem to last a bit longer than usual.
darosenb
Try listening to the Nat King Cole analogue production reissues at 33 rpm. It sounds like Barry White on steroids! The first time I put the LP on I forgot to change the speed to 45 rpm. It scared me to death when he started singing.
For a truly mind-blowing experience, try listening without smoking pot.
I did this with a Radiohead EP I bought at a used record store. I assumed it was an LP I had never heard of and played it twice at 33 rpm, all the while thinking it was one of Radiohead's "experiments". Then I read the label and saw it's a 45. Of course it sounds a lot more like RH when played at the correct speed.
When Reference Recordings issued a 45 rpm recording of Respigi's "Church Windows" a critic actually made the mistake of listening to it at 33 1/3 rpm. The amazing thing is that the critic actually acknowledged the mistake in a subsequent report (the piece is not an often heard warhorse). It is easier to be fooled and not recognize such a mistake with non-vocal classical pieces than most other kinds of music.
There was a 45 back in the 60's called "The Martian Hop". I was about 7 or 8 when in came out. I still remember my brother playing at 33rpm and figuring out it was meant to be that way. Sped up and it sounded like a cheapo sci-fi martian.
-John
When Reference Recordings issued a 45 rpm recording of Respigi's "Church Windows" a critic actually made the mistake of listening to it at 33 1/3 rpm. The amazing thing is that the critic actually acknowledged the mistake in a subsequent report (the piece is not an often heard warhorse). It is easier to be fooled and not recognize such a mistake with non-vocal classical pieces than most other kinds of music.
During the 1980's I was demonstrating my system to some non-audiophile guests, playing among other things the last two movements of the Reference Recordings 45 rpm release of the Berlioz "Symphonie Fantastique."

Quite a few minutes into it I realized that I was playing it at 33 rpm, but I was too embarrassed to own up. After it concluded, the assembled multitude all appeared to be genuinely impressed.

Regards,
-- Al
9rw....That is just one tweak I am not willing to try. :^)
After it concluded, the assembled multitude all appeared to be genuinely impressed

They were just being nice to you.When they spoke to each other with you not present the conversation was probably something like this,"what an idiot,his system sounds like s*#t." !!!!!!!!!!
Your humor is always appreciated, Tommy, even this time!

Best regards,
-- Al
If your gonna smoke at least pay attention to what your doing.
Thanks Al,I always try to do my best !!!!!
That must have been some good erb herb.
Al,

Placebo effect is very strong when mistakes happen. Many years ago friend of mine invited girl home and offered to play some Bach organ music from his father LP collection. After a while it started to sound very strange so he glanced at rotating LP but it said BACH - no mistake. At the end it was really, really weird but he kept playing since he bragged before how he loves Bach music. When she left he examined the record again. It said Phantasie and Fuge on BACH, Max Reger. I was laughing hard since I heard Max Reger piece played once in a church and it was simply SCARY.
I played a Skinny Puppy 45 at 33.3. Thought they were just being even more experimental. When I went to flip the record, I took the clamp off and noticed the "45 RPM" printed on the label. D'OH!!