I Need That Record

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I Need That Record
Release Date:
9th Aug 2010
Running Time:
77 minutes
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I Need That Record

Guerilla filmmaker Brendan Toller unleashes I NEED THAT RECORD! THE DEATH (OR POSSIBLE SURVIVAL) OF THE INDEPENDENT RECORD STORE, "an elegy for a vanishing subculture...a lively, bittersweet film that examines - with caustic humor, brutal candor, and, ultimately, great affection - why roughly 3,000 indie record stores have closed across the nation over the past decade," (Johnathan Perry, Boston Globe).

A tour-de-force tale of greed, media consolidation, homogenized radio, big box stores, downloading, and technological shifts in the music industry told through candid interviews, crestfallen record store owners, startling statistics, and eye-popping animation. Fat cats or our favorite record stores? You decide. Featuring- IAN MACKAYE, NOAM CHOMSKY, MIKE WATT, THURSTON MOORE, LENNY KAYE (Patti Smith), CHRIS FRANTZ (Talking Heads), GLENN BRANCA, PATTERSON HOOD (Drive By Truckers), PAT CARNEY (Black Keys) , LEGS MCNEIL, BOB GRUEN, BP HELIUM, and many indie record stores across the U.S.

• Comprehensive U.S. Record Store List

• 2+ hours of interviews with: Ian MacKaye, Glenn Branca, Mike Watt, Lenny Kaye, Thurston Moore, Patterson Hood, Legs McNeil, and Pat Carney


Press Quotes:

A MUST SEE for record fans of ANY age...Toller's movie almost brought me to tears.

     —TC Kirkham, Indie Film Spotlight