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  • Homemade (vanity) records BBC

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23701149
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  • #2
    I have this book, quite entertaining and informative, plenty of records from White America but pitifully sparse when it comes to anyone else. The layman reading this would never have thought that anyone other than whitey made their own records.
    http://www.jazzmanrecords.co.uk

    http://www.fatcity.co.uk

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    • #3
      Anyone know if this got proper UK distro yet?

      It looks good but £40+ is a bit pricey perhaps.....
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      • #4
        Plenty of copies in Rough Trade East, and other hip n' trendy bookstores. Should you want to lend you support to tax dodging, Amazon have 'em cheap as well - not that cheap though.
        "As technology has advanced, vinyl records are outdated as they are music from the 19th Century so only hipsters and elderly people buy vinyl records".

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        • #5
          often thought about a similar project based on uk records but not sure which direction it would take as most uk vanity stuff would steer it down the novelty or country route. anyone had similar thoughts?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by platerpus View Post
            often thought about a similar project based on uk records but not sure which direction it would take as most uk vanity stuff would steer it down the novelty or country route. anyone had similar thoughts?
            I'm not sure what constitutes as a vaniity record. I'm sure there are truck loads of privately pressed punk/post punk or metal records. I think the idea of "novelty" sounds more appealing.
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            • #7
              'Novelty' record sounds a bit sort of Timmy Mallet.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Agnes_Guano View Post
                'Novelty' record sounds a bit sort of Timmy Mallet.
                ... and your problem being?
                https://tdrec.bandcamp.com/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Big Youth View Post
                  I'm not sure what constitutes as a vaniity record. I'm sure there are truck loads of privately pressed punk/post punk or metal records. I think the idea of "novelty" sounds more appealing.
                  i guess i'm thinking 'vanity' records that were put out by folk who either weren't very good but believed they were or whose records unintentionally contain some music of interest/merit which transcends what was intended.
                  when i think of a vanity pressing i think of a record which has a naivety. for me this is what separates it from simply a 'private pressing'. that's just me though.
                  i suppose it's just a pure 'diggers' point of view, finding great music in the least likely place and taking it completely out of it's original context.
                  for me the idea of a book of crap records by people who didn't realise they were crap is a bit pointless unless you're going to look at the wider cultural significance etc.
                  so that's where i'd draw the line i guess if i were to undergo such a project, otherwise like you say there would be truck loads of good stuff worthy of inclusion making it impossible to define.
                  crap records that contain some killer music.

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                  • #10
                    i wonder how many 'good' SRT lps there are? sure there are some well known/sought after ones but i've got/had quite a few good ones that seem largely unknown.

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                    • #11
                      They should have added a cd with a few choice cuts with the book. Some of that xian rock was funky!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Headless mermaid View Post
                        They should have added a cd with a few choice cuts with the book. Some of that xian rock was funky!
                        Er...

                        http://www.discogs.com/Various-Enjoy.../master/563746
                        Drastically reduced to 72p

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                        • #13
                          Ah, nice.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by platerpus View Post
                            i wonder how many 'good' SRT lps there are? sure there are some well known/sought after ones but i've got/had quite a few good ones that seem largely unknown.
                            Start a thread! A 'good UK private/vanity press' thread would be a great idea IMHO.
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                            take a good look around and get used to it, because that may be as far as you're gonna go.

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                            • #15
                              I never understood how that Jade lp was a Homemade release. There are a few releases on that label and it features Carol Kaye and Spider Webb (husband and wife and heavyweight session players too) That must of has a budget to make that Lp
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