Not that it was in any way ‘vintage’ when I bought it: these LPs all date from my teens and twenties, when vinyl was pretty much the only choice. Apart from cassettes of course, but no self-respecting music lover would buy them! My collection spans the 60s, 70s, and 80s and all kinds of rock, with a few forays into folk and electronica, as you’d expect from a an old ex-goth hippie chick such as myself! But, much-loved though they were in their day, I’ve been carting these albums around for (*mumbles incoherantly*) years now, and this summer I decided the time had come to let them go. Not absolutely everything, but a good 100 or so, most of which I either have on CD or would never listen to again anyway.
And I have to wonder whether there are some records I actually bought more for their covers than the music? – I’m pretty sure Kari-Ann Muller’s electric blue eyeshadow and sexy silver platforms were what made Roxy Music’s first album a ‘Must-Have’, for one!
Ah, the pop of the needle hitting the disc; the anticipatory crackle; the depth of the sound… and oh yeah, the skips, jumps, and surface hiss! The horror of knocking the needle and dragging a great scratch across your brand new, limited-release Led Zeppelin! Taping 2p pieces to your stylus to stop that 12″ single from getting stuck…. Ah, the joys of Vintage Vinyl!
Wishing you all a very GROOVY week 🙂
(PS If you’d like to see my LPs for sale, please do visit my eBay profile).