Collector Interview: Dan
Posted on May 11 2015
Dan K. of San Francisco shared a few photos of his 800+ albums, organized with horizontal 6 panel stencil record dividers. Dan explains, "I keep it simple and have my records alphabetized by artist/band. I did invest in a Project Debut turntable
and pre-amplifier several years ago. I would suggest investing in a great system if you plan on playings lots of $1 records!"
Read on to learn a little more about Dan's collection!
Jonathan Richman, "It's Time for For", 1986. Not an easy record to find.
Aging myself....but probably "Special Beat Service" by English Beat.
Best album to listen to alone:
I'd say Black Sabbath "Masters of Reality" or anything by Rush. My fiancee is not crazy about my heavy metal albums....so I have to listen to it by myself!
I have about 800 records.
How long have you been collecting records?
For about 17 years
There is some nostalgia involved. My parents had a massive record collection. Listening to records was a big part of my childhood. I used to love looking at the album covers, especially Queen's "News of the World" and Led Zeppelin's "Physical Graffiti", which had the NYC building with the sliding insert. I still buy cd's.... but I think that some albums just sound better on vinyl than "cleaned up" on cd. They're also much cheaper!
Where do you hunt for vinyl?
I love Amoeba Records
in the Upper Haight and Red Devil Records
in San Rafael. I built much of my collection from Village Music in Mill Valley, which closed about 8 yrs ago.