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MASSIVE Turntabling Vinyl Blowout December 6 & 7 2014 @Renegade Craft Fair

Turntabling will have a MAJOR vinyl blowout for two days at StudioLab, located on the 5th floor of the Bridgeport Art Center. Saturday December 6 and Sunday December 7 are the dates for the Renegade Craft Fair which has found a new home at the Bridgeport Art Center. Those two days are artist open studios and Turntabling will be set up on the 5th floor in StudioLab, which is run by Joe Wallace who, coincidentally, also runs Turntabling.

There will be TONS of RARE VINYL and a lot of good discount finds and even a “pay what you prefer” bin. This is going to be a MAJOR sale of Turntabling stock and also includes rare CDs and much more. You do not want to miss this rare, one of a kind event featuring some of the most rare soundtrack and other vinyl finds we’ve got.

That’s SATURDAY and SUNDAY December 6 and 7 2014 on the 5th Floor of the Bridgeport Art Center located at 1200 W. 35th Street in Chicago in the Bridgeport neighborhood.

Unfortunately there is NO ATM in the building however, Turntabling is proud to use Square and does accept credit cards. See you there!

Why I Buy and Sell Vinyl Records

Every once in a while it seems like a good idea to talk about why vinyl records are awesome, why it’s a good thing to collect vinyl and what it means to live the vinyl lifestyle.

Not everybody who buys records is into “living the vinyl lifestyle” but for me personally, this is something I’ve made a massive part of my life. It’s part of my livelihood, it’s part of my creative process, and buying/playing/selling/trading vinyl takes up a big chunk of my day.

Why?

It’s not just about supporting artists that I like, or supporting record stores that have become local institutions in my city, or even just about finding and sharing new music. It’s also about the idea that vinyl records represent something important–people who have decided to make their lives about something more than just a 9-to-5 job or the day-to-day nonsense we’re all plagued with.

It does’t matter if you’re a record seller, a concert-goer, a music reviewer, a vinyl collector or the musician making the music that gets immortalized on vinyl–together we all make this community of people who have found a common joy that is represented by LPs, 12-inch singles, 45s and seven-inch singles, liner notes, artwork and all the wonderful experiences that go along with these things.

When you play a record, go to a record shop, attend a concert, buy a band t-shirt, etc. you participate and contribute to this bigger thing that arose around all of these separate activities. It makes the whole thing possible. It doesn’t matter so much about the genre of music, the location of it, etc. etc…it’s more about the doing and the sharing.

How cool is that?

I love nothing more than coming into my office, turning on the lava lamp and the turntable and relaxing into some strange new vinyl find I discovered earlier in the day. When I list these things for sale, I’ve not just gone out and scoured the earth for them, but I’ve also curated my offerings in my own way–I put my own spin on what I have collected and offer for sale. There’s a fun connection you make with people who share your love for these things.

That’s what keeps me coming back again and again to collecting AND selling–I love making those connections between people who love the kinds of vinyl I too am obsessed with.

Buy a turntable for someone as a present–you could be unlocking a whole new world they never even knew existed until they were faced with the challenge of finding something to play on that new machine.

–Joe Wallace

 

Giallo Trailers: Death Will Have Your Eyes, Spasmo, Black Belly of the Tarantula

In case you haven’t noticed from all the giallo soundtracks Turntabling has for sale by Goblin, Morricone, Riz Ortolani, and many more, I am obsessed with giallo films, and Italian cinema in general. (Yes Eurocine is basically an obsession, but there’s something about those Italians…)

Here is a fun little helping of giallo trailers–watching these is a favorite Internet time waster at the very least, and can make for a fun evening of adult beverages and random finds on a good night. I’ve spent good money on soundtracks for these films on the strength of having heard the music in the trailer alone–believe it or not, you can do well looking for new soundtrack sounds to obsess over just by watching these! That’s especially true for Spasmo and Black Belly of the Tarantula (see below).

The trailer for Death Will Have Your Eyes looks maddeningly familiar, but I personally can’t remember ever having watched it.

Spasmo is hands down one of the best giallo trailers of all time, and the movie is pretty outstanding too. It’s one of my all-time favorites. The plot twists and turns so hard that when you finally get round to the end, it’s a relief that ANY of it makes sense.

