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Vincent
30-01-2003, 11:50:52
The last album I bought on vinyl was Strummer and the Mescalero's "Global a GoGo". I wanted to order the CD but by mistake I ordered the double vinyl :rolleyes:
Anyway, I can't remember the vinyl album before that. Must have been 1989 or something

Debaser
30-01-2003, 12:06:35
The last vinyl a bought was Thriller by Michael Jackson, which I saw at a car boot sale for 10p (10p!!!!!). I guess that was probably about 3 years ago.

Vincent
30-01-2003, 12:17:01
Thinking about it, it may have been XTC's "Skylarking"

Funkodrom
30-01-2003, 13:19:34
Originally posted by Debaser
The last vinyl a bought was Thriller by Michael Jackson, which I saw at a car boot sale for 10p (10p!!!!!). I guess that was probably about 3 years ago.

Bargain!

Lazarus and the Gimp
30-01-2003, 17:35:18
A 12 inch promo-only remix of Placebo's "Pure Morning" by My Bloody Valentine three weeks ago. I still buy vinyl.

Funkodrom
30-01-2003, 18:58:41
I don't have a record player but I think Vinyl is cool and I'd buy it if I did.

Debaser
30-01-2003, 19:49:32
I don't have a record player either, but I don't let that stop me from occasionally buying vinyl if I see something cheap and cool.

Debaser
30-01-2003, 19:55:14
I don't have a record player either, but I don't let that stop me from occasionally buying vinyl if I see something cheap and cool.

Funkodrom
30-01-2003, 19:59:48
You might not have a record player but I think you are skipping.

Debaser
30-01-2003, 20:04:21
Ha Ha! I'm really G-G-G-Gareth G-G-G-Gates!

Vincent
30-01-2003, 20:08:59
I got a record player and it's uncool. I ALWAYS HATED VINYL. Scratched records. 20 minutes of playing time (max). The handling.
Finn Willi, on the other hand, thinks it's great

zmama
31-01-2003, 16:28:07
I despise vinyl and have boxes and boxes containing 3000+ in our basement!
If the hubby drops dead they'll be on ebay that same day

Lazarus and the Gimp
31-01-2003, 17:37:53
Vinyl's fab. A lovely sound and a nice flat surface to skin up on.

Funkodrom
31-01-2003, 18:53:08
These days we have little joints 'cause we all have to skin up on CDs.

Vincent
31-01-2003, 20:27:26
A audio magazine made an experiment some years ago. They played an album to some die hard vinyl/CD fans and told them to guess if it was vinyl or CD. Quite amusing. They didn't notice any difference.
I say with my cheap default ears I go for CDs.

Scabrous Birdseed
31-01-2003, 20:40:17
Plus mastering is much better these days. 80s remasters can be bad, but with 24-bit mastering and all the computerised wizardry CDs can be made to sound amazing.

Vincent
31-01-2003, 22:22:29
And also vinyls, I imagine. I guess it would even sound better on tape these days. But the big pro of the CDs is that they're far better to handle. Vinyl always was like juggling with eggs

Provost Harrison
31-01-2003, 23:09:22
The thing is vinyl has good quality when new, but deteriorates rapidly, which doesn't really happen with CD due to it being digital.

Anyway, I like vinyl...good frisbees :D

Debaser
01-02-2003, 00:02:21
Originally posted by Vincent
I guess it would even sound better on tape these days.

I love tapes. Alll that added compression sounds cool.

Resource Consumer
01-02-2003, 12:51:50
Originally posted by Provost Harrison
The thing is vinyl has good quality when new, but deteriorates rapidly, which doesn't really happen with CD due to it being digital.

Anyway, I like vinyl...good frisbees :D

You can also melt them to make novelty flowerpots. I did that with some Duran Duran records from a carboot sale once...

Lazarus and the Gimp
01-02-2003, 13:22:31
I once saw a proto-riot around a market, and an LP slung frisbee-style is a surprisingly brutal weapon.

Foetus
02-02-2003, 11:56:15
Last vinyl I bought (as new) was a '45 single of Meathook up my rectum by Tumor Circus. That was back in '92, I'd guess.

I've bought odds and sods on vinyl from second hand shops over the last few years though.

Provost Harrison
03-02-2003, 21:32:24
Meathook Up My Rectum? Sounds a charming little ditty :D

Asher
04-02-2003, 09:47:57
CDs degrade over time, I think around year 10 or so they begin to noticably deteriorate.

Provost Harrison
04-02-2003, 20:44:24
I do hope not :eek:

Lazarus and the Gimp
04-02-2003, 22:35:09
No worries. 15 years of the rock'n'roll trail has convinced me that they don't degrade as fast as my hearing does.

Foetus
04-02-2003, 23:11:24
Originally posted by Provost Harrison
Meathook Up My Rectum? Sounds a charming little ditty :D

Yeah, it's not even very good. Tumor Circus was one of Biafra's more disappointing side projects, I feel.

Provost Harrison
05-02-2003, 22:01:42
Well I have CDs that are about 12 years old and they seem to be in fine condition...

Asher
05-02-2003, 22:39:02
The manufacturers claim 70 years before they become useless.

Problems begin arising after 35 years, apparently. not 10.

edit: It's CD-Rs and CD-RWs that last ~10 years.