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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:00:53 pm 
I have a Quasar collection. And I love it. So there.
I have a Quasar collection. And I love it. So there.
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I'm a bit of an A/V nerd and so the recent resurgence in vinyl has made me a happy camper. I picked this guy up just today and I am ecstatic to have this in my collection. It is one of the grail releases from this band.

KMFDM - Nihil | Wax Trax!/TVT (1995)
Original release, factory sealed

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This is a great album, and comic book & video game collectors will know the track, "Ultra" from the amazing Chun-Li vs Vega fight in the now classic Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie.

I'd love for this thread to become populated with everyone's truly great vinyl finds, or at this point even scarce CD's.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:22:29 am 
Especially "dude." And "balls." Those terms work in the tech industry.
Especially "dude." And "balls." Those terms work in the tech industry.
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I have an old Seeburg jukebox. I’ll probably have to sell it, but haven’t yet.

I have only two 7” records from back when I worked arc sub Pop.

My GF and I are talking about starting a vinyl collection as we can do it together and it’s nice to actually touch the music. We are both music junkies. Me especially. Music narrates my life.

I got rid of my physical music a long time ago. It was nice to shed it. Of course, I digitized it all, but with the proliferation of streaming services, I never touch it.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:47:44 pm 
I have a Quasar collection. And I love it. So there.
I have a Quasar collection. And I love it. So there.
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Sooo much to say about your post, man!

nycjadie wrote:
I have an old Seeburg jukebox. I’ll probably have to sell it, but haven’t yet.


That's such an obscure thing to have unless you have a dedicated space for it. Don't sell it. I have a better idea - take out a loan after writing business plan, then open a retro restaurant that serves sandwiches. Put the Seeburg there and populate it with Elvis vinyl. Have car shows on Sunday afternoons in your parking lot and open the window so that everyone outside can hear "Jailhouse Rock" coming from your now useful jukebox. Problem solved!

But seriously, that's really cool.

nycjadie wrote:
I have only two 7” records from back when I worked arc sub Pop.


I didn't know this about you.... please talk about the sub-pop job, I'd love to hear it. Something that most people don't know about me? I worked for Playboy in an office property they held just outside of Chicago in Itasca, IL back in the mid-late 90's. We used to watch Seinfeld on our breaks in this lavish, leather clad breakroom with a giant rear-projection T.V. from the era. I'll bet the sub-Pop job was cooler....

nycjadie wrote:
My GF and I are talking about starting a vinyl collection as we can do it together and it’s nice to actually touch the music. We are both music junkies. Me especially. Music narrates my life.


Me too, man. I've always got something playing - right now I'm on a Wax Trax label kick and as I type this I am listening to Clock DVA.

nycjadie wrote:
I got rid of my physical music a long time ago. It was nice to shed it. Of course, I digitized it all, but with the proliferation of streaming services, I never touch it.


I know how you feel about shedding stuff, but when it comes to my CD collection, I've held and also digitized.

I built a media rack into my office closet here behind me that houses all of my disc-based media (except for movies) and next to me at my desk I've got a 6TB media server that basically serves my whole house. I keep music files on it in duplicate - FLAC for my home theater (read through an Oppo UDP-203 to my stereo) and 320 mp3 for other units. The media server is internet enabled, so if I am out and about and want to hear something in my collection I can access it from my cell phone and it's nice because the media comes from my private server at home to my cell phone or car as opposed to coming from someone else's cloud server or a streaming service.

I used to buy CD's even if out of curiosity, but nowadays I buy very specific vinyl. Everything Stone Temple Pilots, legit 90' releases when I find them ($$carce), and I'm putting together the best WaxTrax!/TVT collection that I can because that stuff is legit vinyl culture in every sense of the word.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:30:39 pm 
Especially "dude." And "balls." Those terms work in the tech industry.
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I really want to hold onto the Seeburg, but #divorce. It’s not good right now. I can’t even get into it, but it is hitting my collection. Cafe/restaurant/bar. Or a mountain house, in my dreams.

Sub Pop. 1991-1992. High school. It was heaven for a young grunge kid with no money or prospects and a *SQUEE* home life. Changed my life. And I was just the intern.

Music narrates my life, my conversations, and legal advice. That and bourbon. Somehow, I feel like we will have drinks someday. I just know it.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:10:16 pm 
I have a Quasar collection. And I love it. So there.
I have a Quasar collection. And I love it. So there.
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nycjadie wrote:
Music narrates my life, my conversations, and legal advice. That and bourbon. Somehow, I feel like we will have drinks someday. I just know it.


