Years ago when I bought my first collection it came with 4 or 5 really good classic rock titles from South Korea. I can only imagine Willy (the guy I bought the collection from) picked them up while he was overseas, as I recall him saying he did two tours of Vietnam.
Anyhow, the records looked atrocious and the jackets were beat up. As such, I’ve never done much of anything with them. There was a copy of The Who’s “Tommy” & “Live At Leeds” which I’ve stuck in a Who lot that I’ll eventually list.
The only record that looked like it might be in tolerable enough condition to sell alone was Nazz’s second album “Nazz Nazz” which I’m play testing right now and even though it looks pretty torched, I’m kind of amazed at how well it is playing.
Obviously there is background noise between tracks and during some of the softer songs. I’ve heard a few random pops, but aside from what I think might actually be a pressing error, as opposed to a “misuse” flaw, that causes a few clicks for a couple of revolutions on the last track on side 1, this thing could possibly pull off a low-end VG+ grade.
Whether I end up grading it VG or VG+, I’m still astounded at how good it sound for how shitty it looks.
If I actually cared about different countries pressings of albums I’d keep this for myself, but I don’t give a shit, plus I have the original US SGC press on an interesting hue of red vinyl…