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Title: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 08, 2011, 06:58:42 pm
Licorice Pizza

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/Licorice%20Pizza/Licorice-Pizza.jpg)

I miss this place. This was the ultimate in cool for a "big chain" franchise. It was primarily located in Southern California, so most of you peeps probably have never heard of Licorice Pizza. So, what made this place better than the other Record shops of the day? First off, as a kid, it just seemed larger than life with all the Music Posters hanging on the wall, the cutout displays, the rows and rows of vinyl LP's, the counter that was too tall for me to even reach when paying for my records, the music blasting over the P.A. System and the crown jewel in making me a fan for life...free licorice. Red Vines! I stayed away from the black crap. But the Red Vines were awesome! You didn't even have to buy anything in the store and they would give you a rope to take home.

Fun fact, the last record/vinyl I bought from my local store was KISS' Creatures Of The Night. I bought most of my KISS albums as well as pretty much every thing else there. I miss that place for a lot of reasons. There are certain stores from my childhood that I wish still existed and this is one of them.

So, post here your favorite Record store then and now. Give me something good to read!! (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_smile.gif)
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 08, 2011, 07:03:02 pm
FYI, the Licorice Pizza Logo STILL kicks so much ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/notworthy.gif)

I wish I could find information about the person that did the artwork though. :::sigh:::
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Mac on November 09, 2011, 06:46:27 am
Licorice Pizza, based in Glendale, where I was born  ;D, opened its first store in Long Beach in 1969. Founder James Greenwood borrowed the company's name from remarks made in a comedy sketch on an album by '60s folk singers Bud and Travis (I also read something about Abbott and Costello). The entertainers mused about sprinkling their records with sesame seeds and selling them as licorice pizzas.

"Jimmy thought that was funny and that it might make a good name for a store," said Ruth Sims, senior vice president and general manager of Licorice Pizza.

It is an excellent logo. Love it. I just may buy a t-shirt
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Mac on November 09, 2011, 06:47:39 am
Peaches Records and Tapes is one of my first experiences with music. It was the chain store to go to.

Vintage Vinyl (not a chain) was introduced to me by a fellow fan of music. He invited me one Saturday to go downtown to Soulard Market where these two guys set up a table with 3 ‘peaches’ crates full of used LP’s. They were fairly new, in perfect condition. I distinctly remember buying Blonde’s Eat To The Beat. It was kind of a trip to go downtown, so I didn’t do it much, but the guys business expanded so quickly they eventually wound up buying an old movie theater in The Loop, a very eclectic area primarily with college students. When I was heavy into music buying, this was the place to go. I go rarely now (I have nothing to do with vinyl any longer), but on occasion I do visit just to see how the place is doing. They are still going strong. Those days of flipping through the vinyl bins bring back so many great memories.

(http://www.reviewstl.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/vintage-vinyl-ucity-delmar-loop.jpg)
Logo is OK, not as cool as Licorice

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2480/3570241864_4bf4bed7b5.jpg)
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 09, 2011, 06:48:28 am

It is an excellent logo. Love it. I just may buy a t-shirt

I've been contemplating buying one myself since last night when I did a search for Licorice Pizza and came across the shirts. Great minds........
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 09, 2011, 07:17:05 am
Tower Records - San Diego / Sports Arena Blvd.

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/Tower%20Records/TWSanDiegoNightTime.jpg)

Tower Records - Los Angeles / Sunset Strip

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/Tower%20Records/Tower_Records_SunsetMedRez.jpg)

When Licorice Pizza was sold and then eventually morphed into Sam Goody's, I eventually wound up going to Tower Records...a lot. This was my home away from home for the next few hundred years. Even though TR was pricey, they always had cool sh*t with the posters, tshirts, keychains and all that other stuff they would pack into their stores that made it an event to just shop there. Even though we had two Tower Records in San Diego, I stuck mainly with the one closet to home. The top pic (I didn't take the pic. Not mine) is right across the street from the San Diego Sports Arena (as seen in Almost Famous (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/dvd's-blu-rays/almost-famous-untitled-(2000)/)). The other Tower Records in San Diego that I would only go to when I would swing by Guitar Center was out past San Diego State University.

