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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.
A weird late 60s set from this California group – one that's got a rocking small combo feel at parts, but a partly rural sound too! The vibe's almost like some of the party groups that played the southern circuit in the 60s, but a bit more west coast too – never really psyche or fuzz, ... LP, Vinyl record album
A nice batch of live tracks from Stiff's roster: Nick Lowe "I Knew The Bride" and "Let's Eat", Wreckless Eric & The New Rockets "Semaphore Signals" and "Reconnez Cherie", Larry Wallis' Psychedelic Rowdies "Police Car", Elvis Costello & The ... LP, Vinyl record album
A sweet bit of Island-inspired pop – recorded here by an LA group of the late 60s, with inspirations drawn from the Carribean sands and the California sun! The group use a style that mixes together bits of late 60s South African pop, ala Hugh Masekela, a touch of steel band funk, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Working class British punk at it's brash, dumb best. We'd be stretching it a bit to rate this album a classic, but it's definitely worth revisiting from time to time, and has stood up better than a lot of other late 70s rock. Includes "Tell Us The Truth", "Rip Off", "We ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nice bit of rockin' funky soul by a band that we know little about, but who seem to be an LA rock band that's obsessed with soul music. The LP contains a great 11 minute version of "Cold Sweat", played with a lot of funky vamping by the band in a JB's style. There's also a nice version ... LP, Vinyl record album
A classic example of Lower East Side 60's freak out. Recorded by renowned filmmaker, musicologist and trouble maker Harry Smith. Includes the tracks "Slum Goddess", "I Couldn't Get High", "Seize the Day", and the suprisingly beautiful "Nothing". LP, Vinyl record album
Bizarre is right – and incredibly hip too! This was the group's second album – and while it has a lot of similarities with the first, it's also a lot deeper of an expression of their strange blend of harmony vocals, sweet 60s pop, and the nostalgia for the early 20th century that was ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pretty heavy duty rock from this group that featured drummer Cozy Powell. Most of the tracks aren't too great to our ears, but there's one killer break track called "Seven Long Years" – a stone jammer that begins with some great drums that break nicely into guitars. Also includes ... LP, Vinyl record album