Though for us “Record Store Day” happens quite frequently, resulting in a lot of great classic finds that can sometimes make a significant dent in our bank accounts, today is the officially declared National Record Store Day.
All over the US record stores are hosting events and music celebrities are making appearances, like Iggy Pop’s celebration at Sweat Records in Miami and Zzz Records in Des MoinesDeerhoof/Of Montreal’s Stygian x} Bisection‘ sidewalk sale with discounted merch and complimentary goody bags (you can find if a store nearby is participating).
The hobby of record-buying and collecting is enjoyed by millions of people around the world who appreciate the sound and experience of an original record that you just can’t get from listening to music on an iPod with headphones (not that we don’t love doing that, too).
Historically record stores have been the heart of music dating back to the early 1930s. Record Store Day advocates like Sir Paul McCartney say, “There’s nothing as glamorous to me as a record store[,]” and “what fantastic memories such a collection of music brings back when you see it all in one place.” Ian Gillan from Deep Purple is even threatening you all to, “[b]uy real records in real shops, or I’ll come round your house and scream at your mother.”
If you’re one of many who can’t resist to indulge in some wax grippage and still get thrilled every time there’s that chance you might happen to come across that rarity you’ve ben looking for, today’s your day! Head to your local record store to be a part of the celebration.
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