From what I've seen in local record stores, the vinyl fetish is limited to contemporary rock/hip-hop groups and reissues of classic '50s and '60s jazz LPs (sanctioned ones on major labels like Blute Note and Riverside). I don't think many of those who purchase these items have that much interest in digging as deeply as we have into the history of recordings. I have seen nothing in the way of new compilations of material on vinyl or reissues of classic jazz, Broadway, country, or even generic pop. The Record Store Day releases, aside from the occasional "novelty" issue of something on 78 (the Beach Boys' 78 of "Good Vibrations" last year comes to mind), are still of little interest to ARSCers - at least from a West Coast perspective. Cary Ginell > Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:46:52 -0400 > From: [log in to unmask] > Subject: [ARSCLIST] Nuveau Vinylistas -- has record collecting jumped the shark? > To: [log in to unmask] > > I'm just sayin' ... > > What used to be an activity of somewhat non-mainstream folks with often different tastes in music > from the masses has become a mainstream activity of hipsters and posers. Latest proof is two > very-mainstream media articles today: > > 1. > http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/consumer/record-store-day-vinyl-sales-a-bright-spot-for-indies/ > > 2. > http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/19/technology/personaltech/how-to-enjoy-turntables-without-obsessing-over-them.html > (the for-dummies guide to hipster turntable buying) > > We also now see a wall-decoration/turntable: > http://www.ionaudio.com/products/details/vertical-vinyl > > On the one hand, in my opinion it is good to see vinyl in a healthy niche but, on the other hand, > growth from fickle trend-sters is not good growth because it is inevitable "boom-splat" growth. Will > the annoying bandwagon passengers chase away the hardcore audience for vinyl? We've seen prices for > used LPs rise for some titles recently. Is a "vinyl bubble" in the offing?