playing singles vs. playing albums

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playing singles vs. playing albums

Postby David » Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:29 pm

the threat about rod taylor gave me an idea.

seems that lots of you guys like singles, I LIKE SINGLES too, because of the version, of course,

but on the other hand: I DONT LIKE TO PLAY SINGLES

I mean, have to remove them all the time and put on the next one......I can only do that when I drink beer at the same time.....I mean, either I lie on the sofa listening to music, or I stand in front of the turntable and turn the tables...and in the meantime I have a sip of beer .....thing is, I drink too much beer lately,

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Postby BMC » Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:30 pm

Dancing, drinking and looking for the next single.

Some will add smoking to that I'd guess. but not me.
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Postby lance973 » Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:39 pm

The fact is that, with an album always missing a tune or version and on the other hand with singles you just have the tune that you need, no filler..
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Postby Anonymous » Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:58 pm

There's no time to do anything in between putting on singles chez Murphoise, frankly I'm so quick with my one deck technique (vintage Jamdown style) that you'd be lucky to get a rizla in the space between my selections ....


Postby DrSuperlove » Fri Jan 28, 2005 1:28 pm

grab my cd's and play what selection i want in winamp, nuh fiddling with anything between songs or albums! currently running a 5 hour long lee perry playlist

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Postby Ras Berry » Fri Jan 28, 2005 2:15 pm

I'm usually asleep halfway thru a CD

zzzzzzz..... :wink:
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Postby His_Imperial_Measurements » Fri Jan 28, 2005 2:28 pm

I currenrtly have 11,644 tunes installed on my iPod which I usally play in 'shuffle' mode at work during the day. It makes for an interesting playlist, a bit like those 100% 200% 300%... compilations from SoulJazz, although in this case 11,644%

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Postby dubstar » Fri Jan 28, 2005 7:31 pm


watch the record spin
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Postby so nice » Fri Jan 28, 2005 7:35 pm

singles are made to play music

LPs and CDs are made to sell music

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Postby benja » Fri Jan 28, 2005 7:40 pm

yep, I'm currently at 35,000% so I just put it on shuffle and don't bother with doing anything in between.
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Postby dubstar » Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:05 pm

actually, singles were / are made to sell music, specifically what the top tunes of the day are...
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Postby so nice » Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:33 pm

nah, no way.. the reggae/record-perv market is an aberration. singles are not where the industry is these days.

sure they're still used to promote but as part of a planned market strategy for a full-length release, but that's a small small portion of the retail music world. go into any tower records or large seller and take a look at what portion of square footage is taken up by singles vs full-length releases. or go to someone's house who is not a DJ or hardcore reggae/hip-hop/addict and check their collection -- will there be more singles or full-length?

45s are the least cost-effective way to distribute music, but play the best.

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Postby JV » Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:34 pm

I have set up a second turntable near my computer table that I can spin 7"s and other purchases of suspectable quality without having to reach my equipment rack. The high end turntable is for spinning strictly LP's and for serious listening enjoyment.
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Postby Grumpy » Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:41 pm

When I used to play singles, you put a pile of ten on this pole thing sticking up from the middle of the turntable and one at a time would drop and play. Doesn't that kind of thing exist anymore?
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Postby jb welda » Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:43 pm

you guys sure got a lot of spare time, i cant find time to play 7"s except maybe 2 or 3 times a year. got too much else going on most of the time.

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