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So this happened. I can’t blame any of you, though, that lays squarely with my BF who is a huge vinyl collector, upwards of 15k records. My resistance has slowly worn down, and in fact has inverted in

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22 minutes ago, JoeyN said:

Lol Josh, I buy mostly soundtracks, and for the most part they are readily available. However there are a few things I check discogs for a few times a week to see if someone has a good deal on them, not yet.

 

I've been digging deep into 30s-60s jazz and Discogs is a great place for that. There are millions of records of that genre with so many different pressings and qualities. It's a great community.

 

A couple weeks ago I bought some Benny Goodman records from a seller. When they arrived, he threw in an extra one and it's already one of my favorites (partially because of the sentiments I'd venture to guess).

 

I recommend it highly. It's peer to peer, so watch out for douches, but I've had remarkable good luck (as compared with, say eBay or Craigslist).

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I think my main thing with Discogs is that at any moment I'm walking around with at least 200 records I'd kind of like in my head, and the random happenstance of crate digging is all that keeps me sane. 

 

But yeah, even with that rule I'm a long way from sensible, I know. 

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I may dive into Discogs at some point. High on my list is the Back to the Future soundtrack, which was one of the first, if not the first, LPs I owned back in the day. I had no interest in the recent picture disc re-issue of it last year, partially because it was a picture disc, but more so because it was one of those picture disc releases that didn't even have a sleeve. I have the mondo BTTF scores, but still want that soundtrack with all the songs back in my life. It doesn't seem hugely expensive for a good copy on Discogs for either the UK edition or Japanese release.

 

 

 

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On 6/24/2017 at 4:07 PM, Josh said:

Dear friends:

 

My name is Josh, and I have a discogs.com problem. I've been on a bit of a bender. My latest pull, all the way from London, England, includes original mint issues of:

 

Stan Getz: Didn't We (a gorgeous copy from 1970)

The Beatles: Help (original pressing from Spain)

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Ned's Atomic Dustbin: God Fodder (original Furtive Records issue)

 

On the way from Philadelphia:

 

Dramarama: Box Office Bomb (on Questionmark records, original issue)

Miles Davis: Get Up With It (double LP from Columbia Records, 1974 pressing)

 

And coming from beautiful New Jersey:

 

Stan Getz - Another World (2xLP, Album, Promo)

The Style Council - Introducing: The Style Council (LP, MiniAlbum) (Polydor)

The Style Council - Internationalists (LP, Album, Club) (Geffen Records - GHS 24061)

The Style Council - Walls Come Tumbling Down! (12") (Polydor - TSCX 8)

Secret Affair - Behind Closed Doors (LP, Album) (I-Spy Records - I SPY 2)

Various - Montreux-Detroit International Jazz Festival (LP) (Columbia Special Products - P 15949)

Stan Getz - The Lyrical Stan Getz (LP, Comp, RM)

 

The last guy was selling these in NM condition at dirt-cheap ($4-6 each) prices with flat shipping so I went nuts.

 

Please send help.

 

Sincerely,

 

Josh

Josh, I feel your pain. Got back into vinyl late Dec/early Jan and am up to 125 already.  Like Joey, mostly soundtracks. 

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Update: new stylus is wonderful. I mean, it's got me wondering how much it's actually better vs. How long my old one has been worn, but everything's a bit sharper and the noise floor has just completely vanished; it's eerie, and reminds me of the HD audio files I've got. Except with a generous helping of bass that goes all the way down. 

 

Basically, I'm pretty damn happy. 

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Was able to order a copy of Shenmue finally, one of the few game soundtracks I really want (please release Halo 3).  

 

Been listening to my purchased backlog today, while browsing Discogs and other sites which is not a good idea :)  July and August are going to be painful on the wallet for soundtrack buying. 

 

What is everybody's username on Discogs? I like seeing what everyone has to get some purchasing ideas. Just looking at Angels I added 10 things to my want list :)

 

 

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On 6/30/2017 at 3:24 PM, Angry the Clown said:

The Sony plant is purely for Japanese distribution too. Vinyl is absolutely booming over there.

 

Vinyl never died there actually. There's an entire floor at Yodabashi just for turntables - always has been one. They have an entire aisle just for record weights, clamps, and pucks, next to another separate one just for cartridges that cost as much as your car.

 

Record shops there are amazing, too. I always come back with a pile of records in my luggage when I go. In Kichijoji there are more record shops than there are t-sirt shops. I'm exaggerating, but if you've been there you know what I mean (it's sort of the Brooklyn of Tokyo). And the auditioning turntables in the shops are quality - not the crappy ones they throw at you here.

 

On 6/30/2017 at 3:54 PM, iainl said:

I know Transmission keeps showing off the Japanese rarities they've got hold of. 

 

You wouldn't have thought it would appeal so much given the space premium, but then that's seriously part of the perverse appeal to me, so hey.

 

Japanese people are the biggest hoarders in the world in my experience. They may have small places, but they collect the fuck out of stuff - the more intrusive the better.

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Mondo's stock for biggies like that rarely sell out instantly. Different case with Waxwork sometimes but with Mondo they make a good number, and typically variants as well. The Fountain is a rare example of a Mondo release vanishing in an instant though, and it's usually down to licensing deals. I must have one of the few Fountain imports that made it to the UK.

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