In May, we loaded a plus-size white van, fit-to-burstin’, with all of our records (reissues, distro titles – everything) and four intrepid, burly gentlemen and sent them on a trip that we’d lovingly refer to as The Light In The Attic Road Trip 2009. From Seattle to San Diego these four adventurers would tour the entirety of the West Coast, stopping at every record store along the way, meeting face-to-face with the store owners in an attempt to bring a bit of that old school, sell-from-your-trunk record slangin’ mentality to this increasingly digital world. 3,000 miles, 50 record stores in 10 days.
We’ve given you a madcap rehash of this entire crazy trip. We’ve given you an exclusive interview with production and remastering genius Dave Cooley. This go around we’re giving you an insider’s look in to the oldest record pressing plant in the nation, the one, the only Rainbo Records. Open since 1939 (!!!), Rainbo has manufactured product for just about every major artist in just about every format, including recordings for cereal boxes, toys and dolls! The boys stopped by this Canoga Park, California institution and kindly fellow and Rainbo Records employee Manny was nice enough to give them a VIP tour.
Cody Hurd (of Black Daisy fame) edited the footage of this fascinating trip together and we couldn’t be more excited to present it to you: