5 Days Of Vinyl: With Hopes Of Starting Over

Contests / July 12, 2012

For our fourth day of the “5 Days Of Vinyl” celebration, we’ll be giving away a copy of The Starting Line’s “With Hopes Of Starting Over…” We have a copy of the white with gold haze variation, which was limited to 200 copies and is now sold out at Enjoy The Ride Records. Big thanks to Enjoy The Ride for helping out with the contest. And of course, this promotion is to celebrate our 1-year anniversary at Modern Vinyl.

To enter, all you have to do is answer the following question by using our comment section:

Question: How were you first introduced to the vinyl format and by whom (or what release)?

Out of those who participate, the winner will be chosen at random. You have until midnight tonight (EST) to get your entry in. Good luck!

Winners thus far:

For All Of This — Matt S
The Acoustic EP —Matt B
Vintage Vinyl Journal — Barbara


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Christopher Lantinen
Chris Lantinen is the owner and editor-in-chief of Modern Vinyl. Along with his modest collection of sad sounding records, he collects his share of soundtracks and previously adored indie up-and-comers. Chris is currently a professor of journalism and public relations at Edinboro University in the Erie, Pennsylvania area.






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74 Comments

on July 12, 2012

The Pre-Order for the first pressing of Mayday Parade’s “A Lesson In Romantics” got me started. Its one of my all time favorite records and I simply had to get it. I didn’t even have a record player yet until I got one for Christmas a few weeks later. Its been all down hill from then on. Probably have over a hundred records now in just a few short months.

    on July 16, 2012

    I feel ya, bro!! That’s an AMAZING album!

on July 12, 2012

My father had an old record player passed down to him from his grandmother. It sat in the garage for a good half of my life without me knowing what it was, but we moved when I was about fourteen and as we were going through things, they pulled it out, plugged it in, put a Bryan Adams record on, and I fell in love.

on July 12, 2012

My ex girlfriend thought it would be a cool hobby to collect the vinyl for all our favorite records. The first record i bought was “Stay What You Are” by Saves The Day. Funny thing was, we didn’t even have a record player!

on July 12, 2012

Pretty much the exact same story as someone else. Picked up the movielife’s 40 hour train for my 16th birthday instantly fell in love with the green marble swirl and spent the next few years collecting all the long island releases I could get my hands on.

on July 12, 2012

My roommate last year had a record player, and though he mostly collected classical records (he’s a music major), he got me very intrigued. The first records I ever purchased were Bass Drum of Death and Discovery’s albums, from Amazon. That was October of 2011, and I’ve been buying non-stop since then.

on July 12, 2012

It wa by my dad before I can even remember.

on July 12, 2012

My father sparked my interest in buying vinyl. We use to hit local record shops, buying upwards of 40 records for around $10. I can’t remember which was actually first, but I remember buying Boston’s S/T and Rush’s Moving Pictures and listening to them nonstop.

on July 12, 2012

One year I was at this t-shirt shop that had a small vinyl area, I saw the ETID box set that was released. I had to wait to get paid before I bought it and on pay day I went and found out that it was sold maybe 20 minutes before I got there. That day I picked up Portugal the man’s first album and I’ve been collecting ever since.

on July 12, 2012

I bought a Transplants record in HMV before I had a record player, picked up some more singles here and there, bought a set of turntables for djing at parties and now I’m full blown collecting records!

on July 12, 2012

My best friend introduced me to vinyl about six months ago. I love him, and hate him for that.

He kept telling me how owning a vinyl copy of an album that you love gives you a strange sense of intimacy with the band. How popping in a CD just doesn’t compare to the intangible quality of a spinning vinyl record which is truly music incarnate.

I had no idea what he meant until I purchased my first vinyl record — Mayday Parade’s “A Lesson in Romantics.”

Upon removing that beautiful 12-inch circular work of art from its protective paper home, I was in awe. The candy apple red coating, which glistened like a newly waxed sports car, left me speechless. I had no idea that the snap and crackly sound from the needle on my record player as it gently caressed my first acquisition, was a long awaited lullaby which would awaken something inside me I never thought I had — my vinyl obsession.

on July 12, 2012

I had always been interested in records, but never understood it. I didn’t grow up knowing anybody that still spun vinyl. One day I finally dove into the hobby with a Goodwill turntable and an old Bob Marley album. I fell in love, and the rest is history.

on July 12, 2012

Brett Detar’s Bird In The Tangle was the first record I purchased which led to me scouring craigslist for a record player. After I found one and finally got it working I gave that album a spin and instantly fell in love with the sound. The banjo sound alone on the track This World Ain’t Got Nothing nearly brought me to tears. Since then Im always on the lookout for record stores and the next great find.

on July 12, 2012

My girlfriend bought me Copeland’s “In Motion” as a collector’s item when it was pressed on vinyl a couple years ago, and I’ve been hooked ever since!

on July 12, 2012

I had always been interested in records from looking at my parents collection and the first record I bought was Green Day’s “American Idiot” on a 2LP set. I did not become serious about collecting vinyl until I found a first pressing copy of Polar Bear Club’s “Chasing Hamburg” at a local venue a few years later.

on July 12, 2012

My boyfriend and I were at a Dashboard Confessional show, and there were some limited edition “A Mark, A Mission, A Brand” vinyls available, so we bought one to start a collection together.

on July 12, 2012

I work with a friend that has been collecting punk vinyl albums for years. He talked me into it!

The first record I ever bought was by the band The Story Changes

on July 12, 2012

I was raised on records. I owned my first record before I owned any other form of music, even though I’m in my early twenties. My parents explained to me when I was a kid that the sound doesn’t compare in any way, shape, or form in the way that it does on vinyl. It was probably the best lesson I ever learned from them.

on July 12, 2012

Music has been ever present in my life. My dad has collected vinyl since before I was born but when I was younger, it was always the drawer/shelf I was never allowed to touch. I got really into the Beatles during my freshman year of high school and one day my dad gave me his vinyl copy of The Magical Mystery Tour. This was my first LP, and definitely my most treasured though it may not be worth much due to scratches and damage from hurricanes in the past. I actually have it framed on my wall. During my freshman year of college, I moved and I finally bought my own record player after I soon discovered a local record store and I’ve been collecting ever since.

on July 12, 2012

i’ve been a fan of thrice for the past nine years. i remember when beggars was released on vinyl, i had to have it. the original pressing was limited to 2000 and it was signed by the band. that sold me right there, when i got my vinyl it was the most beautiful thing i had ever seen. my brother had two other vinyl sitting in his closet that i bought, from him and the rest is history. it’s now my hobby, and i don’t see myself stopping anytime soon. every time i get a new vinyl i can’t help but stare at it in awe of how beautiful it is, it’s more than music to me, it’s also art.

on July 12, 2012

While living in Chicago my vinyl obsessed husband eventually hooked me on the hobby. Record store dates became a weekend staple.

on July 12, 2012

my dad buys old houses, cleans them up, and eventually rents them out. when i was young we discovered a large box filled with records. thought they were great. the collection has only grown since that day.

on July 13, 2012

I’ve always been interested in records to some degree just because of the history music has with vinyl. As for what started me collecting: my wife bought me Guns’N’Roses Appetite For Destruction a few years ago and just seeing the artwork the way it was meant to look and just the overall feel of the album. It just seems like the best way to present music to people to make them genuinely care. I like digital as well like most people…but there is no arguing that large artwork and a physical product that has a high sound quality has to mean more to a listener.






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