Any vinyl collectors here?

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  1. NewEyesOpen macrumors regular

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    Anyone on the mac rumors boards collect vinyl? If you do, post up your collection, pics, tradelist, whatever. Let's start more conversation on other forms of geekdom.
     
  2. Decrepit macrumors 65816

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    I have a box of records stashed away. One of these days I need to get a new turn table.

    As people post, I'd be interested in hearing suggestions for a nice record player without breaking the bank.

    Back on topic, I've bought the Queen box set that came out last year since it came with several albums on vinyl again.

    My favorite record? Styx's Paradise Theater because it's laser etched. You can see the band logo written into the record, but it doesn't affect playback at all. I also have the Grand Illusion with the original poster in it.

    My first record was K-Tel's Hit Explosion with all kinds of bad 80's music. Eye of the Tiger, Abracadabra, Shadows of the Night, etc.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I just started. It's been a sort of dream of mine to have a wall of vinyl. I have > 15 thus far.

    Turn table rec: Sony PLSX250H Turn Table
     
  4. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816

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    I have alot of sinatra, some old assorted jazz standards. I wouldn't call myself a collector, i actually listen to them.
     
  5. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    OOOH MEE ME !!! :p

    im addicted.
    I have Probably have 13 "new" records.(with in the last year or so and by me, brand new.)
    and 25 "used" (from 70s, 80s etc or $3 used at the real record shop.;)
    Ill go count and take some pics. Oohh... now im excited.:D

    Photos in my next post.

    Edit: im uploading to Flickr right now so i can post links of the pics, cause mr only allows 5 files per post.:eek:
     
  6. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I don't have any right now but I'm a fan of the medium, and I'm being left all my parents records when they kick the bucket. So that's a collection of Beatles, MJ, New Order... Music to my childhood really.
     
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    There are 3 totes of around 300+ 12 inch vinyl (mostly club dj stuff) in my garage. From the 80's, obscure, divers-ish. I have no turntable, (though I remember very well my skills of mixing songs) and they need a good home.
     
  8. NewEyesOpen thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sounds like a pretty diverse group around here. I collect a lot of punk, indie, folk, blues, rock, soul/motown, etc. I've got a pretty big collection. I need to take more pictures, hopefully I can get around to it soon and post 'em up here.
     
  9. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I have GnR Appetite For Destruction (the original rare cover).
    Four Seasons
    Cheap Trick
    Van Halen
    Pat Benatar
    Metallica Ride the Lightning.

    Just to name a couple.

    Diverse indeed.
     
  10. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Personally gave my vinyl away when I converted to CD.

    A fellow I used to know years ago, had well over 1,000 records. Awesome collection. He had them stored beautifully. Always handled with white gloves.

    I wonder if he still has his collection?
     
  11. NewEyesOpen thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ride the Lightning would be killer on vinyl! I wanna pick up ...And Justice for All on 180 gram vinyl soon.
     
  12. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    RTL is on 180g. I will buy AJA but quite frankly that **** needs to be redone. 180g or not it doesn't matter as the base is seriously lacking, even on the CD. It's just the way they laid the tracks and Ulrich had some massive ego hand in all that, which I think screwed it up. Like I said, I'll buy it, but don't expect amazing sound even on an 180g pressing.

    To me it is worth owning ...
    Metallica/Metallica
    Ride the Lightning
    ... And Justice for all
    Master of Puppets
    Kill "em All

    I would love to get Garage Days ... omg. Load and Reload, St. Anger and Death Magnetic ... nah. They're just futile attempts to try and regain what was lost when Ulrich became a real dick.
     
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    I have about 20 records give or take at this time, the turntable is a Sony PSLX250H. Probably my most notable is Abbey Road which I actually currently have on the turntable. Thinking of cracking out the Devo and Talking Heads tomorrow.

    I need to get back down to Waterloo in Austin to see what else they have.

    I will post some photos of my collection when I get around to it.
     
  16. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    My setup/records

    My New Stuff
    stuff i have gotten within the last year, or i got new semi recently.:p

    Blood Bank E.P.-Bon Iver.
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    This is my Newest addition. I really have gotten into this one. just beautiful, genius songs, mostly written in isolation in a cabin in the middle of no ware.

    The Hazards of Love-The Decemberists.
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    Local Band to me, The Decemberists's new album is not quite what people might expect, but far more genius. In short, it is an Epic Fairy Tail. The Digital version is 58min of non stop sound, so i wasn't sure how it would be on vinyl, but the beautiful sounds of the Vinyl version overcome the lack of constant sound. I got one of 500 posters with the copy.



