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(Stuff.co.nz)   Today is International Record Store Day. For many collectors, vinyl is still groovy   (stuff.co.nz) divider line 52
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2014-04-19 09:15:58 AM
I know it's not officially one (as it has about a shelf or two for them), but I'll probably peek into Newbury Comics to see what they have.
 
2014-04-19 10:40:14 AM
Vinyl is so mainstream. I only listen to wax cylinders.
 
2014-04-19 11:15:19 AM
Meanwhile the limited release stuff is already up on eBay.
 
2014-04-19 11:22:59 AM
"There is a whole younger generation that is right into it. Some middle-aged men buy Harley Davidsons, some buy turntables."

That... pretty much sums it up, albeit unintentionally.  By being "into" vinyl records, you're as cool, relevant, and knowledgeable regarding your hobby as a middle-aged guy that buys a Harley to be a 'real biker'.

Good job, guy.  I wish you hadn't spoiled that wonderful moment of perfect, understated sarcasm/trolling of your own customers by following it up with a few lines indicating that you've genuinely deluded yourself into thinking this isn't just a stupid fad.
 
2014-04-19 11:43:11 AM
See, I think records are fun. The whole package is the thing you want to own, not just the music. (Assuming there is a whole package.) It's an "edition", not just a "record".

That's probably why I have so bloody many of them, including the first I ever bought (The Beatles' "Get Back".) The latest, as of today, is LCD Soundsystem's "The Long Goodbye".

I'd even submit that record sales went down in the CD era not just because CDs were pop-and-click free, but album design became cheaper and cheaper, eventually just using a blown-up copy of the CD cover design. Given the choice, you'd take the one that doesn't skip, but neither choice was as much fun as the really great album covers from the '70s. ("Thick As A Brick", anyone?)

DJing with vinyl is way more fun than DJing with CDs or digital files. Trust me on that.
 
2014-04-19 11:45:37 AM
Boff I have 10,000 pieces of vinyl.

www.back9network.com
 
2014-04-19 12:32:46 PM
Dead media.

Boring music.

Work.

Consume.

Die.
 
2014-04-19 12:35:44 PM
Back in 2005 I bought a turntable, simply because I had not had one in ten years and I had a couple of albums not available on CD.  Then I got hooked again and started buying vinyl again.  The downside of this resurgence is there has definitely been an increase in price over the last few years for both used and new vinyl.  I guess that's an upside if I sell mine within the next year.  Because this is just a fad.
 
2014-04-19 12:39:26 PM
78s are where it's really at. I played Black Sabbath at 78 speed. I saw god.
 
2014-04-19 12:42:42 PM
Just got back from my local record store.  Apparently they had people waiting in line by 7:30 for a 9am opening.  It was still pretty crazy when I got there.
 
2014-04-19 12:44:10 PM
I've got a few vinyls... I don't really have the space to start up a serious collection.
 
2014-04-19 01:04:46 PM

riverwalk barfly:  Because this is just a fad.


Sure, but you can't play a pog.
 
2014-04-19 01:05:37 PM
Does anyone else enjoy playing 45s at the wrong speed?
 
2014-04-19 01:11:53 PM
Again? Seems like its record store day every other month.
 
2014-04-19 01:20:59 PM

Champion of the Sun: Again? Seems like its record store day every other month.


There's just the one every April.
 
2014-04-19 01:24:33 PM

jmr61: Boff I have 10,000 pieces of vinyl.

[www.back9network.com image 300x450]


I could integrate it with the Thonos system, Boff!
 
2014-04-19 01:27:40 PM
My favorite music is too obscure to be available on vinyl.
 
2014-04-19 01:34:36 PM

12349876: My favorite music is too obscure to be available on vinyl.


That's probably true nowadays, since a lot of the really obscure stuff is most likely digital only.
 
2014-04-19 01:50:47 PM
Vinyl is a passing fad.  The next big thing? 8-Track

dvp14a235i3p5.cloudfront.net
 
2014-04-19 01:57:38 PM

jj325: Vinyl is a passing fad.  The next big thing? 8-Track

[dvp14a235i3p5.cloudfront.net image 500x342]


I'm waiting for the resurgence of the minidisc:
www.11points.com

/Checks Wiki.  Holy crap!  They were still making these until last year.
 
2014-04-19 02:08:06 PM

hubcity: See, I think records are fun. The whole package is the thing you want to own, not just the music. (Assuming there is a whole package.) It's an "edition", not just a "record".

