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Don’t bother turning it over or half good records

Discussion in 'music' started by Woodface, Aug 6, 2022.

  1. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Just listened to David Bowie - ‘Hunky Dory’, obviously it must pre-date sequencing as the 2nd side falls off a cliff.

    Any other suggestions?

    Lloyd Cold - ‘Don’t get weird on me babe’ is another & has a truly terrible title.
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  2. klfrs

    klfrs chill out

    The quality of the music, or the sound quality of the disc?
  3. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Actually both in the case of Bowie. Pressing quality far worse on 2nd side.
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  4. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    Kate Bush , Hounds of Love, I rarely listen to side A
  5. MarkL56

    MarkL56 pfm Member

    Steve McQueen:prefab Sprout: Side 2
  6. JohnyT

    JohnyT Member

    I think a lot of people myself included only listen to the one side of Tubular Bells & In A Gadda Da Vida. Probably a bunch more one track takes a whole side situations out there.
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  7. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    Love: Da Capo. Side 2 is basically a tedious jam session. See also: Rolling Stones: Aftermath.

    By contrast Hunk Dory is fab except for ‘Kooks’ (can’t remember if that’s on side A or B).
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  8. flapland

    flapland pfm Member

    Just done this with Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother. Don't play it often but don't mind side one. However side two is awful.
  9. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Van Morrison Moondance - side 2 is pants.
  10. eevo1969

    eevo1969 pfm Member

    Two thirds of my collection are 12” singles or EPs, often with only one track of interest often accompanied with crap remixes or poorly executed variations of a style to fill the release but you tend to know that going in tbh, a quick look at the credits often confirms what you suspect, the list would be long.
    I listen to a whole LP or album though as it seems to me to be a automatic reaction similar to watching a film that has a promising beginning but quickly goes pear shaped, I need to see it through.
  11. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    I came from CD first with no concept of a bad side, I just used to listen from start to finish so I carried that on with vinyl. I must have a high tolerance for weaker tracks because I never feel the need to get up and take it off or only play side a/b.

    I'm very much a full album or don't bother kind of person, to the point where I probably don't know the name of 90% of the album tracks in my collection as I just listen right through. I know the lyrics though!
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  12. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    Possibly sacrilege but I rarely listen to side 2 of Marquee Moon by Television. After the title track there doesn’t seem to be much point.
  13. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    With vinyl there is a tendency to play the side with a favorite track and perhaps not the other...
  14. mikechadwick

    mikechadwick pfm Member

    +1 for Love - Da Capo
  15. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    I rarely listen to Marquee Moon.
    It's massively overrated.

    [Dons coat and trilby and runs out of the...tent]
  16. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Hawkwind and Fire

    Conversely, one album where most people only play one side, but the other is great, is Alice's Restaurant by Arlo Guthrie.
  17. MUTTY1

    MUTTY1 Waste of bandwidth

    interesting position; arriving with CD then introducing vinyl.
  18. MUTTY1

    MUTTY1 Waste of bandwidth

    I find it inexplicable artists would provide an album with afterthoughts on the second side. Is it, for example, the artist testing the waters with their less mainstream compositions?

    I think I’ve seen double albums where the second isn’t too good.
  19. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    Too many drugs, probably.
  20. MUTTY1

    MUTTY1 Waste of bandwidth

    They have an agent to moderate between themselves and the real world?;)

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