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July 12th, 2010, 12:14 PM #1Top 100 Records?
I've inherited a McIntosh stereo system and I've "acquired" my parents old records from their basement. I'm about to invest in a high quality turntable to compliment the McIntosh system. I love the sound! Digital sucks.
I've been perusing antique shops and flea markets for 1970's and 1980's LP records (33⅓ rpm vinyl). I'm mostly looking for good Album rock, Eagles, Queen, Pink Floyd. But I keep finding Herb Alpert, Dan Fogleberg, Don Ho and Joan Baez. I may have missed a few golden ones mixed in there so if I had a list, I could search better.
For those of you that remember vinyl records, what records would you want to have in your collection?
July 12th, 2010, 12:25 PM #2
Digital representations of music can't even come close to the warmth, depth, fullness of vinyl pressings. These kids today don't know what they're missing.
July 12th, 2010, 12:29 PM #3
July 12th, 2010, 12:32 PM #4
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My parents awhile back had a renter that skipped out on the rent but left all kinds of albums, reminds me I need to find them. Parents collection has some nice Beatles albums, you need some of - http://carloscorrea.files.wordpress....05/magical.jpg
July 12th, 2010, 12:32 PM #5
LOL my tastes lean toward "somewhat obscure". Records that I've worn out (the grooves turn white!) are James Montgomery Band First Time Out, Good Rats Tasty, Duke and The Drivers Cruisin'.... and from "well-known" bands Boston S/T, The Cars S/T, Heart Dreamboat Annie, and Elton John's Rock of the Westies.
If you're anywhere near Atlanta, there's a FABULOUS record store called Full Moon.
July 12th, 2010, 12:36 PM #6
July 12th, 2010, 12:37 PM #7
You really do have to be familiar with what something "really sounds like" in order to know the difference though. In side-by-side comparison, a Thin Lizzy record would make a Thin Lizzy CD sound like fingernails scratching a blackboard.
July 12th, 2010, 01:15 PM #8
nothing could ever touch the sound that you get from a vinyl record!!!!
I actually have a entire room full of records... everything back to 7" 45's to stuff that was just put out this month!
If i had to take a guess, I am probably pushing around 7500+ pieces!
July 12th, 2010, 01:23 PM #9
July 12th, 2010, 01:54 PM #10For those of you that remember vinyl records,
You just took me back to the 70's...
One of the first things I remember about vinyl records is that, never leave a vinyl record inside a car, specially on a sunny day!
Once upon a time on my previous life, and while washing my car next to my turntable, I made the big mistake of putting a brand new album without the cover, on the dashboard of the car.
Well, by the time I went to play that 33½ album one hour later, that vinyl record was no longer round in shape, it looked more like an empty taco shell...
Fortunately, a few days later I was able to bring it back to life with the help of a hair drier, and a lot of patient...
And even though it still played with the regular hiss and sounds of a regular 33½ album , I had to put up with the extra wobble that the sun heat, did to it...
July 12th, 2010, 02:14 PM #11Name the top 10 70's rock albums I need.
July 12th, 2010, 02:20 PM #12
July 12th, 2010, 02:34 PM #13
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Here you go. If that doesn't help you, then here.
I've got 78's from my grandparents. Try to find something that will play the 78's these days. But I've also got her old "high fidelity" console stereo to play them on. Also lots of 45's. They had a diner and kept some of the records from the jukebox. I remember my Mom giving me a stack of them along with one of those suitcase record players when I was about 4. I'd spin those records for hours!!!!
Enjoy your collection Greg! Listening to vinyl is absolutely wondeful.
July 12th, 2010, 02:39 PM #14
July 12th, 2010, 02:44 PM #15
Kellie and Mr. Sal, you both found great lists. Thank you. Now which of them are your favorites?
July 12th, 2010, 02:47 PM #16
Here's a VERY SHORT list. Not based on personal taste; these are titles that would be considered "a must" for anybody who is studying the rock music of that era.... mostly 70's, some from the tail end of the 60's.... all of these were amongst the top sellers in the year that they were released, all are considered "classic".
Beatles - White Album, Let It Be, Abbey Road, and Sgt. Pepper
Cream - Disraeli Gears
Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced, Band of Gypsys
Jeff Beck Group - Truth
Traffic - John Barleycorn Must Die, Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
Big Brother and the Holding Company (Janis Joplin) - Cheap Thrills
Rolling Stones - Beggar's Banquet, Exile on Main Street, Sticky Fingers
Faces - A nod is as good as a wink
Rod Stewart - Sing it again Rod, Never a Dull Moment
Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
Led Zeppelin I, II, Physical Graffiti
Lee Michaels - Fifth
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alice
The Who - Who's Next, Quadrophenia, Tommy
Elton John - Goodby Yellow Brick Road, Captain Fantastic
Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill, Pretzel Logic, Aja
Stevie Wonder - Songs in the key of life
Pink Floyd - Dark Side, The Wall
Allman Brothers - Brothers and Sisters
Kiss - Rock and Roll Over, Destroyer
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
The Sweet - Desolation Boulevard
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
Jethro Tull - Passion Play
J Geils Band - Bloodshot
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard, Slowhand
The Ramones - Rocket To Russia
ELO - A New World Record
Steve Miller - Fly Like An Eagle, Book Of Dreams
Boz Scaggs - Silk Degrees
Heart - Dreamboat Annie
Eagles - Hotel California, Greatest Hits
Bob Seger - Night Moves
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
Queen - News Of The World
Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain, One Nation
Meatloaf - Bat Out Of Hell
Doobie Brothers - Best Of
The Police - Outlandos D'Amour
July 12th, 2010, 02:52 PM #17
The only albums I've got on vinyl are by Rush and Led Zeppelin. I think I might have Morrison Hotel, now that I think about it.
We have a great place here for used vinyl, not in the $2 range, more like $5-8, but once you figure out what you want, I can have a look next time I go in. I'm there usually once every week or two.Daniel M. Clark
Greg Hoffman Consulting
July 12th, 2010, 06:06 PM #18
Great thread..I've got a boxful of LP's from the 70's.
ZZ Top Fandango
Lynyrd Skynyrd Gold and Silver Album
Scorpions Love at First Sting
Rainbow Long Live Rock n Roll
Many many more..I must have a hundred LP's stored in that boxJoey
Myrtle Beach SC
July 12th, 2010, 06:26 PM #19
Two years ago I bought a turntable to transfer my records to digital and slowly (very slowly) I'm getting it done. I got a AT PL-120 from Audio Technica. It plays 45's, 78's and LPs via direct drive. Unfortunately, if you don't lift the arm between tracks, the software isn't very good at discerning the end of one track and the start of another. The play times shown on the albums are not accurate enough. If I could just plop them on and play through I would be finished already - but needing to listen closely and lift the arm means I seldom even put one on.
OTOH, those that have been transferred to the ipod are far better than having them piled in boxes even if they are minus the pop, crackle and hiss of the LPs.
July 12th, 2010, 08:40 PM #20
This reminds me of my husbands roommate prior to us getting married--he had a huge collection of 70's rock albums that he used to turn on randomly at ear-splitting decibles. It was great.
Personally, I love the Royal Guardsmen and Janis Joplin.
July 18th, 2010, 09:50 PM #21
I finally heard back from the uncle that inspired this thread. Here is his top 10 list if he could recreate his lost collection.
"Dark Side of the Moon" and "The Wall" are 2 of them. Led Zeppelin "IV", Jimmy Hendrix "The Jimmy Hendrix Experience", REO Speedwagon "Riding the Storm Out", ZZ Top "Tres Hombres", Elton John "Madman Across the Water" Santana ? maybe "Borboletta" or "Abrxas" or both, Steely Dan "Aja" and The Alan Parsons Project "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" to name a few ONLY TEN?
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