Skip to comments.Record Store Day celebrates vinyl and its fans
Posted on 04/13/2009 1:23:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
...when the second annual Record Store Day arrives Saturday, artists and labels will be out in force: More than 1,000 stores worldwide... will offer in-store events or performances by dozens of artists...
...A resurgence in interest in vinyl records (with sales climbing 89 percent last year to 1.8 million) has helped these independent operators stay in business...
"The reality is we were over-retailed," says Michael Kurtz, president of Record Store Day and the marketing company Music Monitor Network. "We had about four times as many stores as the market could bear... But there are new ones still coming, and it's because there is still a need that humans have to hold and own things. ... That is never going away, and we're going to super-serve those customers."
...In Chicago, the emergence of the independently owned Wax Trax Records on Lincoln Avenue in the 1970s galvanized the local underground scene. The store became a conduit for punk and new-wave imports from Europe, and a Who's Who of local musicians worked behind the counter...
The scenario was the same in countless cities nationwide. Indie stores were part of a network of fanzines, college radio stations and independent record labels crucial to the development of numerous artists in the '80s and '90s, from Prince and the Replacements to Nirvana and De La Soul...
"We have people coming into the store buying vinyl that don't even have turntables yet..." says Dave Crain, proprietor of the vinyl-only Dave's Records in Lincoln Park.
That attitude is amplified by Rich Bengloff, president of the American Association of Independent Music. "The indie store is part of the culture of a community," he says. "No one goes into a Best Buy to be part of the community's culture. They go there to buy a commodity..."
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Nazz Nazz on red vinyl.
Yamaha YP-211 with an Ortofon FF15-XE cartridge...beauooootiful.
Some say (weasel words) that Aqualung by Jethro Tull was the “warmest” album ever recorded on vinyl.
What do you mean by “warmest?”
Very nice! Good tech will always be good tech.
A few years back, someone bought the old record library of the public radio station that was next door from the public TV station hub. About half the collection was taken and the rest put out in the dumpster. A few of us grabbed some. A few were valuable, the most were later given away.
As apposed to a digital waveform which is a lot of stair steps up and down. The analogue waveform (vinyl)is more smooth especially when played on a tube type (no transistors) amplifier. Compare a florescent light to an incandescent light. A florescent light can get irritating at times. This is only my opinion but a lot of audiophiles agree with me.
Nope. My YP-211 is perfectly matched with my Yamaha CA-610 amp and I wouldn’t trade my wooden beauties for anything. Well...almost anything.