Vinyls are having a resurgence, and we love it. Record Store Day is fast approaching, and this year Dave Grohl is joining in the celebration as the 2015 Ambassador. Grohl has browsed many a music shop, finding treasures that have had a lasting impact on his life and his music. He still maintains a great love and appreciation for the independent record society. He said:

“I found my calling in the back bin of a dark, dusty record store.  

1975’s K-Tel’s Blockbuster 20 Original Hits by the original Stars featuring Alice Cooper, War, Kool and the Gang, Average White Band and many more, bought at a small record shop in my suburban Virginia neighborhood, it was this record that changed my life and made me want to become a musician. The second that I heard Edgar Winter’s “Frankenstein” kick in, I was hooked. My life had been changed forever. This was the first day of the rest of my life.  

More recently, I’ve been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to rediscover this sense of excitement, that magical feeling of finding something all one’s own, by watching my kids go through it. Watching them realize how crucial and intertwined every part of this experience is, I relive the magic of my earliest experiences with vinyl singles and albums, their artwork, liners notes etc. all over again and again.  

I believe that the power of the record store to inspire is still alive and well, and that their importance to our next generation of musicians is crucial.”

Record Store Day will take place on Saturday the 18th of April worldwide.

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