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How many of you own vinyl records & are any the original recordings?

Asked by ucme (50037points) June 12th, 2020

We dug out a ton from the loft, a lot from the eighties still in their original sleeves.

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seawulf575's avatar

Got a whole box of vinyl in the attic, but no player. I think they belonged to my wife. They are 70’s and 80’s

ucme's avatar

Our daughter bought a retro record player for my wife & I right after our loft find.
She’s cool like that.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I do.Some are recent finds , others I have had for a long time.
I play one almost every day.
They still scratch & skip too.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Have 40 or 50 records. play them on my 1975 Technics SL-1200 with a DJ cartridge which is a 681EEE-S.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Yes, maybe 100 in original LP sleeves

filmfann's avatar

Tons. Many are things few people wanted… for example I have a Japanese pressing of John and Yoko’s “Life With The Lions”.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

I sold my whole collection years ago. I just restored an old console so I have a player but only a couple lps

tedibear's avatar

We have about a dozen. My favorite is Meat Loaf’s “Bat Out of Hell” album on picture disc. The oldest is a Herman’s Hermits album that belonged to one of my sisters.

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille I love the slight crackle when the needle starts the record, old school cool.

Demosthenes's avatar

I own hundreds of records, mostly classical, and almost all from the 70s and 80s. It’s a hobby I’ve been into for the past several years. I also own several turntables and cartridges.

raum's avatar

Maybe have about fifty or so records that I rescued from my parents’ garage. Mostly from the 70’s and 80’s. Technically belong to my older siblings, but I called dibs. :P

Also have about two dozen or so from college. Some artists that I intentionally bought. And some super random ones that I either picked up from Rasputin’s free box or a local thrift store.

LadyMarissa's avatar

I have 5 boxes of albums still in the original sleeve. Not sure how many are in each box. One of them is a Buckingham-Nicks still in excellent condition & worth a tidy sum. Several of my friends as well as my brother are waiting for me to die so they can sell it to the highest bidder. I just hope to be able to watch that battle once I’m gone!!!

stanleybmanly's avatar

I have well in excess of 600 albums, ⅓ of which are inherited from my parents.

Brian1946's avatar

I think I have close to 800 licorice pizzas.

The first one I bought was in the summer of 1965. It was Out of Our Heads, by the Stones.

I think the last one I got was in the late 80’s, and it might be The Best of Hubert Laws.

I’m fairly sure that they’re all the original pressings.

raum's avatar

The old record shop we used to go to was called Licorice Pizza!

Brian1946's avatar

Far out, man! ;-p

I first heard plugs for LP (whoa- yet another record reference) when I got home from the Navy in July, 1972. I thought, “That’s not a topping I’d order, and I’ve never seen it offered by any eatery I’ve been to”.

I think I understood the reference the next time I beheld one of my vinyl pies. ;-)
What do you think would do more damage to a stylus- a licorice pizza or a vinyl pie?

Did you start going there in the 80’s, and was that in the Bay Area, or were you a Valley Girl?

Incoherency_'s avatar


“What do you think would do more damage to a stylus- a licorice pizza or a vinyl pie?”

This is truly a question for koanheads! ;-)

raum's avatar

I only just realized that Licorice Pizza was a chain! I used to tag along with my older siblings to the Carlsbad location.

We also went to Lou’s Records in Encinitas a lot. They’re dwindling too. Downsized from two buildings down to one. And not as crowded as I remembered it always used to be. :(

I’d say vinyl pie would be the safer bet.

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