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[13 Nov 2006|02:52am]

Hey Turntable Heads,

I just recently "upgraded" from a Sony belt-drive turntable to a Stanton T-60 direct drive Turntable. Now that it is hooked up to my entertainment system, the sound quality is much softer, and tinnier than that of the Sony. I'm sure I connected something incorrectly. Let me know, because I'm pretty sure this turntable is better than the one that I had.

Any tips?

Did I connect the cartridge wrong? The User-friendly Sony did not require this.

Do I automatically need to ground the thing? This shouldn't drastically affect volume, right?

Is it something that has to do with connecting a Stanton "mix/scratch" turntable to a conventional Sony Receiver?

Maybe it is not better than the one that I had, despite every lp collector I know telling me I need a direct drive. Hell, the sony turntable's arm even automatically reset itself when it finished the side of a record. The stanton doesn't do that.

Let me know so that I can listen to Cantaloupe Girlfriend from the "Baroque Hoedown" EP by the Three O'Clock.
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Meet the Beatle barkers [28 Jul 2006|05:10pm]

Just thought I'd let all of you Beatle fans know.  I have posted a link to download quite possibly the greatest Beatles cover album ever made. It's a record full of nothing but Beatle covers done by those barking dogs.  Interesting to say the least.  Give it a listen, and check out the blog while you are there.
Meet the Barkers

You can get more info at: http://beatle.wordpress.com

So sorry to cross-post this everywhere.
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Coolest coloured vinyl ever!! And it's for sale! [13 Jul 2006|09:04pm]

The Paisley Bird Mod Boutique Auctions

The Paisley Bird Mod Boutique Auctions
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Murakami's 'Portraits in Jazz' collection [10 Jun 2006|01:06pm]

[ mood | creative ]

Hello everybody!

I'm collecting albums described in Murakami's 'Portraits in Jazz' (CD-reissue or vinil rips). This project is located at http://portraits-in-jazz.mylivepage.com/ Read more...Collapse )

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[22 Feb 2006|09:34pm]

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Vinyl Greg from Australia [29 Jan 2006|12:31pm]

Name: Vinyl Greg
Location: Australia

Fav bands: Beatles/Stones/Bee Gees/Abba/Kiss/Led Zep/Zappa/Beach Boys/Slade/T.Rex/Moody Blues/Easybeats/etc....

Fav solos: Dusty Springfield/Piaf/Orbison/Springsteen/Rick Springfield/Lesley Gore/Al Stewart/Nina Hagen etc...

Fav LP: The White Album - The Beatles

Fav Song: Everyone's Gone To The Moon - Jonathan King (1965)

For a huge range of original vinyls, check out my website:Read more...Collapse )
SpinAuctions Music Collectibles website
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[29 Jul 2005|07:24pm]

[ mood | annoyed ]

Hello all.
I'm searching for a certain Westbam recording, and figured this might be just the place to look.
I believe it's either his (y)2000 May Day or Love Parade (leaning towards Love Parade) performance, but the only thing I'm sure of is that he prominently samples Vitalic's 'La Rock'. Wondering what it is and where I might be able to find it. Thanks for your help.

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7" vinyl sales up in the UK [14 Jul 2005|08:46am]

Quarterly sales of seven inch vinyl rose by 87% over last year, according to the BPI.
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Grammy Album of the Year REDUX [22 Jun 2005|09:43am]

Here's my personal updates for album of the year:

** Album of the Year REDUX**

2004- College Dropout – Kanye West
2003- Speakerboxxx/The Love Below – OutKast
2002- Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
2001- Songs in the Key of A Minor – Alicia Keys
2000- All That You Can’t Leave Behind – U2
1999- Slim Shady LP – Eminem
1998- Car Wheels on a Gravel Road – Lucinda Williams
1997- Time Out of Mind – Bob Dylan
1996- Odelay – Beck
1995- To Bring You My Love – PJ Harvey
1994- Downward Spiral – NIN
1993- Fumbling Towards Ecstasy – Sarah McLachlan
1992- Automatic for the People – R.E.M.
1991- Nevermind – Nirvana
1990- Fear of a Black Planet – Public Enemy
1989- Stone Roses – Stone Roses
1988- Trinity Sessions – Cowboy Junkies (Reissued)
1987- Joshua Tree – U2
1986- Graceland – Paul Simon
1985- Rain Dogs – Tom Waits
1984- Purple Rain – Prince
1983- Synchronicity – Police
1982- Thriller – Michael Jackson
1981- Double Fantasy - John Lennon and Yoko Ono
1980- Closer - Joy Division
1979- London Calling – The Clash
1978- Q: We Are Not Men? A: We are Devo – Devo
1977- Rumours – Fleetwood Mac
1976- Songs in the Key of Life – Stevie Wonder
1975- Blood on the Tracks – Bob Dylan
1974- Radio City – Big Star
1973- Innervisions – Stevie Wonder
1972- Exile on Main Street – The Rolling Stones
1971- What’s Goin’ On? – Marvin Gaye
1970- Moondance – Van Morrison
1969- Abbey Road – The Beatles
1968- Electric Ladyland – Jimi Hendrix
1967- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
1966- Pet Sounds – The Beach Boys
1965- Highway 61 Revisited – Bob Dylan
1964- Getz/Gilberto – Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto
1963- The Barbra Streisand Album – Barbra Streisand
1962- Green Onions – Book T and the MG’s
1961- Patsy Cline Showcase - Patsy Cline
1960- Genius of Ray Charles – Ray Charles
1959- Come Dance With Me – Frank Sinatra
1958- Buddy Holly – Buddy Holly
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Vandalism [07 Jun 2005|08:54am]

On a wall at the arse end of the building in which I work somebody has painted, in six-inch high letters, "Keep music cool / Buy vinyl", complete with a two-colour illustration of a record to remind people what they look like - and it wasn't even me! Honest!
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Turntable question [05 Jun 2005|12:06am]

Hello everyone. I'm looking for a basic turntable to just listen to some old records, and hopefully some new ones to come.

