This week we're talking about music collections, specifically how collections get started. I'm interested in learning about what got you hooked on music and what drives you to continue building your collection. Feel free to comment along the way about your addiction with music and album collecting.
The past two days, I’ve been discussing how I started my music collection. Kiss’ Destroyer was the first record I ever purchased and Stay Hungry and Knee Deep In The Hoopla got me jump started into permanent collecting.
Through the years, records and tapes were collected, and eventually moved aside for CDs. I still have records and tapes, but I’ve slowly converted everything to disc, for convenience if no other reason.
I still feel that excited rush when discovering a new band that’s really good, especially if I’m the first one to hear about them. I still anticipate a new release from my favorite group like a kid on Christmas Eve, but now my favorite groups have grown and my expectations are higher. And when they release that new disc, I snatch it up, songs unheard.
The most recent purchase I've made is Papa Roach’s Metamorphosis. It was an album that I was looking forward to for a while, and I’ve been spending some quality time with the disc.
For more than 20 years I’ve been at work on my collection. I think it’s a genetic thing. My Dad owned thousands of records (I wish I would have counted his collection before he passed away), and now I own thousands myself. And through the power of the internet and blogs, I’ve discovered that I am not the only music obsessed geek. I read every word of every linear note just like a lot of other people out there and that makes me smile. Here’s to our collections.
What about you? When did you start collecting? How did you get serious about it?
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