Archive for the 'Vinyl Records' Category

22 Feb

Collecting Vinyl Records

I’m reading this e-book about collecting vinyl records. It has a lot of history and reasons why people collect records. you can find “The Fascinating Hobby of Vinyl Record Collecting’ at Robert Benson’s blog, Collecting Vinyl Records. The one part that really stands out to me is the difference between CD’s and vinyl. It’s not […]

15 Feb

Manowar – Warriors of the World – Brand New Vinyl

Finally. I have a lot of different music on vinyl, but no heavy metal. I’ve got some hard rock such as Deep Purple and Whitesnake, but no real, true heavy metal. Now I do. Manowar – Warriors of the Word. There are a lot of people who love heavy metal, but hate Manowar. They think […]

11 Feb

The Vinyl Killer – VW Bus Portable Record Player

Yes, you read that right. This little VW Bus looks like a Hot Wheel. But it plays records. Thats just crazy. Why I would ever want to play that on most of my records is beyond me, but it is pretty cool. Apparently, it only comes as a Volkswagen Bus. But it comes in many […]

08 Feb

Jackson Browne – Running on Empty Vinyl Album

Running on Empty by Jackson Browne is a phenomenal album. It was nominated for a Grammy, but didn’t win. I don’t really care about that. Grammy’s and Oscar’s and all those awards are worth nothing to me. I’m not being snobbish, but just because something wins doesn’t mean it’s good; and if it doesn’t win, […]

05 Feb

Emerson Lake & Palmer – Brain Salad Surgery Album on Vinyl

As a keyboard player, I love Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Keith Emerson is a phenomenal pianist and composer, and it shows on this album, Brain Salad Surgery. Also check out my post on ELP’s first album, Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Yes, the title is a little different, but don’t let it scare you. It is […]

05 Feb

Why Have Records Outlasted CD’s, and Will Last Longer Than MP3’s

This made me laugh, because, yes. People who listen to records and claim that they are better than CD’s maybe are snobs. (From the website of DePaul University.) Ever since Napster came onto the scene in the late 90s, the music industry has been in a state of limbo, finding it hard to cope with […]

04 Feb

Deciding Which Records to Buy

Has anyone else had the problem where you get a gift card, then when you try to decide how to spend it, you can’t? I got one for Christmas, and finally I decided to buy some vinyl records, and then I hit a wall. Which records? Well, I went to a local store and bought […]

29 Jan

The Wacky World of Spike Jones Record Album

I’m sure that most people have never heard of Spike Jones. My parents have, and others who are above the age of, I don’t know, say 55, might know who that is. Spike Jones was the original Weird Al Yankovic. There are many collections of songs out there, this is one of them. Thank you […]

25 Jan

Pink Floyd – Atom Heart Mother on 200 Gram Virgin Vinyl

Atom Heart Mother is, well, I was going to say one of my favorite Pink Floyd albums, but I can’t say that. I love Pink Floyd, and to say that this is my favorite, I just can’t do that. All of their albums have something that makes them great. However, this is one of my […]

24 Jan

Records Are Not as Good as CD’s?

I recently came across a post on ViP2 about how the whole idea behind vinyl being better than CD is myth and sentimentality. The author says that CD are superior to vinyl in every way. These are not my thoughts, so don’t get mad at me. It’s not often you write something knowing full well […]