The 45's Section at Amoeba Music Hollywood: Tour with Tuna

Posted by Billyjam, March 13, 2014 11:32am | Post a Comment

Below is the recent interview conducted with Tuna who works in the amazing 45's / 7" singles section at Amoeba Music Hollywood where you will find all genres of music on 45's in both new and used. There's a lot of original pressings of 7" singles dating back several decades as well as many brand new releases.

As Tuna noted, a lot of contemporary punk acts like to release their music first on cassette (another popular old format thought to be long gone), followed by a 45 single release, and then followed up with an LP.
When you visit Amoeba's 45's section be sure to look up on the wall for the cool displays of 45's, many or which are very rare releases. Now in its eight year, Record Store Day (coming up on April 19th), is when to expect to find a slew of new additions to the 45's section.


In addition to the 45's sections at each of the three Amoeba Music stores (Hollywood, Berkeley, and San Francisco), you will also find a wide variety of 45's on the Amoeba online store. New additions for this week alone include Swedish rockers The Hives' 2004 single "Walk Idiot Walk / Genepool Convulsions" new for just $4.98, which (like all the 45's from SHIPS FREE in U.S. Nice! 

Care of Jack White's Third Man Records is Beck's May 2012 45' release "I Just Started Hating Some People Today / Blue" for $7.98. Public Enemy have been releasing a lot of 7" singles over the past decade - mostly through Chuck D's Slam Jamz label. But Eastlink issued the newly arrived July 2013 released limited edition single "Everything / I Shall Not Be Moved" priced at $10.98. 


Among the high end, rare collectable seven inch singles items to arrive at Amoeba's online store this past week is the very rare original pressing of "Ringo's Theme (This Boy) / And I Love Her", which is a white label, promo-only issue from United Artists that features two instrumental tracks from the Beatles' movie soundtrack to A Hard Day's Night. The rare record comes complete with color picture sleeve and, according to part of the online description of this very rare release, "labels are very good with "JUL 21 1964" stamped on side B" as well as on the front twice. For further description of this release go here.  And for some fun 45's shopping go to Amoeba where you will also find all the accessories from 45's adapters to record carrying cases.


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