This thread got me thinking/remembering some previous Acquisitions back in the day (pre-Internet...these days it's damn easy to find old vinyl).
At a record show in the mid-90s I managed to score one an original Metal Box (Public Image Ltd's 2nd album) for 30 bucks (60,000 produced).
Another:The title of the album refers to its original packaging, which consisted of a metal 16mm film canister embossed with the band's logo and containing three 12" 45rpm records
I spent YEARS trying to find In Combo (the second album from The Suburbs...a local favorite here in the Twin Cities wayback when) for my then girlfriend. FINALLY uncovered one for next to nothing at Hymie's Used Records 'round 'bout 90/91.
For whatever reason, finding Paul's Boutique on vinyl was nearly impossible. Sure I had the CD but I really wanted the vinyl as well (the album included the lyrics). It wasn't until the late 90s/Early Aughts that I finally located one at a local used shop.
And finally (for now):
It wasn't until the late 80s/early 90s that the P-Funk Catalogue started being rereleased on CD and their recordings were hard as hell to locate.
A pal and I stumbled across this one 'round 85 or so:
There were cardboard sunglasses inside but, sadly, they were long gone (like this):
I'm really looking forward to this Saturday afternoon -- I'm going to bring my headphones and dig through records for about 2 hours.
The weather BETTER cooperate...
And then there's this in Brooklyn on May 19th...I was already planning on heading down Monday night for the Jack White show at Roseland...I guess I'm making two trips:
Brooklyn Flea Record Fair #1 May 19
Brooklyn Flea Record Fair
Sat., May 19, 11am-6pm
Every fall at the Superstar DJ Record Fair, shoppers and vendors alike beg us to put it on twice a year. No no, we say, it's so much work! (It is.) But after the big success of last year's event we just couldn't deny it any longer.
So, we tapped our old pal Amanda Colbenson, who's managed the almighty Other Music for years (and DJs at the Ace Hotel, and runs the Chouette music-promotion shop), to help us do two fairs this year. We renamed it the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair, Amanda talked all her awesome label pals and DJs into participating, she convinced cool cat Jess Rotter to design a groovy postcard (above), and lo and behold—May 19th inside Smorgasburg we're in business.
As in past years, we've skimmed the cream of the crop of NYC indie record labels, DJs, and vintage dealers to create a manageable melange of 25 or so vendors, with a nice balance of rare and one-off items, dusty gems, old standbys, and plenty of deals. We'll have music too, and maybe a special performance, which we'll announce later. You'll meet the faces behind your favorite labels, and maybe see an artist or four buying or selling. To top it off, you'll be surrounded by the 75 or so fab food vendors of Smorgasburg—just don't go smearing your greasy Pizza Moto hands on that King Tubby 45!
I had to put a pin in my vinyl collecting. I was spending all my money.
Here's our vinyl album: