The Spindle: Miles Davis, “Vote For Miles” (Pt. 1 & 2)

“Here’s my secret, man: I don’t tell anyone my secrets.” Today on The Spindle, Marc and John drop the needle on Miles Davis’ 1972 single “Vote For Miles,” parts I and II. Pulled from an On the Corner epic, this alternate version/sonic collage presents five and a half minutes of textural, mind blowing jazz fusion. Though the electric era found Miles seeking a wider audience, this single demonstrates just how subversive, surprising, and totally non-sellout his early ’70s period remains.

About The Spindle: The 7-inch record isn’t just a format—it’s an art form. On each episode of The Spindle podcast, music writer Marc Masters (Pitchfork, The Wire, Bandcamp) and music historian (and music maker) John Howard dive into a great 7-inch, dissecting its background, impact, and the reasons why it stands out as a small plastic piece of music history. 

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