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    Vinyl Collectors Unite!

    I'm a huge vinyl collector; been one for about 12 years now. I collect all sorts of random records from colored vinyl to splatter wax, and even shaped discs. Who else here collects vinyl records? Lets use this thread to show off what we've got, what our most prized record is, and share with one another the stories behind how we got into vinyl collecting. (some of you might have stuff that others dont and were not even aware that it was out there, so post pictures!) For me, it started back in 1999 when The Fragile came out. It was the first vinyl I ever bought and I got it from Hot Topic for $24.99 (they later would go on clearance for $9.99 a few months later). My dad had given me his turntable stack and a bunch of old beatles records a few years before this so I was well versed in how to handle records and what not and I fell in love with the physical element of vinyl. They seemed so foreign to me and it gave me something to talk about with my dad (which up until this point we really didnt have much in common). My collecting took a small break from 2003-2008 when albums weren't really getting pressed (or it was just insanely hard to find'em) but ever since then I've been collecting like a mad man. What about the record of you? (I'll post photos of some of my favorite pieces later on tonight)

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    Radiohead- OK Computer till King of Limbs
    My Morning Jacket- Z, Evil Urges, Circuital, and It Still Moves
    Bob Dylan- Highway 61 Revisited and Blood on the Tracks
    Nick Drake- Pink Moon
    Interpol- Turn on the Bright Lights and Antics
    Black Keys- Brothers and El Camino
    Pavement- Slanted and Enchanted, Crooked Rain, Wowee Zowee
    Replacements- Let It Be
    Beatles- Rubber Soul, Sgt. Peppers, Magical Mystery Tour
    Rolling Stones- Sticky Fingers, Some Girls, Exile on Main St.
    Ryan Adams- Cardinology, Cold Roses, Heartbreaker
    Pete Yorn- Back and Forth (signed and given to me from Pete himself) and Musicforthemorningafter
    Secret Machines- Ten Silver Drops
    Sparta- Wiretap Scars, Threes, and Porcelain
    Spiritualized- Sweet Heart, Sweet Light
    Spoon- Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, Transference, Girls Can Tell, Gimme Fiction
    St. Vincent- Strange Mercy
    Titus Andronicus- The Monitor
    TV on the Radio- Dear Science and Return to Cookie Mountain
    Vampire Weekend- s/t and Contra
    Ween- La Cucaracha
    White Stripes- Icky Thump, Elephant, White Blood Cells
    Dead Weather- Horehound and Sea of Cowards
    Raconteurs- Consolers of the Lonely and Broken Boy Soldiers
    Queens of the Stone Age- Lullabies to Paralyze
    Wilco- All of them except A.M.
    Air- The Virgin Suicides and Pocket Symphony
    Animal Collective- Merriweather Post Pavilion
    Arcade Fire- Neon Bible
    Band of Horses- Infinite Arms
    Beach House- Bloom and Teen Dream
    Beck- Guero, Modern Guilt, and The Information
    Best Coast- Crazy for You
    Black Lips- Arabia Mountain and
    BRMC- Baby 81 and Howl
    Bright Eyes- Fevers and Mirrors, Cassadaga, and The People's Key
    Broken Bells- s/t
    Built to Spill- Perfect From Now On
    Cat Power- You Are Free and The Greatest

    There's tons more in my garage I'll post them later.

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    http://www.discogs.com/collection?us...t=artist%2Casc

    the long and the short of it- here's (most of) what i own on vinyl. 90% of it is rare coldwave/new wave/post-punk/synth records.

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    How did you guys get into collecting?

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    i'm not sure what the catalyst was... originally, i had a pretty epic cd collection (which i sold almost everything to fund the purchase of a juno 60) and a respectable vinyl collection. the original collection, consisting of "newer" artists at the time and some decent stuff from my college radio station (nicked before we wound up selling everything for peanuts anyway) was destroyed by my stepfather, who had the genius idea of placing a wet picnic table on top of my crates during the five months i stored them between moves. fortunately, the valuable stuff from that collection (the fragile and the original pressing of amnesiac being the cream of that crop) was on lend to a friend, so some things survived.

    i was hesitant to rebuild for some time, but really took the plunge again in 2005 or so, when i really got interested in rare french post-punk music. i replaced all the stuff i missed the first time around (bowie, iggy, kate bush, etc.) and have since vastly improved on the original collection. i actually am almost out of room in the ikea storage unit i have, and i doubt the missus would let me buy another, so it's time to start purging some of the less-important stuff... probably don't need every single freestyle/new beat 12'' ever.

