I love reading the articles that Henry Rollins publish in the LA Weekly blog.For being known as the “angriest man in the world” he is pretty fucking funny! I have seen one of he’s spoken word performances and i highly recommend it. Anyway, in his articles he write about music collecting and life on the road and stuff like that, here is an article he posted called “Are You Collector Scum?” about recordcollectors, and sure it had some parts i recognized in myself even though im not that extreme, pretty funny, check it out.
“There are different degrees of record-collector intensity. There are those who simply want to hear the music; they don’t care if a record is an original pressing or a reissue. Then there are those who need to hear every single song by an artist, so they scour discographies for complete lists of releases. Fair enough. Do I want to hear every studio release of John Coltrane? You bet your fur – that just makes me a true fan. This is the tipping point. Once you get into combing discographies, you can easily end up with a want list. You might start taking this want list into record stores to aid in your search.”
Read the full article here.