Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen Shops for Vinyl on Tour [Vinyl Creep]
The comeback of vinyl is nothing new. To many fans and collectors, “comeback” isn’t even an accurate term because as far as they’re concerned, vinyl never left. One such fan and collector who is as adamant about vinyl as he’s ever been is Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen. Luckily for fans, Noisecreep had a chance to catch up with the Dane on the band’s last stop on the Rock Allegiance Tour in Brooklyn.
When he’s not getting ready for a live show, Poulsen enjoys hitting up local record shops to hunt for vinyl. He showcases a few of his latest “gets” in the photos below. “I bought a couple of records on this tour,” Poulsen tells us. “This one is the Cramps, some of their demos on vinyl. I really love the Cramps and most of the stuff I have with these guys are on vinyl. I stumbled onto this one, I didn’t have it.”
He goes on showing us the latest additions to his collection. “Junior Parker, James Cotton and Pat Hare, they’re three African-American guys who were recording at Sun Studios and recorded some of the songs that Elvis later picked up,” he says, while beginning to laugh. “I guess they chose to have Elvis on the cover with them.”
The third and most recent record he had on his tour bus was a picture LP. “I picked up a Mercyful Fate bootleg, ‘No Mercy for the Fallen.’ Those were the last three records I bought,” says Poulsen.
It’s refreshing to encounter a rock star who not only creates killer music, but also loves consuming music just like his fans. Whether he’s rocking out to a sold-out crowd of thousands of screaming people or he’s hunting for records on his own time, Poulsen understands the importance that vinyl plays in a music lover’s life and he’s embraced it passionately.
Photos of Volbeat Singer Michael Poulsen Geeking Out on Vinyl: