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2012-07-21 05:41:24 PM
Huh. I don't imagine we get many submissions from deaf people.
 
2012-07-21 05:59:20 PM
No Boz Scaggs? Why the hell not?!?

*Puts on helmet*
 
2012-07-21 06:28:12 PM
i376.photobucket.com

Do we look like the kind of store that sells I Just Called to Say I love You?
 
2012-07-21 08:10:18 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-21 08:13:28 PM
NEVER EVER BUY THESE USED CDS

Therapy?
Melissa Etheridge
Bonnie Raitt
10,000 Maniacs/Natalie Merchant
Technotronic (What if i want a Maxi-dance single version of Pump Up The Jam, goddammit!)
Tantric
The Alarm
John Mellencamp (Hey, Pink Houses/Jack and Diane/Authority Song are all decent 80s folk-rock tunes)
Big Head Todd
Bodeans
Apes
Perry Farrell
Grifters
Fuel
Fun Lovin' Criminals
Fastball
Mark Eitzel
Eagles
Tanya Donnelly
Luttenbachers
Seals and Crofts
Sevendust
Shamen
Jessica Simpson
808 State
Suede
Spin Doctors
Edie Brickell
Men at Work (Business as Usual is a must-have album for all 80s music lovers)
k.d. lang
Seven Mary Three
Eagles (in case you missed them the first time)
Journey (Don't Stop Believing/Wheel In The Sky/70s jazz-rock phase makes up for the cheesy love songs)
Foreigner (Sometimes you just want to listen to cheesy love songs, sheesh)
King Missile
King's X
Joan Osbourne
Jethro Tull (For a record store, excluding a key component of the prog-rock scene doesn't sound so wise)
XMFDM
Kid Rock
Boz Scaggs
Veruca Salt
Tripping Daisy
Samian
POD
Mary's Danish
C+C Music Factory (See Technotronic, replace song title with Gonna Make You Sweat)
Geggy Tah
Collective Soul
Janet Jackson
Love Battery
Lame/Sucky Soundtracks (Record stores must have something against Saturday Night Fever...)
Most 90s Bands (WTF?)

Alanis Morissette
Porno For Pyros
2nd-Tier Hip Hop
Obscure Punk Compilations
Post-1980 albums by 60s/70s artists
Jewel (I'm sorry, Pieces of You is an AC masterpiece and nice music to go to sleep to.)
Soul Asylum
Bubba Sparx
Rusted Root
KISS
Whitney Houston (You do realize "I Will Always Love You" isn't her only song, right?)
Macy Gray
Shampoo
STING
Stone Temple Pilots
Phantom Planet
Almost All Soundtracks (in case you didn't realize how much these guys hate "Moving In Stereo")
Ani DiFranco
Korn
Disturbed
 
2012-07-21 08:20:17 PM
good taste?
 
2012-07-21 08:21:00 PM
i149.photobucket.com

Brian: Lady, seven bucks for a used Kenny Loggins record? I'll give you five.
Record Store Customer: Ugh-huh, he autographed it himself.
Brian: All right, I'll give you four.
 
2012-07-21 08:21:08 PM
Aside from the whole Indie Record Store Pretension Thing (I do not miss record stores, not in the least, and I'm just going to say it, Indie Book Stores were and are just as pretentious...maybe I WANT to buy Stephen King, asswipe!) the big name artist's CD's probably exist in multiple versions on the shelves already. Did you ever walk in to any record store and not be able to find an Eagles album?
 
2012-07-21 08:29:04 PM
So mostly 90s cds? 90s had the best music since the 70s
 
2012-07-21 08:29:22 PM
No wonder I can never find stuff I like.

Before you laugh, I see Brittney and Nickleback aren't listed. Among others.
 
2012-07-21 08:32:29 PM
This is why record stores are deservedly dead.
 
2012-07-21 08:36:22 PM

edmo: No wonder I can never find stuff I like.

Before you laugh, I see Brittney and Nickleback aren't listed. Among others.


first 3 britney cds are classics
 
2012-07-21 08:42:31 PM

I Have The Touch of a Shocked Monkey: NEVER EVER BUY THESE USED CDS

Therapy?
Melissa Etheridge
Bonnie Raitt
10,000 Maniacs/Natalie Merchant
Technotronic (What if i want a Maxi-dance single version of Pump Up The Jam, goddammit!)
Tantric
The Alarm
John Mellencamp (Hey, Pink Houses/Jack and Diane/Authority Song are all decent 80s folk-rock tunes)
Big Head Todd
Bodeans
Apes
Perry Farrell
Grifters
Fuel
Fun Lovin' Criminals
Fastball
Mark Eitzel
Eagles
Tanya Donnelly
Luttenbachers
Seals and Crofts
Sevendust
Shamen
Jessica Simpson
808 State
Suede
Spin Doctors
Edie Brickell
Men at Work (Business as Usual is a must-have album for all 80s music lovers)
k.d. lang
Seven Mary Three
Eagles (in case you missed them the first time)
Journey (Don't Stop Believing/Wheel In The Sky/70s jazz-rock phase makes up for the cheesy love songs)
Foreigner (Sometimes you just want to listen to cheesy love songs, sheesh)
King Missile
King's X
Joan Osbourne
Jethro Tull (For a record store, excluding a key component of the prog-rock scene doesn't sound so wise)
XMFDM
Kid Rock
Boz Scaggs
Veruca Salt
Tripping Daisy
Samian
POD
Mary's Danish
C+C Music Factory (See Technotronic, replace song title with Gonna Make You Sweat)
Geggy Tah
Collective Soul
Janet Jackson
Love Battery
Lame/Sucky Soundtracks (Record stores must have something against Saturday Night Fever...)
Most 90s Bands (WTF?)
Alanis Morissette
Porno For Pyros
2nd-Tier Hip Hop
Obscure Punk Compilations
Post-1980 albums by 60s/70s artists
Jewel (I'm sorry, Pieces of You is an AC masterpiece and nice music to go to sleep to.)
Soul Asylum
Bubba Sparx
Rusted Root
KISS
Whitney Houston (You do realize "I Will Always Love You" isn't her only song, right?)
Macy Gray
Shampoo
STING
Stone Temple Pilots
Phantom Planet
Almost All Soundtracks (in case you didn't realize how much these guys hate "Moving In Stereo")
Ani DiFranco
Korn
Disturbed


No kd lang or Men at work.
Fhhhhuuu*ck u!
 
2012-07-21 08:43:22 PM
Look, I don't disagree with a lot of that, but what in the hell do you have against Jethro Tull?
 
2012-07-21 08:44:54 PM

GAT_00: Look, I don't disagree with a lot of that, but what in the hell do you have against Jethro Tull?


Probably just a glut of them.
 
2012-07-21 08:49:16 PM

vernonFL:


Had a rough night eh
 
2012-07-21 09:01:47 PM

I Have The Touch of a Shocked Monkey: Tanya Donnelly


Seriously? I would think their rarity would keep them moving. It's not like any of her solo albums were wide release.
 
2012-07-21 09:02:49 PM
Many of those have to do with the fact that used copies of albums by the artist are readily available, and they can't make any money selling them.
 
2012-07-21 09:36:07 PM

WhoIsWillo: Many of those have to do with the fact that used copies of albums by the artist are readily available, and they can't make any money selling them.


*ding!*

They'll sell you anything you want to buy. All that stuff on the list saturates the bins. I was a little Persoanly taken aback by KMFDM, but then I reminded my self they put out an album or EP, or any number of remixes every couple of months during their hay day. any one who wants that stuff already has it.
 
2012-07-21 10:23:14 PM

WhoIsWillo: Many of those have to do with the fact that used copies of albums by the artist are readily available, and they can't make any money selling them.


Yeah, they're not saying the music on their "do not buy" list does (or does not) suck, it's just they have too many copies that aren't moving already.

Most of the discs they have on that list probably was ripped to .mp3 (or FLAC) before being sold to the store.
 
2012-07-21 10:42:01 PM

St_Francis_P: GAT_00: Look, I don't disagree with a lot of that, but what in the hell do you have against Jethro Tull?

Probably just a glut of them.


THIS.
Also, alot of that music is listened to by an older (and hopefully by then) more affluent audience that doesn't really need to buy a used CD to save mone.
Also, alot of that audience hardly buys music at all any more.
 
2012-07-21 10:53:27 PM
How is a store like this still in business anyway? Do they mostly deal in vinyl? Even then, are there really that many people in a given area that have deluded themselves into thinking large, heavy, clumsy and damage-prone vinyl records are somehow better? Enough to support a store?

