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Music enjoyer not collector.

If I made an edit in error, message me. I don't keep up with the latest arguments over minutia in the message boards. I don't see @ mentions from the edit history.

If you want to confirm some detail on a record I have, message me. I am usually happy help to verify something on my copy.

Engineer IDs I have come across

AB = Al Brown
Az = Allen Zentz
BG = Bernie Grundman
CB = Chris Bellman
Cut By "The Inhabitant" ;-) = Adrian Morgan
DG = Dave Gardner
dP = Dave Polster
DAVE W. = Dave Williams @ Masterpiece
denny/WOODLAND = Denny Purcell
DCBQS / 𝓓𝓒𝓑Ф𝓢 = David Cheppa
DS = Duncan Stanbury
F.T. = Peter Norman @ Finyl Tweek
G Murder = George Lambert
GD / Grazz = Graeme Durham
GI = George Ingram
GP = George Piros
HW = Howie Weinberg
JA = Jack Adams
JASDAFACE = Jason Mitchell
JG = John Golden
JLM = Joe Lambert
JM / ℘𝓂 = John Matousek
JPOWELL = Jeff Powell
KD = Kent Duncan
KPG = Kevin Gray
Kr = Daniel Krieger
L.NIX = Larry Nix
Loop-o = Andreas Lubich
MATT = Matt Colton
mf = Michael Fanos
PA = Phil Austin
PCMTR = Mark Richardson @ Prairie Cat Mastering
Pauls @ Porky's = Paul Solomans
Porky = George Peckham
RG = Rob Grenell
RJ = Ray Janos
RL / Г L = Bob Ludwig
RKS = Ryan K Smith
RML = Rob LoVerde
sƒ = Sam Feldman
SR/2 = Stan Ricker
STU. = Stuart Hawkes
SAFF = Carl Saff
TK = Rob Grenell
TY = Tim Young
tone = Tony Bridge
· : W · = Adrian Barber
Wally = Wally Traugott
WG = Wes Garland
•Z• = Francis DeSouza
—..— / ⁀..⁀ = David Turner
❀ / ⁀⁀︵︵ = Brian Gardner

Recent Activity

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Zappa* / Mothers* - Roxy & Elsewhere
submitted Zappa* / Mothers* - Roxy & Elsewhere. 6 days ago
Alice Coltrane Featuring Pharoah Sanders And Joe Henderson - Ptah, The El Daoud
posted a review of Alice Coltrane Featuring Pharoah Sanders And Joe Henderson - Ptah, The El Daoud. 9 days ago
Yea whoever "re-imagined" this version needs to re-imagine a new career. What an eyesore.
The Doors - Waiting For The Sun
submitted The Doors - Waiting For The Sun. 18 days ago
King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson)
posted a review of King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson). 19 days ago
Thanks Leon! I purchased this 50th anniversary based on your recommendation and ranking found in another area. This blows my 1974 pressing out of the water. It isn't even close. The vinyl is gorgeous and extremely quiet but I think it could use a wet... See full review
Lords Of Acid - Voodoo-U
submitted Lords Of Acid - Voodoo-U. 21 days ago
Deadbolt - Zulu Death Mask
submitted Deadbolt - Zulu Death Mask. 22 days ago
Blue Note Tone Poet Series
posted a comment on Blue Note Tone Poet Series. 29 days ago
Sleevie Wonder - Loose Fit + Seal Up Outer Sleeves fit perfectly. The only Tone Poet that is a little tight is the Coltrane 2xLP. I have been very happy with this company. They are super fast to reply to questions and throw in a few samples of other... See full review
Pharoah Sanders - Karma
posted a review of Pharoah Sanders - Karma. about 1 month ago
Really? I have a very clean original. I might just pull the trigger based on your comment.
Jethro Tull - Stand Up
posted a review of Jethro Tull - Stand Up. about 1 month ago
I know you are looking at this thinking $65 is a lot but it is worth it. Even if you are not the biggest Jethro Tull fan this record might make you one. The record sounds glorious. Anyone not wowed by this must be the most jaded person on the face of... See full review
Jethro Tull - Stand Up
posted a review of Jethro Tull - Stand Up. about 1 month ago
Next time just add a note at checkout to ship the vinyl outside the jacket so you don't get splits.
Alice Coltrane Featuring Pharoah Sanders And Joe Henderson - Ptah, The El Daoud
posted a review of Alice Coltrane Featuring Pharoah Sanders And Joe Henderson - Ptah, The El Daoud. 2 months ago
LMAO. Perfect description. Hats off to Ryan K. Smith. Well done my man! Turd Man Records thanks for ugh not fucking it up too much. Mine had a huge ass paper scuff on Side 2. Hey Verve! New rule: It's not audiophile if it comes in a paper sleeve. Next... See full review
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz
submitted Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz. 3 months ago
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz
posted a review of Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz. 3 months ago
I would expect RKS + RTI to be better than the original but that is not exactly the case when compared to my OG Santa Maria pressing.

The Good: The remaster has a higher quality thick paper jacket and printed inner sleeve. Color balance on the new... See full review
Queens Of The Stone Age - Queens Of The Stone Age
posted a review of Queens Of The Stone Age - Queens Of The Stone Age. 3 months ago
"Lacking on low end" - Yea I have learned that is standard Chris Bellman. His mastering sounds decent but I have never been blown out of the water by anything he's done. It aint Kevin Gray (who cut all the Desert Sessons & QOTSA singles for Man's... See full review
The Stooges - Fun House
posted a review of The Stooges - Fun House. 3 months ago
It rocks! My copy was clean and quiet. No complaints for $24!
Calvin Keys - Shawn-Neeq
posted a review of Calvin Keys - Shawn-Neeq. 4 months ago
It is not a mistake. That is how all their releases are.
Devo - Freedom Of Choice
submitted Devo - Freedom Of Choice. 4 months ago
Acoustic Sounds
posted a review of Acoustic Sounds. 4 months ago
I have ordered a ton of records from these guys. They are my favorite seller. Great online ordering experience and the safest shipping I have ever seen. If you want your records shipped outside the jacket, they will do it. Just add a note under the... See full review
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
posted a comment on Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab. 5 months ago
DO NOT BUY FROM THEIR WEBSITE! I know there has been a lot of drama around the mastering chain but it goes beyond that. I will never give these people my money ever again.

