0
FREE SHIPPING On Orders Over $49*
Search
Menu
Music > Vinyl > Marshall McLuhan - The Medium Is the Massage (Vinyl LP)
Click to Enlarge

Marshall McLuhan - The Medium Is the Massage

(Vinyl LP)

$19.99
23Reward Points
Add to Cart
Availability:
Item: LDM71114
Description

When Marshall McLuhan proposed his idea to create an audio companion piece to his landmark 1967 book The Medium is the Massage, no one quite knew what to expect. The book itself brilliantly captured McLuhan's theories on media and technology, arguing that the medium by which information is transferred to people was more important the the actual content being relayed. McLuhan hoped that an audio recording would help give greater depth to his theories, and in the late 1960s, he and producer John Simon went to work on a record of the same name.

Using audio clips of McLuhan speaking, often interrupted by discordant sounds and other voices interjecting, they created a thought-provoking, sometimes whimsical patchwork of sounds and ideas that illustrated the complex relationship between people, media and technology.

Over 40 years since its release, The Medium is the Massage continues to challenge listeners to think about media and communications in new ways. Five Day Weekend is proud to present the definitive vinyl edition of this rare and important album. Included in the LP package is a 20-page 8 x 11" booklet featuring original essays by DJ Spooky and Michael Vasquez, a reproduction of a print by Winston Smith and a collection of previously unpublished photos from the original recording sessions.

Read More Less
Related Videos
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Read More Less
Related Articles
  1. The Medium Is the Massage

Stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in high-end audio
MD_Site_Footer_Promo_Catalog_2017

Catalog

Check out the newest Music Direct catalogs

Learn More
Copyright © MusicDirect.com 2018. All Rights Reserved.