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.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

House of Records

House of Records Eugene Oregon
Open - 258 E. 13th Ave., Eugene Oregon 97401

Once I saw a picture of it on the Internet, I knew I had to go.  A blue house filled with records.  My sister had a wedding (her oldest son) and so we made a slight detour to this Eugene institution, in business since 1971,  Seems Oregon is the land of record stores.  Dig the cool record dividers.  A bit of everything in the store, both new and used. Got a nice copy of the original Belle & Sebastian The Life Pursuit, and a reissue of Of Montreal  The Gay Parade (quite a good record).

House of Records Eugene Oregon Store Front

Here's an interview with store clerks describing the store that appearing in Light in the Attic in 2011.

And here's a video on YouTube titled House of Records' Greg Sutherland on why vinyl came back from 2015 interview Mr. Sutherland on the story and its history, with more pictures of what the store has to offer.

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