the overwhelming sadness of finding a record you own has a defect

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like, when you don't realize the pescado rabioso 'two' LP you haven't listened to is warped. or when you notice that your steve young 'rock salt & nails" now has a deep scratch across the first two cuts.
and you just get sad.
cuz now you gotta fix it, or upgrade, or whatever. and it takes away the enjoyment of listening to it! like, my warped record plays, but it looks so insane wobbling that it makes me anxious and i have to take it off.

/mental illness

i guess i'd just rather listen to canned heat? (ian), Sunday, 23 December 2012 18:09 (eight years ago) link

this is the worst when you just ordered something through the mail and it's a complete pain in the ass to return/exchange. my practically brand new copy of Electrelane's Axes has only been played once because it's warped to the point that it sounds like every guitar note is being bent up and down

"reading specialist" (Z S), Sunday, 23 December 2012 18:15 (eight years ago) link

"NOW" it has a deep scratch across the first two cuts? meaning you did that or your cat or something?

scott seward, Sunday, 23 December 2012 18:36 (eight years ago) link

i can't believe how much new vinyl i see that is warped. new pressings. at least 5 out of 10. maybe more. i opened up a bunch of new sun ra reissues that scorpio sells cuz they had been in the store forever and i'd never heard them and they were all warped a little bit. but i see it all the time.

scott seward, Sunday, 23 December 2012 18:38 (eight years ago) link

^ also new records pressed off-center. drives me insane.

nerve_pylon, Sunday, 23 December 2012 20:07 (eight years ago) link

records pressed off-center. drives me insane.

also, distorted pressings do my head in completely - made even worse when the whole pressing is affected so buying another copy doesn't help ;_;

makes me wonder if all these youngsters w/ their record labels actually listen to/appraise test pressings.

nerve_pylon, Sunday, 23 December 2012 23:19 (eight years ago) link

my theory is that the people who are left pressing records have way more work than they can handle. major labels, little labels, all kinds of people want new vinyl now.

scott seward, Sunday, 23 December 2012 23:29 (eight years ago) link

worst thing that happened to me wrt to this subject recently was pulling out my copy of time fades away only to discover that somehow a pine needle had found its way into the sleeve and created a nasty little scar on side one. Fuck.

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Sunday, 23 December 2012 23:39 (eight years ago) link

xp: that's true, but they are still doing test pressings first...

nerve_pylon, Sunday, 23 December 2012 23:51 (eight years ago) link

"NOW" it has a deep scratch across the first two cuts? meaning you did that or your cat or something?

― scott seward, Sunday, December 23, 2012 6:36 PM (Yesterday) [IP: 96.236.115.176] Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i think i did it.
but i forget when, i have no recollection. probably at the radio program.
oh well.

i guess i'd just rather listen to canned heat? (ian), Monday, 24 December 2012 19:08 (eight years ago) link

i can't believe how much new vinyl i see that is warped. new pressings. at least 5 out of 10.

This drives me crazy... got the new Can Lost Tapes vinyl box set last week, and out of 5 records, 4 are perfect, and one is warped... not enough to stop it playing, but enough to piss me off...

Talcum Mucker, Monday, 24 December 2012 22:35 (eight years ago) link

^^i got 3 warped ones but wvs they all play even on my lil portable

69, Wednesday, 26 December 2012 00:09 (eight years ago) link


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