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"I'm bored... I'm the chairman of the bored!" (just citing the "Godfather of Punk" here)

[If you have a question concerning any of my submissions you’re welcome to drop me a line, but you might wait some time for an answer as I have lost interest in sharing knowledge here (in form of submitting and editing releases) and so am not regularly checking my inbox anymore. The main reason for this are these weird annoying price statistics! It’s changing the market drastically. A lot of prices have been adulterated through bootlegs being sold and documented as original pressings. It’s helping lazy sellers, copycats and other vermin exploiting insider knowledge the easy way.]

This has to be my 4th account or something, the first one being barryblunt from the year 2004, the good old days with moderator, no weird price statistics and stuff yet. On this moniker and a few others I have been adding a lot of the classic Hip Hop releases here for the first time which has been much work, so I'm kinda glad I was obviously backing the right horse. I had already been buying and selling records at eBay in its very early days like from the very beginning on over here in Germany in 1999 by the name barryblunt. Later I also went by the name CHAIRMANoftheBORED, an account that I have closed accidentally.

My Steckenpferd is US Hip Hop and Hardcore Punk music, but I'm versatile: I love a lot of other stuff like Honky Tonk and Bakersfield Country, classic Rockabilly, Surf and Garage singles, (pre-progressive) Psychedelic Rock, 60s & 70s Soul, some Boogie and P-Funk (no Disco), Hip Hop Breaks and early 70s Soundtracks with fast hot pursuit Funk tracks, Thrash and sometimes even some electronic stuff. Music with English, German or no lyrics is what I can understand and prefer to listen to.

I collect vinyl only! No tapes or other hipster ish. Usually the genuine 1st retail pressing is what I'm after. I like the idea to own the exact same version of a record that the artist might have received from his label at the day of its release, so to say. It became some kind of obsession in the late 90s when labels tried to replace vinyl with CDs through small amounts of vinyl pressings. Speaking of US American Hip Hop records illegal and mostly expensive low-grade counterfeit pressings were flooding the market, so it became more and more important learning some skills to be able to identify bootleg pressings. Through the internet collectors were gradually able to read the most common runout inscriptions for example. The original Spinemagazine which evolved into the DWG (Diggers with Gratitude) and other communities were a great help back then.

So don't ever dare trying to trick me with any of your $%§&'#* bootlegs!!!

Links I use a lot:
Discogs credits list
Discogs submmission guidelines
North American telephone codes
Rights societies
Rights society ASCAP
Rights society BMI
Rights society GEMA
Runout groove etchings/stampers identification
Strikethrough Text Generator

Discographies:
45cat: Singles
78discography: 78 RPM Shellack (und Vinyl) Diskographie
Anoraks Corner: Presswerk Infos
Both Sides Now Publications: Label discography
The Breaks p.k.a. Sample FAQ: Hip Hop (Samples)
Collectable Records: Label scans
Collector Scum: Punk
Cover Info: Cover versions
̶D̶̶e̶̶a̶̶d̶̶ ̶̶F̶̶o̶̶r̶̶m̶̶a̶̶t̶̶:̶̶ ̶̶H̶̶a̶̶r̶̶d̶̶c̶̶o̶̶r̶̶e̶ (It's dead)
̶F̶̶l̶̶e̶̶x̶̶!̶̶ ̶̶D̶̶i̶̶s̶̶c̶̶o̶̶g̶̶r̶̶a̶̶p̶̶h̶̶y̶̶:̶̶ ̶̶P̶̶u̶̶n̶̶k̶̶/̶̶H̶̶a̶̶r̶̶d̶̶c̶̶o̶̶r̶̶e̶ (The discography has been removed)
̶K̶̶i̶̶l̶̶l̶̶ ̶̶F̶̶r̶̶o̶̶m̶̶ ̶̶T̶̶h̶̶e̶̶ ̶̶H̶̶e̶̶a̶̶r̶̶t̶̶:̶̶ ̶̶H̶̶a̶̶r̶̶d̶̶c̶̶o̶̶r̶̶e̶
Metal-Archives: Metal
Punky Gibbon: Punk
Record collectors of the world unite: Punk/Harcore
Rockin‘ Country Style: Rockabilly
Rocky-52: Country/Rockabilly
Second Hand Songs: Cover versions
Soulful Kinda Music: Funk/Soul
Soundtrack Collector: Soundtracks
Stax Records: Soul
Ugly Things: 60s Garage
Wangdangdula: Rock 'n‘ Roll

