Last Shop Standing

On September 10th 2012, Last Shop Standing – The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Independent Record Shop will be released and the trailer looks rather nice.

Screenings of the documentary seem to be limited to the UK, but you can pre-order the DVD or get the book by Graham Jones that served as an inspiration to the project.

Last Shop Standing inspired by the book of the same name by Graham Jones takes you behind the counter to discover why nearly 2000 record shops have already disappeared across the UK. The film charts the rapid rise of record shops in the 1960′s, 70′s and 80′s, the influence of the chart, the underhand deals, the demise of vinyl and rise of the CD as well as new technologies. Where did it all go wrong? Why were 3 shops a week closing? Will we be left with no record shops with the continuing rise of downloading?

via: Das Kraftfuttermischwerk

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