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Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
« Reply #30 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.
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Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2012, 03:12:09 pm »
yeah never heard of it either....Peaches..

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

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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.

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Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
« Reply #32 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.
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Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
« Reply #33 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.
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« Reply #34 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.
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Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2012, 06:02:57 am »
Sears.... that's cool. I never knew they had such a thing.
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Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
« Reply #36 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.
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« Reply #37 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.
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Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
« Reply #38 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.
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Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
« Reply #39 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"


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Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
« Reply #40 on: March 04, 2012, 11:24:19 am »
At least you can buy two suits for $99 now.
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Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
« Reply #41 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.


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Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
« Reply #42 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!


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Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
« Reply #43 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.

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Re: Licorice Pizza and other Record Shops
« Reply #44 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.
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