I'm down for the JW black and ginger ale. And if we wind up at a *SQUEE* bar then whatever they pass for bourbon is cool too. :)

Velvet Revolver - Contraband | RCA (2004)
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This album was pressed for vinyl as a Promotional Use Only edition, not for regular sale. It's a terrific comeback for the members of GnR, and only Scott Weiland could have appropriately fronted this group. Comic Book fans will recognize the track "Set Me Free" from Ang Lee's Hulk movie - the song is a legit rock chugger in every way and far outclassed the film it was attached to. The rest of the album is addicting in its entirety as well.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:27:40 pm 
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Here're some old vinyl LP favorites...

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...with great covers outside and even greater recordings inside.


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 Post subject: Re: Vinyl
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:20:11 pm 
I will call my mum and ask what the *SQUEE* is going on.
I will call my mum and ask what the *SQUEE* is going on.
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I don't collect vinyl as such.
I listen.
As in I don't consider my records a 'collection'.

Just brought ~ France Gail paris france.
before that got a few Jimmy Cliff, peter tosh (new pressings) and BOB .
Cousin brought me some Frank Sinatra (new pressing)
I have a first pressing of come fly with me, unplayed (so I guess it is a collection).

My wife has early orginal beatles, and randon stuff.
Don't listen to Frank much anymore, into folk blues and reggae.

I call it reggie music to *SQUEE* people off, like to wind people up at record fairs.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:20:41 am 
I have a Quasar collection. And I love it. So there.
I have a Quasar collection. And I love it. So there.
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Phantom wrote:
Cousin brought me some Frank Sinatra (new pressing)


I love Sinatra. I'm always looking for his stuff when I'm crate diving. As of now I have nothing of note regarding Sinatra on vinyl, but obviously I've got a huge chunk of the catalog digitally. I'm just waiting for that original pressing of Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim for The Girl From Ipanema.....


Phantom wrote:
I have a first pressing of come fly with me, unplayed (so I guess it is a collection).


PIX! I'd love to own that.....

Phantom wrote:
My wife has early orginal beatles, and randon stuff.


This reminds me to get some shots of my vinyl copy of the White Album - yes it's got the photos too!

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Here're some old vinyl LP favorites...

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I'm going to try to check this one out....

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:25:02 am 
I will call my mum and ask what the *SQUEE* is going on.
I will call my mum and ask what the *SQUEE* is going on.
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You mentioned John Lenon.
My father was a carpender and worked on John lenons house in Surrey. He also repaired and restored furniture from the royal family. They used to write their names on the back of the drawers of stuff they worked on for the royal family.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:36:17 am 
I'm Chiclo. My strong Dongs paid off well.
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I had quite a bit of vinyl but it got lost about 12 years ago in a move. I had a few records that were pretty cool - a couple copies of Buckingham Nicks, a Heart photodisk - I think it was Dreamboat Annie. I was buying stuff that interested me cheaply at the flea market. Lots of Heart, Alan Parsons Project and the like on the rock/pop music front and quite a bit of folk music from the 50s and 60s. Ruth Welcome comes to mind, she was quite the prolific zither player and had produced a wide range of vinyl albums. I had probably 10 of her albums.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:04:30 am 
Especially "dude." And "balls." Those terms work in the tech industry.
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I left 6 crates of my parents records at a girlfriend's house in 1995. It had original Stones, Beatles, Dylan, etc. Probably worth a mint now.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:06:15 pm 
I have a Quasar collection. And I love it. So there.
I have a Quasar collection. And I love it. So there.
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The Beatles - The White Album | Apple Records Pressing (1968)
Revolution. All inserts. 'Nuff said....

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:14:04 pm 
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If you could own only one deluxe, special-edition reissue of a vinyl LP, The White Album would likely be your best choice. It's a high water mark for 20th century popular music. I'm not sure what other albums have its combination of top-level composition and execution, widespread public acclaim and influential dominance. Maybe Miles Davis's Kind of Blue? Hendrix's Are You Experienced?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:58:27 am 
I have a Quasar collection. And I love it. So there.
I have a Quasar collection. And I love it. So there.
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Tony_H wrote:
If you could own only one deluxe, special-edition reissue of a vinyl LP, The White Album would likely be your best choice. It's a high water mark for 20th century popular music. I'm not sure what other albums have its combination of top-level composition and execution, widespread public acclaim and influential dominance. Maybe Miles Davis's Kind of Blue? Hendrix's Are You Experienced?


I have a lot of respect for the White Album, and I love the song Revolution. But if I personally could own only one deluxe, special edition reissue of a vinyl, then it would be Stone Temple Pilots Anniversary release of Core. Unless they ever get around to remastering No. 4, then it would be that because it's one of the strongest rock albums in their catalog, but I've always lamented the initial production on that one. Imagine the power of the Grammy Award winning track, "Down" if it was mastered for clarity and precision like "Piece of Pie" or "Crackerman".

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