What's a record that you know exists but you've never been able to find?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Crowley, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. Lucretius

    Lucretius Forum Resident

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    Cypress, TX
    Doug Sahm - Crazy Daisy/Can't Believe You Wanna Leave (Satin 100). The Warrior version is scarce, but the Satin version is absolutely impossible to find.


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  2. baptistbusman

    baptistbusman Forum Resident

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    Charley Pride “I’m Gonna Love Her on the Radio” on Cd. I can find no evidence of it’s existance, and have never seen it for sale on eBay. But I know for a fact I held it in my hands and stood at the register at Sam Goodys before I changed my mind and put it back and grabbed Randy Travis Heroes and Friends cd. It’s probably not that good of a cd, but since I was 14 it’s been a quest to find it.
     
  3. weavzy

    weavzy Needle Dropper

    Murray Wingnut and the Egg Beaters. They had a minor hit in the local charts with "My Pants are Itchy and Weird"

    Can not find it anywhere.
     
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  4. GodBlessTinyTim

    GodBlessTinyTim Forum Resident

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    Ontario, Canada
    Tiny Tim's debut single, released only as a DJ promo on Blue Cat (sister label to Red Bird) in 1966. I've never seen evidence of a copy having sold online. Fortunately both sides are available on CD.

    Tiny Tim - April Showers / Little Girl
     
  5. GodBlessTinyTim

    GodBlessTinyTim Forum Resident

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    Ontario, Canada
    Also, this album by a mysterious group called The Kentucky Raiders. A couple copies have been listed on eBay for big bucks.

    The Kentucky Raiders - The Old Highway

    Just one song from the record has been uploaded anywhere online, but it's good enough to make me and many others want to hear the rest of the album. Contrary to the "Folk Rockabilly" description, it's more akin to bluegrass.

     
  6. Arkay_East

    Arkay_East Forum Resident

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    I hope you find that record it sounds awesome
     
  7. seed_drill

    seed_drill Forum Resident

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    It does sound good. My Grado Mono cart quiets down the background nicely vs. playing it with a stereo cart.
     
  8. seed_drill

    seed_drill Forum Resident

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    Tryon, NC, USA
    That was Simon and Garfunkel's Bookends Mono. Scarce, but not "rare."

    I've never seen a copy of the Bent Wind on vinyl. Just have the CD with the alternate cover art. I'm not financially able to bid for high dollar items. The most I spent last year was $80.00 for an excellent condition copy of The Charlatans on Phillips, which was the first time I'd seen an original of that album in person.
     
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  9. sathvyre

    sathvyre formerly known as ABBAmaniac

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    ALKANA - Welcome To My Paradise (1978)
     
  10. lambfan68

    lambfan68 Forum Resident

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    Minnesota
    Here's a picture of it from a stock photo vendor.

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  11. SixOClockBoos

    SixOClockBoos The Man On The Flaming Pie

    Wow, there goes my wallet if I ever find someone selling that single for that price.
     
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  12. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    that's cool...: )
     
  13. Cronverc

    Cronverc Forum Resident

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    Brooklyn,NY
    Queen "Innuendo" '91.
    No, not crappy "Hollywood Records" 2009 reissue sourced most likely from CD, anyway it sounds this way. And not a recent 2 LP's reissue with a different track order (for some unknown reason).
    I mean an original LP from 1991 which was released in many European countries at the time. For some reason it's really rare.
     
  14. yamfox

    yamfox Forum Resident

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    USA
    Carl and the Passions with the Pet Sounds LP
    Have never seen a copy in real life. Store near me had a huge lot of original Beach Boys mono records come in the other day; Smiley Smile, Wild Honey, tatty original copy of Pet Sounds, but I'm still looking for this version. I should probably just buy the AP mono instead.
     
  15. Vinyl Socks

    Vinyl Socks Forum Resident

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    I can't find any info on a 45rpm record of that song.
     
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  16. tmoore

    tmoore Forum Resident

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    Interestingly, I've seen that one (Carl and the Passions, with Pet Sounds) several times along the way. But what I've never seen is a Pet Sounds from 1966 (stereo or mono).

    The one you're talking about is a gatefold. I imagine you could find it online somewhere as I don't think it's rare. Wasn't that how Carl and the Passions was originally packaged?
     
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  17. yamfox

    yamfox Forum Resident

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    A few places on the internet mention it was issued as a single backed with "Little Umbrellas" but the only picture or for-sale listing is for the sleeve on Popsike.. and it didn't even come with the record!
    popsike.com - Mothers of Invention,Bizarre 0889, "Peaches En Regalia",US,7" P/S only, reissue - auction details
    Definitely seems extremely rare.
    I actually find original Pet Sounds copies (usually duophonic but sometimes mono) fairly often, but they're never in good shape. And yes in the US I believe that's how CATP was issued initially, and you CAN easily find them online, but they've gotten quite expensive in NM shape as word has spread it's a very good sounding copy. Cheaper to order the Kevin Gray AP version from Acoustic Sounds
     
  18. tmoore

    tmoore Forum Resident

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    Olney, MD
    If you haven't moved, you are probably in the right part of the country. As I recall, you live not far from Princeton and maybe 50-60 miles from NYC.
     
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  19. Mylene

    Mylene Forum Resident

    Original Aussie rainbow Capitol label mono copies of Pet Sounds are really rare. I've seen two copies in the last 20 years. AND I've NEVER seen a stereo copy.
     
  20. Matt Starr

    Matt Starr Musician who happens to play drums

    I didn't comb the rest of this thread to see if this has already been mentioned, but the reported all analogue, from the master tapes, 2004 German issue of Soundgarden Superunknown is one that I would love to have in my collection someday - but I've never seen one for sale - online or in person. In fact, other than a few folks on this site, I don't even know anyone that has one that I could check out, if I wanted to hear it.

    I'm hoping to run across one in a store since I don't imagine most record store owners would recognize the difference between it and an original US copy.
     
  21. bibliotudinous

    bibliotudinous Music Freak

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    Sonoma County, CA
    I actually know where a copy is, finally spotting it "in the wild" after it had been on my LP want list for years. However, the seller wants $2000 for it... Edit: Evidently, it's on CD now for $17.
     
  22. inperson

    inperson Forum Resident

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    Ohio
    I'd love the find a Budgie s/t or Squawk in the wild, not online.
     
  23. inperson

    inperson Forum Resident

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    Ohio
    I got mine on ebay more than 10 years ago. Right when someone online started talking about this great RL cut LZ album. I found a guy selling one and asked him if it had RL on both sides. He said yep and I bought it. I think mine was $15 w shipping.
     
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  24. inperson

    inperson Forum Resident

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    Ohio
    That reminds me. I want a real Bone Machine pressing!
     
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  25. ibekeen

    ibekeen Forum Resident

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    California
    Davy Jones - "Girl" on Bell records (45 stock copy)

    I know I could pay a lot on Ebay but I want to find it in the wild.

    I'm his number two fan behind that Marcia chick.
     
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