Whenever I was in LA, I would hit Tower Records on Sunset Strip, which is the 2nd picture above and can also been seen in Tom Petty's video for Into The Great Wide Open. I wish I could find video of Licorice Pizza somewhere. It doesn't have to be a music video. News report of something would be enough for me. :::sigh:::


Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Into The Great Wide Open

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqmFxgEGKH0&ob=av2e

Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 09, 2011, 07:40:40 am
I was talking to my friend last night about Licorice Pizza and the talk turned back to Tower Records and we ended up talking about the night we both went to the midnight release for Guns 'N Roses Use Your Illusions 1 & 2 down at Tower Records (Sports Arena Blvd). It was so random to run into him down there as I hadn't seen or talked to him in a couple of years. I had just gotten off from work around 11:30 that night and went straight to TR to get my copies. The line was pretty long. As I started walking toward the end, in the middle some dude called out to me. It was him. I cut in line. I'm an evil person that got his copies sooner, rather than later.

Bwahahahahaaha. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/DevilLaughing.gif) Evil!

Thanks buddy!

They had a News Crew out there filming live that night. I know I have it somewhere on tape. But I have moved so much since then, that I have no idea what tape it's on or where the tape even is.

Bah!!!
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 17, 2012, 09:17:24 pm
I've been to that tower in LA a few times....last time I went would have been back around 1988 or so...I am pretty sure it's long gone.

the tower here was really great....and as chip has already said...if you were a kid growing up in PB during the 70's Licorice Pizza was a lot of fun.  Posters, records, lots of blank tapes so you could make copies of your records....and free licorice..which I don't even like....but the bag was always super cool

:)
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 17, 2012, 09:20:50 pm
I bought my first CD's there too back in.....man I want to say 1981...no probably 1982.....Rush only had 2 CD's  out at the time (most bands didn't have back catalogs out yet...only their most current records were being put to disc) so my first CD's were Rush ; Moving Pictures and Signals, The Firm, and also Deep Purple Perfect Strangers.....I remember also when the Rolling Stones who I think were the first band to actually go BACK and release older albums...it was actually a very big deal and seemed SO strange at the time/

""whoa you can get an OLD album on CD.""

crazy how times have changed.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 17, 2012, 09:21:19 pm
I have to find the last known copy of my Licorice Pizza paper bag. It's in the 2nd garage in a box. I made sure to double bag THAT bag and then add a force field around it. This is priceless to me. I can't remember if they ever had plastic bags like Tower Records did. Not sure anyone was really using plastic bags back then. But the paper ones were f ucking awesome and I would just draw and redraw the logo all the time.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 17, 2012, 09:22:16 pm
hahahahaha that's cool!
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 17, 2012, 09:23:15 pm
I bought my first CD's there too back in.....

At Licorice Pizza? I don't remember them carrying any CD's. Maybe it was Sam Goody's that it morphed into?
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 17, 2012, 09:27:55 pm
I guess that's possible...I for sure got them at that "site" I remember so clearly go in and looking through the racks, where they were in the store.....I looked through CD's there tons of times

what year do you think Licorice Pizza closed?

I can totally figure out when I bought the discs...just based on the release dates.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 17, 2012, 09:28:43 pm
lots of blank tapes so you could make copies of your records....

Lars Ulrich tried to sue Licorice Pizza as a 14 year old kid because he thought blank tapes were EVIL.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 17, 2012, 09:30:56 pm
I guess that's possible...I for sure got them at that "site" I remember so clearly go in and looking through the racks, where they were in the store.....I looked through CD's there tons of times

what year do you think Licorice Pizza closed?

I can totally figure out when I bought the discs...just based on the release dates.

