- May 21, 2008
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Let's talk about buying, collecting and listening to records. I don't yet have anything that's truly rare or valuable but I'm pretty happy with my modest collection.
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^ I have mint condition 1st pressing of XTC's skylarking that I found in someone's garbage can.
I have a collection of about 3000 LPs, and a quite few 45s and acoustic 78s. It's about a third classical, a third jazz, and a third blues/rock/R&B/pop.
Metal on vinyl is a good racket to get into in the short term. Nearly every metal band of consequence has a limited vinyl release on their albums. These go for ridiculous amounts on Ebay once "out of print". The bizarre thing is that nearly all these albums are either repressed every three or four years or can still be had at the more obscure internet outlets. At one time I had a collection with literally thousands of rare metal, punk, hardcore, industrial, etc etc. but have since sold most of it for opioids or various other vices. I have around 200 or so now. The only rare stuff I have is Metal I wouldn't let go of. The original Ulver, Eyehategod, Sunn, Black Sabbath pressings and some NWOBHM stuff. The rest is all new stuff or jazz and metal repressings I pick up at the local "Independent Record Store". I have no real interest in the collecting side of things any longer. I just want the tunes on my preferred format. (Geek)
I've seen the original Sundazed pressing of Wilco's "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" selling new at some obscure record shop; this is apparently the more coveted pressing of that particular album.