Meh. The place is probably a front for selling drugs.

I could see that leading to some awesome code phrases between buyers and sellers:

"Did you get the Purple Rain I ordered?"
"Yeah, I got your Purple Rain. You want some White Album with that?"
"Nah, man. But I would like some In Through The Out Door if you got any."
"It's hard to get that nowadays. I do have plenty of Cat Scratch Fever though."
"Sounds good. I'll take two albums and a single."
 
2012-07-21 11:11:37 PM
 
2012-07-21 11:13:23 PM
What about Men Without Hats?
 
2012-07-21 11:13:55 PM

FirstNationalBastard: This is why record stores are deservedly dead.


Why? For not buying shiat that won't sell? There's a glut of used copies of that baby boomer crap on the market that just sits on shelves unsold. Everybody that wants it already has it.
 
2012-07-21 11:14:42 PM

Riche: How is a store like this still in business anyway? Do they mostly deal in vinyl? Even then, are there really that many people in a given area that have deluded themselves into thinking large, heavy, clumsy and damage-prone vinyl records are somehow better?


Actually, if in good condition, vinyl is superior to CDs, and certainly to MP3s.
MP3s, are crap.

I myself don't have vinyl anymore, but there are lots of people that still do, and collect it.
Most of my stuff is FLAC, WAV, AIFF, or APE.

On the gear I use for listening, MP3s are awful, and the dithering is palpable.
 
2012-07-21 11:15:25 PM

Riche: Even then, are there really that many people in a given area that have deluded themselves into thinking large, heavy, clumsy and damage-prone vinyl records are somehow better?


I'm not sure you're aware how much hipsters love vinyl these days.
 
2012-07-21 11:17:02 PM
It's more like, what do they have against Perry Farrell? No solo music, no Porno For Pyros.

I'd like to take this moment to point out that with the exception of the "nu-metal" acts listed, there is NO metal on that list.
 
2012-07-21 11:17:14 PM
Some of those are household names, others are obscure... Tanya Donnelly?

Well, now my interest is piqued.
 
2012-07-21 11:19:03 PM
Old news is old.
 
2012-07-21 11:19:08 PM
You don't look like a Dohws fan.
 
2012-07-21 11:21:41 PM

StopLurkListen: Some of those are household names, others are obscure... Tanya Donnelly?

Well, now my interest is piqued.


I had to look myself.
Country-folk stuff.
Melodic Whispering with steel guitars.
 
2012-07-21 11:22:07 PM

TheManofPA: What about Men Without Hats?


They are safe, as long as they are dancing.
 
2012-07-21 11:24:45 PM
I like the entry that says "everything Pitcforky"
 
2012-07-21 11:27:23 PM

Riche: How is a store like this still in business anyway? Do they mostly deal in vinyl? Even then, are there really that many people in a given area that have deluded themselves into thinking large, heavy, clumsy and damage-prone vinyl records are somehow better? Enough to support a store?


Because to a lot of people who care about and like music, the lossy format of MP3 sounds like music recorded inside a potato chip bag.
 
2012-07-21 11:28:28 PM
The most shocking thing about this list to me is that it's not alphabetized.
 
2012-07-21 11:30:53 PM

Riche: How is a store like this still in business anyway? Do they mostly deal in vinyl? Even then, are there really that many people in a given area that have deluded themselves into thinking large, heavy, clumsy and damage-prone vinyl records are somehow better? Enough to support a store?

Meh. The place is probably a front for selling drugs.

I could see that leading to some awesome code phrases between buyers and sellers:

"Did you get the Purple Rain I ordered?"
"Yeah, I got your Purple Rain. You want some White Album with that?"
"Nah, man. But I would like some In Through The Out Door if you got any."
"It's hard to get that nowadays. I do have plenty of Cat Scratch Fever though."
"Sounds good. I'll take two albums and a single."


"Have you tried that Back in Black?"
"My friend Kenny tried it and said it wasnt as good as Powerage."
 
2012-07-21 11:32:08 PM
What the hell is wrong with Phantom Planet? I love them!
 
2012-07-21 11:35:30 PM

Ennuipoet: Did you ever walk in to any record store and not be able to find an Eagles album?


I suspect that's why the store isn't buying any...it already has all it needs.
 