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    I just always thought collecting was the cool thing to do. About four years ago I started going to the record store across my college that sells vinyl, so they usually had a lot of the albums I wanted (plus the fact that most come with a download code or a CD version packaged). So I started buying all my music if they had it in vinyl and even went back and purchased some stuff I didn't even have. I think the first album I bought on vinyl was Dig Lazarus Dig!!! by Nick Cave because they didn't have the CD of it.

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    I've been collectings vinyl for about 13 years and CDs for almost 20 (YIKES!!!) I also (shamefully) collect cassettes. I have about 1500 CDs with all sorts of genres...As for vinyl I have most of the releases (albums and singles) for NIN, Depeche Mode, Skinny Puppy, Ministry, Alan Parson project, as well as about 100 or so mixed stuff like Madonna, Genesis, Devo, Walter Carlos, Def Leppard, Controlled Bleeding, Tangerine Dream and others.

    I've always collected things as far back as I remember. If I like something enough, it's cool to have the entire set rather than a few odd releases. Its way more gratifying to have physical copies of books, video games, movies and music, neatly displayed somewhere and easy to access. I've mostly gone digital (google music...check it out!) but nothing beats having a physical copy of something. Having album art, liner notes and something pretty to look at it (that's larger than a stupid digital 1" thumbnail) is awesome!

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    I started buying vinyl about 6 years ago. My collection isn't that huge...probably like 200?? Most of it is ambient/drone, experimental, folk/singer-songwriters, shoegaze and the occasional metal and indie rock.

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    I think my favorite "colored" vinyl is splatter A friend of mine picked this up for me about two months ago and I've got another one for "Stripped" that is blue/teal/white splatter. It looks awesome when its spinning on the deck

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgKPF...2&feature=plcp


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    Vinyl! Yes! Yeah I started collecting about 5 years ago, I think? I've been wanting to sit down and catalogue them all for a while, so maybe this thread will be a good push for me. I've got a few hundred to go through.

    Some of my most prized items in my collection, though, include:

    - The Inception score, on clear 180 gram, limited to only 1000 pressings worldwide.
    - Mute Math's first album. Same as Inception, limited to 1000 worldwide and was self released. Not very special to most but I love bragging that I own this.
    - Sigur Ros' Hvarf/Heim on clear 180 gram, limited to 1250 and mislabeled.
    - The Flaming Lips' Heady Nuggs box-set, limited to 1000, colored version from website (pink, white, orange, blue, green, and red)
    - Sigur Ros' In A Frozen Sea boxset, with Agaetis Byrjun, ( ), Takk.., and Vaka EP
    - NIN's The Fragile
    - NIN's Broken, original pressing with the 7"
    - And of course, the Dragon Tattoo set.

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    i have mixed feelings about colored vinyl. as cool as it looks, it's harder to keep in good shape. it generally gets damaged easier...

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    i started buying CDs when i was 10, and vinyl when i was 13 or 14. i don't think it was the first thing i bought on vinyl, but the fragile was definitely one of the earlier records i bought. i still have it in amazing condition, since i've only played it a handful of times.

    there are certain things i insist on only buying on vinyl (blonde redhead, sleater-kinney, pedro the lion), other things i buy on CD and vinyl (i have most of the NIN halos on vinyl but all of them on CD, several mogwai albums, everything but pablo honey by radiohead, every murder by death album and various other things). i have all 11 of the analord series by aphex twin/afx, that i bought in one weekend in boston. i also just got some (but not all) of the remastered throbbing gristle albums on vinyl, and the tomahawk eponymous to anonymous box set from record store day.

    i have a serious weakness for box sets, in general (i have the giant pixies minotaur box, the ape of naples by coil on vinyl, TG24 and TG+ by throbbing gristle, the björk live box and surrounded box sets, and a whole slew of other stuff) and special edition items, so i've always been pretty into collecting.

