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170. Simon Kendrew

February 6th, 2011  |  Published in Backers

I wanted to support the project for a few main reasons and probably a further dozen less specific or defined motives.

I’ve spent a fair amount of time over the years in independent record shops and know the satisfaction of finding that hard to find track or unexpected bargain. I also grew up around Stockton and have an affinity for the area; there’s something triumphant about Stockton being the last bastion (albeit on Teesside) of the indie record store. And in the past I’ve snapped up some treats from Sound it Out including a mint copy of John Wink “Hypnotizin’ “.
So in the era of digital music, budget cuts, omnipotent global brands and the dilution of the music industry into a pure profit game, the content of this films seems timely and fitting.
The first and last records I bought:
First: Kids in America
Last: James Brown – Get up offa that thing (7 inch vinyl purchased from Ebay to play at a mate’s wedding)

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Glimmer Films in association with Sideshow present a film by Jeanie Finlay; SOUND IT OUT.

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.