Video: Tour Of the Store October 2011
As a regular or maybe less frequent visitor to our modest shop you might know that things get moved around every so often to make it possible to fit more and more into the store. In order to make it easier upon your next visit you can take a gander at this quick tour of the store we put together. Enjoy!
Live Music: INTEGRITY
[Josh and his Integrity collection]
It’s no secret to anyone who knows me (Josh) that one of my all time favorite bands is Integrity. I have a large Integrity record collection (pictured). I have an Integrity related tattoo. Integrity’s music is the perfect blend of sick riffs, dark introspective lyrics, ridiculous legendary hardcore folklore, and cult mysticism. I even love the weird experimental industrial phase.
The lineup changes have haunted Integrity just as hard as any band that has been together for over 20 years, if not harder. But if you’re the type of person who thinks that anything Integ without the Melnicks’ is bullshit, you’re just a jaded old fart or a person who wants to give off the vibe that they are. Dwid has shrouded himself and the brand with the finest musicians and it shows on newer releases like “The Blackest Curse” and “Detonate VVorlds Plague”, which compiles all of the recent 7” material on one LP.
Thanks to the great people at Brass City Boss Sounds
, I have the chance to see another rare Integrity performance, which is this coming Saturday, October 1st
right here in Connecticut at the El N Gee (Facebook Event Page
), which is the same venue they last performed at in CT back in 2005. It’s absolutely crucial that you buy an advanced ticket
to this. It will sell out!
Some other highlights on this lineup include All Pigs Must Die who feature members of The Hope Conspiracy and Converge, Salvation (Youth Attack Records / Secret Shows
) and Shoot To Kill who are probably the most criminally underrated band in the North East.
I also took this opportunity to take some new photos of my personal Integrity collection since there have been some finds, trades, re-releases and new releases since I last have. Enjoy!
[Please note that if the record is still in the sleeve it’s on black vinyl. All doubles were omitted for the sake of being redundant.]
[I’m also looking to sell this for $60.]
Remodeling is still in progress.
On April 12, 2007 we set up shop. It’s a little over three years later and we have moved things around more than once per year. We used to have our office in what was (until last week) the used record room. The office moved to the back storage area then. Now, the office has moved to our basement. The back room is now the used record room. The old used record room now has sub-categories of records. New and used CDs have new shelving. Books and magazines are on end-cap displays. The listening station is in the corner under the television. 7″s/45s are under the new records in the main room. There’s more to explain. It all gets real muddled if you’re trying to grasp it while reading, however.
Let me explain in pictures, both moving and static!
Before getting going with anything major in the store we had to move our big megaton 1970s (former Pratt & Whitney) steel desk downstairs. The easiest way to move that beast is to take it apart and reassemble it in the new location. Oh wait, if you’re going down stairs the easiest way is to just take off the legs and shove it onto a pile of broken down cardboard. Yea!
Days two and three saw us gathering some help from our friends. We took down all the old shelving (downstairs to be used for back-stock). So, thanks to my folks, my brother Joe, and our friends Mike, Brian, Ryan, Rob and Melissa. While I’m thanking people – thanks to ourselves: Rick, Josh, Sean and Bean (the dog).
Days six and seven saw lots of arranging. No big movements were left at this point.
DAY EIGHT (If you’re seeing this right away – sorry, for some reason this video is taking forever to process):
Come on by and see it for yourself. Let us know what you think in person.