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Posted: Jul 31, 2005 1:01 am
 
I should know.

Anywho, as some of you may or may not be aware, I am the overworked worker bee at the infamous Rock & Roll Collectables record-and-assorted-garbage store (1214 Decatur- a block and a half from Esplanade)... easily one of the most intimidating and nervebreaking vinyl outlets in the world. Much of the stock is overpriced to STAY with lesser condition copies priced to GO. I do not have the final say in what a record should sell for. The prices can be way flexible- depending on who you talk to and what mood they're in.

I don't like taking the blame for these annoyances, but it happened on the Goner Board the other day & enough's enough.

The point is, as an heir to the throne (which may translate to a ticket to Tahiti one day), I'd like to see things move in a different direction: Better records, lower prices. We DO have tons of great stuff sandwiched inbetween some really offensive and/or common stuff. Only a complete jerk would pay $20+ for Fleetwood Mac "Rumours."

There's lots of unknown soul/funk/punk/newwave/bubblegum/rnb/jazz/country 45s tucked away in various nooks and crannies + slightly easier to locate stuff among the LPs. CDs & Tapes & badges too.

Business has been slow the past month, and really I know why AND HAVE BEEN AUTHOIZED TO INSTATE THE "FRIENDS OF MICHAEL BATEMAN" DISCOUNT SERVICE. Come on in, listen to records (I get bored as shit), and expect a 25% discount on records priced close to what they're actually worth, and a 50% discount on records absurdly priced. The boss men know what's up, but you'll have better luck with me (and I'm almost always here between 11 and 7, except Wednesdays). Beware the old man. He means no harm, but he's an eager beaver and may drive you IN-SANE!

All I can say is It's Not Easy being me & a boy's got to eat.

In my partners' defense, they are used to a different clientele (which is dwindling) of record buyers [Japanese & Norwegian people with fat bank accounts] but I don't get the bright shiny faces of the people I know that much... and we need to cater to y'all. It's not easy paying a brazilian dollars in French Quarter rent and obsessively grading & researching EVERYTHING.

Love & Help,
MB

PS: Below are some fabulous musicians and groups that I can recommend and know we have- to get somebody excited. SUPPORT THE SCENE DOOD

