Times of our Lives: 2005 – On The Case

Record storage, when I was younger, wasn’t particularly high-tech nor was it sophisticated for the average punter. I recall my dad having a unit which held his 3-400 lps at the time, with the turntable sitting atop. Despite not being filed in alphabetical order, he knew instantly which records he had and there were no duplicates. It’s an interesting concept because I’ve never bought a duplicate record which as the collection grows, you’d think was very likely.

Anyway, as my record collection was far smaller, I was given the kind of record case which is familiar to millions: a vinyl box to hold the vinyl safely.

Unless, of course, you owned the sandpaper covered Return Of The Durutti Column (I didn’t), which was specifically designed to wreck the other records in your collection.

Not that these vinyl boxes could cause massive damage. When age or over-filling them caused them to disintegrate, the metal staples which held them together would poke through the vinyl panels. Not far enough for you to immediately see but just far enough to pierce your skin, drawing blood leaving smears over the front lp cover in the box, which was invariably white.

Anyway, things have moved on since then. The metal cases which were the preserve of DJs back in the day can be bought for a reasonable price nowadays but I happened to be surfing the web recently when I came across these outstanding designs on ebay:

You can find more information on the 7″ boxes here while there are several designs for the 12″, with your starting point here.

If you’ve got more money than sense, then there’s always this effort for around $215 including shipping…

Below is the 2005 playlist and tracklisting.

Title Band
Budos Theme The Budos Band
Send A Message To Her Beck
A Million Ways OK Go
Black and White Town Doves
Forever lost The Magic Numbers
From The Floorboards Up Paul Weller
Train To Nowhere The Dead 60s
Please Tell Me Little Barrie
The Sporting Life The Decemberists
Joy Division Oven Gloves Half Man Half Biscuit
The World May Never Know Dr. Dog
String Bean Jean Belle & Sebastian
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor Arctic Monkeys
I Predict A Riot Kaiser Chiefs
Dakota Stereophonics
You Keep Me Hanging On Madness
Fanfare In The Garden Essential Logic
Bring Back The Funk (Pt 1 And 2) Paul Weller
My Man Is a Mean Man Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Hard To Beat Hard-FI
Road To Rouen Supergrass
Shuffle Your Feet Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Soul Meets Body Death Cab for Cutie
The Denial Twist The White Stripes
Black Cat Broadcast
Let My People Go Darondo
Up From The South The Budos Band
Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt DJ Shadow
Corgi Registered Friends Half Man Half Biscuit
Guilt Is A Useless Emotion New Order
Riot Radio The Dead 60s
Stones Throw Little Barrie
Seven Acts Of Mercy Jools Holland
Hounds of Love The Futureheads
Black Tambourine Beck
This Land Is Your Land Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Weight of the World Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Dog On Wheels Belle & Sebastian

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