“The shop smells of stale smoke, damp and plastic dust-covers, and it’s narrow and dingy and dirty and overcrowded….this is what record shops should look like, and only Phil Collins’ fans bother with those that look as clean and wholesome as a suburban Habitat.”
Record Store Day Website
Last Shop standing teaser clip
Sound it Out trailer
High Fidelity Film – Saturday afternoon clip
Flicking through music especially vinyl, on a Saturday afternoon in Newcastle holds a certain heartwarming magic. The exhilaration of finding long searched for albums, hearing a new fascinating track or being absorbed by cover artwork is an important part of my weekend chill out process. Great record shops are always strange, not usually suited to their space but are filled with characters and assistants who genuinely care and know about music. And whilst some shops have sadly gone, many survive adapting better than those larger stores on the high street. Your little local record store still needs support, so this weekend, do them a favour and buy a record. Hopefully I will see you at the till with some Peter Gabriel.