I Love Vinyl!!! Scores 2016!!!

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I was going to being with a mea culpa for never posting on here, but I guess that's not necessary.

Found this for $1 today--some cover wear, but the record's in perfect shape:

http://img.discogs.com/zvxtzSgtlyUkXV5pQGm3GYDJToY=/fit-in/600x590/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-581118-1332520775.jpeg.jpg

I'd spent a couple of years in the late '80s trying to find a Solal record because of his soundtrack work on Breathless. Finally found a discounted French import when this one record store in the Eaton's Centre was going out of business.

clemenza, Sunday, 18 November 2018 23:51 (five years ago) link

"being" = "begin"

(Because this thread has been dormant, I wanted to mess up twice so I could post three times.)

clemenza, Sunday, 18 November 2018 23:53 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

An older friend just gave me 150-200 records that were in his garage for a long time. Some stuff is in unplayable shape, but there are some amazing things in here: Pharaoh Sanders, Alice Coltrane, Miles (Jack Johnson & Bitches Brew), lots of prog. I need to buy a record cleaner.

Tōne Locatelli Romano (PBKR), Thursday, 23 July 2020 13:43 (three years ago) link

two weeks pass...

have i mentioned i've always really liked your posting

budo jeru, Friday, 7 August 2020 02:55 (three years ago) link

maybe i could clean some of those records for you

budo jeru, Friday, 7 August 2020 02:55 (three years ago) link

would def be interested in knowing what some of those prog lps are!

ah, 2016... my last post in here pretty much coincided with my neighbourhood record shop closing its doors; found so much incredible stuff in there. buying online just isn't the same.

no lime tangier, Friday, 7 August 2020 06:36 (three years ago) link

The prog is your standards: YES, all the early Genesis LPs, ELP, Gentle Giant, Moody Blues, Soft Machine (and a few predecessor and successor groups, like The Nice).

So far the stuff I thought was going to be a little rough is probably VG+ at least or will be once cleaned. A few tics and pops on a side but not bad. I've bought Miles albums in stores that were in rougher shape and was pleased.

I'm still making my way through the whole thing. The Band, Doc Watson, and lots of Hot Tuna (who I had never listened to but are great). One minor disappointment: two copies of Sticky Fingers with decent covers but pretty hammered records.

Mom jokes are his way of showing affection (to your mom) (PBKR), Saturday, 8 August 2020 14:09 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

Lol, near scores: I have received a lot of free vinyl from various older friends over the last two years, including a ton of jazz. I have started getting serious about cataloging everything on Discogs and looked up a Curtis Fuller Blue Note album, which originally checked out as an OG mono copy that goes for $750 on average. It took a good amount of time and finally googling "plastylite ear" to figure out it was worth $20 instead.

Quiet Storm Thorgerson (PBKR), Thursday, 8 October 2020 21:36 (three years ago) link

seven months pass...

went to The Exclusive Company in Milwaukee last week, dropped some cash

https://i.imgur.com/OwR74EJ.png

was cool but also slightly disheartening to see all this stuff I'd preordered through the last couple years sitting on the shelves at 10-20% less than what I paid (once you add in the shipping cost). collecting vinyl messes with your brain, there's so much "wish I'd gotten it when I had the chance" stuff over the last 5 years that's now 2-4x the original price, but outside of some clearly very limited vaporwave stuff I don't think I've ever preordered anything that was hard to get afterwards. I think I'm just going to stop doing that.

frogbs, Tuesday, 25 May 2021 15:45 (three years ago) link

that AFX reissue sounds real good, assuming that's the new Apollo pressing?

sleeve, Tuesday, 25 May 2021 15:51 (three years ago) link

yeah...only $23.99 too. last time I saw it in a shop it was like $150. this was before it got repressed a dozen times though obviously

frogbs, Tuesday, 25 May 2021 16:03 (three years ago) link

i bought via mail order during the pandemic, but now that i'm able to go back to stores again ive been spending stupid amounts of money. ive regressed to complete 5-year-old-in-a-toy-store mode, no self control at all.

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 25 May 2021 16:10 (three years ago) link

same, but largely via mail-order for the expensive stuff

sleeve, Tuesday, 25 May 2021 16:20 (three years ago) link


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