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Oh, so yesterday was the big RSD announcement.

Here's Amoeba's list of what they'll be having. I'm not going anywhere near that place on RSD, but there's some cool shit on the list.

http://www.amoeba.com/admin/uploads/...SD2014menu.pdf

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I'm thinking Record Surplus for RSD, unless the Los Angelenos have a better suggestion.
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Originally Posted by Supermallet
I'm thinking Record Surplus for RSD, unless the Los Angelenos have a better suggestion.
I'm sticking to Canterbury Records like I did last year. I'd even suggest Poo-Bah in Pasadena but last year they pissed me off, because they filed all of the RSD stuff with the regular collection. I didn't even know what was RSD or not. Totally screwed everything up. I got 100% of my stuff from Canterbury. Gonna do it again this year.

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Originally Posted by Supermallet
I'm thinking Record Surplus for RSD, unless the Los Angelenos have a better suggestion.
Best record store in LA is Freakbeat, and the guys who run it actually aren't socially retarded (like many record shops...).
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Alright, so why should I go to Freakbeat or Canterbury? Sell me, guys.
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Originally Posted by Supermallet
Alright, so why should I go to Freakbeat or Canterbury? Sell me, guys.
Just my opinion, Canterbury absolutely sucks. Why Freakbeat? Small, independent record store with a brilliant used and new vinyl section. Might be crowded though....
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I am guessing there might be riots and shootings over people trying to pick up copies of this

Ron Jeremy
Understanding and Appreciating Classical Music With Ron Jeremy

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Format: 7" Vinyl
Label: Black Country Rock/Thirty Tigers
Release type: 'RSD First' Release
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A 7" single of adult film star Ron Jeremy performing and discussing classical music at a piano. This is a serious record laced with Ron's hilarious dialogue and off the cuff blue comments throughout his performances of Bach, Beethoven and more. Colored vinyl. Artwork and packaging by Keith Neltner.
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Originally Posted by Supermallet
Alright, so why should I go to Freakbeat or Canterbury? Sell me, guys.
They have control over the line, have a cash/credit line separately, and they actually don't mark up their RSD items like all the other shops that I went to. They also have designated locations for their items.

Remember, I only prefer them, because I'll be close by that day. I also went to Gimme Gimme Records in Highland park and that was a wasted trip cuz what they did have was severely priced up.

Poobahs, I won't bother with this year at all. I'll look up FreakBeat for more info.


EDIT - just looked up FreakBeat and they're in Sherman Oaks. I'm not going to the valley unless it's to get laid.

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Spun this earlier:



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Anyone been to Touch Vinyl? That's another spot I'm considering for RSD.
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Sheesh. We have about one decent record store here...and I'm 45 minutes from Minneapolis. Dammit.
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Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
Oh, so yesterday was the big RSD announcement.

Here's Amoeba's list of what they'll be having. I'm not going anywhere near that place on RSD, but there's some cool shit on the list.

http://www.amoeba.com/admin/uploads/...SD2014menu.pdf
Got to say, with the exception of a few things I am mildly interested in, I am fairly disappointed in this year's crop of RSD releases. There was better stuff that came out on Black Friday RSD last November. Plus, I've been told a good deal of these releases aren't even exclusive, but just advances of getting a regular release.

Anyone else feeling this way, too?

On a cool note, though, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills will be on hand to sign records at my local shop, so at least I have that to look forward to.
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Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
They have control over the line, have a cash/credit line separately, and they actually don't mark up their RSD items like all the other shops that I went to. They also have designated locations for their items.

Remember, I only prefer them, because I'll be close by that day. I also went to Gimme Gimme Records in Highland park and that was a wasted trip cuz what they did have was severely priced up.

Poobahs, I won't bother with this year at all. I'll look up FreakBeat for more info.


EDIT - just looked up FreakBeat and they're in Sherman Oaks. I'm not going to the valley unless it's to get laid.
You just confirmed your hipster (albeit, maybe a classy hipster status, a true vinyl collector will travel anywhere in the multiverse to explore and discover those hard-to-find gems .
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You just confirmed your hipster (albeit, maybe a classy hipster status, a true vinyl collector will travel anywhere in the multiverse to explore and discover those hard-to-find gems .

Well played, sir.

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Got to say, with the exception of a few things I am mildly interested in, I am fairly disappointed in this year's crop of RSD releases. There was better stuff that came out on Black Friday RSD last November. Plus, I've been told a good deal of these releases aren't even exclusive, but just advances of getting a regular release.

Anyone else feeling this way, too?

On a cool note, though, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills will be on hand to sign records at my local shop, so at least I have that to look forward to.
I'm with you. The only things I'm interested in are the CHVRCHES EP, REM, and a 10".
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Good luck on the REM!

I have a whole list of stuff I wouldn't mind owning. But at the end of the day, if I can buy 5-6 records and then maybe a couple more on eBay that I can't live without, I'm fine with it.

The store here in Austin I've been pimping, The Sound Gallery, got denied RSD order status. Kinda a bummer, but I may just hit another one of the little guys and avoid Waterloo entirely.

Also annoyed that one of the Bowie pic discs is a UK exclusive
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Originally Posted by Supermallet
I'm with you. The only things I'm interested in are the CHVRCHES EP, REM, and a 10".
That Recover EP is the only thing I want. I hope I can't get my hands on it. I really enjoy all of their remixes quite a bit. I've already scooped-up the Lies and Gun EPs...gonna need that one to round them out.
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Originally Posted by Moopher
Sheesh. We have about one decent record store here...and I'm 45 minutes from Minneapolis. Dammit.
Minneapolis here and 2 separate record stores about 8 blocks from me. still need to see what their RSD plans are though.
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Here you go, auto: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...=nosim/dvdtalk

You will want to upgrade at some point, but don't go out of your budget at first if you don't have to.
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I second this recommendation. I had this before upgrading to the Rega RP-1.
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I can vouch for this one since it's the one that was given to me for my b-day last year. It's an awesome little machine:


http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...=nosim/dvdtalk
Okay, so I bought one of these...and my first vinyl purchase in many years:





Since then I picked up a few records from the Best Buy sale and the Queen from a few pages back. Really enjoying the experience. I think I'm done buying CDs unless the vinyl is overly cost prohibitive.

Any recommendations for can't miss deals on amazon?
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That mbv album is excellent. Nice choice.
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Originally Posted by Geofferson
Minneapolis here and 2 separate record stores about 8 blocks from me. still need to see what their RSD plans are though.
Ah! I'm guessing Cheapo - Uptown and Electric Fetus, perhaps? Hopefully they release their plans soon.

I just got done hitting all of the Cheapos, Electric Fetus and the Down in the Valley in Golden Valley. Managed to find the Limited Beigi copy of Tycho's Awake. And got some great deals on some used vinyl at Down in the Valley.
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I spun this just now and it was legit!

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Anyone ever think of opening up a vinyl shop online or in a real building? There's this gnawing in the back of my mind that says that it would be awesome to own a record shop.

What say you?
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Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
Anyone ever think of opening up a vinyl shop online or in a real building? There's this gnawing in the back of my mind that says that it would be awesome to own a record shop.

What say you?
Yup, I've thought about it quite a bit...a close buddy owns a bar in the LA area, I may put some vinyl on his wall to sell...Or, at least, I've thought about that, too....
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Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
Anyone ever think of opening up a vinyl shop online or in a real building? There's this gnawing in the back of my mind that says that it would be awesome to own a record shop.

What say you?
I would if I had the money to do it. Having worked in retail, and in music stores, though, I can tell you it's only half as cool as it seems like it would be.

Lot of potential hassel involved with it, though. Vinyl shoppers are an extremely picky bunch, speaking from experience, and you'd have to be prepared to deal with that as much as any cool customers you might have. Also, a lot of vinyl is non returnable to the manufacturer, so you'd have to be a willing and able to take a hit on that.

Then there's the matter of whether you will carry just new product, or new and used? If you do carry used, you have to know how to grade and price your product, fairly and accurately. Plus, deal with the people who want to sell you their stuff, and, be able to go out to other record shows, stores, etc, not just to shop for yourself, but for your potential customers, too. That right there can kind of take a lot of the joy out of collecting for yourself.

If you do an online sight, or even I'd you are a brick and mortar shop that will ship, shipping vinyl can be expensive due to weight. Plus, you have to pack well, due to the fragility of the product.

And on, and on, and on....

Yeah, I've thought about it a lot.

All that said, if tomorrow someone gave me a huge chunk of change and told me to start my own business with it, I'd do it in a heartbeat.

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