Record Collector Cheapness
Los Angeles residents will have no trouble recognizing the posted photo today – it’s a Zody’s price tag! And, yes, it came off of a phonograph record! Zody’s was like a discount store (a la Gemco, Treasury, Cal Store, White Front etc) – and they all seemed to have a record department. They might not’ve had as much stuff as, say, Wallach’s – but at least what they did have was cheap.
One of the ways that I really got going with record collecting when I was a youngster was to buy inexpensive records – the tag pictured will doubtlessly send shivers up some spines. How many $1.57 records did you buy? I bought lots – and I recently found this magnificent specimen on the shrinkwrap of a mono copy of the debut album by The Lovin’ Spoonful (“Do You Believe In Magic?”).
Ah, evidence of record collector cheapness!