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7" Singles/45RPM!

Discussion in 'music' started by Gaius, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. Gaius

    Gaius Trade: Stiletto by Tangerine

    Tonight I brought out a few of my singles, a lot of memories there, perhaps why have kept them and I’m glad I did.

    Here we have:

    The Jean Genie David Bowie RCA
    Superstition Stevie Wonder Tamla Motown
    Hong Kong Garden Siouxsie & The Banshees Polydor
    Pop Music M MCA
    Blockbuster! The Sweet RCA (same riff as Jean genie)
    Good Vibrations The Beach Boys Capitol (best sound)
    Ridders On The Storm Doors Electra (caterpillar)

    All sound good, most radio edits, it takes you back but I’ve had a blast!
     
  2. RickyC6

    RickyC6 Infuriate the frog-men

    I love em. Pulled out all my Buzzcocks singles last week after visiting the Malcolm Garrett exhibition in MCR. All little pieces of art in different ways. The heart and soul of pop music.
     
  3. mrclick

    mrclick pfm Member

    Absolutely. When I want to listen to Beatles or 1960s Stones, or The Who etc, 45s is the best way by miles.

    And miles, and miles, and miles, and miles, and miles, oh yeah.
     
  4. blossomchris

    blossomchris pfm Member

    By coincidence thinking of getting the 7" out, I am hoping for a fine only again.
    My main deck is in for repairs and not ideally suited for 7"so a good excuse to use deck 2.

    I have quite a few, most Who early singles, lots of Motown, Stax, Atlantic, Reggae and Ska. My favourites are the Prince Buster singles although their condition is below par.


    Bloss
     
  5. irons1965

    irons1965 pfm Member

    Wonderful things 7" singles not only for the A-sides but loads of gems tucked away on the B's don't forget...Always a fascination for me since buying with my hard earned pocket money at the age of 7!
     
  6. rdf

    rdf Active Member

    I'm planning to show at Scalford next year, and only play 7" singles all day, because it's such an overlooked format by so many hi-fi/music snobs.
     
  7. blossomchris

    blossomchris pfm Member

    Good idea, A 12" day may open their ears a little more though.

    Bloss
     
  8. rdf

    rdf Active Member

    Played quite a few 12s last time I showed. I'm going more for the music, and the statement, than the SQ!
     
  9. blossomchris

    blossomchris pfm Member

    Fair enough, good for you the education will do them no harm.

    I heard a terrific sounding 7". For the life of me I cannot remember the title, it was a northern soul classic original brought round to mine by a mucker, a part-time northern soul DJ.

    Bloss
     
  10. mr.datsun

    mr.datsun pfm Member

    Every now and then I do Bowie or T.Rex.
     
  11. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!

    A quick blast of Machine Gun by the commodores wakes you up.

    Pete
     
  12. Colonel_Mad

    Colonel_Mad pfm Member

    Also sometimes you put your 7"/12" on and the version is slightly different from the standard one generally known, which often comes from an album or greatest hits compliation.

    My 7" 'Irish Rover' by the Pogues and the Dubliners, a song widely known by everyone, even has an additional verse that hasn't been there any other time I heard the song.
     
  13. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs frequently wrong.

    I sort / sell records for a charity, and folks will pay more for singles than L.P's generally speaking. I think it is sentimental connections sometimes.
    I do have 7" only days though, were I play singles all day. Good for the knees in exercise terms, and totally luddite to the streaming button pressing audiphiles on PFM.
    On the whole though, a good album played fully is a joy - and less tiring.
     

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