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guiltpuppy
(crash course raver)
06/16/05 02:06 PM
Re: Labya new [re: Sysiyo]  

Is that a joke, Syster Midnight, or a cultural difference? I got my TM2 for around US$2 at Amoeba, in San Francsisco. They had stacks of 'em.

Granted, those were used copies, but this was only a couple of years ago. I have to imagine there are a few still bouncing around somewhere.

Also, dodz, saying you don't own any Tin Machine does nothing to disprove Sys's assertion that you'd buy anything with the name "Bowie" on the cover, does it?

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diamondogz74
(freecloud)
06/16/05 02:25 PM
Re: Labyism new [re: Pablo-Picasso]  

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Call yourself a fan?


Hangs head in shame

But Im soon too remedy my lack of Tin Machine.

In reply to:

Also, dodz, saying you don't own any Tin Machine does nothing to disprove Sys's assertion that you'd buy anything with the name "Bowie" on the cover, does it?


I'd say that was 99.9% correct


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SysiyoModerator
(thunder ocean)
06/16/05 02:56 PM
Re: Labya new [re: guiltpuppy]  

In reply to:

Is that a joke, Syster Midnight, or a cultural difference? I got my TM2 for around US$2 at Amoeba, in San Francsisco. They had stacks of 'em.


I haven't seen a single copy of the album on sale, used or not, during the last five years, in Helsinki, Turku, Tampere, Tallinn, Stockholm or Riga. So a cultural difference, I guess.

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guiltpuppy
(crash course raver)
06/16/05 07:05 PM
Re: Labya new [re: Sysiyo]  

Strange, very. I don't think it was just a freak occurence, as I'm fairly
sure I've seen it on various used racks more than a few times since.

My copy, incidentally, is the US release with the airbrushed-out wangs. I remember they had at least one import copy with the original cover there as well, in the neighborhood of eight bucks, but I was like "fuck it, I'm not paying six bucks for wangs."

And speaking of airbrushed covers, is it just the States, or is it hard as hell to find a used copy of Diamond Dogs everywhere? Plenty of overpriced new copies, but I swear, people just don't sell that disc back.

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russellmael
(kook)
06/17/05 04:36 AM
Re: Labya new [re: guiltpuppy]  

Usually the previous issues flood the market as people upgrade... I have found that people have hung onto their 1990 issues of Stage and DL, especially on tape. I've noticed this only because I'm still desperate to find a 1990 EMI David Live tape (as most of you know!) All other tapes are easy to find. GGRRrrrr!!



BigFatDog
(kook)
06/17/05 08:25 AM
Re: silver and americard new [re: Pablo-Picasso]  

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The Jam/Style council made loads on non album singles with fabulous sides too


Quite right. Going Underground and Beat Surrender got to number 1 and didn't appear on any studio albums. Actually, they were guilty of keeping sure fire hit singles as album tracks, like To Be Someone (Didn't We Have A Nice Time?), Private Hell and Pretty Green.

Bowie, on the other hand, knows a single when he sees one (despite him protesting otherwise). That's why the tracks from Reality chosen for release were the ones they were. And they weren't exactly great.

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sonofsilence
(acolyte)
06/17/05 09:03 AM
Re: Labya new [re: russellmael]  

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I have found that people have hung onto their 1990 issues of Stage and DL, especially on tape. I've noticed this only because I'm still desperate to find a 1990 EMI David Live tape (as most of you know!) All other tapes are easy to find


maybe its because even back in 1990/91 tapes were already an obsolete format, or atleast fast becoming. So not many were bought in the first place.

speaking of such

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Pablo-Picasso
(electric tomato)
06/17/05 09:11 AM
Re: Labya new [re: sonofsilence]  

I would imagine out of the three formats, tapes would have had the lowest production run at that time. After spending the late 80s and early 90s predominantly buying cassettes, I actually bought these reissues initially on vinyl, not getting a cd player until about 1992. After that of course, I then bought them all on cd, at the best of times really too, as between 1992 and 1995 I managed to get all of the reissues, mainly at reduced prices.




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russellmael
(kook)
06/17/05 09:13 AM
Re: Labya new [re: sonofsilence]  

Interesting, but thats not my memory of those days, especially for those under 25 who make up such a large proportion of the tape pound. CD just simply cost too much.

And I'm finding tapes of releases AFTER DL in quantity. Maybe it's just because they are doubles that people hung onto them... more bulky?



diamondogz74
(freecloud)
06/17/05 12:31 PM
Re: Labya new [re: sonofsilence]  

In reply to:

speaking of such


Interesting read that Brian thank you

But I can remember when the very same thing was said about vinyl IE: the end of vinyl will take only a few years with CDs replacing them very rapidly, yet we still have vinyl and whats more it's on the increase, Im sure they expected the mini-disc to replace Cassettes? but they did not with the advent of inexpensive car CD players, what next an MP3/iPod player for the car? the industry likes to think we will follow like lambs but we do not.

Pity about the old cassette I have all the original RCA Bowie cassettes and others but I wouldn't part with them even though I can't play them, they have strong sentimental value for me.



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