A trip to the record store these days is an act of compassion.
Sure there are plenty of new releases out on vinyl. In fact vinyl records are the fastest growing sales segment in the music industry.
But most record stores fill the majority of their shelves with vintage LPs. These are the records that get traded in by people who have no use for them anymore.
Maybe they inherited a collection from their parents or grandparents and they’re just not that into music. Or maybe they’ve played the records a million times and just aren’t into the bands anymore. Or maybe they thought vinyl died out 30 years ago.
Yet when I and other collectors come in to a record store we see the value in the classic pieces of wax. Continue reading