Tuesday 4 September 2012
Last Shop Standing
I've said it before and I'll say it again, please SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT RECORD SHOPS. In the 80s there were 2200 independent shops selling vinyl in the UK, but by 2009 that number had dropped dramatically to a mere 269 across the WHOLE country. This week, rather than shell out your hard earned wages on vinyl online, get yourself out and about, find a record shop you haven't visited in a while. There's no better feeling than finding a piece of vinyl that you never knew you wanted. And who knows, you might even unearth a lost gem covered in dust in the bargain bin! Now that ain't gonna happen on the internet now is it? Take a peep at this forthcoming documentary about the rise and fall of the humble record shop.