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 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 6:39 PM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

Mine is on its way, along with Blue Sunshine by Charles Gross, and this year's Oscar winner, Gravity.

I love everything Mondo. Keeping Austin weird!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2014 - 5:19 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I am amused, as always, by the rampant fuddyduddyism which sweeps through this board like wildfire whenever the topic of vinyl releases from the likes of Mondo, Waxwork, Death Waltz et al comes to the fore.



Agreed. And I crack up whenever anyone mentions "serious soundtrack collector." I am not a serious soundtrack collector: I am an irreverent music listener.

Vinyl releases are not meant for serious soundtrack collectors. They are meant for people who actually know how to enjoy themselves.

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2014 - 2:24 PM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

"Its all about the new art and very little about the music...In other words this market has little to do with you and more to do with hipsters and poster fanboys."

MV


Agreed, MV. But whether fanboys and hipsters are responding primarily to the new graphics or not, no music genre cries out so for alternate graphics takes as the soundtrack biz.

I personally loathe it when I can predict with reasonable accuracy the look of an anticipated album cover. The new CREEPSHOW vinyl cover, and the somewhat abstract takes from Mondo really are honoring soundtracks graphically like they've deserved all along but never have gotten 'til now.

And if the transfers and pressings are quality enough, we can always disregard the packaging. That's the beauty of it!

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 10:29 AM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

For any of you Angelenos who collect new soundtrack vinyl: this score is not moving at Amoeba Records at all.

Wait a few more weeks to see if the price of the ten immobile copies goes down by a few bucks.

I've already taken the plunge, and was extremely satisfied.

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Its all about the new art and very little about the music. Mondo in particular has a cult following. They tend to sell out of their posters within hours. They saw a niche in the vinyl world and jumped on it...gobbling up as many titles as they could. Personally I think a majority of their output looks like cheap fanboy art. Every so often one of their artist comes up with something truly brilliant, but Struzan they ain't.

In other words this market has little to do with you and more to do with hipsters and poster fanboys.

MV


MV you are totally correct.

Mondo (my neighbor) products are gobbled up and I would guess at least 50% of it flipped either on ebay, or locally within a few weeks, usually significantly marked up. I have talked to Mondo about it, and they kinda just go 'yeah, we know". And true again, the mugs lining the sidewalks to buy the stuff are hipsters and hipster wannabees most of which know next to nothing about Jerry Goldsmith, or any of these movies, and mostly, they are not going to care. I think most of it is the extreme end of that bottle-capism of interest in the graphics end, and collecting just to collect, and drink beers and smoke stuff and wear unnecessary thick framed glasses and Mondo-out in their moms basement.

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 11:56 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Mine is on its way, along with Blue Sunshine by Charles Gross, and this year's Oscar winner, Gravity.

I love everything Mondo. Keeping Austin weird!



Eugene
Maybe your profile is out of date, but it would be hard to keep my town weird from Carson California. And, anyway, there is not much left of that Austin anyway, that pretty much died about 10 years ago.

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 1:39 PM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

Mine is on its way, along with Blue Sunshine by Charles Gross, and this year's Oscar winner, Gravity.

I love everything Mondo. Keeping Austin weird!



Eugene
Maybe your profile is out of date, but it would be hard to keep my town weird from Carson California. And, anyway, there is not much left of that Austin anyway, that pretty much died about 10 years ago.


My daughter, her husband and two kids live in Austin- admittedly I haven't been there in the last two years because she spends most of the summer here in LA with her kids, but I love Austin, although I know, I know, it's changed. My daughter's always telling me.

I should have just said "Drive Friendly."

BTW I can't wait for Jurassic Park.

 
 
 Posted:   May 8, 2014 - 10:35 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Mine is on its way, along with Blue Sunshine by Charles Gross, and this year's Oscar winner, Gravity.

I love everything Mondo. Keeping Austin weird!



Eugene
Maybe your profile is out of date, but it would be hard to keep my town weird from Carson California. And, anyway, there is not much left of that Austin anyway, that pretty much died about 10 years ago.


