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^^^interesting, apparently it's not just for your grandparents anymore

omar little, Monday, 18 August 2008 15:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

brown is the new white

ice crӕm, Monday, 18 August 2008 15:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

They've been running stories like this for a couple of years now. I don't doubt the numbers but at a time when I'm trying to get *rid* of things in bulk seeing the rush for this is a bit head-shaking.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 18 August 2008 15:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

What about the seldom mentioned cassette revival?

Z S, Monday, 18 August 2008 15:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

what's the vegas over/under on how many more years we'll keep reading this same story over and over: 4? 5?

M@tt He1ges0n, Monday, 18 August 2008 15:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

ORG Records?

CharlieNo4, Monday, 18 August 2008 15:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

Olson's doorbell is chiming more frequently these days. Since starting vinyl-only label ORG in December 2006 in Olson's kitchen, the label is bursting at the seams. "By the end of the year, we will have gone from making zero money to projecting that we will gross over $1 million," said Olson, who nevertheless has kept his day job as senior vice president of A&R at Universal Music Publishing Group.

The label, which primarily licenses material from Universal Music Group, ....

yeah, funny that!

Mark G, Monday, 18 August 2008 15:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

(A traditional LP is pressed on 120-gram weight vinyl, whereas many labels produce special packages using 180-gram vinyl, which gives a fuller, richer sound.)

I was talking to some guys the other day and posed the question: which would you rather have, heavier vinyl or deeper grooves? Everyone seemed to agree that weight of vinyl by itself doesn't guarantee better sound, quite a bit can be dependent on mastering etc. Let's blah blah blah blahlhhh

ian, Monday, 18 August 2008 15:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

This summer, ORG will release a four-vinyl-LP, 10th-anniversary edition of Beck's "Odelay." The original CD booklet will be re-created for the 180-gram special package, which will carry a suggested retail list price of $60.

Any takers?

ian, Monday, 18 August 2008 16:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

I wouldn't even steal it

Edward III, Monday, 18 August 2008 16:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

I was talking to some guys the other day and posed the question: which would you rather have, heavier vinyl or deeper grooves? Everyone seemed to agree that weight of vinyl by itself doesn't guarantee better sound, quite a bit can be dependent on mastering etc

it depends how much music is on there. the shorter the tracks, the deeper the grooves, the higher the fidelity. heavier vinyl allows for deeper grooves, but everything depends on how much actual music you're trying to cram on a given side of vinyl.

Shakey Mo Collier, Monday, 18 August 2008 16:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

Didn't Odelay come out 12 years ago?

DJ Mencap, Monday, 18 August 2008 16:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

i <3 deep grooves hav u guys ever heard jamiroquai

ice crӕm, Monday, 18 August 2008 16:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

re: Odelay, forget the date, why on earth is it four LPs?

Doctor Casino, Monday, 18 August 2008 17:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

in order to accomodate the grooves

contenderizer, Monday, 18 August 2008 17:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

The resurgence is having a snowball effect. At Record Technology Inc., a once-beleaguered pressing plant in Camarillo, owner Don MacInnis said that "business is the best it's been in 20 years."

When vinyl started its rebirth, RTI operated on banker's hours -- five days a week, eight hours a day. Now, "we're running 16 hours a day, six days a week," MacInnis said. And he's turning away clients. RTI's average pressing per title over the last few years has doubled to 3,000 units, with orders frequently topping 10,000 copies.

this is good news no matter how many crappy major label records get the vinyl reissue treatment.

sleeve, Monday, 18 August 2008 17:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

^this

Edward III, Monday, 18 August 2008 17:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

RTI does that matador HQ vinyl stuff right? they press GREAT vinyl.

M@tt He1ges0n, Monday, 18 August 2008 17:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

Don't worry, Vinyl Surplus, us ugglos still come in too.

I eat cannibals, Monday, 18 August 2008 17:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

Amoeba Music in Hollywood sells about 2,000 vinyl LPs a day

I wonder how many of those are used. 50% or more, I'd bet.

Romeo Jones, Monday, 18 August 2008 18:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

probably more like 75 i bet

M@tt He1ges0n, Monday, 18 August 2008 18:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

also yeah ugly ppl have kept vinyl in business. don't diss your core audience.

M@tt He1ges0n, Monday, 18 August 2008 18:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

amoeba records makes way more $$$ on used than new vinyl so they're probably very ok with that.

Steve Shasta, Monday, 18 August 2008 18:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

<S>amoeba records</S>most record stores makes way more $$$ on used than new vinyl so they're probably very ok with that.

