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What was it? Anything from amplifiers to and iPod charger applies (and of course regular music)
I didn't buy it but got it as a gift:
Love - Forever Changes
That's a great gift. It's one of the best albums ever made.
I just paid for Soledad Brothers' Voice of Treason on eBay.
Scott Walker - Collection
and LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver(my second album of 2007)
I'm going in today - maybe get a couple of Cure albums
I'd love to be able to just pick up any album I could think of that I wanted - but it's not that easy around here,low selection - I take what I can get...
The National's Boxer finally arrived today. I only had the mp3's before.
Say whaaat? You mean to say I owned it before you did?
If you had it before today, yes. My 'physical' music collection is terribly embarrassing really.
Wu-Tang Clan - 8 diagrams
Should arrive any day now from Amazon
Oh, guitar strings. Elixir.
My monthly Rhapsody fee.
Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang Clan and
Daft Punk Homework
I actually think (and God this is embarassing), it's when I bought "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley as an MP3. If you get Rick Rolled enough, you just have to have that song.
Bonnie "Prince" Billy - I See A Darkness
U2 - The Joshua Tree
I'm still building up on a physical collection of music as well...
Harry Nilsson box set with Pandemonium Shadow Show, Aerial Ballet, and Aerial Pandemonium Ballet. Still en route to my house, but eagerly awaited.
I also ordered a used copy of The Byrds box set, for all you Byrds haters out there.
Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride.
Awesome album. I kind of expected something only so-so after their last album was disappointing. But I think it might even be better than Sunset Tree. Easily my third favorite so far this year.
Ticket for The Foals gig in Copenhagen in April.
Yesterday I purchased the new remastered edition of "Jesus of cool" by Nick Lowe.
As the title says it, very cool record.
Sort of reviving the thread here. Just went out and bought:
Neil Young - Tonight's The Night
Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
and I found quite the collectible...
Neil Young - Neil Young
An original Canadian pressing that doesn't have his name on the front of it. Not the greatest condition cover but the actual record is near mint.
I got The Who's Who Are You and Who's Next on vinyl in the mail yesterday.
Rune: We're they in good condition? I wanted to try getting vinyl in the mail but I decided not to because I didn't think they'd be in as good condition from all the people screwing around with it.
They were in ok listening condition. Nothing for collectors.
I've bought several vinyl albums on eBay, and they are usually as described, though I'd be careful with paying big money for anything.
The biggest problem is the way they are treated in the mail. Three times have I received broken LPs, and that's just heartbreaking.
Ya that's what I worried about most is the fact they can break so easily. But about the whole paying big money thing I would never do unless it was a face to face deal. I just payed 86$ for this Neil Young debut album and it's pretty sweet, seems to be worth it.
last album was the winner of that topic that i've got going, innervisions. i also got return to cookie mountain.
my last guitar related purchase was... elixir guitar strings! anthony, seriously, can anyone really be bothered replacing their strings every two weeks? i certainly can't. who cares about tone, my equipment sounds good enough for me. i'm only practicing.
I agree Moeboid - changing strings is a hassle. I use Elixirs because they have the best tone out of all the other makes of strings, and don't deaden as fast. (P.S. glad to hear you picked up Innervisions).
"I just payed 86$ for this Neil Young debut album"
No offense,but you are INSANE
I wouldn't pay that for any album in the world...
Mine will get a few laughs, I suspect.
I just bought Janet Jackson's Discipline, for which I will *not* be ashamed, and...
The Very Best of Kim Wilde
New releases recently purchased and enjoying repeated spins in the home, car and office CD players:
Black Mountain - In The Future
Ray Davies - Working Man's Cafe
Magnetic Fields - Distortion
Catalogue items purchased used from Zulu Records (Vancouver, BC Canada):
Captain Beefheart - Doc At The Radar Station (RM)
Eric's Trip - Forever Again
Eurythmics - Be Yourself Tonight (RM & Expanded)
I also have an MBox digital recording studio purchased on ebay on its way in the mail - yeah, baby, yeah!!!
