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Records you don't often play but...

Discussion in 'music' started by MichaelC, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. MichaelC

    MichaelC pfm Member

    Wonder why?

    I don't often play Grand Funk Railroad, but I am so enjoying a slice of Closer to Home... A track with a real vibe.
  2. JensenHealey

    JensenHealey pfm Member

    Only a few hundred LPs and a few hundred CDs. Even so the potential playing time is enormous. So lots of stuff rarely gets considered for playing.

    Karajan conducting Parsifal (DG) - brilliant but when do I have time to get stuck into a Wagner? Time moves very slowly on a Wagner opera!
  3. davidjt

    davidjt pfm Member

    Last week, for no particular reason it was Joan Armatrading. I honestly can't remember when I last played the album - and had forgotten how good she is.

    It's why I struggled to understand that 'Do you ever get bored?' thread. With 1TB of music on the hard drive from Mozart to Mellencamp there simply isn't time to play all of it.
  4. Vinny

    Vinny pfm Member

    Specifics apart - agreed whole-heartedly - loads of stuff to get rediscovered every once in a while - the bane and glory of owning more than a few albums. Very little beats the grin as you think, out loud - why the feck haven't I played this for so long.......
  5. uncl_nigel

    uncl_nigel pfm Member

    I keep on finding stuff I had forgotten about since I started streaming my CD rips... some really good and some worth forgetting :)
  6. mr.datsun

    mr.datsun pfm Member

    Usually because I do not have the time to dig deep enough or because at heart I don't really like them. Or those that are specialised listening.

    The songs of Bertold Brecht sung by Eric Bentley. I love this but specialised listening. I like having it.

    Xenakis. String Qts. I love these but very intense.

    The Residents Eskimo, The Commercial album. I keep them but to be honest I just never really enjoyed them. I've been making myself put records like these up for sale over the years. That list was quite long but getting shorter.
  7. guey

    guey pfm Member

    Late period Scott Walker doesn't get dug out that often; but I wouldn't want to be without them - sometimes you just need a hit of weird.
  8. seagull

    seagull Seabird flavour member


    I occasionally pull out albums without looking. This is less random than it used to be since my OCD took over and I arranged them alphabetically.

    When Miss S was small I used to get her to choose, that made for some interesting listening sessions (I also discovered that VdGG made dance music!)
  9. TPA

    TPA Trade: Tiger Paw

    This thread reminds me I probably need to go through some more records that I never play and ship them up to TonyL.
  10. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Can you hear Talvin Singh?

    I have a backlog of stuff I've either never listened to, or listened to once and filed away (if my rather shambolic storage could be described as a filing system). Given that this includes the collected symphonies of Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky and Mahler, I have some catching up to do. There's also a load of 'never listen to again' recordings that are destined for the charity shop.
  11. neildalton

    neildalton Active Member

    It tends to be stuff that only exists, in any worthwhile sense, on vinyl.

    There are quite a few much-loved reggae and salsa and funk 45s that have never made the long digital journey to CD. (Or, if they have, they’ve arrived in port concussed, wet-arsed, and barely able to speak.)

    So, when I haul the old singles out, I love them anew - but the physical process is always such a drag: the calibration, the cleaning, the constant up-and-down every 5 minutes to the record player, etc.

    For me, having a turntable remains a dull necessity, nothing more. I don’t begin to understand the current vogue.
  12. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    huntin the horny backed toad
    for example
  13. Vinny

    Vinny pfm Member

    The The - Mind Bomb - I haven't played this for eons until an hour ago - a-mazing.

    Now playing - Time - Pandemonium, maybe less impressive, but still a great blast from the pats.
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  14. Ian Dunmore

    Ian Dunmore pfm Member

    Aphrodite’s Child - 666, I only get the urge to play it when I have had far too much wine...
  15. aedagnino

    aedagnino pfm Member

    +1, The Drift is one of very few records that's scared me while listening... such a physical experience.

    I should add Bob Marley, everytime I listen to one of his LPs I get the "this is so good, why don't I listen more often?!".

    Then you have the albums you have listened so many times that you know them by heart... Beatles, Bowie, Eno, Dylan, Zappa, etc. All of them I consumed voraciously for long periods in my life so they don't get much airplay these days. But when I do listen to them it's like going home. As someone said, 'a song is a simple way to go home'.
  16. Mullardman

    Mullardman Resident Philistine

    Possibly slightly more.. but not by much.. And I identify precisely with your issue. I rarely get to play more than an album or so in succession these days, and that 'White Angel' box set of 'Butterfly' is still unplayed.
  17. Hook

    Hook pfm Member

    Until a few weeks ago, had not played any Beach Boys in many years. Had forgotten how good Pet Sounds was. This led to Surf’s Up, Sunflower, Today!, and so on.
  18. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    Stumbled across the B side to Judge Dread’s Big Eight the other week, called ‘Mind the Doors’. That’s one I have probably only played once before. Spectacular sounding ska instrumental.
  19. spengenuk

    spengenuk pfm Member

    Scott Walker Tilt as well, also a comp of the Walker Brothers mid 70 s reunion.
    Been listening to some naughtiest stuff that I played to death then, still excellent like Joanna Newsom -Ys, Sufjan Stevens-Illinois, Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins and Emilianna Torrini. Must be years since I played them.
  20. spengenuk

    spengenuk pfm Member

    Oops noughties !

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