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Factor in album purchases, tickets, apparel, etc.
by a fair distance I expect...tickets weren't cheap :(
Ph: cassette, cd, Japan cd. Songbook
Tb: cd, songbook
Oc: cd, songbook
Ka: cd, us cardboard cd book, cd again to get the hidden book( I bought it on release day but it missed the hidden book)
A: cd, book cd.
Httt: map version
Ir: box set
TKol: newspaper album
I also have every ep since mil every single from the bends onwards, and every vinyl single since kid a. I'm pretty lame.
bit embarrassing since nowadays I can't really stand anything post-Spiral, but when I was 15 I spent a lot of wonga on the records. i also spent 230 quid on ebay tix to reading 07 just to see nin really. worth it though, i remember they played a killer set and i just thought it was the best thing evaahh.
and went to see them at reading and leeds the same weekend
so they're up there in the $/fan rankings.
She looked at me like I was crazy
I bought all of Nirvana's albums, as well as that boxed set, several posters, two live dvds, and a couple t-shirts. I'm still saving up for locks of Kurt's hair.
if we were including various solo & associated side projects then this by a mile
what with their back-catalogue, Ginger's solo albums, plus Silver Ginger 5 etc. Seen them/him solo a few times aswell.
maybe Liars too
albums, merch, tickets, train travel to gigs out of town...
so maybe that
Seen him three times, he's put out a fuck ton of records all of which I own (even Nocturama)
Plus the soundtracks, Grinderman etc etc b-sides box set...
too many gig tickets and too many albums on that guy. I've sworn to myself after 3 pretty crap records in a row I'm not spending anymore on him again though...
Seen em twice. Two T-Shirts. Bought all the albums and then the special editions. Then you got all the solo stuff from Malkmus and Spiral Stairs and Preston School of Industry - oh and I had a smashing PSOI T-shirt too.
It was GOING to say Arctic Monkeys - Don Valley, train tickets to Sheffield/Travelodge, booked for two fucking arena shows in the autumn, various t-shirts/badges, all albums plus the odd EP/7" physically and everything else digitally, live DVD. Yeah. Um.
Purely down to the sheer number of cds and boxsets plus a couple of gigs and a t-shirt
Seen them 3 times & bought all their albums. After that probably editors (all albums, 3 gigs and a T-shirt).
7 gigs (including a festival slot at Sziget in 2009), every album (including Forever Delayed and Lipstick Traces) on CD, all the singles up to those from This Is My Truth... (and the Empty Souls single), two T-shirts, a mug and a set of postcards.
he has alot of good albums
probably bright eyes and related
every album and available ep single on cd up to lifted (fevers and mirrors and lifted twice though lending loss) vinyl box set of first few albums and eps, cassadaga and peoples key vinyl, fevers record day vinyl, probably 10 plus gigs, numerous shirts hoodies, commander venus and park ave cd's from ebay, then solo albums, yeah embarrassing
though he hasnt been as prolific of late
When I discovered Microphones/Mount Eerie I spent £70 solely on digital copies of most of his back catalogue in one weekend...
Seen 'em live in the USA, Germany, Scotland (twice) and England 30 odd times. Own pretty much all their records too. Off to The Paradiso in Amsterdam next month so they'll be the first band I've seen in 5 different countries
Arctic Monkeys or Bob Dylan. The Fall i've seen live at least 7 times, own a good 14 or 15 albums, plus boxsets. Arctic Monkeys I own everything they have ever released on cd and vinyl, and seen them 3 (4 times in November) and Bob Dylan again I own around 14 or 15 albums, bootleg series, albums on vinyl too, and been to see him the once.
thaz funny. I was a Kiss Army member in middle school. Haha! My first concert ever: Kiss and Cheap Trick. Kiss Alive II. E's pretty freakin' great!
and Joan Jett. Joan Jett actually sounded better. Cheap Trick just played their shitty ballads and were too old to still be wearing tight leather.
Own everything they've released on every format on which they've released it. Seen them live 3 times too, but it's the eBay stuff that's done the most damage.
what would you estimate the damage has been?
Live Hex alone cost £63. I think a CD version of the split with KK Null is the only thing I don't have.
I basically have every Mount Eerie/Microphones album on record (excluding the super super rare stuff like Blood but including some pretty rare stuff like Two New Songs), the big book plus going to see him a whole bunch of times.
I rarely listen to any of those records these days but they're all pretty beautiful artifacts in their own right and i'm glad I own them.
If I count their upcoming DVD/live album thingy, which I will end up buying
cuz I like them
6 gigs in the last year + travel, all albums and EPs on vinyl (eps on 7" and 12"), early albums on cassette, merch, side projects, books, dvd, stupid ebay stuff (like a wrapped up in books bookmark, step into my office baby post it notes), magazine cuttings, old fanzines, mailing list letters, original ink polaroids/movies books, tickets from their third ever gig etc etc. Don't even like to think about how much it all cost. The only thing I don't have is the original release of Tigermilk on Electric Honey.
by a country mile. Have a $250 DJ picture disc. An original Man Who Sold the World LP on vinyl...that must be worth a million dollars on eBay...and books...and caps...and t-shirts...and original RCA posters...and etc. Oh. Funny story: went to a Bowie listening party at the Palace in L.A., and they had all this cool posters and different shit...and me and my friends were drunk (obv) and we stole everything. I feel bad about it...hahah!... but you know, kids will be kids. If anybody wants oringal Let's Dance posters let me know... I've got about a hundred of them!!
