Curved Air - Airconditioning (1970) One of the first 'rock' pic discs?

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Curved Air - Airconditioning (1970) One of the first 'rock' pic discs?

Post by Steptoe » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:52 am

I know there are plenty of picture discs before this - but would this be amongst the first mass-produced 'Rock' picture discs? seems like there were 10,000 pressed in the UK and Germany (can't find any info for a US pic disc issue).
Was re-issued on 2018 RSD as well.
As you may expect, not high-end sound quality, but it's ok - looks cool spinning on the turntable :D
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Re: Curved Air - Airconditioning (1970) One of the first 'rock' pic discs?

Post by rooster » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:39 pm

back in the mid 1980s when I was in the record store business, we would occasionally see this disc come through the store. every one that we got (if I remember correctly) was from Germany or the UK. we always assumed they must have been sold as imports. we got enough of them that they seemed to have been sold in the US. In contrast, we used to get these kinds of LPs (whether Pic Discs or Regular Vinyl) that came in, in far too few numbers to be Imports (as a general rule, it was assumed that returning Military Personnel were responsible). As far as I know none were pressed in the US, but I could be wrong. Picture discs were never really my forte.


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Re: Curved Air - Airconditioning (1970) One of the first 'rock' pic discs?

Post by Steptoe » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:24 pm

Cheers Rooster,

Picture disc-wise, i've heard a lot better quality ones, this one is probably up there with the first Boston album, which, as i recall, came with a disclaimer about the sound quality - still looks neat though :D

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