Go Back   Sonic Youth Gossip > Non-Sonic Sounds
Reload this Page Your music collecting habits
Register FAQ Members List Mark Forums Read

 
Thread Tools
Old 08.23.2006, 04:14 PM   #21
Rob Instigator
invito al cielo
 
Rob Instigator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: In the land of the Instigator
Posts: 27,436
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
I own sgt peppers and abbey road in the original brit pressings, which were given to me by my mom's boss who was 16 when the al bums came out (she is british). they are scratchy and warped and missing shit, but I and my friends learned about music from them from age 12-16. we would listen to those two albums at least once every weekend day.

One thing I do hate, and it is slightly irrational, is buying a vinyl of something I already own on CD. It grates on me to pay money for msuic I ahve already heard amnd own in some other format. The only time i do it is when I alreayd own said album on cassette.

My most prized album is the Thuirston Moore ROOT box collection, just because I am a sonic junkie
__________________
RXTT's Intellectual Journey - my new blog where I talk about all the books I read.
Rob Instigator is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 08.23.2006, 04:16 PM   #22
Savage Clone
invito al cielo
 
Savage Clone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 10,937
Savage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's asses
I figured out after a while that most of the stuff I wanted was either:
a. Too obscure for most other people to be chomping at the bit to snatch up
b. Too expensive for most people

This saved my hold bag from bursting at the seams; most stuff I wanted would sit there until I bought it anyway. The benefit of a store that carried good stuff, but most of whose clientele was interested in other types of music.
Savage Clone is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 08.23.2006, 04:17 PM   #23
Glice
invito al cielo
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 12,765
Glice kicks all y'all's assesGlice kicks all y'all's assesGlice kicks all y'all's assesGlice kicks all y'all's assesGlice kicks all y'all's assesGlice kicks all y'all's assesGlice kicks all y'all's assesGlice kicks all y'all's assesGlice kicks all y'all's assesGlice kicks all y'all's assesGlice kicks all y'all's asses
Ah. I too have Root. Only played a handful of times.

If I see an album I own on CD already, I usually buy it and give the CD to a friend. That's how fucking ace I am.
__________________
Message boards are the last vestige of the spent masturbator, still intent on wasting time in some neg-heroic fashion. Be damned all who sail here.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Savage Clone
Last time I was in Chicago I spent an hour in a Nazi submarine with a banjo player.
Glice is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 08.23.2006, 04:18 PM   #24
Glice
invito al cielo
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 12,765
Glice kicks all y'all's assesGlice kicks all y'all's assesGlice kicks all y'all's assesGlice kicks all y'all's assesGlice kicks all y'all's assesGlice kicks all y'all's assesGlice kicks all y'all's assesGlice kicks all y'all's assesGlice kicks all y'all's assesGlice kicks all y'all's assesGlice kicks all y'all's asses
Quote:
Originally Posted by Savage Clone
I figured out after a while that most of the stuff I wanted was either:
a. Too obscure for most other people to be chomping at the bit to snatch up
b. Too expensive for most people

This saved my hold bag from bursting at the seams; most stuff I wanted would sit there until I bought it anyway. The benefit of a store that carried good stuff, but most of whose clientele was interested in other types of music.

I have an original edition of Xenakis' Pithoprakta waiting for me on the basis of a. It's not terribly rare, but it would be a lovely thing to have.
__________________
Message boards are the last vestige of the spent masturbator, still intent on wasting time in some neg-heroic fashion. Be damned all who sail here.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Savage Clone
Last time I was in Chicago I spent an hour in a Nazi submarine with a banjo player.
Glice is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 08.23.2006, 04:20 PM   #25
Savage Clone
invito al cielo
 
Savage Clone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 10,937
Savage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's asses
My former employer currently has several sealed original Xenakis LPs for sale. Most tempting.
Savage Clone is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 08.23.2006, 04:24 PM   #26
Cantankerous
invito al cielo
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: A RETIREMENT HOME
Posts: 18,536
Cantankerous kicks all y'all's assesCantankerous kicks all y'all's assesCantankerous kicks all y'all's assesCantankerous kicks all y'all's assesCantankerous kicks all y'all's assesCantankerous kicks all y'all's assesCantankerous kicks all y'all's assesCantankerous kicks all y'all's assesCantankerous kicks all y'all's assesCantankerous kicks all y'all's assesCantankerous kicks all y'all's asses
i store them in record crates (in no certain order) and in boxes.
__________________
RETIRED
Cantankerous is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 08.23.2006, 04:29 PM   #27
Savage Clone
invito al cielo
 
