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Jennifer1984 On about 4 hours ago
Remoaner and proud





Penzance, United Kingdom
#1New Post! Dec 04, 2018 @ 15:42:56
Have you re-stocked all your old vinyl records? Do you still have some in a box in the attic, perhaps? The vinyl format has made a comeback in the last few years. I've resisted the temptation so far, but.......

My mum has told me that she's found a box of my old records and as we are going to stay with my family this Christmas, I can take them home with me when we leave. Drat. Going to have to buy a record player now. Oh, darn..!!

I can't imagine what sort of condition they will be in now. I can remember there being a big scratch on Spice World.... "Saturday Night Divas" as I recall... Oh, come on... I was barely 13 at the time. LOL.

Amanda and I are going to have to go back to our Girl Power days. What fun, especially when we start singing along using hairbrushes as mic's and trying to remember the dance steps. It'll probably confuse the hell out of Meg. she'll think her mothers have gone mad.


So..... have you gone back to vinyl..? Is it worth it..? What albums did you replace first and what ones would you like Santa to leave in your stocking, assuming he gets the note you put up the chimney..?
Leon On about 2 hours ago




San Diego, California
#2New Post! Dec 04, 2018 @ 17:02:29
Spice Girls? Why did you have them (or any artist) on vinyl at that time? Vinyl was popular until the late 80’s, when compact discs ultimately usurped them as the de facto format of commercial music distribution throughout the 90’s. Sure, vinyl was still around, but mainly in the niche market and DJ market, so I’m surprised 13 year old girls were buying pop music on vinyl in the late 90’s to be honest.

At any rate, it’s made a comeback since then, and for good reason. Music still sounds deeper on vinyl than in digital format, not to mention the packaging and artwork was unparalleled compared to what could be put on compact disc packaging.

In a market now dominated by streaming and downloads, what vinyl left behind in its 65 year run (78 rpm records for 30 of those years, 45 rpm and 33 rpm records afterwards) in the market forefront is now a treasure trove for music lovers and collectors alike.
cole On about 3 hours ago




Stirling, United Kingdom
#3New Post! Dec 04, 2018 @ 17:27:50
I have a collection of vinyl that I have purchased in the last 3 years. My kids bought me a record player for my 40th as I had some original Pink Floyd albums in original sleeves that I of course had nothing to play them on. I do also have the CD versions and the full catalog on digital format. There is just something about hearing them on vinyl. Especially the older ones when technology wasn’t as advanced when they were pressed and they have that nuance to them that you just don’t get with digital representations.

I have added to the collection in the last 3 years and have around 50 now. Tbh tho I still listen to music more on my google hub 😂
Eaglebauer On about 1 hour ago
FOSSOR SAPIENS

Moderator




Saint Louis, Missouri
#4New Post! Dec 04, 2018 @ 19:04:21
I've been collecting vinyl for close to 30 years.

A lot of my stuff I bought between 20 and 30 years ago back when vinyl wasn't as popular as it's become, so a lot of the records I got then for 5 dollars give or take are now worth 5 to 10 times as much. Some of mine are still worth 5 bucks. Some of them are worth 200.

I recently really got back into it and focus on mostly garage rock from the 60s and garage revival from the 80s and later, but have a large collection of punk rock also (some of them are quite valuable nowadays with the influx of people from the scene in 80s getting older and driving the market) along with a lot of alternative and just straight rock and roll from the 1950s to the present.

I have a youtube channel I've been working on too with digitized stuff from my collection:

Eaglebauer's Record Collection

It's small so far because I've only been revamping it for a few weeks but I'm adding a lot to it every week and it's going to be a lot bigger in time.
mrmhead On 22 minutes ago




NE, Ohio
#5New Post! Dec 04, 2018 @ 20:28:34
I haven't bought any in a long time, but I didn't get rid of what I had.
And I still have my Pioneer turntable.

8 or 10 years ago I digitized a few of them - before they had all these fancy gadgets and software to do so easily.


I started a thread on here "A to Z Album Art" but I can't find it - must have been deep-sixed for lack of interest.


I think the last vinyl I bought was "Momentary Lapse of Reason" when it came out.
The first CD I bought was "UmmaGumma" - even before I had a CD player (early 80s).
Leon On about 2 hours ago




San Diego, California
#6New Post! Dec 04, 2018 @ 20:50:36
@Eaglebauer Said

I've been collecting vinyl for close to 30 years.

A lot of my stuff I bought between 20 and 30 years ago back when vinyl wasn't as popular as it's become, so a lot of the records I got then for 5 dollars give or take are now worth 5 to 10 times as much. Some of mine are still worth 5 bucks. Some of them are worth 200.

I recently really got back into it and focus on mostly garage rock from the 60s and garage revival from the 80s and later, but have a large collection of punk rock also (some of them are quite valuable nowadays with the influx of people from the scene in 80s getting older and driving the market) along with a lot of alternative and just straight rock and roll from the 1950s to the present.

I have a youtube channel I've been working on too with digitized stuff from my collection:

Eaglebauer's Record Collection

It's small so far because I've only been revamping it for a few weeks but I'm adding a lot to it every week and it's going to be a lot bigger in time.


That’s awesome, thanks for sharing your channel. How do you digitize them? And wow, those are quite obscure bands.

I don’t collect records, as I’m not much of a collector period. But if I were it would probably be LPs since, as you know, I’m an avid music listener, and I do enjoy the sound of vinyl as I think it is a much better sound, musically speaking.

But, then again, I didn’t realize how high in value they’ve gotten , so maybe not.
gakINGKONG On about 15 hours ago




Lutz, Florida
#7New Post! Dec 04, 2018 @ 21:02:01
@Eaglebauer Said

I've been collecting vinyl for close to 30 years.

A lot of my stuff I bought between 20 and 30 years ago back when vinyl wasn't as popular as it's become, so a lot of the records I got then for 5 dollars give or take are now worth 5 to 10 times as much. Some of mine are still worth 5 bucks. Some of them are worth 200.

I recently really got back into it and focus on mostly garage rock from the 60s and garage revival from the 80s and later, but have a large collection of punk rock also (some of them are quite valuable nowadays with the influx of people from the scene in 80s getting older and driving the market) along with a lot of alternative and just straight rock and roll from the 1950s to the present.

I have a youtube channel I've been working on too with digitized stuff from my collection:

Eaglebauer's Record Collection

It's small so far because I've only been revamping it for a few weeks but I'm adding a lot to it every week and it's going to be a lot bigger in time.


Yeah,

Well I think that's a cartoon pic of John Wayne Gacy.

Just read today about how he died in his 50's and it took over 15 minutes to get his chemical line unclogged what killed him due to the inexperienced chemical unclogg team that night.

I think that 33 victims are much too many and he wasn't repentant whatever so I'm not at all confident about his eternal security.

Mighty decent of you to share the collection.

gakINGKONG On about 15 hours ago




Lutz, Florida
#8New Post! Dec 04, 2018 @ 21:12:56
My early favorite record:





Absolute favorite.

Luv me some gingerbread man.
Eaglebauer On about 1 hour ago
FOSSOR SAPIENS

Moderator




Saint Louis, Missouri
#9New Post! Dec 05, 2018 @ 13:10:38
@Leon Said

That’s awesome, thanks for sharing your channel. How do you digitize them? And wow, those are quite obscure bands.


I have a USB turntable that I can pair with Sony Soundforge software and turn them from analog into wav files. It's pretty cool, because with some of the more valuable records that are really obscure (like this really great 1965 album I just got from a Canadian surf rock band called Les Jaguars) I can digitize them and still get to listen to the music without any further wear and tear on the records themselves.

Just for straight listening though, I have a console record player with a 1968 Garrard turntable built into it. Some of the best rock from the 60s came from England but the English also built some of the best turntables in the 60s. Garrard was one of the most popular, high-end British makers and it's an amazing sound.

