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Record Resurgence

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The average age for record buyers at Groamy’s is 20. The average age for record buyers at Groamy’s is 20.

He goes by the name of Groamy. It’s been that way since his days as a clerk at the old Mind Dust Music.

He now owns Groamy’s CD’s and Tapes. He’s seen it all, records, 8 tracks, cassette tapes and CD’s. But it’s the vinyl record format that is seeing a resurgence.

“It’s been incredible, especially about the last seven years. It started snowballing around then, but lately the last two or three years for every one CD I sell it’s like 20 records,” said Groamy.

The average age for record buyers at Groamy’s is 20. It’s clear that millennials are just now discovering the format.

“So these kids want to discover Cream. They want to discover King Crimson. They want to discover some of these obscure 60’s, 70’s, 80’s classic rock bands. That’s what a lot of them are buying, not even classic rock even some Top 40 stuff. I have to realize I’m old when a kid comes in and buys a Billy Joel record, I’m thinking how can you not have this already….Oh because you weren’t alive,” said Groamy.

People can pick up a relatively inexpensive turntable and hit the record stores or the local Goodwill and find something to listen to.

“It’s scientifically proven that vinyl sounds better than any format. It’s not as convenient . You got to show it some love. You’ve got to take care of them and I don’t know it might be the hipster thing I don’t know it might be you know we talk to people that read books they like the paper they like to hold it in their hands over a Kindle, most of them do, same way with records you know it’s that tangible item. It’s the big artwork. It’s the liner notes. It’s you know you crack it open and got that smell of a new record...and these kids are digging it,” said Groamy.

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