Whats on your turntable tonight?

For me its the first or very early LP's of:
Allman Brothers - "Allman Joys" "Idyllwild South"
Santana - "Santana" 200 g reissue
Emerson Lake and Palmer - "Emerson Lake and Palmer"
Beethoven - "Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major" Rudolph Serkin/Ozawa/BSO

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Utopia - Deface the Music
Thin Lizzy - Johnny The Fox
@slaw Good memory!  I did play Johnny the Fox recently and realized it wasn't a very good copy, so I ordered a new pressing.  It was a bit disappointing, a little on the noisy side, but it may have been static.  It was pretty charged up when I took it off the table.  
Van Halen - Fair Warning
@slaw I may try one of your mats at some point, but for now I'm tweaking other things.  At some point I'll probably be interested in something different than the big rubber mat on my JVC QL-Y66F.
Mazzy Star - Seasons of Your Day
Little Feat - Electrif Lycanthrope 
Angel City - Face to Face 
The Cars - Candy -O, Nautilus half-speed master
Yes, they had to change their name at some point as another band had already claimed it if I recall correctly. 
I just hit Rock Bottom! Such an incredible guitar solo. 
I ordered a few albums from moleculesinmotion today also.  Thanks for the heads up.
Rod Stewart - Gasoline Alley, MFSL
I'd rather buy VG+ from someone that has actually played the record and provides a detailed description than someone who gradesb NM- visually, which seems to be common
The Tubes would be a lot of fun I think!  White Punks on Dope!  There was another story involving that same girl and music, but probably not something I should post in a public forum.
Uber I had the good luck to see UFO when they were in their prime with Schenker and Pete Way. Awesome show. 
MSG was good too. I saw UFO twice, once with Schenker and Way, once without. One show was quite a bit less awesome than the other. 

On another note (no pun intended), the Pass phono stage is working out really nice. I have one of my least best carts on the SL 1200 MK2, the Shure V15 Type IV with JICO SAS, and Dylan and the Band sound great. I could never get that cart to sing before. 
Bob Dylan / The Band - Before the Flood, MFSL
Santana - Caravanserai
The Best of Crosby & Nash
Boston - Don't Look Back
James Taylor - Dad Loves His Work
Scorpions - Animal Magnetism
I bought a new (to me) Pass Labs XP-15 phono stage and have been trying out different cartridges with it.  My Denon 301 MKII sounded really nice with it.  Then on to the Van Den Hul MC Two Special.  I had a hard time getting this one to sound as good as I know it can.  More experimentation later with that one... then on to the Nagaoka MP 500.  Sounds very good!  

Listened to a somewhat worn copy of CSNY Deja Vu and it sounded really nice and played pretty quiet.

All listening done on my Technics SL 1200 MK2.  I love that the Pass has so many loading and gain settings and they are relatively easy to get to without having to remove the cover.
The 1200 is the first turntable I've owned that allows switching of headshells, and it's pretty cool to be able to do that quickly.  I don't see myself switching them up with every record though, LOL.  Right now I have 4 cartridges that I can switch in and out.  I haven't tried my Shure V15 Type IV with Jico SAS stylus yet.  I do have a couple more cartridges sitting around that I'd like to try.  More headshells may be acquired soon!  I bought a small case that will hold 5, so I can have one on the table and 5 others available. 
I bought the case from ebay from seller emjmusic.  I bought the Pass phono stage from a dealer in southern California.
Gerry Rafferty - City to City,  MFSL. Really quiet and good dynamic range. 
George Benson - Breezin', MFSL 
Panera - History of Hostility
My last post was supposed to be Pantera not Panera, lol. 
Reuben, back in the day it was so overplayed that I got sick of it, but I appreciate it a lot more now. 
Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill 
Reuben, I hadn't listened to it in a while either. I heard her on radio paradise this morning and thought I needed to give that a spin. 
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Steely Dan "Everything Must Go" German

Were they singing in German, or was it a German import?  :)
Just having a little fun brother slaw.
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
You guys are bringing back some concert memories...

There was a girl I liked, and she liked Loverboy... so I ended up seeing them with her.  Not one of my favorite shows.  I think Billy Squire opened for them.  

They used to have free concerts at Seattle Center and they had one with Mudhoney and Aldo Nova.  What a weird pairing!  The power went out in the middle of Mudhoney's set.  They just kept playing.  You couldn't hear anything but the drums, but the crowd still loved it.  When Aldo Nova came out, more than half the crowd left.  Which reminds me, I have tickets to see Mudhoney on May 3...
Pink Floyd - The Wall
 Dave Brubeck - Time Out
Tom Petty - Damn the Torpedoes 
Styx - Pieces of Eight
The Cars - Candy-O, Nautilus SuperDisc
You as well drrsutliff!
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue