I agree with what Tom says about the importance of mastering and pressing.
My issue is different and has to do with the narrow selection. Most of the
rock titles on the Better Records site were in our record collections
before my friends and I finished high school. I suspect most buyers of
these expensive 'hot stampers' have been listening to this music for many
years. Yes these are the hits that sell, but whew, I wish people would move
on. Most of this stuff is stale as can be. Good sound won't recapture the
excitement of first hearing these on lousy turntables, cassettes or FM
radio as a teenager.
Also, none of these records are scarce, even in their first pressings. To
charge hundreds of dollars for a Bad Company LP or the B-52s, albeit a
'white hot stamper' in top condition, is to make chumps out of one's
On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 2:00 PM, Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 2 things, from me:
> CDs or other digital media sounds better to me from vinyl too, if i do the
> transfers myself!
> And I would plead to use care with the J word. It has extremely awful
> implications in this day and age. You could say crusaders, or campaigners,
> or fanatics, or obsessives, or something else like that which is less
> offensive. I am rather upset over beheadings and the destruction of ancient
> artifacts (even this week!) and find the word inappropriate. Plus it might
> get you tagged by NSA and their ilk…
> I know I am an old peacenik hippie, but whatever.
> On Mar 6, 2015, at 9:59 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > I still listen to a lot of LP records, some of them dubbed into my
> digital library (which analog jihadists would say defeats the whole
> > -- Tom Fine