Record Store Day is fast approaching! As of now, it is less than one week away! What's on your list? We will be posting our list to this blog, our Facebook page, and of course, our website as soon as we know our full Record Store Day inventory. We don't even know what we will have until we have it in our grubby little mitts. We're excited, are you excited?
See you on Record Store Day!
On Saturday April 14th we posted several quotes about independent record stores that were culled from the Record Store Day quotes page to our Rediscover-Record Facebook Page. Ahem, like this page if you have not already, please. Here are a few of them.
"One of my most vivid record store memories was being in Belmont Records in Springfield, Massachusetts when the first shipment of Bruce Springsteen's "Darkness on the Edge of Town" arrived. I helped the manager, John Dougan, unpack the boxes. We pulled out the first two copies, looked at the great cover shot, then flipped it over to the list of songs on the back, imagining their greatness solely by their titles: "Badlands", "Candy's Room", "Racing In The Streets", "Prove It All Night", "Promised Land"... How could they not be great songs with titles like these?! We put the album on the store's turntable, blasted it, and we were right - it was incredible. I must confess that I use iTunes and buy CD's online when I'm not near a record store, but I'll never have a moment like that sitting at my computer." -Mike Scully (writer for "The Simpsons")
“The idea of, ‘The journey is the destination’ is put into action by browsing in an indie record store. Besides, a human being is a much better guide than a ‘More Like This’ link on the internet.”
“It’s important to keep indie record stores alive because their unique environments introduce music lovers to things in a very personal way.” --Norah Jones
I don't know what I would do without indie record stores. Having grown up in a town without them, I can tell you that it's no fun to shop for indie records at chain box stores. Independent record stores like Sonic Boom in Seattle, Rockin Rudys in Missoula and 2nd Avenue in Portland were holy golden shrines to me growing up. Actually, they still are.
--Colin Meloy (The Decemberists)
"Yes, yes, I know. It's easier to download music, and probably cheaper. But what's playing on your favourite download store when you walk into it? Nothing, that's what. Who are you going to meet in there? Nobody. Where are the notice boards offering flatshares and vacant slots in bands destined for superstardom? Who's going to tell you to stop listening to that and start listening to this? Go ahead and save yourself a couple of quid. The saving will cost you a career, a set of cool friends, musical taste and, eventually, your soul. Record stores can't save your life. But they can give you a better one.. " --Nick Hornby