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6 December 2013
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LongHairedLady said

Sky999 said
I don't know whether to laugh or be scared of that picture. 

I think vinyl has made a come back in a lot of areas. I prefer sound quality to vinyl vs a cd, for its more clear and plus there is something about that crackling sound that I just love. 

I love that crackle.  

I have a lot of digital music, which is great for listening to on the computer, or in the car or walking/bussing with an iPod.  I then like to get the albums on vinyl to listen to in the house, and also to have an actual physical copy.  Especially with old records because that's how they came out back then.  With the CD you miss out on all those little extras!  Gotta have that Sgt Pepper cut-out cardboard moustache!  a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

I hate that crackle with a passion - which is partly why I sold all my LPs all those years ago.  I think I had one of the first 10 CD players in the country, it had a heat sink on the back the size of a Mac truck.  So I bought a lot of CDs of new music back then, but all of that is old now for the purposes of this thread, so ima going to quiet down and back slowly out ....

 

PS  But also check the thread on CD packaging - yes, I do miss all the great packaging on LPs.  Of course, there is no reason not to give it to us now but I guess they have conditioned us to think cheap.  I mean, the Concert for Bangladesh comes in a box already, yet we get a cut down version of the original booklet (page count).

 

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6 December 2013
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trcanberra said

LongHairedLady said

trcanberra said

 

I hate that crackle with a passion - which is partly why I sold all my LPs all those years ago.  I think I had one of the first 10 CD players in the country, it had a heat sink on the back the size of a Mac truck.  So I bought a lot of CDs of new music back then, but all of that is old now for the purposes of this thread, so ima going to quiet down and back slowly out ....

 

You hate the crackle?….  with a passion?  a-hard-days-night-ringo-14  

CD's are my least favourite, they just get screeched to shit, worse than records do in my experiences.  I have so many that are useless to me now from moving around dozens of places with them over the years.  So much money wasted, they just get destroyed.  ahdn_paul_01  

Interesting - had hundreds of CDs for many a year and nary a scratch on one.  LPs on the other hand ......

 Oh - and you can get most scratched CDs repaired.

Hmmm I don't know about that.  I'd believe it when I see mine able to be fixed.  I have a core set of CD's that I bought about 15 years ago (in high school).  They are all so badly scratched going from car to house and back again, moved multiple times etc.  I kept them good for a while but it just didn't last forever.  I tried uploading some onto my mac recently and it just wouldn't have any of it.  I guess everyone is different with their CD's, I was never inclined to be that careful.

As far as the vinyl goes:  Most of the ones I own -save for about 20 that I have bought new or used on my own- are ones that belonged to my parents in the 60/70/80's.  For that reason, there is something more sacred about them, because they are all in good shape.  Some better than others, but all at least listenable.  The worst one is probably "The White Album" and it still plays, only skips in a couple of spots.

So maybe it was a generation thing.  Records were always just more precious to me.  One of the first things I remember was my dad teaching me how to properly hold a record.  heart

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

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I remember I was switching Abbey Road over to side 2 when my thumb nail grazed the grooves right where Octopuses' Garden was. Everything stopped. A thin white line stretched about two inches across the vinyl. After about two hours of rolling on the carpet bawling because my precious vinyl was now ruined forever I examined it closely. I touched it. It moved. It was a cat hair. Phew.

"White Album - My joint-fave Beatles album along with Revolver. They show the two sides of Beatles. Revolver's very controlled - even though it's also very innovative. The White Album's playful and almost ramshackle. It's like a scrapbook kept by a genius. Fantastic stuff."

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I have had my Crosley record player for two years now and it still works fine. 

Thank God it was only cat hair! a-hard-days-night-john-6

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LikeASir said
I remember I was switching
Abbey Road over to side 2 when my thumb nail grazed the grooves right where Octopuses' Garden was. Everything stopped. A thin white line stretched about two inches across the vinyl. After about two hours of rolling on the carpet bawling because my precious vinyl was now ruined forever I examined it closely. I touched it. It moved. It was a cat hair. Phew.

Oh, wow. Glad you, and the record, recovered.a-hard-days-night-john-6heart

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