The Altered Nixon Speech 45
This 45 was found at a bookstore in Washington DC. The A side- “The Speech” contains fragments of Nixon’s 2nd Watergate speech, where he essentially denies knowledge and complicity in the affair. The B side’s “Original Material” is an edit whereby the same speech is reconfigured (with added reverb to smooth over the seams) so that Nixon affirms outright his lawlessness in the pursuit of power. What I like about this recording is that it’s as if the editor has somehow revealed to us Nixon’s “inner voice”, speaking freely. Listen here.