harold-not-the-barrel

Responses from harold-not-the-barrel

Worst Album Covers by your fav albums
Baby James Harvest, by Barclay James Harvest - one of their very finest from their prog era but that baby in a flower pot is weird actually scary. Uriah Heep┬┤s debut the US edition, that outer space worm monster is horrible not even well drawn, st... 
Hear my Cartridges....­čÄÂ
Excuse my ignorance, what┬┤s that ` ├ľ` beautiful edition/pressing exactly ? 
Linear tracking turntables, whatever happened?
... looks like a major mechanical Marvel. A gold plated Marvel. Costs a fortune. LOLI┬┤d rather buy two fully serviced vintage Citro├źn XM. Other for my better half.Humour you got : ) Well, I knew it. Carry on. 
Greatest Rock Drummers
Wrong. Palmer is way closer than Gadd whose basic nature is totally different from Rich┬┤s, more relaxed and laid back. And for pure technical ability ? The best alive Calaiuta ? Wrong again. Not even close. Your perspective and experience seems su... 
Cartridge Upgrade ...AT ART-9?
Didn┬┤t I tell you that Chakster knows it. Audio-Technica┬┤s business seems to be in the same, highest level as Soundsmith┬┤s and that is absolutely fantastic. If it really is true that they send you a new cartridge for reduced, actually ridiculous p... 
Linear tracking turntables, whatever happened?
Fully understand what Frogman means by "... fundamental difference in sonic presentation ... more realistic both tonally and ... in ... soundstage ... wide open ambience and stable layering of instruments ... sounded more realistic ..." Well said.... 
Greatest Rock Drummers
Michael Shrieve + Santana rhythm section + audiozen knows that Corky Laing kicked West┬┤s and Pappalardi┬┤s ass but it had to be West with Bruce that could made him exhausted and he loses the race as heard on "Love Is Worth the Blues" (studio album ... 
Greatest Rock Drummers
Carl Palmer is the only one who could wear Buddy┬┤s boots. Never boring and perfectly fitting the music played, like ELP (rock┬┤s best power trio btw) and his CPB playing ELP music with young brilliant musicians. These lads carry the torch to keep E... 
Cartridge Upgrade ...AT ART-9?
┬áI wouldn┬┤t let my ART9 retipped by them. He will enlighten you I believe. 
Greatest Rock Drummers
You got taste man.^^ Steve Machine Gun Smith on JOURNEY CAPTURED 1981, one of the very best American double live albums ! Steve Smith is the law. 
Linear tracking turntables, whatever happened?
Vic┬┤s silver wire is VERY pliable but his stock has run out long time ago. Extremely difficult to locate unfortunately. Currently he uses copper litz which is a superb substitute. Some people prefer it as wiring is a matter of taste in sound quali... 
Cartridge Upgrade ...AT ART-9?
Raul, I have one Highphonic too. How is yours┬ácharacteristics compared to ART7┬┤s, emphasis on brighter or lower side or something else ? 
Linear tracking turntables, whatever happened?
^^^^ It┬┤s actually child┬┤s play after a while. Oh, I did forgot the air filter altogether, but it lasted for ten years LOLTerry, you are welcome. Yes, I run Vic┬┤s Salvation motor (implementation for my setup) on soapstone plinth + maglev is very s... 
Does anyone use white gloves to handle records?
First... Maybe just be careful with the arm. Remains me of a Pink Floyd song ... Be careful with that axe, Eugene 
Top Ten Rock Vocalists
Annie HaslamSilvana Id├íJane DubocCaren Carpenter RIPInga RumpfLana LaneCherMariska Veres RIPElkie Brooks..and last but not least ...Maarit - her first album is absolutely fantastic, brilliant covers of "Delta Dawn", "A Salty Dog" and "Jumpin┬┤ Jack...