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The VINYL Thread!

Old 06-17-24, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man

But with eBay I managed to snag a lot of rare and obscure heavy metal stuff I either never picked up the first time around, or could never find in stores. ("Perfect Man" by Rage, "Endless War" by Realm, in addition to a lot imports.)
Hey, I have that Rage album on vinyl, I never managed to sell it back in the day, so I still own it.

I've never owned the banned cover that Scorpions album; I don't think I'd even want to have it in my house.
Me neither, that's an album cover where you wonder what the fuck the record company was thinking. Man, the 1970s sure was a different time!
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^ Yeah, for sure. I have the original press with the banned cover as well (German RCA IIRC). I keep a solid inner sleeve between the jacket and outer poly sleeve so people don't necessarily see the front if flipping through the shelf.
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Re: The VINYL Thread!

Originally Posted by cultshock
Me neither, that's an album cover where you wonder what the fuck the record company was thinking. Man, the 1970s sure was a different time!
Same decade that gave us Pretty Baby...
Old 06-17-24, 08:48 PM
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Re: The VINYL Thread!

Honestly, guys, it wasn't my intention to open Pandora's box here (so to speak) ...
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Old 06-18-24, 11:16 AM
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Re: The VINYL Thread!

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
Same decade that gave us Pretty Baby...
Yep, it's batshit crazy what came out back then that we would never ever see now.
Old 06-18-24, 11:17 PM
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Re: The VINYL Thread!

If anyone is interested, the record store that acquired the sealed vinyl collection (Record Collectors Paradise) here in Edmonton is now accepting out-of-town and international orders by e-mail. The address is on their Facebook page. There were still a lot of albums left (including Sabbath, Maiden, and Motorhead) when I was there a couple of days ago, original and unopened. Here is a run-through from their youtube channel before they were made available to buy in-store last week (the Metal ones are near the end) ...


The same collector also had dozens of concert shirts as well ...


Still shaking my head over this ... really quite a find when you think about it ...


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Old 06-19-24, 07:57 PM
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Sent 'em an E-mail, we'll see what's still there. I could do a lot of damage, but I limited my request to like 6 records.
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Old 06-20-24, 01:57 PM
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BTW, I noticed most of the records had a price scribbled on with a marker, not a price tag. Is that what the store was charging? They seemed awfully low.
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Re: The VINYL Thread!

Originally Posted by Paff
BTW, I noticed most of the records had a price scribbled on with a marker, not a price tag. Is that what the store was charging? They seemed awfully low.
Those are probably old prices from when the guy who owned them originally bought them. Don't think I've seen prices written directly on the shrinkwrap like that, though.
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Re: The VINYL Thread!

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
Don't think I've seen prices written directly on the shrinkwrap like that, though.
If I recall, the late, great Sam the Record Man in Toronto used to write their prices directly on the shrinkwrap like that. I may have seen it elsewhere too back in the day.

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Ok, he sent me a quote, and the marker prices are most definitely NOT the asking prices.

I'd inquired about six titles, four were available. I may only buy one: Voice of the Beehive - Let it Bee. Everything else was out of my price range.
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Yeah, they are the original price tags / hype stickers from the time they were first bought. Most of the sealed ones that I bought last week were between $40-$60 CAD. The more popular ones are going to be higher (the Van Halen was $150). They have The Cure's Disintegration at $250 and most of the Motorhead are $100 & up, as well. Sabbath's S/T was $100 IIRC.

Which ones were you looking at, Paff?
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I asked for a quote on the above-mentioned Voice of the Beehive record, and I caved and also asked for The Rolling Stones' Black and Blue, their strange attempt at going reggae (but Keith Richards' guitar is amazing on it). I passed on 20/20's Lookout, and the soundtrack to The Harder They Come. That was a real heartbreaker, a sealed 70s reggae classic, but $60 was a little too much for me. I'd also asked for a record I saw in the video by The Only Ones, and The Cult's Love, but neither were available by the time I emailed.
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So, after some wheeling and dealing, I went with the Stones record and I got the reggae soundtrack after all. Passed on VOTB, I found another sealed copy in the wild at a comparable price.

I'd also told a local friend about the discs, and to save on shipping he tacked on to my order two Bowie 12", the self-titled Crowded House, and a Bowie T-shirt. He also wanted Kate Bush's The Hounds of Love but those hosers wanted $150 for it.

Can't wait to get 'em!
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Nice! Hope you & your friend enjoy them ...
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Just cleaning a stack of albums while watching Empire Records right now (it felt appropriate ... ). I'm putting together a corner of the living room for speakers & a turntable - with a new amplifier on the way - so I can put on some Jazz, some Floyd, or something else when I get home in the evenings and chill like Harry Bosch ... only without the cool view of L.A. out my front window.
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Originally Posted by Toby Dramit
Just cleaning a stack of albums while watching Empire Records right now (it felt appropriate ... ). I'm putting together a corner of the living room for speakers & a turntable - with a new amplifier on the way - so I can put on some Jazz, some Floyd, or something else when I get home in the evenings and chill like Harry Bosch ... only without the cool view of L.A. out my front window.
Been a minute since I've seen Empire Records, but are you referring to the mixtape the guy made for Ethan Embry?
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Lol, Eddie's famous mixtape and brownies with lots of 'sugar'? No, just looking forward to playing my own albums in the living room (more space, can do other things while listening, etc.) than in the upstairs theatre room which is more confined. I'm moving my Audio-Technica LPW50PB turntable downstairs, setting up a pair of ELAC Debut 2.0 speakers in the corner (to be powered by an Arcam A15 amplifier that should be arriving in the next week) and then I'll be all set. Not super expensive by any means but a nice little setup for some vinyl ambiance ...

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Originally Posted by VHS?
I wish I had known. I basically have Re-Animated Records in old La Mesa. I know there are more around North Park area but by the time I drive to these other places, they're already packed. Wish I knew about Folk Arts.
Now that record is in the $100 range. Most people go to flip which is sad on such limited stuff. But that's the game so what can ya do...
Just wanted to resurface this post, as this weekend I went to East County Vinyl, can't be much more than a mile from Reanimated Records, and a damn fine little store. I got there right around closing so I couldn't do a deep dive, but I still managed to snag a Toy Dolls 12" and Son of Sam I Am from Too Much Joy (the vinyl copy still has the Bozo the Clown sample...which resulted in a lawsuit, and reference when TMJ adapted The Records' "Starry Eyes" a few years later..."Something's wrong in the world when clowns got lawyers too").

Anyway, next time I got a Saturday free I'm really gonna go through the stacks. But at least you now have TWO shops you can hit up on a record store run.
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Originally Posted by Toby Dramit
Nice! Hope you & your friend enjoy them ...
Thanks. And if I didn't know where the store was located, I would have figured it out pretty fast when I called to give them my CC info. I asked for Ty, and the guy who answered the phone said "No, he just stepped oat on break, he'll be back in a-boat 20 minutes"

I'm surprised he didn't add "eh?" to the end.
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Hey, now you're stereotypin' ...

I was just talking to Ty a few days ago about a vintage McIntosh MA6100 amplifier that they have for sale there. I would have loved to have gotten it but it was a bit out of my price range so I went with the Arcam A15 instead. Reg and Simon are good guys to chat with, too. It's a pretty cool store they've got there ... a great place to browse for an hour or two.
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Hey, now you're stereotypin' ...
I've never heard a Canadian raising that strong, the accent is usually quite subtle. (at least in my neck of the woods, not sure about out west where you are).
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I've never heard a Canadian raising that strong, the accent is usually quite subtle. (at least in my neck of the woods, not sure about out west where you are).
Yes, I think our neck of the woods is very light on accent.
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Yes, I think our neck of the woods is very light on accent.
Yeah, I hear it slightly, even in my own speech, but Southern Ontario is pretty close to the General American accent (aka the "Newscaster Accent"). Now, folks from Newfoundland on the other hand...
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Man I could walk away with a nice stack but betting it wouldn't be cheap.
I wonder what they paid and what sorta markup they're doing. I'm not really in the know when it comes to pricing.
Those David Bowie in the beginning I'd love to get and the 3 or 4 Cure that were in there. Too bad no Dio stuff

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