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2019-04-13 06:22:20 AM  
Got to my store two full hours before open, on a rainy morning no less, and still seven or eight people in line in front of me.  At least I should be guaranteed to get at least most of my list this year
 
2019-04-13 07:36:27 AM  
Dont need RSD to go to the store(s). Do it regularly anyways, about 5 in a 1 hour radius I try to check at least once every 60 days.

Anyways, nothing on this year's list. Figure the 100 or so lps I have bought already will have to make do instead.

Good luck to those out in the lines.
 
2019-04-13 07:40:25 AM  
I visited Amoeba Records last week, and saw that the soundtrack for Revenge Of The Nerds had just been reissued as a vinyl LP.

Then I saw the $29.95 price tag.

/wtf ... the movie itself on DVD doesn't even cost half that
 
2019-04-13 08:22:41 AM  
Ouu...Buggy Whip day!
 
2019-04-13 08:27:32 AM  
Does digital vinyl count?

/grabs popcorn
 
2019-04-13 08:45:09 AM  
Hordes of mouth-breathing conformists, claiming to be individualists, in their search of the cruddiest media available.

Another clear indication this species is broken.
 
2019-04-13 09:03:59 AM  
I'm a record guy but very very very few things on RSD are actually worth all the hassle. I just try to be patient and take a little markup.
5 years ago the big thing was the R.E.M  MTV unplugged 4LP box set. Retailed for 70. For weeks and months later it was 300, 400$ on Ebay. Now it's going for about 80
Last year was mono "Piper At The Gates Of Dawn". Sold for 30, was up to 90-100 , now goes for 40.
 
2019-04-13 09:04:09 AM  

nulluspixiusdemonica: Hordes of mouth-breathing conformists, claiming to be individualists, in their search of the cruddiest media available.

Another clear indication this species is broken.


But the waaaarrrmth
 
2019-04-13 09:15:40 AM  

nulluspixiusdemonica: Hordes of mouth-breathing conformists, claiming to be individualists, in their search of the cruddiest media available.

Another clear indication this species is broken.


Don't cut yourself on all those edges.
 
2019-04-13 09:22:44 AM  

neongoats: Don't cut yourself on all those edges.


Whatever makes you feel 'special', sweetie :)
 
2019-04-13 09:24:41 AM  

nulluspixiusdemonica: neongoats: Don't cut yourself on all those edges.

Whatever makes you feel 'special', sweetie :)


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kab
2019-04-13 09:36:18 AM  

nulluspixiusdemonica: Hordes of mouth-breathing conformists, claiming to be individualists, in their search of the cruddiest media available.

Another clear indication this species is broken.


I think you're in the wrong thread.  Apple isn't releasing a new iPhone for a while yet.
 
2019-04-13 09:50:00 AM  

TylerParry: Does digital vinyl count?

/grabs popcorn


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Telarc did "Digital vinyl " before Cd's where a thing.
This is probably one of the better recordings of the "Firebird" ever.
The term was used because they recorded the source material using 'digital' and then mastered it on vinyl . Resulting in a mostly 'noise' free pressing.
All of the 70's Telarc disc would be something to get at the record store. But I especially love the Firebird and the 1812 overture. Tho be careful of the cannon shots on that one because it can be a real speaker killer. It's one of the few albums where you can look at the disc and see. "Oh well there's that bit there" from the grove pattern.
 
2019-04-13 09:53:29 AM  

nulluspixiusdemonica: Hordes of mouth-breathing conformists, claiming to be individualists, in their search of the cruddiest media available.

Another clear indication this species is broken.


trolls gnash their teeth at the display of passion
behold their pithy observations decrying illogical choices
with their troll panties hopelessly knotted up
 
2019-04-13 10:03:26 AM  
The major thing that gets me about vynal collectors...is they basically have no concept of playback.
I mean sure.....nice collection. But then they basically play it back on what would be sister's little 'beach' portable record player with the handle and built in speakers.

get back to me when you have a Audio Research preamp, a Threshold main amp, some 6 foot magnapan speakers..and a well tuned audio technica turntable...and don't even talk to  me unless you're get a MIYAJIMA pickup head.
 
2019-04-13 10:14:29 AM  
I have a record of Robert Graves reading his poetry.  Somehow, I don't think it's worth much.
 
2019-04-13 10:16:00 AM  
If you are in Austin, be sure to visit Antone's Record's, Waterloo Records and End of an Ear!!
 
2019-04-13 10:19:44 AM  

nulluspixiusdemonica: Hordes of mouth-breathing conformists, claiming to be individualists, in their search of the cruddiest media available.


No, you're thinking of Cassette Store Day.
 
yms
2019-04-13 10:40:11 AM  

noazark: I visited Amoeba Records last week, and saw that the soundtrack for Revenge Of The Nerds had just been reissued as a vinyl LP.

Then I saw the $29.95 price tag.

/wtf ... the movie itself on DVD doesn't even cost half that


Yes but it's lathe cut in vegan orange vinyl, the lathe being turned by an asexual midget riding a penny farthing.

Stopped buying vinyl a few years ago when it started getting overpriced due to hipsters.
 
2019-04-13 10:46:22 AM  
These guys have been making a killing selling LP's

https://flightlessrecords.com/

me, i prefer digital, there's no way i'm paying $30+ for an LP
 
Ant
2019-04-13 11:29:53 AM  
I'm visiting SF with my family, and hope to go to Amoeba later today. Hopefully it's not insanely crowded.

We fly back to Seattle tonight
 
2019-04-13 12:50:44 PM  
All I want is to even see a battered copy of ELO Out of the Blue. I don't want my only ELO album to be a 180 reissue to be that one..
 
2019-04-13 02:27:53 PM  
I'm no audiophile, but rode to a record store with my best buddy at 4am this morning so he could snag the only 45 of Motorhead covering Rockaway Beach. He got it and was very happy
 
2019-04-13 03:40:55 PM  

Angry Buddha: I'm no audiophile, but rode to a record store with my best buddy at 4am this morning so he could snag the only 45 of Motorhead covering Rockaway Beach. He got it and was very happy


He was lucky. They only produced 500 of them. My store only got a couple in. Overall it was a pretty weak list of releases this year. Most people I talked to in line felt the same way.
 
2019-04-13 04:43:36 PM  
I'll post a few pictures of my mail-haul that came in today. much better than anything on the RSD list this year.  Another good week of acquiring metal vinyl!
 
2019-04-13 05:27:14 PM  

yms: noazark: I visited Amoeba Records last week, and saw that the soundtrack for Revenge Of The Nerds had just been reissued as a vinyl LP.

Then I saw the $29.95 price tag.

/wtf ... the movie itself on DVD doesn't even cost half that

Yes but it's lathe cut in vegan orange vinyl, the lathe being turned by an asexual midget riding a penny farthing.

Stopped buying vinyl a few years ago when it started getting overpriced due to hipsters.


that's a really weird argument.

At the end of vinyl's heyday, say around 1990, records in stores like Sound Warehouse/etc  MSRP'd at 9.99 to 11.99 quite often (when produced in the quantities of 100k+ runs ) .  Adjusted for inflation, that's up to $24 in modern cost.  And those were mass-produced 140gram black vinyl with single panel jackets , paper sleeves, etc.   Considering that today a lot of boutique vinyl releases (granted, part of the reason for them IS hipster demand) is for 180g in gatefold or with big booklet, on colored/splatter vinyl, etc... $30 isn't really unreasonable for a 300-500 piece run.  I mean the physical pressing/printing cost alone is more than $18 per unit for a release like that after it gets shipped to the label/band.
 
2019-04-13 08:13:25 PM  
I didn't jump on RSD, but I hit a Half Price Books tent sale yesterday. First six volumes of the Hoffman-mastered Rock the First series and a 3-disc Tommy Emmanuel collection on CD among others for a buck apiece, got a fun Buddah bubblegum compilation LP and a Billy Preston I didn't have for 50 cents. Not many vintage holes in the collection anymore, so I'm mostly after imports, various-artist CDs, old 45s and Beatles-related stuff.
 
2019-04-13 08:59:56 PM  
Best finds I had today weren't even records. Got two open reel prerecorded samplers and some kind of radio station tape. It has stuff on it like a drop for OJ Simpsons exercise video and something called a flick picks on Pulp Fiction... Which I also got at that store on Laserdisc. It's marked week of 11-7-94, from the premiere comedy network.
 
2019-04-13 09:44:58 PM  
not from RSD, just all arrived today in the mail
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2019-04-13 10:58:21 PM  
Grabbed that Devo box set of their first 6 lps on colored vinyl. Very happy.
 
2019-04-13 11:03:14 PM  
If these new pressings are simply from digital sources, what is the point of vinyl? I would think that the entire production chain being in analog would make since with vinyl if folks want to playback using an analog source, but I dunno. Not an audio engineer (or an engineer of any kind), but I did stay in a Knight's Inn the other night.
 
