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209. Dee Scott

February 3rd, 2011  |  Published in Backers

The first and last records i bought:
First: Mississippi by Pussycat in 1976, at the age of 9 (still got it too!)
Last: Philophobia by Arab Strap – from Fopp a few days ago

The reason for funding this project is that I sincerely believe in the phrase ‘Use it or lose it’ and sadly this is what is not so slowly happening to many of our record shops.

At the risk of sounding clich├ęd, record shops were a place to hear new music, meet like-minded people who didn’t think you were mad and even
sometimes have the piss taken out of you by staff when you bought something a little naff – but that was OK.

Although I can and do find obscure and long wanted records on t’internet, there is still no better joy than going into a record shop, finding the recording that you’ve always wanted on vinyl, appreciating the artwork, the condition, the price and the anticipation of getting it home as quickly as possible to give it a damned good playing. MP3 is never gonna replace that!

The day I stop having these feelings is the day that I’m dead inside. There is no reason why life should take over these simple pleasures.

I look forward to the day when a new record shop opens rather than closes. Maybe it’ll be mine…

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Over the last five years an independent record shop has closed in the UK every three days.

SOUND IT OUT is a documentary portrait of the very last surviving vinyl record shop in Teesside, North East England.

A cultural haven in one of the most deprived areas in the UK, SOUND IT OUT documents a place that is thriving against the odds and the local community that keeps it alive. Directed by Jeanie Finlay who grew up three miles from the shop.

A distinctive, funny and intimate film about men, the North and the irreplaceable role music plays in our lives.

High Fidelity with a Northern Accent.