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Anybody here a member of a record club?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by _MementoMori_, Apr 20, 2021.

  1. _MementoMori_

    _MementoMori_ Tele-Afflicted

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    I had Vinyl Me Please for a few years but got fed up with them hardly ever releasing anything I like. I cancelled this year and joined Black Box Record Club instead. I just got my first shipment from them and so far so good. They sent me The Black Keys - Rubber Factory, and Jimi Hendrix -Axis: Bold As Love.

    When you join Black Box, you give them your Spotify ID and your Discogs username, and they use that information to send you music that you will almost definitely like. They also use your Discogs to make sure they don't send you something that's already in your record collection. It's a cool idea and they definitely nailed it with their first shipment to me.
     
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    I think I still owe Columbia house money from 1986.
     
  3. _MementoMori_

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    Haha... did anyone NOT have a Columbia House membership?
     
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    12 albums for a penny!
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  5. _MementoMori_

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    Madonna, Foreigner, WHAM, Deep Purple, Springsteen, Bryan Adams... and that's all I got. What's the "Gold Box Bonus?" I'm picturing the glowing briefcase from Pulp Fiction.
     
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    I may be one of the few that never joined a record club growing up. I could never find 12 records I wanted to get for free, and I did not want to hassle with replying each month.
     
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    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    ...and I'm 57, so I am the age where record clubs were popular growing up.
     
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    Killing Floor Friend of Leo's

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    Columbia House FTW!!!

    Not a club. But I hit up TTL once a month or more.
     
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    Funny story kinda related to the Columbia House record club. I was raised by my grandparents who were very religious and believed that rock music was "the music of the devil." While I was under their roof, I was not allowed to own any rock or metal music, shirts, or anything else like that.

    Of course, I was a defiant teenage metalhead. So I joined Columbia House and started covertly building a heavy metal cassette tape collection. One day, my grandpa found my stash and pulled them out of my room in a rage to begin breaking them in front of me. I was pleading with him to stop and telling him, "It's not devil music!"

    So he stopped for a minute to inspect the tape currently in his hand. It was White Zombie - La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Volume One. That kinda killed my argument and I sat there deflated as he broke the rest of my tapes.
     
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    Seems like a way to acquire music I don't want. I mean, the lottery might be more fun.
     
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    The last time I was I got 12 cassettes for a penny, and I got to choose them myself.
    How do these people picking records for me know what I already have?
     
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    I’m a member of an exclusive savings club. Costco. Ever heard of it? Jealous?
     
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    Boreas Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    What is a record?
     
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    I used to trust Elderly Records "Hot Platter" suggestions. Got turned on to Sue Foley and Varttina that way. Also woulda worked for Ranch Romance except that I had just heard them on Prairie Home Companion and had fallen in love immediately anyway.

    This is all decades ago, of course. Yeah, was in Columbia House too, we used it mostly for classical music.
     
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    tfarny Friend of Leo's

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    So you pay them to send you whatever they choose, even though you have spotify and can listen to (and then buy) anything you like?

    Why is this NOT seeming like a great deal on the order of "choose 12 albums for a penny"?
     
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