Does anyone here have a Numark PT01?
I was wondering if it would be compatible with my computer speakers?
Could I connect the rca output to my computer somehow?

And any comments on this model?

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I just noticed this....X-posted.. [03 Jun 2005|10:20am]

How many of you here like Harry Connick, Jr.?

Any of you heard him do "Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree"?

Now, how many of you have heard the 78 of Butch Stone with the Les Brown Orchestra doing "Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree"?

Now you tell me where Connick got his style......................
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Great vinyl finds today [19 May 2005|01:35pm]

It's been a great two weeks for vinyl finds. Here's the abbreviated version of my story.

I started a new job a few weeks ago, and right up the street from me is this record shop that specializes in old vinyl. I called after a few days at the new job and spoke to the owner and he told me their hours. He is not open very much 1-6 during the week, and for like 4 hours on Saturday, closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Well last night was the first night that I was able to go. I got out of work at 5:30 and zipped over there. I'm peaking around, knowing that he is closing in a few minutes. We make some small talk, and he basically caters to dealers and collectors of vinyl. I'm looking around the shop and browsing....relatively little is in order which is driving me nuts. I am a librarian after all.

So I first look in his collection of Beatles and Beatles solo stuff. I am always on the lookout for Beatles realted vinyl, and it's the first place that I check. He has a mint copy of John Lennon's Double Fantasy in Mint Condition. My eyes get wide...this makes me happy. I ask him the price and he says "$30.00, and we're closing..." He looks agitated, so I leave.

Fast-forward to the next day. I'm running errands, and go to the bank to deposit my paycheck, and I notice a Record Exchange next to the bank. I'm still getting used to the shops around work, so I stop in. I head to their modest vinyl department, and what do I see but a Mint copy of John Lennon's album Double Fantasy for a mere $6.00!!!

Take that you elitist collector shoppe man. I was so elated.

Not only did I score Lennon's Double Fantasy but I also found original pressing Mint copies of these albums:

John Lennon -- Rock and Roll album
Julian Lennon -- Secret Value of Daydreaming
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass -- Whipped Cream

And to think I only spent 14.00 on all of these!!!

Happy days, and a good weekend to you all...
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Buying a record player? [14 May 2005|08:04pm]

Hey, I'm new here. I have collected about a dozen or so records but have nothing to play them on. Untill now I was happy just as a collector to look at the sleeves or read the liner notes, but I want a player now.

However, I don't want to jump right in.

What should I look for when buying a turntable? Are there any required specifications? What is a feasible price? Where should I buy from?

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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[17 Apr 2005|06:51pm]

It is my DUTY to inform you of the...

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Preorders! Pink Razors / Environmental Youth Crunch 10" [13 Apr 2005|10:01am]

Preorders available now for the Pink Razors / Environmental Youth Crunch 10" on Dead Tank Records!! Pink Marble Vinyl! It's sweet Dillinger4 pop-punk from VA meets Eco-friendly folk punk from St. Augustine, FL! Both bands combined, this release summons past members of The South, Municipal Waste, Stop It, Para La Guerra, and In Danger of Dead. Check the site for pictures of that great artwork by Adam Juresko! and mp3s!

Preorders will get something fun.. patches or buttons of each band.. to be decided..

>> preorder via paypal = $9.00 to

>> preorder via mail = $8.00 to

Dead Tank
PO Box 61681
Jacksonville, FL 32236

Cash or Money Orders ONLY (made out to Josh Jubinsky). Be sure to include yr address silly!

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There's nothing better than a mixtape of your vinyl collection... [15 Mar 2005|11:33pm]

Interested in sharpening your skills as a master mixer?
Come join us at love_postal, where all manner of mix tapes and cds will be traded once a month using new and unusual themes.

You’ve still got until March 18th to sign up for our latest theme: “ Vocabulary Building”

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[14 Mar 2005|06:46pm]


I am new...

I have just started collecting some vinyl...but I live in a very small town, and haven't gotten anything really good.....some of my favorites though:

Willy nelson
johny cash
the beatles

Anyways, I was going through a bunch of records I got from a garage sale...and I found this one that is just some basic orchestra and choir stuff....by John Rutter. I wasn't that interested until I flipped it over and noticed it was signed by him. Does anybody know how I can find out how much something like this is worth? The record is called: Christmas at Clare.

Rutter is a director for cambridge college....and I looked him up and I guess he is very very well known... hmm..

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[18 Feb 2005|06:09pm]

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new york.... [17 Jan 2005|03:06pm]

i went to ny for the first week of january and i got some kinks, ramones, beatles, simon and garfunkel, blondie, husker du, nico, iggy pop, and tons of other shit...
i went to generation records and rocket scientist records. rocket scientist is aweosme but their shit is so packed in that you cant even look through it and i got frustrated and left, the tables that they put the stuff on is like up to your chest too so its hard to look...but they had some good shit. are there any good stores that i missed while i was up there??
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