Tuesday, June 21, 2011
WAS IT SOMETHING I SAID? D.O.C RECORDS R.I.P
Well this was always going to happen.
Yet I still feel moved enough to say a few words. When was the last time you came across a genuine second hand record shop on a suburban side-street? Yes I know it wasn't very good and that they had some kind of basement infestation that suggested death behind the walls but it was still a record shop. Still somewhere to go when that clawing urge comes a calling, that nameless day-terror that urges you to sacrifice potentially fruitful day-light hours in favor of the endless and pointless search. Now it is gone.
Hopefully Mr D.O.C's decision to close his doors forever was to do with spiraling rent, internet based competition and downloading rather than a less than the less than luke-warm review I found myself writing after a fruitless visit sometime last year.
Either way, farewell D.O.C Records and god-speed.
....I wonder if they had a closing down sale? Hope I didn't miss anything.