Reply To: Need help with Smashing Pumpkins vinyl record authenticity.

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yes, you can definitely play a flexi. check out the wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flexi_disc

i don’t know if the lifetime of a flexi disc is necessarily shorter – it’s not mentioned on wikipedia either – but i would guess it is. (someone correct me if i’m wrong, please.)
a flexi disc is definitely more vulnerable than a normal vinyl record. it’s very thin, so it can get dented or creased, which will affect playback.