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Sound It Out record store documentary inspires More Than Music project

Jeanie Finlay, director of the wonderful Sound It Out record shop documentary, has a new project.

More Than Music is an online project – a memory bank – enabling people to write about their favourite record shop by tagging the shop, telling stories and sharing tracks that they’ve bought there. You can eulogise a shop that’s gone or celebrate your favourite existing shop.

With 500 record shops closing in the UK alone over the past five years, let’s use this to help keep those we love still open.

 

2 Comments

  • Paul Hobson says:

    Record shops in Sheffield in the late 70′s and early 80′s used to be staffed by lovely, unattainable girls who always knew exactly the sort of music I should be listening to. And they would play it and 9 times out of 10 they’d be right. They used to play good music and they used to know their stuff and they used to be good places to hang around.

  • Amado says:

    There was a small record store across from my University in Los Angeles (in the late 90′s) that I used to frequent daily. It was small, staff had little knowledge of music, but if you devoted some time to digging through its racks, you could always find some rare gems.

    This is the store where my knowledge of New Order’s catalog went from Blue Monday to Temmptation, where I found a little band from England called Pulp which, shaped my listening preferences for ever and where I learned that Chopin’s nocturne’s are truly works of art; not just something you have to pretend to like.

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