-- Steve Shasta, Monday, 18 August 2008 18:30 (4 hours ago) Link

^^^ fixed. it's a simple matter of mark-up; newbury comics makes way more money on used CDs than they do on new CDs, by the same token.

ian, Monday, 18 August 2008 23:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, the author here seems a bit clueless re: the real economics behind record stores ... but so do the Major Labels:

Next month, Capitol/EMI will launch "From the Capitol Vaults," with the release of 13 titles on vinyl, including Radiohead's "OK Computer" and Steve Miller Band's "Greatest Hits 1974-1978."

Romeo Jones, Tuesday, 19 August 2008 01:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I wonder how long it will take major labels to realize that the way to exploit the vinyl market is NOT with high priced "collectors items" but with desirable catalog titles that command high prices in the aftermarket.

ian, Tuesday, 19 August 2008 01:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

They would respond but they are two busy with the burnt orange colored vinyl for the Gavin Rossdale solo album.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 19 August 2008 01:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

8 months pass...

Daily Swarm today:

Best Buy 'considering devoting eight square feet of merchandising space in all of its 1,020 stores solely to vinyl'...
http://www.nypost.com/seven/04272009/business/best_buy_turning_the_tables_with_vinyl_166384.htm

Three New Vinyl Shops Open in Los Angeles...
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-et-vinyl26-2009apr26,0,1957135,full.story

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

As a CD-buyer for 18 years, I'm having a collector nerd crisis whether I should jump on this trend or not

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

ditto what Whiney said

just being playful and friendly (some dude), Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

i don't buy too many records and haven't bought a new record in a long while. it's mainly old jazz/blues comps that I end up purchasing. But if every new record came with a download coupon and I invested in a decent turntable (mine is kinda crappy) I can see buying the record instead of the CD.

tylerw, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

eventually, i want to sell some new vinyl at my soon-to-open store. i'm scared of the money involved though. i'll start small. i was thinking of being genre specific. JUST selling psych reissues or something...

i'll have to see what people are into around here. lotsa freekfolkers in western mass though. and not a lot of competition for new vinyl. so the psych thing might work.

scott seward, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

every record does have a download coupon, it's called "(artist name) + (album name) + mediafire or megaupload or sharebee etc"

~*GAME 2 SNYPA*~ (omar little), Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

Especially since record companies are sending less physical copies of records in the mail every year. I've been going to the record store and picking up CDs I really like (I didn't get physical promos for Springsteen, Bat For Lashes or Doom)...

--But should I be getting vinyl copies of these albums instead?
--Is the ease of 320k or 192k rips ANY TIME I NEED THEM for all eternity better or worse than having something that looks better and (hypothetically) sounds better?
--Should I take into consideration how easy it it to scratch/warp/fuck up a piece of vinyl, ruining it forever, as opposed to a CD that pretty much will play as long as you don't put them in your backpack without a case like a see kids do on the subway?
--What about my CD shelves when I have four spines of a group, but then have to go to my record collection for the fifth record?

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

omar, living on downloads alone is essentially saying "I don't care about data backup"

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

from that l.a. link, origami records is "okay". they just have run of the mill mainstream indie vinyl right now, i hope they expand into used lps and other genres. vacation is pretty dope, lots of metal, experimental, and psych.

more interested in this astonishing-sounding place, tbh:

http://www.foodgps.com/more-info-on-territory-bbq-and-records/

~*GAME 2 SNYPA*~ (omar little), Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

oh i never live on downloads, i usually DL just to see if i want to get something in a physical copy. or if it's something that is long out of print.

~*GAME 2 SNYPA*~ (omar little), Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

CDs are the new vinyl. Scored 10 amazing CDs for $5.
This sealed Chris Gaines CD will pay for the whole lot in five years I reckon, so it's like I got them for free.
Haven't seen vinyl go for such firesale prices since a few years back getting the Rush back catalog for 10cents an album.

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I've been getting crazy CDs off Amazon. You can pretty much have any Madonna record released after 1988 for a penny.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

CDs are the new vinyl. Scored 10 amazing CDs for $5

So been having fun with this at Amoeba's clearance section as well.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 19:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

dollar dvds at thrift stores too. i love that. you can't give the stuff away.

scott seward, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 19:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

i think my favorite thing about the whole vinyl market right now is that it makes my goal of someday releasing an album and actually pressing it on vinyl seem like way less of an unfeasible pipedream

just being playful and friendly (some dude), Tuesday, 28 April 2009 19:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

any Madonna record released after 1988 for a penny.