Well, personally I didn't see CD's on the racks until I started going to Tower Records and that came after the Decline of Western....I mean Licorice Pizza. Sam Goody's at the time was in the thick of doing movie rentals and were pushing VHS....hard.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 17, 2012, 09:44:16 pm
I was thinking that when I wrote it...not Lars but how "blank tapes and making copies" would somehow effect the record companies.

greed is what ****ed them.  They lied to the public and basically said..."look CD's are only going to be MORE expensive for a little while...they are actually cheaper to make than records"  (which they are) That was their exact words.....and then they proceeded to charge twice as much for them...and even took it as far as charging $16 bucks...$18 and MORE....so all of a sudden you have records that used to cost 7-9 bucks costing 16.....then 18 and up and up...it was a joke and they never did lower the prices.......they all got rich and people finally said **** YOU this is a rip off...albums should be like $10...or we can just get them free.  I am not saying that's right...but look at any riot that happens..you push people far enough...eventually it's going to snap back in your face....they go crazy and just start grabbing anything and everything...it's not about what they really want....they just go nuts and take anything and everything not bolted down.

if they want to play nice which they don't they could probably even this out.

instead they now charge $75 for a double album on vinyl....concert tickets are through the roof, band shirts are like $45-60...with things like hoodies being something like $100/

so they didn't change at all...they took a HUGE hit.    But the greed is still there and they are trying desperately to get back to raking in the cash.

I don't see it happening.

the musicians suffer but you know...the labels did this....they can try and blame the public.  It was their fault.

Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 17, 2012, 09:51:06 pm
I bought all those cd's there and that's where I saw the Stones when they released their full catalog on CD's...I'd go back in forth around the rows (remember they were basically the length of the store...so you'd go waaaaaaay back to the far wall of the shop and then have to turn around to come back down)...debating what I was going to buy because I usually only had enough money for maybe 1 album two tops...so the choice was always torture!

but they absolutely had CD's there....it would have been between 1982-1984.

they even had a Black Sabbath greatest hits record on CD there I'd never seen on vinyl...it had a Bosch painting on the cover.

here's a link to the cover...I remember being in shock when I saw it because one it was on CD and two I'd never even seen the album before.  I didn't get it because I had all the songs already on LP...but the cover was extremely tempting

http://www.black-sabbath.com/images/covers/greatesthits_nems.jpg

Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 17, 2012, 09:52:41 pm
What they were charging when CD's first came on the scene was the reason why I resisted it for so f ucking long. I was still buying tapes because that was the "cheapest" format left at around 8 bucks brand new. As I mention earlier in this thread, when Tower Records did the midnight opening for Use Your Illusions 1 and 2, I went with cassettes instead of the CD's because they were way too expensive for my taste.

The music industry STILL doesn't get it and are overcharging on everything. Mac brought up the fact that Sony jacked the price up on Whitney Houston's box set a mere 12 hours after she died. Now THAT'S f ucked up. I can't find the link. I thought it was in the Whitney Houston thread. Mac, where is it?
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 17, 2012, 09:53:58 pm
I tunes did the same thing with her catalog...they are leaches.

it's disgusting....and all about money

big shock.

Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 17, 2012, 09:54:53 pm
That link is forbidden or broken.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 17, 2012, 09:57:17 pm
I just used the link and it worked fine.

from the thread directly.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 17, 2012, 09:59:31 pm
I keep clicking on it and getting a page that says 'Forbidden'. Not sure what's going on.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 17, 2012, 10:01:49 pm
maybe you have a firewall or something up...that prevents you from going there.

I always check my links right after I post them...so I'd checked it before I even saw your post and it worked....then I read it didn't work for you...and tried it again and it worked fine.

so I can't really say what the issue is.


Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 17, 2012, 10:03:04 pm
No worries dude.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 18, 2012, 10:36:54 am
I've been to that tower in LA a few times....last time I went would have been back around 1988 or so...I am pretty sure it's long gone.


