Go Back   Sonic Youth Gossip > Sonic Gossip
Reload this Page How obsessively do you collect SY stuff?
Register FAQ Members List Mark Forums Read

View Poll Results: How hardcore are you?
I try to buy every single SY and solo release, including limited tapes, vinyls, cdrs and stuff 12 25.53%
I buy every widely distributed SY and solo release 7 14.89%
I buy every widely distributed SY release 2 4.26%
I buy every SY release and some solo stuff 16 34.04%
I buy lots of solo stuff, but not much SY 0 0%
Some stuff I buy, some I don't 7 14.89%
I never buy anything , but I download lots of stuff from blogs 2 4.26%
I'm not particularly fussed about owning SY stuff 1 2.13%
Voters: 47. You may not vote on this poll

 
Thread Tools
Old 02.20.2009, 05:48 AM   #1
blunderbuss
expwy. to yr skull
 
blunderbuss's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 2,449
blunderbuss kicks all y'all's assesblunderbuss kicks all y'all's assesblunderbuss kicks all y'all's assesblunderbuss kicks all y'all's assesblunderbuss kicks all y'all's assesblunderbuss kicks all y'all's assesblunderbuss kicks all y'all's assesblunderbuss kicks all y'all's assesblunderbuss kicks all y'all's assesblunderbuss kicks all y'all's assesblunderbuss kicks all y'all's asses
^
Poll

My hardcore-ness varies a little - I'm obsessive with Lee's stuff, but not so much with Thurston's. I don't bother with his stuff that is clearly going to be pure noise, for instance, because I just don't enjoy listening to it.
blunderbuss is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 02.20.2009, 06:11 AM   #2
This Is Not Here
invito al cielo
 
This Is Not Here's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Kingston-Upon-Thames, London
Posts: 2,597
This Is Not Here kicks all y'all's assesThis Is Not Here kicks all y'all's assesThis Is Not Here kicks all y'all's assesThis Is Not Here kicks all y'all's assesThis Is Not Here kicks all y'all's assesThis Is Not Here kicks all y'all's assesThis Is Not Here kicks all y'all's assesThis Is Not Here kicks all y'all's assesThis Is Not Here kicks all y'all's assesThis Is Not Here kicks all y'all's assesThis Is Not Here kicks all y'all's asses
I'd be a poor man if I hunted down every limited edition tape and such-like, so I stick to every main album, SY and solo stuff. I think I pretty much have all of this now.
__________________
http://images.google.co.uk/url?sourc...zLTl_B146tcuiw




~~Record of the moment~~
This Is Not Here is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 02.20.2009, 07:37 AM   #3
radarmaker
the end of the ugly
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Spahn Ranch
Posts: 1,072
radarmaker kicks all y'all's assesradarmaker kicks all y'all's assesradarmaker kicks all y'all's assesradarmaker kicks all y'all's assesradarmaker kicks all y'all's assesradarmaker kicks all y'all's assesradarmaker kicks all y'all's assesradarmaker kicks all y'all's assesradarmaker kicks all y'all's assesradarmaker kicks all y'all's assesradarmaker kicks all y'all's asses
My slightly obsessive-compulsive side certainly manisfests itself when it comes to SY vinyl releases (to the point of having all 4 different pressings of both the debut EP & Confusion, and multiple pressings of a few others), but I don't really bother with CDs or tapes unless it's something unavailable on vinyl.
I dabble in the solo stuff, but am certainly hardcore in that respect.
radarmaker is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 02.20.2009, 07:43 AM   #4
Moshe
Super Moderator
 
Moshe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 5,172
Moshe kicks all y'all's assesMoshe kicks all y'all's assesMoshe kicks all y'all's assesMoshe kicks all y'all's assesMoshe kicks all y'all's assesMoshe kicks all y'all's assesMoshe kicks all y'all's assesMoshe kicks all y'all's assesMoshe kicks all y'all's assesMoshe kicks all y'all's assesMoshe kicks all y'all's asses
i buy stuff even when i know i'm not going to listen to it. just like stamps.
Moshe is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 02.20.2009, 07:45 AM   #5
nicfit
invito al cielo
 
nicfit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: banana boat
Posts: 15,552
nicfit kicks all y'all's assesnicfit kicks all y'all's assesnicfit kicks all y'all's assesnicfit kicks all y'all's assesnicfit kicks all y'all's assesnicfit kicks all y'all's assesnicfit kicks all y'all's assesnicfit kicks all y'all's assesnicfit kicks all y'all's assesnicfit kicks all y'all's assesnicfit kicks all y'all's asses
I'm a pretty lame cds collector. I like some "extra" stuff like books, posters, some shirts, zines etc. I mainly stick to "proper" SY releases (album, singles, semi-official and not so official silver cds) rather than vinyl, as I have no means to play them. But I own some anyways, and I own a few solo things, but I usually buy only those I know I like and I'd listen to more than once in my lifetime. And I'm a pretty obsessive audio/video collector (live gigs, live vids), even if due to many other things going on my dime account and other useful sources are being used nowhere near their full potential.

