Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Steve Albini ruminates on Record Store Day...

Posted By on Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 2:57 PM


In an ad for Chicago's long-standing record shopping institution, Reckless Records that appeared last week's issue of the Chicago Reader, veteran musician / producer / philospher and Touch & Go Records icon Steve Albibni (Shellac, Big Black, Rapeman) weighed-in with a heartfelt essay on Record Store Day.

In his essay, titled Tomatillos, "pop" & Neil Young,  Albini likens honest-to-goodness record stores to farmers' markets, and explains just what it is that makes them so much cooler and culturally relevant than the Best Buys and Barnes & Nobles that dot the landscape.

Click below to read the essay as it appeared in the Reader.

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