Vinyl Revolution
Vinyl Revolution
By: jbhthescots@mac.com, Categories: Words & Images, 2 comments

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We are in the midst of a vinyl revolution. You’ve heard that phrase over and over again, but it really is true. People all over the world—young and old—are discovering and rediscovering the warmth and tonality of high fidelity vinyl sound and experiential listening one record sleeve and liner note at a time. But where does one procure such archaic wares?

 

Well, outside of your parents’ basement, eBay, not to mention charity/thrift shops, there are still in existence these little places called “record stores,” with scuffed wooden floors, a couple of turntables strewn about, and packed to the gills with thousands of records. It smells like the attic at your grandma’s house, but the soundtrack playing in the store is really somethin’ else.

 

If you’re lucky, you have one of these incredible retail establishments in your town –  and when I was in Seattle, I was spoiled for choice, but the ultimate destination was always Dave Voorhees’ wonderful Bop Street Records, in Ballard, where you felt you’d died and gone to vinyl Heaven. But, if you’re not so fortunate, you may have to hunt far and wide for a suitable shop. Here in Glasgow, what there is is very tiny in comparison to Bop St., such Play It Again Records (as the photo taken inside) at the back of Ruthven Lane, just off Byres Road.

 

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  • I've been in this shop - not bad, but I prefer Mixed Up Records in Otago Lane. Fans of 2nd hand vinyl aren't well served in Glasgow. Maybe there just isn't that much in the city?

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