I. Love. My. Record. Player. I just bought it several weeks ago, and I already have a fine record collection going on thanks to Half Price Books. Not only does it play records, but it also plays cassette tapes, CDs, the radio, and you can plug your MP3 player into it.
|My beautiful record player from Target!|
I've bought all of my records at HPB - they're used and the most expensive one was $10. That one was The Lemon Piper's album with "Green Tambourine". The cover is awesomesauce, and I just had to have it. It's the original, too. :D And "Green Tambourine" is one of my favorite songs from the era.
|Love this cover! Groovy!|
I had to buy The Mamas & the Papas. Dear Lord how many memories this group has for me and my sister. Our parents, especially our mom, absolutely loved them. My sister is so happy with the albums I've bought so far, although she is not allowed to touch my player, lol. I saw her struggling to use it and was like, "No way, no how," lol. We grew up listening to records - our dad still has a record player, and now that I have my very own, I totally get why we weren't allowed to touch his record player or his records.
|Great songs, great memories. <3|
So far I own the following records:
The Association ~ Greatest Hits
The Best of Tommy James & the Shondells
The Byrds ~ Mr. Tambourine Man
Donovan ~ Greatest Hits
The 5th Dimension ~ Greatest Hits
Gary Puckett & the Union Gap
The Grass Roots ~ Move Along
The Grass Roots ~ Greatest Hits
The Lemon Pipers ~ Green Tambourine
The Mamas & the Papas ~ Farewell to the First Golden Era
Midnight Ride with Paul Revere & the Raiders Featuring Kicks
Elvis Presley ~ Pure Gold
Queen ~ Sheer Heart Attack
The Rascals ~ Greatest Hits
On my absolutely-must-own list are records from The Beatles, Janis Joplin, The Yardbirds, The Hollies, Jefferson Airplane, The Moody Blues, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, The Turtles, The Animals, The Zombies, Herman's Hermits...yeah, I've got quite the list, lol. Mother's Day is coming up hint hint, lol. :D
|My Janis Joplin magnet. Love her!!|
Did you know that a large percentage of sound is lost in translation when you listen to MP3s as opposed to records? I believe it, totally. There is nothing like listening to a record imo.
How about you? Do you have records? :D
I'll probably post more photos of album covers. Some of them are just too cool for school!