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Vinyl Snob
Episode 7


Theater of the Buy

In episode 7 we speak with two record store buyers and find out what they look for when they price records for trade or cash. In our first segment we speak with Ken Kubala from Amoeba Music. He is a buyer for both their Berkeley and San Francisco stores. His insight into the "theater of the buy" is gleaned from thirty years in the retail record business. In our second segment, we have Henry Wimmer, the owner of Open Mind Music in Oakland, actually price out a stack of records for trade. And as a bonus, we congratulate Ron McMaster on his retirement from Capitol Records and play a cut from his long lost band, Public Nuisance, that has recently been found by Jack White's Third Man Records.

Radio program vinyl cuts:

  • I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You by The Alan Parsons Project

  • Love Is A Feeling by Public Nuisance

  • Roll Over Beethoven by Electric Light Orchestra

  • Pride of Man by Quicksilver Messenger Service

  • Instagram
Ken & Dave at Amoeba
Ken and Dave in action
Henry & Dave outside Open Mind
Tangerine Dream - Rubycom
Henry admiring Mother, Jugs & Speed
Buck Owens Live
Buck Owens Live
Best of Crow
The Who - Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy
Traffic - Mr. Fantasy
Mr. Fantasy back cover
Autographed by Lee
The Yes Album
Henry's diptych album art
Open Mind Music
Public Nuisance
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