Adam Savage Records a Song at Third Man Records!

In Detroit, Adam stops by Jack White’s Third Man Records, the first new record-pressing plant in the United States in three decades! In a truly immersive tour, Adam records his Brain Candy song and then follows his record’s eventual process from lathe to cellophane. Bonus: Adam also chats with Jack White about how recording this way impacts the creative process!

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21 thoughts on “Adam Savage Records a Song at Third Man Records!

  1. Between Physics Girl’s perfect pitch video and this one, I’m so pleased to see my field explained in detail.
    My wife just had her music pressed for the first time and the experience is magical.

    Thank you Tested for putting this out there.

  2. This is pretty much the best video on Tested. Wow, I love Third Man records, and this is like worlds colliding! Great video. Love the design of the store and facility. Will Adam be selling the 45s?

  3. Awesome video, maybe best ever. When you go back, please find out how that record vending machine works, and what color vinyl chips make clear records?

  4. Well now I just want to watch Adam go to lots of different small manufacturing companies for a more personal version of how it’s made. He just has so much enthusiasm to ask about every detail from the people working those jobs.

  5. Tested is gobbling up all of my daily entertainment time. You guys keep pumping out high quality nerd-food. Solid work you guys.

  6. this is like worlds colliding” couldn’t have said it better! Cannot wait for more like this. Thanks Tested.

  7. Alan Dower Blumlein was an english engineer and “one of the most significant engineers and inventors of his time” (wikipedia), especially concerning sound recording and stereo sound! Please, please, someone tell Chris, he really needs to know! Thanks for the video though 🙂

  8. Awesome video! I
    think the only part that was missed is how the plates for the presses get made.
    It’s a really intricate process for that too. I can understand why they didn’t’
    show it as it takes quite a bit of time to make the master, and then create the
    press-plates. I would love to be able to
    buy one of the records. I want to make a nice frame for it and add it to Cyberia Maker Space’s silent auction. 🙂

  9. I haven’t bought vinyl records in a long time but this makes me want to get myself a jukebox and some records and dance! Who knew they took so much technique and skill to make?

  10. What’s up with the job titles? Romantic comedian? Pantologist? Accipitrary? Agronomist? Just in there to see if you can see a spike on Google for those terms?

  11. Holy cow! Sign me up for a brain candy 45 please! Then I’ll have something to get signed when Brain Candy tours Aus! Hint hint.

  12. Great video! When my brother was a toddler in the early 60s he and my Dad went in one of those booths at the seaside in the UK and made a 3-minute record. There’s no singing, it’s just them chatting and you can hear the steam trains in the background 🙂

  13. That was entertaining and it’s great to see new jobs in Detroit and all that, but it seemed odd that everybody there was white and I just wanted to smack those sunglasses off of him the entire time he was talking.

  14. This is awesome, look forward to hearing more about this trip on Still Untitled!

    Really impressed with their attention to design details, down to colour matching pens and safety glasses on the factory floor!

  15. Glad you’re hanging out at Third Man. As a Motor City kid, this is golden. And I’ll be in the same place doing this next year ! Adam, live is always the best. Good job and GREAT feature.

  16. AHHH!!!! I JUST FOUND A PRESSING OF THIS VINYL IN MY MAILBOX!!! I HAD NO IDEA!!! THIS IS SO AMAZING!!! THANK YOU!!!! EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!

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