2012-07-21 11:35:51 PM
WTF? I find my 90's music list gets more attention than anything after the 90'S
 
2012-07-21 11:37:54 PM

Cerebral Knievel: WhoIsWillo: Many of those have to do with the fact that used copies of albums by the artist are readily available, and they can't make any money selling them.

*ding!*

They'll sell you anything you want to buy. All that stuff on the list saturates the bins. I was a little Persoanly taken aback by KMFDM, but then I reminded my self they put out an album or EP, or any number of remixes every couple of months during their hay day. any one who wants that stuff already has it.


The lists on this thread list them as XMFDM - I guess parallax made it hard to read for the re-poster?

Regardless, I got a good chunk of my KMFDM singles from the used bins from Half Priced Books and Everyday Music!

KMFDM - better than the best!
 
2012-07-21 11:38:23 PM
Actually, if in good condition, vinyl is superior to CDs, and certainly to MP3s.

Citation definitely needed.

Why Vinyl Sounds Better Than CD, Or Not

METCALFE: I enjoy both formats, but my preference is definitely CD.

DANKOSKY: Now, why CD?

METCALFE: Well, I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I'm primarily a recording engineer, as far as working with music. And it's - the closer thing to what I'm sending into the recorder is very much what I'm getting back out. With analog formats, although the sound can be very pleasing in certain styles, it's definitely imparting its own sound on it. And I think, to an extent, it's that sound that some people are really drawn to. But it's nice as an engineer to have the confidence of knowing that what I'm putting into - in most cases these days, the computer - is pretty close to what I'm going to get out.

DANKOSKY: Sean Olive, I have to ask you. I think I know your answer, but vinyl or CD?

OLIVE: Definitely CD.

DANKOSKY: Yeah? So tell me why.

OLIVE: Well, I mean, I grew up listening to records up until about '85, when the CD was already out. And I was involved in testing loudspeakers up at the National Research Council in Canada. And we were testing cartridges at that time, and it was quite apparent that the amount of distortion coming out of these devices was very high compared to CD. So what we found was that vinyl was a limiting factor in our ability to do accurate and reliable listening tests on loudspeakers, and we had to find a more reliable and more accurate medium.
 
2012-07-21 11:46:29 PM
 
2012-07-21 11:48:01 PM
How is Yazz not on the list?
 
2012-07-21 11:48:40 PM
What? King's X is on this list? Fark this store.

/...and the Beatles said, all you need is love...
 
2012-07-21 11:50:25 PM

grokca: TheManofPA: What about Men Without Hats?

They are safe, as long as they are dancing.


Actually, I think one or two of their albums are in that limbo land of licensing that makes the music hard to get through legitimate channels (Pop Goes the World).

/don't look at me like that
//I *like* Men without Hats' other work
///and other obscurities...Pere Ubu, early Underworld
 
2012-07-21 11:50:58 PM

king of vegas: One of my favorite Jethro Tull songs


My favorite, and the second half.
 
2012-07-21 11:58:27 PM
The list is perfect if incompleat.

/Goes back to listening to his Led Zep box sets.
 
2012-07-21 11:59:32 PM

Riche: How is a store like this still in business anyway? Do they mostly deal in vinyl? Even then, are there really that many people in a given area that have deluded themselves into thinking large, heavy, clumsy and damage-prone vinyl records are somehow better? Enough to support a store?

Meh. The place is probably a front for selling drugs.

I could see that leading to some awesome code phrases between buyers and sellers:

"Did you get the Purple Rain I ordered?"
"Yeah, I got your Purple Rain. You want some White Album with that?"
"Nah, man. But I would like some In Through The Out Door if you got any."
"It's hard to get that nowadays. I do have plenty of Cat Scratch Fever though."
"Sounds good. I'll take two albums and a single."


...you do know that many used book stores also sell used records? So it's not neccesarily the only business. Many also sell new music, DVDs, and other media. At least all of the 'used whatever' stores I've been in in several large cities hawk all forms of digital media, and most of the book stores hawk music/movies.
 
2012-07-22 12:04:31 AM

Weisenheimer: The most shocking thing about this list to me is that it's not alphabetized.


The shocking thing to me is how few grammatical errors there were after "Do Not Never Ever..."

/I see your musical pretension and raise you linguistic prescription.
//scratches the record
 
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