100 FLOWERS, 10CC / GODLEY & CRÈME, 13TH FLOOR
ELEVATORS / ROKY ERICKSON, 1910 FRUITGUM CO, 20/20, 25
SUAVES, A-FRAMES, ABBA, AC/DC, ROY ACUFF, JOHNNY
ADAMS, HASIL ADKINS, ADVERTS, ALBERTO Y LOST TRIOS
PARANOIAS, DAVIE ALLAN, JOHNNIE ALLAN, GG, AMON DUUL,
ANGELIC UPSTARTS, ANGRY SAMOANS, ATHLETICO SPIZZ, ROY
AYERS, ALBERT AYLER, BAD BRAINS, BADFINGER, HANK
BALLARD, BAR-KAYS, JOE BARRY, JOE BATAAN, BAUHAUS, LES
BAXTER, BEACH BOYS, BEACON STREET UNION, BEASTIE BOYS,
BEATLES, BEAVER & KRAUSE, BEE GEES, ARCHIE BELL, BEVIS
FROND, BIG BLACK, BIG STAR, BLACK DICE, BLACK FLAG,
BLACK MERDA, BLACK SABBATH, ART BLAKEY, BLONDIE,
BLOWFLY, BLUE CHEER, B O C, BLUES MAGOOS, COLIN
BLUNSTONE, EDDIE BO, MARC BOLAN / T. REX, BONZO DOG
BAND, BOOKER T, JAMES BOOKER, BOWIE, THE BOYS, BILLY
BRAGG, GLENN BRANCA, JAMES BROWN, LENNY BRUCE, LORD
BUCKLEY, TIM BUCKLEY, BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD, SOLOMON
BURKE, SAM BUTERA, BUTTHOLE SURFERS, BUZZCOCKS, JOSEPH
BYRD, THE BYRDS, CABARET VOLTAIRE, THE CAKE, CAN,
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART, CAPTAIN BEYOND, THE CARS, CLARENCE
CARTER, JOHNNY CASH, CELTIC FROST, CHAD & JEREMY,
EUGENE CHADBOURNE, CHAMBERS BROTHERS, GENE CHANDLER,
CHEVY CHASE, CHEAP TRICK, CLIFTON CHENIER, BILLY
CHILDISH / MILKSHAKES / THEE MIGHTY CAESARS / THEE
HEADCOATS, ALEX CHILTON, ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS,
CHOCOLATE MILK, CHRISTIAN DEATH, CHROME / HELIOS
CREED, CIRCLE JERKS, CIRITH UNGOL, DAVE CLARK 5, DOUG
CLARK & HIS HOT NUTS, THE CLASH, PATSY CLINE, THE
CLASH, COCTEAU TWINS, DAVID ALLAN COE, ORNETTE
COLEMAN, JOHN COLTRANE, CONTORTIONS / JAMES WHITE, SAM
COOKE, ALICE COOPER, COWBOY COPAS, EARLY C O C, ELVIS
COSTELLO, JOSIE COTTON, THE COUNT FIVE, COVEN, THE
CRAMPS, CRASS / CONFLICT / RUDIMENTARY PENI, CCR,
CSN&Y, CUBY & THE BLIZZARDS, THE CURE, CURVED AIR, THE
CYRKLE, DOA, DRI, DAMAGE, THE DAMNED, MILES DAVIS,
SPENCER DAVIS GROUP / TRAFFIC, TYRONE DAVIS, DEAD
BOYS, DEAD KENNEDYS, DEAD MILKMEN, DEEP PURPLE,
DESMOND DEKKER, DETONATIONS, DETROIT COBRAS, DEVO,
DICKIES, DICKS, DICTATORS, BO DIDDLEY, DINOSAUR JR,
DIO / ELF, DISCHARGE, DIXIE CUPS, FATS DOMINO, DON &
DEWEY, DONOVAN, LEE DORSEY, DR. JOHN, NICK DRAKE,
DREAM SYNDICATE, IAN DURY, DUST, DWARVES, BOB DYLAN,
SNOOKS EAGLIN, EASYBEATS, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, EDDIE &
THE HOT RODS, E L O, ANTON ELLIS, ENGLISH DOGS, BRIAN
ENO, ESQUERITA, ESSENTIAL BOP, EXPLOITED, EXUMA,
FAIRPORT CONVENTION, MARIANNE FAITHFULL, THE FALL,
FALSE PROPHETS, FEEDERZ, FINGERPRINTZ, THE FIVE
AMERICANS, FLAMIN’ GROOVIES, FLATT & SCRUGGS,
FLEETWOOD MAC, FLOP, FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS / GRAM
PARSONS, FLYING LIZARDS, FOETUS, KIM FOWLEY / VENUS &
THE RAZORBLADES, REDD FOXX, ARETHA FRANKLIN, JOHN
FRED, FREE, FREE DESIGN, THE FREEZE, FRIJID PINK,
FUGS, G B H, GANG OF FOUR, GENERATION X / BILLY IDOL,
GIRLSCHOOL, PHILLIP GLASS, GO-GO’S, GOBETWEENS,
GOBLIN, THE GODZ, GONG, GOOD RATS, LESLEY GORE, THE
GORIES, GOVERNMENT ISSUE, GRAND FUNK, AL GREEN,
GROUNDHOGS, GUIDED BY VOICES, GUN CLUB, GUNS N ROSES,
HALF JAPANESE / JAD FAIR, HALL & OATES, HANOI ROCKS,
HAPPY FLOWERS, TIM HARDIN, HARD-ONS, EDDIE HARRIS,
HARRY PUSSY, DONNY HATHAWAY, DALE HAWKINS, SCREAMIN’
JAY HAWKINS, HAWKWIND, ISAAC HAYES, LEE HAZLEWOOD, ROY
HEAD, HELLO PEOPLE, HELLOWEEN, HENDRIX, HENRY COW,
CLARENCE “FROGMAN” HENRY, HERMAN’S HERMITS, HERMAN
HESSE, JESSIE HILL, ZZ HILL, THE HILLBILLY BEARS,
ROBYN HITCHCOCK / THE SOFT BOYS, BILLIE HOLIDAY, THE
HOLLIES, HOLLY & THE ITALIANS, BUDDY HOLLY, HONEYMOON
KILLERS, JOHN LEE HOOKER, LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS, THE HOT
DOGS, HOWLIN’ WOLF, HUMAN HANDS, HUMAN LEAGUE / HEAVEN
17, THE HUMANS, HUMBLE PIE, HUSKER DU, IMPRACTICAL
COCKPIT, IMPRESSIONS / CURTIS MAYFIELD, INCREDIBLE
STRING BAND, IRON BUTTERFLY, IRON MAIDEN, ISLEY
BROTHERS, JACKSON 5, THE JAGS, THE JAM, ELMORE JAMES,
ETTA JAMES, TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS, JAN & DEAN,