The Black Belly of the Tarantula is also a standout film of the genre, one not to be missed–and that soundtrack! Definitely worth a look–the plot is outrageous, the music is not to be missed, giallo soundtrack vinyl fans…

–Joe Wallace




Coming Soon To Turntabling: Morricone on Dagored

Coming soon to Turntabling, some exquisite reissues from the mighty Italian label Dagored, very limited editions of only 500 each–do not miss these titles while supplies last!! All three of these classics are Ennio Morricone titles, and they won’t hang around long. We’ll post an update when these titles are available, and in the meantime you can check out the other giallo, horror, sci-fi, rare, and unusual titles in the Turntabling shop

Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura

Cold Eyes Of Fear Morricone Soundtrack vinylTrack listing:

  • 1. Seguita
  • 2. Gli Occhi Freddi della Paura
  • 3. Evaporazione
  • 4. Notte e Misteri
  • 5. Urla nel Nulla
  • 6. Folle Folle
  • 7. Evanescente
  • 8. Dal Sogno e Ritorno
  • 9. Ritorno all’inizio
  • 10. Medley in eight parts “Gli Occhi Freddi della Paura”

Veruschka

Veruschka Morricone Vinyl Soundtrack DAGOREDTrack listing:

  • . Veruschka
  • 2. Intervallo I
  • 3. La Bambola
  • 4. Astratto I
  • 5. La Spiaggia
  • 6. Dopo L’Intervista
  • 7. Poesia Di Donna
  • 8. Le Fotografie
  • 9. La Bambola (#2)
  • 10. Intervallo II
  • 11. Magia
  • 12. Astratto III
  • 13. Veruschka (#2)
  • 14. Astratto II V
  • 15. Eruschka (#3)
  • 16. Astratto IV
  • 17. La Bambola (#3)
  • 18. Astratto V
  • 19. Poesia Di Donna (#2)
  • 20. La Spiaggia
  • 21. Astratto VI
  • 22. Poesia Di Donna (#3)
  • 23. La Bambola (#4)
  • 24. Veruschka (#4)

Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene

Le Photo Morricone soundtrack vinyl record DagoredTrack listing:

  • 1. Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene
  • 2. Qui Ci Scappa Il Morto
  • 3. Amore Come Dolore
  • 4. Bella, Cara, Dolce, Buona Mogliettina Per Bene
  • 5. Allegretto Per Signora
  • 6. Intermezzino Pop
  • 7. Caduta Nell’Inconscio
  • 8. Nel Vuoto
  • 9. Secondo Intermezzino Pop
  • 10. Percussivamente
  • 11. Quelle Foto
  • 12. Solo Eco
  • 13. Qui Ci Scappa Il Morto (Alternate Version)

Goblin Soundtracks: Amo Non Amo

Goblin Amo Non Amo vinyl cinevox
1979 saw Goblin working on the soundtrack for this Italian film starring Jaqueline Bisset and Terence Stamp. Believe it or not, the title track was informed more by Burt Bacharach than prog, but the old classic proggy Goblin sound does rear its head on parts of this soundtrack.

Have a listen to this rare, unusual-for-Goblin track from Amo Non Amo, released in the USA as Together? Turntabling has this Goblin soundtrack on vinyl for sale while supplies last…


Here’s some of the more what-you’d-expect from Goblin from the very same soundtrack:


Cannibal Soundtracks

Umberto Lenzi Cannibal Ferox soundtrack colored vinyl for sale
What is it about Italian cannibal gut-munching movies and their soundtracks? These movies are infamous in their nasty ways–pure gross-out from start to finish that has you either becoming an instant fan, car-crash fascinated, or so revolted that you can’t stand the idea of watching another second.

The Italian jungle cannibal movies are, for some of us, a bizarre artifact of the history of cinema that deserves further study. One reason why? The soundtracks.

What kind of music do you expect from a film titled Make Them Die Slowly? Or Cannibal Holocaust? In today’s filmmaking environment, metal is probably the very first thing that springs to mind–or some kind of abrasive industrial music or crossover industrial metal…you get the idea.

So when you click on the YouTube clips below to hear what Make Them Die Slowly, AKA Cannibal Ferox, has to offer, the inunitiated will not only be shocked and confused, but probably then want to see the movie to experience the full cognitive dissonance that goes with hearing THOSE soundtrack sounds combined with the images reproduced on album covers like the reissue of Cannibal Ferox on One Way Static Records, which is for sale at Turntabling while supplies last. (It should be pointed out that the version linked to here is the very limited edition Uncensored Version with all the squishy brain eating imagery some know and love.)



