nekro created the topic: Which oldskool records were Rare in YOUR TOWN back in the day?
Before the internet existed there were different records that were regarded as rare and extremely sought after in different areas - perhaps because a local DJ used to spin them or because someone had managed to identify them from a mixtape.
here are some that I remember were holy grails back in around 1994/95 -
DJ Excel - Just When You Thought It was Safe
The Invisible Man - The End
99 Red Baloons
Trip II The Moon (all parts)
all of the above would command £20+ which was a lot of money back then. This was my experience when speaking with people at record shops in the Sutton/Kingston/Croydon area.
Traffic Cone replied the topic: Which oldskool records were Rare in YOUR TOWN back in the day?
plus Proteus, surely...and on a more obscure tip the Finrg / finnish freeform (admittedly a pretty niche subgenre but that's at least one sound i would say is genuinely Finnish!)
back on topic - I certainly remember even in the earlier days of the internet it was crazy how much a lot of imports could go for - tunes that were literally in bargain bins in Holland, italy or Spain, you could sell for decent money to people in the UK.
so i can only imagine in the 90s...although would the fact it was harder to find out what tunes were called, not balance that out?