THE JESUS & MARY CHAIN, JOAN JETT, ANTONIO CARLOS
JOBIM, LITTLE WILLIE JOHN, QUINCY JONES, JUDAS PRIEST,
KALEIDOSCOPE, SUPER K PRODUCTIONS, KAYGEES / KOOL &
THE GANG, ERNIE K-DOE, CHRIS KENNER, STAN KENTON, DOUG
& RUSTY KERSHAW, KING CRIMSON / FRIPP, KING DIAMOND,
EARL KING, FREDDIE KING, KINKS, KISS, THE KNACK, THE
KNICKERBOCKERS, JEAN KNIGHT, KRAFTWERK, LAIBACH,
LAMBRETTAS, LEATHER NUN, LEAVING TRAINS, LEMON PIPERS,
JERRY LEE LEWIS, SMILEY LEWIS, LIGHTNIN’ SLIM, LIME
SPIDERS, BOB LIND, LITTLE BOB STORY, LITTLE RICHARD,
HANK LOCKLIN, LOST SOUNDS, JOHN D. LOUDERMILK,
LOUDNESS, LOUISIANA RED, ARTHUR LEE & LOVE, LOVIN’
SPOONFUL, NICK LOWE, LORETTA LYNN, LYNYRD SKYNYRD,
LYRES, MAGAZINE, MAGMA, PHIL MANZANERA, BOBBY MARCHAN,
BOB MARLEY, MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS, MATCHING MOLE /
ROBERT WYATT, MC5, CW McCALL, CASH McCALL, WINGS,
McCOYS, BRO JACK McDUFF, MDC, MEAT PUPPETS, METALLICA,
METEORS, METERS, MIGHTY SPHINCTER, ROGER MILLER, MINOR
THREAT, MINUTEMEN, MISFITS, MISSION OF BURMA, MOBY
GRAPE, JONATHAN RICHMAN & THE MODERN LOVERS, MOLLY
HATCHET, THE MONKEES, RUDY RAY MOORE, MORBID ANGEL,
LEE MORGAN, GIORGIO MORODER, ENNIO MORRICONE, VAN
MORRISON / THEM, MOTLEY CRUE, MOTORHEAD, MOTT THE
HOOPLE, MOUNTAIN, THE MOVE, MUDHONEY, MULTIPLE PLACES,
MY BLOODY VALENTINE, RICKY NELSON, WILLIE NELSON, NEU,
NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL, NEVILLES, NEW ORDER, NEW YORK
DOLLS / JOHNNY THUNDERS, THE NICE, NICO, 999, JACK
NITZSCHE, NO FRAUD, KLAUS NOMI, KEN NORDINE, TED
NUGENT / AMBOY DUKES, GARY NUMAN / TUBEWAY ARMY, THE
NUNS, NWA, PHIL OCHS, OHIO EXPRESS, O M D, YOKO ONO,
ROY ORBISON, OSANNA, OZZY, OSIBISA, THE OSMONDS,
PARIS, MACEO PARKER, ROBERT PARKER, VAN DYKE PARKS,
PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC, PASTELS, PEARLS BEFORE SWINE,
DAVID PEEL, PENTAGRAM, PENTANGLE, PERE UBU, CARL
PERKINS, LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY, TOM PETTY, PEZBAND,
ESTHER PHILLIPS, WILSON PICKETT, PINK FAIRIES, PINK
FLOYD / SYD BARRETT, PLASMATICS, PLASTIC BERTRAND,
POINTED STICKS, POISON 13, POOH STICKS, IGGY POP /
STOOGES, POPOL VUH, BOBBY POWELL, ELVIS, PRETTY
THINGS, LLOYD PRICE, LOUIS PRIMA, PRIME MOVERS,
PRINCE, JOHN PRINE, PROFESSOR LONGHAIR, RICHARD PRYOR,
PSYCHEDELIC FURS, PiL, PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY, PURPLE
HEARTS, SUZI QUATRO, QUEEN, QUICKSILVER MESSENGER
SERVICE, QUINTRON, RADIO BIRDMAN, RAMONES, BOOTS
RANDOLPH, RASPBERRIES, RATT, RAW POWER, LOU RAWLS, THE
REAL KIDS, THE RECORDS, RED KRAYOLA / MAYO THOMPSON,
OTIS REDDING, JIMMY REED, LOU REED, RENAISSANCE,
REPLACEMENTS, RESIDENTS, PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS,
DON RICKLES, TOMMY RIDGLEY, JAMES RIVERS, ROLLING
STONES, ROMANTICS, MICK RONSON, ROSE TATTOO, NINO
ROTA, DAVID LEE ROTH / VAN HALEN, ROXY MUSIC,
RUBINOOS, RUNAWAYS, TODD RUNDGREN, GEORGE RUSSELL,
MITCH RYDER, DOUG SAHM / SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET, THE
SAINTS, SAM & DAVE, SAM THE SHAM, PHAROAH SANDERS,
SANTO & JOHNNY, SAVAGE REPUBLIC, SAXON, LALO SCHIFRIN,
KLAUS SCHULZ, SCIENTIST, THE SCIENTISTS, SCORPIONS,
SCRATCH ACID, THE SEEDS / SKY SAXON, BOB SEGER SYSTEM,
SEX PISTOLS, SHADOWS OF KNIGHT, RAVI SHANKAR,
SHELLSHOCK, SHOES, SHRAPNEL, SLADE, SLAYER, SMALL
FACES, HUEY “PIANO” SMITH, JIMMY SMITH, THE SMITHS,
SNAKEFINGER, HANK SNOW, SOFT MACHINE, SONIC YOUTH,
SONICS, THE SOUND, SPACEMEN 3 / SONIC BOOM, OTIS
SPANN, SPARKS, SPECIALS, BENNY SPELLMAN, SPOOKY TOOTH,
EDWIN STARR, STATUS QUO, STEPPENWOLF, STRANGELOVES,
STRANGLERS, STYX, NIKKI SUDDEN, SUGARHILL GANG,
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, SUICIDE / ALAN VEGA & MARTIN REV,
SUN RA, SURF PUNKS, SURFARIS, SCREAMING LORD SUTCH,
SWEET, SWELL MAPS, SYNDICATE OF SOUND, TALKING HEADS,
TANGERINE DREAM, JOHNNIE TAYLOR, WILLIE TEE, THE
TELEFONES, TELEPHONE, TELEVISION, THEATRE OF HATE,
THIN LIZZY, IRMA THOMAS, THOR, THROBBING GRISTLE /
PSYCHIC TV, THROWING MUSES, TIN HUEY, TINY TIM, TOOTS
& THE MAYTALS, ALL
Posted: Jul 31, 2005 1:05 am
 
