At the weekend I decided to empty a good part of the garage to get at all my old vinyl, which date from the late 70s to the late 80s. I was especially looking forweard to my Springsteen records and my copy of 'London Calling' only to find that ... they were missing ... and then I remembered that I had sold a whole lot of vinyl in the late 80s to buy the same albums on CD (that was the only way to get the money). Clearly, I was more interested in the music, than in the LPs themselves, though now I wish I had held onto them for their sentimental value. However, I clearly loved these albums and lived with them, as I would not have treated them as collectibles then. I put my name stickers on them cut bits out of the sleeves, repaired sleeves with sticky tape, put pins through poster insets, etc. (like the 'Live at Leeds' material, to which I added stuff, though the Marquee poster is missing).
However, I do have all my Who records, as well as some Springsteen 12'' singles, and a lot of other stuff that means a lot to me, but there really are big chunks missing. I don't actually think anything is worth much, but I may have to sell the odd one, so I can buy a new turntable (one of those USB ones). Also, a lot of them (from one box) were sticking together and could only be prised apart by damaging the covers (aaargh!). Anyway, about 150 LPS are now in my study, another 100 or so have gone back in a box.
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