And it's funny you mentioned the obscurity of some of the bands on my channel...I'm actually waiting on shipment for a 7" of this really great early 80s garage band called Hopelessly Obscure
Eaglebauer On about 1 hour ago
FOSSOR SAPIENS

Moderator




Saint Louis, Missouri
#10New Post! Dec 05, 2018 @ 13:13:08
@gakINGKONG Said

Yeah,

Well I think that's a cartoon pic of John Wayne Gacy.

Just read today about how he died in his 50's and it took over 15 minutes to get his chemical line unclogged what killed him due to the inexperienced chemical unclogg team that night.

I think that 33 victims are much too many and he wasn't repentant whatever so I'm not at all confident about his eternal security.

Mighty decent of you to share the collection.




So, yeah...records.

(That's actually a "cartoonized" picture of a self portrait painted by Gacy himself while in prison)
gakINGKONG On about 15 hours ago




Lutz, Florida
#11New Post! Dec 05, 2018 @ 15:07:08
@Eaglebauer Said

So, yeah...records.

(That's actually a "cartoonized" picture of a self portrait painted by Gacy himself while in prison)



all my Christmas music came from a site Ernie not Bert dood from Florida where he posted the rips he made of lips not commercially released on cd/digital/mp3.

record listening is a national treasure and if I had my own place and could set that up I would.
Leon On about 2 hours ago




San Diego, California
#12New Post! Dec 06, 2018 @ 16:38:30
@Eaglebauer Said

I have a USB turntable that I can pair with Sony Soundforge software and turn them from analog into wav files. It's pretty cool, because with some of the more valuable records that are really obscure (like this really great 1965 album I just got from a Canadian surf rock band called Les Jaguars) I can digitize them and still get to listen to the music without any further wear and tear on the records themselves.

Just for straight listening though, I have a console record player with a 1968 Garrard turntable built into it. Some of the best rock from the 60s came from England but the English also built some of the best turntables in the 60s. Garrard was one of the most popular, high-end British makers and it's an amazing sound.

And it's funny you mentioned the obscurity of some of the bands on my channel...I'm actually waiting on shipment for a 7" of this really great early 80s garage band called Hopelessly Obscure


Thanks for sharing! How does the wav file sound compare to the sound coming directly from the vinyl when listening to each with the same set of speakers (if possible)? I was curious if there is a discernible difference.
gakINGKONG On about 15 hours ago




Lutz, Florida
#13New Post! Dec 06, 2018 @ 17:16:33
@Leon Said

Thanks for sharing! How does the wav file sound compare to the sound coming directly from the vinyl when listening to each with the same set of speakers (if possible)? I was curious if there is a discernible difference.



My money is yes. If you were able to listen to a song as it was being played on the turntable and then immediately turn around and hear the same song played back on a computer, possibly could tell the difference
Leon On about 2 hours ago




San Diego, California
#14New Post! Dec 06, 2018 @ 19:01:24
@gakINGKONG Said

My money is yes. If you were able to listen to a song as it was being played on the turntable and then immediately turn around and hear the same song played back on a computer, possibly could tell the difference


I would think so, but most of the time a digital file is compressed, whereas a wav file isn’t, not to mention it’s directly from vinyl. Sure, not everything will be captured in the transfer even if non-compressed, but I wonder if is is discernible to the human ear.

I’m particularly curious how much of the deep/warm sound which comes from the needle friction and unique to playing off of vinyl is captured in the transfer.
Chyna On about 22 hours ago




Thomasville, Georgia
#15New Post! Dec 07, 2018 @ 01:10:00
Heck Yeah---I have a rather big collection of vinyl myself--got a couple of albums that are old as dirt, like my dad's copy of his old Reba McEntire album, came out in the 80's I believe..most of my others are a lot newer...Got some classic bands on vinyl, like The Doors and Elvis and The Beatles and newer bands like Cradle of Filth, Marylin Manson, got an old Prince record as well..Anyhow, I like my cd's, but, vinyl is so cool!! Even got a record player for them..8-]]
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