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30 May 2013
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SatanHimself
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I'm an unabashed lover of thrift stores.  Every week I scour through the racks of vinyl, CDs, DVDs and whatnot.  Sometimes I go for months without finding anything of interest.  Some days it's a treasure trove.

It's rare, but I occasionally find Beatles and solo records.  On one lucky day I found a UA 'A Hard Day's Night" and an Apple 'White Album'.

Outside of Beatles I'm always looking to fill holes in my collection, which I've tried to build as representative of the highest quality of the major music genres.

Today I found a copy of Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre's recording of "War Of The Worlds" as well as a (completely coverless) Apple pressing of George's "Wonderwall Music".

 

Any other thrift store junkies out there?  Any good finds lately?

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4 June 2013
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Today I found a couple of albums I used to own a long time ago, but lost between various moves.  I got 'Venus And Mars' (with one of the stickers!) and 'Wings At The Speed Of Sound'.  That one's not really a great album, but for 2 bucks it's hard to pass up.  

I also found an awesome K-Tel surf compilation I used to see advertised on TV back in 1980, a great collection by The Stylistics, 'Piano Man' by Billy Joel and a CD copy of 'Elephant' by The White Stripes.  Sweet!

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26 June 2013
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A goldmine today!

I bought the hilariously mis-marketed double 'Rock And Roll Music' compilation.  It's funny how in the mid-70s when pop-culture became obsessed with the 1950s that they tried to package the Beatles using '50s imagery.

There were also copies of Red & Blue, but since I own them already I left them for some other lucky music-lover (I am a HUGE proponent of using Red & Blue as the be-all-end-all introduction to all things Beatle).

 

Otherwise, I felt kind of sad because of what I found:  Perfect original copies of 6 Frank Zappa albums, Led Zeppelin AND Black Sabbath's debuts, Stevie Ray Vaughn albums, Jeff Beck and lots of Rush.  And even Dead Kennedys.

It feels like I just bought up a chunk of records from a music fan who died too young.  And then his family just dumped his possessions at a thrift store.  

You just never really know where these things come from sometimes.

 

Another example:  This place recently got a huge stack of really *really* high-end classical vinyls.  I know my vinyl.  I worked in the music industry for most of the 1990s.

When I looked at it, I saw a refined listener and collector.  And after he died, his family razed his possessions and whatever was left over became thrift-store donations.

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29 June 2013
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10 August 2013
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I didn't buy it, but today I found something nice:

It was a very old copy of the CASSETTE version of 'The White Album', tape #2.  From my years of album-buying, it looked to be from the early-to-mid 1970s.

This was the cover (this scan is from a 1988 version, but it's the same front cover):

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The spine was blue, but the catalogue info was different.  And the back flap looked entirely different.

Such a nice thing to see.  If part 1 was there as well, I would have bought them both just to have.

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10 August 2013
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I just got Venus And Mars with both posters and the stickers for two dollars at this little place by my dad's house

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11 August 2013
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unknown said
I just got
Venus And Mars with both posters and the stickers for two dollars at this little place by my dad's house

I found Thirty Three and 1/3 (George Harrison) album on cassette at a thrift store years ago. Got it for $1. Still have that tape. ahdn_george_08

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