Get your passports out, cuz this week were travelling all the way to Paris, Fance for our Record Store of the Week: Le Silence de la Rue! Nesseled in the citie’s 11th arrondissement, Le Silence de la Rue is packed to the gills with rare used vinyl/CDs and a well curated selection of new releases. So if you’re in Paris, go check ‘em out and if not, definitely put Le Silence de la Rue on your short list of stores to dig sometime.
What’s your favorite record right now?
FREDDI/HENCHI and the SOUL STIRRERS ” Crown of funk : the last set” on Wind Hit. This record kills!!
What record do you always find yourself listening to in the store?
THE BLACK KEYS ” Brothers” and I immediatly start a transcendental levitation.
Is there a record you play that someone will usually buy/inquire about every time?
MONO IN VCF S/T. It sounds like an audio hypnosis!!
Does Le Silence De La Rue specialize in any one genre or are pretty much all the musical bases covered?
We are open minded, from jazz to blues, funk, r’n'b, rock’n'roll, indie rock, punk rock, hardcore, ethno groove, garage rock, classic pop, afro beat, rap, reggae, latin beat, popular brasilian music, psychedelic music, kraut rock. We also sale french bands!!
What is your favorite Light in the Attic release and why?
Sixto RODRIGUEZ ” Cold fact ” because this record got 7 on the scale of the terrestrial happiness.
Any good funy/crazy/scary war stories of working in record stores over the years?
Yes, a few years ago, we sold some records to Mr OSTERBERG. He came on a saturday afternoon, the store was full of customers and nobody recognized IGGY POP!!
What is the coolest/most prized record has come into your store that you never thought you’d ever see?
George ARVANITAS ” Soul Jazz ” ( a french jazz session from the early 60′s ). This record costs one eye!!
What do you love most about working at a cool independent record shop?
Essentially, to dicuss about music with our customers and to exchange our point of view.