some LP’s that I picked up this weekend.

some LP’s that I picked up this weekend.

Wombleton Records, LA

Wombleton Records, LA

found these today!

found these today!

found some records and a turntable today!

found some records and a turntable today!

Stocking 45 bins for the New York Tower Records grand opening

Stocking 45 bins for the New York Tower Records grand opening

today’s mail

today’s mail

goo

goo

Get the rare tri-color die-hard edition! HURRY!!

ONLY ??? MADE! It’s signed & hand numbered in blood!

Okay maybe it’s not that bad yet, but lately there seems to be a lot more of these “limited editions”. I’ve seen short-pressings, exclusive multi color vinyl, hand screened covers, special editions, indie-only versions, and any other tactic that produces artificial scarcity. My question is, why does it need to be like this?

Yes, I love beautiful artwork, gatefold sleeves and inserts, I especially like that nice thick vinyl in cool colors. I enjoy reading the liner notes, using the download codes, but if I’m paying $20-$40 per LP don’t I already deserve ALL of this? Why take a select few and make fake rare editions? Is it just a cash grab? This happened in the 80’s and 90’s with comics and baseball cards, neither of which have recovered from since their bubble burst. It’s becoming tiresome to me. Is this irritating anyone else? Maybe I’m the only one, but I’d like to hear other opinions.?

found some gems today

found some gems today