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Friday
Oct042019

Happy Friday! Listen To Some Vinyl

I'm so glad it is Friday! It's been a very long week and I can't wait for 5 p.m. The Scorpions are doing it right, I swear. I've been listening to a lot of true classic rock this week and I found myself wishing I had a record player to hear some of the songs on vinyl. I have the records but my player is broken. The needle hitting the vinyl is a special sound and feeling - it just can't be replicated by streaming.


Reader Comments (7)

I bought records up till about 91 (thanks Columbia House and BMG)...then the switch to CD was made.
Oh how I wish I had kept everything...

Thinking of getting a unit and starting a collection for my son. Beatles, Police, Muddy Waters, Zep, VH, BB King, and of course a few Hair classics to relive High School ... Whitesnake, White Lion, Great White (that's a lotta white..) Winger, I remember how cool my Stryper album artwork and graphics were...Skid Row...of course Appetite.

What would you guys start a collection with?
October 4, 2019 | Unregistered Commentertexjay66
Aaaargh... almost forgot some Def Leppard!
October 4, 2019 | Unregistered Commentertexjay66
I have the original Appetite still in the wrapper
October 4, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterShawn
I think it’s all a matter of what you grew up on. I rarely listened to records and all the hissing and the sound, to me and my ears, is just not as good as cd. But I grew up on tapes and cds. Tapes were just too much work but to me, cds were the perfect mix of the two. I still collect cds to this day and don’t plan on quitting anytime soon! I wonder if there’s anyone out there that only still listens to 8-track??? I had a few of those in my day, and a few albums, but neither were as good as cds to me. To each his own I guess, as long as they’re listening to the right music!!! Lol 🤘🏼
October 4, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBkallday
3/4's of every song I can play on the guitar was learned by playing along with vinyl way back in the Stone Age. Lol. Way easier to move the arm of a record player to start a song over than rewind an 8-track or cassette. (Yeah, I played in the back up band for Moses at the parting of the Red Sea I'm that old) 😂😂🤘🤘
October 4, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterGary
I spin vinyl every day. So glad I still have my collection.
October 5, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSnoot
If you have a busted player, Allyson, might I suggest purchasing the Fluance RT81? A good entry level player from a great Canadian company (that also makes some affordable speakers). Full disclosure: they outsource the manufacturing. But they have a great eye for details and don't skimp, nor overcharge. So many players have flooded the market to chase the hipster trend and are cobbled together out of really sketchy parts. This is a solid player that will, with a record in good condition, do the sound justice.

I just bought the Cult's Sonic Temple box set and it sounds amazing. Same with AiC's Rainer Fog. I still mostly stream music nowadays (or listen to Sirius or Pandora). Like you Bkallday, I grew up on cassettes and CDs (bless RCA and Columbia House) . . . and still have close to 500 cassette (some of which only work on one side now!). But I also remember my parents playing records, and some of my older friends. Still have original pressings of Uriah Heep, Alice Cooper, and Zep, among others, that my uncle gave to me. Occasionally, it is nice to take a trip back in time. Right now, my favorite record to play is Jeff Beck's Flash. Yeah, I know, not his best. But some great stuff on that album. Second favorite right now is Andre Previn's take on Orff's Carmina Burana. Also not the best version. But a record I inherited and enjoy.

Have a good rest of your weekend everyone.
October 5, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterHim

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