Let’s limit this to albums we own (versus on a streaming service).
- Considered obscure or odd to you.
- Considered rare by the music community.
- Extremely valuable (if you sold it).
Any and all formats.
Compact Disc, SACD, DAT, Digital Compact Cassette, Mini-disc, DVD-A, Blu-ray Audio, Files, Box Set
LP, 78, 45, 10 inch, Cassette, 8 Track, Reel-to-Reel, Wax Cylinder, Box Set
Pictures are appreciated.
ooh, great topic - will have to think on that
I used to have a Crime Of The Century 8-Track with the mis-printed track “Ruby”…
Picked up my version from Sun Ra while the Arkestra was on tour. That particular copy is in a white generic sleeve that the Arkestra members added art work to during the tour, and Sun Ra personally signed it.
The Tire section on the cover is scratch and sniff and smells of burning rubber.
Style: New Wave, Pop Rock
Genre: Rock, Pop
Style: New Wave, Power Pop, Punk|
@DuneKidd Okay, the scratch and sniff is fantastic. That is obscure, odd and unique in my mind.
Garland Hirschi’s Cows, a very fitting recording for an xcowdoc!
Years ago we were in NY and stopped by Audio Classics to check out their McIntosh amps. Afterwards we went to dinner down the street and noticed a used record shop on the way. Of course, I had to stop in and found this rather odd gem in the dollar bin.
Being former military, I had to have it. Nothing like sitting back in your easy chair with a cold one and a cigar listening to the roar of aircraft engines.
One of my favorites from the 70’s…Automatic Man debut album.
Well here is my most valuable record - not because of monetary value or rarity but because my Dad took his newly purchased Ambassador Satch LP to a Louis Armstrong show. He and his friend snuck backstage and got Louis and the boys to sign this. A treasure.
That is a Cold War jewel. 1962 release according to Discogs.
Do you tend to keep that in a display case or is it in your general library?
It stays up above my album storage area on the wall
Back in the day, I bought a new copy of “Casino Royale” by Herb Alpert. I think I liked the album cover more than the music when I was a teen, but quickly discovered “The Look of Love” by Dusty Springfield. I still play the album, but it’s hopelessly scratched and not worth anything. I’ll keep it just for the memories. As my system got more revealing, I would play it to try to hear what Harry Pearson was clamoring about.
Great story. Thanks for sharing!
I have alot of old mint original pressings I think are pretty cool, including a “six-eye” copy of Kind of Blue, a mono promo of Lumpy Gravy by Zappa, Freak Out! by The Mothers, A Beacon From Mars by Kaleidoscope, and Balaklava by Pearls Before Swine.
I could snap some photos. How do I upload them from my phone to the site to post? Thanks!
Also, I saw Jacqui McShee and the late John Renbourn of Pentangle 20 years ago at a church in Durham NC, and they signed my copy of the first Pentangle record. Good memories.
In the world of Zappa, are promos kind of a big deal to have in one’s collection?