(For the New Orleans folks who don't care about the diff between 1st issues and 2nd issues and actually like stuff)
Posted: Jul 31, 2005 2:22 am
 
Dave Bartholomew?
Posted: Jul 31, 2005 2:54 am
 
Yes, Dave Bartholomew. Good one.
Posted: Jul 31, 2005 3:05 am
 
'Ey bumbaclot, him name ALTON Ellis, mon. Nuff respec'...
Posted: Jul 31, 2005 3:23 am
 
One typo. And I just noticed my work-in-progress keyword list got cut off...

ALLEN TOUSSAINT, TROGGS, ERNEST TUBB,
IKE & TINA TURNER, TURTLES / FLO & EDDIE, TUXEDOMOON,
DWIGHT TWILLEY, CONWAY TWITTY, UFO, ULTIMATE SPINACH,
ULTRAVOX, UNDERTONES, URIAH HEEP, TOWNES VAN ZANDT,
THE VAPORS, VELVET UNDERGROUND, VENTURES, VIGRASS &
OSBOURNE, VIRGIN PRUNES, VOICE FARM, VOLCANO SUNS,
WASP, PORTER WAGONER, THE WAILERS, TOM WAITS,
WALLENSTEIN, MUDDY WATERS, WEST COAST POP ART
EXPERIMENTAL BAND, WHITE FLAG, TONY JOE WHITE, THE
WHO, KIM WILDE, ANDRE WILLIAMS, HANK WILLIAMS, WIRE,
WIZZARD, BOBBY WOMACK, LINK WRAY, WRECKLESS ERIC, O V
WRIGHT, X, THE YARDBIRDS, YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA, YES,
NEIL YOUNG, ZAPPA, ZEBRA, THE ZOMBIES, ZZ TOP
Posted: Jul 31, 2005 7:18 pm
 
