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Here's some words of support from people who love their record stores.
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Records are the best
A record is a record, a physical memory
You hold in your hands, belongs to you and the band.
Remember the girl you were with when you first heard it
Where you were when you bought it?
Pull it out the rack, drop the needle, stare at the cover, read the words
Spill the wine, taste that...etc.
Always there for you. Its yours. Own it. Give it away. Find it again ten years later.
Blood sweat and tears, Hourly, daily, Definitely, maybe.
Years and years and days and seconds and half-remembered dreams.
Its yours, yours and theirs, time's gentle test
Records are the Best.
I always loved going to my local record store. The owner would know so much about music and I especially loved going through the vinyl section with my friends. It would become a competition to see who could get the coolest release first. I think record stores are an important reserve of knowledge, a certain kind of music community that you just don't get anywhere else.
Lance Ferguson (The Bamboos)
Without support from local record stores at a grassroots level, bands like The Bamboos would be lucky to get off the ground. Sure you can buy everything online: but nothing beats hearing something LOUD through the speakers in a record store and thinking: "what the f&!%k is this? ! I MUST own it!
Jay Watson (Pond, Tame Impala)
Kids! POND say buy records from record stores because they have big pictures on them and don't sound like digital botox cheeseburgers. Unfortunately the POND can't be there this year as we are busy touring in some place.