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Amphitrite 01-10-2007 08:51 AM

Vinyl Records
 
Does anyone here still has a vinyl record collection - and can you remember when CDs first came out?

I remember when I was a teenager saving up to buy an album, and when you came out of the shop you really felt you had something for your money. Some of the album covers were amazing, and I remember getting a few double albums.

Although CDs are of a much higher quality, I always feel it's not quite the same as the old, scratched and crackly vinyl records.

I still have quite a few, even though I don't have a turntable any more - I just can't bear to part with them. :)

GeraldFrye 01-10-2007 08:56 AM

Kate you are right about one thing, it is not the same. When you had to save up for an album you had to make a critical choice in what to buy. If you bought a crappy album, you are still going to listen to it for a few months, but if you bought a good album you would listen to every track, learn every word, savor the album. Now the market produces singles. You download them, enjoy them, move on to the next. There is no more art in the music; certainly no more soul. Recently somebody told me that 'emo' was full of it, which is laughable considering the marketing strategies that are used to sell that junk.

Lauri 01-10-2007 02:42 PM

I do believe we have a few stored up in the attic still.

usmc121581 01-10-2007 02:45 PM

I used them all as fresbies sorry none left. I remember when I first CD's came out they were movies and they were as big as records, and half way though the movie you had to flip the disc over.

Lupin 01-10-2007 04:40 PM

I still have my grandparents' records.:mrgreen: Got about 70 pieces here.:checkedout: How they are working I don't know.:dunno: I'm not prepared to fix the recorder again as it'll cost me a lot for a needle alone.:sob:

love_my_fish 01-10-2007 05:43 PM

I remember vinyl as a child, my mom and her Elvis records. I grew up on cassette tapes and I remember CDs first becoming big when I was in high school. I recall the laserdics too -- just prior to DVDs. I thought CDs were great, no more rewinding!

Now, can anyone back this up -- I read that CDs break down over time -- but that they were created specifically for easier handling than vinyl, however they have a life expectancy of 10 years? I've heard that they need special storage conditions. I would assume the same is true for DVDs? I've probably got a few that are that old somewhere. But vinyl lasts and lasts with a great sound -- I've recently been collecting a few here and there. Something about the sound. Maybe also hearing the past just feels really neat :) I prefer to listen to people that really had talent for music/singing/songwriting. Songs these days seem so gimmicky.

Daz 01-11-2007 02:02 AM

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Originally Posted by usmc121581
I used them all as fresbies sorry none left. I remember when I first CD's came out they were movies and they were as big as records, and half way though the movie you had to flip the disc over.

That will be the Philips 2000.

sazzy 01-11-2007 03:23 AM

aghh my mum has loads, she still loves opening her bedroom windows and blasting out oldies down the street :oops: ima some are ok tho!

when i DJ'd in my youth :lol: i used to borrow my mates vinyl's and i think he still does it? not sure if he uses cds now tho?

Lupin 01-11-2007 03:27 AM

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Originally Posted by sazzy
aghh my mum has loads, she still loves opening her bedroom windows and blasting out oldies down the street :oops: ima some are ok tho!

Why would she do that?:bluelaugh: Poor vinyls.:sob:
Ahh...I keep thinking even non-living things are alive.:blink:

sazzy 01-11-2007 03:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Blue
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Originally Posted by sazzy
aghh my mum has loads, she still loves opening her bedroom windows and blasting out oldies down the street :oops: ima some are ok tho!

Why would she do that?:bluelaugh: Poor vinyls.:sob:
Ahh...I keep thinking even non-living things are alive.:blink:

er blue 'blasting out tunes' means 'playing them loud' :lol: omg she loves her records im not even allowed to touch!
and i seriously think u need to see someone about your strange ways?


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