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    Collectors

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    Quote Originally Posted by eversonpoe View Post
    i have a serious weakness for box sets, in general (i have the giant pixies minotaur box, the ape of naples by coil on vinyl, TG24 and TG+ by throbbing gristle, the björk live box and surrounded box sets, and a whole slew of other stuff) and special edition items, so i've always been pretty into collecting.
    I really wish I could afford box sets. The Ape Of Naples\New Backwards would be one of the first I would get. I really wish Coil's vinyl weren't so damn expensive. I'd also love to have the Ghosts and Girl With The Dragon Tattoo sets eventually too. Damn bills!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Senateguard33 View Post
    I'd also love to have the Ghosts and Girl With The Dragon Tattoo sets eventually too. Damn bills!
    oh...yeah...i have those, as well. and i have ghosts on the standard vinyl. i'm insane.

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    I don't have that much in my vinyl collection right now, it's mainly Gary Numan. I'm looking to buy more albums soon.

    Some of my best:

    Gary Numan - America single (signed)
    Gary Numan - Exile (Limited Ed. #17 of 100 on Turquoise)
    Gary Numan - Pure (Limited Ed. #83 of 100 on Purple & #239 of 300 for the 7" single)
    Gary Numan - Are 'Friends' Electric (signed)
    Gary Numan - Hammersmith '84 (#148 of 200 white labels & signed by Andrew WK)
    Andrew WK - Close Calls With Brick Walls (signed)
    Queen - A Day At The Races

    EDIT: The New Regime - Coup Deluxe Edition (Signed by Ilan #126 of 1000 + drumsticks)
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    Alkaline Trio - Help Me 7"
    Bent Left - Faberge
    Big Black - Heartbeat 7"
    Brand New - Daisy
    Brian Eno - Discreet Music
    Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
    Deafheaven - Roads To Judah
    Deafheaven - Sunbather
    Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis
    Dillinger Escape Plan - One Of Us Is The Killer
    The Doors - Greatest Hits
    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
    Joan Jett - Bad Reputation
    How To Destroy Angels - Welcome Oblivion
    Mogwai - Earth Division EP
    Mogwai - A Wrenched Virile Lore
    My Bloody Valentine - MBV
    Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero
    NOFX - They've Actually Gotten Worse Live!
    Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
    Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
    Primus - Frizzle Fry
    Primus - Sailing The Seas Of Cheese
    Primus - Green Naugahyde
    The Rackatees/The Shidiots - 7" Split
    Radiohead - Kid A
    Radiohead - I Might Be Wrong
    The Sidekicks - Awkward Breeds
    The Sidekicks - Grace 7"
    Those Crosstown Rivals - Kentucky Gentleman
    Silversun Pickups - Neck Of The Woods
    Tool - Opiate
    Tool - Lateralus

    hopefully my collection will continue to expand... it started with a few hand-me-downs from the parents.
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    let me guess: rumours was your purchase and NOFX was from your dad, right?
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    I'm going to go to a record store in Asheville (NC) when I get paid next week, try to score some cheap vinyl for my collection.

    EDIT: going to look for some Moby, Beck and Bowie
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    just added this one to my collection 500 are pressed on clear wax and 500 on gray/white marble. You can find these on eBay for $40 and I highly recommend picking it up



    Astro Creep will be coming out later this month too it'll go great next to my blood splattered copy.


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    looks like the nin stuff is out of order in this pic

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    this photo is a few months old, and this thing is nearly full now, but here's an idea of how we're rolling over here:


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    Nice! My pic is from around new year. It looks much the same now, except the remainder of my 7"s have filled out above the amp (luckily they just fit in both dimensions!); the Numark pt01 isn't filed away and the space it occupied has been replaced with 12"s. I'm just about at capacity. I don't anticipate buying a whole lot more in the near future. Maybe after I move house...

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    yeah, i can't imagine the missus would be ok with ANOTHER one of these in the house, so when it's full, it's probably time to start pairing down the less necessary stuff. i fear this more than i fear getting old.

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    Thumbs up

    My Collection

    a few interesting things:

    NIN - Still CD (Signed by TR)
    Sonoio - Scientist 7" (Signed by AC - #23/350)
    Modwheelmood - Pearls to Pigs Vol I-III 2x12 (Signed by AC & PH - #172/500)
    Fever Ray - Mercy Street 7" (#97/1000)
    The Knife - Gender Bender EP (#1133/2000)
    The Knife - Pass This On 7" (70/2000)
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankieteardrop View Post
    this photo is a few months old, and this thing is nearly full now, but here's an idea of how we're rolling over here:

    I hope that once I get into my new place I can organize my collection like this

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    I don't buy vinyl as much as I used to. Some of my better titles would be....

