Another part of the appeal for vinyl fans is hunting for rare LPs or long-desired acquisitions in stores where the employees are more likely to be self-taught musicologists who can advise and aid them in their audio explorations. Here is just a small sampling of some of the most beloved vinyl meccas in the U. This is an exterior shot of the Los Angeles branch of independent record store chain, Amoeba Music.
The gold standard among independent music chains, Amoeba opened its first store in Berkeley, California in , added a second store in San Francisco in and followed that with a third outlet in Los Angeles in A one-stop destination for buying CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays and especially used and new vinyl, Amoeba can be an overwhelming experience due to the sheer volume of pop culture on display. Of the three stores, I favor the frenetic and spacious environment of the Los Angeles location and their eclectic genre classifications that range from rock steady and reggae to death metal and tiki bar lounge music.
Lovers of jazz and classical music, in particular, will be amazed at the amount of collectible vinyl that is available here. One of the most famous local institutions is Dusty Groove , which first launched as an online business in April Dusty Groove has since opened a brick and mortar store in the Wicker Park neighborhood and in launched their own record label which, like their store, is committed to serving up rarities and obscure delights such as recordings by The Metros Northern Soul , Brazilian singer Gal Costa and jazz flutist Jeremy Steig.
The bright, neatly arranged interior of the store is anything but dusty and is packed with new and used LP delights from around the world. Read more It's not often we have the pleasure of hearing a cover song outshine the original, but this song sure comes close. One of those really nice "feel good" love songs. Read more. This teen love song was a short song with a long-lasting heartbroken message. One of the more romantic teen ballads written at the time. Read More Gonna Have a Party 5.
Green River 6. Lovin' You Is Killin' Me 8. Mountain Music 9. My Homes In Alabama Never Be One Roll On Eighteen Wheeler She And I Take Me Down Tar Top Tennessee River This single, which was reprinted by Paul McCartney himself is worth a heck of a lot of money.
Supposedly, McCartney only had 50 copies printed for his friends and family. Fans of classic horror movies have definitely heard this band. They broke out after changing their name and recording the soundtrack to Proffondo Rosso Deep Red , the debut film by legendary Italian director Dario Argento. They went on to do several more successful collaborations with Argento and some of the most iconic soundtracks in horror cinema.
The label reportedly got nervous upon noticing the back album cover depicted the bottom half of a dog — genitals and all, so they had the offending parts airbrushed before release. A few enterprising employees made off with some originals. You can tell if you have the rare UK export by checking for the yellow and black Parlophone Records label. The catalog number is PPCS Bonus points if it has the gold sticker on the back.
Abbey Road was the 11th studio album released by the legendary quartet from Liverpool. Scotty Moore soon joined in on guitar.
This caught the ear of producer Sam Phillips, who quickly pressed record. Many historians consider this to be the first true rock-n-roll record ever made though this is the subject of heated debate. Despite their incredible influence, the discography of the band is quite short—they only recorded four full-length studio albums.
Roky Erickson, the legendary guitarist of the band suffered from paranoid schizophrenia, which caused his career to take many twists and turns. Eventually he was able to get effective treatment and the band was able to reunite in Erickson passed away on May 31, The Beatles famously recorded this album in a rush. They had only four songs recorded by the time the deadline was nearing and had to record seven songs in one day — a process that took nine hours and 45 minutes.
Both mono and stereo versions are rare and valuable, but the stereo version fetches the highest price. The original UK version of the album featured a graphic of a white speaker with soundwaves emanating from it, set on a bright orange background.
The cover design was scrapped, replaced by the photograph of a loudspeaker in the middle of a desert that new wave fans are familiar with, but not before a few were printed with the old design. It goes without saying that these copies are extremely rare.
There were only 16 copies of the second pressing of this compilation album. As you might expect, this led to a tense legal battle that lasted several months. By the time Elvis Presley made Speedway , he was nearing the end of his acting career. The film was not well received by critics or at the box office. Rumor has it that only copies were printed. The agent assigned his case is played by none other than the beautiful starlet Nancy Sinatra, and the pair quickly fall for each other.
When it became clear that Capitol and EMI wanted no part of the record, which featured an overdub of philharmonic strings done by George Harrison himself, the Beatles decided to put it out themselves. Carter Family. Carter Homeplace A. Walk the Line Ring of Fire. Categories : Country music discographies Discographies of American artists.
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