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#197327 - 02/20/08 10:16 PM Re: What was your first record? [Re: Ajax]
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Well, I certainly couldn't bear to give up my Edison wax cylinders(my first one was Tom reciting "Mary Had a Little Lamb"). The analog warmth and realism(including all the wonderfully natural noise)put to shame all this modern junk which tries to get by with stuff like frequency response and dynamic range. Of course, it's a little hard to find "high-end" players for them these days, but I was fortunate to locate a craftsman in Switzerland who constructed a special unit for $10,000. Maybe a bit pricey, but omigod, it was like Tom was standing there right in front of me!
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#197330 - 02/20/08 10:19 PM Re: What was your first record? [Re: JohnK]
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John, please drink more often. \:\)
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#197878 - 02/25/08 01:32 AM Re: What was your first record? [Re: pmbuko]
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Registered: 08/25/04
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Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
First 45 was probably "Monster Mash", followed by "Witchy Woman" IIRC.

First album was probably "Meddle" by Pink Floyd, followed by the first "Synergy" album. At the time my parents audio system was one of those big pieces of furniture with radio, phonograph, tube amplifier and big speakers in the base. Synergy just didn't sound right on it, which lead to the first speaker-building effort -- a basic two-way, with DeForest/Philips drivers in a sealed box. My mother nearly had kittens when I crawled into the back of the "hi-fi", chopped off the wires to the big speakers, and wired this new little 2-way in as a replacement.

Sounded great !!

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#197884 - 02/25/08 07:29 AM Re: What was your first record? [Re: bridgman]
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Registered: 12/30/03
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JOHN! \:o Good to see your name pop up again. Hope all is well with you. \:\)
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#198291 - 02/27/08 06:25 PM Re: What was your first record? [Re: jakewash]
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first 45: eric burden and war - spill the wine
first lp: george harrison - all things must pass

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#198293 - 02/27/08 06:45 PM Re: What was your first record? [Re: edee_em]
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Registered: 05/01/02
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Loc: Davenport, Iowa, USA
My very first records of my own (excluding kiddie records from my parents) were...

45-"Have You Never Been Mellow" - Olivia Newton John
LP- Dimensions (as seen on TV) K-tel album
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#198331 - 02/28/08 12:49 AM Re: What was your first record? [Re: sonicfox]
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That's a good album- only one lame song!
I had one with "happy together" by the turtles, and "vehicle" by Ides of march. sp? Goin' back a day or 2 here.

LP- Dimensions (as seen on TV) K-tel album [/quote]
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#198332 - 02/28/08 12:53 AM Re: What was your first record? [Re: duckman]
CV Online   confused
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I don't really know what my first was, but I remember having a cool-looking Disney Pinocchio record with the picture on it.

Here, someone has it on eBay:
eBay - Walt Disney Picture Pinocchio LP Record SEALED

I also had my share of Star Wars story records. I would fall asleep listening to them, which wasn't the best thing when the top of the record player was down and it would overheat and melt the record.

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#198334 - 02/28/08 01:03 AM Re: What was your first record? [Re: CV]
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I suspect I have them sitting next to the entertainment center right now. Sesame Street albums. I have nothing to play them on, so I'm not sure why I took them from my parents instead of letting them get rid of 'em, but there the are.
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#198339 - 02/28/08 01:28 AM Re: What was your first record? [Re: Ken.C]
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All you need is a needle, some tape, a cone made out of paper, a dowel, and a couple hands -- one of which should be able to spin the dowel at 33 1/3 rpm. ;\)
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