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I Need That Record! The Death (or Possible Survival) of the Independent Record Store -- A feature documentary examining why over 3,000 independent record stores have closed across the U.S. in the past decade.

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Glenn Branca ... Himself
Pat Carney ... Himself

Noam Chomsky ... Himself
Chris Frantz ... Himself
Bob Gruen ... Himself
Patterson Hood ... Himself
Lenny Kaye ... Himself
Ian MacKaye ... Himself
Legs McNeil ... Himself
Thurston Moore ... Himself
Mike Watt ... Himself

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Brendan Toller 
 
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Andrew Marino .... producer
Keith Overton .... associate producer
Jeff Slocum .... producer
Brendan Toller .... producer
 
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Brendan Toller 
 
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Brendan Toller 
 
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Matt Newman .... animator
 

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
half told story, 11 August 2010
Author: rob o'cop from japan

there's definitely a story to be told in the every changing world of music delivery and why its changing. This doco touched on a number of key issues but lessened the impact by telling it in loaded language where it could have backed up what it was saying with facts and statistics. Instead we get a lot of conjecture and a picture that makes rock and roll look the un-coolest it ever has. Old men in sweaters talking about the evil empire and days gone by. Maybe that's the story the makers wanted to tell, but then there's the obvious affection for older mediums and the very valid argument of the erosion of community, so we really get mixed messages. This doco doesn't clear up any misconceptions or add much we didn't already know about the decline of the indie record store but at least it gets it all in one place for those new to the topic.

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