""I just payed 86$ for this Neil Young debut album"
No offense,but you are INSANE
I wouldn't pay that for any album in the world..."
Not that I have the money but there are some LP's I'd pay that much for or at least 40-50 bucks.
Right now, I'm eyeing an LP on eBay that's going for $65, and you know what? I'll probably buy it.
It's better than spending $65 on smokes or booze (neither of which I partake of, but many people do). At least a music obsession is healthy. Now who are you calling insane?
Well, I just bought "You! Me! Dancing!" by Los Campesinos. I feel a bit better about admitting that.
You guys talking about buying LPs? They're pretty much extinct aren't they? (I think I'm about as likely to see them for sale here as bumping into Maria Sharapova at the corner shop)
There are tons of places to get LP's around here. You don't have any cool record shops or used bookstores around your area? Nobody holds garage sales?
I admit the pickings are usually slim and when you buy used records at a shop you aren't getting any kind of deals since they know what they are doing but I can usually go out on a Saturday to a few places and come home with 5-6 records for 10-12 bucks. I'm looking forward to going garage saling this summer (although I kind of wonder how many people have already rid themselves of their collections). But, there are a bunch of LP's I really want to get a hold of that I don't think I can find anywhere other than EBay.
P.S. No records aren't extinct!
Midaso - dude.... LPs are sure NOT extinct. Out-of-print classics pop up on eBay all the time, and new releases are just as abundant.
It's a common misconception that LPs are obsolete. You'd be surprised at how many current artists and bands issue their new releases on LP. You may not find them in stores (well, the chains anyway), but any good independent record store knows that their bread and butter is vinyl. Arcade Fire, The White Stripes, Interpol, Band of Horses, Coldplay, hell, Justin Timberlake - all have released albums on vinyl.
I was ignorant about this fact until I got a job at a record store back in 2001 (19 years old). One day I was pissing around on the computers, and I discovered the store's back catalog was full of vinyl that was available to order - all from new artists that I was into at that time. Up until that point, I thought vinyl had gone the way of the Dodo bird back in the mid '80s. So what did I do? I started ordering records like a madman, and before long, my vinyl collection was huge. I remember coming into work and the first thing I'd do is check with the receiving dept. to see if any of my records had come in. Jeff Buckley, Nirvana, R.E.M., Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Weezer; at one point I had no clue that these artists issued their catalog on vinyl, but soon I owned everything there was.
After a while, I owned all the relatively new releases (the ones that hadn't been discontinued yet), and then I started to go back and get the classics - and that's where eBay came into the picture. Nowadays, I frequent eBay and a nearby record store for all of my LP needs.
iPods might be cool (I own three), but if you want to be really cool, start collecting vinyl.
I don't know if it's about being cool! Only my wife really sees my record collection and she doesn't think it's cool at all.
Of course, I don't collect vinyl because it's trendy (indie hipsters and their record collections are alive and well up here in Alberta), but because LPs are sexy artifacts of a sacred time where music was split into side A and B, and dropping the needle was a spiritual experience. This was before my time, so vinyl is merely my way of honoring the tradition.
I forgot to mention what really got me into collecting vinyl. When I first stumbled across the HMV back-catalog during my first few days on the job, I discovered that every Pearl Jam album up to that point was available on LP - including my favorite album at that time - Ten. Pearl Jam records were the first ones that I ever owned.
John: I doubt it's cool, I'm 14 and at my school everyone just downloads songs (illegally ) and put them on their nice shiny mp3 players. One time I told this guy that loves Nirvana that I bought Nevermind and he for some reason asks if it was on CD and I say no it was on vinyl. I had to like explain for 10 minutes what it was...
On a side note I'm thinking of starting to buy used records, so far I've only bought new ones.
Adding to the above, I'm probably the only person I know who actually spends money on music.
I was just making a joke about what you said Anthony. I wasn't calling you pretentious or anything.
Oh yeah, I know. No worries.
I thought maybe one of you guys might be interested
This place is a few miles from my house.
