Music Shop’s “Do Not EVER Buy” List

It’s tough running a used record store.  People are always wanting to unload their junk on you.  That’s why I think it’s refreshing that Laurie’s Planet of Sound in Chicago is honest about the stuff they won’t take.

(Via Pete and Mashable)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

11 thoughts on “Music Shop’s “Do Not EVER Buy” List

  • July 18, 2012 at 2:10 pm
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    Reminds me of our high school art class, where we were allowed to play music cassettes for class to listen to during work time. The art teacher had a "do not bring" list posted, of music he refused to play. The funniest entry? "Anything Zappa"

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  • July 18, 2012 at 3:58 pm
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    Nothing by Therapy? Ouch.

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  • July 18, 2012 at 5:36 pm
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    I like how The Eagles are on the list twice.

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  • July 18, 2012 at 10:02 pm
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    I heartily endorse this list.

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  • July 18, 2012 at 10:48 pm
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    "the 80s/90s/2000s"

    That cracked me up.

    I'd agree with a good chunk of that list.

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  • July 18, 2012 at 11:54 pm
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    Man, what do they listen to in Chicago (clearly not The Eagles… or just Eagles)? That's a pretty wide range of "crap". Some of it sure is deserving, but I'd put a bigger focus on labels that particular artists or "most 90s bands".

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  • July 19, 2012 at 12:12 am
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    No tripping daisy? I clearly remembering being very happy to find a copy of Bill at a used record shop!

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  • July 19, 2012 at 1:59 am
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    Great list. P.O.D. is on there, here it stands for Post Of the Day.

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  • July 19, 2012 at 2:25 am
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    Must be a hip-hop store. There are some good artists on that list

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  • July 19, 2012 at 2:42 am
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    True, there are some good artists on that list. But think about how many Sting CDs are out there. Music stores must see tons of these brought in as trades.

    I'm guessing the list is more about the quantity of the CDs coming in, not the quality.

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  • July 19, 2012 at 4:54 am
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    The Shamen! I just dug up a single for Make It Mine cause it had a dumb cover of Purple Haze on it!

    Therapy?, The Alarm, 808 State, Edie Brickell (Ghost Of A Dog ONLY), Men At Work, Journey, Tripping Daisy, Samiam, Mary's Danish (remember that pocket in like 90-91 they were thought of as the shit!) Porno For Pyros, and Soul Asylum are all bands I still listen to. And I don't care who knows!

    I for one don't miss the indie record store ASSHOLE! I remember buying The Bends as a gift in like 98 and the guy at Home Of The Hits in Buffalo NY saying in a prickish tone "you don't have this yet?" "Here's my 20, shut the fuck up," was my response.

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