And still. I have this childhood friend, who I miss and wish well, who had an entire room rull of (70s) Bowie memoriabelia. I remember asking Wain: "I wish I had a 'John I'm Only Dancing' single." And he said: "Oh, those are out of print...but I've got three of them. I'll let you have one."
--greatest friend ever!!
Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys with both box sets. Or XTC if I count the Fuzzy Warbles box set.
and it wasn't the concert tickets, or even merchandise. It was the naive dream of completism. The amount of money I sunk on old 12" singles, coloured vinyl and the rest! If I'd known mp3s and filesharing were only about a decade away, I would've.... probably still forked out all that money :(
yep. Saw 'em at least a dozen times back in the 80s.
Doesn't seem like I'm that old but you know. Have lots of funny Cure stories: like the time friend was gettin' on with this chick, pants around his ankles, when the show was over, and the lights came on... hahaha!!
only seen them twice myself.
was playing guitar for the Banshees.
Robert likes his red wine. Ha! That Banshees show, at the Santa Monica Civic, was one of those great momentss in a young man's life, eh. Lucky enough to meet them. Twas great!
Nocturne is a phenomenal live album. Love that version of Helter Skelter. And Israel. And Slowdive.
In fact, just about every track from the album beats the studio version.
or the third last track on seventeen seconds — take your pick.
seen them about 6-7 times, own about 12 of their albums, random bootlegs, people's history dvd, 4 t-shirts, 1 hoodie
by a long chalk.
8 albums, one EP collection, one sessions album, one live "sinister" live album download, one bowlie weekender bootleg, five gigs plus travel, plus one gig that I didn't actually make it to (ticket price refunded but still had to pay for travel), one t-shirt (which mrs ccb now wears to bed), two posters, a book. I think that's all.
1 Scala Show
5 Manchester Shows (from london)
1 Harlem Show (from london)
1 Brighton Show (from London)
2 Roundhouse Shows
2 O2 Shows
Full Gorillaz Action Figure Set (40 pound a piece)
Demon Days (CD, Vinyl, Ltd Edition)
Plastic Beach (Vinyl)
Gorillaz S/T (CD, Vinyl)
Tomorrow Comes Today (7 inch, 10 inch)
Gorillaz/D12 - 911 (not cheap from ebay)
Some booklets etc...
I own everything they've ever released (Except that ever elusive first ep) after some intense (and expensive) e-baying a few years ago. Also all of the side projects (Gruff solo and w/Tony Da Gattora, Neon Neon, The Peth, Acid Casuals) and a few other Gruff-related releases (Welsh Rare Beat series, Ffa Coffi Pawb).
Then there's the inevitable gig tickets, t-shirts, DVDs...
Worth every penny - after all, you can't take it with you.
The only band my wife and I can agree on, so we go and see them a lot. They are brilliant though, so it's all money well spent.
i had tommy, george best, bizarro, seamonsters, peel sessions and hit parade 1 and 2 on casette, and why are you being so reasonable now, nobody's twisting your arm, yeah yeah yeah and it's a gas on vinyl - i later bought bizarro and seamonsters on cd. I must have seen them live at least 4 times. The biggest cost came from the hit parade, when they released a single every month, because they released a number related t-shirt with each one and for some reason my 15 year old self had to get them all. (i was particularly fond of the fantastic four and 7up ones)
The vast amount of records, travelling round the world to see them/him play...
That said Billy Childish probably comes close - not travelled around the world, no need, monthly gigs in London for a couple of decades probably adds up to something similar.
Actually, just ordered Let It Beard today so that is another £10.
Lots of cross-country travelling, limited edition picture discs, single releases, bla de bla.
Though The Joy Formidable won't be far behind and I'm sure in 12 months time will have top the list, though my geekery doesn't stretch to keeping a tally of outlay.
Only non-festival gig I've booked plane tickets to see, plus tickets to other shows, most of their albums, some related stuff (SYR, Lee Ranaldo collabs etc), T-shirts, etc.
I've bought all of their early 7" singles (Probably cost me about £100 all together) plus all of their singles (although I bough all of these as they were released, so not much outlay there).
I've also seen them live 13 times, I think, plus a couple of Roddy Woomble's solo gigs and one solo gig by Rod Jones.
I even bought a few of their t-shirts, years ago.
£30 on Altar 3 disc vinyl, pricey vinyls for Attention Please, Smile, Pink, Feedbacker, Rainbow, Walrus, BXI, the Heavy Metal Hits collection, Statement single, £17 on Wata's solo EP; full price CDs for Akuma No Uta, Mabuta No Ura (Brazilian edition) Absolutego, Amplifier Worship, Dronevil (imported, expensive again) Heavy Rocks 1 (that cost £25 alone); the Live In Japan DVD...
Then two pairs of gig tickets, a t-shirt, a hoodie, a limited screen print art poster.
I'm estimating around £500 or so to date. Worth it, but pretty startling when you add it up.
7 shows (one in the States, one in Dublin, one in Leeds - all requiring travel + accommodation. On top of that, one of the London show tickets cost me £100 off eBay. Yeah I know, I know...). Got all their albums and most of their singles on CD - plus a fair few of them on vinyl as well. More t-shirts than I'd care to admit...fan club membership @ £20 a year...Oh, and although I guess it's not really 'spending money on them', I have a tattoo that cost me around £80.