Much of the stock is overpriced

This store made me have a good laugh! Hillarious prices! I think I tried to buy LOVE "Out Here" there but he wanted $80 for it. This is a good portion of the stores in New Orleans though. Jerry from River Records needs to move down there. Or to New York. Does the "Bateman discount" knock those $20 LPs priced $100 back down to $20? I understand the old dude mentality of "Fine, if you don't want to pay $100 for that record I could probablly get $300 from a Japanese customer." Old record dudes make the sweet world go round.
Posted: Jul 31, 2005 7:20 pm
 
no way he's coming down off those volcano suns prices. japanese collectors eat that shit up.
Posted: Jul 31, 2005 9:24 pm
 
That same Love LP is, of course, still here. BUT also, we haven't had another copy walk in the door in the 2 years I've been here... So it's worth $75 to the old man. That $75 is an asking price. If I was offered $50, I'd go for it. Any less, I'd probably still go for it and then get whined at.

If you want to step into the scary completist world I work in, the idea [whether it works or not] is that someone SHOULD be able to step into a record store, ask for something, and be told "Yes, we have that." Some people are actually willing to pay higher prices for that 'luxury.'

The other thing is that we encourage haggling and old skool party/business... I've traded records for POPEYE'S CHICKEN on more than one occasion. Most people don't have the patience for all the shenanigans though.

I realize the store does fall short as a 'one-stop' and a lot of things are wayyy off. How do you teach a 20 year-old record monster new tricks? I do as much as I can in my position.


Those Volcano Suns records sure have stood the test of time!
Posted: Jul 31, 2005 9:35 pm
 
Damn, that was probablly 4 years ago. I offered dude $40 for it and he told me I was crazy. So I just got it of the computer for $18. Does he have one of those euro-price guides? You'd think these old guys would want to just sell the stuff and retire so they could enjoy their money.
Posted: Jul 31, 2005 11:09 pm
 
Could be a different copy of the same record, but I doubt it.

Have I ever been handed $50 cash for a sealed Rick Springfield LP? YES. And, to be honest, I don't feel too bad about that, taking into consideration the 20min bus ride followed by the 15min walk thru French Qtr zydeco-gumbolaya.

Ryan Adams spent $300 on (only) Grateful Dead records recently. My mind is boggled every day.
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 2:38 pm
 
Katherine and I were talking last night, do you think that Dick will leave you the store when he dies?
You're kind of like his protege. He doesn't have any living relations does he?

The story about the misfits button still kills me.
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 2:52 pm
 
Louisiana Music Factory is one of the best & best-priced stores in the country. It's in the Quarter too. Since it opened, I haven't spent a minute in any other New Orleans stores, which, since 1990 when I started shopping there, have had the highest, most laughable prices in the country.

You have to ask yourself as a business philosophy: do I want repeat business or do I want that once in a lifetime, highest score on each record? Sounds to me like the old ways aren't working...just get a new price gun and hang a new sign out that says "under new management." This pricing records 5 times their value & then cutting 1/2 off if anyone asks is totally bogus. May work in a turkish market, I suppose...
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 4:48 pm
 
Let me get some of that Godley and Creme
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 5:26 pm
 
Got a price gun that can re-price, re-grade & re-data-entry 37,000 records?

I don't remember the Misfits button story.
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 5:39 pm
 
I'd say we have about 10-15 really good repeat, walk-in customers who know the drill... I don't how that compares to other New Orleans record stores. Most business is done via the Internet, but that has been pretty shitty for the past month or so.

Music Factory is better for CDs than records. You can score good local R&B and Cajun 45s for cheap sometimes.

Magic Bus prices can be high, but I still recommend them. Much better vinyl selection than Music Factory.

Rocks Off is thee place to go for new releases (esp indie/punk).
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 5:47 pm
 
I think you answered your own question. 10-15 customers after 20 years probably merits that new price gun.
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 5:50 pm
 
Just as an aside, when I go to Louisiana Music Factory, I drop between $50-$150 every time I go--on vinyl. Great stuff from every roots genre. Granted I only go to N.O. once or twice a year, but there are 1000s (every one there is on vacation with money to spend!) of customers in N.O. every day avoiding stores that have ridiculous prices. There are plenty of other things to spend money on there...
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 5:50 pm
 
remember the Misfits button story

Some kid came in and wanted some piece of crap for 5 dollars and only had 3 so Dick said I'll sell it to you for 3 bucks and that Misfits button ya got on yer jean jacket, (cough, cough, sputter).
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 5:51 pm
 
WTF?!?!?! I didn't underline jean jacket!!!
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 6:03 pm
 
poison idea right?
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 6:15 pm
 
I had no poison idea!