My daughter, her husband and two kids live in Austin- admittedly I haven't been there in the last two years because she spends most of the summer here in LA with her kids, but I love Austin, although I know, I know, it's changed. My daughter's always telling me.

I should have just said "Drive Friendly."

BTW I can't wait for Jurassic Park.


Eugene
They just closed Flipnotics, that is pretty much the nail in the coffin of old Austin.

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2014 - 11:42 AM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

And, anyway, there is not much left of that Austin anyway, that pretty much died about 10 years ago...They just closed Flipnotics, that is pretty much the nail in the coffin of old Austin.

Ado, I was hearing the exact same sayings in Wierdtown twenty years ago.

Mondo is a manifestation that seems to have come from un-cultured guys from the sticks who back in the day thought, without much cause to, they'd go to the big college town and pretend to be sophisticated boyfriend material.

Mondo is what those guys would have done twenty years ago if any of them had had any money. Yet, even in Austin, markets take time to ripen. Twenty years ago, Tarantino had just started showing up after Pulp Fiction took off. All the urbane (and very diverse, interestingly enough) smartkids went Ga Ga.

Ah, the smell of the old days. I shall attempt to recapture it by attending the JURASSIC PARK LP listening party, and there to buy the 1000-edition Amber Clear Vinyl with Mosquito Label. I was in Austin for the first time starting the month this movie premiered. We're talking a perfect storm of memory convergance here.

 
 
 Posted:   May 10, 2014 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

And, anyway, there is not much left of that Austin anyway, that pretty much died about 10 years ago...They just closed Flipnotics, that is pretty much the nail in the coffin of old Austin.

Ado, I was hearing the exact same sayings in Wierdtown twenty years ago.

Mondo is a manifestation that seems to have come from un-cultured guys from the sticks who back in the day thought, without much cause to, they'd go to the big college town and pretend to be sophisticated boyfriend material.

Mondo is what those guys would have done twenty years ago if any of them had had any money. Yet, even in Austin, markets take time to ripen. Twenty years ago, Tarantino had just started showing up after Pulp Fiction took off. All the urbane (and very diverse, interestingly enough) smartkids went Ga Ga.

Ah, the smell of the old days. I shall attempt to recapture it by attending the JURASSIC PARK LP listening party, and there to buy the 1000-edition Amber Clear Vinyl with Mosquito Label. I was in Austin for the first time starting the month this movie premiered. We're talking a perfect storm of memory convergance here.



Those are interesting thoughts Bornofa Jackal, yeah, those of who have lived in Austin longer than a year have a love hate relationship with this town. The city council pretty much shill out tax breaks to any and every corporation, and lay down and roll over for any and every event that rolls in.

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2014 - 1:26 PM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

Those are interesting thoughts BornofaJackal, yeah, those of who have lived in Austin longer than a year have a love hate relationship with this town. The city council pretty much shill out tax breaks to any and every corporation, and lay down and roll over for any and every event that rolls in.

Yes, Ado, the sycophants have ruled Austin for some time now, at least when the right-wing legislature is out of town. If Mondo has its own coterie of sycophants, perhaps they are more tolerable that the straight-hipster sycophants of the past.

By the way, if you want to know the zeitgeist of mid-90's Austin, ask a veteran about MAD DOG AND BEANS.

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2014 - 10:05 PM   
 By:   HAL 2000   (Member)

I probably am of the old fuddy-duddy generation since I bought the original Vinyl when it was first released but I love the new cover art. I already have the studio art on every copy of this score that I have. Time to move on... really, because the studio art is not that great anyway... just more familiar. But that's just me as I tend to like graphic interpretations of movies in the art. That's why I prefer the Saul Bass designed posters of films versus the traditional illustrative approach typical of studio films. They have the ability to say much more with less. In a lot of ways this cover design actually has more to do with the actual theme of the movie than that tried and true image of Peck and Remick looking horrified.

 
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