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Who Is Turntabling?

Joe Wallace Vinyl RecordsTurntabling has been expanding lately and going through some changes and now seems to be a great time to reintroduce myself and Turntabling.

My name is Joe Wallace, and for all intents and purposes, I am Turntabling. I run Turntabling from the 5th floor of the Bridgeport Art Center, where I also do vinyl-related art shows and special events. There is a large inventory of vinyl records there, and it’s getting larger all the time. I will have to hire people to help me run it all one of these days soon…but I’m dreading that as I like to personally take care of everything related to Turntabling.

I started collecting records at a very young age, but didn’t get serious about buying until 1997, when I started amassing a pile of bizarre regional and obscure New Wave records from Texas and elsewhere.

I got obsessed with collecting Goblin titles after purchasing two CD compilations of Goblin soundtrack music from an Austin record shop called 33 Degrees, which is now sadly long gone…Goblin led to collecting Ennio Morricone work from the 1960s through 1980s, and that led to buying Riz Ortolani soundtracks, which led to an interest in Bossa Nova and related sounds that could be heard in giallo movies, Italian horror films, sexy Euro cinema and other films from that era between 1960 and say, 1986.

Eurohorror figures largely into these things, too but some of those influential soundtracks are REALLY hard to find these days–IF they are even available at all. Try finding a vinyl copy of the OST for The Blood Spattered Bride or Jess Franco’s Venus In Furs and you’ll see what I mean.

Turntabling has an almost Japanese vinyl otaku focus to it in that I am very interested in soundtrack records in general, but especially Italian horror, giallo, and exploitation. I’m also into anything electronic, bizarre, naughty or experimental on vinyl. I try to sell things I want in my own collection, and I am always up for purchasing record collections or lots of albums that include New Wave, Goth, Industrial, Experimental, No Wave, etc.

So basically I am on the lookout for electronic, experimental, soundtracks, and unclassifiable/weird records. Since I buy AND sell, I am always happy to consider offers from people who want to sell their collection of records.

I scour the earth for vinyl records to list for sale in the Turntabling Discogs shop and to add to my own collection. When I am not selling vinyl records, I’m planning vinyl-related art shows as mentioned above, and other creative endeavors.

When you buy from Turntabling, you buy from me and support the vinyl projects I run from the 5th floor of the Bridgeport Art Center. You also support the annual cross-country record store blogging trip I do called Vinyl Road Rage. It takes of a LOT of gas and hotel money to blog about America’s most wonderful places–the record stores–and every album you buy from Turntabling supports that effort, too.

If you have questions, want to buy vinyl, or want to sell a record collection, please get in touch with me: orders@turntabling.net. If you’re interested in connecting with me on social media, please drop me a friend request at Facebook or connect with me on Instagram. I’m also on Twitter.

Thanks for your interest and keep on spinning those records!

–Joe Wallace

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

 

While Supplies Last: Death Waltz Record Store Day Edition of EMANUELLE PERCHE’ VIOLENZA ALLE DONNE

Death Waltz Records Violation of EmanuelleYes, the Turntabling shop has this sought-after Record Store Day one-off pressing of EMANUELLE PERCHE’ VIOLENZA ALLE DONNE by Nico Fidenco reissued by Death Waltz Records, which may or may not contain a Golden Ticket promo contest insert.

This is available on a first-come, first served basis while supplies last. When they’re gone, they’re GONE!!! Rare and groovy, this soundtrack is probably one of Nico Fidenco’s finest moments. Never mind whether the film was your cup of tea or not, the MUSIC…the music….

–Joe Wallace

 

Audio-Technica USB Turntable

As a DJ and vinyl manipulator, I’ve used Audio Technica turntables like the AT-LP1240-USB Direct Drive DJ Turntable in my work, and I’ve always been satisfied with the quality I get from these. Yes, they weigh thirty five pounds which can be a right pain to lug around from gig to gig, but they’ve always been dependable and fairly rugged.

I write about this turntable–and others to come–because I am asked a LOT about the turntables I prefer and the answer is always the same. It depends a LOT on what you’re using the turntables FOR. There are people who think I am CRAZY for using Crosley products, for example, thinking that I play ALL my vinyl on them.

But when it comes to portable turntables, I personally love those little Crosleys and the issue people have with them is always something directly related to “why would you play your expensive vinyl records on one?”

The answer is that I DON’T. I play beat up, well used and loved records on them in the context of having a good time, not as a recording audiophile looking for the perfect fidelity.

Back to Audio-Technica. Yes, $350 is a pretty serious price tag for some, but the motor in this seems top notch, I’ve never had one fail on me yet, and I’m very happy with the three that I own…just an FYI in case you’re curious. I have one to play records on at home and two that I travel with for shows and installation art gigs that require vinyl manipulation or playback…

–Joe Wallace

Audio Technica USB turntable

What’s Happening At Turntabling

Toledo Ohio Record StoresThere have been some interesting developments and changes at Turntabling, which have resulted in the record and CD sales portion of this site becoming a fundraiser for my art space, StudioLab.

That means that any time you purchase a record or CD from Turntabling via our Discogs.com store, you are directly supporting the arts.

Our pricing won’t change, but do know that the entire inventory is being sold as a fundraiser for the art space so I and my art partners can continue to make dark, unusual, and yes, vinyl-related art there are share it with you here and at the StudioLab official site.

Thanks as always for your continued support and look for many more updates to the Turntabling inventory over the coming days.

–Joe Wallace

Turntabling Vinyl For Sale

House By The Cemetery Fulci red vinyl for saleYes, Turntabling is back and we’re getting started listing inventory–tons of rare, weird, and wonderful vinyl records and compact discs. We’re getting a slow start, but with these four titles we officially return to the vinyl marketplace–scouring the earth for the most interesting, bizarre and hard-to-find LPs on the planet including this awesome House By The Cemetery LP on Death Waltz.

We’ve also got a copy of Mondo Candido by Riz Ortolani for sale on vinyl (yes, it’s the Dagored edition), still sealed in all its glory.

Riz Ortolani Mondo Candido Dagored LPAlso now available, Volume Four of the Spaghetti Western compilation, The Ecstasy Of Gold, still sealed, plus the uber-sexy Mood Mosaic compilation Book A Trip vinyl record, also still sealed.

Book A Trip The Mood Mosaic vinyl LP sexy LP coverYes, Turntabling is DEFINITELY back. Look for more updates coming–there is a LOT of new stock to come including the Creepshow soundtrack LP, Last House on the Left soundtrack vinyl, more more and more…

Joe Wallace

Selling Vinyl Records in 2014

Prey original soundtrack LP vinylTurntabling is definitely selling vinyl records and CDs in 2014. We took a break from hitting the road to sell at horror and sci-fi conventions like Flashback Weekend, Cinema Wasteland and others due to scheduling issues (your humble Turntabling.net crew works in film sound when we’re not selling records) but those commitments have been fulfilled and we’ll be back on the road in 2014–and that includes Vinyl Road Rage.

For those not familiar with THAT fun endeavor, Vinyl Road Rage is a cross-country journey to find the best and most interesting records and record stores in the USA. This year we plan on hitting the road again for another extended trip. Could 2014 finally be the year we drive from coast to coast? It could happen.

In the meantime, do have a look at the long list of titles we have for sale at Discogs.com, everything from rare Italian soundtracks to underappreciated goth, industrial, new wave and experimental titles. There’s a lot of unusual stuff in what we call The Turntabling Collection, hundreds of hand-picked records from all over the globe.

Interested in buying rare Ennio Morricone soundtracks? Old weird electronic music? Limited edition soundtrack CDs from giallo and spaghetti western genres? We have it all in The Turntabling Collection for sale at Discogs.com.

When you purchase these records, you’re helping keep Turntabling.net alive and you provide valuable financial support for our Vinyl Road Rage excursions. This site would NOT exist without your support. THANK YOU!!!

–Joe Wallace

Terror Original Soundtrack vinyl LP for sale turntabling

The Cramps Creature From The Black Leather Lagoon Vinyl LP


The Cramps always satisfy on vinyl–look at that cover art–but they go to insane extremes in the realm of moving pictures. Behold the QUITE NSFW video below and know that we’ve listed a vinyl LP copy of The Cramps Creature From The Black Leather Lagoon for sale in the Turntabling Etsy shop, first come, first served. Grab it while you can!



The Turntabling Collection Returns!

Yes, it took a bit of time, but The Turntabling Collection is back online for sale, updated regularly with new arrivals and titles. The vinyl and CDs are for sale as a fundraising effort to support Turntabling.net, so any purchases you make directly contribute to the growth of the site.

We could not exist without your support, and it is always greatly appreciated. We’ve got quite a bit of material planned for summer including more Vinyl Road Rage record store profiles, video, podcasting and much more. It’s always great to find and offer rare and obscure vinyl/CD titles and the never-ending search for these great releases takes us into some pretty strange/fun places.

Some have contacted us asking where the for-sale vinyl went, and now that it’s back I’d just like to say thanks for your patience and please check the site regularly for updates and new info–titles are added on a regular basis and there’s some pretty amazingly rare stuff coming. You can browse all current titles for sale and if you are selling a collection of vinyl, please get in touch–we’d love to know what you have. No show tunes, though, sorry–we don’t buy ’em. Soundtracks, yes, show tunes no.

–Joe Wallace