By good regular customers, I mean those who'll spend $100+ with us every 3 weeks. That's not including the other tens of folks that come in to scour thru the new unpriced stuff & 45s. But, yes, I work for the Bleeker Bob of the South.
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 6:19 pm
 
"poison idea right?"

Yes indeed.
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 6:25 pm
 
But, yes, I work for the Bleeker Bob of the South.

Bleeker Bob's isn't near as good as anyone ever told me. Their 45's are fucking CRAP, their lp's are ok, and the store really is quite average. I don't know if you know about Wax Trax in Vegas (used to be in PA) until about 7 years ago, but that is truly a store for retarded collectors. I'm talkin' a garage 45 section which teenage shutdown caliber 45's, signed contracts from the Third Bardo for their legendary Roulette relase, LP's that most know it all don't know a goddamn thing about, and NO POSTED PRICES. This ain't even the tip of the 'berg. Wax Trax wreaks of scum-bagism. The store you work for sounds tame in comparison, but I still hope to check it out for myself in October, unless I'm too full on crawdads to get outta my seat.

Anyway, my point is Bleeker Bob's stock is pretty lame, and hopefully your place ain't.
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 6:29 pm
 
look, as long as everyone keeps pricing these used lps so low, the business will never improve. with the new USED RECORD STORE ALLIANCE, all members agree to minimum prices for each level of grading- G/VG-/VG/VG+/M-/Sealed. This way, we can raise prices (and profits) for everyone across the land. (i love "across the land.")

Example: Rick Springfield Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet lp (RCA, 1982) 6.00 /12.00 /18.00 / 25.00/ 35.00/ 50.00

Rock n Roll Collectibles is right on target.

RECORD RETAILERS UNITE!

[actually, whoever took over the Good Rockin' Tonight auctions actually was trying to do something like this about 10 years ago- not uniting record stores, but trying to get more money for records as collectibles. Maybe it worked, but i don't think so. Records are still ridiculously cheap in comparison to other things people hoard. Robert Johnson 78s going for 5,000 bucks is nothing compared to other antiques from that era. Perceived value of records has always been low.]
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 6:30 pm
 
Bleeker Bob's stock is pretty lame, and hopefully your place ain't.

He wasn't kidding when he said:
$20+ for Fleetwood Mac "Rumours."

But they've got some really neat stuff too. The Pantera album from when they were a hair/glam metal band was pretty cool. And the cracked Shitdogs 7" you sold for $100+ was pretty funny.

But then again, there are the Lotion CDs...
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 6:31 pm
 
I was only comparing personalities/reputations. I've been to Bleeker Bob's once as a tagalong, and didn't really browse too much. There weren't as many records as I'd expected (about the same, or less than Shangri-La for example). I was impressed that he had a PUB ROCK section in the LPs.
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 6:43 pm
 
Rick Springfield's too easy. Try Led Zeppelin I. Mono, Stereo, 1st issue, 2nd issue, 3rd issue, 4th issue, white label promo... then conditions. The system doesn't work!

You haven't lived until you've contrasted and compared 8 different copies of The White Album.

The amazing thing to me is that a Laura Branigan LP is given the same special care as a Silver Apples LP. That's the problem. My job is hysterical. But I've come across some shit that I never thought I'd see in my lifetime working here.
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 6:52 pm
 
Business has been slow the past month

Try coming Uptown on a 95 degree day with no college students and broke ass service industry types putting back $4 records because they don't have the cash.....

Those Volcano Suns records sure have stood the test of time!

Do you have a copy of The Bright Orange Years?

Rocks Off is thee place to go for new releases (esp indie/punk).

Thanks dood....but with the biz being slow we seem to be falling behind on those....please stop by!
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 7:11 pm
 
Is there no place in N.O. that has a few thousand 1950's-'70's 45's priced between 3 and 15 dollars? There are about 5 places like this in Vegas. You could always find something good.
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 7:16 pm
 
Mariconda actually went to one of these places and pulled out a $500 garage single for a couple dollars.

