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Title: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: kosmo vinyl on January 13, 2008, 10:25:00 am
Just way more expensive
 
 Joy Division: Box Set (Vinyl)
 
 $199.98 Vinyl
 
  Released in a Limited Edition of only 3,000 copies worldwide, this 180-Gram virgin vinyl, four-disc JOY DIVISION BOX SET contains new pressings of the band's two seminal studio albums - UNKNOWN PLEASURES ('79) and CLOSER ('80) - and the 1981 two-disc rarities compilation STILL.  
 
 
   <img src="http://www.rhino.com/covers400/33/330684.jpg" alt=" - " />
 
 http://www.rhino.com/store/ProductDetail.lasso?Number=330684 (http://www.rhino.com/store/ProductDetail.lasso?Number=330684)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: ggw on January 13, 2008, 01:24:00 pm
Vinyl Gets Its Groove Back (http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1702369,00.html)
 By Kristina Dell
 
 From college dorm rooms to high school sleepovers, an all-but-extinct music medium has been showing up lately. And we don't mean CDs. Vinyl records, especially the full-length LPs that helped define the golden era of rock in the 1960s and '70s, are suddenly cool again. Some of the new fans are baby boomers nostalgic for their youth. But to the surprise and delight of music executives, increasing numbers of the iPod generation are also purchasing turntables (or dusting off Dad's), buying long-playing vinyl records and giving them a spin.
 
 Like the comeback of Puma sneakers or vintage T shirts, vinyl's resurgence has benefited from its retro-rock aura. Many young listeners discovered LPs after they rifled through their parents' collections looking for oldies and found that they liked the warmer sound quality of records, the more elaborate album covers and liner notes that come with them, and the experience of putting one on and sharing it with friends, as opposed to plugging in some earbuds and listening alone. "Bad sound on an iPod has had an impact on a lot of people going back to vinyl," says David MacRunnel, a 15-year-old high school sophomore from Creve Coeur, Mo., who owns more than 1,000 records.
 
 The music industry, hoping to find another revenue source that doesn't easily lend itself to illegal downloads, has happily jumped on the bandwagon. Contemporary artists like the Killers and Ryan Adams have begun issuing their new releases on vinyl in addition to the CD and MP3 formats. As an extra lure, many labels are including coupons for free audio downloads with their vinyl albums so that Generation Y music fans can get the best of both worlds: high-quality sound at home and iPod portability for the road. Also, vinyl's different shapes (hearts, triangles) and eye-catching designs (bright colors, sparkles) are created to appeal to a younger audience. While new records sell for about $14, used LPs go for as little as a penny--perfect for a teenager's budget--or as much as $2,400 for a collectible, autographed copy of Beck's Steve Threw Up.
 
 Vinyl records are just a small scratch on the surface when it comes to total album sales--only about 0.2%, compared to 10% for digital downloads and 89.7% for CDs, according to Nielsen SoundScan--but these numbers may underrepresent the vinyl trend since they don't always include sales at smaller indie shops where vinyl does best. Still, 990,000 vinyl albums were sold in 2007, up 15.4% from the 858,000 units bought in 2006. Mike Dreese, CEO of Newbury Comics, a New England chain of independent music retailers that sells LPs and CDs, says his vinyl sales were up 37% last year, and Patrick Amory, general manager of indie label Matador Records, whose artists include Cat Power and the New Pornographers, claims, "We can't keep up with the demand."
 
 Big players are starting to take notice too. "It's not a significant part of our business, but there is enough there for me to take someone and have half their time devoted to making vinyl a real business," says John Esposito, president and CEO of WEA Corp., the U.S. distribution company of Warner Music Group, which posted a 30% increase in LP sales last year. In October, Amazon.com introduced a vinyl-only store and increased its selection to 150,000 titles across 20 genres. Its biggest sellers? Alternative rock, followed by classic rock albums. "I'm not saying vinyl will become a mainstream format, just like gourmet eating is not going to take over from McDonald's," says Michael Fremer, senior contributing editor at Stereophile. "But there is a growing group of people who are going back to a high-resolution format." Here are some of the reasons they're doing it and why you might want to consider it:
 
 Sound quality LPs generally exhibit a warmer, more nuanced sound than CDs and digital downloads. MP3 files tend to produce tinnier notes, especially if compressed into a lower-resolution format that pares down the sonic information. "Most things sound better on vinyl, even with the crackles and pops and hisses," says MacRunnel, the young Missouri record collector.
 
 Album extras Large album covers with imaginative graphics, pullout photos (some even have full-size posters tucked in the sleeve) and liner notes are a big draw for young fans. "Alternative rock used to have 16-page booklets and album sleeves, but with iTunes there isn't anything collectible to show I own a piece of this artist," says Dreese of Newbury Comics. In a nod to modern technology, albums known as picture discs come with an image of the band or artist printed on the vinyl. "People who are used to CDs see the artwork and the colored vinyl, and they think it's really cool," says Jordan Yates, 15, a Nashville-based vinyl enthusiast. Some LP releases even come with bonus tracks not on the CD version, giving customers added value.
 
 Social experience Crowding around a record player to listen to a new album with friends, discussing the foldout photos, even getting up to flip over a record makes vinyl a more socially interactive way to enjoy music. "As far as a communal experience, like with family and friends, it feels better to listen to vinyl," says Jason Bini, 24, a recent graduate of Fordham University. "It's definitely more social."
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Random Citizen on January 13, 2008, 03:32:00 pm
My preference is to have the album as MP3 for portable purposes and on vinyl for home.
 
 It's always great when a band/artist puts out a vinyl version of their album and it includes bonus tracks not on the CD. Or, if it's on colored or clear vinyl just to switch it up.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: jm1 on January 14, 2008, 10:24:00 am
Merge Records does just that as the norm - vinyl releases come with a free Mp3 version of the LP from their site. One needn't think twice about purchasing the vinyl format any longer. I mean, CDs suck, right?
 
 We think so:
 http://vinyldistrict.blogspot.com/ (http://vinyldistrict.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: ggw on January 14, 2008, 10:44:00 am
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Originally posted by jm1:
  Merge Records does just that as the norm - vinyl releases come with a free Mp3 version of the LP from their site.
Matador does the same.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: kcjones119 on January 14, 2008, 11:16:00 am
I think Touch and Go does this too.  The latest Shellac also just had a loose CD inside the album.  The new Wilco also came with a CD version (presumably so people could access their continuous bonus content).
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: ggw on January 14, 2008, 11:25:00 am
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Originally posted by kcjones119:
  I think Touch and Go does this too.  The latest Shellac also just had a loose CD inside the album.
I liked how that CD was just flopping around in the second slot in the gatefold. And it had nothing printed on it.  
 
 The last Ted Leo (also Touch & Go) came with a digital download coupon.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: ggw on January 17, 2008, 07:49:00 am
Speaking of vinyl - Orpheus Records is going out of business.  Everything is 30-40% off.  They have a good selection of used LPs.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: jm1 on January 17, 2008, 10:19:00 am
Orpheus is going out of business?? Noooo............
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Charlie Nakatestes, Japanese Golfer on January 17, 2008, 10:44:00 am
Maybe vinyl IS dead.
 
 
Quote
Originally posted by jm1:
  Orpheus is going out of business?? Noooo............
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: ggw on January 17, 2008, 10:51:00 am
Quote
Originally posted by jm1:
  Orpheus is going out of business?? Noooo............
Another victim of the great gentrification of Clarendon.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: bekessler on January 17, 2008, 12:32:00 pm
Any idea how long they will be selling off their records for?
 
 thanks
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: ggw on January 17, 2008, 01:13:00 pm
Quote
Originally posted by bekessler:
  Any idea how long they will be selling off their records for?
 
 thanks
Through March, unless someone buys his stock before that.  Great selection.  Other than Joe's up in Rockville, nobody comes close to their selection.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sage 703 on January 17, 2008, 01:30:00 pm
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Originally posted by ggwâ?¢:
   
Quote
Originally posted by bekessler:
  Any idea how long they will be selling off their records for?
 
 thanks
Through March, unless someone buys his stock before that.  Great selection.  Other than Joe's up in Rockville, nobody comes close to their selection. [/b]
Great tip.  Might go by today.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: beetsnotbeats on January 17, 2008, 02:56:00 pm
Strangeland is also closing. Story in tomorrow's City Paper.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: jm1 on January 19, 2008, 12:26:00 pm
Just confirmed -- Orpheus indeed closes 4/1. All used LP's are 30% off as are most sealed LP's...
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: jm1 on January 19, 2008, 09:04:00 pm
More on the Orpheus closing:
 
 http://vinyldistrict.blogspot.com/ (http://vinyldistrict.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: organizedconfusion on January 22, 2008, 10:36:00 pm
rare vynil will be expensive. Any errors on the label can make it more expensive.  Try typing in 'rare funk 45's' in any search engine.  As far as funk: the more you have never heard of it, the more expensive it probably is. An original of James Brown "live at the apollo" goes for a healthy amount of money and most record stores will tell you its a hot item. As it should be I think.  
 
 That sound though. WOW.
 
 I hate having this library of vynil, and have to be sitting at home copying it all over to my mac. "I WANT MY LIFE BACK"
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: sweetcell on January 22, 2008, 10:50:00 pm
if vinyl is a superior medium for audio reproduction, why are all its suppliers and resellers going out of business?
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: nkotb on January 22, 2008, 10:53:00 pm
To a vast majority of music buyers, convenience > sound quality I'd be willing to bet.
 
 I'd absolutely love walls full of vinyl, but as a CD can fit unseen above my car's visor and is easily slipped into my in-dash CD player.  Add onto the extra super duper ease of MP3s and you've got yourself a specialty market.  
 
 To be honest, I'm surprised there are any record stores left, considering the way CD shops are going out of business.
 
 
Quote
Originally posted by sweetcell:
  if vinyl is a superior medium for audio reproduction, why are all its suppliers and resellers going out of business?
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: azaghal1981 on January 22, 2008, 10:59:00 pm
Another recently published article on this topic:
 
 Vinyl May Be Final Nail in CD's Coffin
 By Eliot Van Buskirk
 10.29.07 | 12:00 AM
 
 As counterintuitive as it may seem in this age of iPods and digital downloads, vinyl -- the favorite physical format of indie music collectors and audiophiles
 -- is poised to re-enter the mainstream, or at least become a major tributary.
 
 Talk to almost anyone in the music business' vital indie and DJ scenes and you'll encounter a uniformly optimistic picture of the vinyl market.
 
 "I'm hearing from labels and distributors that vinyl is way up," said Ian Connelly, client relations manager of independent distributor alliance IODA, in
 an e-mail interview. "And not just the boutique, limited-edition colored vinyl that
 Jesu/
 Isis-
 style fans are hot for right now."
 
 Pressing plants are ramping up production, but where is the demand coming from? Why do so many people still love vinyl, even though its bulky, analog nature
 is anathema to everything music is supposed to be these days? Records, the vinyl evangelists will tell you, provide more of a connection between fans and
 artists. And many of today's music fans buy 180-gram vinyl LPs for home listening and MP3s for their portable devices.
 
 "For many of us, and certainly for many of our artists, the vinyl is the true version of the release," said Matador's Patrick Amory. "The size and presence
 of the artwork, the division into sides, the better sound quality, above all the involvement and work the listener has to put in, all make it the format
 of choice for people who really care about music."
 
 Because these music fans also listen using portable players and computers, Matador and other labels include coupons in record packaging that can be used
 to download MP3 versions of the songs. Amory called the coupon program "hugely popular."
 
 Portability is no longer any reason to stick with CDs, and neither is audio quality. Although
 vinyl purists are ripe for parody,
 they're right about one thing: Records can sound better than CDs.
 
 Although CDs have a wider dynamic range, mastering houses are often encouraged to compress the audio on CDs to make it as loud as possible: It's the so-called
 loudness war.
 Since the audio on vinyl can't be compressed to such extremes, records generally offer a more nuanced sound.
 
 Another reason for vinyl's sonic superiority is that no matter how high a sampling rate is, it can never contain all of the data present in an analog groove,
 Nyquist's theorem
 to the contrary.
 
 "The digital world will never get there," said Chris Ashworth, owner of United Record Pressing, the country's largest record pressing plant.
 
 Golden-eared audiophiles have long testified to vinyl's warmer, richer sound. And now demand for vinyl is on the rise. Pressing plants that were already
 at capacity are staying there, while others are cranking out more records than they did last year in order to keep pace with demand.
 
 Don MacInnis, owner of Record Technology in Camarillo, California, predicts production will be up 25 percent over last year by the end of 2007. And he's
 not talking about small runs of dance music for DJs, but the whole gamut of music: "new albums, reissues, majors and indies ... jazz, blues, classical,
 pop and a lot of (classic) rock."
 
 Turntables are hot again as well.
 Insound,
 an online music retailer that recently began selling USB turntables alongside vinyl, can't keep them in stock, according to the company's director, Patrick
 McNamara.
 
 And on Oct. 17, Amazon.com launched a
 vinyl-only section
 stocked with a growing collection of titles and several models of record players.
 
 Big labels still aren't buying the vinyl comeback, but it wouldn't be the first time the industry failed to identify a new trend in the music biz.
 
 "Our numbers, at least, don't really point to a resurgence," said Jonathan Lamy, the Recording Industry Association of America's director of communications.
 Likewise, Nielsen SoundScan, which registered a slight increase in vinyl sales last year, nonetheless showed a 43 percent decrease between 2000 and 2006.
 
 But when it comes to vinyl, these organizations don't really know what they're talking about. The RIAA's numbers are misleading because its member labels
 are only now beginning to react to the growing demand for vinyl. As for SoundScan, its numbers don't include many of the small indie and dance shops where
 records are sold. More importantly, neither organization tracks used records sold at stores or on eBay -- arguably the central clearinghouse for vinyl
 worldwide.
 
 Vinyl's popularity has been underreported before.
 
 "The Consumer Electronics Association said that only 100,000 turntables were sold in 2004. Numark alone sold more than that to pro DJs that year," said
 Chris Roman, product manager for Numark.
 
 And the vinyl-MP3 tag team might just hasten the
 long-predicted death of the CD.
 
 San Francisco indie band
 The Society of Rockets,
 for example, plans to release its next album strictly on vinyl and as MP3 files.
 
 "Having just gone through the process of mastering our new album for digital and for vinyl, I can say it is completely amazing how different they really
 sound," said lead singer and guitarist Joshua Babcock in an e-mail interview. "The way the vinyl is so much better and warmer and more interesting to listen
 to is a wonder."
 
 http://www.wired.com/entertainment/music/commentary/listeningpost/2007/10/listeningpost_1029 (http://www.wired.com/entertainment/music/commentary/listeningpost/2007/10/listeningpost_1029)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Bombay Chutney on January 23, 2008, 09:53:00 am
Quote
Originally posted by azaghal1981:
 
 As counterintuitive as it may seem in this age of iPods and digital downloads, vinyl -- the favorite physical format of indie music collectors and audiophiles
 -- is poised to re-enter the mainstream, or at least become a major tributary.
 
Vinyl may be more popular recently, but this is a bit much.  I read somewhere (Coolfer maybe?) that vinyl accounts for a miniscule perentage of music sales.  Like a fraction of a percent.   That's a far cry from "major tributary".
 
 
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Because these music fans also listen using portable players and computers, Matador and other labels include coupons in record packaging that can be used
 to download MP3 versions of the songs.
[/b]
 
 They really need to push this more.  I wasn't even aware of this until it was brought up on this board recently.  Portability is the only reason why I don't buy many LPs.  I'd pay a couple bucks more for a vinyl+mp3 package.
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Post by: Charlie Nakatestes, Japanese Golfer on January 23, 2008, 10:18:00 am
Vinyl isn't dead yet, but Heath Ledger is. Who would have guessed that?
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: jm1 on January 23, 2008, 10:58:00 am
That's THE key -- if more record labels begin to offer the entire LP as a free Mp3 download bundled into the price (ala Merge) sales would flourish -- which would keep both my turntable and iPod quite happy. (What's a CD?)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: beetsnotbeats on January 23, 2008, 03:07:00 pm
I just received Georgie James' CD and the Robyn Hitchcock CD box "I Wanna Go Backwards." The Georgie James disc contains MP3s of other Saddle Creek artists. The Hitchcock box contains a coupon for additional Yep Roc downloads.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Julian, Alleged Computer F**kface on January 23, 2008, 03:08:00 pm
Quote
Originally posted by Charlie Nakatestes,Japanese Golfer:
  Vinyl isn't dead yet, but Heath Ledger is. Who would have guessed that?
Too soon, man, too soon. My sister is still beside herself.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: azaghal1981 on January 23, 2008, 03:38:00 pm
Quote
Originally posted by Julian, good manners AFICIONADO:
   
Quote
Originally posted by Charlie Nakatestes,Japanese Golfer:
  Vinyl isn't dead yet, but Heath Ledger is. Who would have guessed that?
Too soon, man, too soon. My sister is still beside herself. [/b]
You busted on Casey Calvert's shitty band sooner (not that it wasn't justified).  ;)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: anarchist on January 23, 2008, 03:38:00 pm
vinyl will be dead when orpheus closes and the owner has to get a real job.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Julian, Alleged Computer F**kface on January 23, 2008, 03:40:00 pm
Quote
Originally posted by azaghal1981:
  You busted on Casey Calvert's shitty band sooner (not that it wasn't justified).   ;)  
You know what? You're completely right -- I am being hypocritical. Queue up the dead Heath Ledger jokes.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Charlie Nakatestes, Japanese Golfer on January 23, 2008, 03:52:00 pm
Better beside herself than beside Heath.
 
 
Quote
Originally posted by Julian, good manners AFICIONADO:
   
Quote
Originally posted by Charlie Nakatestes,Japanese Golfer:
  Vinyl isn't dead yet, but Heath Ledger is. Who would have guessed that?
Too soon, man, too soon. My sister is still beside herself. [/b]
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: sweetcell on January 23, 2008, 04:19:00 pm
Quote
Originally posted by azaghal1981:
 Portability is no longer any reason to stick with CDs, and neither is audio quality. Although
 vinyl purists are ripe for parody, they're right about one thing: Records can sound better than CDs.
 
 Although CDs have a wider dynamic range, mastering houses are often encouraged to compress the audio on CDs to make it as loud as possible: It's the so-called loudness war. Since the audio on vinyl can't be compressed to such extremes, records generally offer a more nuanced sound.
 
 Another reason for vinyl's sonic superiority is that no matter how high a sampling rate is, it can never contain all of the data present in an analog groove, Nyquist's theorem to the contrary.
 
 "The digital world will never get there," said Chris Ashworth, owner of United Record Pressing, the country's largest record pressing plant.
 
 Golden-eared audiophiles have long testified to vinyl's warmer, richer sound.
from an audiophile perspective, i wish there was a mid-way point between CDs and vinyl.  the dynamic range on CDs does suck all too often, the fact that it's done on purpose is a crime against humanity.  vinyl's fidelity b/c of analog is *theoretically* better, but at an unacceptable cost IMO: scratches, pops, wobble, flutter, etc.
 
 CDs are closer to what the artists, engineers, producers, etc hear upon final mixdown.  it's the shitty mastering that gets in the way.  in the studio, people don't rush out and press a vinyl copy to see how it sounds, and adjust the mix accordingly... and that "warmer, richer" sound is a slight analog distortion.  it's pleasing to the ear, but it's not a 100% faithful reproduction of the original recording.  but pleasing is all that counts  :)
 
 the best option would be to get a copy of the master on a DAT (anybody remember those?) @ 96k/24 bit, but that's not economically viable.  dang.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: HoyaSaxa03 on January 31, 2008, 01:11:00 pm
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Originally posted by jm1:
  More on the Orpheus closing:
 
  http://vinyldistrict.blogspot.com/ (http://vinyldistrict.blogspot.com/)
has anyone been to orpheus recently?  pretty picked-over already?
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: ggw on January 31, 2008, 02:16:00 pm
CD Cellar in Clarendon is also being evicted - at a yet to be determined date.  Nowhere near as good as Orpheus for vinyl, but their selection has been steadily improving (at least at the Clarendon store).
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: HoyaSaxa03 on January 31, 2008, 04:20:00 pm
made a pilgrimage to orpheus today ... a lot of the big stuff (smiths, replacements, new order, etc) is totally gone, but i found some gems:
 
 simon & garfunkel: parsley sage, live @ central park
 simon: s/t
 the who: who are you
 xtc: drums and wires
 kraftwerk: trans-europe
 matthew sweet: 100% fun
 REM: fables, document
 stones: some girls, get yer ya yas
 rundgren: something/anything
 lone justice s/t
 randy newman: sail away
 byrds: greatest hits
 kate bush: hounds of love
 edie brickell: shooting rubber bands
 elton john: honky chateau
 echo: ocean rain
 dukes of stratosphear: psonic
 creedence: cosmo's
 costello: get happy, imperial bedroom
 chilton: document
 cheap trick: budokan
 
 great deals, too
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: kosmo vinyl on January 31, 2008, 04:24:00 pm
dude thats were all those stolen records of mine ended up   :D
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: nkotb on January 31, 2008, 04:33:00 pm
Anything left?  I may go this weekend if I can pull myself off the couch.  Stupid cold.
 
 
Quote
Originally posted by Hoya Paranoia:
  made a pilgrimage to orpheus today ... a lot of the big stuff (smiths, replacements, new order, etc) is totally gone, but i found some gems:
 
 great deals, too
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: HoyaSaxa03 on January 31, 2008, 04:38:00 pm
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Originally posted by nkotb:
  Anything left?  I may go this weekend if I can pull myself off the couch.  Stupid cold.
like i said, a lot of it is picked over and you're not going to find a lot of "big" names, but i still managed to find a bunch of albums that i really wanted ... the guy said that he's still re-stocking and buying used records, so there should be more out there
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Jaguar on April 27, 2013, 03:20:37 am
Mod Kosmo's Detroit home:


(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/936976_10151443912637800_2075242783_n.jpg)


House of records at The Heidelberg Project in Detroit.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: dyecraig on April 27, 2013, 10:38:12 pm
Cool thread, those were some good times.
Orpheus was a fun way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Cd Cellar, Earl's (next door) and Whole Foods are pretty much my only stops in Clarendon these days.
Remember 'keep clarendon weird'?
Wait a minute - EL POLLO RICO and that Vietnamese place way up the hill to the right - amazing grilled pork vermicelli...guess I'll be there tomorrow.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Yada on April 28, 2013, 08:53:45 am
Cool thread, those were some good times.
Orpheus was a fun way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Cd Cellar, Earl's (next door) and Whole Foods are pretty much my only stops in Clarendon these days.
Remember 'keep clarendon weird'?
Wait a minute - EL POLLO RICO and that Vietnamese place way up the hill to the right - amazing grilled pork vermicelli...guess I'll be there tomorrow.

When was Clarendon weird?  The whitest, chainiest place ever! That dump kareoke place in the strip mall was kinda cool. And Jays, does it still exist?
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on April 28, 2013, 09:48:14 am
I came in about 1993 and when you had Bardo, the old Iota, Galaxy Hut, Go CD,  and before the Whole Foods it was at least tolerable (although no great shakes)...I may be forgetting some stuff...

I miss Orpheus...the guy-rick- was a bit of a freak (not to mention the other guy who used to work there who was plain nuts) and had crazy prices on some stuff not to mention that crazy color price scheme he had but he put out some great stuff in those dollar bins...for a while I used to go about once a week and walk out with an armload of records for $20.. still can't get over that he gave up precisely at the time vinyl made a comeback...
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: chaz on April 28, 2013, 11:47:56 am
Old Clarendon...nothing but Little Tavern, Sears, and a bunch of Vietnamese joints.  And Dan Kain Trophies, where I worked in high school.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Yada on April 28, 2013, 11:59:55 am
I always forget most of this board is pushin' 50.  ;D ;D ;D

You all have some years on me.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Justin Tonation on April 28, 2013, 01:19:16 pm
I always forget most of this board is pushin' 50.  ;D ;D ;D

Before this year is out... [raises hand] :-\
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Yada on September 03, 2014, 03:01:40 pm
http://pitchfork.com/news/56512-modest-mouse-reissue-the-lonesome-crowded-west-and-this-is-a-long-drive-for-someone-with-nothing-to-think-about/
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on September 03, 2014, 03:13:00 pm
Wow. LCW is one of those albums I've always wanted on vinyl.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Yada on September 03, 2014, 03:15:15 pm
Wow. LCW is one of those albums I've always wanted on vinyl.

yup.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on September 17, 2014, 11:53:52 am
http://pitchfork.com/news/56724-the-dismemberment-plan-to-reissue-change/

Strongly hinted at on their FB about a month ago but nice to have confirmation. This album has aged so well, I really didn't like it when it came out.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on September 17, 2014, 12:29:15 pm
everything is beeing reissued on vinyl... i read that the three thievery corporation lps for example

concern bout quality control... with not enough record pressing plants around i think they are pumping them out so fast there are issues.. warps for example..

never been a better time to buy cds.. nobody wants them anymore...
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: sweetcell on September 17, 2014, 01:55:54 pm
a good use for vinyl:

Go full hipster and buy a beard comb made of vinyl records
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/09/go-full-hipster-and-buy-a-beard-comb-made-of-vinyl/
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on October 07, 2014, 03:34:14 pm
ok this just looks cool

(http://cdn.instructables.com/FDH/T581/HFSH5AYD/FDHT581HFSH5AYD.LARGE.jpg)

laser cut record (http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Record/)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: stevewizzle on October 22, 2014, 06:29:38 pm
Wow. LCW is one of those albums I've always wanted on vinyl.

yup.

i pre-ordered from glacial pace and got a notification mine shipped today. joy!
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on October 22, 2014, 07:01:12 pm
Didn't realize Yo La Tengo's Fakebook had been reissued on vinyl... heck of an album.. always a want of mine...
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: bearman🐻 on November 11, 2014, 11:18:59 am
Have to admit that lately vinyl is becoming quite alluring again. The quality of it is definitely a step up. I'm finding out that (for example) certain LPs have different track listing, tracks, etc. I never realized that the Queens of the Stone Age "Over the Years and Through the Woods" LP has a totally different track listing (and it's better too) than the CD. Shellac always sounds better on vinyl than in digital format. Not sure if Albini masters things differently for LP or what, but I'm realizing some stuff is just better in vinyl format. I just got the reissued version of "Crazy Rhythms" by the Feelies and I can't wait to listen to it today.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on November 11, 2014, 11:39:04 am
Wow. LCW is one of those albums I've always wanted on vinyl.

yup.

i pre-ordered from glacial pace and got a notification mine shipped today. joy!
I bought mine locally. The revised tracklisting kind of throws it off.
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Post by: Venerable Bede on November 12, 2014, 04:09:26 am
Bedhead just released a 5 LP box set on 180 gram vinyl....that would be one to grab.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Rogue Riderhood on November 13, 2014, 12:58:50 pm
Shellac always sounds better on vinyl than in digital format.
I will only listen to Shellac on cassette.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Yada on November 18, 2014, 05:08:01 pm
http://vinylmeplease.com
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: StoneTheCrow on November 19, 2014, 02:28:41 pm
How much and what kind of records and art do u get?

Edit: found it. Not horribly pricey but it's a lot nonetheless.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: excontradiction on November 19, 2014, 02:50:35 pm
This would be awesome (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Foxsvinylclocks?page=1) if it came with an instant download option too.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Bagley on November 19, 2014, 02:52:02 pm
I just got the reissued version of "Crazy Rhythms" by the Feelies and I can't wait to listen to it today.


Got that one on white vinyl and had them sign it for me a couple years back at the club.  (Of course, Brenda wasn't with them back then but she signed anyway.)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on February 20, 2015, 11:20:26 am
here's a good use for those record and record players :)

(https://fbcdn-vthumb-a.akamaihd.net/hvthumb-ak-xpa1/v/t15.0-10/s480x480/10820902_830863386963957_830862833630679_44492_2549_b.jpg?oh=b0cc0132a3a4585f5866d487212515b7&oe=554FF533&__gda__=1431644091_2ad11be944048895de6eb5807889af0f)

drawing apparatus (https://vimeo.com/31933085)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on February 20, 2015, 04:38:46 pm
I just got the reissued version of "Crazy Rhythms" by the Feelies and I can't wait to listen to it today.


Got that one on white vinyl and had them sign it for me a couple years back at the club.  (Of course, Brenda wasn't with them back then but she signed anyway.)


see i think that is not the right "play"... you could have had all five sign the second album!
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on March 18, 2015, 10:34:39 am
(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0535/3557/products/RAD_CARNEGIE_HALL_BOXSET_800X800_1024x1024.png?v=1424738818)

Live at Carnegie Hall was recorded over two nights at the historic Carnegie Hall in New York, NY on November 15th and 17th, 2014.
?Six discs pressed on audiophile, 180g vinyl
?Instant MP3 download of "Kim"
?Contains digital download card for full 42 track set

Saturday, November 15th, 2014
 
Side One
01.    Gimme Something Good
02.    Oh My Sweet Carolina
03.    Damn, Sam
04.    My Winding Wheel
 
Side Two
05.    Trouble
06.    Nobody?s Girl
07.    On Broadway
08.    Halloween
Side Three

09.    New York, New York
10.    Please Do Not Let Me Go
11.    Rats In The Wall
12.    Why Do They Leave
13.    Sylvia Plath
Side Four

14.   Crossed-Out Name
15.   This Is Where We Meet In My Mind
16.   If I Am A Stranger
17.   Amy
Side Five

18.   English Girls Approximately
19.   Avenues
20.   Come Pick Me Up


Monday, November 17th, 2014
 
Side One
01.    Oh My Sweet Carolina
02.    My Winding Wheel
03.    Dirty Rain
04.    My Wrecking Ball
 
Side Two
05.    New York New York
06.    Friends
07.    Am I Safe
 
Side Three
08.    Ashes And Fire
09.    Gimme Something Good
10.    Why Do They Leave
11.    Off Broadway
12.    The Hardest Part
 
Side Four
13.    The Rescue Blues
14.    Lucky Now
15.    Dear Chicago
16.    Desire
17.    How Much Light
 
Side Five
18.    Firecracker
19.    Kim
20.    Call Me On Your Way Back Home
21.    Black Sheets Of Rain
22.    Come Pick Me Up
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on March 27, 2015, 02:10:17 pm
HUH (http://www.huhmagazine.co.uk/8191/a-working-turntable-made-out-of-leg)
love the tube amp
 (http://www.huhmagazine.co.uk/images/uploaded/lego_turntable_00.jpg)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on April 03, 2015, 05:15:49 pm
hotels-with-record-players (http://checkin.trivago.com/the-coolest-hotels-with-record-players/)

When in Austin...the W seems to be the place
(http://checkin.trivago.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2015/03/W-Austin.jpg)
The W Austin is part of a chain which takes music seriously?especially in this fabled music city. Not only can you hang out in the Records Room section of the W Austin Living Room lounge, which has over 8,000 vinyl records, the W also creates custom music mixes available to download on iTunes. The music, both in the Records Room and the iTunes playlist is carefully curated by the W Hotels Global Music Director and mixed by emerging DJs from all over the world.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: bearman🐻 on April 18, 2015, 02:22:31 pm
Anyone score anything good for Record Store Day?
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Post by: dyecraig on April 18, 2015, 02:53:33 pm
Went to 'the attic' in Pittsburgh - got there about 6:30 am and the line was around the block.
Opened at 8 and everything was alphabetized around the store. Tons of everything, including 2 boxes of the White Stripes' "Get Behind Me Satan" - managed to score one of those, along with the Miles box, the live Sly, On-u sound dub plate, Swans 1st, Elvis acetate, Jaco WB years, Kozelek ac/dc covers, Bee Gees extended mixes and man am I sleepy...happy, though...
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: StoneTheCrow on April 18, 2015, 03:51:57 pm
There are a couple things I'd love to get my hands on but wasn't willing to camp out for. Sort of regretting it.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: stevewizzle on April 18, 2015, 08:25:48 pm
i picked up everything i wanted...

Diarrhea Planet / Those Darlins split
Frank OST
Built to Spill's new LP
Jurassic Park OST (not RSD release but fuck it)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: bearman🐻 on April 18, 2015, 11:09:37 pm
Social D self-titled
Stooges live
Getz/Gilberto 10"
Replacements 10"
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: dyecraig on April 19, 2015, 08:22:14 pm
Social D self-titled
Stooges live
Getz/Gilberto 10"
Replacements 10"
damn, i forgot about that getz/gilberto - looks nice - what's on it?
i also picked up springsteen's nebraska - my favorite bruce.
great on a rainy sunday night.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on June 05, 2015, 11:51:25 am
some one set up a kickstarter for Hutch

(http://cdn4.pitchfork.com/news/59836/e7c5720b.jpg)
Luna have announced a box set compiling their five albums from the '90s called Luna: Long Players (92-99). In addition to the five reissued vinyl LPs, the box set will contain a sixth record, called Rarities, that compiles demos and B-sides. The box set will come in late fall/early winter via Captured Tracks.



The box set also features a 12x12 book with an interview with Dean Wareham conducted by director Noah Baumbach. Wareham and Baumbach have worked together in the past, with Wareham providing music for Baumbach's 2005 film The Squid and the Whale, and acting in 2013's Frances Ha.

Dean Wareham formed Luna in 1992 following the breakup of his former band, Galaxie 500. Luna broke up in 2004, but reunited late last year and went on a brief European tour. The band will continue the reunion tour with a new string of dates to accompany the box set.

Luna: Long Players (92-99) box set:

Lunapark (1992)
Bewitched (1994)
Penthouse (1995)
Pup Tent (1997)
The Days of Our Nights (1999)

Rarities:

01 Egg Nog (from Time 7", 1992)
02 Indian Summer (Beat Happening cover from Slide EP, 1993)
03 Ride Into the Sun (The Velvet Underground cover from Slide EP, 1993)
04 That's What You Always Say (The Dream Syndicate cover from Slide EP, 1993)
05 Anesthesia (pre-Elektra Records demo, 1991)
06 In the Flesh (Blondie cover from In the Flesh 7", 1997)
07 Bonnie and Clyde (Serge Gainsbourg cover, Penthouse bonus track)
08 I Know You Tried (unreleased demo from Bewitched sessions)
09 Roll in the Sand (from Outdoor Miner 7", 1996)
10 Dear Paulina (from Dear Paulina 7", 1999)

Luna:
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on June 19, 2015, 09:18:18 am
microscope view of a vinyl record playing in slow motion(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/1301597575872246629.gif)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Yada on June 19, 2015, 12:05:08 pm
Joe's in Silver Spring relocating.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Justin Tonation on June 19, 2015, 01:19:33 pm
Funny how they might move back to Plaza del Mercado, which is where I first shopped them. Maybe Bobby Rencher could work for them again.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on June 19, 2015, 07:42:39 pm
some one set up a kickstarter for Hutch

(http://cdn4.pitchfork.com/news/59836/e7c5720b.jpg)
Luna have announced a box set compiling their five albums from the '90s called Luna: Long Players (92-99). In addition to the five reissued vinyl LPs, the box set will contain a sixth record, called Rarities, that compiles demos and B-sides. The box set will come in late fall/early winter via Captured Tracks.



The box set also features a 12x12 book with an interview with Dean Wareham conducted by director Noah Baumbach. Wareham and Baumbach have worked together in the past, with Wareham providing music for Baumbach's 2005 film The Squid and the Whale, and acting in 2013's Frances Ha.

Dean Wareham formed Luna in 1992 following the breakup of his former band, Galaxie 500. Luna broke up in 2004, but reunited late last year and went on a brief European tour. The band will continue the reunion tour with a new string of dates to accompany the box set.

Luna: Long Players (92-99) box set:

Lunapark (1992)
Bewitched (1994)
Penthouse (1995)
Pup Tent (1997)
The Days of Our Nights (1999)

Rarities:

01 Egg Nog (from Time 7", 1992)
02 Indian Summer (Beat Happening cover from Slide EP, 1993)
03 Ride Into the Sun (The Velvet Underground cover from Slide EP, 1993)
04 That's What You Always Say (The Dream Syndicate cover from Slide EP, 1993)
05 Anesthesia (pre-Elektra Records demo, 1991)
06 In the Flesh (Blondie cover from In the Flesh 7", 1997)
07 Bonnie and Clyde (Serge Gainsbourg cover, Penthouse bonus track)
08 I Know You Tried (unreleased demo from Bewitched sessions)
09 Roll in the Sand (from Outdoor Miner 7", 1996)
10 Dear Paulina (from Dear Paulina 7", 1999)

Luna:


lovely...i already have penthouse , pup tent and bewitched (test pressing)....

much as i love luna i can't see myself springing for this..its going to be way pricey....and just sit on a shelf.. moreover, i predict a few months later they'll reissue the individual titles..penthouse, which is the one people really want, for sure....

romantica and rendezvous have way grown on me...i don't consider the first one luna..

i know what they think..that i'll break down and get it for the rarities disc but i think they are wrong..

Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: StoneTheCrow on June 20, 2015, 08:30:31 am
Funny how they might move back to Plaza del Mercado, which is where I first shopped them. Maybe Bobby Rencher could work for them again.

Seriously? That would be great.

Was where I first shopped them as well. Was Bobby the one who opened Phantasmagoria?
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on June 20, 2015, 10:45:14 am
Funny how they might move back to Plaza del Mercado, which is where I first shopped them. Maybe Bobby Rencher could work for them again.

Seriously? That would be great.

Was where I first shopped them as well. Was Bobby the one who opened Phantasmagoria?

is this the Bobby from Smash? or a different Bobby?
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: RatBastard on June 21, 2015, 11:22:59 pm
Hutch I never did locate those LPs for you but I do have one you can have.  It is from a band named American Aquarium.  It's a signed test pressing of their latest release that they gave to people who donated at the higher levels in their crowd funding effort.  If you would like to have this let me know and we can make arrangements to get it to you.  I'd prefer it go to someone who is into vinyl such as you.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on July 07, 2015, 02:14:27 pm
(https://hackadaycom.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/zeppelin.jpg?w=800)
^notice title -> watch and listen (https://youtu.be/OPQPNj8NbBA)

Compose And Create Your Own 3D-Printed Fisher Price Record  (http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/en_uk/blog/compose-and-create-your-own-3d-printed-fisher-price-record-instructables-how-to)

Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Yada on July 16, 2015, 01:45:11 pm
best buy vinyl sale.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/promo/vinyl-sale-141681

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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on July 16, 2015, 02:09:42 pm
best buy vinyl sale.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/promo/vinyl-sale-141681


Thanks, buying a few things off this now.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on July 28, 2015, 06:02:45 pm
pretty amazing minor threat collection:
https://seekingthesimple.wordpress.com/vinyl/minor-threat/

although buying the same thing over and over again seems a bit silly even to this hoarder/collector

I just got the minor threat dischord 12 lp with the red cover and poster....finally... I've had the cd of complete discography but this is one I wanted to have

I used to think Ian MacKaye would never sign stuff but at blue groove soundz record store the owner got him to sign something he's since put on the wall...can't remember what

only recently did I realize that was ian's brother with the head slouched on his arms on the cover...

recorded in Arlington by people who lived in Arlington and purchased by a person who lives in Arlington at Arlington's only record store....nearly 35 years later..

of course its the 7" everyone wants...
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Justin Tonation on July 28, 2015, 07:21:39 pm
Hadn't known before that some early Dischord was also labeled Limp, but considering it was Skip Groff's label and he mentored Dischord it makes sense.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: bearman🐻 on July 29, 2015, 10:12:37 am
My latest acquisition:

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/img.deadformat.net/release/l/7386_13632742133329.jpg)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Justin Tonation on July 29, 2015, 11:21:51 am
Have We Reached Peak Vinyl? (http://www.stereogum.com/featured/have-we-reached-peak-vinyl/)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on July 30, 2015, 01:45:59 pm
A Record Store that Only Stocks the White Album (http://hyperallergic.com/65570/we-sell-white-albums/)
(http://hyperallergic.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/whitealbums2.jpg)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on July 30, 2015, 02:31:10 pm
That's stupid. Revolver is a much better record.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on July 30, 2015, 02:52:12 pm
That's stupid. Revolver is a much better record.
gun shops are everywhere
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: dyecraig on July 30, 2015, 06:29:40 pm
I know the d.c. record fair is on august 9th, but this may be worth checking out in lancaster...
http://www.recordcollectors.org/
picked up a flyer for this at the arbutus show a few months back.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: RatBastard on August 04, 2015, 06:08:22 pm
Hutch would you want a very nice grade copy of this?

http://www.discogs.com/Mamas-The-Papas-20-Greatest-Hits/release/1352223

Id give this copy between an 8 and 9 out of 10.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: StoneTheCrow on August 09, 2015, 07:41:55 pm
Sorry if this question is a repeat but where do you all go to read about the sound quality of vinyl reissues?  Apparently there are labels to avoid and labels to follow....versions to buy and versions to avoid.

Any ideas?
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: dyecraig on August 09, 2015, 09:20:22 pm
Sorry if this question is a repeat but where do you all go to read about the sound quality of vinyl reissues?  Apparently there are labels to avoid and labels to follow....versions to buy and versions to avoid.

Any ideas?
avoid 4 men with beards - unfortunately the only way to get pre-retirement 70's era miles davis and the 1st 4 scott walker lps.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: StoneTheCrow on August 10, 2015, 10:21:34 am
Thanks - funny you mentioned that. Question is a result of a conversation I had last week with a guy at Ka-Chunk in Annapolis. Pretty sure he mentioned that label.

I then went home and popped on a Melvins reissue and was initially underwhelmed by the sound.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on December 08, 2015, 12:08:55 pm
tortilla record (http://boingboing.net/2015/07/07/tortilla-laser-etched-into-a-r.html)

(http://www.incrediblethings.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/tortilla-record.jpg)

Enjoy the edible lo-fi sounds of "Jarabe Tapatío," aka "The Mexican Hat Dance."


Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Yada on December 08, 2015, 12:12:57 pm
After years of having makeshift areas for my record player, I finally pulled the trigger on this. Definitely a bit pricey, but I think it will finally resolve my ongoing record player location issues.

http://www.linephono.com

Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 08, 2015, 12:14:25 pm
After years of having makeshift areas for my record player, I finally pulled the trigger on this. Definitely a bit pricey, but I think it will finally resolve my ongoing record player location issues.

http://www.linephono.com


That is pretty badass. I'm definitely fighting off an urge to impulse buy this.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Yada on December 08, 2015, 12:16:17 pm
After years of having makeshift areas for my record player, I finally pulled the trigger on this. Definitely a bit pricey, but I think it will finally resolve my ongoing record player location issues.

http://www.linephono.com


That is pretty badass. I'm definitely fighting off an urge to impulse buy this.

Yeah...I followed the kickstarter for weeks/months and finally pledged and got a small discount.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on December 08, 2015, 12:18:53 pm
After years of having makeshift areas for my record player, I finally pulled the trigger on this. Definitely a bit pricey, but I think it will finally resolve my ongoing record player location issues.

http://www.linephono.com


Yeah at $400 it is, but it is pretty slick and the way it should be done (isolating the turntable from speakers and things that go thump in the night)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Relaxer on December 08, 2015, 12:20:34 pm
What am I missing with this thing when I think "Wait, can't you just get something for $50 at IKEA that does the exact same thing?"
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 08, 2015, 12:23:16 pm
After years of having makeshift areas for my record player, I finally pulled the trigger on this. Definitely a bit pricey, but I think it will finally resolve my ongoing record player location issues.

http://www.linephono.com


That is pretty badass. I'm definitely fighting off an urge to impulse buy this.

Yeah...I followed the kickstarter for weeks/months and finally pledged and got a small discount.
If it was $300, I would have already ordered it. That last $100 is making me think about this for 24 hours first haha.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Yada on December 08, 2015, 12:31:10 pm
What am I missing with this thing when I think "Wait, can't you just get something for $50 at IKEA that does the exact same thing?"

Should you be logged into the James Ford account?
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on December 13, 2015, 09:23:07 pm
So any opinion from the platter enthusiasts on the board of this rig (http://uturnaudio.com/)
$400 for a proper build is not too bad

(http://static1.squarespace.com/static/519fa948e4b0db707ac0b5eb/t/565dfa84e4b020c39c932845/1448999558718/?format=1000w)

Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: killsaly on December 15, 2015, 12:18:55 am
I apologize if this has been posted in here before.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2014/06/18/eilon_paz_photographs_record_collectors_in_his_book_dust_grooves_adventures.html

Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on December 15, 2015, 12:51:41 am
So any opinion from the platter enthusiasts on the board of this rig (http://uturnaudio.com/)
$400 for a proper build is not too bad

(http://static1.squarespace.com/static/519fa948e4b0db707ac0b5eb/t/565dfa84e4b020c39c932845/1448999558718/?format=1000w)



i'm happy with my rig..

oh.. btw thanks.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on December 15, 2015, 10:18:48 am


i'm happy with my rig..

oh.. btw thanks.
wonder how many revolutions since 2004?
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: killsaly on December 16, 2015, 07:09:02 pm
http://www.laweekly.com/music/why-ive-fallen-out-of-love-with-shopping-for-vinyl-6378229
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on December 16, 2015, 08:34:24 pm
http://www.laweekly.com/music/why-ive-fallen-out-of-love-with-shopping-for-vinyl-6378229


a lot of truth to that.. a lot of baloney....

it certainly has gotten harder and we all miss how things were 10 years ago when people laughed at the idiocy of buying vinyl...as we bought all the vinyl we could find..

now things have flipped entirely.. the deals are in CD.. amazing buys in CDs... vinyl has gotten a lot harder..
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: excontradiction on December 28, 2015, 01:10:46 pm
I bet this guy is a hoot at parties. (https://youtu.be/HnxexlHRY2E)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 28, 2015, 01:21:44 pm
I bet this guy is a hoot at parties. (https://youtu.be/HnxexlHRY2E)
Clicked on it, saw that turtleneck/blazer combo. I clicked that tab closed before he'd even started talking and I already knew I had seen enough to agree with you without any reservations.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on December 28, 2015, 02:43:47 pm
stopped by the Arlington cd cellar yesterday.. boy I am bummed it is closing...

I picked up Joy Division's UK Factory LP with textured cover... I'd have to say its one of my 100 favorite records.. I never pass up a copy..
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on January 05, 2016, 10:48:05 am
Record Collector in Poor Condition Scores VG++ Girlfriend (http://thehardtimes.net/2015/07/20/record-collector-poor-condition-scores-vg-girlfriend/)

?It?s been an upgrade, I mean my last girlfriend had gaudy writing of her name tattooed above her chest, and a single hole punched into her ear where there had been a plug. She was good, G+ at best?
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on January 07, 2016, 06:10:45 pm
for those into bob pollard/guided by voices/boston spaceships rockathon records is having a blowout sale... $8 lps...plus shipping
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 07, 2016, 11:25:43 pm
for those into bob pollard/guided by voices/boston spaceships rockathon records is having a blowout sale... $8 lps...plus shipping
Thanks for heads up. Grabbing some of those GBV vinyls.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: killsaly on January 08, 2016, 01:39:47 am
New Technics turntable... Not cheap.
http://www.mixmag.net/read/the-new-technics-turntable-will-reportedly-set-you-back-4000-news
Quote
Panasonic claim it will be worth it, with new features including a coreless motor that eliminates vibrations that troubled the older version and high-precision rotary positioning sensors that reduce interference. We'll find out when they are released this coming summer.
I ofttimes wish that I had never sold my 1200s.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Justin Tonation on January 08, 2016, 09:24:21 am
New Technics turntable... Not cheap.
http://www.mixmag.net/read/the-new-technics-turntable-will-reportedly-set-you-back-4000-news
Quote
Panasonic claim it will be worth it, with new features including a coreless motor that eliminates vibrations that troubled the older version and high-precision rotary positioning sensors that reduce interference. We'll find out when they are released this coming summer.
I ofttimes wish that I had never sold my 1200s.

That's supposed to be a special edition while a mass-produced version will come out later, price unknown.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: StoneTheCrow on January 08, 2016, 12:41:30 pm
Thats good news. I've been looking to get an AT turntable but will wait to see the price point on those first.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: challenged on January 08, 2016, 01:40:57 pm
I acquired this to play through the Amazon Echo.

(http://www.ionaudio.com/images/sized/images/products/[iT55]AirLP_Angle_1200x750-580x363.jpg)

http://www.ionaudio.com/products/details/airlp

Works well so far...
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on January 08, 2016, 01:48:59 pm
why send my kids to college when I can have this (https://walkeraudio.com/proscenium-black-diamond-contd/)
(http://img-2.gizmag.com/Pro01.jpg?auto=format&fit=max&h=670&q=60&w=930&s=dac5d67bcdb87f9373254371b84a5f96)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: killsaly on January 08, 2016, 01:51:02 pm
That's supposed to be a special edition while a mass-produced version will come out later, price unknown.
I did not mean to imply that it was their only upcoming product.   
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on January 15, 2016, 10:56:54 am
The Vinyl Deception (http://newrisingmedia.com/all/the-vinyl-deception-records-are-not-as-big-as-you-think): Records are not as big as you think: Vinyl has risen from the dead over the last nine years, under the guise of superior audio quality and the full package of liner notes. ...

 I believe we?re giving records a lot more credit than they?re due. The reason: they are never played.


The Vinyl Revival is sucking the life and fun out of music collecting.
The upcoming younger audience of vinyl customers do not buy them to listen to. Vinyl falls into human's psychological urge to collect things
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: vansmack on January 15, 2016, 03:28:16 pm
It actually hasn't even started yet....

 HBO's 'Vinyl' Series Soundtrack to Feature Otis Redding, Sturgill Simpson, David Johansen & Others: Exclusive

Two days before Vinyl, the highly anticipated new HBO series from executive producers Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter bows on Feb. 14, Atlantic Records and Warner Bros. Records will release Vinyl: Music From the HBO Original Series - Volume 1 and the music will keep coming weekly throughout the show?s 10-episode run.

Following Volume 1?s physical and digital release, each Friday, Atlantic and Warner Bros. will digitally release an EP with music featured in and inspired by the upcoming Sunday?s episode. Then the Friday prior to the season finale, a second physical and digital soundtrack will come out.

(http://www.billboard.com/files/media/Vinyl-Artwork.jpeg)

"Vinyl: Music From the HBO Original Series- Volume 1" track listing

1. Ty Taylor - The World Is Yours
2. David Johansen - Personality Crisis
3. Kaleo - No Good
4. Sturgill Simpson - Sugar Daddy (Theme from Vinyl)
5. Ruth Brown - Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean
6. Otis Redding - Mr. Pitiful
7. Dee Dee Warwick - Suspicious Minds
8. Mott the Hoople - All The Way From Memphis
9. David Johansen - Stranded In The Jungle
10. Chris Kenner - I Like It Like That
11. Ty Taylor - Cha Cha Twist
12. The Jimmy Castor Bunch - It?s Just Begun
13. Soda Machine - Want Ads
14. The Meters - Hand Clapping Song
15. Soda Machine ? Slippin? Into Darkness
16. Edgar Winter - Frankenstein
17. Nasty Bits - Rotten Apple
18. Foghat - I Just Want To Make Love To You
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on January 15, 2016, 03:55:37 pm
I'm really looking forward to this series and glad I currently have HBO
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: kosmo vinyl on January 19, 2016, 10:11:25 pm
Who needs vinyl when you can get  singles on cardboard!  I remember when records use to come on cereal boxes... then again i'm old as dirt..

(http://www.rhino.com/sites/default/files/startyourear/images/product-shots/the-monkees-cereal-500x500.jpg)


CEREAL BOX SINGLESThe Monkees
Four limited edition "Cereal Box" cardboard records
Track list:
"Last Train to Clarksville"
"Words" previously unreleased TV mix
"I Never Thought It Peculiar" previously unreleased TV mix
"Valleri" previously unreleased TV mix

http://www.rhino.com/syeor

Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: dyecraig on January 19, 2016, 10:16:45 pm
i had one by the banana splits. man, did that sound like crap.
however, i did enjoy the cereal.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on January 29, 2016, 01:15:05 pm
Hutch...ya got this one??
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfl1/v/t1.0-9/12644681_10208275627635759_4858426133988401334_n.jpg?oh=e3f3448c37ddebfb5afba6470060fbfc&oe=5739CB94)

with guitar work by future Spinal Tap member Nigel Tufnel !
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: AnalogFossa on January 29, 2016, 02:50:39 pm
It actually hasn't even started yet....

 HBO's 'Vinyl' Series Soundtrack to Feature Otis Redding, Sturgill Simpson, David Johansen & Others: Exclusive

Two days before Vinyl, the highly anticipated new HBO series from executive producers Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter bows on Feb. 14, Atlantic Records and Warner Bros. Records will release Vinyl: Music From the HBO Original Series - Volume 1 and the music will keep coming weekly throughout the show?s 10-episode run.

Following Volume 1?s physical and digital release, each Friday, Atlantic and Warner Bros. will digitally release an EP with music featured in and inspired by the upcoming Sunday?s episode. Then the Friday prior to the season finale, a second physical and digital soundtrack will come out.

(http://www.billboard.com/files/media/Vinyl-Artwork.jpeg)

"Vinyl: Music From the HBO Original Series- Volume 1" track listing

1. Ty Taylor - The World Is Yours
2. David Johansen - Personality Crisis
3. Kaleo - No Good
4. Sturgill Simpson - Sugar Daddy (Theme from Vinyl)
5. Ruth Brown - Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean
6. Otis Redding - Mr. Pitiful
7. Dee Dee Warwick - Suspicious Minds
8. Mott the Hoople - All The Way From Memphis
9. David Johansen - Stranded In The Jungle
10. Chris Kenner - I Like It Like That
11. Ty Taylor - Cha Cha Twist
12. The Jimmy Castor Bunch - It?s Just Begun
13. Soda Machine - Want Ads
14. The Meters - Hand Clapping Song
15. Soda Machine ? Slippin? Into Darkness
16. Edgar Winter - Frankenstein
17. Nasty Bits - Rotten Apple
18. Foghat - I Just Want To Make Love To You
The band, Beach Fossils, will play a fictional "proto-punk" group from the 70's on the show. That's the band there in his sunglasses reflection.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: bob72 on January 29, 2016, 04:05:28 pm
The Vinyl Deception (http://newrisingmedia.com/all/the-vinyl-deception-records-are-not-as-big-as-you-think): Records are not as big as you think: Vinyl has risen from the dead over the last nine years, under the guise of superior audio quality and the full package of liner notes. ...

 I believe we?re giving records a lot more credit than they?re due. The reason: they are never played.


The Vinyl Revival is sucking the life and fun out of music collecting.
The upcoming younger audience of vinyl customers do not buy them to listen to. Vinyl falls into human's psychological urge to collect things
I readily admit I buy vinyl for the tangible quality, graphic design and artwork at its best. But man do not get me started on the fucking stupid hipster cunts who, when asked why vinyl, their response is "It just sounds warmer." Seriously, what the fuck does that mean? You realize that:
A) vinyl degrades with every play
B) the so called "warmth" is just the snap crackle and pop of dust and scratches. "Warmth" generally is interpreted to mean the analog qualities of a recording, but hipsters rarely know that
C) if you know anything about the science of sound and the whole analog vs. digital loudness war debate, you'll realize that the digital remaster you're listening to on vinyl is an oxymoron
D) analog recordings have barely existed since the 90's when recording studios went digital. The only people I know that still use tape are Steve Albini and Dave Grohl, though I'm sure there are others.
E) and now these hipsters are trying to bring back cassettes? seriously? the worst possible vehicle for sound reproduction. The only thing worse would be one of these 

(http://tiggywinkle.8m.com/images/FPrecord/fp_record_player_and_records.jpg)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: walk,on,by on January 29, 2016, 04:13:27 pm
there, you are.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: AnalogFossa on January 29, 2016, 04:20:33 pm
The Vinyl Deception (http://newrisingmedia.com/all/the-vinyl-deception-records-are-not-as-big-as-you-think): Records are not as big as you think: Vinyl has risen from the dead over the last nine years, under the guise of superior audio quality and the full package of liner notes. ...

 I believe we?re giving records a lot more credit than they?re due. The reason: they are never played.


The Vinyl Revival is sucking the life and fun out of music collecting.
The upcoming younger audience of vinyl customers do not buy them to listen to. Vinyl falls into human's psychological urge to collect things
I readily admit I buy vinyl for the tangible quality, graphic design and artwork at its best. But man do not get me started on the fucking stupid hipster cunts who, when asked why vinyl, their response is "It just sounds warmer." Seriously, what the fuck does that mean? You realize that:
A) vinyl degrades with every play
B) the so called "warmth" is just the snap crackle and pop of dust and scratches. "Warmth" generally is interpreted to mean the analog qualities of a recording, but hipsters rarely know that
C) if you know anything about the science of sound and the whole analog vs. digital loudness war debate, you'll realize that the digital remaster you're listening to on vinyl is an oxymoron
D) analog recordings have barely existed since the 90's when recording studios went digital. The only people I know that still use tape are Steve Albini and Dave Grohl, though I'm sure there are others.
E) and now these hipsters are trying to bring back cassettes? seriously? the worst possible vehicle for sound reproduction. The only thing worse would be one of these 

(http://tiggywinkle.8m.com/images/FPrecord/fp_record_player_and_records.jpg)
http://www.tinytelephone.com/
Actually quite a few sessions have been recorded to analog tape.
some clients
Beulah
Bob Mould
Cody Chesnutt
Death Cab for Cutie
Deerhoof
The Dodos
Explosions In The Sky
Geographer
Hauschka
Hot Buttered Rum
Into It. Over It.
John Doe
Jolie Holland
Kronos Quartet
Magik*Magik Orchestra
Magnetic Fields
Mark Kozelek / Sun Kil Moon
Mates Of State
Matt Nathanson
Mike Krol
Mike Watt
Mirah
The Mountain Goats
Nada Surf
Okkervil River
Om
Ra Ra Riot
Recess Monkey
Rogue Wave
Samantha Crain
Sleater-Kinney
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
Sophie Hunger
Spoon
Telekinesis
Thao Nguyen
The Thermals
Trans Am
Travis Morrison
tUnE-yArDs
Two Gallants
Yann Tiersen
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: bob72 on January 29, 2016, 04:35:03 pm


Actually quite a few sessions have been recorded to analog tape.
some clients
Beulah
Bob Mould
Cody Chesnutt
Death Cab for Cutie
Deerhoof
The Dodos
Explosions In The Sky
Geographer
Hauschka
Hot Buttered Rum
Into It. Over It.
John Doe
Jolie Holland
Kronos Quartet
Magik*Magik Orchestra
Magnetic Fields
Mark Kozelek / Sun Kil Moon
Mates Of State
Matt Nathanson
Mike Krol
Mike Watt
Mirah
The Mountain Goats
Nada Surf
Okkervil River
Om
Ra Ra Riot
Recess Monkey
Rogue Wave
Samantha Crain
Sleater-Kinney
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
Sophie Hunger
Spoon
Telekinesis
Thao Nguyen
The Thermals
Trans Am
Travis Morrison
tUnE-yArDs
Two Gallants
Yann Tiersen
Good to know, and I'm not necessarily surprised. I just don't really keep up on that. I'm personally OK with either format, they both have their advantages and disadvantages

Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: excontradiction on January 29, 2016, 04:42:35 pm
Advantages! Advantages! (https://youtu.be/nRSYU4YSISA)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: AnalogFossa on January 29, 2016, 04:47:52 pm


Actually quite a few sessions have been recorded to analog tape.
some clients
Beulah
Bob Mould
Cody Chesnutt
Death Cab for Cutie
Deerhoof
The Dodos
Explosions In The Sky
Geographer
Hauschka
Hot Buttered Rum
Into It. Over It.
John Doe
Jolie Holland
Kronos Quartet
Magik*Magik Orchestra
Magnetic Fields
Mark Kozelek / Sun Kil Moon
Mates Of State
Matt Nathanson
Mike Krol
Mike Watt
Mirah
The Mountain Goats
Nada Surf
Okkervil River
Om
Ra Ra Riot
Recess Monkey
Rogue Wave
Samantha Crain
Sleater-Kinney
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
Sophie Hunger
Spoon
Telekinesis
Thao Nguyen
The Thermals
Trans Am
Travis Morrison
tUnE-yArDs
Two Gallants
Yann Tiersen
Good to know, and I'm not necessarily surprised. I just don't really keep up on that. I'm personally OK with either format, they both have their advantages and disadvantages


Agreed!
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on January 29, 2016, 05:01:49 pm
The Vinyl Deception (http://newrisingmedia.com/all/the-vinyl-deception-records-are-not-as-big-as-you-think): Records are not as big as you think: Vinyl has risen from the dead over the last nine years, under the guise of superior audio quality and the full package of liner notes. ...

 I believe we?re giving records a lot more credit than they?re due. The reason: they are never played.


The Vinyl Revival is sucking the life and fun out of music collecting.
The upcoming younger audience of vinyl customers do not buy them to listen to. Vinyl falls into human's psychological urge to collect things
I readily admit I buy vinyl for the tangible quality, graphic design and artwork at its best. But man do not get me started on the fucking stupid hipster cunts who, when asked why vinyl, their response is "It just sounds warmer." Seriously, what the fuck does that mean? You realize that:
A) vinyl degrades with every play
B) the so called "warmth" is just the snap crackle and pop of dust and scratches. "Warmth" generally is interpreted to mean the analog qualities of a recording, but hipsters rarely know that
C) if you know anything about the science of sound and the whole analog vs. digital loudness war debate, you'll realize that the digital remaster you're listening to on vinyl is an oxymoron
D) analog recordings have barely existed since the 90's when recording studios went digital. The only people I know that still use tape are Steve Albini and Dave Grohl, though I'm sure there are others.
E) and now these hipsters are trying to bring back cassettes? seriously? the worst possible vehicle for sound reproduction. The only thing worse would be one of these 

(http://tiggywinkle.8m.com/images/FPrecord/fp_record_player_and_records.jpg)

for someone that just showed up last week you really seem to think you have all the answers..so wrong so much though..

 the vinyl degrades with every play bit is not true...I have records from the 1950s that sound fabulous even if they have been played... if I play a record today and then again tomorrow I don't notice any difference.. as long as I take care of my records, play it with a decent needle etc.. why should it degrade?

and even digital recordings often sound better on vinyl...in addition, a ton of new digital recordings have different masterings for vinyl than cd.. masterings that aren't ear bleeders or brickwalled as bad.. it makes a big difference

and how would you know people buy vinyl simply to collect it and not listen to it?

a ton of the vinyl people listen to is from when vinyl was analog and the cd counterparts- from when they were "digitalized" - sound pretty horrible in relative terms..

earlier today I went to a record store and picked up 14 slabs of vinyl for $20.. not one of them is from a digital source...

if you go to the record fair this weekend - I can't make it- you will notice 99% of the vinyl purchased is from analog tape.

Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: walk,on,by on January 29, 2016, 05:07:24 pm
new to the board . . . thinks they knows everything . . . posts intelligent things meant to piss off people.  hmmmm,mmmm.

by the way, look at this thread, blowing the f up.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: bob72 on January 29, 2016, 05:19:23 pm


for someone that just showed up last week you really seem to think you have all the answers..so wrong so much though..

 the vinyl degrades with every play bit is not true...I have records from the 1950s that sound fabulous even if they have been played... if I play a record today and then again tomorrow I don't notice any difference.. as long as I take care of my records, play it with a decent needle etc.. why should it degrade?

and even digital recordings often sound better on vinyl...in addition, a ton of new digital recordings have different masterings for vinyl than cd.. masterings that aren't ear bleeders or brickwalled as bad.. it makes a big difference

and how would you know people buy vinyl simply to collect it and not listen to it?

a ton of the vinyl people listen to is from when vinyl was analog and the cd counterparts- from when they were "digitalized" - sound pretty horrible in relative terms..

earlier today I went to a record store and picked up 14 slabs of vinyl for $20.. not one of them is from a digital source...

if you go to the record fair this weekend - I can't make it- you will notice 99% of the vinyl purchased is from analog tape.


My intention was never to appear I had all the answers. Your response was educational and if I ever sound uneducated I am more than happy for someone to call me out on it, however data to back it up is suggested. (hence my rant about hipsters claiming vinyl sounds better without science to back it up) That being said I am curious...

Regarding vinyl degradation... most styli are made of either a metal or stone material. Vinyl is in fact fairly delicate. I would think metal/stone rubbing against vinyl would degrade it, regardless of how well you take care of it.

my rant really was geared toward things like this https://jgtwo.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/the-guy-who-remastered-nevermind-doesnt-care-if-you-think-its-too-loud/ (https://jgtwo.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/the-guy-who-remastered-nevermind-doesnt-care-if-you-think-its-too-loud/)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: vansmack on January 29, 2016, 05:20:17 pm
Vinyl is for my grandfather.

But that TV show is for Smackie...
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on January 29, 2016, 05:34:11 pm
there is a "hipness" and "smugness" aspect to vinyl that seems bizzarro but I wouldn't throw the baby out with the bathwater...
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on January 29, 2016, 05:36:57 pm
there, you are.
Right...was just about to say something  like
Bob was posting like a storm and then went dark
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on January 29, 2016, 05:39:59 pm

by the way, look at this thread, blowing the f up.
and to we have lenny and squiggy to thank for that!


oh and watch how you talk about those fisher price turntables
apparently I just learned that Hutch has son who specialized in mixing a mash-up of London Bridge is Falling Down and The Farmer in the Dell on two of those bad boys
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: walk,on,by on January 29, 2016, 05:40:32 pm
I saw that.  and I somehow, want to hear it.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: bob72 on January 29, 2016, 05:43:33 pm
there, you are.
Right...was just about to say something  like
Bob was posting like a storm and then went dark
well I'm trying not to cause TOO much trouble. I believe this is what millennials call a "FAIL"
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on January 29, 2016, 05:44:42 pm
there, you are.
Right...was just about to say something  like
Bob was posting like a storm and then went dark
well I'm trying not to cause TOO much trouble. I believe this is what millennials call a "FAIL"
good your old too...can't have too many whipersnapers around here mucking up the place
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: walk,on,by on January 29, 2016, 05:46:01 pm
im pretty sure, causing trouble, gives mil·len·nials a major hard on.  like, vinyl.

sidehatch, said your instead of you're.  I don't care, but talk about being old.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Yada on January 29, 2016, 05:47:06 pm
who is bob.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: AnalogFossa on January 29, 2016, 05:47:12 pm
im pretty sure, causing trouble, gives mil·len·nials a major hard on.  like, vinyl.

sidehatch, said your instead of you're.  I don't care, but talk about being old.
We prefer Gen-Y
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Yada on January 29, 2016, 05:47:36 pm
im pretty sure, causing trouble, gives mil·len·nials a major hard on.  like, vinyl.

sidehatch, said your instead of you're.  I don't care, but talk about being old.

sidehatch's grammar is on par with his .gif posts.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: walk,on,by on January 29, 2016, 05:50:10 pm
gurrl.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: bob72 on January 29, 2016, 05:51:11 pm
im pretty sure, causing trouble, gives mil·len·nials a major hard on.  like, vinyl.

sidehatch, said your instead of you're.  I don't care, but talk about being old.

sidehatch's grammar is on par with his .gif posts.
OMG DON"T GE ME STARTED ON GRAMMAR!

back in my day...
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: walk,on,by on January 29, 2016, 05:51:14 pm
who is bob.

the new, and improved, member of the forum.  some think, he is a returning guest, which would be awesome. some, think, he's a gangster of love.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: bob72 on January 29, 2016, 05:56:41 pm
who is bob.

some, think, he's a gangster of love.
man, I wish
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on January 29, 2016, 07:04:40 pm
im pretty sure, causing trouble, gives mil·len·nials a major hard on.  like, vinyl.

sidehatch, said your instead of you're.  I don't care, but talk about being old.

sidehatch's grammar is on par with his .gif posts.
oh go stick your dreds up your arsehole
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: bearman🐻 on February 10, 2016, 03:46:28 pm
https://www.newburycomics.com/products/sugar-copper_blue_-_beaster_exclusive_2_lp?variant=14880124934

Sugar -- Copper Blue and Beaster double vinyl, 750 copies. Looks cool.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on February 10, 2016, 04:56:39 pm
https://www.newburycomics.com/products/sugar-copper_blue_-_beaster_exclusive_2_lp?variant=14880124934

Sugar -- Copper Blue and Beaster double vinyl, 750 copies. Looks cool.


I saw that.. .I check Newbury a lot..

Reissues on colored vinyl do nothing for me.. ..unless its an item really hard to find otherwise...I don't get them.. but thats just me...I have the original Copper Blue pressing.. Beaster I don't have but I never liked it much anyways..
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: bearman🐻 on February 10, 2016, 07:08:30 pm
https://www.newburycomics.com/products/sugar-copper_blue_-_beaster_exclusive_2_lp?variant=14880124934

Sugar -- Copper Blue and Beaster double vinyl, 750 copies. Looks cool.


I saw that.. .I check Newbury a lot..

Reissues on colored vinyl do nothing for me.. ..unless its an item really hard to find otherwise...I don't get them.. but thats just me...I have the original Copper Blue pressing.. Beaster I don't have but I never liked it much anyways..

Blasphemy...Beaster shreds. Couldn't imagine someone not being blown away by Judas Cradle and JC Auto.

I never got it on vinyl and that's one that I'd like to add to my collection. I think it's actually a fair cost for both. I picked up a super cool red starburst Stooges "Fun House" LP from Newbury last year. Looks great, sounds even better.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: dyecraig on February 10, 2016, 07:17:02 pm
https://www.newburycomics.com/products/sugar-copper_blue_-_beaster_exclusive_2_lp?variant=14880124934

Sugar -- Copper Blue and Beaster double vinyl, 750 copies. Looks cool.
thanks  for the tip - looking forward to hearing /seeing /having it.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on February 10, 2016, 09:17:10 pm
https://www.newburycomics.com/products/sugar-copper_blue_-_beaster_exclusive_2_lp?variant=14880124934

Sugar -- Copper Blue and Beaster double vinyl, 750 copies. Looks cool.


I saw that.. .I check Newbury a lot..

Reissues on colored vinyl do nothing for me.. ..unless its an item really hard to find otherwise...I don't get them.. but thats just me...I have the original Copper Blue pressing.. Beaster I don't have but I never liked it much anyways..

Blasphemy...Beaster shreds. Couldn't imagine someone not being blown away by Judas Cradle and JC Auto.

I never got it on vinyl and that's one that I'd like to add to my collection. I think it's actually a fair cost for both. I picked up a super cool red starburst Stooges "Fun House" LP from Newbury last year. Looks great, sounds even better.

some pics will follow but i will say my favorite bob mould is the poppier one.. which is why i love copper blue so much.. songs like if i can't change your mind dug deep for me back in the day...
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: bearman🐻 on February 11, 2016, 09:10:34 am
https://www.newburycomics.com/products/sugar-copper_blue_-_beaster_exclusive_2_lp?variant=14880124934

Sugar -- Copper Blue and Beaster double vinyl, 750 copies. Looks cool.


I saw that.. .I check Newbury a lot..

Reissues on colored vinyl do nothing for me.. ..unless its an item really hard to find otherwise...I don't get them.. but thats just me...I have the original Copper Blue pressing.. Beaster I don't have but I never liked it much anyways..

Blasphemy...Beaster shreds. Couldn't imagine someone not being blown away by Judas Cradle and JC Auto.

I never got it on vinyl and that's one that I'd like to add to my collection. I think it's actually a fair cost for both. I picked up a super cool red starburst Stooges "Fun House" LP from Newbury last year. Looks great, sounds even better.

some pics will follow but i will say my favorite bob mould is the poppier one.. which is why i love copper blue so much.. songs like if i can't change your mind dug deep for me back in the day...

I think Copper Blue is probably his most solid work in terms of songwriting, performance, AND production. It sounds great all around. I think Beaster came as a surprise when it came out because it definitely had a darker, more sinister vibe to it and it genuinely sounded like a madman with a guitar in his hand coming off the rails...and it was such a striking contrast to Copper Blue. It was kind of a Jekyll and Hyde kinda thing. Which makes me glad that both are reissued together.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: dyecraig on February 28, 2016, 02:19:52 am
saw a nice dj promo copy of lou reed "transformer" with big song timing sticker and rubber stamp from madison college radio for $20 at rtx in fairfax today.
thought about it later again, but you can't buy everything.
probably the only copy they received from rca.
how many times was that wotws played on the air?
call first before you drive over there on sunday, somebody.
wondering what else was in that box from the label.
dammit! regret! when will i ever learn?
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Unsanity on February 28, 2016, 06:03:51 am
saw a nice dj promo copy of lou reed "transformer" with big song timing sticker and rubber stamp from madison college radio for $20 at rtx in fairfax today.
thought about it later again, but you can't buy everything.
probably the only copy they received from rca.
how many times was that wotws played on the air?
call first before you drive over there on sunday, somebody.
wondering what else was in that box from the label.
dammit! regret! when will i ever learn?

How were the dollar bins? I sometimes find great stuff in there. That place has its ups and downs for good second hand stuff.

I'd say a good 40% of my record collection is promo copies. Pretty much any obscure band I find is a promo copy. It is rare to find the really big name stuff in promo form, like Beatles, Led Zeppelin etc. I have a few really cool ones like a promo-mono White Light/White Heat.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on March 02, 2016, 11:39:53 am
talk about a find
Record store owner stumbles upon 100,000 sealed records in basement (http://www.thevinylfactory.com/vinyl-factory-news/100000-sealed-records-basement-find/)

that's gotta be one big basement

Spanning the classics from Prince and Bob Marley to The Ramones and Frank Zappa, the collection of 100,000 virgin discs was the entire inventory of a record store that closed its doors in 1984.
he bought the entire stock for close to $100,000.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on March 02, 2016, 11:48:55 am
saw a nice dj promo copy of lou reed "transformer" with big song timing sticker and rubber stamp from madison college radio for $20 at rtx in fairfax today.
thought about it later again, but you can't buy everything.
probably the only copy they received from rca.
how many times was that wotws played on the air?
call first before you drive over there on sunday, somebody.
wondering what else was in that box from the label.
dammit! regret! when will i ever learn?

How were the dollar bins? I sometimes find great stuff in there. That place has its ups and downs for good second hand stuff.

I'd say a good 40% of my record collection is promo copies. Pretty much any obscure band I find is a promo copy. It is rare to find the really big name stuff in promo form, like Beatles, Led Zeppelin etc. I have a few really cool ones like a promo-mono White Light/White Heat.

they had a great stretch last year but this year the cheap stuff seems to have become kind of crummy...i'm not sure why as its the same two dudes buying.. maybe i'm just not going on the right days...
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: bob72 on March 05, 2016, 08:12:35 pm
Record store day release - Green River "1984 Demos"

Looking forward to this one
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: killsaly on March 05, 2016, 08:21:02 pm
Where did you see a list of RSD 2016 releases????
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: bob72 on March 05, 2016, 08:55:39 pm
Where did you see a list of RSD 2016 releases????
the "official" list is out Tuesday? I think.

This info came by way of Greem River's FB page today
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: killsaly on March 05, 2016, 09:05:32 pm
OK, just checking.  I follow it close enough to know the official list is not out yet, but thought you might have had a more official source than the ones I already saw. 
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: sweetcell on March 17, 2016, 10:54:12 am
so vinyl isn't dead, but every time i hear those scratches, pops, flutters and wows, i wish it was...

but maybe this is a reason to keep it alive:

Exclusive: Patents Filed for ?High Definition Vinyl? Technology
http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2016/03/15/high-definition-vinyl-will-soon-become-a-reality/
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: killsaly on March 17, 2016, 11:01:33 am
https://youtu.be/Q_MQ3XQIoso

I love Traktor.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: bob72 on March 17, 2016, 10:02:59 pm
From the owner of Crooked Beat

Quote
TO THE MANY CUSTOMERS AND FRIENDS OF CROOKED BEAT RECORDS:
Some of you have inquired about the future of Crooked Beat at our current location at 2116 18th Street in DC.
It is true that last year we worked out an agreement to stay in our current location for several more years. In the interim though, there have been issues with our building that have progressively gotten worse that I will not elaborate on. I work very long hours in this space and it has come to light that some of the existing problems are affecting my health. Therefore, out of concern for my health, I recently declined to sign a long-term extension of my lease, at least and until improvements are made to the building and conditions here are brought to a more satisfactory level. Nevertheless, even with efforts to remedy the problems with this old building, the attempted repairs have not been sufficient and the issues continue to persist. As a result, I am exploring options to leave this location and move to another space in the very near future.
First and foremost, I want to say that if possible, we would love to stay here in Adams Morgan or the surrounding area. Crooked Beat has been on 18th Street since 2004 and we really do love being here. We have hundreds of loyal customers who been coming to us for many years, including a large number of people who have been patrons of Crooked Beat for well over a decade. We even have some customers who have had a routine of coming in almost every Saturday and then heading over to Amsterdam Falafel Eatery further up on 18th Street. The reason I mention this is because Crooked Beat and Amsterdam Falafel both came to 18th Street and opened here around the same time in 2004.
So, the upshot is that it is our goal to stay in this part of DC if at all possible. However, we are well aware of the higher rents in the District that are now making it very challenging and difficult for ?Mom and Pop? businesses to exist in many parts of this city. As such, we are also exploring the possibility of relocating to H Street in NE DC, or even Arlington or Alexandria in Virginia. Also, we would appreciate any input from you regarding potential landing spots for Crooked Beat so if someone knows of any available locations suitable for a record shop such as this, please feel free to e-mail me.
Thank you all for the many years of loyal patronage and
hopefully there will be many more to come!
- Bill Daly
Crooked Beat Records
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on March 17, 2016, 10:10:58 pm
I know Bill lives near me cause he's always mailing records at my local post office!

I used to go to Crooked Beat... I stopped going there many many years ago...

It would suck to work in a building that was giving you health issues if you had worked there for over a decade...
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: killsaly on March 18, 2016, 06:35:26 pm
I miss Yoshitoshi.  It was my favorite record store and closed only a year after I started going.  I imagine the rent was expensive in Georgetown.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: dyecraig on March 18, 2016, 09:50:58 pm
I miss Yoshitoshi.  It was my favorite record store and closed only a year after I started going.  I imagine the rent was expensive in Georgetown.
i forgot about that place - so cool - up some narrow stairs - japanese toys and mags and stuff, too.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: dyecraig on March 18, 2016, 09:58:37 pm
From the owner of Crooked Beat

crap - bill is one of the nicest guys in the biz - i worked in a toxic building for many years - took me 2 years to feel alright.  cd cellar's old space in clarendon is too pricy. other spots in arlington sound promising.  some amazing spots in old town warrenton, but who's gonna come out there?  erm, me.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Yada on March 19, 2016, 08:11:13 am
From the owner of Crooked Beat

crap - bill is one of the nicest guys in the biz - i worked in a toxic building for many years - took me 2 years to feel alright.  cd cellar's old space in clarendon is too pricy. other spots in arlington sound promising.  some amazing spots in old town warrenton, but who's gonna come out there?  erm, me.

Joe's in silver spring is/was the best record store in the area imo.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: excontradiction on March 19, 2016, 09:40:13 am
Any word on when Joe's opens their new location? I hope they survive there....it's an odd choice.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: StoneTheCrow on March 19, 2016, 08:32:16 pm
Last time I went by they were hoping for this weekend. But who knows.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: dyecraig on April 03, 2016, 11:41:28 am
not really feeling the new cd cellar. lacks vibe.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on April 03, 2016, 12:45:54 pm
not really feeling the new cd cellar. lacks vibe.

you know.. you're right...not sure why it has no vibe.... its just a boring rectangle.. i don't know about the people who work there being positioned above you...

I also haven't been scoring much cool lately..

They seem to be doing well business wise though...

I traded in a bunch of records and was unhappy with what they gave me.. so that kind of soured me a bit too....probably my fault for accepting what they offered but I'm not a haggler...and once I schlepped the records over I wasn't going to take them back..

I miss the Arlington store....

Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on April 03, 2016, 05:05:02 pm
kind of rings true...

http://www.laweekly.com/music/henry-rollins-im-a-collector-not-a-hoarder-6772891


whenever i get rid of records i come to regret it....
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: dyecraig on April 03, 2016, 07:23:23 pm
not really feeling the new cd cellar. lacks vibe.

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nmXA3paMdkg/VwGVzk3wAMI/AAAAAAAAd6w/BkXwqQv4wy8nDNqQnkIAWg5_3rqVuJaUQ/s320/20160403_173815.jpg)

but that did not stop me from picking up a few things.
i did feel like a small child sheepishly hoisting my selections up to the guy at the counter.
the great jack sheldon on trumpet on the curtis counce (ojc reissue, but still cool).
woody shaw deeply missed.
grant hart comes with a dvd doc (from $30 (?) to $3, can't lose)
not iggy's finest, but no such thing as boring iggy.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on April 03, 2016, 07:38:44 pm
dude.. we have similar tastes for sure...oh i had that grant hart one in my hand but put it down....i also eyed the curtis counce.. such a great album cover...i guess i am holding out for the original but i've been holding out for over 10 years now...i almost bought that iggy cd for the extra tracks...

they have to change the layout or do something... i feel like i'm being observed from an observation tower or something while i'm in there...
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Justin Tonation on April 03, 2016, 10:30:54 pm
I came up with the following a couple of years ago:

The Four Levels of Record Collecting

Level 1: The Backgrounder
Likes music enough to play it occasionally, usually at a low volume. Has a small collection (<100) of chart-toppers and compilations.

Level 2: The Fan
Plays music often, sometimes at moderate volume. Has a penchant for particular artists, especially ones that they have been a fan of for many years. Collects many of the releases of those artists plus other hits and deep catalog titles. Typical collection size of 100 to 500 releases.

Level 3: The Listener
Wide breadth of music interest and knowledge. Plays music often. Collects recordings of many genres and eras. To some degree, may be a completist collector of particular artists and/or labels. Collections are usually well organized  and contain over 500 releases. Many such collections number well into the thousands.

Level 4: The Hoarder
Extremely large collection sizes, often well over 10,000 items, many of which may be duplicates. Collections may be well organized but these collectors are sometimes overwhelmed by the shear number of items. Items may be stored in more than one room; some may be stored in off-site storage. In the most extreme cases, items may be stored in unusual places, such as in ovens. Items may be accumulated indiscriminately with the idea that they will eventually listen to them or that they may someday be valuable.


This is pretty much a draft with no actual publication intended, just sharing here. What would you change about it?
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: dyecraig on April 06, 2016, 07:47:05 pm
^ pretty spot-on.
i've a ways to go before i need to start being concerned, at least that's what i tell myself.
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-697a78imQFY/VwWbR7OMDQI/AAAAAAAAd74/fkX9MPgDTYI0L4jYtC6uLLIVBMNeg-f3w/s1600/20160406_191712-1.jpg)
a deutsche grammophon mini-hoard that i'll get around to alphabetizing this weekend...
i've accumulated most of this in just the past few months for pretty much next to nothing.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Yada on April 14, 2016, 11:24:14 am
this is a bummer.

https://www.gofundme.com/gmz3ax58

Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: dyecraig on April 15, 2016, 07:50:48 pm
epic score pt. 1
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-v5hZ5pCUP1c/Vw-S7M16IBI/AAAAAAAAd-g/8kamAPUwd5ME-zMtxiHjw2i_961lf1A-wCLcB/s320/20160413_172458.jpg)(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nh2N-XyjpeI/Vw-TB9ts0jI/AAAAAAAAd-k/OEL6rUCuQa88eZLgzhrW090l2f5jsTAQgCKgB/s320/2016-04-14%2B07.28.53.jpg)(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-j3baw-mgRRQ/VxF57b75XqI/AAAAAAAAd_I/y1SjFqdSnG4_JHzB6bIguzp5fh__NHWSACLcB/s320/20160415_192359.jpg)(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-42COO6QPgcU/VxF6DR7lWpI/AAAAAAAAd_M/Kb9NhcJ8lv4_1XDQt0srCmqScT_VHRJjgCKgB/s320/20160415_192054.jpg)(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-E57x55rhjyM/VxF52fJ_zqI/AAAAAAAAd_E/geGoGcB6XAkIZhj-Chmvsc_Z99f4n3wNgCKgB/s320/20160415_192524.jpg)(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uOIdE3jzJFM/VxF5wp2HKXI/AAAAAAAAd_A/X-x-yGpRBioXGPboI6VSHpfY5_qULQqaACKgB/s320/20160415_192724.jpg)(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-97kxYEgtr-w/VxF6FuF7rOI/AAAAAAAAd_Q/_doNtsQrhlQU4-91qU3SsUCK-DrYujUPQCKgB/s320/20160414_200750.jpg)
higher res: http://dyepics.blogspot.com/2016/04/epic-score-pt-1-thanks-kathy.html (http://dyepics.blogspot.com/2016/04/epic-score-pt-1-thanks-kathy.html)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on April 16, 2016, 10:34:19 pm
holy mother of beezus...
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: killsaly on April 16, 2016, 11:45:24 pm
Damn...
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Unsanity on April 17, 2016, 03:05:26 am
cool stuff...but how much was it all?
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: dyecraig on April 17, 2016, 04:29:49 pm
epic score pt. 2
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ldgu4Bh4d8o/VxPvaIYyerI/AAAAAAAAeAk/kLEvFUOK2k8_QLHXxadhZNN5X6oNuNDhwCKgB/s320/IMG_5521.JPG)(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-oWTkh96RI1w/VxPvZcDxcII/AAAAAAAAeAg/eon8Vtni794aBCmTeo8OUj6gKPlLPg8LgCKgB/s320/IMG_5519.JPG)(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9wOuWAcWNNQ/VxPvYmd8dOI/AAAAAAAAeAc/Vj-wVd_T-P0i6TwcLRgUXPKBRc78dUFeACKgB/s320/IMG_5513.JPG)(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jQHZytV78EI/VxPvYb97yDI/AAAAAAAAeAU/uFcNGOnv-ZYpS-BNhIwxtX6fhuO2xZsuQCKgB/s320/IMG_5516.JPG)(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HWw0qU3P8Zc/VxPvYm-rMRI/AAAAAAAAeAY/6U5-m7ky4EwVC0ocwJeAm1_sUEnjN3M1wCKgB/s320/IMG_5517.JPG)
hi res: http://dyepics.blogspot.com/2016/04/singles-going-steady-epic-score-pt-2.html (http://dyepics.blogspot.com/2016/04/singles-going-steady-epic-score-pt-2.html)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: kosmo vinyl on April 17, 2016, 05:10:47 pm
i dig getting my mitts on a couple of those two tone records.. i'm all about the 7" these days..
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: killsaly on April 17, 2016, 05:36:26 pm
This reminds me, I need to score a copy of Mesh and Lace or another 4AD Modern English LP, to get signed at their upcoming show...

If any of you crate diggers happen upon one, hook me up! 
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on April 19, 2016, 10:39:37 am
I demand an explanation for the unholy alliance of 2016 score, dyecraig!

Did Henry Rollins sell off his triplicates??
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on April 19, 2016, 12:45:10 pm
(http://i1.cmail20.com/ei/r/50/2E2/B22/075022/csfinal/RAD_HEARTBREAKER_REISSUE_LP_800X800_1024x1024.png)


HEARTBREAKER DELUXE REISSUE


Ryan's debut album will be re-released on May 6th on 180gm 4LP/DVD and 2CD/DVD Deluxe Editions. Remastered from the original tapes, the album will come in a deluxe box set that features the 15 song album plus 20 demos and unreleased outtakes. The DVD will include never before seen footage of a complete solo acoustic show at the Mercury Lounge in New York City in October 2000.

 All preorders include instant download of ?Locked Away,? a previously unreleased outtake from the original album session
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: dyecraig on April 19, 2016, 01:21:44 pm
I demand an explanation for the unholy alliance of 2016 score, dyecraig!

Did Henry Rollins sell off his triplicates??
a nice lady that runs auctions out here has a barn in the back and lets me know when she has a stash.
believe me, i was losing my mind looking through this stuff.
some of the covers were pretty filthy, but the vinyl was clean.
she did not have a story about the records, but definitely someone from the u.k. or europe with amazing taste/luck.
basically just let me cherry pick it and gave her a benjamin for the time, effort and dirt.
wifey told me i'm done now.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on April 19, 2016, 01:25:51 pm
I demand an explanation for the unholy alliance of 2016 score, dyecraig!

Did Henry Rollins sell off his triplicates??
a nice lady that runs auctions out here has a barn in the back and lets me know when she has a stash.
believe me, i was losing my mind looking through this stuff.
some of the covers were pretty filthy, but the vinyl was clean.
she did not have a story about the records, but definitely someone from the u.k. or europe with amazing taste/luck.
basically just let me cherry pick it and gave her a benjamin for the time, effort and dirt.
wifey told me i'm done now.

wow.. that is one of the best scores i have ever heard of.. congrats! now i am green with envy! but hope springs eternal...
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on April 19, 2016, 01:41:44 pm
seriously...$100 for all that is a steal
would have easily set you back $1000 to buy all that
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: bob72 on May 06, 2016, 10:03:46 am
I have never heard of liquid filled vinyl. It's quite amusing. (http://sploid.gizmodo.com/liquid-filled-vinyl-records-exist-and-some-of-them-are-1774756405)But then again, I'm not a music nerd.


(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--Rjr4UPF5--/pg0ck1nzfuamssvhyi83.gif)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on May 06, 2016, 11:30:32 am
very interesting...did you read this in that article...
One of the rarest is probably the Flaming Lips? Heddy Fwends blood vinyl, which was limited to 10 copies which originally sold for $2,500 each. The interior of each record contains actual blood from the artists who worked on it (Erykah Badu, Ke$ha, and Chris Martin among them). That?s absolutely disgusting! But also really cool?literally. Y?know, because you have to keep it refrigerated. Because of the blood. Let?s just stew on that for while and then never speak of it again.
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Post by: hutch on May 06, 2016, 11:48:38 am
fetishism gone amuck...
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Post by: bob72 on May 06, 2016, 12:15:53 pm
very interesting...did you read this in that article...
The interior of each record contains actual blood from the artists who worked on it (Erykah Badu, Ke$ha, and Chris Martin among them).i]
the cloning possibilities with that one
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Post by: dyecraig on May 08, 2016, 09:28:06 am
bird songs booklet w/flexi-discs from 1964
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UEVltu8dElE/Vy89hM5hwtI/AAAAAAAAeFE/7760-tpJ5ZAaLRTT1A7UheqX46bPMmBAgCLcB/s320/IMG_5584.JPG)(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-x-hpuvp6ttE/Vy89d8rViyI/AAAAAAAAeE4/4zt0eePApQY3FRG1C7ObfdEDcSJz7750ACLcB/s320/IMG_5585.JPG)(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-G9dAUm3ABkQ/Vy89g-3gCrI/AAAAAAAAeFA/pMTrGtMozK8Um8miHuxQRgynEOHuxjQwQCLcB/s320/IMG_5589.JPG)
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Post by: hutch on May 08, 2016, 10:16:27 am
i draw the line at bird songs....
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Post by: dyecraig on May 08, 2016, 09:20:28 pm
i draw the line at bird songs....
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ElUatgqzDhs/Vy_k9sN7dOI/AAAAAAAAeGg/PNMpab_QW7sJ8Z9VptBX3AQiTnOBaiAOQCLcB/s1600/IMG_5606.JPG)
well then i guess we just can't be friends...
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Post by: hutch on May 10, 2016, 08:27:57 am
well I have a cd full of crow bird songs... maybe we can still be friends.


hey just a heads up deep discount has a 15% off coupon code FLOWER15   free shipping on orders over 25$

anyways it lasts til tomorrow... picked up some nice lps and with the discount and already low prices and cheap shipping and no tax its a good deal
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Post by: bob72 on May 10, 2016, 09:03:29 am
I like this bird song https://youtu.be/aya0R2DtpQc

rave on!
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Post by: K8teebug on May 10, 2016, 01:03:49 pm
I have a whole cd of frogs  :)
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Post by: dyecraig on May 15, 2016, 09:04:39 am
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-M3JkQNMyJfE/VzhQmc62xII/AAAAAAAAeG4/hwCwwYCCWxsq4Uo6uo3WfiJyoA_bUvbtgCLcB/s320/20160514_083914.jpg)(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2Rr3f851tbk/VzhQkvAObCI/AAAAAAAAeG0/uSzRs_DWwkYy1gGyNnFpQatoK0VLngMiQCKgB/s320/20160514_165400.jpg)
so i go to this yard sale and ask the lady if she has any records and she tells me she had about 1000 but she left them in l.a. where she worked for warner brothers records international division.
then her husband comes out and says this is the only record we have and it's a framed platinum record for van halen ll that was presented to her.
she was instrumental in getting the band signed to w.b. and this was a thank you.
husband was a bit player/character actor in hollywood and did a t.v. movie with valerie bertanelli and spent a day hanging with eddie while valerie was filming.
later that day found a copy of v.h. ll for a buck and drove back to asked her to sign it.
couldn't be friendlier and said diamond dave was just a nice jewish boy.
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Post by: hutch on June 03, 2016, 08:58:36 am
I want this...I want a lot of things....

https://store.udiscovermusic.com/*/*/Live-76/57NV0000000
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Post by: hutch on June 14, 2016, 08:49:05 am
latest on joes reopening

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/music/blog/20782440/joes-record-paradise-to-reopen-soon
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Post by: StoneTheCrow on June 14, 2016, 01:54:33 pm
What a mess. They've been closed nearly the entire year.

I'm a little surprised they've been able to raise even that much money.
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Post by: killsaly on June 18, 2016, 03:11:22 pm
I'm planning on going to the grand opening of Baby's on Fire today in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore.  I'm not sure what to expect outside of they sell records and coffee.
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Post by: hutch on June 18, 2016, 03:22:27 pm
man I wish I lived in Baltimore.. its been a while since we got a new record store in DC
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Post by: killsaly on June 18, 2016, 06:04:07 pm
I will let you know how it is.  From the pictures I saw, it seemed a bit small, and more cafe than record store.  I am excited to check it out.  I have a few friends who will be working there.
https://www.facebook.com/babysonfirecafe/

http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/dining/baltimore-diner-blog/bal-baby-s-on-fire-new-mount-vernon-cafe-opening-this-week-20160606-story.html
Quote
The BYOB is housed in a historic carriage house, where the owners will sell new, used and collectible vinyls alongside food and drinks.
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Post by: dyecraig on June 18, 2016, 07:07:11 pm
I'm planning on going to the grand opening of Baby's on Fire today in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore.  I'm not sure what to expect outside of they sell records and coffee.
great name, great song.
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Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on June 19, 2016, 11:46:27 pm
I'm planning on going to the grand opening of Baby's on Fire today in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore.  I'm not sure what to expect outside of they sell records and coffee.
great name, great song.
Here Come the Warm Jets is soo good
After seeing Velvet Goldmine I binged on that album
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Post by: evilizac on June 20, 2016, 07:53:36 am
Don't know if this was posted (didn't see anything in a search), but Bump n' Grind in Silver Spring is pretty quaint. . . Went to a nice little open mic (done in the spirit of P&P's Modern Times Open Mic).
Don't know how long it could possibly last. The parking situation is a little rough, but the atmosphere is nice.  http://bumpngrind.co/ (http://bumpngrind.co/)
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Post by: bob72 on June 20, 2016, 12:45:39 pm
I buy records, I don't "collect vinyl." I'm not usually one for demos and rarities. I also resigned myself to the fact that I would probably never own a Margot record because they are somewhat rare and fairly pricey. I broke my rules for this one cause it was a good deal. I don't think maybe the seller knew the demand for it?

(http://i65.tinypic.com/20kpxea.jpg)
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Post by: killsaly on June 20, 2016, 01:00:34 pm
Here is a picture of Baby's on Fire (view from the corner next to the entrance).  The two walls that are not pictured are lined with tables.  Their selection was not huge, but they did have a few gems (used and new).
(https://instagram.fphl2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/t51.2885-15/e35/13391301_1735108166757643_1574963662_n.jpg)
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Post by: dyecraig on June 26, 2016, 08:53:50 pm
so when it comes to original pressings of early stones or dylan lps, what is more desirable - mono or stereo?
maybe i mean "valuable".
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Post by: hutch on June 27, 2016, 07:06:52 am
so when it comes to original pressings of early stones or dylan lps, what is more desirable - mono or stereo?
maybe i mean "valuable".


well they were recorded with mono in mind so I think mono.... also in the case of columbia the covers for the mono are really the definitive ones... the first dylan album in stereo is a bit weird as there are the guitar, voice and harmonica.... and i think the voice is on one side and the guitar on the other...

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Post by: dyecraig on June 27, 2016, 07:28:02 am
so when it comes to original pressings of early stones or dylan lps, what is more desirable - mono or stereo?
maybe i mean "valuable".


well they were recorded with mono in mind so I think mono.... also in the case of columbia the covers for the mono are really the definitive ones... the first dylan album in stereo is a bit weird as there are the guitar, voice and harmonica.... and i think the voice is on one side and the guitar on the other...


so i guess phil spector was right about one thing.
the mono thing, that is.
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Post by: hutch on June 27, 2016, 07:43:40 am
yes!

and for the stones i don't believe there are original stereo mixes for most of the first few albums....that is how unimportant stereo was......the "stereo" mix is just "electronically reprocessed" mono...
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Post by: dyecraig on July 01, 2016, 09:19:36 am
minuteman minimall - culpeper
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TkcmThYV-zg/V3S8xkdPNRI/AAAAAAAAeVg/C6SD5am4BVE_9nZfTY6rwdKpmqfL-XBzQCLcB/s320/20160629_111547.jpg)(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-t3KQSIpx9zg/V3WRBuxJWpI/AAAAAAAAeV8/NYEA7hzMhCcmIrfFQAe4y5sccrilAIk1ACLcB/s320/20160630_173449.jpg)(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3JmXtjkf174/V3S803IiAhI/AAAAAAAAeVo/JTwn9SrDfO0e8KtbCSHDh37oDctG3ThSACLcB/s320/20160629_113945.jpg)
left that last one behind for you all.
was hoping this was the place...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ3oHpup-pk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ3oHpup-pk)
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Post by: hutch on July 01, 2016, 12:15:52 pm
quinteto violado.. nice
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Post by: dyecraig on July 01, 2016, 12:42:30 pm
quinteto violado.. nice
it is.
new to me.
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Post by: dyecraig on July 08, 2016, 09:42:54 pm
if you order some vinyl from amazon, try to request an alternative delivery method to lasership.
they left a copy of beta band "championship versions" on my stoop in the blazing sun at 3:00 that i rescued by 3:20.
miraculously not warped, but i phoned customer service, which was an episode as anticipated.
now they have "special shade accommodations" just for me, when they deliver to my address.
yeah, right.
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Post by: hutch on July 08, 2016, 10:25:15 pm
if you order some vinyl from amazon, try to request an alternative delivery method to lasership.
they left a copy of beta band "championship versions" on my stoop in the blazing sun at 3:00 that i rescued by 3:20.
miraculously not warped, but i phoned customer service, which was an episode as anticipated.
now they have "special shade accommodations" just for me, when they deliver to my address.
yeah, right.

yeah I'm kinda paranoid about buying records in the summer for this very reason...

thanks for the 45s.. I was perusing them with interest.. some really cool stuff man!

i just got back from the 930 club.. i lost my phone there but they found it so i went to pick it up.. miracle..
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Post by: dyecraig on July 08, 2016, 10:41:12 pm
if you order some vinyl from amazon, try to request an alternative delivery method to lasership.
they left a copy of beta band "championship versions" on my stoop in the blazing sun at 3:00 that i rescued by 3:20.
miraculously not warped, but i phoned customer service, which was an episode as anticipated.
now they have "special shade accommodations" just for me, when they deliver to my address.
yeah, right.

yeah I'm kinda paranoid about buying records in the summer for this very reason...

thanks for the 45s.. I was perusing them with interest.. some really cool stuff man!

i just got back from the 930 club.. i lost my phone there but they found it so i went to pick it up.. miracle..
miracle indeed.
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Post by: Justin Tonation on July 09, 2016, 01:38:17 pm
if you order some vinyl from amazon, try to request an alternative delivery method to lasership.
they left a copy of beta band "championship versions" on my stoop in the blazing sun at 3:00 that i rescued by 3:20.
miraculously not warped, but i phoned customer service, which was an episode as anticipated.
now they have "special shade accommodations" just for me, when they deliver to my address.
yeah, right.

Try Amazon Locker (https://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=6442600011)
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Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on July 13, 2016, 04:22:33 pm
another use for your turntable...hacking Pokémon go
(http://cdn.iflscience.com/images/b185ad6c-aee7-512f-a4ba-6cb45e5cdab8/extra_large-1468427384-cover-image.PNG)
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Post by: hutch on July 14, 2016, 08:36:53 am
I don't get it.
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Post by: bob72 on July 14, 2016, 08:53:39 am
when someone say's "it just sounds better on vinyl," this is why...


(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/8d/fb/b8/8dfbb8b0eb5411aaf785541025ca10f6.jpg)
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Post by: bearman🐻 on July 16, 2016, 07:21:20 pm
For any Pylon fans, good gawd this is great:
https://www.chunklet.com/product/pylon-live-deluxe-package-preorder/
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Post by: hutch on July 16, 2016, 07:49:23 pm
the upcoming teenage fanclub is available for pre-order...

signed vinyl available if you order from UK... if you order from US its unclear


gosh I really hope they play a show in DC or even Philly.. they are a band I have never seen but have enjoyed a lot... songs from northern britain is stellar.
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Post by: hutch on July 17, 2016, 07:51:47 pm
Hole's Live Through This finally getting a reissue! I didn't buy it back in the day and balked at the high price on Ebay the past decade... but I'll be getting the reissue for sure...

they are reissuing everything....I have quite a few I need to pick up..
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Post by: hutch on July 17, 2016, 08:01:59 pm
man sad to be Eric Erlandson... hawking your Hole stuff.. he's even selling Prince records... ugh... guess everybody needs the money.. one of the shirts is advertised for $1000 "as Kurt Cobain wore".. .ughh

I wish Hole would get back together with Eric and Patty and tour.. I'd check that out..

http://www.ebay.com/sch/moonspine/m.html?_trksid=p3692
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Post by: bob72 on July 17, 2016, 10:59:03 pm
I've always loved Hole, think Courtney is a great entertainer but she is by far one of the most despicable human beings. I've always been conflicted over this.
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Post by: hutch on July 17, 2016, 11:27:30 pm
I've always loved Hole, think Courtney is a great entertainer but she is by far one of the most despicable human beings. I've always been conflicted over this.


yes yes.. lots of hate..

I don't find her to be "one of the most despicable human beings".. and I'm not conflicted..

honestly, she's made mistakes but I'm not sure what she's done that is so terrible..... parading her daughter at the 1994 or 1995 show at then WUST was pretty bad... but "despicable"? no.. i wouldn't say that... the whole "she killed Kurt Cobain" is a really sad thing.. honestly, I just think whenever you get a strong woman like Yoko or even Hillary people just seem to pour on the hate...

I mean yeah she shouldn't have had so much plastic surgery.. but despicable? no....

by the way I assume everyone knows she's in the picture on the back of one of the early Grateful Dead records!

she's definitely an attention seeking whore... but despicable? no i don't see it..

did she rip off the baby doll look from kat bjeilland ....yeah probably.. but despicable? no i don't see it..

I guess I'm just forgetting all the really bad things Courtney did.... I guess she could have helped her image by not releasing the album one week after Kurt blew his brains out... but one week is not a long time to pull back.. I think her releasing the album and being everywhere after it came out.. touring... all the press about her and Evan Dando and whatever.. right after Kurt died.. well it rubbed people the wrong way.. I think a lot of the hate for her stems from that...

I was a huge Hole fan about 1994... everything she's done since then- with a few exceptions- has done nothing for me.. my personal theory was always that much like Bon Scott must have had a hand in Back in Black Kurt Cobain must have had a hand in Live Through This... we know Courtney was/is very driven when it comes to fame.. its not hard to imagine her wheedling a few songs out of Kurt...but the performances are hers and they are great... and its just a "theory" and does not seem to be substantiated by any actual facts... there were a lot of people involved in the recording, many with whom Courtney probably has had falling outs, many who would have reasons to grind an ax and say Kurt wrote it but nothing like that has happened.. everyone pretty much says it was Courtney and Eric who wrote it...

I guess she fought with her daughter... but they did make up... so despicable? no... don't see it...

she had a cat fight with Dave Grohl I guess... over media.. seemed like she said some really nasty stuff... bad...

Did she have a hand in publishing Kurt's diaries? if so I guess that was a bad thing to do...

I would say I'm having a tough time finding reasons to call her "despicable".. unsavory, yes....

I'm just sad she's frittered away her life!
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Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on July 19, 2016, 09:51:29 am
(http://images.bigcartel.com/product_images/172347223/RR78.jpg?auto=format&fit=max&h=1000&w=1000)
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Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on July 19, 2016, 12:55:36 pm
Hutch this one is for you

(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13690861_10157023338160276_7645470953334082018_n.jpg?oh=05df37cffbcda0bf6bd14a7c9d55d469&oe=5826E1E4)


Record Store Day..
An autographed test pressing of the latest Bob Dylan record? Pretty sure we don't have to tell you how special this contest is.
http://bit.ly/OMGDYLANCONTEST
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Post by: hutch on July 19, 2016, 01:02:58 pm
<salivating>

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Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on July 19, 2016, 03:29:49 pm
this is tempting

(http://i1.wp.com/www.thethermals.com/wp-content/uploads/TBTBTM10vinyl.jpg?fit=500%2C679)
NEW! 2016 marks the TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY of our most critically acclaimed album! To celebrate, Sub Pop has repressed it onto Limited Edition Splattered Blood colored vinyl
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Post by: hutch on July 19, 2016, 03:55:52 pm
You got a turntable again?
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Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on July 19, 2016, 04:11:57 pm
I do...but considering an upgrade as it's in bad shape
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Post by: hutch on July 19, 2016, 04:40:37 pm
I do...but considering an upgrade as it's in bad shape


I think one of your old ones is downstairs gathering dust.. not sure how well it works..at some point I switched from that one to the other one you gave me.... but you could have it back if you want it
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Post by: bob72 on July 20, 2016, 11:16:59 am
For the GBV fans not opposed to reissues

https://www.newburycomics.com/products/guided_by_voices-under_the_bushes_under_the_stars_exclusive_2_lp?utm_source=VinylNewsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=7-20-16_GBV&utm_content=Btn&variant=24505977030

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Post by: hutch on July 20, 2016, 11:28:33 am
yeah I saw that.. looks nice!
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Post by: hutch on July 20, 2016, 05:56:25 pm
well sidehatch if you're shopping for a new turntable this could be it!

http://schmilco.kungfustore.com/all-products/wilco-turntable-wil815.html#prev
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Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on July 20, 2016, 05:59:13 pm
^ cool...but don't have $500 to drop

this is what I was looking at...ya know as it has to be a display piece too if it's going to be in the family room
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0339/2397/products/White_uTurn9553_Acrylic_Grado_no_Arm_1_F_1024x1024.jpg?v=1431354498)
That will set me back about $300
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Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on July 22, 2016, 11:46:04 am
MMJ - Z (http://vinylmeplease.com/record-of-the-month/?utm_source=hivewyre&utm_medium=display&utm_content=MMJ&utm_campaign=Aug_ds)
(http://vinylmeplease.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/mmj-z.png)
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Post by: Yada on July 27, 2016, 05:10:56 pm
big old meh.

It is official! Crooked Beat has a NEW LOCATION!! We will be in North Alexandria at 802 NORTH FAIRFAX STREET. It is 2 blocks from the waterfront and not too far from the Braddock Station Metro (Blue/Yellow Line). It is also only a few traffic lights from DC via GW Parkway.
We hope to be reopened by the end of August. Stay Tuned!!
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Post by: vansmack on July 27, 2016, 05:18:39 pm
One step away from the annals of history.
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Post by: hutch on July 27, 2016, 07:14:28 pm
big old meh.

It is official! Crooked Beat has a NEW LOCATION!! We will be in North Alexandria at 802 NORTH FAIRFAX STREET. It is 2 blocks from the waterfront and not too far from the Braddock Station Metro (Blue/Yellow Line). It is also only a few traffic lights from DC via GW Parkway.
We hope to be reopened by the end of August. Stay Tuned!!

incredibly overpriced for used scratched up vinyl .........not sure what other people bought/buy there...

the three record stores I like for used vinyl in the DC area- in no particular order- are

SOM Records
Record Exchange
CD Cellar

I have to be honest that I don't think Crooked Beat will make it out there.. anyways it doesn't really matter as the owner sells the good stuff online....I see him at the post office often mailing a bunch of record mailers. same as that other store on U St (Joint Custody)... Joint Custody in particular lists THOUSANDS of records online..they sell the not so hot stuff at the store

Record stores i like don't do that...I mean its one thing if you have a $2000 record... I can see listing it on Ebay... but if your'e listing a lot of your records online/ and in particular most if not all of the good stuff .. then I don't see the point of shopping there.....I can go online!
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Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on July 28, 2016, 07:06:43 am
that is a pretty bad location, might as well be in Herndon :)
weird little hidden strip mall more than a few blocks from any other shopping
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Post by: StoneTheCrow on July 28, 2016, 08:00:05 am
Well, that blows.  I'll never make it out there.

I guess Joe's will never open at this point?
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Post by: Yada on July 28, 2016, 08:36:10 am
Well, that blows.  I'll never make it out there.

I guess Joe's will never open at this point?

I keep seeing "next month." However, he seems to post that every single month. I think it's getting closer though.
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Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on August 03, 2016, 01:11:03 pm
good listing/review of the current DC record stores (http://brightestyoungthings.com/articles/the-d-c-record-store-walking-tour)
they mention that Joe's is still in limbo
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Post by: bob72 on August 03, 2016, 02:27:57 pm
good listing/review of the current DC record stores (http://brightestyoungthings.com/articles/the-d-c-record-store-walking-tour)
they mention that Joe's is still in limbo
good read

I've never been to Hill and Dale, but based on that photo and quote, I don't think they could possibly come off more pompous. Must be a store for the "audiophile"
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: killsaly on August 10, 2016, 06:06:45 pm
http://www.factmag.com/2016/08/10/vinyl-buyers-lonely-introverts/
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on August 11, 2016, 10:16:49 am
http://www.factmag.com/2016/08/10/vinyl-buyers-lonely-introverts/
I will say I didn't need an article to tell me that, most people in record stores come in single.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on August 14, 2016, 08:48:07 pm
I was in Frederick MD earlier today... saw three record stores within a couple of blocks of each other... I only managed to go into one cause I had my kids with me..still managed to pick up 20 records.. I'm a maniac.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Yada on August 29, 2016, 12:46:58 pm
Joe's opens tomorrow.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: StoneTheCrow on August 30, 2016, 08:48:42 pm
About time!  Can't wait to hit them up at lunch time and come out empty-handed.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Yada on September 07, 2016, 03:36:26 pm
cc: hutch


Joseph R. Paradise
Just now ·

Just priced down a stack of Reggae and a stack of Hip-Hop from the rare section. It's all out on the floor.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on September 07, 2016, 03:58:50 pm
cc: hutch


Joseph R. Paradise
Just now ·

Just priced down a stack of Reggae and a stack of Hip-Hop from the rare section. It's all out on the floor.

well I may go check it out soon.. you know i can't get enough vinyl
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: bob72 on September 21, 2016, 12:07:37 pm
SUB POP TO RELEASE TAD CLASSICS ?GOD?S BALLS,? ?SALT LICK,? AND ?8-WAY SANTA? DELUXE EDITIONS (FINALLY) ON NOVEMBER 4TH (https://www.subpop.com/news/2016/09/21/sub_pop_to_release_tad_classics_gods_balls_salt_lick_and_8_way_santa_deluxe_editions_finally_on_november_4th)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on September 21, 2016, 05:37:12 pm
Joe's record paradise reopening party info:

Details
We are having our Grand Reopening on Saturday the 24th and everyone is welcome. There will be Food from Anabel's food truck at an almost free cost(subsidized by Joe's) and 7 Locks Brewery from Rockville will have a table with some tasty treats and also some coffee from the local spot Bump n' Grind. Along with that there will be several free raffles with prizes from the 9:30 Club, the Fillmore Silver Spring and from Joe's itself(swag including pint glasses which are back, stickers, chip clips, CD books, gift certificates, etc).

All to the sounds of DJs Damu The Fudgemunk and maybe even myself(Johnson).

We hope to see you there!
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: dyecraig on September 24, 2016, 10:42:39 pm
please enlighten me - what's the diff between o.p. and o.g. and what does o.g. stand for?
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on September 25, 2016, 12:44:23 pm
sad to miss the record fair.. lately it seems i miss it every time...


kids...
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Justin Tonation on December 08, 2016, 09:33:01 pm
There's an article in December's Hi-Fi News and Record Review called "Vinyl: On Borrowed Time?" A few choice quotes from vinyl cutting engineer Tim Young:

"[Lathe maker] Neumann no longer makes any cutting equipment, or any spare parts. They don't do repairs. the cutter head is cooled with helium, but if you blow one by overloading the coils you have to find one of the one-man-band operations that will do you a repair job by hand and pay at least £5000 for the work."

....

"Ortofon still makes player cartridges, of course, but nothing for cutting. In fact all the original companies making cutting equipment have ceased."

....

"Really it's idiocy that with all the new interest in vinyl, the people now cutting don't get together as a consortium to encourage the manufacture of a new lathe. But it would need co-operation and this is a cut-throat business. You could describe it as the most brutal manifestation of capitalism. So co-operation hasn't happened."

....

Almost all LPs are now cut from digital files, rather than original analogue masters. Tim Young puts the digital figure at 95% or more.

....

"What really annoys me is the rubbish being written about vinyl in the online forums, especially in the US. One of the worst examples is when some Joe Schmo hooks up a turntable to a computer, looks at waveforms and says what sounds good or bad. As they say, a little learning is a dangerous thing."
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on December 08, 2016, 10:07:15 pm
yup.. i think new vinyl is often a fools errand...

but it depends.. of course underworld's new album was recorded digitally.. duh.. but the lp is not brickwalled like the cd which causes ear fatigue..
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Post by: ggw on December 08, 2016, 10:57:47 pm
^ cool...but don't have $500 to drop

this is what I was looking at...ya know as it has to be a display piece too if it's going to be in the family room
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0339/2397/products/White_uTurn9553_Acrylic_Grado_no_Arm_1_F_1024x1024.jpg?v=1431354498)
That will set me back about $300

Did you get it at Crate & Barrel?

http://www.crateandbarrel.com/orbit-plus-turntable-with-built-in-preamp/s262283
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Justin Tonation on December 24, 2016, 12:10:07 pm
(http://68.media.tumblr.com/616dc9fd56c109dee17dfaf92c61652e/tumblr_ohkk3ztlqH1ultu3qo1_400.gif)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Justin Tonation on December 29, 2016, 11:22:26 am
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15727269_10154870366769730_2481139178675251837_n.jpg?oh=3784995847398fbcb7a5fb9d6ff3b0c5&oe=58F6F4C1)

Bethesda ~1940. The look on the clerk's face  :D.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on December 29, 2016, 01:50:57 pm
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15727269_10154870366769730_2481139178675251837_n.jpg?oh=3784995847398fbcb7a5fb9d6ff3b0c5&oe=58F6F4C1)

Bethesda ~1940. The look on the clerk's face  :D.
I picture Julian wearing his mink to go record shopping

I think having that look is a part of your application for working at a record store
utter disdain for your customers
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on December 29, 2016, 01:55:36 pm
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15727269_10154870366769730_2481139178675251837_n.jpg?oh=3784995847398fbcb7a5fb9d6ff3b0c5&oe=58F6F4C1)

Bethesda ~1940. The look on the clerk's face  :D.
I picture Julian wearing his mink to go record shopping

I think having that look is a part of your application for working at a record store
utter disdain for your customers
geez
we look like a bunch of street rats and hobos compared to those people...

I think there is something deeper going on with the record clerk
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 29, 2016, 01:58:08 pm
I picture Julian wearing his mink to go record shopping
(http://i.imgur.com/VXvJu.jpg)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on January 10, 2017, 10:04:35 pm
the new Third Man Records Vault release will be Margo Price live at the Hamilton....

Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: excontradiction on January 12, 2017, 10:24:13 am
This week's episode of the Twenty Thousand Hertz podcast tells the story of how a middle-aged man rediscovers himself when he ditches digital music, and goes full on analog. 

https://www.20k.org/episodes-1/2016/11/7/cbe3wndc518zc9sf3b79qdmzhqwy0a
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on January 20, 2017, 04:54:58 pm
(https://i1.wp.com/hypebeast.com/image/2016/12/rokblok-wireless-portable-vinyl-player-0.gif?w=960)
RokBlok (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pinkdonut/rokblok-a-new-spin-on-vinyl)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: bearman🐻 on January 30, 2017, 12:14:00 pm
Here's a random question. Does anyone know how to determine how rare a mis-print is? I found an 1980's copy of "Metal Circus" by Husker Du and was surprised that side 2 is actually side 4 of "Zen Arcade". Does anyone know how rare these are? The guy who did the in-depth Husker Du discography doesn't really know much about how rare they are, plus there isn't much online either. I was just curious if anyone on here might have any ideas of where I could get a better idea. Thanks!
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on January 30, 2017, 12:24:13 pm
Here's a random question. Does anyone know how to determine how rare a mis-print is? I found an 1980's copy of "Metal Circus" by Husker Du and was surprised that side 2 is actually side 4 of "Zen Arcade". Does anyone know how rare these are? The guy who did the in-depth Husker Du discography doesn't really know much about how rare they are, plus there isn't much online either. I was just curious if anyone on here might have any ideas of where I could get a better idea. Thanks!

that kind of thing adds no value to the record I have found..

is it rare? yes... probably very rare

it could even lessen the value..
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Relaxer on January 30, 2017, 12:33:04 pm
I sold a first printing of Dead Kennedies' Fresh Fruit album on eBay for something like $85 because it had the original photo on the back (of an old time band, which sued Cherry Red for using the photo without authorization). I'd say throw it up on eBay and see if you get some weirdo collector.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on January 30, 2017, 12:45:34 pm
I sold a first printing of Dead Kennedies' Fresh Fruit album on eBay for something like $85 because it had the original photo on the back (of an old time band, which sued Cherry Red for using the photo without authorization). I'd say throw it up on eBay and see if you get some weirdo collector.

ok but that is totally different.. people pay up the nose all the time for the original original first first more original than the original pressing...

misapplied labels is just a faulty product...

but yeah.. if you want to sell it you put it up on ebay for like $49.95 and see if anybody bites on a buy it now...or if you are ambivalent about selling it then just put it up at a really high price like $149.99 and who knows.... of course you're a huge bob mould fan

the best place to get an idea might be on discogs.. just look there and see if there is any such variant listed..sometimes they have them
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Justin Tonation on January 30, 2017, 12:56:09 pm
The Last of the Mohicans: Kemp Mill Music is Closing its Doors (http://www.tmottgogo.com/kempmillclosing/)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on January 30, 2017, 01:06:22 pm
The Last of the Mohicans: Kemp Mill Music is Closing its Doors (http://www.tmottgogo.com/kempmillclosing/)

I tend to think they were Kemp Mill only in the sense that they owned the trademark... I know the guy who was still working there from when he was running the one near Farragut West... sorry to read this....I don't know how this last store was doing but it seemed to me they never really got into the vinyl game and particularly the used vinyl game which is where the money is
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: excontradiction on January 30, 2017, 01:12:58 pm
The Last of the Mohicans: Kemp Mill Music is Closing its Doors (http://www.tmottgogo.com/kempmillclosing/)

.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: bearman🐻 on January 30, 2017, 01:45:50 pm
I sold a first printing of Dead Kennedies' Fresh Fruit album on eBay for something like $85 because it had the original photo on the back (of an old time band, which sued Cherry Red for using the photo without authorization). I'd say throw it up on eBay and see if you get some weirdo collector.

ok but that is totally different.. people pay up the nose all the time for the original original first first more original than the original pressing...

misapplied labels is just a faulty product...

but yeah.. if you want to sell it you put it up on ebay for like $49.95 and see if anybody bites on a buy it now...or if you are ambivalent about selling it then just put it up at a really high price like $149.99 and who knows.... of course you're a huge bob mould fan

the best place to get an idea might be on discogs.. just look there and see if there is any such variant listed..sometimes they have them

Thanks for the thoughts. I looked at Discogs, no previous trail of any being sold. I bought it for 20 bucks and it plays great...I was just curious because I'm trying to get a sense of how rare it is. I actually reached out to Chuck Dukowksi (I doubt I'll hear from him) but I figured he'd know the story or at least someone who worked at SST who has a back story.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: bearman🐻 on February 02, 2017, 09:12:38 am
Here's a random question. Does anyone know how to determine how rare a mis-print is? I found an 1980's copy of "Metal Circus" by Husker Du and was surprised that side 2 is actually side 4 of "Zen Arcade". Does anyone know how rare these are? The guy who did the in-depth Husker Du discography doesn't really know much about how rare they are, plus there isn't much online either. I was just curious if anyone on here might have any ideas of where I could get a better idea. Thanks!

that kind of thing adds no value to the record I have found..

is it rare? yes... probably very rare

it could even lessen the value..

I heard back from Chuck Dukowski. Super cool, super nice guy. Interestingly, he says it's very rare and in mint condition could be worth up to a few hundred. He has been doing auctions and he said prices/interest for vinyl has spiked tremendously. Prices just keep going up. The moral is just buy those bargains because you never know what you'll find.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: bearman🐻 on February 02, 2017, 09:17:10 am
The other lesson....check that vinyl on discogs, look at the runout and see what inscribed in the inner groove. On both sides. I was just checking to see if I could figure out what year mine was pressed (no barcode) so I knew it was old. But when I saw the second side, it became a mystery. (I realize most of you aren't this geeky...but it's a lot of fun to realize you've found something special at a bargain.)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on February 02, 2017, 09:53:17 am
(I realize most of you aren't this geeky...but it's a lot of fun to realize you've found something special at a bargain.)
One of the high points of my life is finding a first edition, first printing of David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest with a reviewer's name misspelled on the book jacket in a Free Little Library Box. I know that's a book -- and not a book about music -- so no one will care, but trust me it's a big deal.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: bearman🐻 on February 02, 2017, 10:14:26 am
(I realize most of you aren't this geeky...but it's a lot of fun to realize you've found something special at a bargain.)
One of the high points of my life is finding a first edition, first printing of David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest with a reviewer's name misspelled on the book jacket in a Free Little Library Box. I know that's a book -- and not a book about music -- so no one will care, but trust me it's a big deal.

No, I get it. To people who appreciate these things (whether it's books, LPs, art, etc.), it's very cool.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Yada on February 17, 2017, 12:28:03 pm
exciting times.

http://liveforlivemusic.com/news/the-grateful-deads-cornell-5877-show-will-release-on-vinyl/

Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on February 17, 2017, 04:52:19 pm
(I realize most of you aren't this geeky...but it's a lot of fun to realize you've found something special at a bargain.)
One of the high points of my life is finding a first edition, first printing of David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest with a reviewer's name misspelled on the book jacket in a Free Little Library Box. I know that's a book -- and not a book about music -- so no one will care, but trust me it's a big deal.

huh? I love first edition books and i search them out when i can

Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on February 18, 2017, 10:48:56 pm
damn new vinyl prices are killing me.. i just can't do this.. $120 for Grateful Dead at Cornell..

https://www.amazon.com/Cornell-5-8-77-5LP/dp/B06W55WYFF/ref=pd_sim_15_5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=A8RDCGGYPFMPPF38ECDX
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: excontradiction on February 18, 2017, 10:49:57 pm
Just wait for the $50 FLAC version. It'll sound sooooooo much better!
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on February 18, 2017, 11:05:26 pm
Just wait for the $50 FLAC version. It'll sound sooooooo much better!


I don't do FLAC.. I will never buy this.. I like the Dead a lot but....not $120 lot...i guess some day i'll find the 3cd set for a few bucks or something...that is the likely scenario i would say
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: excontradiction on February 18, 2017, 11:09:21 pm
Isn't it on archive.org for free?
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: AnalogFossa on March 10, 2017, 06:27:59 pm
For fans of THe Numero Group's reissue work:
http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1446573-numero-factory-outlet-baltimore/

Pop-up shop tour
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on March 20, 2017, 11:02:09 pm
Special Record Store Day release.. ok game over..if man can do this man can do anything:



Peter Tosh ? Legalize It [LP] (Pot Scented Red/Yellow/Green-Striped Colored Remastered Vinyl, limited/numbered to 2500, indie-exclusive)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Justin Tonation on April 08, 2017, 07:15:34 pm
Vinyl is dead.

La La Land Soundtrack Best-Selling Vinyl of 2017 So Far (http://pitchfork.com/news/72728-la-la-land-soundtrack-best-selling-vinyl-of-2017-so-far/?mbid=social_twitter)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: dyecraig on April 09, 2017, 06:19:07 am
Vinyl is dead.

La La Land Soundtrack Best-Selling Vinyl of 2017 So Far (http://pitchfork.com/news/72728-la-la-land-soundtrack-best-selling-vinyl-of-2017-so-far/?mbid=social_twitter)
i enjoyed the film, but have no need to revisit the music.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on April 18, 2017, 10:12:45 pm
if you want an autographed copy of Kendrick Lamar's Damn you better order it from his website...

I'm not ordering one myself for the record although i guess it could be nice to have one..
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on July 21, 2017, 02:43:05 pm
Yesterday & Today: Early DC punks shopped, worked at record store (http://wtop.com/music/2017/07/yesterday-today-early-dc-punks-shopped-worked-at-record-store/slide/1/)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: StoneTheCrow on July 22, 2017, 08:18:25 am
Y&T was a big part of my early record buying days. Sent a lot more money at Joe's, though.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on July 22, 2017, 09:39:38 am
I only was getting into vinyl when Y & T closed...i did buy a great Nick Drake record there....
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on August 01, 2017, 11:13:53 pm
not vinyl...but retro
(http://bridde.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Elbow4.png)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Kemosabe on August 02, 2017, 09:19:53 am
That is pretty awesome!
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: herman otto on August 02, 2017, 09:28:20 am
I, came in here just to see what people actually talked about in this thread. That cassette player, is pretty neat, indeed. I'm waiting for, the Japanese only LaserDisc version.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on August 02, 2017, 10:14:55 am
I'm converting all my HD-DVDs to Betamax.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: excontradiction on August 02, 2017, 10:25:56 am
I have a CD compilation of every good '60s cut and another box set from the '70s.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: vansmack on September 21, 2017, 05:11:24 pm
I hate you all. 

Because of the "rebirth" of vinyl, tangible media (16%) is going to (re)surpass download purchases (19%) in the next year or so.

But don't get too excited - the impact of buying vinyl (29% of all physical media sales, up 3%) pales in comparison to the impact of streaming (68% of all music revenues) on the death of digital downloads (down 24%).

Let the high quality streaming wars begin, and prove Jay-Z right.....

Source (http://www.riaa.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/RIAA-Mid-Year-2017-News-and-Notes2.pdf) 
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: bearman🐻 on September 22, 2017, 09:12:53 am
I don't stream. I purchase downloads or still buy LPs or CDs (and rip CDs...if LPs come with a download card, all the better). I got made fun of last week for having an old iPod.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: dyecraig on September 22, 2017, 10:15:31 am
I don't stream. I purchase downloads or still buy LPs or CDs (and rip CDs...if LPs come with a download card, all the better). I got made fun of last week for having an old iPod.
ditto for me.
i'm a tactile caveman.
streaming sounds fine in other's abodes, but it's  not for me.
usb drive in the car is a great thing, however.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on September 22, 2017, 10:16:10 am
I got made fun of last week for having an old iPod.
Smackie is just going through a tough time at work; don't take it personally.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Yada on September 22, 2017, 11:51:48 am


usb drive in the car is a great thing, however.

lolwut
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: vansmack on September 22, 2017, 12:58:00 pm
I don't stream.

You will.

I purchase downloads or still buy LPs or CDs (and rip CDs...if LPs come with a download card, all the better). I got made fun of last week for having an old iPod.

The only reason to make fun of an old iPod is if it is redundant - like if you carry a cell phone that is not work prohibited.   Knowing bearman, he probably has a GI blackberry and uses the iPod for music listening.  If he has a secondary personal mobile device, well, that's grounds for being humorously told about the redundancy he has created for himself.   
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: vansmack on September 22, 2017, 01:00:25 pm


usb drive in the car is a great thing, however.

lolwut

Nothing wrong with that.  My ride's head unit has a 20gb hard drive and support for two SD cards.  This allows for FLAC versions of the best driving music Smackie can can find with no worries about storage space on my phone...
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Yada on September 22, 2017, 01:03:22 pm


usb drive in the car is a great thing, however.

lolwut

Nothing wrong with that.  My ride's head unit has a 20gb hard drive and support for two SD cards.  This allows for FLAC versions of the best driving music Smackie can can find with no worries about storage space on my phone...

You must have the ears of a badger to tell the difference between FLAC and streaming direct from your phone via bluetooth.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: vansmack on September 22, 2017, 01:30:16 pm
You must have the ears of a badger to tell the difference between FLAC and streaming direct from your phone via bluetooth.

You mean FLAC from a hard drive vs anything streaming from my phone over bluetooth, and you don't need to be a badger to tell the difference of local play vs streaming bluetooth.  The skips alone....
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Yada on September 22, 2017, 01:47:24 pm
You must have the ears of a badger to tell the difference between FLAC and streaming direct from your phone via bluetooth.

You mean FLAC from a hard drive vs anything streaming from my phone over bluetooth, and you don't need to be a badger to tell the difference of local play vs streaming bluetooth.  The skips alone....

Skips? I don't have skips when I stream from my phone through my hot rod's speakers.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Justin Tonation on September 22, 2017, 04:35:48 pm
I don't stream.

You will.

I purchase downloads or still buy LPs or CDs (and rip CDs...if LPs come with a download card, all the better). I got made fun of last week for having an old iPod.

The only reason to make fun of an old iPod is if it is redundant - like if you carry a cell phone that is not work prohibited.   Knowing bearman, he probably has a GI blackberry and uses the iPod for music listening.  If he has a secondary personal mobile device, well, that's grounds for being humorously told about the redundancy he has created for himself.   

I have an iphone but I use ipod shuffles in the gym. They're tiny and they weigh nothing; I just pin it to my shirt and press play, and I don't touch it again until I go back to the locker room. All my tunes and no distractions from a web-connected device.

Now if we could just get the kids to stop fucking texting between sets. "Hey, I need to use that machine." "I've got just one more set." EVERY FUCKING TIME!
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: ggw on November 28, 2017, 12:18:11 pm
https://wtop.com/fairfax-county/2017/11/dc-area-will-be-home-to-1-of-biggest-us-record-factories/
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: bearman🐻 on November 28, 2017, 01:32:51 pm
I don't stream.

You will.

I purchase downloads or still buy LPs or CDs (and rip CDs...if LPs come with a download card, all the better). I got made fun of last week for having an old iPod.

The only reason to make fun of an old iPod is if it is redundant - like if you carry a cell phone that is not work prohibited.   Knowing bearman, he probably has a GI blackberry and uses the iPod for music listening.  If he has a secondary personal mobile device, well, that's grounds for being humorously told about the redundancy he has created for himself.   

I pretty much only use Apple products. No blackberry for me. The reason why I don't like streaming is I think it's a waste of money because I wouldn't use it with the same frequency that others use it. I tried Spotify and Apple Music. It wasn't enough to compel me to become a regular user. I already own so much music and I've actually had artists thank me on my stance for my anti-streaming stance. I am simply the kind of music fan that is attached to the physical medium. I buy plenty of music as MP3s, but I still think that the actual owning of music is the ultimate way to show appreciation to an artist for the thought, energy, time, creativity, passion, and ultimately soul put into the final product. Maybe that's not the future, I'm OK with it.
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Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on November 28, 2017, 01:57:07 pm
Maybe that's not the future, I'm OK with it.
people got to move to the beat of their own drummer...so more power to ya
I'd imagine it's hard to be a musician in this streaming environment

but if you are in a band...tour and sell merch, that's how the money is made for small acts

I'm surprised how few acts have made it big with out lable support though.  I kinda thought we were cutting out the middleman in this new internet era and you could have access to anyband no matter the distribution

I really can't name any acts that have been able to just cut and run from the label world

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Post by: bearman🐻 on November 28, 2017, 02:35:40 pm
I really can't name any acts that have been able to just cut and run from the label world

Macklemore. That's one of the only ones I can think of.
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Post by: ggw on November 28, 2017, 02:45:38 pm
Fugazi has a couple of multi-platinum albums.
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Post by: bearman🐻 on November 28, 2017, 03:00:17 pm
Fugazi has a couple of multi-platinum albums.

Dean Wareham singles out Fugazi/Ian in his book as an anomaly...that their business model works for them, but in reality it's not that realistic for most other bands. In a recent interview Dean talks about how ultimately Luna isn't making much money on selling music, but at least through avenues like Pledgemusic they can more easily record their music and recoup expenses, so it's not that they're losing money on it. Touring is apparently where they can still find a way to keep their career afloat.
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Post by: evilizac on November 28, 2017, 03:44:31 pm
I really can't name any acts that have been able to just cut and run from the label world

Macklemore. That's one of the only ones I can think of.
Speaking exclusively in the rap realm, isn't that a big part of Chance the Rapper's shtick? Being self-released, and up until now, not selling his releases.
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Post by: excontradiction on November 28, 2017, 04:19:54 pm
Now you can buy the vinyl that NASA gave away for free to the aliens.

http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/voyager-record-nasa-sent-to-space-for-sale (http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/voyager-record-nasa-sent-to-space-for-sale)
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Post by: Justin Tonation on November 28, 2017, 07:55:56 pm
While researching the past of the College Park RTX, I came across two old Post articles of interest:

November 11, 1979, The Record Biz -- After the Crash (http://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1979/11/11/the-record-biz-after-the-crash/73b8ba60-d68d-45cb-93fd-4338617819c3/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.096f68895123)

CBS, the undisputed leader in wholesale sales in the $4.1-billion industry, cut the list price on more than 350 albums from $7.98 $5.98.

The dawn of the "Nice Price" era.

Buddy Poms, owner of Sights and Sounds Records in Gaithersburg, and many others of the more than 100 store owners in the area....

More than 100 stores?!?! :o :o :o

June 20, 1997, RECORD TIME (http://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1997/06/20/record-time/eb92a211-6a2b-4944-90c1-e7a05b84bb0c/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.205434af1b96)

Contains a long list of area stores that existed 20 years ago.


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Post by: StoneTheCrow on November 29, 2017, 06:35:05 pm
Nice.  I'd forgotten the name of Sights and Sounds.

Anyone remember the name of the record store in Wheaton Triangle (not Phantasmagoria)? I can only remember it as Backstreet Records but I'm not sure that's right.  It was a frequent stop when I used to bounce around MoCo looking for stuff.

There was a shop in downtown Bethesda, too, and I can't remember the name of that one, either.
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Post by: excontradiction on November 29, 2017, 06:45:51 pm
Joe's?
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Post by: StoneTheCrow on November 29, 2017, 06:57:49 pm
Joe's has been in 5 locations by my count but never in Wheaton Triangle.
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Post by: Justin Tonation on November 29, 2017, 07:35:41 pm
Nice.  I'd forgotten the name of Sights and Sounds.

Anyone remember the name of the record store in Wheaton Triangle (not Phantasmagoria)? I can only remember it as Backstreet Records but I'm not sure that's right.  It was a frequent stop when I used to bounce around MoCo looking for stuff.

There was a shop in downtown Bethesda, too, and I can't remember the name of that one, either.

Backstreet Records is quoted in the 1979 article.
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Post by: StoneTheCrow on November 29, 2017, 07:40:08 pm
Hadn't gotten to that article yet. Thanks!
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Post by: Justin Tonation on January 10, 2018, 02:19:24 pm
A wall of vinyl, but spine in.
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Post by: bearman🐻 on January 10, 2018, 02:53:12 pm
Yung Wu (offshoot of the Feelies) LP "Shore Leave" will get a reissue this year.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 18, 2018, 10:12:21 am
Hoping someone can assist me with a vinyl setup query. Currently I have the following setup:

Orbit Special Turntable with built-in pre-amp -> Sonos Connect:AMP -> Two Sonos Play:5 on the other side of the room.

This works well but I would like the option to listen via headphones as well. I know I can plug directly into the Play:5s but they are inconveniently placed for headphone listening and there's some lag according to everything I've read online. How do I do this? Do I go:

Turntable w/Pre-amp -> Some sort of "splitter" -> Headphone Amp
                                                                                                         -> Sonos Connect:Amp -> Play:5

or is there a Headphone Amp I can buy that has both headphone out and audio out both? Prefer not to add a receiver to the mix.
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Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on January 18, 2018, 12:27:04 pm
(https://images.monoprice.com/productlargeimages/131941.jpg)
https://www.monoprice.com/product?c_id=109&cp_id=10919&cs_id=1091903&p_id=13194&seq=1&format=2
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Post by: Yada on January 18, 2018, 12:45:20 pm
Hoping someone can assist me with a vinyl setup query. Currently I have the following setup:

Orbit Special Turntable with built-in pre-amp -> Sonos Connect:AMP -> Two Sonos Play:5 on the other side of the room.

This works well but I would like the option to listen via headphones as well. I know I can plug directly into the Play:5s but they are inconveniently placed for headphone listening and there's some lag according to everything I've read online. How do I do this? Do I go:

Turntable w/Pre-amp -> Some sort of "splitter" -> Headphone Amp
                                                                                                         -> Sonos Connect:Amp -> Play:5

or is there a Headphone Amp I can buy that has both headphone out and audio out both? Prefer not to add a receiver to the mix.

I'd suggest not listening to vinyl through sonos speakers.
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Post by: excontradiction on January 18, 2018, 12:48:24 pm
This meets your criteria.  You can also go up the line if you want to...$99 - $849

https://www.schiit.com/products/magni-3
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Post by: ggw on February 15, 2018, 04:11:29 pm
https://www.popville.com/2018/02/dc-record-fair-penn-social/
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Post by: hutch on February 18, 2018, 02:32:10 pm
Score!!!
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Post by: hutch on February 18, 2018, 03:25:35 pm
The thing that always gets me is the difference between sellers trying to take advantage of people and those simply trying to unload records...the more I go to the dc record fair  -and I been there since the first one although not all- the more I ignore the former and focus on the latter...it’s a record fair and prices should reflect that and not eBay...for example lighting can be poor...
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Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on March 09, 2018, 12:32:59 pm
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28685808_10159980112525065_2349333071039090428_n.jpg?oh=dc3227f24a096acaf0cda5a848e6117e&oe=5B007539)

Probably the most unusual record in my collection! In post WWII Russia, Stalin banned the possession of any western music. All records allowed in the country had to be of Russian composers. But there was an underground hungry for Western popular music—everything from jazz and blues to rock & roll. But smuggling vinyl was dangerous, and acquiring the scarce material to make copies of those records that did make it into the country was expensive and very risky.

An ingenuous solution to this problem began to emerge in the form of “bone music," or sometimes called "bones 'n' ribs" music, or simply Ribs.

A young 19 year-old sound engineer Ruslan Bogoslowski in Leningrad changed the game when he created a device to bootleg western albums so he could distribute them across Russia. Problem was he couldn't find material to bootleg his pressings onto, vinyl was scare as were all petroleum products after the war. Then, one day he stumbled upon a pile of discarded X-rays. It worked. At the time, Russian law mandated that all X-rays had to be destroyed after 1 year of storage because they were flammable so he dug through trash bins and paid off orderlies for x-rays and for 20 years he handmade about 1,000,000 bootlegs onto X-ray film of everything from classical to the Beach Boys, eventually spending five years imprisoned in Siberia for this rebellion.

For over 20 years, Bone Music was the only way Russian music lovers could get western music, which they played at "music and coffee parties" in their kitchens, away from the KGB ears and eyes.

So I had to find one. This is a 78 rpm recording of the Indian Song "Awaara" by Raj Kapoor on an exposed Chest X-ray. Probably around 1951. Each Rib, was handmade, and one of a kind.

Bone Music. A testament to the underground courage to subvert authority, rebellion, and the love of music. The spirit of rock n roll.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 09, 2018, 12:37:04 pm
^^ That’s really cool.
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Post by: vansmack on March 09, 2018, 02:27:14 pm
Agreed.  Would be back lit art in my house.

The other photos are amazing too:

https://imgur.com/gallery/tnIyp
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Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on March 09, 2018, 04:32:08 pm
I totally agree!
didn't know there were other photos

this one would be great for a RSD release for Ministry: A mind is a terrible thing to taste

(https://i.imgur.com/GI4nsZ9.jpg)
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Post by: Schulzenstein on March 20, 2018, 01:19:36 pm
Anyone subscribe to Vinyl Me, Please? If so, have any pros and cons to offer?
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Post by: Yada on March 20, 2018, 01:27:54 pm
Anyone subscribe to Vinyl Me, Please? If so, have any pros and cons to offer?

I nearly signed up for it a long time ago, but why not just spend that amount of money per month on an album you really want to buy vs. getting a release you're not too excited about?
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 20, 2018, 01:38:06 pm
Anyone subscribe to Vinyl Me, Please? If so, have any pros and cons to offer?

I nearly signed up for it a long time ago, but why not just spend that amount of money per month on an album you really want to buy vs. getting a release you're not too excited about?
This was exactly my thought process as well.
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Post by: Schulzenstein on March 20, 2018, 02:21:37 pm
Anyone subscribe to Vinyl Me, Please? If so, have any pros and cons to offer?

I nearly signed up for it a long time ago, but why not just spend that amount of money per month on an album you really want to buy vs. getting a release you're not too excited about?
This was exactly my thought process as well.

According to their website, you can exchange records you receive and have no interest in having with older 'Records Of The Month'. If true, this aspect surprised me and hence why I wanted to reach out to others.
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Post by: Justin Tonation on March 20, 2018, 03:50:54 pm
Anyone subscribe to Vinyl Me, Please? If so, have any pros and cons to offer?

It's the stupidest name for a business ever.
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Post by: hutch on March 20, 2018, 04:03:15 pm
Yup
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Post by: hutch on March 26, 2018, 05:48:50 pm
Based on dyecraig rec I checked out Dig record store in Leesburg and indeed it is a good visit...good stuff!! It is just a little far for me but I will be back
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Post by: dyecraig on March 26, 2018, 07:08:15 pm
Based on dyecraig rec I checked out Dig record store in Leesburg and indeed it is a good visit...good stuff!! It is just a little far for me but I will be back
cool man, everything's a little far for me though.
up in pittsburgh for a few days, a few new(er) places: get hip, vinyl remains, jerry's is still here but new owner, jerry himself is now vinyl man at his warehouse/home - that was an experience.
music to my ear is very high end audio and tons of good used vinyl.
the attic, juke, cruel noise all happening.
worth a weekend trip at least.
and everything within a 20 mile radius.
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Post by: AnalogFossa on March 27, 2018, 04:51:23 pm
Anyone subscribe to Vinyl Me, Please? If so, have any pros and cons to offer?

I nearly signed up for it a long time ago, but why not just spend that amount of money per month on an album you really want to buy vs. getting a release you're not too excited about?
This was exactly my thought process as well.


According to their website, you can exchange records you receive and have no interest in having with older 'Records Of The Month'. If true, this aspect surprised me and hence why I wanted to reach out to others.

They do! The records they choose are getting better/more diverse. I had a subscription at the beginning of 2016 as a gift but didn't have funds to keep renewing. Best ones so far were first repressing of Gorillaz- Demon Days on red vinyl, Main Source- Breaking Atoms on clear w/ color bleed out of the center, and The Books - The Lemon of Pink on starburst splatter (https://vmp-www.imgix.net/images/THEBOOKS_NEWSITE.original.png?w=1200&h=630)
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Post by: Schulzenstein on March 28, 2018, 09:10:46 am
Anyone subscribe to Vinyl Me, Please? If so, have any pros and cons to offer?

I nearly signed up for it a long time ago, but why not just spend that amount of money per month on an album you really want to buy vs. getting a release you're not too excited about?
This was exactly my thought process as well.


According to their website, you can exchange records you receive and have no interest in having with older 'Records Of The Month'. If true, this aspect surprised me and hence why I wanted to reach out to others.

They do! The records they choose are getting better/more diverse. I had a subscription at the beginning of 2016 as a gift but didn't have funds to keep renewing. Best ones so far were first repressing of Gorillaz- Demon Days on red vinyl, Main Source- Breaking Atoms on clear w/ color bleed out of the center, and The Books - The Lemon of Pink on starburst splatter (https://vmp-www.imgix.net/images/THEBOOKS_NEWSITE.original.png?w=1200&h=630)

I may still jump in. I looked through the catalog and there are 10-12 I want that I could trade in for in the event the record of the month doesn't do anything for me.
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Post by: bearman🐻 on April 28, 2018, 05:41:28 pm
I’ll be posting a link in a few days to a ridiculous LP collection a friend of mine is selling. He owns a record store in Delaware. I just dropped too much money but found unbelievable stuff. Husker Du, Joy Division, Minor Threat, etc. First pressings, mint, etc.
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Post by: hutch on April 28, 2018, 05:44:26 pm
Post some pics of your scores!!
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Post by: dyecraig on April 28, 2018, 06:58:01 pm
yes, do!
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Post by: bearman🐻 on April 28, 2018, 08:40:39 pm
Post some pics of your scores!!
I’m inept...what’s the easiest way to do that?

Stay posted to this site:
http://www.maxwellsrecords.com/

A ridiculous amount of Hendrix. Tons of 80’s & 90’s band’s. Everything from Superchunk & Soundgarden, Nirvana (including the Love Buzz 7”), Big Black, Fugazi, 80’s Black Flag LPs & singles, Joy Division bootlegs, X, a super cool Italian pressing of “GI” by the Germs, all the Beastie Boys LPs, Janis Joplin, Hot Tuna...I couldn’t keep up. The immaculate record collection of someone who treasured music, kept it totally sacrosanct and elevated it to art. I couldn’t get through it all. There’s too much and most of it is valuable. It would make my friend incredibly happy if you bought stuff and the estate of this guy will appreciate it too. It ain’t cheap but it’s reasonable for what it is. No knockoffs, no cheap imitations. This stuff is the real deal and it’s in great condition. I’ve had dreams of record shopping and today I got to peruse and buy stuff I’ve wanted for 25 years. No shit.
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Post by: dyecraig on April 28, 2018, 10:41:34 pm
dang, will do.
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Post by: hutch on April 29, 2018, 10:44:11 am
I need a nice vinyl score!!! Been kind of dry lately....everybody is now chasing the records....even at record stores I see lots of flippers...
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Post by: dyecraig on April 29, 2018, 10:52:23 am
I need a nice vinyl score!!! Been kind of dry lately....everybody is now chasing the records....even at record stores I see lots of flippers...
that silver spring record fair at denizen's last sunday was cool.
arbutus is a good time as you know.
baltimore record bazaar 5.20
i know it's a pain to negotiate dealing with the beltway, but sundays are pretty light, and these things generally start early.
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Post by: hutch on April 29, 2018, 11:31:01 am
Yeah maybe a good record fair will help!
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Post by: bearman🐻 on April 30, 2018, 08:41:57 am
I'm pretty sure Steve is going to start posting stuff to this link this week. http://www.maxwellsrecords.com/vinyl-continued/

He's already put out some Beck, some Beastie Boys and other stuff. All of it is going to go fast. If there's something in particular you're looking for, it might not hurt to reach out to him at sfallongg@gmail.com. Try not to overwhelm him because he's facing a very large project.

Looking for a mint copy of "Gish" by Smashing Pumpkins on Caroline? He's got it. Jesus Lizard 7" singles on Touch and Go? He's got it. The very first Nirvana single (Love Buzz) from the Sub Pop singles club, numbered 133? Yup. Prepare to pay through the nose on that one. This stuff won't be priced cheap, but it'll be priced to move. I was playing all my stuff last night, and it sounds/plays great. I'm pretty sure that he's still got Husker Du "Everything Falls Apart" (original on Reflex) and "Land Speed Record" (on New Alliance), both with original lyric sheets. Early pressings of "New Day Rising" and "Flip Your Wig". The "Warehouse" promo double LP with interviews. Pretty much every Soundgarden LP. I didn't even get to peruse the crate of Hendrix. So many 7" singles....probably hundreds, if not a couple thousand. Some stuff is hard to price. The Australian and French Joy Division bootlegs were difficult to figure out. I put those back. I could have easily spent a small fortune. As it is, I tried to stick to stuff I wanted to help complete existing bands I collect on vinyl. I'm now nearly done with Husker Du.

My haul included:

Husker Du -- Zen Arcade (early pressing, autographed by all of the band)
Husker Du -- Candy Apple Grey (original pressing)
Husker Du -- Don't Want to Know if You Are Lonely 7"
Husker Du -- Statues 7"
Husker Du -- In a Free Land 7" (original pressing)
Husker Du -- Could You Be the One 12"
Husker Du -- Ice Cold Ice 12"
Joy Division -- Closer (second pressing)
Joy Divison  -- Love Will Tear Us Apart 12" (1983 pressing)
Minor Threat -- LP (the 2 7" singles reissued, 1987 pressing)
Nirvana -- Sliver 12" (original pressing)
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Post by: bearman🐻 on April 30, 2018, 12:23:11 pm
Up for grabs at Gidgets Gadjets today...

Prince -- Graffiti Bridge
Hendrix -- Electric Ladyland (naked cover)
Parliament -- Live P Funk Earth Tour
Hendrix -- Midnight Lightning
Johnny Cash -- American V: A Hundred Highways

(there was a bunch of the Cash LPs from American...a bunch other Prince too)
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Post by: Yada on April 30, 2018, 01:29:01 pm
Up for grabs at Gidgets Gadjets today...

Prince -- Graffiti Bridge
Hendrix -- Electric Ladyland (naked cover)
Parliament -- Live P Funk Earth Tour
Hendrix -- Midnight Lightning
Johnny Cash -- American V: A Hundred Highways

(there was a bunch of the Cash LPs from American...a bunch other Prince too)

I'm either looking at the wrong page(s) or these aren't up yet?
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Post by: StoneTheCrow on April 30, 2018, 01:31:51 pm
I don't see them, either.
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Post by: bearman🐻 on April 30, 2018, 02:18:28 pm
Steve Fallon (ex-Maxwell's club owner and Coyote records founder) is the one putting stuff up. He may have just put it up on his Facebook page...Gidgets Gadgets is his store in Rehoboth Beach, which is where he's selling most of the stuff. Right now it's just coming out piecemeal. But if you follow him on Facebook, if there's something you see he puts up that you like, you should be able to buy online.
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Post by: Yada on April 30, 2018, 02:27:27 pm
Steve Fallon (ex-Maxwell's club owner and Coyote records founder) is the one putting stuff up. He may have just put it up on his Facebook page...Gidgets Gadgets is his store in Rehoboth Beach, which is where he's selling most of the stuff. Right now it's just coming out piecemeal. But if you follow him on Facebook, if there's something you see he puts up that you like, you should be able to buy online.

Following... Hmm.. So would I message him direct or post on his comment wall? At any rate, thanks for sharing!
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on April 30, 2018, 02:50:20 pm
Looking for a mint copy of "Gish" by Smashing Pumpkins on Caroline? He's got it.
This would make a great gift for the certified weblebrity in your life.
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Post by: bearman🐻 on April 30, 2018, 03:18:44 pm
Steve Fallon (ex-Maxwell's club owner and Coyote records founder) is the one putting stuff up. He may have just put it up on his Facebook page...Gidgets Gadgets is his store in Rehoboth Beach, which is where he's selling most of the stuff. Right now it's just coming out piecemeal. But if you follow him on Facebook, if there's something you see he puts up that you like, you should be able to buy online.

Following... Hmm.. So would I message him direct or post on his comment wall? At any rate, thanks for sharing!

Either way I think he'd be fine with you reaching out! It'll make his life easier to know he's got some excited new customers to help take some of this stuff off his hands.
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Post by: hutch on April 30, 2018, 05:23:07 pm
I have a fully signed candy apple grey...definitely treasured


Maxwells/coyote was really cool


I will be on eastern shore this summer and try and check out his store
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Post by: bearman🐻 on May 01, 2018, 10:00:45 am
Hutch, it's been voted best record store in Delaware. Not because it's got some huge inventory, but because you'll always walk in and find something special. He sold me a Dr. Hook LP signed by Iggy Pop (great story behind that one), first pressing of "Crazy Rhythms" by the Feelies, all kinds of special, wonderful stuff that has come in over the years. A lot of stuff doesn't stick around because someone will see it and impulse buy it. I found a Talking Heads promo with a track listing hand written by David Byrne. That's one of the cooler things I have found. And given some supposed handwriting samples I've found online, I'd say it's legit. But Steve doesn't sell stuff that isn't, which is why buying from him is always a safe bet. He sold me a great Peter Buck LP that you'd never even know was a treasure, but I walked in and he was playing it and I was like "what IS this? It's great!". I can't sing his praises enough.
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Post by: Yada on May 03, 2018, 12:57:11 pm
@bearman, talked to your buddy Steve... WOW.

Sounds like an insane collection and I'll be paying a visit during our family vacation this summer. Talk about a gold mine of treasures, however, most likely way way way way out of the range that I'd ever pay for a record. The Midnight Vultures was for $320!!
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Post by: bearman🐻 on May 03, 2018, 01:21:24 pm
@bearman, talked to your buddy Steve... WOW.

Sounds like an insane collection and I'll be paying a visit during our family vacation this summer. Talk about a gold mine of treasures, however, most likely way way way way out of the range that I'd ever pay for a record. The Midnight Vultures was for $320!!

Yeah...there were a LOT of things that I had to put back because I couldn't buy it all. BUT, if there's something that you really want to have, it doesn't hurt to check with him and see if he can give you a quote. The thing is that some folks (crazy-ass collectors) will pay for a bunch of this stuff. I had to cough up some dough for the stuff I wanted. But when I started playing everything, I was so content. It was exciting and fun for me. But seriously, the collection is a once-in-a-lifetime batch of stuff. It's magnificent. I'm glad that you had a chance to talk to him. 
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Justin Tonation on May 09, 2018, 01:35:48 pm
Vinyl bullshit at its shittiest. (https://bleep.com/release/100333-kaitlyn-aurelia-smith-abstractions?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_campaign=Abstractions)

Abstractions is a live score for the film of the same name by visual artist Harry Everett Smith, composed as a single, continuous piece. Make Noise have cut it in two halves so it can be absorbed on the format that KAS's music is most perfectly suited to.



Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: sweetcell on May 18, 2018, 01:39:04 pm
“High Definition Vinyl” Is Happening, Possibly as Early as Next Year
With a new $4.8 million investment, an Austrian startup says it could have “HD vinyl” in stores by 2019
https://pitchfork.com/news/high-definition-vinyl-is-happening-possibly-as-early-as-next-year/ (https://pitchfork.com/news/high-definition-vinyl-is-happening-possibly-as-early-as-next-year/)

great, just great.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: vansmack on May 18, 2018, 02:20:39 pm
What year is it?
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: sweetcell on May 18, 2018, 03:34:27 pm
What year is it?

you're talking to vinyl-heads.  time froze sometime around 1983.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: vansmack on May 18, 2018, 04:12:19 pm
What year is it?

you're talking to vinyl-heads.  time froze sometime around 1983.

This is the only correct answer to the question so far.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on May 18, 2018, 04:57:44 pm
So when you stream do you get the booklet with recording info?
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on May 18, 2018, 05:17:59 pm
So when you stream do you get the booklet with recording info?
I don't understand why labels don't make this info available
they already made the art for the cd/vinyl ...why can't they just put it online
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on June 08, 2018, 09:20:42 am
I don't know what year this is from (a Santana album)...but some odd statements
..the best for less!
hours of continuous and uninterrupted listening pleasure

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34906049_10157437380109027_709784813573242880_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=3f755bbef68104baa97edaa1fb8a59f8&oe=5BACB77A)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: hutch on June 08, 2018, 09:29:56 am
I don’t see what’s weird...they just meant you could play it over and over again

Probably 1969 based on inner sleeve history of Columbia Records
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: Sidehatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on June 08, 2018, 09:33:31 am
this is a great ....Museum Of Obsolete Media
http://www.obsoletemedia.org/audio/

I will say...it is impressive that Vinyl has outlasted all these formats

man... should start collecting piano rolls
Piano roll (1883 – 2008)
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: vansmack on June 12, 2018, 08:35:02 pm
You guys should consider doing the same....

https://lp.reverb.com/articles/moby-lp-shop-preview
Title: Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
Post by: bearman🐻 on June 13, 2018, 08:01:55 am
You guys should consider doing the same....

https://lp.reverb.com/articles/moby-lp-shop-preview

Nobody will care if I start auctioning off stuff though. Unless you care about first pressing Husker Du stuff and rare Catherine Wheel EPs.