Put it this way - of that AM100 top albums,only about 20 could be found in any stores in my hometown. And all of those top albums of 2007? Forget it - only a handful of new releases are available at any time and those are mostly mainstream rubbish and at a price that I'd never pay for a CD.
Same here Midaso. I ordered a couple of albums off amazon.com a while ago, but I had to pay 25$ shipping costs and an additional 35$ import costs so it's hardly cheaper than finding one here.. which can be hard.
Apparently, after the introduction of CDs, vinyl sales dropped until they settled at approximately .2% of total sales and have stayed there year after year. All other formats (e.g. cassettes, 8 tracks, 78s)disappeared completely, but vinyl has maintained a small but dedicated following.
I'm "old" so I had a substantial collection of about 1000 LPs when the CD was introduced. Then I bought entire collections, then people started just giving collections to me and I ended up with 3000 vinyl albums. Eventually I gave in and went with the CD format and sold all but about 6 albums through a store on consignment. I took my cut and invested it in CDs and now, years later, have a CD library of just over 1900 titles. I have about 68% of the top 1000 AM albums and am nearing 33% of the top 3000 AM albums. But the search never ends now does it?
Whoa Stammer - that guy is crazy. There is such a thing as too much music surely...
I thought maybe one of you guys might be interested
This place is a few miles from my house."
That's cool in some respects but I hate "record collectors". They're not made to be artifacts, they're made to be listened to.
Being in love with "Something/Anything?" and "A wizard, a true star", today I've just ordered 12 other Todd Rundgren albums on Amazon
Two new vinyl LPs in the mail today. The soundtrack from Rocky Horror Picture Show and Charlie Daniels Band's Full Moon.
Yesterday I made a massive haul.
Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree
Jason Collett - Here's to Being Here
Die! Die! Die! - Promises Promises
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
Sonic Youth - Goo
Happy Mondays - Pills n Thrills n Bellyaches
The Las - s/t
Jane's Addiction - Ritual de Habitual
Fugazi - Repeater
I'm hoping to go get a Big Muff pedal sometime soon!
I've got one of those pedals.
(jonmarck, if you care, my pedal setup includes a Vox wah, a tubescreamer with an 808 mod, and a Boss digital delay).
I go buy vinyl every other week, this week I bought Squeeze-Cool For Cats, Scritti Politti- Cupid and Psyche 85, Four Tops- Second Album and REM- Reckoning. Thirteen bucks for all of them in good condition so that was a nice haul.
Beastie Boys - Ill Communication and Paul's Boutique
I bought the Sundazed press of Stooges- Funhouse today. I'm looking forward to getting home from work and listening to that.
I Purchased 4 albums in the last week ANIMAL COLLECTIVE - Sung Tongs, BON IVER -For emma, forever
ago, MODEST MOUSE - Moon and antartica, SHE AND HIM - Volume 1
Got Elvis Costello's Get Happy on vinyl in the mail today. And boy, have I listened to that Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack I mentioned in a post a few meters above this one. I wouldn't hesitate to include it in my top 100 albums now. It's fun, fun, fun!!!
I had a terrific music purchasing day and I had to share. I went to a record show and came out with about 50 LP's for about 65 dollars...not just 50 cheap lps that I thought I'd try out but 50 LP's that I've been wanting to add to my collection for a long time. I'm ecstatic!
The Cure - Pornography and
The Stooges - Fun House (with bonus disc)
I just went on a bit of a splurge, partly inspired by Henrik's AM Recommendations formula. Here's what I nabbed:
The Specials- The Specials (197
Tubeway Army- Replicas (1979)
Gary Numan- The Pleasure Principle (1979)
Japan- Tin Drum (1981)
Siouxsie and the Banshees- Juju (1981)
Siouxsie and the Banshees- A Kiss in the Dreamhouse (1982)
Duran Duran- Rio (1982)
TOTO- IV (1982)
The Jesus and Mary Chain- Psychocandy (1985)
Bryan Ferry- Boys and Girls (1985)
Public Enemy- It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (198
Wow I can't believe it - my brother got '69 Love Songs' at a half price sale for $15(US $12) - good deal. I'm so excited right now - I've wanted that album for ages now...
Original Poster here, bought a few records the other day.
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life
Also if it counts, OASIS tickets with RYAN ADAMS
From amazon, about 10 days ago:
The Zombies - Odessey & Oracle (2001 release incl. 16 bonus tracks)
The La's - BBC in Session
A Siren Edge 4GB MP3 player (which sadly isn't working correctly..am now trying to exchange it.)
I've just bought six cds on eBay. Four for my girlfriend, and two for me.
Manchester Orchestra - Like a Virgin
Simian Mobile Disco - Attack Decay Sustain
For my girlfriend:
Lily Allen - Still
KT Tunstall - Drastic Fantastic
Kate Nash - Made of Bricks
M.I.A. - Kala
All on vinyl
David Bowie - Young Americans
Nirvana - Bleach
Ramones - Ramones
Bruce Springsteen - The River
Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A.
Steely Dan - Aja
U2 - War
The Who - Live At Leeds
David Bowie - Heroes
Beach Boys - Surfin' Surfari/Surfin' USA
Replacements - Tim
Now I've gone and bought some more albums. Thought I might as well try some acclaimed artists, instead of those nobodies I usually buy, so I got myself the following few:
- Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited. I just listened to it, and it's great. Like a Rolling Stone, obviously, is very good, but I found Ballad of a Thin Man amazing. It's so gloomy, I could actually feel some goosebumps down my neck while listening to it. Nice.
- Rolling Stones - Out of Our Heads. US version. Did listen to the first couple of songs. Sounds quite good. Haven't heard The Last Time in a while, and it was a pleasant rediscovering.
- Beach Boys - Smiley Smile/Wild Honey. Two for the price of one. Started listening to Smiley Smile, and that's some weird music. When it's good, it's magnificent, though. Never made it to Wild Honey. Wanted to listen to some other album first.
Also got the before mentioned Simian Mobile Disco and Manchester Orchestra in the mail today. Simian sounded awesome on the first track, but the next tracks weren't all that. Manchester Orchestra was ok. Sounded like run of the mill indie, but I'm known in certain places to be completely unable to hear if music is any good on first listen. Example: Genie in a Bottle - "That'll never be a hit. It's not catchy at all."
I've also ordered these albums today:
* Flaming Lips - Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell
* Underworld - Second Toughest in the Infants
* Willy Mason - If the Ocean Gets Rough
* Kenna - Make Sure They See My Face
* Playboy Jazz - Hef's Favorites
* Gnarls Barkley - St Elsewhere
* Led Zeppelin - IV
Anyone getting an Underworld albums gets props from me. Good for you you Rune.
Yesterday I got "Night Flight To Venus" by Boney M for 50p - I love that album
And anyone getting a Boney M album gets props from ME. tough stuff, respect.
I was at a Boney M concert last summer, at a local seafood festival.
far out, Rune... lobster from the sands of daddy cool or crayfish from the rivers of rasputin... say what you want but I still think Farian's version of Sunny is outstanding.
... no one's commenting anything anymore... me likes that..: vi.dee.oOo.no .ww w.... gracias....
I totally forgot to put Rasputin on my top songs list. That song is one of the greatest.
And you're totally right Netjade. That version is much better.
Scritti Politti - Songs To Remember
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Junk Culture
Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go
Supergrass - In It For The Money
REM - Document
Beach Boys - Sunflower/Surf's Up
and the big one:
STEVIE WONDER - SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE
Today I bought a cushion formed as a Flying V guitar for my son. I also bought a handful of cds.
Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks
The Kingsmen - The Kingsmen in Person
The Who - My Generation
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message
Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley
It's an addition to my acclaimed music collection, where I buy the cds all the AM songs are on. I skipped The Ronettes - Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes featuring Veronica, because the lowest priced LP I found was priced at 100 dollars. That one needs to be reissued.
6 records purchased this week :
Dennis Wilson - "Pacific ocean blue"
Teenage Fanclub - "Songs from northern Britain"
Air - "Pocket symphony"
Jason Falkner - "Bedtime with the Beatles vol.1"
Seth Swirsky - "Instant pleasure"
The Nines - "Wonderworld of colorful"
I hope that a vinyl copy Pacific Ocean Blue goes down in price now that it's back in print.
Last week I bought these LP's:
Fleet Foxes: ST
ABC: Lexicon of Love
Greatest 64 Motown Original Hits (What a collection! And it was only 4 bucks and in great condition!)
Todd Rundgren: Something/Anything
Felt-Stains Of A Decade
Frank Zappa/Mothers-Freak Out!
Husker Du-New Day Rising
Red House Painters-Retrospective
Cocteau Twins-BBC Sessions
Joe Jackson-Look Sharp!
Marvin Gaye-Trouble Man
Malcolm McLaren-Duck Rock
Lou Reed-Street Hassle
Ooh good purchase on New Day Rising. I found that on vinyl for a couple bucks a few months ago and even though I was never a big Husker Du fan, New Day Rising was one of the only Husker Du albums I had never really listened to so I bought it. Turned out I really like that album (for the most part)!
the latest albums from Duffy, Estelle... and Dolly Parton. :)
Got 'New Day Rising' at a second hand book sale for a couple of bucks. Went along thinking they'd probably have really lame stuff but it turned out they had all this kickass alternative stuff,most of which you'd never find in any stores around here...
Elbow's the Seldom Seen Kid
Sons and Daughters' This Gift
British Sea Power's Do You Like Rock and Roll
Billy Bragg's Greatest Hits (regretfully) Los Compesinos' Hold on Now Younster :-(
Lily's Selected EP
Spiritualized's Lazer Guided Melodies
I made a trip to Half Priced Books today... the first time I'd done so in awhile because I've been strapped for cash. But, I picked up some great vinyl including Art Blakey's Moanin', Wild Honey + 20/20 2 lp set- Beach Boys and Pink Floyd's Relics. I have to go back tomorrow because I'm kicking myself that I didn't buy a near mint copy of Revolver for 15 bucks. I realized when I got home that my scratched up copy is missing- must have left it behind at college back in 2002.
Got Fleet Foxes as a gift...
... and went to the used CD store to fill in my collection/get on digital stuff I had on tape from 15 years ago:
Low - David Bowie
Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
Nevermind - Nirvana (I passed on actually purchasing this when it came out (although heard it often enough among my friends and dormmates) and never really regretted it. I'll give it a couple of more listens but I'm gonna need some clarification on why this is the third greatest album of all time)
New York - Lou Reed
A Roy Orbison collection
Substance - New Order (My 4-year-old daughters think Temptation is a funny song)
If you must know, I bought these CDs today:
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East
The Band - Music From Big Pink
James Brown - Live At The Apollo
Radiohead - Kid A
Portishead - Dummy
Joni Mitchell - Blue
The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
Guns 'N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones
The Who - Tommy
R.E.M. - Automatic For The People
I think that's it. $157.73
actually, i bought these a while ago, but they arrived today.
skip james - complete early recordings
pavement - crooked rain crooked rain
sam cooke - portrait of a legend (WOW! i LOVE it. amazing album!)
also recently bought some guitar strings because a friend wanted some guitar samples for an album he's recording. no creative input from me, he told me EXACTLY what to record, but my name will be on the album somewhere haha.
I bought a new Shure M97xE cartridge for my turntable yesterday. I'm looking forward to hearing it in action since I've only been using a Shure standard up until now.
This wasn't a purchase really, but I traded a guy my Rocket From the Tombs Jack Slack rarity for a bunch of stuff I've been wanting for a long time. I gave the guy a deal because frankly he's the only one who seemed interested in it.
I came away with (all on vinyl) The Left Banke- Walk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina, Television- Marquee Moon, Bee Gees- 1st, Thelonious Monk- The Complete Blue-Note Reissues, Coltrane- Blue Train, Kinks- Kink Kronikles, Miles Davis- Kind of Blue, David Bowie- Low and Cream- Disraeli Gears.
the stone roses s/t
the band s/t
love - forever changes
elvis costello - my aim is true
Late of the Pier's new cd.