One of my friends last year scored TWO FUCKING COPIES IN MINT CONDITION of the TARANTULA GHOUL single for under $5 a piece.
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 7:16 pm
 
Jim Russel's but it's the kind of place where all the 45s are un-priced and he looks em up in Goldmine when you bring them to the counter.
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 7:25 pm
 
We are nerds.
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 7:35 pm
 
I may be a nerd, but I'm no pretentious asshole. Why does collecting records hafta equal that? I don't get it. They're just toys to me.
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 7:37 pm
 
yeah, you guys are all a bunch of cool nerds.

who the fuck would buy a laura branigan record??? throw it in the trash, dudes! do not let someone buy that.

rick springfield, however, is another matter...
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 7:41 pm
 
I'm no pretentious asshole. Why does collecting records hafta equal that

Cause Poison Idea said so.
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 7:43 pm
 
Are there any vintage stereo stores in nola with decent 2nd hand turntables?
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 7:49 pm
 
someone bought a laura branigan record yesterday for $8 (please believe me that is why her name is so fresh in my mind). it may be a "dollar record," but this dude wanted it and could find it anywhere around town. it's not all trash to everybody. in new orleans at least, 8 out of 10 customers don't come looking for you to try and sell them something GOOD. they want jimmy buffet and they want it pronto!
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 7:50 pm
 
Are there any vintage stereo stores in nola with decent 2nd hand turntables?

Jim Russel's is the only place that i know of that still exists...also only local place to get needles (?)

who the fuck would buy a laura branigan record???

she's dead....probably some ghoulish pretentious asshole...
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 7:52 pm
 
rick springfield, however, is another matter...

how can I find a record like that.....for me....
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 7:52 pm
 
could find it*

couldn't find it [branigan]




Are there any vintage stereo stores in nola with decent 2nd hand turntables?

not really. sometimes jim russell's. but it's hit or miss at any given thrift store.
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 7:54 pm
 
Someday I wil have a G.E. Wildcat.
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 7:55 pm
 
you're a g e wildcat.
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 7:56 pm
 
tell me about it.
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 7:57 pm
 
please.
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 8:02 pm
 
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4753818563

crackhead record service delivered this yesterday. jesse jackson would not be pleased.
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 8:03 pm
 
no Pungent Stench..? we just had the only record store in town close a week ago, Music Express.. it was a good shop, Genetically Stupid could order anything for ya if they didnt have it, and it'd be in like within the week!! now all we have is a shop in Grand Rapids..and a shop that is run by Record Shop Asshole..but he sucks shit, so fuck him. My friend is tryin real good about starting a shop back up in a better location in town were the space is minimal and the rent is cheap and smells like rotten floor boards.. you know that smell..im sure. If anyone has idea's or comments on How To Making up A Record Store...(inside joke) please spill yer guts, i trust the United People of Goner. Hopefully Useless Eater will catch tis thread with his periferal vision, he has the best of that kind of vision. Even better than that of a turkey vulture!
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 8:13 pm
 
rule 1. customer = enemy
rule 2. never trust a hippie
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 8:22 pm
 
does this sale last till sept?
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 8:27 pm
 
we're having a 25% off sale this month. but for you and anyone else who knows about this: 25-50% off in effect 4-ever.
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 8:29 pm
 
Even me? I'll still terrorize you bith.
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 8:58 pm
 
Just lookin' at you terrorizes me every time.
Posted: Aug 1, 2005 9:05 pm
 
Thanks bro!

Hey, we should get together soon and get fucked up on Cisco.
Posted: Aug 2, 2005 12:51 am
 
The amazing thing to me is that a Laura Branigan LP is given the same special care as a Silver Apples LP.

as well it should...quit fronting all you garage rocker assholes, "GLORIA" is your theme song and this be the woman who sung it
Posted: Aug 2, 2005 1:46 am
 
Shadows of the Night, was that Laura Branigan or Pat Benetar..? i remember when i was a kid back in 83, i would go this store at a local mall and there would be posters of L.Branigan modeling for Jordache jeans. Er some kinda popular jean. I also got confused with Pat Benetar and Joan Jett, so i created a Joan Benetar and a Pat Jett in my mind!!!
Posted: Aug 2, 2005 6:50 am
 
Some place on Magazine, I think its called Jim Gays rare records sells N64 games. Fleet wood mac kicks ass
Posted: Aug 2, 2005 7:07 am
 
Dutch,
Jordache is making some retro "punk" camoflague jeans. Stef showed my something about them in a magazine today...
Posted: Aug 2, 2005 7:24 am | Edited by: why do they always send the poor
 
