1. FOUND ON THE INTERWEBZ: The “Do Not Never Ever Buy” List From a Chicago Record Shop.

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    Maybe the best thing to hit the Internetz today: the above notice to all employees at Laurie’s Planet of Sound instructing them on what used CDs/vinyl NOT to purchase from customers selling their second-hand ish. Seems the proprietors of the Chi-Town record shop have an aversion to (or are perhaps swimming in overstock of?) certain artists – specifically Sting, Korn, Kid Rock and others. They’ve also singled out “2nd Tier Hip-Hop” as a no-no (seems poor Bubba Sparxxx is mentioned by name). In addition, the store has an APB out on “lame/sucky soundtracks.” Then perhaps realizing that most modern movie soundtracks suck, someone consequently added, “almost all soundtracks!!” Is there a heaven for unwanted, no-resale-value music? If there is, its name ain’t Laurie’s.

    [via The Stool Pigeon. Thanks to Holly B.]


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    • RAS

      Da Gawd Boz Scaggs being on the list is a serious Now-Cipher.

    • bboycult

      Haha…that list is a direct slap in the face to every ill conceived industry scheme concocted in the $moneypit$ 90′s. Now what the fuck am I supposed to do w/my unopened (i.e. boosted) copies of C+C Music Factory and Collective Soul!?!

    • http://stevok.tumblr.com StevOK

      I understand most of these, but Tripping Daisy? Some of their stuff is kind of rare and valuable. It used to be that one of their EPs went for $100+ on eBay. I was lucky to get their posthumous self-titled album for $35. Most of their discography was pretty rare (before recent reissues), aside from Bill (although there are rare versions), Get It On (live EP), and their biggest album I Am An Elastic Firecracker (although vinyl copies are “rare as hens’ teeth” as one collector put it). I’m guessing that’s the album that they get all the time. I should note that their album Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb is my favorite album of all time.

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