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your last lp purchase at a 'normal' record store

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your last lp purchase at a 'normal' record store

Postby bpdp3 » Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:11 am

Was trying to recall when and where I picked up my last piece of vinyl at a 'standard' record store back in the day.

Of course since I've bought a ton used and I know new releases come out all the time on vinyl, but I mean a record store just before CD's took over and the records were relegated to '2nd string' status.

For me, I think it was the brand new Jane's Addiction Nothing's Shocking album - -I'd read a review and it sounded like the hot new thing. I remember being in the store and noticing that their vinyl supply was dwindling, as if they weren't restocking. Soon after that, there were CD's in the vinyl racks.

Sound about right time-wise, as well.

Do you remember when it first hit you, standing in a record store, that records were going to no longer be the music-listening staple they were?
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Re: your last lp purchase at a 'normal' record store

Postby wavecover » Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:15 pm


if you said jane's addiction is probably a long distance call ?

a dude standing there like saying that last time i heard that was in 2002, well he was into that
the more formal store went in never, was in that time too if you did formaly explain
let me see why the PLACE in some part of a, part of a, ''scene died'' then ? .. it' wasnt a cd you said no man, i think i .
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Re: your last lp purchase at a 'normal' record store

Postby obs » Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:54 am

Hmm, depends what you mean by "normal".

In Canada, by 1990, almost all the standard/chain stores stopped selling vinyl. I remember buying a bunch of hole-punched Nettwerk 12"es from A&B Sound, which were hidden away upstairs. Being into techno, I was buying European records at the import stores well into the mid-90s, including stuff like Depeche Mode, New Order, Claudia Brueken's album, etc. I didn't buy a CD player until Dec 1993, and even then, I think the only CDs I bought were old 80s stuff, for cheap, or used CDs (got Depeche's Construction Time, original Intercord pressing for about $3).

One of the last records I remember buying new was Depeche's World in My Eyes L12, around 1997, at Virgin Megastore downtown Vancouver. For some reason, I think Mute found a bunch of extra copies lying around. No blue, plastic jacket, though, but still happy to find a copy.

Trivia: I'm still using the same 1993 CD player today. It was a bottom end Pioneer, dual trays, about $180CAD. This thing has logged a shitload of hours :mrgreen: .
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