To gear up for Record Store Day, The Guardian shares their picks for six of the "best fictional record shops" from tv, movies and books. At one point some of these must have been held up as examples of a disappearing phenomenon. The vinyl revival has turned things around for many record stores, though it's never easy, and now these fictional shops are part of a history that continues, a history in which the stores now remind us of the books and movies.
Michael Hogan's list in "Smell the vinyl: six of the best fictional record shops" has a couple of surprising entries as well as solid contenders for the best of all time.
High Fidelity - Rock Snobs
Championship Vinyl from High Fidelity - shown above.
Winston's CD stall caught me by surprise since I haven't seen EastEnders. But it's a great selection that references London's markets where many Record Store Day events take place.
Also the idea of a fictional popup record shop, Brokeland Records, to celebrate the book that features the shop is a really nice idea.
[Thumbnail: cover of Nick Hornby's High Fidelity.]
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