Yesterday brought Record Store Day; a day when people across the globe celebrate the joy of music by redisovering vinyl.

Glasgow’s Nice ‘N’ Sleazy’s in Sauchiehall Street celebrated Record Store Day 2012 with live music and exclusive deals on limited vinyl collections

“It helps to raise awareness that record shops still exist,” said Alan Swan of insularis records who supplied Sleazy’s with vinyl for the event as he sells another copy of “Doctor Who Special Effects” on vinyl, “It’s about getting people back into the habit of buying music.” Glasgow once boasted over 500 music stores but as technology moves on people are finding easier and cheaper ways of owning music. Record Store Day is all about vinyl, a dying art that is enjoying a ressurrection, “It’s very had to sell CD’s these days,” added Swan, “but people are happy about buying vinyl, it just seems to be the format that people want to have music on these days.”

Vinyl is certainly popular today and Nice ‘N’ Sleazy’s saw Arctic Monkey’s and Flaming Lips LPs fly off their shelves during yesterday’s event.

Much-loved gig venue Nice ‘N’ Sleazy’s welcomed live performances from home-grown talent to celebrate this music-love friendly event including a live set from Call My Name.

Inverness born, Call My Name voiced their support, “For us, Record Store Day is a way of celebrating music by buying vinyl and supporting independent records stores across Scotland…where everyone goes and you see queues lined up outside records shops with everyone trying to get their hands on limited vinyl and tapes, can’t forget tapes!”

As Record Store Day 2012 came to a close, music fans all over the world had celebrated by supporting their favourite artists and their favourite independent record stores cementing the idea that in the age of downloading and iPods, vinyl is still very important to a lot of people.

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