(photo by Tom Lawton, very early morning @ Summer Sound System, Glasgow, 2005)
These days the Discogs Marketplace seems to outweigh the website’s initial purpose of building a research database and there is a lot of talk about the value of certain releases, and less talk about what said releases actually sound like. So I decided to compile this playlist by organizing my collection at Discogs for the highest median prices fetched at the Discogs Marketplace, and then selected items from the first pages that in my opinion justify demand by classic status. If this is what is wanted by so many Discogs users, you can thus have an impression of how the records sound in action, and decide for yourself if they are worth the effort. Items sought after due to recent hype and speculation efforts by producers, labels and sellers of any kind were decidedly neglected.
Dedicated to all the people who created the monster, and to those who do not abuse it. I salute you.