The Record Man

The Record Man

(Source: xhoudini)

itmustberealitmustbetrue:

Now Playing 
Wilco - The Whole Love  Vinyl LP/87156.1/dBpm Records 

itmustberealitmustbetrue:

Now Playing 

Wilco - The Whole Love  Vinyl LP/87156.1/dBpm Records 


atane:

Despite his immense popularity, John Coltrane only had one album go gold. It should come as no surprise that the album that broke the 500,000 album sales mark was A Love Supreme on Impulse! records. Apart from that album, Coltrane albums typically sold in the  20,000 to 30,000 range. Many sold significantly less than that.  Posthumous sales might have changed that for some of his more popular  albums. In terms of units moved, his stint on Impulse! records was his most commercially  viable period. It’s the reason why Impulse! is  known as “the house that Trane built”.

Man do I enjoy Atane’s Audiophile Life blog. Truly life-affirming stuff. Now I just need his address so I can head over and steal his collection of vinyl jazz.

atane:

Despite his immense popularity, John Coltrane only had one album go gold. It should come as no surprise that the album that broke the 500,000 album sales mark was A Love Supreme on Impulse! records. Apart from that album, Coltrane albums typically sold in the 20,000 to 30,000 range. Many sold significantly less than that. Posthumous sales might have changed that for some of his more popular albums. In terms of units moved, his stint on Impulse! records was his most commercially viable period. It’s the reason why Impulse! is known as “the house that Trane built”.

Man do I enjoy Atane’s Audiophile Life blog. Truly life-affirming stuff. Now I just need his address so I can head over and steal his collection of vinyl jazz.

antibtfg:

Vinyl. (by prescience)

antibtfg:

Vinyl. (by prescience)

aboutlastnightt:

found over 100 vinyls in my basement, here’s a few

aboutlastnightt:

found over 100 vinyls in my basement, here’s a few

(Source: bluegreenseas)

phonautograph:

“Street Life III” by *MagpieMagic

in honour of The Shellac Collective:[link] l

phonautograph:

“Street Life III” by *MagpieMagic

in honour of The Shellac Collective:[link] l

Sennheiser Eco-Vinyl turntable design proposal by Matthew Lim

Sennheiser Eco-Vinyl turntable design proposal by Matthew Lim

phonautograph: Jay Roeder

phonautograph: Jay Roeder

vain-underground:

untitled by tom humphrey on Flickr.

vain-underground:

untitled by tom humphrey on Flickr.

gold-digging:

Oxford Street’s HMV, 1960s (via voicesofeastanglia.blogspot.com)

gold-digging:

Oxford Street’s HMV, 1960s (via voicesofeastanglia.blogspot.com)

sjatr:

Vinyl Mecca
Whenever I come to Seattle, I have to make my way over to Bop Street Records in Ballard and spend some time digging through their record collection for lost and forgotten  musical treasures. I used to work in a record store and I feel very much at home in pretty much all of them.
It’s always the same types of people in these shops, if you’ve seen the movie High Fidelity, then you know what I’m talking about. For me it’s just as much about the passion of music and talking about it with the employees whilst listening to some classic Motown record over the in-store speakers as it is about the smile I get when I flip through to a record that I know a friend will love so much and I have to get it for them.
I am such a music geek, it really should be embarrassing. Fortunately, I don’t really have the good sense to get embarrassed about much of anything. If you ever run into me somewhere, beware, if you start talking about classic records, you might not be able to get me to shut up about them.
I added a couple of treats to my collection on this visit, I’ll let you know how they sound.
Love,
SJ

sjatr:

Vinyl Mecca

Whenever I come to Seattle, I have to make my way over to Bop Street Records in Ballard and spend some time digging through their record collection for lost and forgotten musical treasures. I used to work in a record store and I feel very much at home in pretty much all of them.

It’s always the same types of people in these shops, if you’ve seen the movie High Fidelity, then you know what I’m talking about. For me it’s just as much about the passion of music and talking about it with the employees whilst listening to some classic Motown record over the in-store speakers as it is about the smile I get when I flip through to a record that I know a friend will love so much and I have to get it for them.

I am such a music geek, it really should be embarrassing. Fortunately, I don’t really have the good sense to get embarrassed about much of anything. If you ever run into me somewhere, beware, if you start talking about classic records, you might not be able to get me to shut up about them.

I added a couple of treats to my collection on this visit, I’ll let you know how they sound.

Love,

SJ

itmustberealitmustbetrue:

Now Playing - 
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - You’re Gonna Get It!
Vinyl LP/DA-52029/ABC 1978 

Released May 2, 1978, and punkier than punk in the heart of the punk moment
(Original title: Terminal Romance…)

itmustberealitmustbetrue:

Now Playing - 

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - You’re Gonna Get It!

Vinyl LP/DA-52029/ABC 1978 

Released May 2, 1978, and punkier than punk in the heart of the punk moment

(Original title: Terminal Romance…)