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Old 12-10-2007, 12:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I strongly believe that vinyl is the only way for music lovers to listen to music. The quality is so much better than CD and don't even start with me on MP3's (love 'em but when at home vinyl is the only way to go)

What do you think, I love to have the analog vs digital debate.

Here’s my record collection (I know about 20 are missing, I will update when I get a chance)

AFI - December Underground
Air Supply - self titled
Alice Cooper - Schools Out
Arcadia - So Red The Rose
Areosmith - Toys In The Attic
Asia - self titled
Bad Company - Desolation Angels (two copies)
Billy Idol - Rebel
Billy Joel - Glass Houses
Billy Joel - Songs In The Attic
Blondie - The Hunter
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
Bob Dylan/George Harrison - The Concert For Bangladesh
Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding
Boston - self titled
Bram Tchaikovsky - Strange Man Changed Man
Bruce Springsteen - Streets of Philadelphia/If I Should Fall Behind 7
Bryan Adams - Into The Fire
Bryan Adams - Reckless
The Cars - Heartbeat City
The Casualties - Die Hards (picture vinyl)
The Casualties - On The Front Line(clear vinyl)
The Casualties - Tomorrow Belongs To Us/Brainwashed 7
The Chemical Brothers - Push The Button (two records)
Clockwork Orange - original soundtrack
Corey Hart - Boy In The Box
Cradle of Filth - Thornograpcic (4 song limited picture vinyl w/ b-side cover of Halloween)
Dave Brubeck - Early Fantasies
Dave Mason - It’s Like You Never Left
Dead Kennedys - Bedtime For Democracy
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables
Dear Mr. President - self titled
Debbie Harry - (45 with an Andy Warhol painting on the slip case 1st pressing)
Def Leppard - High ’n’ Dry
Def Leppard - Pyromania
Deep Purple - Deepest Purple
Dio - Holy Diver (f'in right)
Dizzy Gillespie - The Giant
Duran Duran - The Wild Boys (12 single)
Eagles - After The Thrill IS Gone/Take It To The Limit 7
Eagles - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975
Eagles - The Long Run
Elton John - Greatest Hits
Fine Young Cannibals - The Raw & The Cooked
Fleetwood Mac - Rumors
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (missing record #1)
Flogging Molly - Swagger (special edition clear green vinyl)
Footloose - The original soundtrack
Foreigner - Double Vision
George Benson - Weekend In L.A.
George Carlin - Class Clown
George Carlin - Indecent Exposure
George Winston - Winter Into Spring solo piano
The Giants of Jazz - self titled
The Godfather - soundtrack
The Grateful Dead - From The Mars Hotel
Heart - Dog & Butterfly
Heart - Little Queen (hells yeah it’s the one with barracuda)
Heavy Metal - music from the motion picture
Herbie Hancock - Mega-Mix (12 dance single)
INXS - Kick
Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind
The Isolationist - Hydrogen Slush
Jackson Browne - Running On Empty
James Taylor - Greatest Hits
Jefferson Airplane - After Bathing at Baxter’s
The J. Giles Band - Freeze Frame
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1st pressing)
Journey - E5C4P3 (yup, thats right Don’t Stop Believing)
Journey - Frontiers
Joan Baez - Blessed Are...
Joan Baez - Farewell, Angelina
Joan Baez - Satisfied Mind
Joan Jett - Bad Reputation
The Joe Perry Project - Let The Music Do The Talking
John Cougar Mellencamp - Scarecrow
The Jonee Earthquake Band/Zippo Raid - split 7(clear red vinyl signed by J.E.B)
Judy Collins - Judith
Judy Garland - Judy At Carnegie Hall
Kermit’s Finger/Zippo Raid - split 7
Kiss - Destroyer
Les Miserables - Broadway Album
Lords Of Acid - Take Control/Lets Get High (12 single)
The Lost Boys - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Lynard Skynard - Gimme Back My Bullets
Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell
Men Without Hats - Rhythm of Youth (yeah Safety Dance)
Metallica - Ride The Lightning
Miles Davis - Tutu
Minor Threat - self titled 12
Misfits - Collection II
Modern Trouble - Fly To Moscow (12 single)
Neil Diamond - Moods
NOFX - Surfer 7
N.W.A. - Greatest Hits (two records)
Paul Winter - Missa Gaia Earth Mass
Peter, Paul and Mary - In Concert
The Police - Every Breath You Take: The Singles
Queen - News of the New World
Quiet Riot - Metal Health
Rancid - And Out Come The Wolves (picture vinyl)
Ray Charles - The Genius Hits The Road
Robin George - Shout/Heartline (12 single on clear red vinyl)
Rock ’N’ Roll High School - Soundtrack
The Secretions/The Sidekicks - Contributing To The Delinquency of Minors Split EP (snot vinyl)
The Selecter - Too Much Pressure
Steppenwolf - Gold: Their Greatest Hits
Steve Miller Band - The Joker
The Struggle - Hopeless Nights EP
Social Distortion - Sex, Love and Rock ’n’ Roll (clear red vinyl)
Styx - Cornerstone
Styx - The Grand Illusion
Styx - Paradise Theater (etched vinyl)
Styx - Pieces of Eight
Suicidal Tendencies - self titled
Super Tramp - Breakfast in America
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair
Thompson Twins - Here’s To Future Days
Thompson Twins - Into The Gap
Toxik - World Circus
Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry
U2 - War
UB40 - Little Briddariddim (no slipcase)
UB40 - Rats in the Kitchen
Van Halen - MCMLXXXIV (1984)
The Vapors - New Clear Days
The Who - Who’s Next
Witness - self titled
XS - Forever Never Came
ZZ Top - Eliminator

