Vinyl on Amazon
Vinyl on Amazon is a ride through the ‘sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll’-fueled music business of the 1970s.
There is only one season of Vinyl on Amazon and it gets trashed a lot in the rags but it’s easy to binge watch as it may not be a true story but it feels right.
Thanks significantly to Mick Jagger’s firsthand experience provides an insider’s view of what went down in rock ‘n’ roll — and punk, disco, and hip-hop — history.
Cannavale plays Richie Finestra, a record executive who is introduced at his wit’s end, buying coke on the street and snorting it up with gusto. His frantic situation unleashes a series of flashbacks, not just regarding what brought him to this point, but to his early days in the music business, when he found a signature act and began making inroads into the game.
In 1973 NYC, record exec Richie Finestra and his partners are on the verge of selling their struggling label.
In the episode, “Yesterday Once More”, Richie delivers a bombshell that shocks American Century’s buyers–and blindsides his partners.
In epsiode 3, Whispered Secrets, Richie trims the American Century roster; Devon tries her hand at fundraising in the suburbs.
In “The Racket”, Richie charms a funk superstar; Skip looks to unload a shipment of Donny Osmond LPs.
In episode 5, “He in Racist Fire”, Devon (Olivia Wilde) plays the vixen at dinner with Richie, Hannibal and Cece; Kip faces a band dilemma.
In “Cyclone”, Richie falls in a deeper well of depravity as Devon seeks refuge with old friends at the Chelsea Hotel.
In episode7, The King and I”, On a hunch, Richie and Zak travel to Las Vegas in hopes of persuading Elvis Presley to switch labels.
In “‘E.A.B.”, A desperate Richie approaches Galasso about a loan; Kip gets a crash course in the blues from Lester.
In episode 9, Rock and Roll Queen”, Richie faces a dilemma as the heat is turned up in the Buck Rogers murder case.
In the final episode, “Alibi”, Zak maps out a dangerous plan to bring down Richie; Kip’s excesses threaten an important Nasty Bits gig.
HBO said they spent $100 million on the entire first season of Vynyl. Producers are Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter. Starring: Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano