Do you miss vinyl records? Or are you of the cd and mp3 generation?

@whywiki (6070)
Canada
October 6, 2008 2:36pm CST
I can remember as a teenager how I would wait for my favorite bands to release a new album. We would rush down and spend our allowance on the latest record. Half of the fun was the album cover, the artwork and then the inner sleeve with the words printed on it. We would gently place it on the turntable and gently place the needle on the record and turn it up! If it was a good album we would want to play the song over and have to carefully drop the needle down in the right spot. After awhile the album would pick up scratches and dirt and each time you played it you would here the tattle tail noises of record abuse. Nowadays kids turn on the computer and have access immediately to the latest music and all the independent musicians are everywhere to discover. Give me the scratched old vinyl any day!
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Like you, I remember going out and getting albums and playing them over and over. Some kids are actually learning to like the old sound of the records more than cds. my roomie has a converter to record vinyl to cd
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
8 Oct 08
They pick up everything you hear from the record. However, you can then go into an edit program and take out the really bad ones if you want to.
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@Opal26 (17689)
• United States
7 Oct 08
Hey whywiki! Long live vinyl! You can't be old enought to remember record albums can you? I still have all my old albums and I love them scrated up and all. In fact when I get some extra cash I am going to get a new turntable. Thankfully kids like to "scratch" so they started making turntables again. I would never get rid of those alubums. My boyfriend wanted me to throw them out. I told him that I can't replace them all and there was some great music there. I now have cassettes and they stopped making cassette players. So you can't find stereos with them anymore. That's just great! Wish they'd make up their minds and stick to something already. Hope they stay with the cd's now!
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@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
7 Oct 08
There is so much great music that has never been rereleased on cd. So we have that argument when keeping our boxes full of memories in vinyl form!
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@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
6 Oct 08
Yes good old records. I think we probably still have about 300 boxed away. Goodness only knows what we'll do with them because you're hard pressed these days to even find a record player. I remember going to school (in the 50's) and when we had warped old records we took them to school and when there was enough for each student to have one record we were shown how to heat them and we made bowls. Those days are gone and lost forever.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
6 Oct 08
I remember those bowls. They were great! I have a huge storage container full of records and the only thing I have left is my old Mickey Mouse record player to play them on.
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@flowerchilde (12535)
• United States
7 Oct 08
I've heard that every new music invention has resulted in less quality when it comes to sound.. Yes, I think the vinyl albums were great fun! And sounded so full and rich..
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@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
7 Oct 08
I agree they did sound better.
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@Pose123 (21662)
• Canada
6 Oct 08
Hi whywiki, I sure do remember the vinyl records and I remember the scratches too. It's good to know that someone else misses them, I thought it was just me getting old and wanting to reminisce. I'm happy that some of you younger people also remember them fondly. Blessings
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@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
6 Oct 08
Buying a record was more of an experience than just buying a record I thought.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
7 Oct 08
I had some albums, but mostly I was into cassettes because I could use them in my car! REO speedwagon, Michael Jackson's Thriller album, Kansas, Journey, John Cougar, Boston, Stevie Ray Vaughn. My parents could hear my car coming before I was even in sight! This got me thinking though, do you remember the little plastic 45s that came on cereals boxes. I believe that you had to cut them off the box. Now THAT was a prize!
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• Canada
28 Nov 09
I have an apartment absolutely full of old records, 33, 45, and 78s all over the place. I have a number of record players, including an old Victrola made in 1920. It came in especially handy in 2003 when the power went out all over North America, and I have a place in NYC where I can order replacement needles for it.