Status
Ended
Network
HBO
SEASON
EPISODE

Drama

DESCRIPTION

Set in 1970s New York, Vinyl is a ride through the sex- and drug-addled music business at the dawn of punk, disco, and hip-hop. The show is seen through the eyes of a record label president, Richie Finestra, who is trying to save his company and his soul without destroying everyone in his path.

Season 1

Aired 6 years ago - Apr 17, 2016

Zak constructs a dangerous plan to bring down Richie; Kip's excesses threaten an important Nasty Bits gig.

Aired 6 years ago - Apr 10, 2016

After an unsettling visit with Devon and the kids, Richie weighs his options as the heat surrounding the Buck Rogers murder case is turned up. Thrown out of her aunt’s townhouse, Jamie crashes with Kip as the Nasty Bits finish their record and do a photo shoot. At American Century, Maury Gold pitches a ‘50s compilation LP, while Zak tries to fund a band for his wedding singer, Gary, aka “Xavier.” Clark and Jorge bond over an Indigo tune. MORE -LESS

Aired 6 years ago - Apr 03, 2016

Rebuffed by a loan officer with high-school ties to Zak, a desperate Richie approaches Maury about doing a deal with Galasso. Devon and Ingrid make the scene at Max’s Kansas City, where Devon impresses photographer Billy McVicar with her ability to charm a major celebrity into giving up his photo. Tasked by Richie to come up with a new song, Kip and the Nasty Bits get a crash course in the blues from Lester. Andrea fires a longtime American Century employee, angering Richie. Clark finds musical enlightenment from Jorge, his onetime mailroom nemesis. MORE -LESS

Aired 6 years ago - Mar 27, 2016

Looking to raise cash for his label, a newly sober Richie flies to LA with Zak, hoping to sell the company jet to Lou Meshejian, a rival record exec. After attending a beachfront party teeming with many of Lou’s music clients, Richie and Zak head to Las Vegas in hopes of somehow convincing Elvis Presley and his manager, Colonel Parker, that the King should ditch his label and sign with American Century. The detour includes a steamy encounter in which Zak’s fantasies come true, at a price. MORE -LESS

Aired 6 years ago - Mar 20, 2016

Devon seeks refuge at the Chelsea Hotel with Ingrid, a friend from her Warhol days. Meanwhile, Richie falls into a deeper well of drugs and depravity, enabled by Ingrid’s nihilistic boyfriend, Ernst. Andrea Zito rejoins American Century and immediately outlines her plans to revive the label. Kip follows an unlikely path towards recruiting Alex, a new lead guitarist for the Nasty Bits. Zak allows his raw emotions to surface at the end of his daughter’s Bat Mitzvah. MORE -LESS

Aired 6 years ago - Mar 13, 2016

Devon joins Richie for dinner with Hannibal and Cece to help keep an important client in-house. Meanwhile, Kip is in danger of sabotaging a gig opening for the New York Dolls if he doesn't shake up the band; Richie tries to poach a known talent from a rival; and Jack gets a new job after a tense meeting with Julie.

Aired 6 years ago - Mar 06, 2016

Richie's counseling session with Devon brings out his uglier side, which she uses as ammunition during a meeting with an attorney, but he turns on the charm to woo a funk superstar. Meanwhile, Zak and Scott ponder their futures in the wake of the Polygram catastrophe; the Nasty Bits look for a new manager; and Skip strikes out trying to get rid of bootlegs. MORE -LESS

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it brought up shit about my father and everything.
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without attacking your relationship.
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Bette fucking Midler got discovered in a feygeleh bathhouse.
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and Julie gave him all that shit about the fucking synth on the last album.
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Watch your leg. This is my side of the car, that's your side.
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♪ Strobe lights flashing from sunup to sundown... ♪
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Somebody get the queen some champagne, please.
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You're right, you just don't get it.
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You off the wagon? Shit.
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Found a couple of your fucking groupies downstairs.
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Sorry, just a few more minutes.
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Oh, stop. It's different now.
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I do or I don't, who gives a shit?
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Richie, there's a detective calling for you.
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- ♪ Secret stash, heavy bread ♪ - Oh, Richie...
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You don't like it, get the fuck out!
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- Cece, anybody, get me some water! - I sent someone, Richie.
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with the rectangular guitar.
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and we'll discuss it the next time we meet.
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Put a microphone in your face, somebody hits record.
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All that shit's gonna show up on a stack of paper,
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He's got a fresh idea. It's worth trying.
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- Yeah, there he is. - Great.
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I just bought a bumper pool table.
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You wanted to protect me, so that ain't something that inspires much.
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Does he write his own stuff?
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- No. - Really?
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- It's my favorite song. - Gogo!
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♪ Come on, kitty, want to kill some time ♪
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♪ I'm talking about love, love, love ♪
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She says Jackie Jervis is at the show and he's all over Hannibal.
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Oh, sprinklers.
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Yeah, I wanted to come. Got detained.
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- Let's go. Let's go. - ♪ I have waited all year ♪
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♪ So fast. ♪
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You good. Thank you.
Aired 6 years ago - Feb 28, 2016

At a record producers' banquet honoring Maury Gold, Richie is embarrassed when the emcee, rival record exec Jackie Jervis, makes a joke about the failed German Polygram deal. Later, Maury and mob cohort Corrado Galasso pay a visit to American Century to probe a detective's recent inquiry, and Joe Corso drops by to pitch Richie a demo by his banquet date, Nora. MORE -LESS

Aired 6 years ago - Feb 21, 2016

With German Polygram executives in town to complete the deal for American Century, Richie delivers a bombshell that shocks the prospective buyers, as well as his partners, Zak Yankovich, ACR's head of promotions, and Skip Fontaine, head of sales. When the dust settles, the Germans storm out of the ACR offices, leaving Richie to face the ire of Zak, Skip and company attorney Scott Levitt. MORE -LESS

Aired 6 years ago - Feb 14, 2016

New York City, 1973. Together with his partners, Richie Finestra, president of American Century Records, is on the verge of selling his struggling company to German Polygram, in a deal that includes an impending distribution agreement with Led Zeppelin. But after a disastrous meeting, it's clear that the sale is in jeopardy.