Fun fact, in Slash's (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/books/slash-slash/msg174/#msg174) book, he had some cool and funny stories to talk about regarding the Tower Records on Sunset Blvd; stories about his time shoplifting and then as an employee there. Good stuff to read.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 18, 2012, 09:09:18 pm
nice will have to check it out.

would be interesting to know what years he worked there.....I wonder if I ever stopped in when he was working.  I doubt it....my guess is he was working there probably in 1984 or around then.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 18, 2012, 09:14:24 pm
Not sure if he dropped an exact date of his employment there.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Mac on February 19, 2012, 05:25:19 am
Yea, I'm getting a forbidden too
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Mac on February 19, 2012, 05:42:42 am
You guys might have had Peaches Records and Tapes. Nothing really exceptional except for the huge reproduction art pieces of album covers.

Just rows and rows of product in a rather clinically clean huge warehouse.

(http://irritatedtulsan.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/peaches2.jpg)

(http://www.themortonreport.com/2011/08/18/Peaches.jpg)
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 19, 2012, 06:26:42 am
You guys might have had Peaches Records and Tapes. Nothing really exceptional except for the huge reproduction art pieces of album covers.

Just rows and rows of product in a rather clinically clean huge warehouse.

I knew the name Peaches Records from somewhere, but I can't say that it existed here. Maybe it was a downtown shop, but it certainly wasn't in town, that's for sure.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 19, 2012, 06:29:35 am
Yea, I'm getting a forbidden too

My guess is that once the page was established on Boyinblack's computer, the cache saved an open link on his end, but for those outside of his cache, we will see the 'Forbidden' error page.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 19, 2012, 03:12:09 pm
yeah never heard of it either....Peaches..

..............

and

not sure why the link is forbidden...it works for me for some strange reason

?

no big deal it's just an old painting and the words Black Sabbath greatest Hits on it.

funny that some 25 years later that artist would be a pretty big influence on my work though...even as a kid my taste was consistent with what I am into now.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 19, 2012, 03:23:21 pm
You sure it wasn't a downtown store or something? I heard about it a long time ago. Or maybe I'm confusing it with Peaches en Regalia. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_popcorn.gif)(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_wink.gif)
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Mac on February 19, 2012, 06:14:23 pm
It is interesting about those things that influence each of us. It's the right chemistry of those thinks that just click in our minds. Some things I can't remember what happened last week, but I distinctly remember every detail of getting my first 5 albums from Columbia records in the mail. Including Black Sabbaths Master Of Reality. Every groove, the album cover, the hearing new music. Crystal clear. My perspective may have changed a tad, but still, heavy influence on my likes and dislikes today.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 19, 2012, 06:17:30 pm
I remember getting my first Vinyl....of anything, like it was yesterday. Very profound moment for me. FYI, it was KISS' Rock And Roll Over at Sears....2nd floor.....small "Record" shop in the back with crates and crates of Vinyls.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Mac on February 20, 2012, 06:02:57 am
Sears.... that's cool. I never knew they had such a thing.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 01, 2012, 10:31:36 am
I forgot to mention in my original post about Tower Records, that we had a 3rd Tower Records store that came long after the first two. It was over in the La Jolla Shopping Mall just off the Freeway. I completely forgot that it existed till it popped into my head the other day. I think the reason why I didn't remember it initially is because I rarely ever went there. I would say I didn't go there more than 15 times total. I just prefered sticking with the one near the Sports Arena.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 01, 2012, 10:34:51 am
Sears.... that's cool. I never knew they had such a thing.

Not sure if it was ever intended to be part of the store. The one I went to never looked like it belonged at all. It looked like somebody one day told the 'Manager', "Hey, we have some extra space in the back. It's not big, but we need to fill up that space anyway possible. How about selling some Records or something there"? Then they just put up some tables, a few racks, filled them in and presto..."Record Store". That's how it came off to me.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 03, 2012, 10:55:54 pm
The Final Days of Tower Records (San Diego, Sports Arena)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBh9__nB0IU

Goosebumps. Has it really been 6 years already? Sheesh.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 04, 2012, 11:22:50 am
oh wow cool.

I totally remember their last days...I was down there a few times when it was all closing down....everyone in town that grew up with that place was bummed it was leaving...and once it's gone for several years it was impossible to drive past there without saying "man it sucks tower is gone"

Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 04, 2012, 11:24:19 am
At least you can buy two suits for $99 now. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/facepalm_anim_test-03.gif)
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 04, 2012, 03:56:52 pm
hahahahaha is that what they put there?

I was just down there literally a few days ago...and I never even look anymore...I sort of let the past be the past and I just remember the kick-assness of it all

I really liked Tower Video too...I'll never forget the first time I saw a laser disc...I thought it was a record...because the size was exactly the same.

Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 04, 2012, 04:00:43 pm
Chip you wanna get goosebumps...at 55 seconds in that is the EXACT spot where I stood holding both the first KISS album and I believe Dressed to Kill going back and forth in my kid brain trying to decide which to get....it was probably 1977....and I had a friend who's now is actually not alive...my friends older sister (she passed away about 10 months back)....she was there...and I was like " I don't know which one to get!!" she said "well which one do you like better?"

and I grabbed the first KISS record and was in KID HEAVEN for the next several years!

Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 04, 2012, 04:05:22 pm
wow very cool clip.

I miss record stores like that...there was a warmth to it (kind of like Vinyl) that these Best Buys and Fry's lack.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 04, 2012, 04:55:26 pm
Did I ever tell you I ran into Jennifer Batten at Tower Records. Talked to her for awhile. Wasn't the first time I met her either.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 04, 2012, 10:12:28 pm
I'd have to google the name....Flashdance?

I am drawing a blank here.

(just googled her)

ah the guitar player.....she lives in San Diego?

Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 04, 2012, 10:30:53 pm
Mikey Jacko's Axe Slinga for 10 years. When I ran into her, she had literally 30 + CD's in her arms. She was buying them all and was trying to carry them up to the counter to pay for them. I ended up asking her about who and what she was buying and she starting naming specific songs that she wanted. Talked about guitar playing of course. I didn't ask any "what is Mikey reeeeeeeeeally like" questions. She said she kinda remembered me from the NAMM show. But then again, she was probably just being nice to me so she could get into my pants.

And yes, she lived in San Diego back then. Not sure if she does now.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 04, 2012, 10:45:11 pm
that's right I do remember she was from here, or lived here/

that's cool to have met her and actually gotten to talk with her.

30 CD's....that's a solid chunk of change!

Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 04, 2012, 10:54:11 pm
30 CD's....that's a solid chunk of change!

She should have waited till the closeout sale, huh? (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_wink.gif)
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 04, 2012, 10:55:05 pm
hahahahaha

there's was only sort of crap left though...I remember going...hmmm...not much I'd buy even at blow out prices
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 04, 2012, 10:59:39 pm
You mentioned Tower Video across the street in an earlier post. I was friends with one of the guys that worked the cash register and I asked for the HUGE Titanic Display that had on the wall. Now, I'm not talking some lil poster here. It was a MONSTER set up...official  s h i t  sent to them by the Studio to hype up the DVD release. So, I ask if I could have that  s h i t  when they changed to the next upcoming DVD release. Had to wait something like 3 months, but it was worth it. Still have it. Out in the garage. Getting it home was the problem that I had to solve because it was HUGE.

So, that's my Tower Record/Video keepsake.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 14, 2013, 11:58:08 pm
John Taylor & Simon Le Bon - What's In MyBag?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2hootuVJ4k

Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer - What's In My Bag?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDy1Tnm30Js


I've been wanting to go to Amoeba for quite some time now. It's just that I haven't been able to find any free time to actually drive up to Hollywood. I am hopeful that I can get this road trip done some time this summer as I want to load up on a lot of vinyl's that I remember from my youth that are kind of hard to come by now due to price gouging on eBay. Would also probably upgrade some of my KISS vinyl's, a few which have seen better days, but the cover art is not the best as of now.

