Need to peel myself away from staring at these.
I could spend hours listening to records with this man.
Chris Robinson’s vinyl collection (part of it) in his Manhattan apt. All images courtesy interview piece by Mike Mettler in Sound + Vision, photo credits Sorrell Schneider.
Do you have a count on how many records you own?
I’ve probably got 4,500 to 5,000 records. I got rid of some to make room for more. And I’ve got about 500 to 600 records at a friend?s house in Brooklyn for when I DJ here.
What kind of turntable do you have?
I have two turntables and a little DJ setup for when people come over. They’re both Technics SL-1210M5Gs. I keep a lot of the super-weird out-there jazz and out there psychedelic stuff like the Third Ear Band in my office where the one ‘table is set up for when the family goes to bed and I want to get weird. I have amps, guitars, and half of my library in that office. If friends want to hang out, we can get pretty noisy in there. I don’t think the neighbors feel the same [chuckles], but Topanga is pretty hip.
My wife gets the whole thing. She told me, “I understand I married a man who’s having an affair in his office with his records and books and weird f—-ing Armenian cinema.”