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Who else do you collect?
6 February 2013
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Sorry if this has been an earlier thread.

Apart from The Beatles + Solo do you collect any other peoples records?

I collect The Stones, Dylan, Hendrix, Tom Waits, Springsteen, Jethro Tull to name but a few

CP

6 February 2013
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My other band obsessions besides The Beatles are The Who, Blur, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Rush, The Kinks.

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6 February 2013
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SatanHimself
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Teenage hitchhikers.

 

Oh wait...  You mean what other bands do I obsess about...?  Oh, sorry...

 

I'm a thrift-shop hound.  The Boomers are getting rid of their old vinyl more often, so I've been focusing on grabbing as many "legacy" records as possible.  Even though they're rare, I look for Stones, Who, Dylan and Zeppelin as the biggies.  I also look for quality representations of all musical styles.  Old-school black-power rap albums, vintage outlaw country, traditional jazz, indie punk, 70s funk and R&B...  Anything that's recognized as the best in its class.

I'm a big fan of understanding the classic critics, and I'll try anything.  Today it was a CD of Minor Threat's "Discography".  A few days ago I found an awesome vinyl collection of Fats Domino's hits.  I refuse to button myself down to any one genre.  I used to run a music store, so I love it all.  As long as it's good for what it is, and (most importantly) it's not boring.  Boring music is far worse than bad music.

E is for 'Ergent'.
6 February 2013
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I've got lots and lots of records, especially by folks like Hendrix and Miles Davis and Funkadelic and Black Sabbath and whoever else. And of course, lots of Beatles recordings and books and videos. But the only performer I think I really "collect" (as in, I'll buy ANYTHING with their name on it!) is MX-80 Sound, just because they're so arcane and obscure, and their music has meant so much to me. I can't say I prefer 'em to the Beatles or Zeppelin, but there's just something cool about owning their old flyers and posters and incredibly rare 1970s vinyl that most people don't know even exists.

I just want to play. I’d like to think I could work opposite Sinatra, B.B. King, the Beatles, or a polka band... - Jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1967
6 February 2013
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I have Hendrix's first two recording contracts and got Billy Joel's autograph in person backstage at Madison Square Garden (around the time of his Stormfront album).

At a time when I thought "Into the Sky with Diamonds" would be titled "Apollo, Beatles, Bond" I collected Sean Connery autographs (much to my wife's delight!.

 

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6 February 2013
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vonbontee
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You've got the Ed Chalpin & Juggy Murray contracts?! That is unbelievable. Wow, just wow!

If I ever met Billy Joel, I'd ask him to sign my Attila CD! (It's great! :D )

I just want to play. I’d like to think I could work opposite Sinatra, B.B. King, the Beatles, or a polka band... - Jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1967
6 February 2013
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Yes, first the 6 page or so contract with Yameta and then the Reprise contract (one page) for the Are You Experienced album.

 

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6 February 2013
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parlance
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I listen to many types of music, but as far as serious collecting goes, 80s bands/musicians like Japan, Duran Duran, Tears for Fears and Oingo Boingo and Paul Young.

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6 February 2013
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SatanHimself
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vonbontee said
 But the only performer I think I really "collect" (as in, I'll buy ANYTHING with their name on it!) is MX-80 Sound, just because they're so arcane and obscure, and their music has meant so much to me. I can't say I prefer 'em to the Beatles or Zeppelin, but there's just something cool about owning their old flyers and posters and incredibly rare 1970s vinyl that most people don't know even exists.

 

I have never even heard of MX-80 Sound until this very moment.  I just checked them out.  

I tip my hat to you sir, for keeping the flame of indie punk alive, even years after its expiration date.  I think we all have our obscure loves.  It's good to know I'm not the only one.

My weakness is for the bands of the early 1990s from Halifax, Nova Scotia.  We were *supposed* to be the "Next Big Thing" after Seattle, but it burned out after about 2 years.  Still though...  Many awesome bands came out of there.  But at this point, even the Google searches run dry after a few pages.

E is for 'Ergent'.
6 February 2013
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I just got into vinyl collecting but beside 2 new Beatles albums I bought (Rubber Soul and Revolver) I also got original UK copy of Some Times in NY and Walls and Bridges (wait, that's Beatle related too...), oh and Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti, also original UK, and Radiohead Ok Computer album.

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7 February 2013
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OK Computer topped off the last best year of excellent music.  1997 was a crest of a massive musical wave.  I can cite examples, if necessary.

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7 February 2013
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Appreciate the commendation, Satan! And if you'll forgive me for getting protective/possessive, calling MX-80 "indie punk" isn't completely accurate - they actually predated the punkexplosion, and sonically they were indebted as much to metal and free jazz and Beefheart as anything that became punk. (I get REAL pissed off when I see hipster bloggers describe them as "post-punk"!)

1997, eh? I think my favourites that year were probably Chemical Brothers, The Tea Party and Jimi's "First Rays..."

I just want to play. I’d like to think I could work opposite Sinatra, B.B. King, the Beatles, or a polka band... - Jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1967
7 February 2013
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vonbontee said
1997, eh? I think my favourites that year were probably Chemical Brothers, The Tea Party and Jimi's "First Rays..."

Chemical Brothers are awesome.  They aren't as popular here in Canada, but my boyfriend has been a huge fan since they came out and got me pretty into them. a-hard-days-night-john-1

"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!"

 

7 February 2013
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SatanHimself
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vonbontee said
Appreciate the commendation, Satan! And if you'll forgive me for getting protective/possessive, calling MX-80 "indie punk" isn't completely accurate - they actually predated the punkexplosion, and sonically they were indebted as much to metal and free jazz and Beefheart as anything that became punk. (I get REAL pissed off when I see hipster bloggers describe them as "post-punk"!)

1997, eh? I think my favourites that year were probably Chemical Brothers, The Tea Party and Jimi's "First Rays..."

I love your defensive possessive protection of their musical legacy.  I'd call it "endearing", but that word sounds like pandering.  Perhaps a better phrase would be  "admirably touching".  I like when people champion musical "lost causes". I mean that like great little acts that just never broke big for whatever reason.

1997 held Radiohead's 'OK Computer', Foo Fighters' 'The Colour And The Shape', Elliott Smith's 'Either/Or', Michael Penn's 'Resigned', that dog.'s 'Retreat From The Sun, The Prodigy's 'The Fat Of The Land', Blur's 'Blur', Daft Punk's 'Homework', Bob Dylan's 'Time Out Of Mind' and Sleater-Kinney's 'Dig Me Out' among many, many others.  It was a super-solid year for every genre, and probably the very last hurrah for Generation X before the very young Millenials hijacked pop culture.

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7 February 2013
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vonbontee
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Ah, couple more I've got there...I liked the Michael Penn and Prodigy fine, but OK Computer never managed to raise itself out of the realm of "hmm, interesting" for me. Actually I kinda hated the '90s (and beyond!), but there are exceptions, of course.

I just want to play. I’d like to think I could work opposite Sinatra, B.B. King, the Beatles, or a polka band... - Jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1967
7 February 2013
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For me, it's The Allman Brothers Band, The Band and Pink Floyd. I have tons of CD'ds from various bands, but those 3 are the only ones for which I own more than 2 discs, other than The Beatles.

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7 February 2013
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Wow, Sleater-Kinney sighting!

The bands that I just have scads of recordings by are pretty well-known, I guess...or at least they are old, otherwise I wouldn't have scads because there wouldn't be scads available (I'd say that each of these are at 15-20 or more in my collection)-- Grateful Dead (around 200 at this point, but I'm just an amateur compared to many Deadheads); Bob Dylan; Neil Young; Elvis Costello; Richard Thompson (ok, less well-known); Stones; Zeppelin; Van Morrison; Springsteen; Tom Petty; John Hiatt; Steve Earle.  I feel as if I'm leaving out someone major.

And plenty of moderately old folks who are on the cusp of scads-status...my must-buy list grows larger and more difficult to support with each passing year.  That makes me very happy, by the way.

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7 February 2013
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Big ones for me would be:

  • Beastie Boys
  • The Doors
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Radiohead
  • Chemical Brothers
  • Daft Punk

"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!"

 

8 February 2013
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SatanHimself said
OK Computer topped off the last best year of excellent music.  1997 was a crest of a massive musical wave.  I can cite examples, if necessary.

Be here now by Oasis was also released in that year, though not considered their best album, is actually not that bad. By the way, record sleeve was a bit damaged and thinking of returning it to Amazon :/.

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8 February 2013
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Long John Silver said

Be here now by Oasis was also released in that year, though not considered their best album, is actually not that bad. By the way, record sleeve was a bit damaged and thinking of returning it to Amazon :/.

I have a hard time liking Oasis..  Not only due to the fact that I just don't think they're a good band, but more to the fact that they rip off/compare themselves to/try to be The Beatles.  And I can't count how many times I've been at work, heard "Don't Look Back In Anger" come on the radio, and it tricks me for that brief moment "Oh good they're playing Imag--"  Nope.  Just Oasis ripping him off.  a-hard-days-night-paul-11

"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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