Chicago record store has ‘do not buy’ list of unwanted music – msnbc.com Entertainment
Most music stores are all about telling customers what to buy. But Laurie’s Planet Of Sound, a Chicago-based retail and second-hand record store, has officially created a list of artists whose CDs it has no interest in buying or reselling.
The list, established three or four years ago by an employee, has been officially dubbed “The Do Not Never Ever Buy List.” It itemizes over 50 artists and a few generalized collections — almost all soundtracks –- that the store refuses to purchase in CD format.
Manager Nick Myers told NBC News that the list was created specifically for CDs, not records, due to waning sales of that format.
“You begin to reflect what your customer base is looking for. In our case, it’s a lot of indie rock and classic rock; classic music of the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s until now,” Myers says. “I’ve been here for 10 years and a lot of that stuff we used to sell, no problem, but over time, it falls out of favor…It’s just kind of specific for us, being in Chicago, in a dense, urban demographic.”
Meant as a guide for employees and also a joke for customers, “The Do Not Never Ever Buy List” has been posted behind the register desk until recently, and continues to grow over time. Also included with the undesirables are artists like Fuel, Macy Gray, Journey, Foreigner, and “60s/70s Artists’ CDs from the 80s/90s/2000s.”
Strange Random Bad Music Quote:
“If one hears bad music it is one’s duty to drown it by one’s conversation” – Oscar Wilde (Irish Poet, Novelist, Dramatist and Critic, 1854-1900)
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