I Need That Record! The Death (Or Possible Survival) Of The Independent Record Store on DVD

Guerilla filmmaker Brendan Toller unleashes “I Need That Record! The Death (or Possible Survival) of the Independent Record Store,” a documentary feature examining why over 3000 independent record stores have closed across the U.S. in the past decade.

Greedy record labels, media consolidation, homogenized radio, big box stores, Ecommerce, shoddy “stars” pushed by big money, and the digital revolution all pose threats on the very well being of our favorite record stores and the music industry at large. Will these stores die? Will they survive?

I Need That Record

Featuring- THURSTON MOORE of Sonic Youth, IAN MACKAYE of Dischord Records Fugazi/Minor Threat, activist/author NOAM CHOMSKY, MIKE WATT of the Minutemen, LENNY KAYE guitarist of the Patti Smith Group, CHRIS FRANTZ of the Talking Heads/Tom Tom Club, guitar composer GLENN BRANCA, PATTERSON HOOD of Drive-By Truckers, PAT CARNEY of the Black Keys, punk author LEGS MCNEIL, rock photographer BOB GRUEN, BP HELIUM guitarist from Of Montreal, and many indie record stores across the U.S. of A!

With amazing animations by MATT NEWMAN!

DVD bonus features include 2+ hours of interviews with THURSTON MOORE, IAN MACKAYE, MIKE WATT, LENNY KAYE, GLENN BRANCA, PATTERSON HOOD, PAT CARNEY and LEGS MCNEIL

*Editor’s note: Although the documentary seems to focus and interview on the rock genre, the reasons behind record store closings are universal.

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