Jed Davis – Yuppie Exodus From Dumbo

Author: Colin | Published: 7/8/10

Artist Jed Davis
Title Yuppie Exodus From Dumbo
Label Moulded by the Vulcan Cylinder Record Company
Year 2010
Designer Label illustration by Michael Doret
Music Spirited popular songcraft
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Notes It’s a modern day wax cylinder. Irresistible. Originally spotted on Retro Thing. Sadly I don’t have the requisite hardware, but the purchase comes with two MP3 versions of Jed Davis’ celebration of yuppie foreclosure: the song in hi-fidelity and a version recorded direct from the cylinder. It sounds appropriately (and charmingly) thin and crackly.

It’s an edition of 50, available for purchase from the Jed Davis Song Foundry.

Here’s a pic of a cylinder player for your edification, courtesy of the Cedar Store staff blog:


  1. You also might want to look into the work of Chris Butler (ex-Waitresses) – he’s also a great interview. He produced some 7-inch singles about a decade ago, each recorded on various archaic tech – wax Edison cylinder, wire recorder, etc., with nicely printed covers. – CB also released “the world’s longest song” , 69 minutes or so, on CD.

    Comment by Dano — November 23, 2010 @ 5:41 pm
  2. Thanks Dano, I’ll look him up.

    Comment by Colin — November 24, 2010 @ 12:42 am


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