2019-04-13 11:04:21 PM  
Found this in at Angry Mom Records in Ithaca, NY. They (or one of their customers) had stuck in the "Comedy" section:
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yms
2019-04-14 01:12:04 AM  
I was buying a lot of reissued Jamaican 45s at around £3 a piece and the price literally trebled plus overnight due to the fact that the pressing plants across the world were limited and there were queues of labels wanting stuff pressed up for people, who had never visited a record shop in years, to play on those shiatty Crosleys because its cool.

Anyway I'm just old and bitter, if it encourages kids to get into music then great.
 
2019-04-14 02:42:06 AM  

Leader O'Cola: $30 isn't really unreasonable for a 300-500 piece run.


The $29.95 Revenge of the Nerds soundtrack LP I'd referenced stated it was a "limited edition of 1,000 copies" on its cover.

I placed it back on the shelf ... confident I could return to Amoeba and purchase it from the 'used' vinyl section for a fraction of that price, within a year from now.  Let some other fool pay that initial retail cost for the still-shrink-wrapped 'pristine' LP. @_@
 
2019-04-14 07:17:50 AM  

noazark: Leader O'Cola: $30 isn't really unreasonable for a 300-500 piece run.

The $29.95 Revenge of the Nerds soundtrack LP I'd referenced stated it was a "limited edition of 1,000 copies" on its cover.

I placed it back on the shelf ... confident I could return to Amoeba and purchase it from the 'used' vinyl section for a fraction of that price, within a year from now.  Let some other fool pay that initial retail cost for the still-shrink-wrapped 'pristine' LP. @_@


I was speaking very generally not about that specific title. Just on the fact that 30 for some boutique limited release isnt really out of place when adjusted for inflation and production standards. If you think it is, you damn well had better not been spending 11$ on the most vanilla releases back in the late 80s
 
2019-04-14 07:52:41 AM  
Leader O'Cola, I do get your general point, on economies of scale.

I was speaking very specifically about that title, which I would not have paid $11 for back 1984, either (that would have been a bit pricy, for teenage me; I tended to stick with $6-$8 K-TEL-esque records, at that time).

But I certainly can't fathom that there is a clamoring demand for the same title at $30, in 2019.  That's all I was saying.
 
2019-04-14 08:44:22 AM  
What I got with the wife today 
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kab
2019-04-14 12:20:02 PM  
Didn't buy anything on RSD, but did pick up Vaura's latest on vinyl a few weeks ago.
 
2019-04-14 01:48:55 PM  

it's interesting ...: If these new pressings are simply from digital sources, what is the point of vinyl? I would think that the entire production chain being in analog would make since with vinyl if folks want to playback using an analog source, but I dunno. Not an audio engineer (or an engineer of any kind), but I did stay in a Knight's Inn the other night.


From originally mastered tapes or from a hires digital dump is where it's at these days.
The best stuff, like Mobile Fidelity or Classic Records makes stampers for their expensive audiophile vinyl and then sell the stampers (father/mother) to whomever else wants to put out some records. Zappa's 19$ reissue of Hot Rats came out in exactly that way.
But yeah a lot of reissue crap is just a CD on vinyl. Simply vinyl and all those people
 
2019-04-14 01:50:09 PM  

Leader O'Cola: yms: noazark: I visited Amoeba Records last week, and saw that the soundtrack for Revenge Of The Nerds had just been reissued as a vinyl LP.

Then I saw the $29.95 price tag.

/wtf ... the movie itself on DVD doesn't even cost half that

Yes but it's lathe cut in vegan orange vinyl, the lathe being turned by an asexual midget riding a penny farthing.

Stopped buying vinyl a few years ago when it started getting overpriced due to hipsters.

that's a really weird argument.

At the end of vinyl's heyday, say around 1990, records in stores like Sound Warehouse/etc  MSRP'd at 9.99 to 11.99 quite often (when produced in the quantities of 100k+ runs ) .  Adjusted for inflation, that's up to $24 in modern cost.  And those were mass-produced 140gram black vinyl with single panel jackets , paper sleeves, etc.   Considering that today a lot of boutique vinyl releases (granted, part of the reason for them IS hipster demand) is for 180g in gatefold or with big booklet, on colored/splatter vinyl, etc... $30 isn't really unreasonable for a 300-500 piece run.  I mean the physical pressing/printing cost alone is more than $18 per unit for a release like that after it gets shipped to the label/band.


This this this.
I've put out a dozen records in the last 10 years and those smaller runs are killer.
 
2019-04-14 04:04:07 PM  

Cornelius Dribble: Found this in at Angry Mom Records in Ithaca, NY. They (or one of their customers) had stuck in the "Comedy" section:
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It's a party, a party a party party weekend!
 
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