Well, a penny plus postage, right? Which always seems to nullify the deal for me, but maybe I'll come around. Do need to start hunting around for used CDs in stores more, though.

xhuxk, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 19:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah, so like $3. Which is still cheaper than the $7.99 at a used CD store.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 19:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

scott ur in western MA right? where is your store?

mark cl, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 19:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

"Haven't seen vinyl go for such firesale prices since a few years back getting the Rush back catalog for 10cents an album.

― Philip Nunez"

you got ripped off.

pipecock, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 19:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

my store will be located on main street in greenfield. right next to tofu a go go.

we had problems with the original space we rented (um, pee pee water dripping down onto our space from the aprtmenent above.) otherwise, we would have been open by now. but i've been having fun making money on ebay and drinking and hanging out with my kids.

x-post

scott seward, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 19:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

im still interested in hearing about which records you guys got from john storm roberts's collection!

69, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 19:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah i def buy a lot of vinyl but always have, but i echo other sentiments about CDs! great deals now all over the place...

seriously you can get like every great jazz record ever made on some fancy pants new great sounding remastered CD issue for like peanuts!

Domm P))) (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 28 April 2009 20:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

haha me too

sleeve, Friday, 28 March 2014 15:19 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

my 1st encounter with this, I thin, was seeing a beat up copy of Joni Mitchell's Blue for $25 in a store around 2008.

sleeve, Friday, 28 March 2014 15:20 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

I could totally see a tourist snapping it up; "It's the rare, original vinyl!"

― Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat)

This is kind of why I linked that reddit/r/vinyl page... many of them are these exact people.

Evan, Friday, 28 March 2014 15:20 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

i'm actually starting to hit estate sales - living in a big city you're just not going to find weird cool weird old stuff cheap in stores these days unless you really luck out. I used to check craigslist a lot, but now there's just so much RARE STYX - $18.95 it's not worth it

brio, Friday, 28 March 2014 15:23 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

sleeve - overpriced???? hardly....i mean i wouldn't take a penny less for this "rare disco" SPINACH POWER record

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SPINACH-POWER-popeye-sailorman-LP-VG-SKS-S-48-Japan-Hard-Boogie-Disco-Funk-MP3-/310782738430?pt=Music_on_Vinyl&hash=item485c183ffe

Little Nicky Pizza loved that rascal Rust (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 28 March 2014 15:23 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

the good thing is a lot of those people will price any recognizable (and therefore probably not rare) record at crazy prices and sell their weird stuff for nothing

brio, Friday, 28 March 2014 15:24 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Also whenever you see "WOW" in the description on ebay you know it'll be a really stupid listing.

Evan, Friday, 28 March 2014 15:25 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

xpost - ha obv not referring to that SPINACH POWER seller

brio, Friday, 28 March 2014 15:25 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

You're all suckers to market forces. Fuck vinyl.

i reject your shiny expensive consumerist stereo system (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 28 March 2014 15:36 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

You're funny

What is wrong with songs? Absolutely nothing. Songs are great. (DL), Friday, 28 March 2014 15:41 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

i mention this on every vinyl thread but vinyl is getting to be a fucking ripoff, especially new vinyl, don't know why all these people are getting duped into spending $25, $30, $45 on a single album, fuck that shit. and tapes are a complete joke

― marcos, Friday, March 28, 2014 10:16 AM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^ this, not least because pressing/cutting can be kind of a crapshoot with new stuff.

But if the point of listening to vinyl is to get closer to the analog source, wouldn't something like this make more sense?

http://www.tapeproject.com/

(speaking of overpriced)

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 28 March 2014 15:51 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

it all depends...some stuff like Light in the Attic? woah...shit sounds amazing, fuck the original pressings

Little Nicky Pizza loved that rascal Rust (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 28 March 2014 15:53 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

also lol to listen to music on pure organic ipods, computers, ipads, and iphones...so far from the icky market forces of capitalism

Little Nicky Pizza loved that rascal Rust (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 28 March 2014 16:05 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

i don't have any cds or vinyl, but i like books so i guess it's not too weird to me that someone might still want physical media <-- insight

markers, Friday, 28 March 2014 16:05 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

LitA is pretty much my favorite label right now

How dare you tarnish the reputation of Turturro's yodel (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 28 March 2014 16:22 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

i actually think there is something interesting going on with regard to value/markets/commodification etc with regard to rare albums

Like many other aged record jerks, I DJ at my local from time to time and sometimes I have to laugh at myself - playing all (relatively) rare vinyl 45's that I spent time and money acquiring for people who would, for the most part, actually be happier listening to current hits on an ipod

There's actually a direct inverse relationship to how much you paid for a record to how much most people will enjoy it. The rare expensive stuff goes over like a lead balloon or gets a "hey, that's neat!". The cheap sixties hits go over great. Free downloaded MP3's would go over even better.

Unless you've really worked to get like-minded folks out, that's how it's going to be in a typical bar room. I know there are the Keb Darges and Jonathan Toubins and Liam Larges of the world who have built up big followings and do amazing stuff discovering rare records - but that's all in a very specialized world...

brio, Friday, 28 March 2014 16:23 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

It would be cool and insanely trendy to start doing tape stuff on VHS tapes. Has anyone done that yet? You can buy VHS tapes for SUPER cheap and get a VCR with stereo inputs on it and be golden.

▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 28 March 2014 16:23 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Like many other aged record jerks, I DJ at my local from time to time and sometimes I have to laugh at myself - playing all (relatively) rare vinyl 45's that I spent time and money acquiring for people who would, for the most part, actually be happier listening to current hits on an ipod

Yup I know that feeling

What is wrong with songs? Absolutely nothing. Songs are great. (DL), Friday, 28 March 2014 16:28 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

my friend used to like super long hours long mixtapes on a good VCR hooked into his stereo

Little Nicky Pizza loved that rascal Rust (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 28 March 2014 16:34 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

also lol to listen to music on pure organic ipods, computers, ipads, and iphones...so far from the icky market forces of capitalism

― Little Nicky Pizza loved that rascal Rust (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, March 28, 2014 12:05 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

not quite sure what you're talking about here but at least for me my knock against exorbitant vinyl pricing is not necessarily a knock against capitalism, i just think it's a ripoff. i can't afford it. for me it's a waste of money. i love music but i don't have cash to spend $25 or more on an new lp.

fwiw i don't have an iphone also because of the extra money i'd have to pay on my phone bill. i've got a son and my wife works very part time to take care of him so we're mostly a single-income household

marcos, Friday, 28 March 2014 17:33 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

there's a death of cd thing going on right now, lots of good stuff available for ~$5 or less.

fucking loving it ..

never bought so many cds in local charity shops as in the last few months

cds = cheaper than a legal download.

mark e, Friday, 28 March 2014 17:34 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

xp I think that was directed at our resident vinyl hater Mr. Mouthy

sleeve, Friday, 28 March 2014 17:34 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

ah ok sorry, lol

marcos, Friday, 28 March 2014 17:35 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

i was a little eager there wasn't i

marcos, Friday, 28 March 2014 17:36 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Loads of great cheap records on discogs for pennies. Even records that get overpriced often come back down to regularish prices once people have forgotten about them again

cog, Friday, 28 March 2014 17:37 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

i don't have any cds or vinyl, but i like books so i guess it's not too weird to me that someone might still want physical media <-- insight

― markers, Friday, March 28, 2014 11:05 AM (10 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

are you under 20 years old?

espring (amateurist), Saturday, 29 March 2014 02:47 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Literally saw a copy of Saturday Night Fever with one record missing priced $20 because it was an "Import" last weekend.

― brio, Friday, March 28, 2014 11:14 AM (2 minutes ago)

I do a lot of loling in stores when I see stuff like this and then fantasize about lecturing delusional shop owners

― Evan, Friday, March 28, 2014 10:19 AM (11 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

haha me too

― sleeve, Friday, March 28, 2014 10:19 AM (11 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

me too, except around here it's the "half-price books" etc. outlets that do this, and i don't feel like lecturing some wage slave who couldn't give half a shit.

but yeah, every elvis or beatles album, with seams split, vinyl that looks like a dog ate it then shat it out for $25+... a whole bunch of beat-up dadrock... and one LP of cage's piano sonatas for $4.99. well, it happened once. in general i no longer go into stores like this because life is too short and it's depressing.

on a similar note...

a beloved (but a bit distant) elderly relative of mine passed away recently. i always enjoyed listening to music w/ her, and wondered what had become of her LP collection and if they were just going to toss it or give it to goodwill (as they were many of her things), maybe they could send it to me instead because it would mean a lot to me?

