Shane McGlinchy is determined to put a different spin on young people’s music listening experience.
Shane is the owner of Sauce Records, the Jannali business that is reintroducing a new generation to the sound of vinyl.
“The demand for vinyl records is growing and next Saturday is the official World Record Store Day where 160 independent record stores in Australia will celebrate the return of the LP,” Shane said.
“But there was always a small group of vinyl collectors who never stopped collecting and it was these people and a handful of independent record stores that kept records alive over this period.
“Its these dedicated people that spawned Record Store Day which is an international event held in more than 30 countries.”
Shane, 41, was introduced to vinyl by his parents.
“We had a record player in the house when I was growing up.
“I’ve always been a big music lover and I play guitar.
“I’m just a natural born collector. I can’t help myself. This grow into collecting more and more records than I cold house. So I started a stall at Caringbah markets and had some success.
“I realised there were many like-minded people out there who were into collecting vinyl so when a shop became vacant at Jannali I decided to give it a go.”
Shane opened Sauce Records a year ago and he said he sees all types of customers.
“There are 20 to 25 year-olds who are discovering vinyl for the first time and there 40 to 50 year olds who have never lost their passion for vinyl.
“The CD surpassed vinyl and now digital has killed off the CD, but there are still collectors out ther who want to hold a product.
“With records, it is not just the music but the artwork on the cover which attracts collectors.
“And it’s the fragility of a record which makes it a special item and gives it that collectability”
Shane sells a mixture of new and old pressings.
Big sellers are Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, INXS Kick, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours and Midnight Oil’s Diesel and Dust.
For Record Store Day, Shane will have exclusive offers, giveaways, competitions and more than 200 new titles to dig through during the day.
Shane is inviting the initiated and the curious to come in and check out the sound of vinyl.
“The sound of the music on a record definitely has its own character” he said.
“If you have the right sound system the clarity is much better.”
Sauce Records is located in Jannali Arcade at 55—559 Box Road, Jannali and is hosting Record Store Day next Saturday, April 22 from 9am to 4pm.