Good Records NYC
As I alluded to earlier, I found (and took, thanks mom!) a comprehensive and rare collection of vinyl records by The Beatles, Elvis, as well as a few choice selections from the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead. Playing those records brought me back to a time and place in my life that I hadn't been in awhile. It also harkens me back to a time when we would listen to entire songs (no skipping) and entire albums (it takes time to switch). Both my memories of punk rock and Please Kill Me motivated me to expand this budding collection and buy the vinyls of The New York Dolls, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Patti Smith, and The Ramones to name a few.
Good Records NYC has been in the East Village for 12 years and is thriving! Its inventory is offline and only available in the store, imagine that! Therefore, you have to go in religiously because the inventory changes all the time. Part of the fun is scavenging through hundreds of records to potentially see the one you want. It is the perfect task for the true finder! After all, if something is easy to find, is it as rewarding? Ahhh .... existentialist questions!