That's probably why I have so bloody many of them, including the first I ever bought (The Beatles' "Get Back".) The latest, as of today, is LCD Soundsystem's "The Long Goodbye".

I'd even submit that record sales went down in the CD era not just because CDs were pop-and-click free, but album design became cheaper and cheaper, eventually just using a blown-up copy of the CD cover design. Given the choice, you'd take the one that doesn't skip, but neither choice was as much fun as the really great album covers from the '70s. ("Thick As A Brick", anyone?)

DJing with vinyl is way more fun than DJing with CDs or digital files. Trust me on that.


Djing with vinyl IS way more fun, and way more work. I gained a whole new level of appreciation for for the guys who only had vinyl back-in-the-day. Their promo/news story pics were deceptive, showing them kicked back with feet up on a counter/desk.
 
2014-04-19 02:16:48 PM
Eh. I collect vinyl. As in, I have a lot of music that I listen to that happens to be on vinyl. It used to be cheap.
One of the first records I bought as a teenager was Sgt. Peppers in 1992. It was about 3 dollars I think.

/I'm sure i can find cd's in that price range now.
//off to ebay
 
2014-04-19 02:23:03 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Meanwhile the limited release stuff is already up on eBay.


THIS.
 
2014-04-19 02:32:46 PM

NeoCortex42: Just got back from my local record store.  Apparently they had people waiting in line by 7:30 for a 9am opening.  It was still pretty crazy when I got there.


Just visited my favorite store as well, we have a few here. I no longer have a reason to buy vinyl but I knew I would run in to many friends who do, and browsing was fun.

If you're so inclined, google Jerry's Records Pgh Robert Johnson record. Jerry was going to close shop in 2012-13 and he boxed up and gave away thousands of records stored there. Towards the end of that they found a rare recording (it's the only one) by "sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads" bluesman Robert Johnson. They bring it out every now-and-then for anyone who wants to see it.
Thankfully for Pgh, Jerry's son decided to take over the business so we didn't have to lose an institution.
 
2014-04-19 02:33:15 PM

jj325: Vinyl is a passing fad.  The next big thing? 8-Track

[dvp14a235i3p5.cloudfront.net image 500x342]


Careful. That Animals 8-Track has a different version of Pigs On The Wing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGSPUOaHYn4
 
2014-04-19 02:33:46 PM
Vinyl: because when everyone has access to every recording ever, how else are you going to prove your superiority?
 
2014-04-19 02:37:37 PM

FeedTheCollapse: Vinyl: because when everyone has access to every recording ever, how else are you going to prove your superiority?


I heard you have a compilation of every good song ever done by anybody.
 
2014-04-19 02:54:18 PM
I collect religious vinyl: collect and study it for scholarly purposes, and just for fun.

i.imgur.com farm9.staticflickr.com

i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com

If you have the interest, its a pretty fascinating way to see how religion uses and shapes technology.
 
2014-04-19 03:37:22 PM

NeoCortex42: jj325: Vinyl is a passing fad.  The next big thing? 8-Track

[dvp14a235i3p5.cloudfront.net image 500x342]

I'm waiting for the resurgence of the minidisc:
[www.11points.com image 400x300]

/Checks Wiki.  Holy crap!  They were still making these until last year.


They were (and probably still are) very popular in Japan.
 
2014-04-19 04:02:49 PM

hubcity: but neither choice was as much fun as the really great album covers from the '70s. ("Thick As A Brick", anyone?)


ecx.images-amazon.com

www.progarchives.com

images.amazon.com

\own the last two, still want to buy the first off of my friend
 
2014-04-19 04:21:20 PM

listernine: Does anyone else enjoy playing 45s at the wrong speed?

Repo Man: 78s are where it's really at. I played Black Sabbath at 78 speed. I saw god.

BarelyCSB: Someone once gave my parents an LP of Christmas music. It was so dreary, it sounded like Holidays at the Mortuary. We cranked it up to 78 and it was actually pretty good.

/ kids today will never understand
// get your slashies off my lawn
 
2014-04-19 04:29:17 PM
CSB
I am related to the Victor Talking Machine company founder, and to a certain level, Nipper.
/CSB
 
2014-04-19 04:32:05 PM

FriarReb98: hubcity: but neither choice was as much fun as the really great album covers from the '70s. ("Thick As A Brick", anyone?)

[ecx.images-amazon.com image 500x500]

[www.progarchives.com image 500x500]

[images.amazon.com image 500x500]

\own the last two, still want to buy the first off of my friend


A good copy of the Grand Illusion should be easy to find for about $10.00 - cover/sleeve  and record in good condition. Maybe $15.00 for a very good condition.  Maybe $20.00 if still sealed. I wouldn't pay that much, but a virgin copy will play well on a turn table  - the music was made for that.
 
