What Records Would You Grab During A Fire?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Marc Perman, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. Marc Perman

    Marc Perman Forum Resident Thread Starter

    West of the Hudson
    This is a worst-case scenario variation of the usual "what are your favorites" kind of thread, but as the fires burn here in LA I've actually started thinking about the LPs I'd grab once the family, dog, and passports are secure. If there was time to prepare I'd probably fill a couple of crates with 100 albums or so, nothing I could easily replace. I'm thinking about the HorZu Sgt. Pepper and MMT, UK Joy Division, UK/German Pink Floyds, original Cure, Siouxsie and Smiths, that kind of stuff. I hope it never comes to that!:eek:
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  2. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

    NYC Man
    None. I'd grab the hard drives. My music collection is on there (plus all of my own music, other work I do, a bunch of other stuff I can't replace, etc.). I still have some CDs and vinyl, but everything is on the hard drives, too. I wouldn't even need to do that so much, because I have a backup I keep in a safe-deposit box, and I swap it with a backup at home once per week, but just to be safe, I'd try to grab the hard drives.
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  3. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident



    Just to put the fire out, of course...
  4. xfilian

    xfilian Forum Resident

    Essex, UK
    Roger Waters - Amused to Death. The original analogue cut.
  5. scribbs

    scribbs Resident Mockery

    My autographed copy of Business as Usual.
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  6. Pizza

    Pizza With extra pepperoni

    None. I'd grab my pets and bolt.
  7. maxwell2323

    maxwell2323 Forum Resident

    Dark Side of the Moon
    The Joshua Tree
    a beer
    my dog
    the kid
    my wife
    the remote
    mother-in law

    (okay maybe not necessarily in that order)
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  8. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Definitely the one I was playing at the time, because, if I was midway through it, that might come back to me as an insistent earworm, mentally connected to the tragedy. Then I couldn't replace the disc until after the inevitable drawn-out lawsuit, and who needs that kind of distraction when you're up against an insurance company legal team!

    I mean a house fire is bad enough...but an earworm! :yikes:

    And what if it's in the middle of my routine inventory list, and I'm right in the middle my Ray Stevens comp...or, Chuck Berry's "My Ding-A-Ling"! :yikes: :yikes:

    (Nice to see I have my priorities in order, yes?)
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  9. pokemaniacjunk

    pokemaniacjunk Forum Resident

    south paris maine
    Ringo Starr - Stop and Smell the Roses
    probably because its on top of the stack but also because its a little hard to find the songs
  10. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    I've spent a ton of time doing transfers of all my vinyl, I would go for the HD's as well.
    Of course this is when everyone including pets are safe.
  11. bherbert

    bherbert Forum Resident

    South Africa
    My external hard drive. All my music is stored in Apple Lossless format. So I could just create a new iTunes library again :)
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  12. JRad

    JRad New Member

    Madonna's The Immaculate Collection and Stevie Wonder's At the Close of a Century four-disc set come right to mind. The rest, it depends how much two hands could hold.
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  13. GroovyGuy

    GroovyGuy Forum Resident

    Halifax, NS Canada
    Wow - you're MUCH better than me - I'd toss my mother-in-law toward the fire to buy myself some extra time even if I knew it couldn't (couldn't pass up the opportunity) lol.

    I'd grab:

    - the cat and maybe the kids if we could find them under the pile of crap in their rooms
    - our "go bag" (critical documents, back drives of my digital media and images of our computers, cash)
    - All of my pressings of "The Doors - The Doors"
    - All of my pressings of "Led Zeppelin II and IV"
    - My collection of 70's and 80's Canadian rock albums (already segregated so it would be a quick grab)
    - My NAD 3150 (I'm lovin' that amp more by the day lol)

    If I had time I'd go back in and grab the wifie's opera albums and toss them into the fire one by one. Apologies to the opera fans here, I do respect you and your music choice, I simply can't get into opera and - again - couldn't pass up the opportunity lol ;)
  14. Fullbug

    Fullbug Forum Resident

    Why? Cargo is their strongest record.
  15. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

    Uppsala Sweden
    My Promo Angels Egg copy for sure.
    By the way, if anyone has any idea as to what it might be worth please let me know.
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  16. mbrownp1

    mbrownp1 Forum Resident

    I would grab my laptop which has a major part of my collection on it. Also, I already have my Stones, Kinks and Beach Boys collections in boxes that would be easy to grab (and the first things I would grab).
  17. MILKEY

    MILKEY Forum Resident

    Beatles Japan Red Vinyl Monos
    Beatles MFSL
  18. DaveinMA

    DaveinMA Forum Resident

    You must be really fond of your bolt.
  19. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

    Uppsala Sweden
    Another option is to just stay. Might as well go down with your vinyl. Just put this on for a list spin.
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  20. KDubATX

    KDubATX Forum Resident

    Depends on what kind of fire we are talking about, but If I have time to grab only 1 music related possession it is the primary HD.
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  21. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    If the situation was so dire I only had time to grab a few albums, then I'd deduce that it was crazy to grab any, and get out quickly.
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  22. scribbs

    scribbs Resident Mockery

    Because that record is where my music adventure started. It's the only LP I still own.
  23. steveharris

    steveharris Forum Resident

    AC/DC-Live from The Atlantic Studios
    Metallica-Kill Em All-Megaforce
    U2-Red Rocks-Radio Show 2 LP
    Beatles-UK `78 White Album

    A second run back into the inferno I`d grab:
    Abbey Road-UK
    Black Sabbath-Paranoid UK Vertigo
    REM-Seattle`84 Radio Show
    Diamond Head-Lightning To The Nations
    Led Zeppelin-The Song remains The Same`76

    This is all half jokingly-I`d probably be blocks away in minutes!
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017
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  24. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident

    New Orleans
    That's on my muy importante shelf as well. :)
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  25. seed_drill

    seed_drill Forum Resident

    Tryon, NC, USA
    None. They're in my basement, and I ain't going down there in the event of a fire. If I could grab anything it would be my late mother's and grandmother's paintings. They already lost my grandmother's largest work when The Meadows of Dan Baptist Church burned several years ago.
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