What’s It Worth To You?
Ah the internet. What a magical place it can be. Over the years it’s opened up a whole new world not available to us before. It’s allowed us to find new and interesting music from every corner of the world. It’s also opened up the ability to find and purchase music well out of our market as long as the person selling was willing to send it out. Recently there was an article on The Obelisk about JJ’s purchase of Colour Haze’s Chopping Machine. He paid a pretty penny for it. Just a while ago, an auction on Ebay for Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats Blood Lust on Lp for $1,078.75. A copy of The Desert Sessions Vol 1 10″ vinyl closed for $223.50 minutes later. It got me wondering about my own collecting habits and what I’ve paid for music. I know in the past I’ve bought a sealed copy of Dozer’s In the Tail of a Comet from Man’s Ruin for $35. Before Godsmack made it big they recorded an album called All Wound Up. That album would later get remastered and become their self titled major label debut. I paid $60 for that back in the day. I’ve also paid a bit for Japanese imports for in some cases, 1 extra song. There is a line I won’t cross though. If it’s to much, I won’t pay it. Madre de Dios by Dozer I’ve seen for well over $100 used on CD. 7zuma7’s Deep Inside is currently just short of $200 used on Amazon. As much as I’d love to own those albums, I doubt I’ll dish out that type of money. Who knows though. So, Have you ever paid a ton for an album? Is there one holy grail you’re reaching out for that you’d be willing to pay a little extra to own? Tell me about them in the comments below.