Anyone remember LP's?

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    Mar 02, 2010 12:25 AM GMT
    Yes, I'm an old bastard, but I remember fondly the days when long-playing vinyl records were the norm.

    In those days, getting a twelve inch was much more innocent.

    Back then, bands realised that they had something like twenty-eight minutes on the first side to get you interested enough to turn over and listen to the other side of the LP.

    Today, there is much more free-form distribution of music, which I believe is a good thing, but I still hanker for the days when going out and buying a new record was exciting.

    What you say?
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    Mar 02, 2010 12:31 AM GMT
    Hey there, I went into a popular used book and music store here in VA and they have a whole large section of LPs. Cool huh.
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    Mar 02, 2010 12:35 AM GMT
    LPs??? Fuck, I remember 78s when LPs were still rare, people just beginning to get players for them in the 1950s, and 45s. And 78s weren't made of vinyl, but a shellac composite, meaning they broke rather easily.
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    Mar 02, 2010 1:19 AM GMT
    I remember being a kid and listening to Rod Stewarts "Do ya think Im Sexy" on my 45 on my record player...lmao!!! I still love that song.


    This made me think of a Dennis the Menace cartoon I read once,

    Dennis comes in the living room where his father is sitting. Dennis is holding one of his fathers old records in his hands...dennis asks his father...."Dad, why were your cd's so big back then?" lmao!!!!

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    Mar 02, 2010 1:32 AM GMT
    they made awesome Frisbee
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    Mar 02, 2010 2:14 AM GMT
    Saved all of mine. Album covers were always handy to have around when you needed to, um, "clean" stuff...icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 02, 2010 3:53 AM GMT
    Yeah, I just bought a new record player a few years ago so I could keep playing mine.
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    Mar 02, 2010 4:05 AM GMT
    I own many LP's. I find the sound to be excellent compared to most of the over-compressed and sterile junk they put on CD's. One wonders what some sound engineers and artists are thinking.
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    Mar 02, 2010 4:50 AM GMT
    Pianist saidI own many LP's. I find the sound to be excellent compared to most of the over-compressed and sterile junk they put on CD's. One wonders what some sound engineers and artists are thinking.


    agreed, especially if you have a top turn table / needle.

    LP's are making a come back in some circles actually. There's a company in Montreal that started really small a few years back and now gets orders from all over the world and is doing extremely well. Problem i can't remember its name now. :
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    Mar 02, 2010 5:21 AM GMT
    Yea, I remember them. My ex and I took all of ours one day(over 200) and donated them to the local library. When I was in high school, that was the thing between me and my best bud-Calling each other and going to each other's house to hear the latest released record. Those were the days! icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 04, 2010 1:52 PM GMT
    xassantex said
    Pianist saidI own many LP's. I find the sound to be excellent compared to most of the over-compressed and sterile junk they put on CD's. One wonders what some sound engineers and artists are thinking.


    agreed, especially if you have a top turn table / needle.

    LP's are making a come back in some circles actually. There's a company in Montreal that started really small a few years back and now gets orders from all over the world and is doing extremely well. Problem i can't remember its name now. :


    They are called Noca, I think, can't be sure.
    I think I have one - I will get back to you.

    My story is that my brother died. He had spent a lot of his life being blind, so music was very important to his happiness.
    I can't start to tell you how happy we were as family - I'm a musician, he's a blind arsehole who knows music. perfect.
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    Mar 04, 2010 2:14 PM GMT
    I had a collection of a few thousand LPs that I stored in my parents attic when I finished college, thinking I'd retreive them as soon as I had a place with enough room. By that time, they'd all warped in the heat of a summer. I had rare stuff, autographed covers, imports, argh!
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    Mar 04, 2010 2:19 PM GMT
    OMG

    Damn!
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    Mar 04, 2010 10:24 PM GMT
    Ah, the good old days. Still the ONLY proper way to listen to Bruce Springsteen's "Nebraska".
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    Mar 04, 2010 10:45 PM GMT
    My love was for 45S

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    Mar 04, 2010 10:46 PM GMT
    Yes, and they are making a comeback.
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    Mar 04, 2010 10:51 PM GMT
    Remember LPs? I have a library of them, along with a stack of 7" singles to this day, along with a fully functional turntable.
    But I won't forget in 1960 the turntable in a black case, which was activated by a spring which was powered up by winding a crank. The records, were of wax or shellac, which broke easily when accidentally dropped. Back then, if I recall, the vinyl single was a new idea being promoted to replace the old wax ones.
  • jmanorlando

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    Mar 04, 2010 10:52 PM GMT
    I remember my Dad playing 8 tracks in our VW Bus. lol
  • HorrorHound

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    Mar 04, 2010 10:54 PM GMT
    I have a collection o' some OLD (The Cars, Mercyful Fate, Motley Crue, A Flock of Seagulls, Iron Maiden, etc) & some LP's of Modern bands (ie: The Killers, A Perfect Circle, Manson)

    I love the sound of Vinyl better than, say, CD's. icon_wink.gif

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    Mar 04, 2010 11:16 PM GMT
    Yes, and 78's before that. Stil have some of both, but most of my 78's were left behind when I moved east. LPs really do sound better and warmer than CDs, because you are gettin everything recorded, not just a sampling.
    78's were also great for smacking somebody when you were pissedicon_lol.gif
  • masculumpedes

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    Mar 04, 2010 11:22 PM GMT
    Yeah, I remember them well and still have a few oldies but goodies.vinyllp1.gif
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    Mar 04, 2010 11:24 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidLPs??? Fuck, I remember 78s when LPs were still rare, people just beginning to get players for them in the 1950s, and 45s. And 78s weren't made of vinyl, but a shellac composite, meaning they broke rather easily.



    I think my grandparents had some antiques like that.
  • momewrath

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    Mar 04, 2010 11:25 PM GMT
    Best Buy has a pretty good selection of vinyl now. I don't buy much of the new stuff, usually just the old stuff whenever I can.

    The new linyl format seems rather interesting...

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    Mar 04, 2010 11:31 PM GMT
    laughs..... still have these packed away:: lots of Elton, KC and the Sunshine Band, and my fav....Parliment Funkadelic Mothership Connection oooooo weeee
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    Mar 04, 2010 11:36 PM GMT
    Remember them, had about 150 of them, but don't miss them at all. I don't even know where they are.

    Hell, I hardly ever touch my CD collection anymore.

    Moving on.