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Thread started 10/05/03 6:32pm

toccata

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Bootleggers anonymous

I am new to this whole idea of bootlegs. Without even realizing it I had two that my sister in-law had given me.

I'm interested in how many people have, which ones couldn't you do without and whether you have ever attended a meeting of BA.

BTW, what did people do before the internet, newsgroups, fan sites. Has anyone been collecting that long?
[This message was edited Sun Oct 5 21:04:24 PDT 2003 by toccata]
In a couple of hundred years historians may discover that Prince's lyrics were written by Christopher Marlowe.
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Reply #1 posted 10/05/03 6:51pm

JohnnyTheFox

toccata said:

I am new to this whole idea of bootlegs. Without even realizing it I had two that my sister in-law had given me.

How many do you have and do you need to attend a meeting of BA?

Bootlegs are evil. Don't buy them. You're stealing from Prince. Send them back immediately to The Pharaoh, c/o Paisley Park Sheep Dip & Snip.



BTW, what did people do before the internet, newsgroups, fan sites. Has anyone been collecting that long?



We grew long beards, cultivated butt lice and sat around rubbing sticks in caves for flames and farting on the sparks for fire and fun.


You must either be very young or pretending to be. Welcome. Glad to know you've got great music taste, son.
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Reply #2 posted 10/05/03 7:18pm

CHAOSMAN87

i'll never give them up
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Reply #3 posted 10/05/03 7:36pm

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We used to trade cassettes or your local record store you could buy bootleg vinyl.
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Reply #4 posted 10/05/03 7:36pm

toccata

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JohnnyTheFox said:

toccata said:

I am new to this whole idea of bootlegs. Without even realizing it I had two that my sister in-law had given me.

How many do you have and do you need to attend a meeting of BA?

Bootlegs are evil. Don't buy them. You're stealing from Prince. Send them back immediately to The Pharaoh, c/o Paisley Park Sheep Dip & Snip.



BTW, what did people do before the internet, newsgroups, fan sites. Has anyone been collecting that long?



We grew long beards, cultivated butt lice and sat around rubbing sticks in caves for flames and farting on the sparks for fire and fun.


You must either be very young or pretending to be. Welcome. Glad to know you've got great music taste, son.


That's pretty funny lol - you'd have to have a pretty hairy arse to cultivate lice!

Sadly I'm 34. I wasn't making a negative statement about bootlegs - the opposite was intended.

I'm just interested in how many people have and whether it was as prevalent before the internet and newsgroups. What did people do?
In a couple of hundred years historians may discover that Prince's lyrics were written by Christopher Marlowe.
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Reply #5 posted 10/05/03 9:16pm

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Around Minneapolis, Prince vinyl boots were literally found in the basements of record stores.

When the CD hit, record shows were a monthly reason to spend more cash than you wanted to. I always set a limit on how much I would spend, and I would always go over that.

It was a sickness. A good sickness.

Sort of like sexual addiction, without the funny faces and the nap...
If prince.org were to be made idiot proof, someone would just invent a better idiot.
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Reply #6 posted 10/06/03 12:30am

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toccata said:

I am new to this whole idea of bootlegs. Without even realizing it I had two that my sister in-law had given me.

I'm interested in how many people have, which ones couldn't you do without and whether you have ever attended a meeting of BA.

BTW, what did people do before the internet, newsgroups, fan sites. Has anyone been collecting that long?
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Yes, that long. The internets not as fun finding stuff. It was much more fun finding the stuff at your local record shop. Melrose was the place in LA in the late 80's and early 90's.
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Reply #7 posted 10/06/03 12:33am

bananacologne

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Around Minneapolis, Prince vinyl boots were literally found in the basements of record stores.

When the CD hit, record shows were a monthly reason to spend more cash than you wanted to. I always set a limit on how much I would spend, and I would always go over that.

It was a sickness. A good sickness.

Sort of like sexual addiction, without the funny faces and the nap...


Dont 4get the drooling drooling squirrelgrease! lol
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Reply #8 posted 10/06/03 8:47am

Anxiety

I prefer to call them "imports", thank you. wink
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Reply #9 posted 10/06/03 10:54am

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bootlegs have been widely available in the uk.

at record fairs, every stall sold em (17 years ago). they still do but the quality's better now due to digital cd's. all those years ago we got real dodgy tapes and vinyl.

the reason i am so precise with 17 years is my son scot was born 17 years ago and that morining, i was at the record fair buying p boots !
"the best pictures are those one dreams about while smoking a pipe in bed. but which never get done" Vincent van Gogh .

no one left a self-portrait in words the way vincent did......
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Reply #10 posted 10/06/03 4:39pm

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danielboon said:



the reason i am so precise with 17 years is my son scot was born 17 years ago and that morining, i was at the record fair buying p boots !


At least you have your priorities straight.
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Reply #11 posted 10/06/03 6:35pm

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squirrelgrease said:

danielboon said:



the reason i am so precise with 17 years is my son scot was born 17 years ago and that morining, i was at the record fair buying p boots !


At least you have your priorities straight.



cheers !!!
"the best pictures are those one dreams about while smoking a pipe in bed. but which never get done" Vincent van Gogh .

no one left a self-portrait in words the way vincent did......
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Reply #12 posted 10/06/03 7:04pm

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Anxiety said:

I prefer to call them "imports", thank you. wink


I guess you could look at it as national service as well. I mean one day your Library of Congress will want to preserve these as recordings of historical significance!
In a couple of hundred years historians may discover that Prince's lyrics were written by Christopher Marlowe.
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Reply #13 posted 10/06/03 7:52pm

suckmyballs

I'm one of the the lucky few to have a regular stream of imports. But i am pissed
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