Savage Clone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 10,937
Savage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's asses
I sure love having the browsers. The accessibility is amazing; I rediscovered so much stuff after I switched to this storage system. I used to have one browser (the old 9-bin 3x3 angle type), but it didn't hold all that much stuff, and most were in crates and on shelves. Made for a sort of A-Team/B-Team division in the collection, and certain things tended to stay buried. I was most happy to get my new browsers; though the reason (friend's storefront closing down) bummed me out, it made me a much happier person with a much more organized-feeling living room. It's fun to flip through the stuff and see what strikes me as a good listen at any given time, plus since I helped build these things in the first place, it feels good that a couple of them wound up back with me in the end.
Savage Clone is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 08.23.2006, 04:35 PM   #28
Everyneurotic
invito al cielo
 
Everyneurotic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mexico
Posts: 15,777
Everyneurotic kicks all y'all's assesEveryneurotic kicks all y'all's assesEveryneurotic kicks all y'all's assesEveryneurotic kicks all y'all's assesEveryneurotic kicks all y'all's assesEveryneurotic kicks all y'all's assesEveryneurotic kicks all y'all's assesEveryneurotic kicks all y'all's assesEveryneurotic kicks all y'all's assesEveryneurotic kicks all y'all's assesEveryneurotic kicks all y'all's asses
ok, let me see:

a) there are very few indie record stores here, most are big ass corporate chain stores with mostly crap and whatever good thing they might have it's at least twice as much as if i were to buy it in mail order (case in point: goo deluxe for the equivalent of $50). so i buy mail order for the most part, mostly straight from the labels, sometimes thru a distro website or amazon, if price is decent and if you can't get it anywhere else, lately not because i don't have a credit card anymore.

b) bought an album how many times? like in different formats or same format? i bought gn'r's use your illusions three times on tape because it kept getting fucked. formatwise, i have mötley crüe's too fast for love on cd (russian boot, though), tape and vinyl.

c) vinyl junkie? i love vinyl, i love the big ass covers, the grooves, the colors, everything...but i get equally as excited by tapes and cds.

d) i keep it grouped bands and interrelated bands together and each one in chronological order, but each groups is randomized.
Everyneurotic is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 08.23.2006, 04:44 PM   #29
Alex's Trip
invito al cielo
 
Alex's Trip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 5,616
Alex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's asses
I'm saving to buy a turntable....
__________________
KALOPSIA
Alex's Trip is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 08.23.2006, 04:49 PM   #30
Iain
invito al cielo
 
Iain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,555
Iain kicks all y'all's assesIain kicks all y'all's assesIain kicks all y'all's assesIain kicks all y'all's assesIain kicks all y'all's assesIain kicks all y'all's assesIain kicks all y'all's assesIain kicks all y'all's assesIain kicks all y'all's assesIain kicks all y'all's assesIain kicks all y'all's asses
I tend to buy cds more than I do vinyl...as blasphemous as that is. I tend to keep vinyl for stuff that is not out of cd, is cheaper than on cd (a rare occurence) or something that would be nicer on vinyl. Eg. I recently got that Nuggets comp on vinyl even though it was cheaper on cd and also that souljazz Tropicalia comp on vinyl (although that was dirt cheap)

For some reason, I find that quite flimsy vinyl sounds nicer to me than heavy vinyl in a lot of cases. I have a bunch of cheap Beefheart LPs...I guess they are reissues from the 80s, they have Virgin Mid Price Range on the inner sleeve, and they sound nice to me.

The most I have paid for a record was about $42 for Live at Kens Electric Lake by NNCK. Which isn't that bad really with the exchange rate at the moment. And it is a double. Well, for a used record anyway...I think that 3LP By the Roots lp on timelag was about the same, if not a bit more.
Iain is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 08.23.2006, 04:50 PM   #31
Rob Instigator
invito al cielo
 
Rob Instigator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: In the land of the Instigator
Posts: 27,436
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
alex's trip. You can rpobably get a quality turntable used at an indie record store near you for under $100.00

but if you have to mail order one, you could probably get a very good one fro under $150.

only advice I have is try to get a motor driven one, not a belt driven one, and if you can, get a heavy metal case one,a nd not a plastic case one. either way though, you will get pleasure form most any decent turntable.
__________________
RXTT's Intellectual Journey - my new blog where I talk about all the books I read.
Rob Instigator is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 08.23.2006, 04:51 PM   #32
Rob Instigator
invito al cielo
 
Rob Instigator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: In the land of the Instigator
Posts: 27,436
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
at most record stores here in hopsuton, new vinyl is about $3-$5 CHEPER than the same on CD

white stripes elephant for example, sold new for $12 and on CD new it was $16.99
__________________
RXTT's Intellectual Journey - my new blog where I talk about all the books I read.
Rob Instigator is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 08.23.2006, 04:51 PM   #33
Savage Clone
invito al cielo
 
Savage Clone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 10,937
Savage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's asses
That makes no sense. CDs cost over ten times less to produce than vinyl.
Sickening.
Savage Clone is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 08.23.2006, 05:01 PM   #34
Everyneurotic
invito al cielo
 
Everyneurotic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mexico
Posts: 15,777
Everyneurotic kicks all y'all's assesEveryneurotic kicks all y'all's assesEveryneurotic kicks all y'all's assesEveryneurotic kicks all y'all's assesEveryneurotic kicks all y'all's assesEveryneurotic kicks all y'all's assesEveryneurotic kicks all y'all's assesEveryneurotic kicks all y'all's assesEveryneurotic kicks all y'all's assesEveryneurotic kicks all y'all's assesEveryneurotic kicks all y'all's asses
the most i've paid for a vinyl is either boris' pink or sunn o)))'s black one pict disc (or maybe both, can't remember).

the rarest, most collectible? shellac's the futurists.

a cd costs around $2 each TOTAL to fabricate, and it's retail price is averaging at what? $13-$15 dollars? it sucks...i still get blown away that there are vinyls that are cheaper.
Everyneurotic is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 08.23.2006, 05:03 PM   #35
Rob Instigator
invito al cielo
 
Rob Instigator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: In the land of the Instigator
Posts: 27,436
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
Sony, the single owner of the CD writing copyright, made a deal early on in the history of compact discs, to establish a price fixing method. the price of CD players would get steadily lower and the price of the actual CD's would never drop, and it has not dropped. however, you can get a portable CD player (shoddy as hell but it plays ) for under $20.00 at a walgreens or a supermarket.

CD's cost almost nothing to make and they ahve kept the price fixed at around $16.00

go to best buy and the "sale" CD's are running at $12-$14
SHIT

I say SHIT!
__________________
RXTT's Intellectual Journey - my new blog where I talk about all the books I read.
Rob Instigator is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 08.23.2006, 05:04 PM   #36
Alex's Trip
invito al cielo
 
Alex's Trip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 5,616
Alex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's asses
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob Instigator
an indie record store near you
I wish.

I'll probably have to buy one online, or mail order.
__________________
KALOPSIA
Alex's Trip is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 08.23.2006, 05:07 PM   #37
Savage Clone
invito al cielo
 
Savage Clone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 10,937
Savage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's assesSavage Clone kicks all y'all's asses
Check craigslist all the time. There are turntables showing up a lot on there, and sometimes for very good prices. I have seen more than a few direct-drive DJ tables selling for very good prices on there.
Savage Clone is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 08.23.2006, 05:11 PM   #38
Alex's Trip
invito al cielo
 
Alex's Trip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 5,616
Alex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's assesAlex's Trip kicks all y'all's asses
Well, regardless of where/how I get the turntable, I'm still not sure if it will be worth it because the closest places to me that sell vinyl are all about 40+ minutes away.
__________________
KALOPSIA
Alex's Trip is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 08.23.2006, 05:13 PM   #39
TheDom
expwy. to yr skull
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Nashville.
Posts: 1,887
TheDom kicks all y'all's assesTheDom kicks all y'all's assesTheDom kicks all y'all's assesTheDom kicks all y'all's assesTheDom kicks all y'all's assesTheDom kicks all y'all's assesTheDom kicks all y'all's assesTheDom kicks all y'all's assesTheDom kicks all y'all's assesTheDom kicks all y'all's assesTheDom kicks all y'all's asses
I used to go to the record store at least once a week, but now I go maybe once a month. I can never get a ride.

I like to have vinyl, but it doesn't really matter to me. Where I live, there is only one good store and it just sells CDs and DVDs. My friend told me about a used book store that has a vinyl section, so I'm going to have to check that out.

Sometimes I get impulses and buy records off of ebay. The most I've ever spent is $40 for a pink vinyl copy of EVOL. That is the only duplicate I have too. One on CD and the vinyl one.
TheDom is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|
Old 08.23.2006, 07:17 PM   #40
Cantankerous
invito al cielo
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: A RETIREMENT HOME
Posts: 18,536
Cantankerous kicks all y'all's assesCantankerous kicks all y'all's assesCantankerous kicks all y'all's assesCantankerous kicks all y'all's assesCantankerous kicks all y'all's assesCantankerous kicks all y'all's assesCantankerous kicks all y'all's assesCantankerous kicks all y'all's assesCantankerous kicks all y'all's assesCantankerous kicks all y'all's assesCantankerous kicks all y'all's asses
alex's trip - ebay is wonderful.
__________________
RETIRED
Cantankerous is offline   |QUOTE AND REPLY|


Thread Tools

All content ©2006 Sonic Youth