Recent Activity

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The Offspring - The Offspring
added The Offspring - The Offspring to their collection. about 4 hours ago
The 4 Skins* - The Good, The Bad & The 4 Skins
added The 4 Skins* - The Good, The Bad & The 4 Skins to their collection. about 4 hours ago
Hass...* - ...Allein Genügt Nicht Mehr
added Hass...* - ...Allein Genügt Nicht Mehr to their collection. 8 days ago
Blitz (3) - Voice Of A Generation
added Blitz (3) - Voice Of A Generation to their collection. 8 days ago
Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss
added Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss to their collection. 19 days ago
Iceburn* - Burn • Fall
added Iceburn* - Burn • Fall to their collection. 19 days ago
The Freeze - One False Move
added The Freeze - One False Move to their collection. 24 days ago
Madball - Ball Of Destruction
added Madball - Ball Of Destruction to their collection. 25 days ago
Judge - Bringin' It Down
added Judge - Bringin' It Down to their collection. 25 days ago
Conservative Military Image - Casual Violence
added Conservative Military Image - Casual Violence to their collection. 29 days ago
Conservative Military Image - One Year Of Dumb Skinhead Shit
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David Ruffin - David Ruffin
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NoRMAhl - Ein Volk Steht Hinter Uns
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Various - Keine Experimente! Vol. II
added Various - Keine Experimente! Vol. II to their collection. about 1 month ago
Obituary - The End Complete
added Obituary - The End Complete to their collection. about 1 month ago
Destruction - Release From Agony
added Destruction - Release From Agony to their collection. about 1 month ago
Kreator - Coma Of Souls
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Kreator - Extreme Aggression
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Collaps (3) - Executor
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Canal Terror - Zu Spät
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Mott The Hoople - The Hoople
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Sepultura - Schizophrenia
added Sepultura - Schizophrenia to their collection. about 1 month ago
SS Decontrol* - The Kids Will Have Their Say
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Die Ruhrpott-Kanaken* - Die Kids Vom Spilla
added Die Ruhrpott-Kanaken* - Die Kids Vom Spilla to their collection. about 1 month ago
Beck's Pistols - Lockruf Der Wildnis
added Beck's Pistols - Lockruf Der Wildnis to their collection. about 1 month ago
Die Lokalmatadore / Beck's Pistols - Keine Ostler / Trabi-Reiner
added Die Lokalmatadore / Beck's Pistols - Keine Ostler / Trabi-Reiner to their collection. about 1 month ago
Bush Babees* - Gravity
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OldWorlDisorder*, Skam2? And Shadowman - Shyhalüde / 3hree6ix5ive
added OldWorlDisorder*, Skam2? And Shadowman - Shyhalüde / 3hree6ix5ive to their collection. about 1 month ago
Canibus - Second Round K.O.
added Canibus - Second Round K.O. to their collection. about 1 month ago
Eminem - Just Don't Give A F***
added Eminem - Just Don't Give A F*** to their collection. about 1 month ago
Venom (8) - The Singles 80-86
added Venom (8) - The Singles 80-86 to their collection. about 1 month ago
Die Lokalmatadore - Los Kumpel Laß Knacken
added Die Lokalmatadore - Los Kumpel Laß Knacken to their collection. about 1 month ago
Jimmy Pursey - Imagination Camouflage
added Jimmy Pursey - Imagination Camouflage to their collection. 2 months ago
The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
added The Cure - Boys Don't Cry to their collection. 2 months ago
S.O.D.: Stormtroopers Of Death* - Speak English Or Die
added S.O.D.: Stormtroopers Of Death* - Speak English Or Die to their collection. 2 months ago
Sodom - Ausgebombt
added Sodom - Ausgebombt to their collection. 2 months ago
Tricky - Tricky Presents Grassroots
added Tricky - Tricky Presents Grassroots to their collection. 3 months ago
The Clash - Cut The Crap
added The Clash - Cut The Crap to their collection. 3 months ago
Jimmy Eat World - Clarity
added Jimmy Eat World - Clarity to their collection. 3 months ago
Jimmy Eat World - Clarity
added Jimmy Eat World - Clarity to their collection. 3 months ago
Zulu (39) - A New Tomorrow
added Zulu (39) - A New Tomorrow to their collection. 3 months ago
Running Wild - Running Wild
submitted Running Wild - Running Wild. 3 months ago
Running Wild - Running Wild
added Running Wild - Running Wild to their collection. 3 months ago
Indeep - Last Night A D.J. Saved My Life
added Indeep - Last Night A D.J. Saved My Life to their collection. 3 months ago
New Order - Confusion
added New Order - Confusion to their collection. 4 months ago
Nein Nein Nein / Kaput Krauts - Bombing Your Kleinstadt
added Nein Nein Nein / Kaput Krauts - Bombing Your Kleinstadt to their collection. 4 months ago
Kiss - Hotter Than Hell
added Kiss - Hotter Than Hell to their collection. 4 months ago
Kiss - Hotter Than Hell
added Kiss - Hotter Than Hell to their collection. 4 months ago
Kiss - Hotter Than Hell
added Kiss - Hotter Than Hell to their collection. 4 months ago
Main Source - What You Need / Merrick Blvd.
added Main Source - What You Need / Merrick Blvd. to their collection. 4 months ago