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

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by HS Cult Leader, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. HS Cult Leader

    HS Cult Leader Elite Member Gold

    Reputations:
    62,443
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2012
    Messages:
    16,746
    Likes Received:
    27,405
    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.


    [​IMG]
    Sunset Strip, Hollywood

    [​IMG]

     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2016
  2. DrivenByDemons

    DrivenByDemons VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    41,448
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    77,003
    Likes Received:
    51,632
    Oh
     
  3. Shortwave98

    Shortwave98 Cookies Bitch Banned User

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2013
    Messages:
    31,224
    Likes Received:
    31,962
    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.
     
  4. DrivenByDemons

    DrivenByDemons VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    41,448
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    77,003
    Likes Received:
    51,632
    This is the best BTW.

     
    Shortwave98 likes this.
  5. Dan

    Dan Do you like my car?

    Reputations:
    6,523
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2013
    Messages:
    1,920
    Likes Received:
    5,337
    Where would one view this documentary?
     
    Cunt, Turtle Man and GoshGeeGolly like this.
  6. Shortwave98

    Shortwave98 Cookies Bitch Banned User

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2013
    Messages:
    31,224
    Likes Received:
    31,962
    Was there once!
     
    TeeDonkey and DrivenByDemons like this.
  7. 50milliondude

    50milliondude Active Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2014
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    162
    Is this the Colin Hanks doc? I am looking forward to that.
     
  8. kauzpayne2002

    kauzpayne2002 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    -8,713
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2012
    Messages:
    1,209
    Likes Received:
    634
    tower records training video

     
  9. You Knew!

    You Knew! Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    2,299
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,398
    Likes Received:
    1,458
    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.

    [​IMG]
     
    Turbongr, TeeDonkey and GoshGeeGolly like this.
  10. reno

    reno VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    85,100
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Messages:
    15,858
    Likes Received:
    48,196
    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.
     
    RONNIE THE CLAW likes this.
  11. Sloppyjoe

    Sloppyjoe ENHANCED HUMAN Gold

    Reputations:
    228,104
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2015
    Messages:
    34,068
    Likes Received:
    66,276
    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
     
  12. Slickwoody

    Slickwoody Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    48
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2014
    Messages:
    275
    Likes Received:
    596
    I work at a record store that has been open and independently owned for 42 years.
     
  13. propagandhi

    propagandhi Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2013
    Messages:
    668
    Likes Received:
    783
    Living on the east side of the country, I found out about this store because of the arcade/dreamcast game crazy taxi
     
    Dan and Slickwoody like this.
  14. RONNIE THE CLAW

    RONNIE THE CLAW Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    1,465
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,532
    Likes Received:
    4,749
    Tower records were a big deal in New York too. Spent many a day getting lost in this store. Loved them!
     
  15. Crazy Marcus

    Crazy Marcus Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    153
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2012
    Messages:
    822
    Likes Received:
    603
    My sister went to school with Colin hanks in Sacramento. He was supposedly a great guy, the opposite of that wigger chet haze
     
  16. Turtle Man

    Turtle Man Hello Darling

    Reputations:
    11,966
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Messages:
    10,739
    Likes Received:
    15,080
    We had one here in New York
    Pearl jam promoted ten there. Loved that store
     
    GLguygardner and Pooh bear like this.
  17. Mack29

    Mack29 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    1,243
    Joined:
    May 14, 2012
    Messages:
    1,673
    Likes Received:
    3,162
    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.
     
  18. Pooh bear

    Pooh bear Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    6
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2014
    Messages:
    16,540
    Likes Received:
    41,325
    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.
     
    Turtle Man likes this.
  19. Cheryl Marie

    Cheryl Marie Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    273
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2014
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    429
    Thanks for this, Pooh! I spent most my much younger days there.
     
  20. Cheryl Marie

    Cheryl Marie Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    273
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2014
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    429
    Is it on Netflix?