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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.
Moogy wonderfulness from the Munich scene – a tune that's as spacey as you'd guess from its title, and which rolls along in a great blend of keyboards and beats! There's lots of great electric guitar and analogue keyboards dancing along in the tune – and the whole thing's funkier than ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Although often known only for their big hits, GQ could come up with some nice numbers when they wanted to – like the groovy "Someday", which has a tight jazzy "free soul" kind of groove! 12-inch, Vinyl record
There's probably no better way to describe the Instant Funk groove than by saying "slap slap" to the bass player – but this tune goes that sound one better by serving up a really catchy lyric along with the groove! The track's one of the group's tightest from the time, and has a ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Terminator X of Public Enemy, of course. "Homey Don't Play Dat" takes it's title from a character on the old Wayans Brothers "In Living Color" series, and features vocals by Bonnie 'N' Clyde. Probably the last dope example of the Bomb Squad wall-of-sound production style. 12-inch, Vinyl record