Some LPs I own

By Ackaraga Ackaraga
updated about 1 month ago

I've spent a lifetime on a quest for musical euphoria. Here are a few 33 1/3 long-playing artifacts that I have kept hold of...

  1. The Residents - Meet The Residents

    I've been fascinated by Homer, Jay, John and Hardy for many years, and it was inevitable that one day I would own this- an original 1974 pressing. I ended up with an absolutely minty fresh SEALED copy, just by chance. I can never open it, although I've wanted to, because its a piece of art. I need to get me an open copy...!

  2. David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World

    2 For Sale from $1,709.21

    I've always wanted this. This was my favourite Bowie album for years, and it still has a special place in my heart. One day, I had some money to spend and decided that it had to be mine. It was the most I ever spent on a single disc, but I haven't regretted it for a second, especially as it has since trebled in value.

  3. C.O.B. (2) - Moyshe McStiff And The Tartan Lancers Of The Sacred Heart

    1 For Sale from $849.00

    I didn't even have this legendary rarity on my wantlist because I never thought I could ever own such a wondrous object, but then I came across a VG+/NM copy, and the rest is history. Pretty much my favourite piece in the collection now.

  4. C.O.B. (2) - Spirit Of Love

    8 For Sale from $130.00

    And that makes originals of both C.O.B. albums! Another really special item that I often think about when I'm feeling dreamy. The music is hauntingly beautiful, and to actually be able to hold a copy whenever I want makes me feel very lucky.

  5. High Tide (2) - Sea Shanties

    12 For Sale from $223.68

    Nice original UK pressing. This is prized by me not only because it's brain-meltingly heavy, but also because it was given to me by a dear and dearly missed friend.

  6. Tomorrow (2) Featuring Keith West - Tomorrow

    1 For Sale from $380.00

    I got this on ebay last century, back when it was a glorious picking ground for treasures. I doubt there are any real deals to be had on there these days. But, once upon a time, one could get "lucky" and bag a monster item that somehow escaped anyone's notice. I bought this NM original UK copy for about 10% of it's value on one of those fortunate surfing trips.

  7. Can - Ege Bamyasi

    27 For Sale from $56.82

    (German UA w/ poster, in new condition) This is more prized than all my other Krautrock albums because it has the poster. This raises the awesomeness (and value) about 10 times.

  8. Módulo 1000 - Não Fale Com Paredes

    1 For Sale from $2,045.45

    (Top Tape, 1970. Tri-fold original with insert) I spent hours browsing in thrift shops and charity shops in my teens and twenties, when I should have been doing other things, like going to university and getting a job. I stopped doing all that when it seemed to have dried up. Looking back, I have probably only kept about 25 LPs and 45s that I dug up in all that hunting, but it was all worth it, because on one of those trips, I found this. The mother of all thrift-shop finds.

  9. Giles, Giles And Fripp - The Cheerful Insanity Of Giles, Giles And Fripp

    1 For Sale from $352.27

    (UK mono) This is the bomb, the jam, the sickest shit since Charlie Patton stopped making 78s. I've been fairly obsessed with this sensational platter since discovering back in the day, and have tirelessly preached the cause of this underdog, to mix a metaphor. Michael Giles' genius is fully on display. Hey, I love "Lark's Tongues in Apsic" too, so what do you think of that!?

  10. East Of Eden (2) - Mercator Projected

    (UK mono) This is just so gorgeous, I can't bring myself to talk about it.

  11. The Stooges - The Stooges

    1 For Sale from $1,052.62

    (UK original) Sometimes I pick up an album in my collection and just shake my head and think to myself "holy mother of god".

  12. 13th Floor Elevators - Easter Everywhere

    10 For Sale from $79.99

    You have also gotta have this.

  13. The Can* - Monster Movie

    5 For Sale from $85.53

    Another Can LP? OK, it's not "holy mackerel" like if I had the Music Factory version, but this is second best: a laminated 1st press on the burgundy label. It's so beautiful it makes me want to cry.

  14. Yes - Close To The Edge

    I'm delighted that this exists. A promo only mono album, 5 years after mono albums became unavailable to consumers in the US. The fact that it is such a hi-fi recording makes it more wonderful. And, actually, the sound on this thing is terrific.

  15. Agitation Free - معليش = Malesch

    11 For Sale from $227.27

    Like a lot of people, I was always drawn to the Vertigo label in its spiral period. The fact that this Euro-Prog rarity is on that label just makes it more delicious.

  16. Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra* - We Travel The Space Ways

    A heavenly object, and I consider myself truly fortunate to own it.

  17. Amon Düül II - Phallus Dei

    2 For Sale from $568.18

    This one I really treasure. This UK copy not only has the coolest cover of any edition of this LP, it's also the most sought after version- for good reason!

  18. Trees (3) - The Garden Of Jane Delawney

    8 For Sale from $197.36

    Great British electric folk with more acid bite than Fairport or Steeleye. Amazing!

  19. Trees (3) - On The Shore

    12 For Sale from $296.05

    That's both Trees UK originals in the bag. Huzzah!

  20. Big Star - 3rd

    1 For Sale from $150.00

    When I finally got a copy of this record, I felt a certain sense of completeness. It's one of the most inspiring records for me.

  21. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis Bold As Love

    1 For Sale from $4,000.00

    White. Label. Promo. Mono.

  22. Carpenters - Offering

    1 For Sale from $69.99

    A major treasure (still in shrink). I have some strange foreign pressing of this as well, but this US copy is the one. If this was gone, a massive void would exist in its place.

  23. Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes

    6 For Sale from $209.21

    Honestly, I've got no idea if this is from '68 or if they kept pressing it into the 70s. Either way, it's mindblowing shit and I'm glad I own it.