Saturday, December 23, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

As of midnight..Tower Records will be but a memory.

As a native Californian..I grew up hanging out in Tower Records. It was more than just a place to buy albums..it was the early version of hanging out in the "mall". Tower was a national company when it came to an end..but it was founded here in Cali. I remember bands playing in the stores, listening parties, all kinds of stuff.

I feel very old today.

We buy our music as mp3's not black plastic albums with intricate album covers. We don't visit with friends as we purchase our music..we sit at the computer more times than not. Tower is a dinosauer that just went extinct on our ass.

Fucking bummer.

2 people gave us their .02 cents:

Seamus said...

Tower was my all time favorite store! I could find stuff there that no one else would have! Sux they croaked! :( RIP

dusty said...

I learned to love many kinds of music hanging out in those damn stores...