Dale Crover

Thunder Pinky

Catalog #: JNR251    Release Date: 10/27/17

$ 127.00 USD  

  • Art Object - Thunder Pinky
  • Art Object - Thunder Pinky


Instructional Video


    Dale Crover and Joyful Noise present to you a truly groundbreaking innovation in modern vinyl record / musical instrument hybridization. Never before has one item so accurately resembled the properties of both.

    Its name, Thunder Pinky, perfectly sums up the dichotomy of this amazing piece of doubly functional art. As a playable record for your turntable, it (and the music contained within its grooves) is noisy, and sense-rattling like thunder. When percussed, its Bell-less Splash technology (patent pending) sings with an elegant *ping*- a touch of class that your Grindcore, Ska, or Western Swing band has been lacking.

    Each of these artisanal cymbal records was hand-crafted in Tucson, AZ, by master record maker and sub-amateur cymbalsmith, Michael Dixon.

    Track Listing
    1. Thunder Pinky

    That's it. It's the only song you'll ever need cut into a cymbal. 
      Details & Warnings:

      ***NOTICE: This record will NOT destroy your turntable. We have product tested, and you CAN use a standard needle to play this "cymbal-ic" record, we promise!

      Audio Fidelity: These are lo-fi, mono records, each individually cut using 1940s technology. Do not expect the audio to have the same fidelity as a modern pressed record.

      Turntable Setup: Lathe-cut records have more shallow grooves than pressed records, which can make them difficult to play. Adjustments to your standard turntable setup may be required. If the only turntable you own is a Crosley, do not buy this record. 

      A note about the price: Yes, it would be totally insane to pay $127 for 2 minutes of audio. But music is not all you are buying here. This is one of the most unique records ever made in the history of music. Each of the 127 copies required over an hour of work to make, not to mention the countless hours that were put into the design, composition and recording. If you cannot afford this art object, feel free to buy Dale's full-length, still available. But to those who can afford it, you can comfort yourself in the knowledge that in the not-too-distant future this record will be sold on Ebay for a far more obscene amount of money. $100 is the least expensive price you'll ever see for this one-of-a-kind record.

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