Originally posted by hoserama:So folks are buying vinyl recordings of bootlegs that are freely downloadable and recorded digitally?
Collectors just make no sense to me sometimes.
Originally posted by Fly40:[image]
I’m not on your list
I stopped buying bootlegs when music “became “ digital.bootlegs had importance in the 80s and some years in the 90s ( if I remember well - in the 90s in London I used to buy a lot of Sugarcubes bootlegs on tape) then it all changed
This one I’m showing is ( I think) one of the most famous U2 bootlegs and essential ( imo )
Originally posted by ELIZIUM:[..]
I recall you accusing me of feeding the black market (it's in the history of these pages somewhere) and here you are saying that you bought such things yourself. Pot calling the kettle black eh?
In the 11 years of being on this site I have never promoted the purchase of bootlegs. I have never bought bootleg vinyl and never would or will, I have always traded for it. And I have plenty of it too, but never parted with my money to line the pockets of the black market. Not guilty judge! Others can feed the black market, but not I.
It is clearly here for all to see how I feel about people bootleg vinyl LPs. I most certainly do not advocate it. I am well aware of the inferiority of quality and know exactly how they are pressed and onto what having seen many being made.
So as someone who has seriously collected U2 since the release of A Day Without Me way back in 1980, I may be in a minority by not advocating the purchase of bootleg vinyl.
Hoserama is right and makes complete sense in the statement about quality and collecting. The myth of vinyl being the pinnacle of audio is rubbish. I collect vinyl because it is where I started out from. Simple as that. As most of you know, my record collection is absolutely massive and I do enjoy playing my vinyl too, they are not there as ornaments like some collectors see theirs. It makes no sense to buy a vinyl record and not play it. Those who just buy it as format to look at really do miss the point of what it actually contains.
As for quality, well there is nothing better than downloading a recording that has been freely given for us all to enjoy. I have done this in the past and it is a good thing to share what we have. The shame of it all is the bootleggers who rake in the cash for product that is inferior on the back of what some of us have given the U2 community over the years.
This is why I occasionally advocate to people not to buy them as all you're getting is rubbish wrapped up in dressing that is the lure.
Originally posted by Fly40:[..]
I know what you mean but maybe I didn’t explain the right way what i think about unofficial stuff
I can remember talking about this on this site and I will surely try to check where and when we talked about it
Then I will be back with the right explanation
Originally posted by ELIZIUM:[image]
To those of you who are buying bootleg vinyl please don't buy this at the extrtionate prices I have been told about from dealers I trade with.