A documentary feature examining why over 3000 independent record stores have closed across the U.S. in the past decade. Many sources all pose threats on the very well being of our favorite ...
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A documentary feature examining why over 3000 independent record stores have closed across the U.S. in the past decade. Many sources all pose threats on the very well being of our favorite record stores. Will these stores die or will they survive?Written by
Arrested adolescence is not a valid business model
This documentary would lead one to believe that the problem with independent record stores is "capitalist greed". What it inadvertently points out is that many of the indie record store 'types' interviewed don't have the drive and seriousness to make a small business succeed. For every great indie vinyl store that I've frequented over the years, I've been to a baker's dozen with overpriced, poorly organized stock, obnoxious hipster clerks and a filthy, depressing shop space. And why the hell is a Communist America-hating academic like Noam Chomsky being interviewed here? I love indie music, punk rock and have collected vinyl (& styrene) records since 1961, but this film did not speak to me. I was actually glad to see most of these losers unemployed by the end of the film. And worst of all it made authentic American rock heroes like Ian M. and Lenny K. look kinda pathetic by appearing with this parade of losers.
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