2014-04-19 04:49:58 PM
I love my records. Wish I wasn't stuck at work today.
My favorites are the 45s I picked up at punk shows in the 90s. I was amused to find out some of them are worth some money.
My absolute favorite is my "Suck On This" album.
 
2014-04-19 05:26:51 PM
Well, I guess they needed a "new" format to sell you the same album for the fourth time.
 
2014-04-19 05:43:56 PM
Nintendo games are best played on the original system.

You get a physical box and instructions to touch instead of downloading just a pdf.

You get graphical errors and glitches when the connection is bad. This adds to the playing of the game and makes it far superior to an emulator.
 
2014-04-19 06:03:46 PM

Smackledorfer: Nintendo games are best played on the original system.

You get a physical box and instructions to touch instead of downloading just a pdf.

You get graphical errors and glitches when the connection is bad. This adds to the playing of the game and makes it far superior to an emulator.


I do miss games having useful instruction manuals.
 
2014-04-19 06:09:21 PM
i only listen to 78s made from post-WWII shellac for the warmest sound available
 
2014-04-19 06:13:44 PM
just got back from the record store that I normally go to - used and new.  Normally, quiet maybe one person in front in line,  quiet, peaceful.  What a clustfark.  no parking, kids buying new vinyl like they had never seen it before.  So yes, these "hipsters"  ruin everything trying to be cool.

/49 years old - was only looking for a couple of specific things.
// off my lawn.
 
2014-04-19 08:10:17 PM
you should have traded those guitars for shovels
 
2014-04-19 08:31:15 PM
Man I wish they would release "Buckingham-Nicks" on CD or get it on iTunes. It's only available on vinyl and that's hard to find.
 
2014-04-19 09:09:40 PM

aimtastic: Vinyl is so mainstream. I only listen to wax cylinders.


Not anymore...
 
2014-04-19 09:58:01 PM
What goes around comes around.
 
2014-04-19 10:09:41 PM

nijika: aimtastic: Vinyl is so mainstream. I only listen to wax cylinders.

Not anymore...


Now I miss TechTV again.

At least Revision3 is going strong.
 
2014-04-20 01:44:50 AM
Will someone buy my old vinyl from me?

I have some classics.

Take the turntables too, I have 3 I think.

Only one of them works, but it has a USB connection.

I'll even throw in the 8-track player for free.
 
2014-04-20 01:53:42 AM
I always really loved picture discs and colored vinyl.
The coolest one I ever had was Styx's "Paradise Theater" where if you held side two up to the light at the right angle, there was like an oil slick looking printing of their band logo.
 
2014-04-20 02:32:45 AM
THe best use for vinyl is current releases. You can't compress the ever-loving hell out of analog audio, so they don't suffer from the Loudness Wars bullshiat that ruin so many CDs.
 
2014-04-20 03:06:34 AM

Ryker's Peninsula: I always really loved picture discs and colored vinyl.
The coolest one I ever had was Styx's "Paradise Theater" where if you held side two up to the light at the right angle, there was like an oil slick looking printing of their band logo.


Way back when - before CDs, I remember the local AOR (Album Oriented Rock, for you youngsters) advertising something about Marilyn Chambers dancing in your living room.

Marilyn Chambers was a porn starlet for you youngsters.

I don't know what witchery they used to get her to dance on your living room floor, but I was absolutely fascinated by the idea.  And I wish I had bought whatever it was.  I'm guessing it was some sort of vinyl with some weird dyes that if you got really stoned and maybe put on 3-D glasses and dreamed really hard, she would actually dance on your living room floor.
 
2014-04-20 08:25:13 AM

aimtastic: Vinyl is so mainstream. I only listen to wax cylinders.


i1.ytimg.com

/Oh SH*T
 
2014-04-20 10:36:22 AM

Ryker's Peninsula: I always really loved picture discs and colored vinyl.
The coolest one I ever had was Styx's "Paradise Theater" where if you held side two up to the light at the right angle, there was like an oil slick looking printing of their band logo.


Well there was certainly no shortage of Record Store Day releases on colored vinyl or picture discs.  For instance:

s.pixogs.com
img.fark.net

Also there was a 3-LP Jimmy Page/Black Crowes release that had red, clear, and blue records.

/Checking online for pics, looks like eBay is already full of yesterday's releases.  Assholes.
 
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