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    Heads up if you like this sort of thing. Another vinyl doc...

    http://dangerousminds.net/comments/r...llecting_vinyl

    Apologies if this has been posted...
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  • #2
    Originally posted by someblokecalledfuz View Post
    Heads up if you like this sort of thing. Another vinyl doc...

    http://dangerousminds.net/comments/r...llecting_vinyl

    Apologies if this has been posted...
    Is it just me or do other people find these docos from American producers, quite boring? More often than not, they seem to be and talk about basic stuff = not interesting. People showing Beatles and Zappa records off, like it is so amazing. Apart from the fact that records in the US are quite "homogeneous" i.e. vast majority are US artists and pressed in the US, they don;t really show covers of underground bands or stuff like that, apart from the odd William Onyeabor lp or Rodriguez lp (which have both gone mainstream now). It;s like - dude, we don;t give a fuck when you first discovered Black Sabbath. At least UK docos about records include the odd Vertigo prog lp or obscure psych lp cover.
    The other thing I dislike is the almost obligatory and symbolic scene of a guy in a room with heaps and heaps of shelving FULL of records, like they think they have to include scenes like that in order for them to believe they are making a serious vinyl lp doco and there is the underlying thing about seeing how many lp's he has and so then, his dick is bigger than yours etc...

    I must say that the USA shops had lots of nice jazz and blues lp's on great labels like Impulse and Verve etc.. but not my cuppa.
    My 2 cents/pence worth...

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    • #3
      Must admit I did find Jello Biafra's episode of crate diggers interesting as he had quite an eclectic collection so might give this a watch if I come across it.
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      • #4
        Cheers Fuz...I will keep an eye out for it.

        The Vinyl documentary is still the best one out there...probably because its got nothing to do with guys showing off their crusty rares and more about the psychological side of collecting.
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        • #5
          I'll watch anything like this to be honest, so I'll check it out... and I like looking at Black Sabbath LPs as well so ner ner ne ner ner.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Campag Record View Post
            Cheers Fuz...I will keep an eye out for it.

            The Vinyl documentary is still the best one out there...probably because its got nothing to do with guys showing off their crusty rares and more about the psychological side of collecting.
            Is that one viewable online at all? Don't think I've seen it... and have spare time this very evening
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            • #7
              The Vinyl doc in full.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bennyboy View Post
                You're a gent.
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                • #9
                  Oh my god - "Vinyl" is an amazing doc! And i've only made it to the dog's (last) supper bit about 13 minutes in. Thanks for the recommendation and the link Nige and Bennyboy.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Campag Record View Post
                    ....and more about the psychological side of collecting.
                    Yes, that's true. I agree...but still so very boring, IMO. Kinda brought me down, listening to all those people who seemed to have no "energy" left and no Zeitgeist. I thought the answers and general conversations were not stimulating and the records they showed the camera were boring, for the most part. Thanks for the link anyway. Always good to know about new things relating to records. Whether I like any of them or not, is not important/relevant.

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                    • #11
                      Never got round to it last night, but it's on the "to watch" list at some point this week...
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                      • #12
                        Just watched the first half hour or so of "Vinyl".

                        Worth having that sort of reality check every once in a while.

                        Another way of getting the same result is to watch how quickly you lose most people's interest once you start talking about record collecting.

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                        • #13
                          I haven't watched it recently but have seen Vinyl twice in the past and remember it really bumming me out. I feel like that guy had some issues which went beyond his record collecting and while that's an interesting basis for a doc in its own right, it just wasn't the record collecting porno/discussion of cool records a younger me was looking for. Luckily it didn't put me off.

                          Most memorable of course is the guy who claimed to be collecting every record and memorising them. When I eventually found Soul Strut I was so pumped that he'd been immortalised via smiley.

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                          • #14
                            The film Vinyl isn't about records is it. I'd rather watch that 10 times than these dullards talking about their collections.
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                            • #15
                              I like the look of Records Collecting Dust, hope it gets a showing over here, I'll go & see it
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