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    Post by Michael K. Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:33 am

    That track is cool. This is the opener off the album I bought - Lucio Dalla (1979) - and it's, imo, stunning.



    The whole thing has a Sacred Songs meets Here Come the Warm Jets channeled through Alan Price's O, Lucky Man soundtrack vibe. Plus, I don't know, some sort or Randy Newmanish thing I can't really put my finger on. I was in a shit mood today and this record, combined with a cheeky bifta, set me proper. Thanks for causing me to buy it, WP.
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    Post by WP64 Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:47 pm

    I am glad you liked it! There is definitely a Randy Newman vibe to some of his work, but especially in that track. The big news in Italian music last week was that all of Lucio Battisti's early catalog is now available on streaming platforms (I am not sure if that is internationally or just in Italy). He is the Italian artist. His first album is excellent but pretty straightforward 60s pop music. In the early 70s though he put out some really progressive sounding rock albums that are definitely worth checking out. I've really enjoyed them, anyways.

    Dalla is from Bologna and he is part of the reason why I chose to move here recently. Big fan of his taste in eyewear.
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    Post by undo Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:13 pm

    Every record I want to buy on Discogs is only available from sellers in Europe.

    I just bought the last brand new copy of Codename: Dustsucker from Bark Psychosis' Bandcamp store and the shipping was 2/3 the price of the album and I hated myself for doing it.

    Fortunately (?) my purchase was refunded after they discovered that they were actually out of stock.
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    Post by Nick Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:11 am

    https://www.brooklynvegan.com/the-mars-volta-announces-18-lp-box-set-unreleased-material-included/

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    Post by chrondog Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:19 pm

    My record players is finally set up again and it's nice to have around.

    I explored The Mars Volta for the first time last year. I found it to be really good subway music.

    De-Loused is the only album of theirs I think has consistently good vocals. After that first album dude went off the deep end. I really like Amputechture too though, especially "Tetragrammaton".

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    Post by Ned Braden Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:36 pm

    Blowing off work I gotta do and instead drinking beer and listening to this thinking of Zappo

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    Post by John Boy Walton Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:18 pm

    awesome

    i really need a turntable. i got a ton of albums from my parents garage. some really great shit.
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    Post by BGwaves Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:02 am

    I got the first 2 tortoise albums, original pressings, from some little shop in Traverse City called RPM the other day. I was stunned when I saw them. I grabbed them and then held onto them bitches so tight I coulda melted the vinyl. I cannot wait to get these things home and listen. This shop didn’t grade their vinyl, which I hate, but nobody said anything when I inspected them before purchase and I’d say theyre probably in near mint condition. I spent $41 altogether.
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    Post by undo Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:32 pm

    I have become one of those people who buys records but then doesn't really listen to them.

    Because when I listen to music at home these days,almost always in the evening, I want to sit out on the porch. As long as it's warm enough to do this, I am probably not retreating back indoors to make use of the still in progress listening nook I am trying to assemble.

    And because my turntable sucks and I was going to personally rescue the economy with my Biden Bucks when I got them by getting a new one but then decided to wait in this purchase until some unknown future date, I am still not truly "happy" with the one I've got. My receiver might also be acting up, it is 25 years old after all and may also need to be upgraded.

    But I have learned that when albums I want are released/reissued/repressed, I simply cannot wait until a better time to purchase. Because they will be impossible to get by then!

    Made up for the disappointment of missing the MBV reissues by going all in on the Seefeel reissues/comps. New Shuttle358 reissues have got me by the balls! Paid out $40 to $50 each for those w/shipping.

    I probably need new speakers, audiophiles would lol if they saw what I have.
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    Post by BGwaves Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:59 pm

    I didn’t mention but I also bought My Bloody Valentines - MBV for $35. I felt privileged to find. It was the Domino repress however, I don’t know if that’s the only pressing or not.

    Now that I can afford that price and not feel like I wasted money, I buy when I see something of value to me. I’m sure those tortoise vinyls will only go up in value. I will play them sparingly.
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    Post by WP64 Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:15 am

    Anyone in the Chicagoland area know where I could sell a record player? I have a turntable in my possession that I have never even used. It is a Vestax BDT-2600 with a laser stylus. I haven't even plugged it in to see if the belt drive is working and I don't have any receivers to speakers where I am at to test this thing out. I think it is actually a pretty high end turntable though and I should be able to sell this for a couple hundred bucks. It is in mint condition. There isn't even a scratch on it. Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.
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    Post by undo Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:36 pm





    I have a gift card that will easily cover this. I want a stereo receiver that has Bluetooth and an input for a record player, and I have no desire to spend a dime on home theater surround sound features that I will never, ever use.

    I am buying this in a couple of hours if you don't stop me first.
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    Post by Ned Braden Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:40 pm

    That looks really cool. I won’t stop you.
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    Post by BGwaves Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:27 pm

    By this time I hope you’ve already bought, but if not, I’d say go for it! The sub that I got recently was the Sony SA-CS9, which was $150 at Best Buy. Sure, I could have spent $500 on something that only produces bass but I figured $150 was good enough.
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    Post by undo Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:52 pm

    I already have it and will be unboxing it within minutes.

    Sorry, there won't be any video of this moment.
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    Post by Ned Braden Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:24 pm

    Let me know how it works out. I might buy one of these too... thing with Bluetooth that also has a record player hookup is pretty much the thing I’ve been looking for.

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