Ghosts of Record Stores Past and Present

Much of my youth was spent hunting for and playing vinyl. I have created this site to remember many of the stores I've visited. Don't try and visit them without calling first, as many of them are no longer with us. If I've posted a picture of a store that you want me to delete please let me know and I'll take it down. To see a particular store just open the photo album with its name on it or click on the green (open) or red (closed) marker in the map below. Expanding the map will reveal more stores in the same city.

The site also contains links to interesting articles and information on record shops and record collecting and fine musical suggestions and playlists for your listening pleasure (with You Tube links so you can check them out for yourself). The Playlists can be found by scrolling to a separate section of the index under the heading musical resources. And our latest addition, Song of the Day, a glimpse at what's playing on my stereo today, appears there as well.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Violent Femmes - Blister In The Sun

Song of the Day

Today's song of the day is the Violent Femmes - Blister In The Sun.  From 1983's debut album, the Violent Femmes, this is acoustic punk, written while (most of) the guys were in or just out of a Milwaukee high school.  The video features excerpts from the 1997 classic Grosse Point Blank, starring John Cusak as a hitman on a job who returns to his home town for his high school reunion.  The movie also stars Minnie Driver, and Alan Arkin, and features a great sound track.

Here is a link to a September 2013 interview with the band that appeared in the Village Voice.

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