A question: does anybody know if BIG NYC G&F flowers posters have been printed? I remember I saw one that seemed quite big in a pic scremingskull posted, but I'm not 100% sure. In the official store there are only small ones methinks.
__________________
11:11 11-11-11 I Ascended.
nicfit is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 02.20.2009, 07:48 AM   #6
_slavo_
invito al cielo
 
_slavo_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Россия
Posts: 9,990
_slavo_ kicks all y'all's asses_slavo_ kicks all y'all's asses_slavo_ kicks all y'all's asses_slavo_ kicks all y'all's asses_slavo_ kicks all y'all's asses_slavo_ kicks all y'all's asses_slavo_ kicks all y'all's asses_slavo_ kicks all y'all's asses_slavo_ kicks all y'all's asses_slavo_ kicks all y'all's asses_slavo_ kicks all y'all's asses
I buy every widely distributed SY release

that means, regular albums.
__________________



you're the boy

that can enjoy
invisibility
_slavo_ is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 02.20.2009, 08:02 AM   #7
noisereductions
invito al cielo
 
noisereductions's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England, USA
Posts: 13,807
noisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's asses
Basically I try to buy every single item that comes out that says "Sonic Youth" on it. CD's, vinyl, books, DVD's, vids, whatever.

Then I'll usually go for a lot of Thurston and Lee's free jazz shit, but I'm less concerned with Thurston's straight up noise feedback shit. And I'll buy most solo/sideproject albums (Trees, Free Kitten, things like that).
noisereductions is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 02.20.2009, 08:05 AM   #8
greedrex
invito al cielo
 
greedrex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: in yr fotobukit
Posts: 6,622
greedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's asses
I buy every SY release and some solo stuff
__________________
Greed Recordings bandcamp
~The Rex~, stalkin' yr shit since 2008.
greedrex is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 02.20.2009, 08:43 AM   #9
skipvacuum
stalker
 
skipvacuum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: dirtmont,pa
Posts: 460
skipvacuum kicks all y'all's assesskipvacuum kicks all y'all's assesskipvacuum kicks all y'all's assesskipvacuum kicks all y'all's assesskipvacuum kicks all y'all's assesskipvacuum kicks all y'all's assesskipvacuum kicks all y'all's assesskipvacuum kicks all y'all's assesskipvacuum kicks all y'all's assesskipvacuum kicks all y'all's assesskipvacuum kicks all y'all's asses
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moshe
i buy stuff even when i know i'm not going to listen to it. just like stamps.

you listen to stamps?...no seriously...i do the same thing often...times are touch though i've had to limit my stamp buying
__________________
thank you from the bottom of my sonic addled heart
skipvacuum is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 02.20.2009, 08:45 AM   #10
blunderbuss
expwy. to yr skull
 
blunderbuss's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 2,449
blunderbuss kicks all y'all's assesblunderbuss kicks all y'all's assesblunderbuss kicks all y'all's assesblunderbuss kicks all y'all's assesblunderbuss kicks all y'all's assesblunderbuss kicks all y'all's assesblunderbuss kicks all y'all's assesblunderbuss kicks all y'all's assesblunderbuss kicks all y'all's assesblunderbuss kicks all y'all's assesblunderbuss kicks all y'all's asses
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moshe
i buy stuff even when i know i'm not going to listen to it. just like stamps.
Okay, I'm going to ask you a question now. And it's one that I frequently ask myself, and can't answer: Why?

Why do you (and I, and a few others) feel the need to have in our possessions every single recorded work by these four people? Why does it pain us so when Thurston releases a limited edition of 9 copies of a C12 cassette containing the sound of a dying amp, and we cannot get one?
blunderbuss is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 02.20.2009, 08:52 AM   #11
noisereductions
invito al cielo
 
noisereductions's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England, USA
Posts: 13,807
noisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's asses
Quote:
Originally Posted by blunderbuss
Okay, I'm going to ask you a question now. And it's one that I frequently ask myself, and can't answer: Why?



For me I think part of it is just the ongoing completist thing. Which is to say that I've been collecting SY for sooooooooo long and so seriously, that it would be tough to let that part of myself go. Sad even.

But also, I think it boils down to this: say they put out a 10" limited to 2000 copies. If I dont rush out and get it, and then YOU come on here and talk about how good it is... then I'm gonna kick myself and resent you a little. And I like you blunder. So I don't want that to happen.
noisereductions is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 02.20.2009, 10:07 AM   #12
greedrex
invito al cielo
 
greedrex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: in yr fotobukit
Posts: 6,622
greedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's asses
Quote:
Originally Posted by noisereductions
I like you blunder.
 
