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Behind the Counter UK 2021 Roundup

Step inside inside the weird and wonderful world of independent record shops!

Behind The Counter US 2021: Boo Boo Records, California (Episode 12...

“I think they saw a kid that was way into it, passionate about music, passionate about listening to music and that’s something I look for in employees right now.” Mike White

Behind The Counter UK 2021: Elsewhere, Margate (Episode 12 of 12)

“Last year the Nubya Garcia record that came out, I love that record, that was one of my favourite albums of the year. I would never have listened to that had I not opened a record store.” Alex Barron

Behind The Counter US 2021: Dusty Groove, Chicago (Episode 11 of...

“There’s nothing compared to the feeling of walking into a record store, hearing music, playing it, touching it, feeling it, you know, it’s a very tactile environment.” Rick Wojcik

Behind The Counter UK 2021: Empire Records, St. Albans (Episode 11...

“I love working in a record store, it’s amazing you know, the music you listen to, people you meet, you’re surrounded by the things you love all day.” Dave Burgess

Behind The Counter US 2021: Serious Sounds, Houston (Episode 10 of...

“I am the only black record store left in Houston Texas and and to run into the record store on a Saturday morning and run in to somebody that you haven’t seen since high school and then reminisce over an old Al Green, it’s absolute community.” Marketta Rodriguez

Behind The Counter UK 2021: Diverse Vinyl, Newport (Episode 10 of...

“All round the world there’s these little shops still trying to cling on to the idea that like minded people can come and hang out as a community. ”Paul Hawkins

Behind The Counter US 2021: Mills Record Company, Kansas City (Episode...

“My favourite thing about working in a record store is learning from my customers. Because, as much as you think you might know about records, let me tell you, you’ll learn something every day if you’re open to that.” Judy Mills

Behind The Counter UK 2021: Bear Tree Records, Sheffield (Episode 9...

“We just wanted it to feel like a space people could come in and enjoy and it not be dark and dingy and dusty and messy... you’re not sifting through loads of stuff that nobody really wants.” Joe Blanchard





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