5yy5ty5ehtthythrhtrhtrhtrh cum
Posted: Aug 2, 2005 7:35 am
 
heres some goodies- anything on vinyl, Slayer, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Rage Against the Machine, Reel Big Fish, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Guns N Roses, Deep Purple, The Eagles, Alice in Chains, Johnny Cash, Beatles, Radiohead, Van Halen, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Billy Joel, Nine inch nails, Sarah McLachlan, A Perfect Circle, Elton John, Ben Folds, U2, Seals and Crofts, Foo Fighters, Incubus, black sabbath, jethro tull, randy rhoads, ozzy, 12 stones, 311, AC-DC, air supply, alanis morissette, american pearl, irish, animals, ace of base, arturo sandoval, atreyu, audioslave, authority zero, avril sucks, bhangra, beach boys, beck, beyonce, big bad vodoo daddies, big dismal, bjork, black sabbath, blind melon, black eyed peas, blink 182, blues traveler, bob marley, bon jovi, bone thugs N harmony, bryan seltzer, bryan adams, BUSH, cab calloway, candlebox, carl douglas, cat stevens, cherry poppin daddies, chris cornell, chuck berry, cinderella, THE CLASH, cold, coldplay, collective soul, counting crows, CCR, credence clearwater revival, crystal method, cursive, daft punk, daler mehndi, dan fogelberg, the darkness, dave matthews band, days of the new, davinci's notebook, deadsy, dead kennedys, deep blue something, default, deftones, DIDO, Dropkick murpheys, dry cell, soft cell, duncan sheik, duran duran, eagle eye cherry, steven lynch, eddie van halen, louis armstrong, eminem, evanescence, eve 6, everclear, exit 380, faith no more, fiddle, filter, finger eleven, fleetwood mac, flickerstick, flogging molly, frank sinatra, fuel, fugazi, garbage, funk, glen miller, goo goo dolls, green day, greenwheel, hammerfall, harry chapin, heart, hindi, hoobastank, inner piece, incubus, irish drinking songs, isaac hayes, james brown, james taylor, janes addiction, janet jackson, jet, john denver, jim croce, john williams, journey, justin timberlake, kansas, kenny loggins, khaled, kool and the gang, wild cherry, korn, lacuna coil, less than jake, lifehouse, limp bizkit, linkin park, lit, live, logic 34, tomorrow's rescue, lords of acid, madonna, manu chao, marilyn manson, maroon 5, matchbox 20, rob zombie, maynard ferguson, mc hammer, metallica, michael jackson, minus, modest mouse, monkees, NERD, nada surf, nickelback, nightwish, nixons, no doubt, oar oasis, offspring, orgy, otep, our lady peace, outkast, papa roach, phish, placebo, powerman 5000, primer 55, primus, queen, rammstein, rancid, red hot chilli peppers, refused, rockapella, rx bandits, amy lee, sense field, semisonic, seven channels, sevendust, sheryl crow, simon and garfunkle, sinead o'connor, sister hazel, smashing pumpkins, snoop dogg, spin doctors, stabbing westward, staind, steppenwolf, stevie ray haughn, stray cats, strongbad, sugarcult, styx, taco, tantric, TATU, taproot, tenacious D, the calling, the connels, juliana theory, the used, white stripes, the WHO, three doors down, toad the wet sprocket, tonic, TOTO, train, trapt, uncle sideshow, unloco, tori amos, vanessa carlton, the vapors, vanilla ice, vertical horizon, the verve, verve pipe, wallflowers, widespread panic, will smith, zz top, dispatch, pat mcgee, alman brothers, doobie brothers, johnny winter, shadows fall, nickle creek, sting
Posted: Aug 2, 2005 7:36 am
 
and kajunSS
Posted: Aug 2, 2005 8:12 am
 
come on
whether that stuff is on vinyl, 8track, cd, or cassette tape it's all money, son.
Posted: Aug 2, 2005 3:33 pm
 
I once sold a DIDO cd to a french guy wearing camouflage head-to-toe and an Impaled Nazarene backpatch sewn to his jacket.
Posted: Aug 2, 2005 4:15 pm
 
He sounds like an asshole, but was he pretentious?
Posted: Aug 2, 2005 4:21 pm
 
It was Pascal. Connect the dots.
Posted: Aug 2, 2005 4:40 pm
 
That dude is about as French as the Coneheads.
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 7:04 pm
 
yeah as french as Kejoon ZZ are german and as pretentious as Bateman

i hate cats

hey Mike i could send you a few toothbrushes if you want...Cheap deal !

do you still got that Danny White 7'' ?
Posted: Jun 3, 2006 7:45 am
 
john denver,

Funny like feeding a glass of warm piss.
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