I ordered a normally priced $40 record from them and under the “Special... See full review
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
posted a comment on Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab. 5 months ago
I had the exact same things happen to me. Rediculous!
Little Feat - Waiting For Columbus
submitted Little Feat - Waiting For Columbus. 5 months ago
Wakefield Manufacturing
posted a comment on Wakefield Manufacturing. 6 months ago
Does anyone know who the mastering engineer at Wakefield was that had the initials "BM"? Example on Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band With Buddy Guy - Hoodoo Man Blues
Damont
posted a comment on Damont. 7 months ago
I have several because Strut used them. They did a lot of African and Funk comps. The quality is top notch. If there was something you were thinking of getting that they pressed I would not hesitate.
Various - Africafunk (Return To The Original Sound Of 1970s Funky Africa)
submitted Various - Africafunk (Return To The Original Sound Of 1970s Funky Africa). 7 months ago
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
posted a comment on Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab. 7 months ago
I'd rather see Van Halen than YET ANOTHER run of played to death boomer AOR crap like the Alan Parsons, The Eagles, and Bob Dylan. Who in the hell that is not in a nursing home is buying any of this junk?
Lee 'Scratch' Perry* - Disco Devil Vol. 2 (6 More Classic Discomixes From The Black Ark Studio 1977-8)
submitted Lee 'Scratch' Perry* - Disco Devil Vol. 2 (6 More Classic Discomixes From The Black Ark Studio 1977-8). 8 months ago
Belzebong - Sonic Scapes & Weedy Grooves
posted a comment on Belzebong - Sonic Scapes & Weedy Grooves. 9 months ago
Back in print June 2022 on a legit label at a normal price !
Nimbus West Records
posted a comment on Nimbus West Records. 9 months ago
I like this label a lot. Not every one is a home run musically for me but lots of gems to be sure. More for fans of Black Jazz than Strata East. I think the Nate Morgan has been my favorite so far. "One Step Out" and "The Call" are also top titles to... See full review
Ohio Players - Mr. Mean
submitted Ohio Players - Mr. Mean. 12 months ago
ZZ Top - The ZZ Top Sixpack
posted a review of ZZ Top - The ZZ Top Sixpack. about 1 year ago
I have always read a lot complaining about this CD regarding the remixing of the drums so I did an A/B of an original 1976 Tejas. To me the drums barely exist on the original vinyl. The drums sound like hitting a pillow on a mattress. On the... See full review
The Ventures - Walk, Don't Run Vol. 2
submitted The Ventures - Walk, Don't Run Vol. 2. about 1 year ago
Romulan Records
posted a review of Romulan Records. about 1 year ago
Fun stuff but I would not pay big money for any of them. They were all done on the cheap. Every one of these I have plays no better than VG no matter how clean they look. However being that it is garage and surf I am much more forgiving about the... See full review
Roland Kirk - Volunteered Slavery
submitted Roland Kirk - Volunteered Slavery. about 1 year ago
Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin'
posted a comment on Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin'. about 1 year ago
Perfect pressing. Dead quiet. Mastering is great. It sounds better than the CD so I am happy as can be.
Ray Charles - Genius + Soul = Jazz
posted a comment on Ray Charles - Genius + Soul = Jazz. about 1 year ago
God damn does this record sound good! Yes there is a little distortion from Ray's keyboard but that has nothing to do with the production or pressing. The band is off the rails. It is very accessible to people who might buy the occasional jazz record.... See full review
Thee Headcoatees - We Got 7 Inches, But We Wanted Twelve!
submitted Thee Headcoatees - We Got 7 Inches, But We Wanted Twelve!. about 1 year ago
Dwarves - Lucky Tonight
submitted Dwarves - Lucky Tonight. about 1 year ago
Various - Club Africa (Hard African Funk, Afro-Jazz And Original Afro-Beat)
posted a review of Various - Club Africa (Hard African Funk, Afro-Jazz And Original Afro-Beat). about 1 year ago
This is an awesome compilation and good starting point for the genre. However don't feel too bad if you can only find this on CD. This 2xLP set comes in a thin slip jacket with generic white inner sleeves. Disappointingly the photography/artwork is... See full review
Joe Craven
posted a comment on Joe Craven. about 1 year ago
Joe Craven was also in a band called "Way Out West" with Tracy Walton and Bill Edwards. They put out a couple of CDs under that name. "Way Out West - Twisted Roots" is excellent.
Lee 'Scratch' Perry* - Disco Devil Vol. 1 (5 Classic Discomixes From The Black Ark Studio 1977-9)
posted a comment on Lee 'Scratch' Perry* - Disco Devil Vol. 1 (5 Classic Discomixes From The Black Ark Studio 1977-9). about 1 year ago
Love the selections. Love the artwork. However the vinyl sounds really noisy to me. I thought something was wrong with my needle at first until I swapped it out. Maybe my ears have been ruined by listening to all the Blue Note re-issues coming out... See full review
Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series
posted a comment on Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series. about 1 year ago
From what I understand this is not a "one and done" deal and the point of the Classic and Blue Note 80 series is to keep good quality records in print. There should be no need to pay nose bleed prices for any of these but you may need to be patient... See full review
Autechre - Basscad,EP (Basscadetmxs.123)
posted a comment on Autechre - Basscad,EP (Basscadetmxs.123). about 1 year ago
The audio quality sounds better than the CD in my opinion however the packaging was terrible. The jackets were rough cardboard on the inside with the glued seam in contact with the vinyl. No liners. The jackets were also loosely packed in the box with... See full review
Ministry - Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984)
submitted Ministry - Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984). about 1 year ago
The Clash - Combat Rock
submitted The Clash - Combat Rock. about 1 year ago
Bongripper - Satan Worshipping Doom
posted a comment on Bongripper - Satan Worshipping Doom. about 1 year ago
I posted the runout matrix etching of my 2015/180g version. Maybe that helps.
Hopefully someone with a 2013 will do the same.
Alice Coltrane Featuring Pharoah Sanders - Journey In Satchidananda
posted a comment on Alice Coltrane Featuring Pharoah Sanders - Journey In Satchidananda. about 1 year ago
No warp on mine. Maybe I got lucky. I second everything this Gyser says on audio quality. No disappointments.
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon
posted a comment on Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon. over 2 years ago
The kind of people who say this doesn't sound good are the same people with $20,000 turntables and think they can hear the difference between cork and felt slip mats. Whatever. I am listening to records in my living room with a mid range system not in... See full review
The Stooges - The Stooges
posted a review of The Stooges - The Stooges. over 2 years ago
I am listening to this right now and it is very quiet pressing. The mastering was done extremely well. This is one you want!
Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder
posted a comment on Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder. over 2 years ago
Tight packing helps prevent jacket splits in shipping from when the gorillas as the post office are playing frisbee with your records. Maybe some people live in a country like Japan where the mail carrier handles your packages like eggs but in America... See full review
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
submitted Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin. over 2 years ago