Found some pretty cool stuff yesterday. This is actually the first time I’ve come across a Led Zeppelin record or a Beatles record at a thrift store…they don’t pop up too often. As it happened, they also had two copies of Let It Be, but both of them were trashed. This copy of Abbey Road (which appears to be a US pressing from the 70s) is a little on the grungy side and has some light scratches, but I’m hoping that a good old-fashioned kitchen sink record cleaning will help it out. The Zeppelin, on the other hand, looks like it’s in beautiful shape, and is also an early (1st?) US pressing– with the original 1841 Broadway address for Atlantic Records on the label. AND…”Porky” in the deadwax, which is a good sign. This means it was mastered by George “Porky” Peckham, who has been responsible for some amazing-sounding records over the years.
Of the other three, the Benny Goodman and the Kai Winding looked to me like they might be worth something– they’re not. That’s probably the primary reason I picked them up, but I plan to check them out and see how they sound. The Classical Japanese Koto Music LP was for my own interest, and is in fact the only one of these I’ve put on so far– just for a second– and it sounds like something I’m gonna enjoy.
The Verdict: SCORE!
My Cost: 99¢ x 5 = $4.95