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(Cover has a promo stamp, some edge wear, and a patch of stuck-on paper on front.)
We realize that there are many different interpretations of the standard grades used
for pre-owned vinyl record albums & CD, so we thought we'd offer you the ones that we are working with,
so you have an idea what we mean when we give the grade for a non-new item on our pages.
Used Vinyl Grades
Below are stated conditions for a used vinyl records at Dusty Groove. Grading for
the cover should be assumed to be near (within a "+" or "-")
the grading for the vinyl.
If there is significant divergence from the condition of the vinyl, or specific flaws,
these will be noted in the comments section of the item. However, please be aware that
since the emphasis of this site is towards the music listener, our main concern is with
the vinyl of any used item we sell. Additionally, please note that all of our records
are graded visually; considering the volume of used vinyl we handle, it is impossible
for us to listen to each record. If we spot any significant flaws, we make every attempt
to listen through them and note how they play.
The following grading conditions apply to the vinyl component of an album or single:
Additional Marks & Notes
If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially
if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record.
This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip,
cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.
One of the hardest to find and best Strong City singles! You get 2 early Tony D tracks, with his trademark boom bap sound, and even a turn at the mic from Tony, a sweet Jazzy Jay cut up/transformer take on Eddie Drennon's block party break number "Do What You Gotta Do" and an early, ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
A fresh EP of remixes/reworks/instrumentals from Proh Mic's excellent Rhythm For Days for Chicago's All Natural family – which is one of the finer, contemporary trends-skirting, most strongly built to last independent hip hop projects from the Chicago scene of past few years! Includes "E ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Follow up the Grandmaster Flash classic. The best version here is the instrumental. A dope early 80's electro/breakdance track. The Melle Mel verses are nice enough, but the Duke Bootee lyrics are not quite up to the original. 12-inch, Vinyl record
Bad Seed, who you may have heard on the Pumpkinhead remix, with his first solo joint. Mid-tempo production from Run Run Shaw with lots of nice samples and dj work. Bad Seed is joined by What?What? of Natural Resourse on "Sh*t Is Hot", that has some funny Beavis/Butthead style narration ... 12-inch, Vinyl record