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Title: who likes vinyl?
Post by: Witkacy on October 30, 2003, 04:02:13 PM
I'm heading to LA and some other mid-west and west coast US cities.  Any recommendations for vinyl shopping.  I'm not looking for re-issues but a store ontop of things.
Title: who likes vinyl?
Post by: MacGuffin on October 30, 2003, 04:06:49 PM
Amoeba Music (http://www.amoebamusic.com/Home1.html)
6400 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood
Title: who likes vinyl?
Post by: godardian on October 30, 2003, 05:16:25 PM
When in Portland:

The Everyday Music flagship store on 10th and West Burnside has a ton of vinyl, usually. There are also little EM branches elsewhere in Portland and one that I know of here in Seattle; they're sure to have vinyl there.
Title: who likes vinyl?
Post by: Witkacy on October 30, 2003, 05:26:13 PM
When in Portland or Seattle are the Zion's Gate stores still around... it's been a while since I've been in the area.
Title: who likes vinyl?
Post by: godardian on October 30, 2003, 05:31:06 PM
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When in Portland or Seattle are the Zion's Gate stores still around... it's been a while since I've been in the area.


How long since? I haven't heard of those, actually... Record stores, right?
Title: who likes vinyl?
Post by: Witkacy on October 30, 2003, 05:46:13 PM
Maybe a year and a bit.... Zion's had alot of reggae and such...I wish I remembered the address... tomorrow...maybe?
Title: Re: who likes vinyl?
Post by: kotte on October 30, 2003, 06:38:25 PM
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The only way to go...
Title: who likes vinyl?
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on October 30, 2003, 06:54:21 PM
Vinyl does add that quiet hiss of the needle on the record, and I think that really adds to the music...don't know why, though.
Title: who likes vinyl?
Post by: Witkacy on October 30, 2003, 08:54:25 PM
Hiss.........
Title: who likes vinyl?
Post by: van gogh on October 30, 2003, 09:08:09 PM
On of the reasons I fell into love with my wife ... her vinyl collection.
Title: who likes vinyl?
Post by: MacGuffin on October 30, 2003, 09:33:02 PM
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On of the reasons I fell into love with my wife ... her vinyl collection.


Is that when you cut off your ear?
Title: who likes vinyl?
Post by: ElPandaRoyal on October 31, 2003, 07:40:59 PM
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who likes vinyl?


A friend f my parents has aroom in his house full of vinyl albums. I mean....thousands. It seems he's been collecting them for years and has this weird passion for those things.
Title: who likes vinyl?
Post by: tpfkabi on October 31, 2003, 10:39:42 PM
i would like to get some vinyl..........i have a console stereo..........it has a record player, but the needle broke off several years back..........

anyone know somewhere i can order a needle, etc?
Title: who likes vinyl?
Post by: TheVoiceOfNick on November 03, 2003, 11:06:47 AM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Amoeba Music (http://www.amoebamusic.com/Home1.html)
6400 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood


I love how L.A. people automatically like to point people to Amoeba Music... it really sucks monkey nuts if you consider other alternatives... I reccomend Record Surplus on Pico Blvd in West LA, House of Records, also on Pico in Santa Monica, and Record Rover on Venice Blvd in Mar Vista... go there instead of Amoeba, and you'll find the best selection and prices on vinyl, and you won't have some freaky looking clerks helping you... and the lines are MUCH shorter...
Title: Re: who likes vinyl?
Post by: mogwai on April 19, 2018, 10:54:47 PM
Isn't there a bigger thread for this? Oh well, hi yall! Been a while.

Anywho, recently I've been buying shitloads of great vinyls... Especially the reissues that have been expanded on two vinyls rather one. That alone is just brilliant!

I'm just interested if this major bump of this thread can generate a wee discussion and if someone else has any nice stories. My favorite purchase by far is the four disc (?) vinyl release of the instrumental version of Nine Inch Nails "The Fragile".
Title: Re: who likes vinyl?
Post by: tpfkabi on May 07, 2018, 11:02:15 PM
Wow, almost 15 years ago I needed a needle. That predated the vinyl resurgence helped by RSD. I did get a needle and it worked for a while. I think the whole player needs worked on. That's the crappy side of vinyl - the players and needles. I next got a player with the capability to rip the music to my computer and it messed up fast. It was fun when most records were $5 or less. Now they reissue those some records for $30.

One of the fun ones was after Hasting's started carrying used/new vinyl. I got Notorious BIG Life After Death 3xLP for .75. I think it was marked .99 and they had a 25% off sale.

It seems like some vinyl is going on sale. It may have hit the peak and is kinda going down. They were mass producing overpriced stuff that wasn't selling. Some of the pricing is ridiculous. My Hasting's had a Shins 7" single of 2 tracks from an album - not even an exclusive b-side or anything unique (maybe it was released before the full album?) - for $9.99. You could just pay a little more and get those 2 tracks and the rest of the album. After the album was out for years, they never marked it down or anything and the single just sat there.