__________________
Greed Recordings bandcamp
~The Rex~, stalkin' yr shit since 2008.
greedrex is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 02.20.2009, 10:07 AM   #13
Rob Instigator
invito al cielo
 
Rob Instigator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: In the land of the Instigator
Posts: 24,933
Rob Instigator kicks all y'all's assesRob Instigator kicks all y'all's assesRob Instigator kicks all y'all's assesRob Instigator kicks all y'all's assesRob Instigator kicks all y'all's assesRob Instigator kicks all y'all's assesRob Instigator kicks all y'all's assesRob Instigator kicks all y'all's assesRob Instigator kicks all y'all's assesRob Instigator kicks all y'all's assesRob Instigator kicks all y'all's asses
Sonic Youth is my all-time favorite band ever ever ever.
I am more hardcore than the choices given, but I chose the first one. I collect all their official LP's, all the EP's, all the 12" and 10" singles. I collect all their solo stuff, Lee's stuff on Vinyl and CD.. Thurston's singles and side projects. On top of that I collect anything I can find signed by the band, record covers, posters, whatever. I also collect ephemera, ticket stubs, set lists from shows, embroidered patches, stickers, bootleg shows, etc.

i even got these.
 
__________________
RXTT's Intellectual Journey - my new blog where I talk about all the books I read.

I'm on TEAM KIM
Rob Instigator is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 02.20.2009, 10:19 AM   #14
noisereductions
invito al cielo
 
noisereductions's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England, USA
Posts: 13,807
noisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's asses
greedrex, i dn't wanna have to neg rep you man!
noisereductions is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 02.20.2009, 10:48 AM   #15
greedrex
invito al cielo
 
greedrex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: in yr fotobukit
Posts: 6,622
greedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's asses
if you wanna neg rep me, i will neg rep you.
watchagonnado?
__________________
Greed Recordings bandcamp
~The Rex~, stalkin' yr shit since 2008.
greedrex is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 02.20.2009, 10:59 AM   #16
noisereductions
invito al cielo
 
noisereductions's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England, USA
Posts: 13,807
noisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's assesnoisereductions kicks all y'all's asses
dammit. It appears we are in a stalemate.
noisereductions is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 02.20.2009, 11:00 AM   #17
greedrex
invito al cielo
 
greedrex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: in yr fotobukit
Posts: 6,622
greedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's assesgreedrex kicks all y'all's asses
he he
__________________
Greed Recordings bandcamp
~The Rex~, stalkin' yr shit since 2008.
greedrex is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 02.20.2009, 04:48 PM   #18
Death & the Maiden
expwy. to yr skull
 
Death & the Maiden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 2,048
Death & the Maiden kicks all y'all's assesDeath & the Maiden kicks all y'all's assesDeath & the Maiden kicks all y'all's assesDeath & the Maiden kicks all y'all's assesDeath & the Maiden kicks all y'all's assesDeath & the Maiden kicks all y'all's assesDeath & the Maiden kicks all y'all's assesDeath & the Maiden kicks all y'all's assesDeath & the Maiden kicks all y'all's assesDeath & the Maiden kicks all y'all's assesDeath & the Maiden kicks all y'all's asses
I'm not very obsessive about collecting SY stuff. I have most of the studio albums (I still don't have ATL, NYC G+F and RR) and I have Thurston's Trees. I chose "some stuff I buy, some I don't", because I don't think I'll ever buy Rather Ripped.
Death & the Maiden is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 02.20.2009, 05:07 PM   #19
joe11121
expwy. to yr skull
 
joe11121's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Brantford, Canada
Posts: 1,852
joe11121 kicks all y'all's assesjoe11121 kicks all y'all's assesjoe11121 kicks all y'all's assesjoe11121 kicks all y'all's assesjoe11121 kicks all y'all's assesjoe11121 kicks all y'all's assesjoe11121 kicks all y'all's assesjoe11121 kicks all y'all's assesjoe11121 kicks all y'all's assesjoe11121 kicks all y'all's assesjoe11121 kicks all y'all's asses
I should have clicked this "Some stuff I buy, some I don't" but i clicked the wrong one.
joe11121 is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 02.20.2009, 05:11 PM   #20
EVOLghost
invito al cielo
 
EVOLghost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: cybatraz!
Posts: 10,828
EVOLghost kicks all y'all's assesEVOLghost kicks all y'all's assesEVOLghost kicks all y'all's assesEVOLghost kicks all y'all's assesEVOLghost kicks all y'all's assesEVOLghost kicks all y'all's assesEVOLghost kicks all y'all's assesEVOLghost kicks all y'all's assesEVOLghost kicks all y'all's assesEVOLghost kicks all y'all's assesEVOLghost kicks all y'all's asses
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moshe
i buy stuff even when i know i'm not going to listen to it. just like stamps.

I don't like listening to stamps either.
__________________
"Quote as fuck."



 
EVOLghost is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|


Thread Tools

All content ©2006 Sonic Youth