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Old 03-07-2008, 08:03 PM   #1
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Do you still have vinyl?

Do any of you still have vinyl records? Which ones do you have? This should bring back some fond memories!

I still have quite a few, though I can't remember them all. I probably have about 20 somewhere around here...
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:07 PM   #2
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Yes. I still buy them regularly. More often than CDs, actually.
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:09 PM   #3
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Really?! That is so strange to know when people are buying mp3s and stuff. Although many people buy vinyl because they are collectors. What have you bought recently? Why do you buy vinyl?
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:11 PM   #4
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Really?! That is so strange to know when people are buying mp3s and stuff. Although many people buy vinyl because they are collectors. What have you bought recently? Why do you buy vinyl?

I pirate Mp3s. Buying MP3s is like buying air.

Bought some Vangelis, Moody Blues and Talking Heads on vinyl just the other week.
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:16 PM   #5
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Yeah, lots. About ten years ago some of my older co-workers were talking about their vinyl colections and how they didn't listen to them since they switched to cds. I inquired about them and got close to 500 records for $50. I had already been collecting them for a while but when I got those collections i had become a junkie for the stuff. My only suggestion for anyone out there is to get a good record cleaning kit and a really good stylus (needle). The "needle" is what can make a good turn table great. Plus, CD's/mp3's can't hold a candle next to vinyl, as long as the original audio recording was done analog. There's a lot of bass lost in the translation.
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:32 PM   #6
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I've got plenty of vinyl. Many are my parents' that we've had since the '60s, '70s, and early-80s. Albums by The Beatles, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Willie Nelson, Gordon Lightfoot, etc. We still about half of our collection (we cleaned it out when we moved in 1998), and in the last five years or so, I've been buying some at used record stores around town. We hadn't played records since the late-80s, but I bought a brand new Sony LP player in 2003 for just $90 at Best Buy, and many of our records and 45s still sound great.

I have soundtracks to STAR WARS, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, OUTLAND, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, THE GODFATHER, and a bunch more than we've had since they first came out. More recently I've picked up the scores for TEMPLE OF DOOM, RETURN OF THE JEDI, LETHAL WEAPON 1 & 2, BLUE THUNDER, BEVERLY HILLS COP 1 & 2, and a variety of others. (I'm still on a crusade of my own to find THE LAST CRUSADE on vinyl to complete my vinyl Indy collection. ) Also have an old 45 single of some theme by John Williams credited as "Johnny Williams."

I have the record player hooked up right next to the stereo in my room. Of course, majority of stuff I still buy on CD, but I like picking up older records just out of nostalgia because I grew up listening to them.
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Old 03-07-2008, 10:16 PM   #7
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Here is one vinyl I fell in love with when I saw it on the back of Bantha Tracks waaaayy back in 1981...
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Old 03-07-2008, 10:27 PM   #8
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Interesting. So it's basically just the audio from the film?

Too bad they were never able to do Indiana Jones radio drama adaptations like the STAR WARS ones. I'd love to hear that!
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Old 03-08-2008, 12:40 PM   #9
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This should bring back some fond memories!

Not necessarily. I too buy vinyl's more often than CD's. I collect them, mostly 7". But they are mostly of fairly modern bands. They have so much more appeal, I have alot of my favourite bands vinyls framed. The sleeves are so much better! I also have rare and signed vinyls. You'd be suprised, If you look many bands still release a fair amount of material on vinyl.
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Old 03-08-2008, 04:22 PM   #10
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Absolutely.
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Old 03-08-2008, 04:24 PM   #11
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Absolutely.

I still have some even framed on the walls of my guitar room.

A short list:

Aerosmith
KISS
Johnny Cash
Ted Nugent
Waylon Jennings
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Old 03-08-2008, 08:49 PM   #12
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Vinyl outsells CDs in the UK.
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Old 03-08-2008, 10:35 PM   #13
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Well i wasnt alive while vinyl was in,but ive bought some just because.I have Star Wars,some social distortion thats it
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Old 03-14-2008, 04:24 AM   #14
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Here is one vinyl I fell in love with when I saw it on the back of Bantha Tracks waaaayy back in 1981...


WOW! Thats one to save!

Vinyl is a little before my time but my dad still has all his. Some of my CD's however were copied directly from a turn table conected to the computer.

And yes, it's allways fun to look through dads old records.
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Old 03-14-2008, 04:32 AM   #15
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Everyone writes them off as out of date or before their time! Im only 20! vinyls are still readily available and theyre awesome! so much nicer than a little file on a pc.
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Old 03-14-2008, 10:12 PM   #16
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So right Adventure_Al. Alot of people dont care about the touches of good music; like the album art, ect. and its something that annoyes me. I for one prefer to actualy own a true copy of an album. Burning CDs is all fine and dandy and I do it every so often (I understand that the price of store music is rediculous) but having a true print is nicer, especialy when someone takes the time to buy you one as a gift. Its like reading a book of the internet v.s. having a hard copy...
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Old 03-15-2008, 10:49 PM   #17
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Boy, this is a good thread. Brings back memories for me for when I was younger. I remember my mom and dad's old record collection. They had a big collection. Sadly, they had to be given up in the late 90's. I had a small pile myself, mostly John Williams stuff, but I had to sell them, unfortunately. I remember the days when they had actual RECORD stores, like Record Bar and Turtle's. I miss those days. Those days were fun, holding an actual vinyl record in your hands. Maybe I'll get around to starting a collection back up one of these days soon, who knows.
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:12 PM   #18
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Yeah, I love "record stores". Anymore they dont sell real records. But still its alot of fun to shop a music store.
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:22 PM   #19
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Yeah, I love "record stores". Anymore they dont sell real records. But still its alot of fun to shop a music store.

You can still buy new vinyl at shops..Any independent music store should carry them.
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:24 PM   #20
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From what I understand... most every big-label album that comes out has a vinyl counterpart, it's just harder to find and more collectible. I have some Weezer vinyls. Also a FOB one. You can find them on eBay if nothing else. I have a lot of older ones too... from the 80s. lol. Europe anyone? Bon Jovi! lol. ... yes, I even have Michael Jackson.

But that being said. I also have a crapload of CDs. I actually rarely download music for free. I usually buy the albums. That may seem odd, but I like to own a physical copy... i like seeing the artwork of the cd and case. And I like collecting them.
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:57 AM   #21
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There's a few really good ol' fashioned record shops in town here, which I very much like to visit. I've been thinking for a while about getting LP player and start collecting some classic stuff on vinyl, like the Doors, the Beatles.

Like the new breed of music stores too, though. I'm a regular on iTunes.
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:10 PM   #22
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Over the weekend I picked up THE LAST STARFIGHTER on vinyl for $4 and it sounds fantastic. It's amazing how well a record can hold up when it's just taken good care of.
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:48 PM   #23
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I actually rarely download music for free. I usually buy the albums. That may seem odd, but I like to own a physical copy... i like seeing the artwork of the cd and case. And I like collecting them.

My feelings exactly. Seriously, you put it perfecty.
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:53 PM   #24
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Like the new breed of music stores too, though. I'm a regular on iTunes.

Theres nothing wrong with getting MP3's, ect. but I think hard copies are still cooler.

They used to think that CDs and DVDs would hold up almost forever but what they discovered was that each time you pop a CD/DVD out of its box it creates small cracks in the disc which over time ruin the copy.

They used to think that CDs could last for about 100 years and DVDs about 500... however, now they know that they might hold up a decade or two.

Laser dics's blew them both outa' the water...
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Old 03-18-2008, 10:27 AM   #25
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Laser dics's blew them both outa' the water...

I can't argue with you there. I wish they still made them. Unfortunately, I had to sell almost my entire collection of LDs because I needed the money. All I have left is the Star Wars Trilogy Definitive Collection and the Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition sets.
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