I first got interested in music at a young age. My parents listened to the radio a lot in the '80's, and I was exposed to Depeche Mode, Men Without Hats, Madonna, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, etc.

As I grew in to my teens, I discovered gothic and industrial music and clubs, and was hooked. At this point, I really got into collecting music from those genres. At one point, I started working at clubs and DJ'ing as an excuse to buy more music. That went on for about a decade in the late '90's to 2000's, working at clubs like Soil, Therapy, Warsaw, and many others.

I've since stopped DJ'ing, and my collection has grown to include much more than just goth & industrial, although those and all related genres are still my primary collecting focus.

I'm more than happy to provide information about anything in my collection, but please don't bother asking if I'll burn, rip, or otherwise make you a copy of anything. I only deal in originals.


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Matrix Info:
SRC in matrix = Specialty Records Corporation
ARC in matrix = CD pressed at Allied Record Company. If SRC is also included, glass master came from Specialty Records Corporation.
BOD in matrix = BOD Berlin Optical Disc

Pressing Plant Numbers:
16 = Sonic Recording Products/Goldisc
18 = Presswell
19 = Bestway Products, Moutainside, NJ
22 = Allied
24 = Monarch
25 = Columbia, Santa Maria, CA
26 = PRC, Compton, CA
30 = Plastic Products
49 = Specialty Records Corp., Olyphant, PA
53 = Keel Mfg. (prior to '79); Hauppauge Record Manufacturing, Ltd. ('79 and later)
54 = Shelley Products
56 = Columbia, Pitman, NJ
70 = RCA, Indianapolis, IN
72 = PRC, Richmond, IN
73 = Columbia, Terre Haute, IN
74 = Electrosound Group Midwest, Inc.
76 = Hub-Servall Record Mfg. Corp.

K-Tel plant numbers:
01 = Specialty Records Corporation
07 = United Superior Records
09 = MCA Pressing Plant, Gloversville
11 = Monarch Record Mfg. Co.
12 = PRC Recording Company, Richmond, IN
15 = MCA Pressing Plant, Pinckneyville
16 = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
17 = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
18 = Sonic Recording Products, Inc. (pre-1975) / Goldisc Recording Products, Inc. (post-1975)
19 = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
44 = RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis (their pressings used RCA Custom matrix numbers, i.e. F4RS- for 1976 or J4RS- for 1979)
70 = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA
74 = Electrosound Group Midwest, Inc.
80 = Trutone Mastering Labs
91 = Hub-Servall Record Mfg. Corp.
95 = Wakefield Manufacturing
Unknown: 02 (or 002), 29, 47, 55, 56, 61, 66 (probably H.V. Waddell Co., but needs to be confirmed), 69.

LABELS

Record company codes (the letters after "ST")

A = Atlantic Records
AS = Asylum
C = Atco
CAP = Capricorn
CO = Cotillion Records 45s
CTN = Cotillion Records LPs
FC = Famous Charisma
HT = Hilltak Records
IL = Island Records
MC = Manticore
RS = Rolling Stones Records
SS = Swan Song

Pressing Plant Codes for LPs:

AR = Allied Record Co., Inc., Los Angeles, CA
BW = Bestway Plastics, Mountainside NJ
CP = Columbia (Pitman, NJ)
CS or CSM = Columbia (Santa Maria, CA; very infrequently)
CT or CTH = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
JW = Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Jacksonville
LW = Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Los Angeles (Also has a * or star stamped in matrix)
LY = Shelley Products, Huntington Station, NY
MG or MGS = MGM Record Mfg. Division, Bloomfield, NJ
MO = Monarch Record Mfg. Co., Los Angeles, CA
PL = Plastic Products, Inc., Memphis, TN
PR = Presswell Records Mfg. Co., Ancora, NJ
RI = Philips Recording Co., Richmond, IN
SO = Sonic Recording Products, Holbrook, N
SP = Specialty Records Corp., Olyphant, PA
SR = Specialty Records Corp. (Cassettes)
WW = Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester

LP label example (Led Zeppelin I)
ST-A-681461-MO

ST = stereo
A = Atlantic Records label
68 = last two digits of the year Atlantic first received source (tape) and started working on mastering
1461 = tape master number (for side one in this example)
MO = Monarch Records pressing plant

Samplers shouldn't be in full MR's: http://www.discogs.com/help/forums/topic/272311#2961958
Discogs Wiki

Cylinder mould variations: the most important piece of information that follows "PAT'D" on these cylinders is the number of dots. They represent take #s. Most Blue Amberols were dubbed from Diamond Disc records and Edison required 3 takes of all selections. Frequently at least 2 or 3 different takes were released. One dot = take 1; two dots = take 2; three dots = take 3. The number that follows the dot(s) is the mould number, and can run into high numbers depending on the popularity of the release. I wouldn't create new releases based solely on mould numbers. This is akin to a runout variation. However, I would definitely create new releases for different takes of a release, and mention this in the release notes.
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