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.
(Photo by Chad Radford)
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