Sunday, October 03, 2004

Bad-ass record collection, part the third

Four more.

Styx - The Grand Illusion ($1.99)
The Pretenders - Learning to Crawl ($2.99)
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing ($3.99)


Björk - Post (import, limited edition heavy vinyl pressing - $23.99)

Yeah, that last one cost about as much as the rest of the record collection combined. My reasons for buying it were threefold:

1. After all these scratched-up old records, I really wanted to hear what a brand new one would sound like.

2. I bought the turntable mainly for the purpose of listening to older records; most of today's bands don't really seem appropriate to buy on vinyl. Björk is one of the few that does. I can't really explain why. Maybe it's because she kind of seems to exist outside of time and space completely, so she doesn't really fit under the whole umbrella of "today's artists." I don't know.

3. The last thing of Björk's I bought was her debut album (Debut) back in 1993, when I was not yet fifteen. I think it's about time the honorable Ms. Gudmundsdottir got a couple more dollars in royalties from me. And the record is pretty cool. The heavy vinyl pressing really is... well, heavy. You have to hold that sucker with both hands.

1 comment:

Alex Sepiol said...

It seems counterintuitive, but electronic music works best on vinyl. Something about the medium and the preferred venue or something.