As he enters, he waves at the rows of multicolored album covers stacked floor to ceiling in two cabinets against the wall. Between the shelves sits a long, polished counter, like the dashboard of a spaceship.
Two turntables flank a panel of switches and knobs connected to speakers below. No longer DJing for just college friends, Alschuler, 38, emcees dance parties for his 2- and 5-year-old sons. His turntables are dance-proof; they sit on springs that absorb the bounce of tiny feet as two generations of Alschulers share a nearly century-old music experience.
Vinyl was always there, but ebbed in popularity as new mediums were invented. Cassettes and CDs transformed music portability. Vinyl album sales in the U. Though records still represent a fraction of all music sales, its impact is major for the communities driving the growth. Michael Fremer built a career on vinyl, writing columns for various music magazines and eventually becoming the editor of Analog Planet, an online source of equipment reviews and vinyl commentary.
Record collectors across North Carolina may not know each other, but many know Fremer, who is regarded by some as the high priest of the church of vinyl.
Analog Planet has , monthly page views, and almost every article is followed by a vibrant thread of reader comments. The vinyl community in North Carolina is vast. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it. See our disclaimer. For questions about this swimming pool, please call Heritage at Specifications Comparison Chart. Country of Origin - Components.
Country of Origin - Assembly. You are viewing. Email address. Please enter a valid email address. Mobile apps. Walmart Services. This is a recurring theme on the album, sometimes taking a serious approach in looking at American society, in songs like "I Don't Like Mondays" and " Diamond Smiles ," while other times looking at it in a downright silly and mocking manner in songs like "Nothing Happened Today" and "Having My Picture Taken," the album takes aim at life in classic punk style.
In , this album was re-released it had previously been released but fell out of print quickly , digitally remastered by Bob Geldof and Pete Briquette with bonus tracks, mostly B-sides from various eras, that delve more deeply into the Rats' musical influences. All songs written by Bob Geldof unless otherwise indicated. We will return From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Boomtown Rats. Retrieved Retrieved February 22, Pop a vinyl onto a vintage record player when hanging with friends or throwing a party and you are guaranteed to be the coolest host around.