Friday, April 08, 2011

Final Vinyl

This aint' morbid curiosity! This is Rock and Roll!

A company in the UK called And Vinyly is offering up a service to press your ashes(or someone you know and love) into a vinyl album upon your last exit from this mortal coil.

Having had death in my family quite recently, I was startled when I clicked on this link

But I set my brittle, crusty emotions aside and found the humor, wonder and downright awesomeness of this idea. At first I thought that my remains could be added to a pressing of one of my favorite albums. If this was the case, I would have picked either XO by Elliott Smith, Reign in Blood by Slayer or The Free to Be You and Me Soundtrack.

But alas, this was not the case.  You can have your last will and testament, a personal message or soundtrack, or just plain warm blank cracks and pops: the spooky sound of needle hitting groove.

I think its a great idea. My kid could take me out of a sleeve and play me anytime he wanted, and I could leave a slew of backward messages, dirty little secrets or voodoo curses or anyone who had done me wrong.

I'm pretty sure this company is legit.  Let me know what you think. What would you put on yer final vinyl?????


  1. Wow, that is pretty wild! I don't know if it is real either but very amusing! Thanks for pointing that out.

  2. The End by the Doors of course (see my blog tonalmemories). What would be creepy is if the record skipped at a point where when heard, it sounded like the record was trying to say something from beyond the grave. I get shivers just thinking about it. Great post.

  3. Damn - great idea! Maybe I'd put out an LP of either my favorite of my own songs, or a 'mixed tape' of my favorite of other people's songs. But then my ancestors would get sued to the tits by the record industry for copyright violation.