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Eberg's Record Shop Stop

Discussion in 'Album Reviews' started by eberg15101, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. eberg15101

    eberg15101 Senior Member

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    Jerry's Records and Attic Records:

    The two major music stores in the North Pittsburgh area. I just went to Jerry's my first time yesterday, but Attic, I have been frequenting for the past 2 years or so. Attic has just about every medium available from brand new CD's to ancient 78's to 8 tracks and cassettes; Jerry's is exclusively vinyl(and lots of it!).

    About every 2 weeks or so, I pick up 5-20 albums to add to my collection, most of them are vinyl, but the occasional CD shows up too. For every album I get, I'll put a little mini review, a rating, and any other comments I have for each album. Then, you all can do the same, or any other thoughts comments, and stories as well!


    Let's get started!

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  2. eberg15101

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    Re: Eberg's Record Store Stop

    The First batch,

    J. Geils Band: Freeze Frame
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    Side one is excellent, it has the two heavy hitters of the album, Freeze Frame and Centerfold. Also has Rage In the Cage, which is awesome. Side two has great unknown gems: Flamethrower, Angel In Blue, and Piss On the Wall. Also contains a fairly psychedelic song, River Blindness, not my thing, but the sounds are great and it doesn't ruin the flow of the record, so it's all good for me:grinthumb
    The album is energetic, jumpy, has great tunes, fun tunes, and it sounds great.
    Overall, 10/10, it's a solid, great, almost perfect album.

    Bob Seger: Beautiful Loser
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    Solid record all the way through! The title track, Beautiful Loser is excellent. Side one has the rocker, Katmandu, and it rocks hard and fast. Side two has my favorites of the album though. (In preferential order) Travelin' Man, Natbush City Limits, Sailing Nights, Momma, and Fine Memory. Night Moves is an extension of this record as far as I'm concerned, and that is a great thing:grinthumb
    Overall, 8/10, it will get plenty, and I mean plenty of play time from me, but there are other albums that I do like better.

    Little Feat: The Last Record Album
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    Another solid Little Feat album. The more I listen to them, the more I love them. The album cover on this one stands out for me, great cover for a great record. It isn't anything Little Feat hadn't done before, it's just an extention of their great work, although the bass singing on the first track, Romance Dance, is awesome. The only thing that I don't like about this album is that the songs aren't in order on the back of the cover. It's a bitch trying to read it as the record spins!:tongue::heheh:
    Overall, 8/10, great record, but I'd rather listen to Sailin' Shoes or something.

    Police: Ghost In the Machine
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    Not my favorite Police record, but for whatever reason, I'm having tons of trouble finding their records, so I'll take it when it comes:heheh:
    It's pretty solid, I've always Hated the first song, Spirits in the Material World. Every Little thing She Does is Magic definitely makes up for it, though. Rehunanize yourself is a great song too. The production is great.

    Overall, 6/10, I like it, but it only has a few songs that I really, really like.

    Amazing Rhythm Aces: Too Stuffed To Jump; Stacked Deck
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    Too Stuffed:
    Excellent record! The production is good, nothing special.. The musicianship and song writing are excellent. This band has the perfect blend of country and rock. Too Stuffed to Jump definitely pays homage to their country influences. If Skynyrd represents the American south, then the Amazing Rhythm Aces represent the heartland(and Tom Petty has the rest of the country), this is American music in the purest, most awesome sense.

    Overall, 9/10, great album, but they can do better.

    Stacked Deck:
    Even more excellent record!:heheh:
    The album is phenomenal; it has sparkling production and awesome songs. There isn't anything more to say, than this is a damn good record. It is absolutely solid all the way through both sides.

    Overall, 10/10, absolutely brilliant album:grinthumb

    Finally,
    The Cars: Shake It Up
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    Another great Cars' record. They were on a great streak from their first one through this one. It has plenty of solid songs, but there are a few I'd rather not listen to. I like this album a lot, and the production and music is great, as expected from the cars; Shake it up is no disappointment!

    Overall, 7/10, I like Candy-o and the first album better, but this is no slouch, on par with Panorama, IMO, which I like a lot. Solid, but nothing so, so, so overly impressive.

    Round two will be up after my next trip:grinthumb
     
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    A couple Pictures of each of the stores:grinthumb
    Jerry's:
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    Attic:

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    Drool!!!
     
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    :heheh:

    Me too!
     
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    You could say that again. :heheh:


    I'm liking this thread so far. I'll be looking forward to following it more, Eberg. :grinthumb
     
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    Nololob Long Live Wock 'n' Woll

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    How much vinyl costs there? Damn, this shop is huge, I wish I had at least £5000 and buy hundreds of them. :/
     
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    aeroplane In Urgent Need of Advice

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    Ha, I chose J. Geils Band Piss on the Wall as the default song in my profile about 2-3 weeks ago. I've loved that one for a long time.
     
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    Regarding the question about price:
    the highest I've paid is 5 dollars.. It's based on condition, but if the cover is a little beat and the record is fine, it will still be cheaper.. both pretty much just charge 2, 3, 4 or 5$ based on condition, but they do have 180 grams or still sealed for a lot more, obviously.. When the same CD is 7 or 8 bucks used, I'll take buying it for 3, when some of them sound better, and they are more fun to listen to:grinthumb

    I think I may have commented about that on your profile:heheh:
    I didn't even put two and two together until you said that:tup:
     
  10. Groovy Man

    Groovy Man I'm Not Like Everybody Else

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    Reminds me of my vinyl junkie years during and after High School. I used to hit the ol' used record stores and come out with a big ol' stack of records.

    Anyway, looking forward to your purchases and album reviews, eberg.

    I'll certainly be dropping by ''Eberg's Record Shop Stop'' again, for sure.

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