- Brian O'Dea
- November 25, 2012 - 16:00
Any time I ever asked Tony to get something in for me, he always brought in more than one. What a great store, a terrific vibe, and the most knowledgeable staff in the business. Isn't it interesting we are returning to vinyl. Perhaps we can return to a time when small businesses are treated like the backbone to our community and culture that they are. Good on St. John's for keeping this hard working independent thriving in a time of electronic availability of just about everything they sell. One of the myriad of great things about Newfoundland is Fred's Records.
- Brian James
- November 25, 2012 - 09:04
I bought LPs and later CDs at Fred's in the 80s. I even "rented" CDs there (and taped them off, but don't tell anyone.) I was an eager convert to CDs, but recently have started buying new vinyl again. It is not just a nostalgic thing. Audiophiles will tell you that they sound better (though you need to have some pretty hot equipment to prove it.) It is not so much a rejection of the CD, or digital, that is driving the LP comeback. More a rejection of the alienating and inferior quality of the compressed digital download. If you want to be able to touch and feel the music you listen to, there is nothing better than a vinyl record. Long live Fred's Records!! The only place in NL you can still buy records!