The vinyl spin-all

Totally random thought as of today. I want Rage Against the Machine vinyl. I had the urge to listen to that in the car today, and it was amazing as it should be.

My 4 year old now has her first piece of vinyl. Took her to a Caspar Babypants gig on the weekend, and hit up the merch table for a record of his. Got it signed.

So yeah, hipster 4 year old for the win.

Jonman wrote:

My 4 year old now has her first piece of vinyl. Took her to a Caspar Babypants gig on the weekend, and hit up the merch table for a record of his. Got it signed.

So yeah, hipster 4 year old for the win.

Niiiiiice. You should probably just get her The Presidents of the United States of America as a companion to that.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:
Jonman wrote:

My 4 year old now has her first piece of vinyl. Took her to a Caspar Babypants gig on the weekend, and hit up the merch table for a record of his. Got it signed.

So yeah, hipster 4 year old for the win.

Niiiiiice. You should probably just get her The Presidents of the United States of America as a companion to that. :)

She's suuuper into the Beatles at the moment, thanks to the TV show "Beatbugs", so I'm considering taking her crate digging.

An adorable preschooler yelling "LUCY IN THE SKY" at the top of her lungs is pretty great.

Ha! Beatles vinyl was a tricky thing for a time. BUT, since they started reissuing everything on vinyl a few years back, you should be able to find old stuff for cheap now. I did buy the stereo reissue of Sergeant Pepper's, but that's the only one I got since I have the whole CD collection and just didn't want to go down the Beatles vinyl rabbit hole. I have a couple old Beatles vinyls, but they're not in good shape.

Having a brand new version of Sergeant Pepper's is so cool given that it's kinda the first album that opened my eyes to music and vinyl in general.

Hmm, I dunno, what are Quincy Jones' thoughts on the Beatles vinyl market?

SpacePPoliceman wrote:

Hmm, I dunno, what are Quincy Jones' thoughts on the Beatles vinyl market?

Brando had sex with every record the Beatles put out.

Jonman wrote:
SpacePPoliceman wrote:

Hmm, I dunno, what are Quincy Jones' thoughts on the Beatles vinyl market?

Brando had sex with every record the Beatles put out.

Well that's hardly a revelation.

Great. Now I need to clean my White album.

good base record players worth looking at? I'll one day inherit my fathers collection of vinyl and players as well as his WHOLE 8 track collection....Complete with car players.

Anyway, would love to get into this at some point and looking at some quality base entry.

Is the Project Essential III Phono a good deal? It’s not cheap but it’s a good place to start if looking for new.

I found a Dual turntable used and had it fixed up, it’s great. Probably spent about the same amount of money in the end.

There are many budget suggestions I've made in the thread if you scroll back a few pages. I'm out of town and busy otherwise I'd go find and link them.

I've got the baseline Sony turntable, which is unsexy and if I heard something better I'd likely notice, but I have no complaints and I'm decently sensitive to sound.

Appreciate it fellow GWJrs!

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

The cheapest, new, entry-level "audiophile" turntable is the PRO-JECT Debut III at $300. They just go up in price from there I have the Rega RP1 which is around $400, but I recently bought the upgrade kit which set me back $200 (most of that was the cartridge).

If you don't want to spend $300, I'd go with something used and spend $50 on a decent cartridge for it.

This is what you said in 2014...

gamerparent wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:

The cheapest, new, entry-level "audiophile" turntable is the PRO-JECT Debut III at $300. They just go up in price from there I have the Rega RP1 which is around $400, but I recently bought the upgrade kit which set me back $200 (most of that was the cartridge).

If you don't want to spend $300, I'd go with something used and spend $50 on a decent cartridge for it.

This is what you said in 2014... :)

Thanks for digging that up. The main reason to get up to that quality level is for the audio low end. The cheaper $100 turntables tend to have a mushy low end.

Today's finds:
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It seemed too fun to pass up.

fleabagmatt wrote:

So. Damn. Good.

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I got to see Run the Jewels at the Lorde show last night.

Randomly checked the Klipsch home page yesterday and found that they have a new Forte III speaker (I have black Forte II speakers from the 80s). There's an old picture that shows mine on the first page of this thread. Most of the other stuff has been changed out at this point.

They're $1800... each. I'm sticking with my old Forte IIs of course, not that I would ever be able to afford this new version.

I love the new design, though. It's amazing how the subtle things make them look amazing.

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Wow, 1800$ is steeeep Way out of my range. But I got a record player from my mother in law. Old Tesla NC470. Sounds decent. Needed to just buy Behringer preamp to my sh*tty Aiwa stereo system. But it works, so I am happy.

Got the Twin Peaks soundtrack (score) on Record Store Day today! Also snagged the Life is Strange Before The Storm soundtrack by Daughter which is funny because of how influential Twin Peaks is on Life is Strange.

If anyone happens on the Twin Peaks RSD that has the bar songs, I need that. They didn't have it where I went. It's not a particularly limited one.

Also got the Courtney Barnett singles.

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I don't think I saw the TP bar songs. But if anyone saw the Skatalites, I'm in a similar spot.

My Record Store Day haul:
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Celtic Frost, Trojan Records Ska, the Enter the Dragon Soundtrack (easily among my favorite movies), and Baby Huey, which the record store guy declared the coolest release that no one knew what made it cool (the album is widely regarded as being profoundly influential on hip hop).

And any fears that EtD was a very corny choice were obliterated when I saw side B of this picture record. Bad. Ass.

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Nice!

I found the other Courtney Barnett EP compilation and also got the Chitty Bang Bang soundtrack re-release fron 2017 for $8 used in great shape. I've watched that movie so many times as a kid.

Got some pretty good news at work, which prompted a Treat Yo' Self:
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Cool!

Unfortunately there's a bit of cracking on the top of the individual sleeves which I'll have to deal with, though the box is unblemished. And the lighting of my pic doesn't sell how cool looking the box is.

SpacePPoliceman wrote:

Unfortunately there's a bit of cracking on the top of the individual sleeves which I'll have to deal with, though the box is unblemished. And the lighting of my pic doesn't sell how cool looking the box is.

Yeah, that's pretty common even in new vinyl for some reason. I always re-sleeve them anyways, so it's not that big of a deal.

I treat vinyl collecting like a bit of a treasure hunt. I've largely eschewed the convenience of online purchasing because the search is part of the joy. As I've told quite a few friends, it turns out that going to a physical media store and finding something you want is really fun. Anyway, in the process of getting this long-sought-after bauble:
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(That's Madvillainy, the legendary collab betwixt MF Doom and Madlib dubbing themselves Madvillain, an underground hip-hop classic introduced to me by a dear friend)

I found this stone relic:
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A 7" of the Dead Kennedys' "Nazi Punks f*ck Off!" Hellz! Yes! And by finding, I don't mean I stumbled upon it. The local music chain listed it on their site, and first one of the employees had to guide me to the 7" section, and started helping me look which I find very embarrassing so I said she should help other people. Not there. So I went to check out because they were closing soon, she noticed I didn't have it and started checking their computer, when I interjected "Hold up, I found it." It was under their counter in the special section, which I should have anticipated. Basically this all plays out in my head like the opening of Raiders, and now I have something I will insist my newly born nieces fight over when I pass.

Maaaaan, I need to go to record stores more often. Every time I think about doing so, though, I've dried up my budget and can't afford anything by that point....

Nice finds, SpacePPoliceman!