Liquorice Pizza- Record Fair
Saturday 21st April, 2018
In addition to the many thing we have planned in-store for International Record Store Day, we are pleased to co-host a record fair-vinyl market-swap meet-call-it-what-you-want across the road at Cafe Lounge. With open decks, $5 beers and a free BBQ, you can't go wrong.
Contact us if you'd like to sell or play some tunes.
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In the 1960's an American folk duo named Bud & Travis made a joke about sprinkling records with sesame seeds and selling them as licorice pizzas. In 1969 a man named James Greenwood thought that that would make a great name for a record store in L.A. He built this store into a chain and then in 1985 this was bought out by a mob called Record Bar who sold to another chain until it all ended up in the unholy belly of Blockbuster - now, thankfully, put out of its misery.
But this posed something of a dilemma, you see, it was such a great name with character and flavour and a dope piece of art and it had been swallowed by a corporate industry that was in turn re-swallowed by the vinyl it tried so hard and so ineptly, to kill ... what to do?
Cut forward to the present and we, here at the recordstore, looking around at the all the record fairs happening in Sydney in halls and markets and pretty much everywhere were struck by the need for a slightly different kind of meeting of the waxy minds: something chilled, something with a bar, something starting at a sane hour and something by the headz for the headz. Something where the purchasing of the wax was on an even pedestal with a collegiate vibe and some beer fueled vinyl nerdery.
In a convenient stroke of luck our neighbours, Cafe Lounge, have exactly the right kind of venue and so when we and the lads, Ben Fester and Kato, brainstormed some ideas for a snazzy name and did a bit of research and came upon the history above we thought: 'what a fit.' Except...
Except, well, we thought that the old girl above needed a bit more 20th Century sass, you know, some 'tude and so we approached our dear and supremely talented friend and artist Deb to see if she like the idea of doing a homage to the original piece and well, just see for yourself.
And then it occurred to us that this classy dame should not be stuck in one particular era or artistic style, so please find the 2018 iteration, proudly brought to life by Shasta Marcelo.
NB: We have tried to find the original artist but had no luck so we just wanted them to know that this was all done with the utmost respect and that we will be keeping the vibe of our gatherings chill and on a community tip.