HANS GOES ALBUM SHOPPING- 33- 33 1/3RDS

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On Saturday I picked up my brother Wolfgang and we went to visit his friends who own a record store. My brother loves getting new releases- or re-releases but having grown up paying $5 an album it has to be something special for me to spend #25 on a new vinyl record. I ended up bringing home 33 vinyl albums- here is my haul on Saturday – all used.

  • AMERICA- HOMECOMING
  • AMERICA- AMERICA
  • BEE GEES- TRAFALGAR
  • BEE GEES-HORIZONTAL
  • DAVE EDMUNDS- GET IT
  • THE EVERLY BROTHERS- A DATE WITH THE EVERLY BROTHERS
  • FACES-A NOD IS AS GOOD AS A WINK
  • MERLE HAGGARD- A TRIBUTE TO THE BEST DAMN FIDDLE PLAYER IN THE WORLD [OR MY SALUTE TO BOB WILLS
  • MERLE HAGGARD AND THE STRANGERS- PRIDE IN WHAT I AM
  • MERLE HAGGARD AND THE STRANGERS- THE WAY IT WAS IN ’51
  • MERLE HAGGARD- A FRIEND IN CALIFORNIA
  • MERLE HAGGARD- I’M ALWAYS ON A MOUNTAIN WHEN I FALL
  • MERLE HAGGARD- OUT AMONG THE STARS
  • MERLE HAGGARD- THE FIGHTIN’ SIDE OF ME
  • HORSLIPS- THE BOOK OF INVASION A CELTIC SYMPHONY
  • JERMAINE JACKSON” LET ME TICKLE YOUR FANCY
  • JOE JACKSON- BODY AND SOUL
  • THE KINKS- THE KINKS PRESENT A SOAP OPERA
  • THE KINKS- SLEEPWALKER
  • PAUL MCCARTNEY & WINGS- BAND ON THE RUN
  • PAUL MCCARTNEY- PRESS TO PLAY
  • MOTT THE HOOPLE- THE HOOPLE
  • MOTT THE HOPPLE- MOTT
  • NILSSON- AERIAL PANDEMONIUM BALLET
  • PROCOL HARUM- A SALTY DOG
  • ROD STEWART – THE ROD STEWART ALBUM
  • JAMES TAYLOR- NEVER DIE YOUNG
  • JAMES TAYLOR-FLAG
  • 10CC- DECEPTIVE BENDS
  • 10CC-THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
  • THE WHO- IT’S HARD
  • BRIAN WILSON- BRIAN WILSON
  • WINGS- WILD LIFE

20 responses to “HANS GOES ALBUM SHOPPING- 33- 33 1/3RDS

    • Glad you got out to the record store AND got to spend time with your brother. Good haul, my friend! A couple of them look a little iffy but you got some good’ns in there. You didn’t have Band on the Run???

  1. some good ones in there for sure! I concur with your sentiment about pricing. When I bought a lot of LPs, they were usually around $6.99 or so commonly.Granted that was a long time ago so might be like $20 now with inflation. When CDs took over, I started buying them usually around $16-19, (when LPs were still about half that) but by mid-’90s, CDs were typically around $10, and LPs if you found any same price. So with the convenience of CDs and the lack of wear and tear, it was a no brainer to me. Now, I have an entry level turntable again but I’m not paying $30 at Walmart for an LP if the same thing is on CD format for $9.99 online . If I ever found a yard sale or used shop where they were cheap, I might buy many more. One big second-hand store in the city has a lot of fairly good used albums…but they typcially start around $30! $49 for a well-worn copy of Journey’s ‘escape’? Don’t think so!

    • You are right about the inflation now- compared to 40 years ago– but if the vinyl albums were the same cost as a CD is- I have no problem.

    • I hear you on all of what you said. Same here also with the one record store in town. They want a fortune for LPs, especially new but also used. I remember going to the basement of a little thrift shop in Big Rapids, MI (home of Ferris State U) and it was full of boxes of albums at cheap prices. Why oh why didn’t I buy more and/or go back??? It’s probably long gone by now, but I may take a drive up there when things start opening up again.

  2. Great haul Hans!

    Yea Bailey bought some new ones and I was shocked! Now he goes used…it’s something about vinyl that you can’t get with cd…that is why we are building a collection. If I see a goodwill I will go in and check the records out…sometimes you can find gold…that and yard sales. I sit down and read the liner notes and watch it spin…a joy you can’t get from mp3’s or youtube.

    • Agreed… i grew up buying new albums for $5… just can’t pull the trigger on $25. I think the only ‘new’ ones I’ve bought are The Beatles re-issues and the new Dylan….

    • I agree with you on vinyl sounding better than CD or mp3. It’s like the difference in a painting where you can see the texture and a really good photograph of it. Not the same.

  3. Wow! I scarcely buy any new music anymore. First off, I have no working turntable, nor even a decent home stereo system. I generally stream music from my laptop or mobile phone, and listen through ear buds, or listen to an occasional CD while driving in the car. I’m sent so much new music from artists and PR firms for possible reviews, I rarely have time to listen to any of the music in my collection anyway.

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