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I must say: as much as I dislike the artwork and the sonic material…
This is a WAY cool way of releasing…

I mean:
From a true collector’s stand point like BC says: this is the realest of deals…:)

OK- the material, I think at least to be quite honest, sucks….

But hey!
Way back when:
I didn’t know what the song ‘Siamese Dream’ sounded like.
And: there was THEN no other way to find out than to buy the 7\"…
http://www.spfc.org/songs-releases/song … ong_type=1
Which I did…

This release was readily availabel in Holland then.
http://www.spfreaks.com/default.aspx?pa … &item=1111
Then believed to be only 2.000 or 5.000 copies….
I had like 14 of them all bought from one record store…
And sold them at the moment of course….

Only:
And now…
Here’s the catch…

‘Siamese Dream’ is quite a dreadful sonic piece…
Same goes for ‘Teargarden Theme’…

So:
Collectors DO go wild and mad…

But:
Do we as collectors keep in mind ANY sense of inherent musical value???

With ‘SD’ the song that was the first time my eyes were opened wide!

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Just a question to discuss, I hope:

Where’s the inherent musical value for you as collectors???

With this I mean this:
– Cherub Rock 7\"- a mono scrap demo as b-side
– Today 7\" – a very nice song as b-side
– Disarm 7\" – whatever sonic ramble as b-side
– Rocket 7\" – a great cover version as b-side

So: shouldn’t values be accordingly?

Nope those aren’t, because of relative rarity and such…

I still find this very very curious in the collecting world…
It’s the same in the fine arts and all though…

Still:
yesterday I bought a sculpture by Go Segawa @ Yvon Lambert Galerie in Paris…
no: it was’nt cheap or anything…
but: I bought it because it hit a massive emotional nerve with me…
now-
then and there: I was shown works by big name artists and the like…
the works just didn’t appeal to me….
name or no name…

The sculpture I bought is nr. 5 from an edition of 50.
I LOVE IT!…
That’s why I bought it.

Why would a record collector buy something he doesn’t LIKE to hear?
Or:
Why would a record collector buy something just because of the limited edition?

I have this:
http://www.spfreaks.com/default.aspx?pa … &item=1117
I have the coloured one too, complete…
I can sell the other one.
And: I WILL…
Cause: why have and keep it?

I’ve had several colours of the SD vinyls.
I’ve sold them all and only retained the best sounding one: black.
I rest assured the other ones are now in a collection where those are treasured and well loved.

I’m still just wondered by the collecting world…
Even as I’m now venturing into fine and contemporary art per se….
It all seems to be about the limited edition and size and all…
And NOT about the content…