    Brian Eno - Here Come the Warm Jets, Music for Airports, Discreet Music
    Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure (UK Gatefold), Roxy Music
    Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (Promo w/out insert), Sin
    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
    T. Rex - The Slider, Electric Warrior
    PJ Harvey - Dress/Water 12"
    Arcade Fire - The Suburbs/Month of May 12"
    David Bowie - Low, Station to Station, Heroes
    The Beatles - White Album, Magical Mystery Tour, Rubber Soul, Revolver
    Joy Division - Closer
    Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express (German)
    Neil Young - On the Beach

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    Pretty sad collection. I pretty much won't buy an album without liking it. So every thing here I have liked a lot.

    13 And God-13 And God-S/T
    13 and God-Own your Ghost
    Animal collective- Merriweater post Pavillion
    The Antler- Hospice
    Arcade Fire- Funeral
    Arcade Fire-The Suburbs
    A Perfect Circle- 13th Step
    Beach house-Bloom
    The Cure-Disintergration
    Bohren & Der Club Of Gore-Dolores
    Daft Punk-Tron
    The Dark Time Sunshine- Vessel instrumentals- Limited Edition white version
    edit- Crying over pros for No Reason
    Explosion In The Sky- The World Is Not A Cold dead place
    Flying Lotus- Cosmogramma
    The Glitch mob-Drink The Sea
    Godspeed you! Black Emperor- Slow Riot for New Zerø Kanada
    Godspeed you! Black Emperor- Yanqui U.X.O
    Godspeed you! Black Emperor- Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
    Iron Maiden Peace of mind
    Jay-Z- The Black Album
    Jay –Z- Blueprint
    Justin Timberlake-Futuresexlovesounds
    Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
    LCD Sound System- Sound Of Silver
    The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
    Mr Bungle- California
    M83-Hurry up, We’re Dreamin
    Muse- Origin of Symmetry
    The National- The National - Limited edition blue LP
    The National- Sad songs for dirty Lovers- Black 2nd black LP
    The National Sad songs For Dirty Lover-limited white edition US Edition
    The National Cherry Tree EP- 2nd print red edition X 2 US version
    The National The alligator
    The National The alligator-Green/Yellow x 2
    The National Boxer
    The National Boxer- Yellow x2
    The National- High Violet- First print Black LP
    The National- High Violet- US purple limited edition US edition
    Nine inch Nails-Pretty Hate Machine
    Nine Inch Nails- The Downward Spiral
    Nine Inch Nails- The Fragile
    Nine Inch Nails- With Teeth
    Noraj Jones- Broken little hearts
    The Notwist- Neon Golden
    The Notwist- The devil, you and Me
    Pavement-Crooked Rain Crooked Rain
    Pavement- Wowee Zowee
    PJ Harvey-White Chalk
    Plaids- scintilli
    Portishead- Roseland NYC Live
    Rachel’s-Selenography
    Radiohead- Ok Computer
    Radiohead-Kid A
    Radiohead-In Rainbows
    Radiohead-The king Of Limbs- Newspaper Edition
    Slow Drive- Souvlaki
    Smashing Pumpkins-Adore
    The Smiths Louder than Bombs
    Thee Oh sees- Carrion Crawler/the Dream
    Thom York- The eraser
    Tom Waits- Rain Dogs
    Tom Waits- Mule Variations
    Tom Waits- Alice
    Tool-Lateralus
    Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross- The Social Network
    Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
    Wilco-Sky Blue Sky
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    Added one today...

    Jack White & Alicia Keys - Another Way To Die (Quantum of Solace) gold 7"

    Added one today (6-19) as well...

    Coldplay - Up With The Birds / UFO RSD 7"

    DON'T HATE.
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    Just got my hands on the UK pressing of Nirvana's In Utero! Its the Back 2 Black pressing that has the Steve Albini mixes of "All Apologies" and "Heart Shaped Box"

    You can read about it here:

    http://forums.thedigitalfix.com/foru...d.php?t=582804






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