Records Collecting Dust

If you are into vinyl records, and especially if you consider yourself somewhat of a collector, be sure to see the documentary Records Collecting Dust.  The film features a cross section of musicians from the alternative and punk rock world talking about and showing their record collections. There’s Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Keith Morris and Chuck Dukowski (Black Flag), John Reis (Rocket from the Crypt, Hot Snakes), Mike Watt (Minutemen)  and many more talking passionately about the first record they ever purchased, the last record they bought and everything in between!

And don’t worry if you’re not really into punk rock for this isn’t a film about that genre.  It’s a film about records, and record stores, and how much they matter to them and to us.  One of the fun things to learn is just how wide and varied the musical tastes and collections are of these artists and how the records they purchased growing up influenced their own music and lives.