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Vinyl Safari: Record Den and the resurgence of vinyl

These articles about the vinyl comeback are a dime a dozen, but there's a particularly good piece (of interest to Cleveland music enthusiasts especially) in yesterday's News-Herald featuring a profile of the Cleveland-area destination Record Den. The piece features extensive conversation with owner Greg Beaumont and also an interesting look at the music discovery habits of today's younger fans:

Nathan Tramte, a 20-year-old Painesville resident, says he got hooked on vinyl three months ago when someone at a skate store had him listen to a 45 rpm record.

Tramte liked the experience so much, he immediately went out and bought a record player for $20 at a thrift store.

“When the needle goes down and touches … there’s just something so nice about that sound,” says Tramte. “I also like all the cool little doodads inside. There’s usually posters in them.”

Another thing he likes about records is having to actually listen to the whole thing, and then flipping to the other side.

“We live in a nation where everything is just downloaded onto an iPod. I’m tired of it. I don’t want to buy a CD anymore,” Tramte says.

The Painesville man says he already has more than 45 albums. His first record was Funkadelic’s “Maggot Brain.”

Check out the entire article here.