Entertainment A Cool Documentary About The Greatest Record Stores Ever... TOWER RECORDS!

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  1. HS Cult Leader

    HS Cult Leader Elite Member Gold

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    I'm watching this new documentary right now about the history of Tower Records. If you grew up in California, you'll know it, if not you should have.


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    Oh
     
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    We had three Tower records here in the Chicago area. I miss them. I found a copy of the Turner Diaries and the Anarchist Cookbook there.
     
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    This is the best BTW.

     
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  5. Dan

    Dan Do you like my car?

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    Where would one view this documentary?
     
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    Shortwave98 A-Number 1 Banned User

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    Was there once!
     
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    Is this the Colin Hanks doc? I am looking forward to that.
     
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    tower records training video

     
  9. You Knew!

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    My friends and I would cut classes, take the bus into San Francisco, and spend the day hanging out at the Tower Records at Bay and Columbus.

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    I had a friend who worked there. We were talking when someone came up and said "this record isn't marked" without missing a beat he took out his pen and drew a mark on the record and said "now it's marked."
    He didn't last long on the job.
     
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    Dave Grohl did a doc called "sound city" a few years back about the rise and fall of the recording studios and one in particular because of the age of digital pro tools etc.

    being in my 30s i have wandered some scummy little record shops in shady areas of down town san fransisco as a little kid. thumbed through records, tapes and then cd's. now everything is downloadable, which is great, but damn i miss real record stores
     
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    I work at a record store that has been open and independently owned for 42 years.
     
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    Living on the east side of the country, I found out about this store because of the arcade/dreamcast game crazy taxi
     
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    Tower records were a big deal in New York too. Spent many a day getting lost in this store. Loved them!
     
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    My sister went to school with Colin hanks in Sacramento. He was supposedly a great guy, the opposite of that wigger chet haze
     
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    Turtle Man Hello Darling

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    We had one here in New York
    Pearl jam promoted ten there. Loved that store
     
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    Used to have them in Philly area. I would spend hours in there.
    Picked up a lot of great music over the years.
    I miss that place.
     
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    I've been on such a Pearl Jam kick lately.
    I'm not even that big of a fan but that cd brings me right back to that time in my life. Just watched a good doc about them too.
     
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    Thanks for this, Pooh! I spent most my much younger days there.
     
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    Is it on Netflix?