Music lovers and collectors unite! Saturday, April 19th is National Record Store Day. What is NRSD? If you're under 40 you may be asking what a record is. Well to be honest, it's where music began and some believe it's where it still sound the best. The two-sided LP. If you've got a couple of minutes you may want to check out the video history below.

Before streaming, before MP3s, before CDS and cassettes, there was vinyl. Be careful because collecting vinyl can be addicting, especially if you have a clean needle. The initial crackle and hiss eventually dissipate when you get lost in the warmth of the sound in that emanates from within the grooves. There really is something about a good cup of hot, green tea and a Ray Charles' 'Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music' crying from the corner turntable. Especially on a rainy day.


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Spencer Platt/Getty Images


So if you collect or were thinking of it, I recommend checking out your local record store on Saturday, April 19th for some spectacular finds. The closest may be any of the Bull Moose locations throughout New England. Incidentally, in honor of NRSD, Mike Mills from R.E.M. will be at the Bull Moose in Scarborough signing autographs.

I scour garage sales for LPs that people are trying to get rid of. Do you have a treasured piece of vinyl? Do you have ANY vinyl? Call the show at 764-ROCK or tell us on Facebook.

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