    Dark Side of The Moon-Pink Floyd
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    Ah yes, for me, I associate DSOTM with vinyl. Maybe it was listening to it on a $5,000 set up made me a believer in Vinyl. But it is an awesome package. So much stuff packed in, the thing dosn't stay "flat".
    many stickers and posters come with this Dutch Import, much like the original, as explained in the next pic.
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    Abbey Road-The Beatles.
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    Ah yes...This one will always have a special place in my heart. Why? its the Beatles. Enough Said.;).

    Viva la Vida or DAAHF-Coldplay.
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    There is just something about this album, that when played on vinyl, i feel better.

    A Rush of Blood to the Head-Coldplay.
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    This is Classic Coldplay. Makes me feel cold and kinda lost in a dream. But Awesome Album. cant get enough of "the Scientist".

    Narrow Stairs-Death Cab For Cutie
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    This album is growing on me. the other day i had this cranked up and it was awesome. Also pretty sweet cause it was recorded onto ATR Magnetics.Full Analog Juiciness all the way. ;)

    Plans-Death Cab For Cutie.
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    Even tho this was only recorded on Radar 24, it still sounds pretty good on vinyl. Its been played to death in the year I have had it. The album is so depressing. Reminds me of summer. It is a 2 Disk Set. with the album on Sides A, B, and C, while a Bonus Track is on Side D with the only song on it. When i look at it, for some reason it cracks me up.
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    The Black Keys-Attack and Release.
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    Kinda a cool bluesy rock album. Like Jack white but like 10x better.

    In Rainbows-Radiohead.
    If you can appreciate Music on many levels, you will love this.
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    Some really awesome songs on there. not just House of cards.:rolleyes:
     
  17. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    This thread is encouraging me to finally get my turntable hooked up..I believe it needs a new needle though. I have maybe 300 or so albums. I keep meaning to bring them out of the closet and at least display them in some way/stacked somewhere. Everything from Metallica>Jim Croce>REM>Pink Floyd>Madonna>Beatles apple label LPs>Zeppelin>GnR>Crue>Jackson 5... just too much..yeah i need to bust em out.
     
  18. NewEyesOpen thread starter macrumors regular

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    You are so write on AJA. They mixed Newsted out of the entire album for a reason, they essentially hated him. Great bass player, though. And he fit in the band better than Trujilo does.

    Would love to have all the old albums on vinyl, all the good ones that is, haha.
     
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    just ordered their limited collectors vinyl boxset of let the dominoes fall. had to get it for the 180g vinyl and cause i already have most of their rarities
     
  21. NewEyesOpen thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's awesome, man. I have all the original Gorilla Biscuits releases and a few older punk records. Some of my favorites, haha.
     
  22. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    Used Records

    Fly Like an Eagle & Book of Dreams.- Steve Miller Band.
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    I like these. These are used, but in PERFECT shape. Listening to these albums was the first time I ever realized that Jet Airliner and Rockin' Me, were 2 different songs.:rolleyes:

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    The Grand Illusion-Styx
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    I got this for 3 bucks. Man it sounds terrible, but it Rocks so much.

    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road-Elton John.
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    A classic. Crazy artwork. also in kinda bad shape, but u get the idea. and its just cool to have.:p

    Led Zepplin IV
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    Yes u noobs, Stairway to heaven is on this one:p. Pretty Fun stuff. Lots of the big hits. yet to backmask it.:rolleyes::p

    Rumors-Fleetwood Mac
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    I havent herd this one many times, but what i have herd, i really like.

    Band on the Run-Paul McCartney and Wings
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    I like this one a lot. Side one has all the big hits. pretty much the only good thing paul did post beatles.

    American Pie-Don McClean
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    reminds me of when i was like ten. (which was 6 years ago, not 38:p). Has American Pie, and Vincent.


    Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band: Live 1975-85.
    Ok ladys and gents this is it. A 5 disk set. The only time I can Stand Springsteen is Live.
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  23. NewEyesOpen thread starter macrumors regular

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    Awesome, man, I have an old copy of the Boss's "Nebraska."
     
  24. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I've got a fair amount. I sold 50% of my collection about 10 years ago and am ex pinched about 40-50 really nice limited editions... :(

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    I'll take some photos of the more interesting (to me) pieces later. For now:
    Some Metallica:
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    Rarer bits: RTL on the original Music For Nations label
    the original MOP gatefold 2x45
    One gatefold 12"
    Jump In The Fire 12" red vinyl

    For the Steve Albini fan:
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  25. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    I'm not much of a collector, but I have a few vinyls that I care about.

    - Pink Floyd - Dark Side of The Moon (First print)
    - Queen - A Night at the Opera (also first print)
    - Tom Waits - The Heart of Saturday Night
    - Bob Marley - Rebel Music
    - Pink Floyd - The Final Cut
     

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