Was going through some stuff that I haven't sorted through in years, gradually getting rid of things. Found a full box of records. Yup. Vinyl. LPs (plus some EPs for my more pedantic reades). Thought it might be fun to take a listen but haven't had a turntable set up in years. Dug some more and found my Fisher direct drive turntable, pulled my old amp out of the garage, along with a set of Boston Acoustic speakers I bought a few years ago for a different system and set it up in my living room.
Here's what I've found so far in the box (links take you to a sample song from the album I was listening too just in case you wanted a reminder or to check out a previously unheard band). You'll notice there's a fair amount of New Wave. I have always listened to just about everything and this was no exception.
Kate Bush Japanese import pressing of Never For Ever (Delius)
Mental As Anything (Australian band that I had completely forgotten about) (Spanish Gardener)
Fischer Z (also forgotten, but well worth listening to again) (Song and Dance Brigade)
Tears for Fears remix EPs of various songs (Mad World video)
The Doors Probably didn't need a link for this band, but WTH. Here you go anyway. (Five to One - turn this one waaaayyy up)
Trooper (every single album including the first album I ever bought, Thick As Thieves) (Two for the Show)
The Swingers - a short lived New Zealand group. Their big hit (Counting the Beat)
and I'm only about a third of the way through the box. I have to say the sound is rich and full. A bit inconvenient which reminds me of why we switched to CD, but I really think the sound is better. I'll have to hook up a CD player to the amp and do a side by side one of these days.