her middle-aged daughter was convinced that her mom's small LP collection (about 150 classical LPs) would be worth a fortune. was going to pay to have them appraised. my mom convinced her to send me a list of some titles, and i broke the news that monetarily anyway, they weren't even worth the cost of getting them appraised. she was really hard to convince. "but they don't make records anymore? aren't all these things rare? i've heard that you can sell records for $1,000s!" i think at one point she thought i was pulling a scam. anyway, after a few weeks she finally agreed to send them to me (but only if another relative would carry them out and pay to ship them).

so yeah people think their records are worth a lot of money when they are not.

espring (amateurist), Saturday, 29 March 2014 02:59 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

also people are greedy.

espring (amateurist), Saturday, 29 March 2014 03:00 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Might be right, could be a bit too late. Sorry if this is going to bug you! It'll have "ART" on the inner cover if it ws mine

― sonic thedgehod (albvivertine)

It was indeed your copy of Last Exit I bought. Got my brother to check it out and it says Art right there on the sleeve. Small world!

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 01:08 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

haven't had a chance, don't get over to st.paul that much...my usual spot is Roadrunner Records in South Mpls, small but nice stock and I feel the most fair pricing in town. Hymie's is really nice since they moved out of the original gross building to this new place....

Electric Fetus can actually have some really good priced stuff and they get a lot of new stuff they end up clearancing

― Little Nicky Pizza loved that rascal Rust (upper mississippi sh@kedown)

Going to check out Roadrunner tomorrow, looking forward to it.

I like Hymies a lot as they price things very reasonably and they have a greats soul/disco collection but I find they don't seem to get a lot of new stuff in. Either that or the stuff they do get is so good it doesn't last long in the shop. The people that work there always seem really cool.

I keep hearing that Electric Fetus is one of the best places to get vinyl but I've never had much luck there. They don't seem to get a lot of second hand stuff in there. Probably haven't been there in a couple of years though, will have to give it another try.

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 01:12 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Fetus is hit or miss but they don't always know what stuff is worth

Raptain Chillips (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 03:58 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Kitchen Person that's great! I didn't actually WANT to sell it, just needed to, glad it went to a good home etc.

sonic thedgehod (albvivertine), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 04:02 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Those're my initials btw, I wasn't judging its merit or anything

sonic thedgehod (albvivertine), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 04:04 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah I was really chuffed to find a copy there. It was probably my best find in all the times I went there. I'm now wondering if I ended up buying anything else you sold (if you did?) no need to make a list or anything. I'd struggle to remember all the records I bought in New Zealand/Australia now. All I know is I had bought way too many when it came to packing my suitcase to go back to the UK.

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 04:33 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I was selling quite a bit of stuff, so maybe. They'll all be marked like that.

sonic thedgehod (albvivertine), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 04:38 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

When I see those records again I will keep an eye out for those same marks.

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 04:40 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

"for art's sake"

Mark G, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 06:36 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

the "death of vinyl" era was really a golden age

I lived in Brazil for three years in the late 90s and every market in every town had at least one stall selling huge quantities of records at next-to-nothing prices. Not to mention the record shops themselves - they just wanted to get rid of their space-filling stock. I had a cheap turntable when I was there but decided it'd be impractical to build up a large collection, especially when there were handy compact discs around. If I'd known then what I know now...

Daniel Giraffe, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 08:06 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

hehe

www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_LasOjYP_M

davey, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 12:55 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

hey it didn't thing

davey, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 12:56 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

From Tha Crouuuch To Da Palacios (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 13:20 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Noooooooooooo!

Raptain Chillips (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 13:22 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Tim Heckler (willem), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 13:25 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

vinyls in the record store? I'd like to lay some of that!

From Tha Crouuuch To Da Palacios (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 13:46 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

the plural of vinyl is vinyl
xps

Scooby Doom (۩), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 13:50 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

i'm pretty sure i remember people pricing records too high before the internet. but, yeah, the 90's were a fine time for those of us still digging. and i try not to think about the dollar bins in chain stores filled with copies of paul's boutique.

when the hmv store in philly opened they had tons of boxes of old caroline distro and they were a buck a piece. they couldn't get rid of it fast enough. unsold 80's metal and indie and all kinds of crazy stuff. nobody wanted it at the time. i kept going back for more. (tower on south street had something similar around then where they all of a sudden had every folkways 10 inch ever made for a buck a piece. new (old) copies. endless amounts of them.)

scott seward, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 15:35 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

rekkerds and flooring. mostly rekkerds. but some flooring too.

Lee626, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 16:59 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

12" either way

Lee626, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 16:59 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Would have loved to pick through the Caroline records bin...

Evan, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 17:07 (2 weeks ago) Permalink


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