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In reply to an earlier post on 18 Nov 2013 10:47:39 GMT
i've got the legendary Cycledelic by the brilliant johnny moped on vinyl, which has the first track 'double tracked' - there was no info re this on packaging, so only discovered the 'hidden' track (the magnificent 'vd boiler') about 6 months after buying the album. from then on was a pain dropping the needle into the right track.

m also released a double-tracked 12" of (i think) 'pop muzik'

Posted on 18 Nov 2013 09:02:34 GMT
Tikka says:
Amongst others I've got Steve Hillage's 'Green' on (you guessed it) green vinyl. Quite a good elpee.

Plain coloured vinyl was used on quite a few albums and singles in the late 70s until the trend for picture discs took over. Allegations were made at the time that vinyl quality wasn't as good, but I don't particularly recall any more problems than with plain black.

Posted on 18 Nov 2013 08:17:18 GMT
Last edited by the author on 18 Nov 2013 08:20:34 GMT
Got a square single by The Red Hot Chili Peppers, just over there behind me.......

One of Monty Pythons albums had essentially three sides cut onto the one bit of vinyl. One of the sides had two grooves cut in it so that there was a 50/50 chance of hearing the same thing again or the other track when you played it. The lathe operator hated it.

Some albums had an unbroken fadeout groove, no nasty g-dunk sound, wherein the last notes of the album could be heard repeating themselves ad nauseum.

Got a Led Zeppelin single here somewhere. Not a common artifact as they never released singles over here.

Posted on 17 Nov 2013 14:18:08 GMT
I have a 7" of Fats Domino's 'Blueberry Hill, in brown vinyl. It's an original, but not actually very rare.

Posted on 17 Nov 2013 12:10:47 GMT
that's what i'm talkin' about!

i love stuff like that - i have cramps singles, 7", 10", 12", in red, white, orange, clear vinyls, 7" picture discs, shaped picture discs, but my favourite is the 3d picture disc of 'off the bone' album.

others - 7" 3d pic disc - yello - 'i love you'
residents - 'satisfaction' - yellow vinyl
snakefinger - 'the spot' - blue vinyl
grinderman - 'get it on' - one sided etched
amongst others of blue, pink, white, red, etc

note to fdj - i have the penetration album, but it's 'glow in the dark' vinyl - try it, it works brilliantly, but you're right, the sound isny the best.

Posted on 17 Nov 2013 09:53:47 GMT
Elvis' last album, 'Moody Blue' came out in a dark blue collector's edition.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Oct 2012 13:34:02 BDT
Brass Neck says:
Here's a plan - buy up all the ones off ebay and when they're gone you can sell yours as a true rarity for, oooh, 11.50 maybe?

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Oct 2012 13:07:03 BDT
Seems to be going for about 10 on ebay. A *very* small fortune, sadly

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Oct 2012 12:46:28 BDT
David E says:
I have the Styx album as well. I'm now assuming it isn't a collectors item and worth a small fortune

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Oct 2012 11:20:49 BDT
Brass Neck says:
I wasn't referring to the colour Smitty!

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Oct 2012 11:13:17 BDT
Brown vinyl? Hmmmm

Split Enz also released a vinyl with all sorts of fancy laser etching on it.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Oct 2012 11:10:28 BDT
Brass Neck says:
Re Styx - just got the album out, the etching has the band name and a border design which extends round the first two tracks on one side. Why do it? because they could (it didn't catch on), because they were past their peak and needed gimmicks (though it's a reasonably good if a tad overblown concept album).

Surely these gimmicks haven't gone too far if only the artist's blood has been incorporated into the vinyl, there are some many other bodily fluids (and solids) which could be used. Certainly the later Stones' albums may have included a significant quantity of 5h!te!

Posted on 26 Oct 2012 03:36:46 BDT
Wharf Rat says:
The first 45 rpm disc, Texarkana Baby by country-and-western singer Eddy Arnold, was issued by RCA in the US on 31 March 1949 and was pressed on green vinyl.

Posted on 25 Oct 2012 15:03:37 BDT
2old4925 says:

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Oct 2012 20:43:27 BDT
I had forgotten about the laser etched lps! Thanks, SCH.

Posted on 23 Oct 2012 19:14:31 BDT
The first picture disc I heard about was Curved Air's debut album from, when was it, 1970? The first coloured vinyl album I bought was either Cheap Trick's live at Budokan album with a sticker on the cover describing it as 'limited edition in Kamikaze Yellow vinyl' (not very PC!) or The Dickies' 'The Incredible Shrinking Dickies' which was a very queasy orange - apparently with this one normal black copies were harder to find. I also remember buying Styx' 'Paradise Theater' album where the vinyl was laser-etched with the group's name for some reason.

Posted on 23 Oct 2012 10:27:46 BDT
The latest Flaming Lips album was produced in limited numbers on clear vinyl, filled with a dilute solution of the band members' blood. I think the trend has finally gone too far...

Posted on 23 Oct 2012 08:05:16 BDT
Collette says:
I've got a 12" white vinyl of Dio's "Rock & Roll Children". And a U.S. import of Hanoi Rocks "Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes..." album in see through orange.

Posted on 22 Oct 2012 23:59:48 BDT
Lez Lee says:
I have a couple of very old 78s (one a 7") with adverts printed on them.

Posted on 22 Oct 2012 23:23:19 BDT
I have a 12".....

,,,,single/EP that is white. Where does that fit in.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Oct 2012 23:02:20 BDT
Peter and the Test Tube Babies released a single that had been painted and dipped in sand, just to make sure.

The Durutti Columns first album had a sleeve, that was reputedly constructed by Joy Division, on the same label, which was made from 60 grade sandpaper that made it a bit of a loner on the old vinyl shelves.

Posted on 22 Oct 2012 18:25:44 BDT
FDJ says:
The band Penetration's first album came out on clear vinyl and made the album almost unplayable and unlistenable !

Posted on 22 Oct 2012 18:05:59 BDT
Here is a collection of vinyl covers that will get some pulses racing(or even skipping a beat) of all sorts of folks I never heard of before -

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Oct 2012 18:02:49 BDT
One of the problems with coloured vinyl was the hardness/durability of the pigemented vinyl. Some of the colours left the vinyl too soft for repeated listening on the average record player. The same problem "visited" the picture discs, all of which led to their general demise.

Posted on 22 Oct 2012 18:00:26 BDT
Coloured vinyl from my own surviving few -

Wat about picture discs -
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