Does anyone here collect records? I do pick up any punk or heavy metal LPs I come across that are fairly cheap at garage sales, but don't really collect otherwise. I was at the thrift store the other day and noticed they had Quiet Riot QR3 and Def Leppard Hysteria and a few other hair metal records marked at $6 each. I though that was kind of pricey but just then I did see a guy snap up the Def Leppard LP and Quiet Riot Metal Health which I am sure was $6 as well.
Am I missing something here as I thought these would be fairly conman and maybe worth a buck or two at best?
Last Edit: Feb 19, 2014 0:24:12 GMT -6 by 10incher
Yeah, those metal records are usually $1.00 when I've seen them. I only collect full lps from The Police and Rush but I collect 45s from hip hop , rap , and punk from the early '80s. Some weird examples that I own are ; Fat Boys, Herbie Hancock, Newcleus, the Boogie Boys, Art of Noise, Dead Kennedys.
Staying on topic of metal records. I have seen Quiet Riot and Def Leppard (various titles) many times for sale cheap. Never happened to come across any Iron Maiden or Black Sabbath.
I picked up DL's Hysteria so long ago for a dollar that I've never paid attention to what it should be worth. It's the metal album everyone had to own on vinyl so you could play the 'Rocket' lyrics backwards.
$6.00? I guess some people just see metal LP and gotta' jump on it...
Post by 3 3/4"collector on Oct 7, 2013 9:58:15 GMT -6
i spent the 90s addictively collecting obscure punk goth and new wave records as well as vintage doo wop and rockabilly stuff. but ive gotten rid of most of my records now that i have it all on mp3 format. ive only kept a few things that have still never been released on cd.
but yeah there is no reason def leppard or quiet riot should be worth more than a dollar or 2, probably just some guy that has no idea where to find records in town and thinks because they are old and some may say classics that they would be valuable.
Yes i think its one of those 2 situations. I went to a record and music show on Sunday. I am not really into records as I don't really know their prices so usually I don't buy much at these shows. However I picket up an Anthrax Among the Living and Metallica Justice for all vintage shirts both for $15. Also got a ton of CDs - Slayer, Megadeth, Metallica, Kiss and a few others to fill in my music collection.
Post by 3 3/4"collector on Oct 7, 2013 20:37:10 GMT -6
ive met many people that think older records of huge classic bands are valuable and rare but dont realise how many copies were made and are still around. i only even got into record collecting at the time because there were so many obscure punk and new wave bands that had never been relased on cd. but alot of stuff has been put out since then. i loved the records themselves but got tired of hauling those really heavy boxes around whenever i would move and then having them take up all that space. i sort of look at my cds the same way now though. i can keep so much digital music on small hard drives or on backup discs in mp3 format and then i have that room spare for toys.
Post by teacherofmadness on Oct 8, 2013 6:28:38 GMT -6
This year I started picking up Comedy and Cartoon-based LPs at thrift stores. It's fun to have something new to look for when I go out, and most thrifts around here charge like 50 cents a piece, so they're very affordable.
Many of the cartoon ones are like a piece of art, I try and pickup any ones from 70s and 80s cartoons when I can.
Myself, I am more of a CD collector, but yes do run into the age old problem of storage. I find it easier and more fun to go through a box of CDs at a garage sale for $0.25-$1 each than to sit at my PC trying to think of bands to download and searching for good torrents.
Last Edit: Oct 8, 2013 12:48:58 GMT -6 by 10incher
Well these aren't records but pretty much the same category. Picked up on Kijiji these 3 flats of 80s Thrash, Speed and Death Metal cassette tapes along with 2 more flats containing other non speed Metal bands (Iron Maiden, Rush, Hanoi Rocks, Accept, etc.) and some 80s pop bands, all for $60. Also their is one large box with recorded music and tapes without covers, etc. yet to go through. Theirs gotta be at least 40 Polish Press tapes in the lot.
I've been holding onto the cassette collection I have had since I was a teenager and have slowly added to it over the years. Now the dillema will be what to keep and what to sell. Keeping the Slayer copies for sure!
Last Edit: Feb 19, 2014 0:22:58 GMT -6 by 10incher
Post by kylefromdirtnapp on Feb 22, 2014 10:03:57 GMT -6
A while ago I was at this shop where they buy old storage units and I talked them down to 25 cents apiece since I was buying bulk.
I original went there 'cause my buddy said he bought one of my old band's CD (I would've given him one!) When I got these, I had a feeling I knew whose they were, and I was right. Another friend who went to prison. He was glad they went to a good home. I went back a few days later and grabbed a bunch more, some were doubles and shit I was not super into.
Maybe we can do some good old tape tradin'! I'm not so into thrash, just death. The bad part is, this guy took care of his tapes but sometimes they still go to shit.
I snag collections at garage sales when I can get a boxful for cheap, usually less than a dollar apiece. Most wind up being more classic rock or country around here than anything else, and collectors are more than willing to spend $1-$3 each. I'll unload the pricey ones on ebay and sell the rest out there.
I was buying a toy collection from a dude, then he mentioned records.. I left with toys, a 1985 ibanez hot pink guitar and a stack of 50 records... these were the better ones, the kiss stuff is all signed by Ace!
Oh wow, a Lawnmower Deth tape! We got to see 'em at Download the other year, so funny - if you haven't give it a listen kyle. And my god who bought six Death tapes? well me if I'd've gotten the chance but that's besides the point.
I have way to many LPs and 7"s - I try to keep it down to just British Punk, New Wave & 2-Tone(and the Dead Kennedys), Glam, and New Wave of British Heavy Metal when it comes to 7"s but I fail quite often, I bought Grandmaster Flash and Spitting Image singles the other week. With LPs I just... let's just say I don't discriminate - the LP that's made the happiest to buy recently? The BBC Sound Effects LP that Paul Weller based the art for The Jam's Sound Affects album on, it's just cows mooing and stuff but it's connection the Jam made it like a piece of art, my dad was very jealous (it cost about £5, so about $8).
My 'achievements' so far are a complete set Clash singles (yes even This is England) and a complete set of Ian Dury Stiff Records singles.
Post by kylefromdirtnapp on Mar 2, 2014 21:03:22 GMT -6
Oh Crickey, we listened to it all the time, and who WOULDN'T buy 6 Death tapes?!? I just found a "Symbolic" CD last month at the flea market. No offense, but I hate British punk. Misfits, DK, Black Flag and Ramones for me. I just recently discovered I LOVE Minor Threat.
Post by moonchild666 on Mar 4, 2014 13:12:18 GMT -6
Cool thread, great to see I'm not the only one heavily into both metal and action figures! I used to be more into music than action figures, but the last few years I've blown all my money on figures. Never really buy music any longer, only stuff my friends release (but that'll change once I'm done with my studies, and I get a job and more ca$h). I do still go to at least 1-2 concerts every month (at least - and a lot more during the summer: festivals, Iron Maiden gigs around Europe etc.), and listen to music (almost) every day of course.
The genres I like are mainly black, death, thrash, heavy, speed, and some (good) doom (not the boring stoner/sludge/whatever stuff). But not any modern crap like supertechnical and ultraboring 'brutal' death metal, 10th rate Darkthrone rip-offs, all that shoegazer and 'suicidal' black metal/DSBM, overly symphonic keyboard black metal crap, those new 'retro thrash' metal bands like 'Bonded by Blood', 'Fueled by Fire' and all that stuff. Not for me.
(Besides metal I also collect various old prog/psych/folk/hard rock records, and I also have a soft spot for a lot of Danish bands from both the 60es/70es/80es from various genres).
Nice find on the LPs. I recently went through mine and put them all on the shelf as they have been boxed for the last 5 years or so. Lots of Kiss and iron Maiden, though seems I have not ran into any Thrash Metal records over the years. Just have the few i bought new when i was a teenager.