Collection is near 200 records and growing

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Old 12-10-2007, 02:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hmm.i can honestly say i dont own any vinyl. a few hundred CDs from back in the day but mostly all mp3s now. sure, quality matters but mp3s fit right into my budget...free!
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Old 12-10-2007, 02:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, price runs from a buck to over $45 (most expensive was $75) but for an audiophile it's worth every cent.
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Old 12-10-2007, 10:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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vinyls are wonderful, but definitely the most expensive form of music.
then again, there's a reason for that, and it's worth it if you feel it is.
i've got a small collection, a lot of stuff from a local record shop that had some hidden treasures (mostly 60's and 70's rock),
and a handful of records (godspeed, volta, radiohead, and some electronic) from amoeba on the haight and meta in santa cruz.

i wish my deck hadn't taken a shit on me.
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Old 12-10-2007, 11:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i'll take a cd > vinyl any day... cause personally the difference in sound is minimal ( to me i can't tell the difference) cept that vinyl can have a scratchy sound to it unless you have some high top record player and fresh vinyls without a single flaw. Maybe if i had a room w/ wooden nails and perfect acoustics it would matter but i don't.

Or i'm just bitter because i don't have the cash to put toward a nice record player and some records. (aren't records cut w/ digital machines now anyways)
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:41 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i'll take a cd > vinyl any day... cause personally the difference in sound is minimal ( to me i can't tell the difference) cept that vinyl can have a scratchy sound to it unless you have some high top record player and fresh vinyls without a single flaw. Maybe if i had a room w/ wooden nails and perfect acoustics it would matter but i don't.

Or i'm just bitter because i don't have the cash to put toward a nice record player and some records. (aren't records cut w/ digital machines now anyways)
The scratches and pops are only on poorly cared for records, and I don't think they are cut digitally, because if you put on Out Come the Wolves on CD and record, you can actually make out each and every word where as the cd distorted(check out the loudness war links below for why this happens) and nowhere near as crisp, especially since the introduction of heavyweight (180 or 200 gram) vinyl.

Check these out for more info on the "Loudness War" -
Loudness war - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

YouTube - The Loudness War

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Old 12-11-2007, 08:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
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vinyl does something to balls....

what was it now......?

it may have been 'sucks'.......?

was it....?

yes it was! vinyl sucks balls!
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I dropped off my old vinyl to thrift stores years ago. I prefer the compactness of CD and honestly, I think the sound quality is acceptable.

On a similar topic, though, I do miss the sound quality from old style vacuum tube amps...digital, solid state just never quite sounds the same.

Our ears don't work in digital, that's why analog is more pleasing.


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vinyl does something to balls....

what was it now......?

it may have been 'sucks'.......?

was it....?

yes it was! vinyl sucks balls!

And here we see the difference from a music fan and a music fanatic. Listening to an mp3 is like viewing a picture of a Van Gogh sure it looks great, but the texture, the depth is missing. Some may be content with their print, but others will only settle for the real thing. (I have to toot my own horn here and say that I'm quite impressed with my comparison here) Music is an art, don't forget that, so while some are content to have it for free, I'm willing to shell out for quality over quantity (don't get me wrong, I have my fair share of mp3's and cd, but those are for convenience, have you ever tried boarding with a turntable, amp and a set of 48" speaker speakers)

And suck balls? How juvenile it's more like sweet sweet lovin' for your ears and mind

Plus cd art sucks in comparison to album art. (Alice cooper's Schools Out album has fold down desk legs and the top flips open like an old wooden school desk)

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Old 12-11-2007, 11:25 AM   #9 (permalink)
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and here we see the difference between a music fan and romantic fanatic, who is compromising rational thought to instead, try to maintain some kind of credible value in a vinyl collection which is effectively obsolete.

sorry homeboy, but harping on about the virtues of vinyl records over MP3, is like big upping the pathe cinema of the 1930s over three dimensional audio, hi-def, wide screen, home cinemas.

both were good for only as long as something better hadn't come along. well several improvements have materialised and so..... oops.... you got shelves of shite.

you talk of texture and depth as if the composers of the works you have on hardened petroleum product, wanted their labours masked and obscured under layers of hiss and crackles. do you consider Thomas Dolby to be a heathen? clean your stylus and keep out of direct sunlight! (oh van gogh also sucked balls! i'm a botticelli man!)

you give in to my mental tho, when you discuss convenience and lugging a turntable down the slopes. you could have the most bonkers collection of choons in existance, but what use is it, if you cannae listen to it? none at all.

and whilst you have a reasonable point about the relevence of album art back in the day of 12 inch monsters.... you can now download MP3s with MP4 video clips.... which give dynamism and movement.... colours and broader range of texture and depth, but also velocity and emotion!

nice try buddy; but no sale! come join us... it is a whole new millenium!
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Woo, thanks for a worthy rival. I like your approach, but as any hardcore audiophile will tell you, until they stop ruining audio (see the previous links if you have not) I will be a die hard vinyl fan. Slayers new album is so much better sounding on vinyl. It may not be portable, but for my home enjoyment, there is nothing like the crisp sound of vinyl on a Hi-Fi system.

MP3's are great on the go, I just have an issue with using them for my (and I emphasize my)home experience. Listen to what you will, the convenience is a great thing, but it's not the only option. I strongly believe that you cannot be causal about your vinyl, it is an investment, but if you can do it, I advise it. If you have a friend with a collection (a good system is essential, you will get pop out of new digital systems if you just plug in) and a set of nice tower speakers and tube amp (orgasmworty) then you will understand my love, otherwise you can never really know the passion and love I (and many like me) have for the medium.

It's like a 1970 Marshall Amp, nothing beats the classics.
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