mickb69 wrote:i can't help but feel that all this re-mastering, and 180g thing is a load of rubbish and a complete money making con.
there were clearly nowt up with the old records and nothing has been gained from messing about with them.
£17-£25 for a record!? is it just me? am i mental?
Using a historic inflation calculator
, £17 today is equivalent to £1-31 in 1970. I seem to recall albums then were costing 32 shillings, or about £1.60 ?
Also, unless it's in the charts and a supermarket/Amazon deal, new CDs often cost about £15 a pop......... £17 doesn't seem too bad deal to me.
i think maybe it's because i m viewing the whole situation differently, when i was first listening to records, we just already had them, everybody did did'nt they so it was easy to take them for granted, and the ones that i had picked up recently were from flea markets, car boots, family and friends, and it's just come as a shock to see it being a bandwagon thing.
i soon moved onto CDs as i grew up and would not have been able to monitor the price inflation.
i saw it as sort of a secret thing, like nobody's bothered about vinyl and so they are selling it without too much sentiment, or people selling it for their grandparents so i could reap all this great stuff and have my own little world, an escape from the corporate crap that is constantly churning out of the music business, jedward, vengaboys, kanye west, there is very little out there today that is worthy of listening to, let alone buying,
so you have to look backwards, and there's this vast rich land from which we can dig up amazing records for a quid or two, if they don't sound so great, at least you've only spent a quid on it, if you've spent £21 on a record that sounds horrible (recording wise), then that's not on.
as long as the new expensive records sound AMAZING then it's fair enough.
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