problem with 45

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buddy1
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problem with 45

Post by buddy1 » 02 Sep 2012 20:33

I recently bought this 45.
BILL HALEY---ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK/ CRAZY MAN CRAZY on the ESSEX label.
I think that this is an early "fake".The "clock " side sounds fine but the Crazy" side plays quiet and distorted.There is nothing apparent on the playing surface which looks fine.
Does anyone have an idea why this should be so? Perhaps its just a faulty pressing?
Thank you.

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Re: problem with 45

Post by webkrawler » 02 Aug 2013 08:04

I know it has been quite a while since the poster asked this question but I thought I would still offer an answer.

There is no evidence that a side being softer or otherwise compromised means
the record is a "fake".

There can be a lot that can and does go wrong during the pressing of a record.
If the pressing is not done properly, it can result in one or both sides
sounding sub-par including being soft.

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Re: problem with 45

Post by thefringe01 » 18 Aug 2013 19:18

Crazy man Crazy was issued as an A side on Essex, Haley's first successful single. The double A side Essex record is a bootleg that showed up sometime in the late 60's... rumored to be the original demo of "Rock around the clock", it's a fake!

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