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.


Monday, March 17, 2014

Song of the Day

Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild

Today's song of the day is Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild   From 1968, this song is credited with the birth of heavy metal ("heavy metal thunder") and features a snarling vocal, and swirling organ.  It was written by Mars Bonfire, who was not in the band.  Its well known for its appearance in Easy Rider (1969), which added a motorcycle to the song, and cemented the song's tie to bikers everywhere.  Rolling Stone magazine rated it 124th best song of all time. 

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