Neil Young Says Vinyl's Resurgence is a 'Fashion Statement'

By Gary Cutlack on at

The modern youth's ironic fixation with vinyl is nothing but a short-lived audio trend, reckons Neil Young, the man behind already short-lived audio trend Pono Player (above).

Young told The Frame: "A lot of people that buy vinyl today don't realise that they're listening to CD masters on vinyl and that’s because the record companies have figured out that people want vinyl.

"And they're only making CD masters in digital," Young continued, "so all the new products that come out on vinyl are actually CDs on vinyl, which is really nothing but a fashion statement."

The subtext being: you want HD audio instead, mate. [NME]

Image by Sam Woolley