What are you listening to right now? Pt VI

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PoopingHindi

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Yep, now that records are the latest trend again, prices have skyrocketed. I think there is a covid induced delay in pressings as well. More than likely bumping up the price even more.

And for sure, I wouldn’t pay $73 for the latest Adele record. sh*t, I wouldn’t even pay $7.30!
I’ll happily spend money to support artists I enjoy but I wouldn’t pay $73 for any album unless it had some really special significance attached to it.
 

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I wanted to replace a couple of Zeppelin LP's that I used to own, but the local shop wanted $60 each for their first four albums. So I looked around online for a few weeks and finally picked up a brand new copy of Physical Graffiti (which is a double LP for those who don't know) for under $44!! That's an absolute bargain these days.
 

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A glam rock classic, replete with Bryan Ferry twisting syllables, Andy Mackay conjuring up some demented sax playing, Phil Manzanera's nagging guitar, all at a rapid tempo. What is The Strand? Who gives a sh*t? Just enjoy this classic for what it is:

 

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As soon as you play them they start wearing out.
They do start wearing out but if you look after them they will last as long as you do.
Every time you play a record you are theoretically losing some of the high end, but if you look after your records, have a proper turntable and replace the needles regularly you won't ever notice.

That is assuming you have quality records in the first place, which most people don't. The major record companies who pump out the new Adele album and countless Pink Floyd reissues don't care about the quality of the sound. If they did, they wouldn't press coloured vinyl because the colourant in the records adds a noise floor to the records. But again, most people who buy them either can't tell or don't care.

The pressing is really important, the materials used (often, mispressed or unsold records were melted and recycled), the thickness of the vinyl, where it was pressed etc. There are certain countries/pressing plants which have a reputation for great sound quality, and this is why older original pressings are generally more valuable than the newer reissues.

Re: price, I find it's often cheaper to buy a brand new vinyl from the UK and have it shipped over than use an Australian retailer.

On topic: I am listening to yacht rock.
 

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Every time you play a record you are theoretically losing some of the high end, but if you look after your records, have a proper turntable and replace the needles regularly you won't ever notice.
That's it.
The major record companies who pump out the new Adele album and countless Pink Floyd reissues don't care about the quality of the sound.
One may argue they don't care about the quality of the music they pump out either, but I digress.
 

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Classic grunge, with a real 'doom metal' vibe that shows off an obvious Black Sabbath influence. Combine a wah-wah riff with one of Layne Staley's most impassioned performances, and you have this:

 

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Slightly shy about posting this but I am listening to it right now! A bit Bon Scottesque.

 

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Background.
This is Bob Welch and his band at the Roxy in LA, November, 1981. Roxy was/is a famous nightclub that used to host a lot of small concerts and parties for the big music artists of the day, back then it held about 400 people.
Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie were Welch's guests (as was Ann Wilson of Heart) on this night.

What's unique and special about this raw performance, aside from Stevie's usual haunting vocals, it doesn't appear to be rehearsed, with Fleetwood first sitting down playing a cow bell, then wandering around looking to play something else, finds the bongos! McVie I assume is on the keyboards, although you don't really see her.

 
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Slightly shy about posting this but I am listening to it right now! A bit Bon Scottesque.



Don't be. :)

Krokus were never the most original band, but in their brief pomp they were good fun.

This particular song though takes its cues more from Judas Priest than AC/DC IMO:

 

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Early hip hop is pretty much one solid borrowed beat, a few scratches and a kid putting together words that don't mean anything and don't quite rhyme. What's not to like.

 
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