As for these clips, I get a kick out of listening to big stars reduced to little kids as they snap up albums from their youth's either as replacements of for the first time.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 01, 2013, 07:31:23 pm
Ace Frehley - What's In My Bag?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRJYkWxOQb8
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 20, 2014, 05:02:06 am
Record Store Day 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2BFwc2MCRk&index=4&list=PL013BBC135B28D69D

Ugh! I wish Amoeba was down here as I would go to it EVERY DAY! This isn't fair!!!!!
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 21, 2014, 02:44:24 pm
Jenna Jameson Tower Records Exclusive Variant

(http://i.imgur.com/NhNrPlF.jpg)


I don't know what it is, but today I've had this overwhelming need and want to go to Tower Records. It just sucks knowing that once was, will never be again. No major record stores of any kind....anywhere. I don't count places like Target or Best Buy. I'm talking about a genuine Record Store that is all about music. While thinking about Tower Records, I started trying to remember the last thing I ever bought there and it was the Jenna Jameson Tower Record Exclusive Variant. I actually had to go to both places (one on Sports Arena Drive and one on El Cajon Blvd.) to double up on them.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: boyinblack80 on September 02, 2014, 09:20:19 pm
What's in my bag??  NIN, Rush,and Ace Frehley!!
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 02, 2014, 09:21:25 pm
What's in my bag tomorrow? U2.  ;D
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: boyinblack80 on September 02, 2014, 09:36:15 pm
Haha! 
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 23, 2015, 07:58:04 am
Tom Scholz Is Furious About the New Vinyl Version of Boston’s Most Recent Album (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/boston-life-love-hope-vinyl/)

I can only imagine how p*ssed off Tom is right now. He makes an artistic decision to put it on the back burner, only to have some f*cking suit disregard his decsion and release it anyway? What the f*ck! I get the feeling they didn't even have any kind of further talks about it and were going to release it 'as is'  regardless of what Tom wanted.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: boyinblack80 on January 23, 2015, 09:12:15 am
not the same level but I read this a night or two ago...that Todd McFarlane has sent in a cover sketch for Wild cats of Grifter...it was just supposed to be a rough/ thumbnail done about 5 inches tall etc.....Wildstorm colored and published as the printed cover..he was shocked to find that out.

I'd never seen the piece and if I did...I don't think it made much of an impression/
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 31, 2015, 11:05:49 pm
17 ALTERED ALBUM COVERS (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/altered-album-covers/)


Most of these I've already seen over the years, but it's still cool to see them again.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 01, 2015, 10:16:06 am
wow that is trippy...short on time...but a few of those like Diamond Dogs...was like a whoa??  I never knew the got rid of the love at first sting cover..I'd seen both versions of lovedrive though..good ****

was hoping it was something about Licorice Pizza...but interesting none the less!
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 27, 2015, 09:51:59 pm
Quiet Riot record signing at Licorice Pizza in Upland, CA 5/7/1983

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSiad_OzX84


I just stumbled on this clip just now, which I find to be really cool, even if it's not MY Licorice Pizza store. While watching this, I just realize that I don't recall there ever being a record signing here. Same goes for Warehouse either. Only Record Stores that I personally remember attending or hearing about were of course at Tower Records. I wonder if being in "a sleepy beach town' had anything to do with the lack of signings. Anyway, enjoy the video.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 28, 2015, 11:04:41 am
not ours but I am saving that!!  very cool find!
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 07, 2015, 10:06:48 am
Third Man Records Unveils Details for Record Store Day, Including Elvis Presley Reissue (http://diffuser.fm/third-man-records-record-store-day-2015/?ucr)



$300k for a vinyl record? What the f*ck!!! Must be nice to be Jack White and have that kind of money laying around.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: boyinblack80 on April 07, 2015, 10:18:21 am
he's loaded....one of the few musicians smart enough to pimp today's market in the rock/ blues side of thing for sure.

pretty crazy....they do fancy cool sh*t...but it's not cheap for fans...he did a series of blues box sets that are REALLY expensive a year or so back...looked cool but cost a small fortune.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 28, 2015, 02:49:58 pm
All Things Must Pass Official Trailer 1 (2015) - Documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAepjF6_N68

I never thought I'd come to this particular thread to hype a movie. Well, here ya go. I can't wait to see this. I miss Tower Records and this will be a cool way to re-live those fun times I had. It has that Sound City vibe going for the doc, which is a good thing.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Neumatic on August 28, 2015, 02:58:18 pm
Our Tower Records was always too far out of the way (and had a dinky as fvck parking lot) to ever become a habit.

I think I linked in the "What are You Watching?" thread to a documentary on Vimeo called "The Target Shoots First," about the rise and fall of Columbia Record Club, it could make an interesting double feature with this flick.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 28, 2015, 03:29:05 pm
Any chance you have some photos of your Tower Records you can post? Would love to see them if you have them, yours or otherwise.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 29, 2015, 12:39:48 pm
let me know when you see this.

I'll have to keep my eyes peeled.

thanks buddy!

looks very cool!!
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 06, 2015, 09:35:24 am
Licorice Pizza Crate

(http://i.imgur.com/iUI0xMm.jpg)

Someone on eBay is selling a Licorice Pizza Crate. I see these popping up every once in a while. I would definitely get it for $20 and free shipping and use it to store my LP's in. But the current auction price is way over the top at $125. They will never sell it at that price. The cheapest way to get this would be to print out a 5 cent copy of the image and glue it on a crate you find abandoned in an alley.  ;D
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: boyinblack80 on September 06, 2015, 10:10:22 am
damn that is cool though

neat find!!
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 22, 2016, 08:49:29 am
All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2015)

(http://i.imgur.com/XU7WB7J.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/dvd's-blu-rays/all-things-must-pass-the-rise-and-fall-of-tower-records-(2015)/msg38676/#msg38676)

Click Me For Review ^^

Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Neumatic on February 16, 2017, 11:49:46 pm
I mentioned a few months ago this cool documentary about the Columbia House Record Club called "The Target Shoots First," and today this old article from the AV Club popped up talking about the documentary and how the problems they had are still around in the age of streaming.

Four Columbia House insiders explain the shady math behind “8 CDs for a penny” (http://www.avclub.com/article/four-columbia-house-insiders-explain-shady-math-be-219964?utm_content=Main&utm_campaign=SF&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=SocialMarketing)

Long article, but interesting.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Mac on February 18, 2017, 01:27:05 pm
That was cool to read through. I was a columbia house customer. I knew going in there had to be a catch... my only catch was the records I ordered were more expensive than in the stores. I figured when I fulfilled my obligation, it would be a wash. I just wanted to get those 8 free records for instant gratification. I did dick around with the pushed mailing and returns, but I was focused on just ending that little contract.

That took me back... thanks.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 18, 2017, 01:58:48 pm
I never once bought into the whole Columbia House record buying program as I always suspected it was a scam. Was I tempted to try? Sure. I just never pulled the trigger on it.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 20, 2018, 03:49:58 pm
KIDS REACT TO RECORD PLAYERS/VINYL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-XdK8aq00g


This is a trip to watch. I'm now officially OLD.
Sigh
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 05, 2018, 07:22:15 pm
Tower Records Founder Russ Solomon Dead at 92

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuL0H3jmZLM&index=4&list=LLTVgXy5pOO9ff20O1Z1QPMw

RIP Russ.
Title: Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 16, 2019, 12:18:47 pm
THE MUSIC OF RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK VINYL (https://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/61090/The-Music-of-Red-Dead-Redemption-2-Original-Soundtrack-Vinyl-Coming-Se?utm_source=blast&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=gtaoemerus-rdr2vinyl-08162019&utm_content=vinyl-img)

I'm sooooooooooooooo getting this. The collection looks dope as f*ck. Dayum!
When have you ever heard of a video game getting this kind of royalty treatment? It's well deserved. I absolutely LOVE the music in the game.