 

 

New In Stock At Turntabling: Fulci Soundtracks, Goblin, Slumber Party Massacre

New at Turntabling! The soundtrack vinyl reissued by Death Waltz for the Lucio Fulci gross-out slasher flick, The New York Ripper. Also in, the gorgeous-looking Death Waltz edition of The Slumber Party Massacre, John Carpenter’s The Fog, a really delicious red vinyl import 7-inch of the Goblin Profondo Rosso/Death Dies soundtrack music for the Dario Argento movie Deep Red, aka Profondo Rosso.

There is a LOT more to come including a massive treasure trove of Goblin vinyl. Stay tuned for the Goblin soundtrack music for Dawn of the Dead, plus the soundtrack for Buio Omega, and Contamination. We’ve even got a Cherry Five vinyl record coming, too.

Lucio Fulci New York Ripper Soundtrack

John Carpenter The Fog vinyl record soundtrack The Slumber Party Massacre soundtrack vinyl record Ms 45 Soundtrack Vinyl Death Waltz  Maniac soundtrack Music By Rob tp0004c_SP_DPGate_Cover Umberto vinyl record Black Widow Eraserhead Reissue rare vinyl record

Turntabling: We Buy AND Sell Vinyl

Turntabling recordsWhat you see here is the setup for the Turntabling-curated Sexy and Scary Vinyl art show on the 5th floor of the Bridgeport Art Center (Friday June 20 2014 starting at 6PM). There are a LOT of vinyl records on display for this one-night-only art show, plus film trailers, music and more.

One question that has come up about the show and about Turntabling in general is whether we sell records (yes we do!) and where you can buy those records.

Turntabling.net has a record and CD shop on Discogs.com and our inventory grows weekly–sometimes daily, depending on the finds we make in a never-ending search for the hard to find, the rare, the weird, the unusual, and just plain awesome vinyl records.

While we aren’t selling records at the art show on Friday (the show is all about the images, the album covers and the culture behind these albums and the films associated with many of them) we are happy to discuss the sale of these records and many others like them. Please feel free to drop a line with wish lists and requests for more information to:

orders@turntabling.net

We are actively looking for other venues to bring the Sexy and Scary Vinyl art show to–if you want this display in your record store, special event, art space or other venue, do get in touch at the same address.

Turntabling is also branching out to Etsy once more–we have a small, but soon-to-be-growing inventory there that you can explore at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Turntabling.

And finally, Turntabling buys record collections–if you have one to sell, get in touch by email:

orders@turntabling.net

 

What Is It About Vinyl Records?

60s retro turntable orange
From time to time I ask myself just what it is about vinyl records that is so appealing. A lot of the time the answer for me has to do just as much with the artwork and the presentation as the music itself.

I am not anti-digital. I think downloads have really helped push vinyl–the physical artifact–to a new place of importance in music culture. There’s something about the larger artwork, the inclusion of liner notes, the gatefold sleeves and the physicality of the record that gives it a lasting appeal.

You could literally do most, of not all of this digitally–providing a large digital poster image buyers could download and print would be fab. Ditto liner notes. But for some reason, the seeking and finding is an important part of the vinyl buying experience. You can hunt and peck online for digital downloads all day, but nothing beats the thrill of flipping through the stacks and seeing that album cover that just gets you interested for no good reason. Or for VERY good reasons.

Shopping online is pretty utilitarian. Going to a local record store, listening to the music playing on the overhead, browsing the magazines, overhearing conversations about new music…this is almost becoming (if it hasn’t already) date night activity. It’s definitely a great way to kill an hour or so when you’re waiting around for something else to happen…but for me going to the record shops is always a main event type activity.

Digital is great and convenient. It’s not the same listening experience with vinyl–the involvement of cleaning the record, putting it on the turntabling, turning it over to play the B-side, looking at the artwork…doing this for an hour or two a night requires more attention. It’s like cooking at home instead of ordering delivery. You get your food in the end, but that hands-on experience makes it more…real somehow. Not that downloads are plastic or fake. They’re easy and fun. But not special, not on their own.

Those digital services that encourage mixtape and sharing amongst friends/subscribers have the right idea–making music an EXPERIENCE is probably the key to selling more digital downloads. Vinyl has all that built-in.

–Joe Wallace