Everest:
The Week at TVD

The guys in Everest love independent record shops and the sound of 180-gram vinyl as much as we do. We’re excited to have the band guest blogging all week about their lifelong love affair with the LP, the culture of vinyl, and why independent record stores mean so much to them.

Continuing our week with Everest, frontman Russ Pollard checks in with some of his greatest finds at his favorite record stores from LA to Tokyo. (You can find his Q&A from Monday here.)

“The independent record store has long been a provider for me in many ways. A place of discovery, a place to hang out, a job, a hobby. I am in the habit of spending some cash on records.

Lately I’ve been lucky to find a beautiful copy of Coltrane live At Birdland on Impulse! I was shopping at my new favorite neighborhood record store in Atwater Village, Los Angeles, Jacknife Records & Tapes.

I love this store because it is curated by a vinyl collector with good taste and realistic prices considering the condition of the pieces. Really quality shop.

Another favorite of mine is Amoeba Music in Hollywood. I worked there as a used record buyer for many years and most of my collection was mined from this enormous, beautiful shop.

During my time there I found my favorite record that I’m lucky enough to own: an original pressing of The Pretty Things’, Parachute on the UK Harvest label. It’s the copy with the glossy sleeve and the green label. I believe this was released around 1970. Thanks, Amoeba!

I was in Tokyo a few years ago and visited an amazing store called Hardstuff. When I walked in, there was a huge poster of The Who Sell Out. I loved it. It’s run by a mod who travels a lot to U.K. record shows and picks up interesting stuff.

I found my copy of The Faces’ A Nod Is As Good As A Wink… here. Japanese pressings rule!!”
Russ Pollard

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