Symbol on mid-80s CBS Records releases... ???

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by DJMurphy, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. DJMurphy

    DJMurphy Active Member Thread Starter

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    The symbol you saw was unrelated to the CBS symbol. What you're describing was a US military symbol which stood for Civil Defense. An example of the Civil Defense symbol can be seen on the Hall & Oates album War Babies.
     
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  2. HGN2001

    HGN2001 Mystery Picture Member

    ...and the old Conelrad radio station symbols

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  3. mavisgold

    mavisgold Forum Resident

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    for those of you who too young to remember

    CONELRAD - Wikipedia

    CONELRAD
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    CONELRAD Logo, incorporating the shield of United States Civil Defense
    CONELRAD (Control of Electromagnetic Radiation) is a former method of emergency broadcasting to the public of the United States in the event of enemy attack during the Cold War. It was intended to allow continuous broadcast of civil defense information to the public using radio or TV stations, while rapidly switching the transmitter stations to make the broadcasts unsuitable for Soviet bombers that might attempt to home in on the signals (as was done during World War II, when German radio stations, based in or near cities, were used as beacons by pilots of bombers).
     
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  4. DHamilton

    DHamilton Well-Known Member

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    Not trying to come off as crazy but I think there are a lot of things in the entertainment biz that should be left alone...including this.
     
  5. sethICE

    sethICE Forum Resident

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    The movie Alice's Restaurant with Arlo Guthrie was on TV recently and I noticed this on the VW van they drive around in:
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  6. Grant

    Grant A Musical Free-Spirit

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    Why?
     
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  7. HGN2001

    HGN2001 Mystery Picture Member

    Check the google doodle today.
     
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  8. Dynamic Ranger

    Dynamic Ranger Forum Resident

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    :yikes: It's EVERYWHERE! Sometimes right in plain view. Though sometimes we don't notice it, or speak of it!
     
  9. Dynamic Ranger

    Dynamic Ranger Forum Resident

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  10. DHamilton

    DHamilton Well-Known Member

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    Because it signifies the holy trinity of perfect treble, mid range, and bass.
     
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  11. quicksrt

    quicksrt Forum Resident

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    Mark of the Beast, no need to really go there.
     
  12. Grant

    Grant A Musical Free-Spirit

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    :confused:
     
  13. morgan1098

    morgan1098 Forum Resident

    These two black shapes together form the letters "CD." If you add a third shape and form a circle (compact disc), you get a triangle in the middle. This would be a cool explanation for the symbol, but it doesn't explain why it also appears on cassettes and LPs.

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  14. jftx

    jftx Member

    Philip Glass ‎– Glassworks from 1982...


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  15. quicksrt

    quicksrt Forum Resident

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    Yep already doing some digital mastering getting ready for that new format coming any minute.
     
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  16. Khaki F

    Khaki F Forum Resident

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    Found this blurry photo of the Glassworks promo release. Does not appear to have the symbol.

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    Also probably not worth much, but the inverted triangle is a symbol for inventory/warehouse/storage in a process flowchart.
     
  17. digdug67

    digdug67 Hockley's Hits Here!

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    Yes the symbol was first used in late '85 so that's why it's not there. The pic of that LP a few posts up is a later pressing, not a 1982 pressing.

    All hail The Symbol! ;)
     
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  18. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    How cool would it be if this new season of "The X-Files" was about this symbol!?
     
  19. brent bomersbach

    brent bomersbach Forum Resident

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    I've wondered about this one too. It seems to always be on side 1 only of the LP and cassettes I have seen.
    It is on Epic and CBS Masterworks too. It has to have some meaning, but what???
     
  20. Gems-A-Bems

    Gems-A-Bems Forum Resident

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    No one knows what it means, so it probably means nothing except “Sony/CBS”
     
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  21. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

     
  22. rburly

    rburly Forum Resident

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    It's a mystery for the ages...
     
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  23. Dynamic Ranger

    Dynamic Ranger Forum Resident

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    This is driving me NUTS! Still no definitive answer!!
    :faint::help:
     
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  24. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    Sometimes you gotta just..... let the mystery be.....
     
  25. Gems-A-Bems

    Gems-A-Bems Forum Resident

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    I’m always ready for more evidence and information regarding the symbol. I was just replying to someone who probably hadn’t read through the almost fifty pages of the thread :D
     
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