A database of lost inserts - new site feature!

All vinyl-specific issues goes in this here subforum.
User avatar
DaN
Administructor
Posts: 6173
Contact:

A database of lost inserts - new site feature!

Post#1 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:55 am

One of the greatest dilemma of human existence as we know it is of course the one with The Missing Insert. Numerous threads on this forum testifies to this. So, in my quest to always expand and grow The Corroseum webpage I've pondered on this new, less trivia-nerdy and more practical feature: A huge database of hi-res scans of inserts and innersleeves - primarily from albums that commonly misses them.

Great idea, huh?

Well, I can see a few arguments against it, but I'd like to counter-argue them 'live' rather than rant, so let let me know what you think.

Edit - It' has begun.
Image

IMPORTANT:
If you wish to contribute, the format when scanning should be 300dpi, full-color, maximum quality jpg's or uncompressed images (.tif, .bmp etc...) and no cut edges.

The request-list:

BLACK TASK - s/t MLP (black and red version - they include different inserts!)
HAMMERHAWK - Breaks Loose MLP
THE HAND OF DOOM - Poisonoise LP
HELL - Save Us.. 7" (the very elusive Folder-edition!)
SHOCKSPLIT - Under Wraps MLP
VALOR - Fight For Your Life LP
Vengeance "Way Past Go/Driving Force" 7"
V/A - The Lost Tapes Of Cogumelo LP

User avatar
Ernest Thesiger
Posts: 5915
Contact:

Re: A database of lost inserts?

Post#2 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:14 am

Go for it.
Unfunny signature.

User avatar
Levi
Posts: 344

Re: A database of lost inserts?

Post#3 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:10 am

Very useful!

User avatar
ARC
Posts: 87
Contact:

Re: A database of lost inserts?

Post#4 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:57 pm

Yes
There ain't no running away.
The Hand Of DOOM will reach you...

wicked keeper
Posts: 201

Re: A database of lost inserts?

Post#5 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:17 am

:lol:

DaN wrote:less trivia-nerdy


:lol:

User avatar
Noisenik
Posts: 2217

Re: A database of lost inserts?

Post#6 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:12 pm

I support idea, although I do not hunt inserts. Lately I barely see the shelves vinyls are on.

Also, here already a lot of goodies could be and can be obtained, and without much contribution.

and congrats to ARC for turning around after quite some time.
I am ... the One you warned me of

User avatar
doomedplanet
Posts: 1914

Re: A database of lost inserts?

Post#7 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:15 pm

Good Idea. Need one for my Hyksos lp, so you can start there :)
"The type of people who buy their albums won't be offended. They like boobs and bare bottoms" - Joanne Latham.

User avatar
DaN
Administructor
Posts: 6173
Contact:

Re: A database of lost inserts?

Post#8 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:31 am

I was expecting someone to argue that this is problematic since it would make it possible for dishonest dealers to print fake 'original' inserts to rare titles, but I'd counter-argue and say it's damn near impossible to make a modern print look exactly like a 30 year old original. And if someone would make a damn near perfect copy, does it even matter anymore?</philosophy-mode>

Another dilemma is what to include and what not to. Theoretically I could make a huge db of every insert and printed innersleeve ever produced with an 80's metal vinyl, but I figure I/we could try to first pick out and concentrate on releases were they're often missing.

Anyways, work is now in progress. The plan is to only publish top-quality scans in pro-printer-friendly 300dpi, include info on paper quality & color, and NO lazy scans - i.e. not one millimeter of missing artwork! For example, I just scanned the complete WILD PUSSY folder insert. This took a total of 12 scans and 2 hours of meticulous puzzling in Photoshop, but it's now 100% complete and properly done.

doomedplanet wrote:Good Idea. Need one for my Hyksos lp, so you can start there :)

Ha! One of my main "wants" as well. A perfect example on one of those titles that misses the insert way more often than not.

More wants from me:
THE HAND OF DOOM - Poisonoise LP
HAMMERHAWK - Breaks Loose MLP
VALKYRIA(rus) - s/t LP
BLACK TASK - s/t MLP
SHOCKSPLIT - Under Wraps MLP
WITCHHAMMER - 1487 LP
HELL - Save Us.. 7" (the very elusive Folder-edition!)

Let's hear more wants/suggestions of good titles to include + let me know if you're able to help.

User avatar
Zanker
Posts: 71

Re: A database of lost inserts?

Post#9 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:23 pm

DaN wrote:More wants from me:
THE HAND OF DOOM - Poisonoise LP
HAMMERHAWK - Breaks Loose MLP
VALKYRIA(rus) - s/t LP
SHOCKSPLIT - Under Wraps MLP


I didn't know they had inserts?? I'll check my copies tonight.

User avatar
Levi
Posts: 344

Re: A database of lost inserts?

Post#10 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:03 pm

Missing the fan club insert for WHITE NIGHT - Death Rendez-vous, so if someone could help out, that would be appreciated.

User avatar
Zanker
Posts: 71

Re: A database of lost inserts?

Post#11 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:47 pm

Levi wrote:Missing the fan club insert for WHITE NIGHT - Death Rendez-vous, so if someone could help out, that would be appreciated.


Pretty sure someone here can help you out with this one. I have one but missing a scanner for the moment.
Last edited by Zanker on Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Zanker
Posts: 71

Re: A database of lost inserts?

Post#12 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:48 pm

Zanker wrote:
DaN wrote:More wants from me:
THE HAND OF DOOM - Poisonoise LP
HAMMERHAWK - Breaks Loose MLP
VALKYRIA(rus) - s/t LP
SHOCKSPLIT - Under Wraps MLP


Only have the HAMMERHAWK and SHOKSPLIT inserts. I'll try to find a decent scanner but not skilled to work with photoshop.

User avatar
DaN
Administructor
Posts: 6173
Contact:

Re: A database of lost inserts?

Post#13 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:25 pm

Levi wrote:Missing the fan club insert for WHITE NIGHT - Death Rendez-vous, so if someone could help out, that would be appreciated.

Got it scanned and ready at home. Will post tomorrow.

User avatar
DaN
Administructor
Posts: 6173
Contact:

Re: A database of lost inserts?

Post#14 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:31 pm

Zanker wrote:
Zanker wrote:
DaN wrote:More wants from me:
THE HAND OF DOOM - Poisonoise LP
HAMMERHAWK - Breaks Loose MLP
VALKYRIA(rus) - s/t LP
SHOCKSPLIT - Under Wraps MLP


Only have the HAMMERHAWK and SHOKSPLIT inserts. I'll try to find a decent scanner but not skilled to work with photoshop.

If you can fix complete and full colour (important in order to filter out yellowing without messing with grayscales) 300dpi scans in bitmap or tiff format, you can just scan it in parts (if necessary), zip, upload and mail me a download link and I'll do the ps work.

Edit: same procedure for anyone who wants to contribute of course.

User avatar
Andreas
Posts: 404

Re: A database of lost inserts?

Post#15 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:12 pm

I'll ask my wife to scan BLACK TASK insert tomorrow.
I can't even program a digicorder, so will depend on her kindness.

Return to “Vinyl collector hell!”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests