Apr 22

20 famous people and their records

Our Record Store Day 2014 celebrations continue with a look at stars of stage, screen and more who, like many of us, have a passion for vinyl records and record players.

Via What Hifi?

New record shop coming to Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA — A record store and music venue is opening downtown.

Total Drag will be at 307 E. 12th St. in a vacant space next to Common Sense Inc.

Co-owner Dan Nissen most recently managed Sid’s Crown Liquor, which has closed. He has been a musician in Sioux Falls for many years and started the new venture with his wife, Liz, and his friend Brogan Costa.

Via Argus Leader

This past RSD will be Paul Weller’s last

Paul Weller has posted a message to his website about Record Store Day.

An annual celebration of vinyl culture, Record Store Day has become a controversial subject in the last two years, with many believing that the day has become exploited by major labels, eager to take advantage of the occasion to sell unnecessary special editions. Modern Love and Tri Angle are amongst the indies who’ve publicly stated that their release schedule has been hindered by such products. This year, Ebay sellers put RSD-only limited editions on sale before the day even took place, and the marketplace is currently awash with expensive re-ups.

Weller’s new 7″ single, ‘Flame-Out!’, was a victim of such touts, prompting the singer to post a note to his fans.


Thieves hit record shop on the eve of RSD

AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS — Saturday was Record Store Day, a unified celebration of independent music shops all around the globe. But for Mystery Train Records in Amherst, Massachusetts, the weekend began on a sour note after its shop at North Pleasant Street was reportedly burglarized sometime Friday night.

The crook (or crooks) made away with 50 used compact discs, a laptop and about $20 — but no vinyl.

Via Vayaland

Denver blog asks RSD shoppers to share their purchases

DENVER, COLORADO — Record Store Day is all about showing the love for your favorite bands by hitting the shops and making a purchase. Westword decided to hit the checkout lines at Wax Trax and Twist and Shout and put people on the spot. Hey You! You just bought a bunch of stuff from the record store: show us the goods!

Via Westword

The Animals S/T || ABKCO 8134-1 || 1964 / 2014 RE

#vinyl #record #nowplaying #nowspinning #turntable #vinyligclub #instavinyl #vinylhunt #animals #rsd14 #rsd #recordstoreday

The Animals S/T || ABKCO 8134-1 || 1964 / 2014 RE

#vinyl #record #nowplaying #nowspinning #turntable #vinyligclub #instavinyl #vinylhunt #animals #rsd14 #rsd #recordstoreday

"Bus Stop" b/w "Eel Bowel" || @deertickmusic || @partisanrecords PTSN1007-7 || 2014

#vinyl #record #nowplaying #nowspinning #turntable #vinyligclub #instavinyl #vinylhunt #deertick

"Bus Stop" b/w "Eel Bowel" || @deertickmusic || @partisanrecords PTSN1007-7 || 2014

#vinyl #record #nowplaying #nowspinning #turntable #vinyligclub #instavinyl #vinylhunt #deertick

Apr 21

Record shop ads pulled from old football (soccer) programs

In appreciation of record shops of a gone world, I’ve delved into my collection of old football programmes to seek out those advertisements of record shops that shared the pages with breweries, garages, fish and chip shops, florists, plumbers, surveyors, car breakers, chimney cleaners, builders and coal merchants - to name just a few of the businesses that once forked out a few guineas to advertise in their local football club’s official home programme.

Via After You’ve Gone

Record shop to return to downtown Norfolk (VA) after 46 years

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA — The Groove Record Shop is returning to downtown Norfolk after a 46-year hiatus. Paul Levine, whose parents owned the original Groove, plans to revive the store selling vinyl albums at 401 Granby St., at the foot of the under-construction apartment building at the corner of Freemason Street.


Smiths guitarist blames record store decline on high rent

Johnny Marr has blamed high retail rents for the decline in record stores in a post on Record Store Day. Entitling it ‘Landlords Stole My Records Off The Street’, the guitarist suggested that the shops’ plight was not just due to iPod culture, but also the unsympathetic attitude of councils and landlords who seek ‘The Next Quid and the Starbucks Dollar’.

Via Altsounds