In this episode: Rachel, Matt, and Pete remember that time in 1998 when the Beastie Boys raided the Easy Street Records basement vinyl vault in order to save the Hello Nasty tour.


Also in this episode

Kevin Cole joins our book club and flips through the 33 1/3 book about Prince’s Sign ‘O The Times .

Listen to the full interview with Kevin here:



Out front with Ad Rock and his stack of records.

Thank you

A huge thank you to our sponsor Pagliacci Pizzafor delivering us joy and pizza in LP-sized boxes this year…and every year.


Music mentioned in this episode


Beastie Boys ~Hello Nasty (remastered)
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Prince ~ Sign o’ the Times (4lp Deluxe Edition)
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Theme Music

Our theme music is, of course, recorded in a record store. We salute The Sonics!

The Sonics ~ Live at Easy Street
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Record Stories is brought to you by Lake & Pine design studio, Ruinous Media, and Easy Street Records. Produced by Peter Hilgendorf, Rachel Flotard, Patrick Kearney, Chris Duryee, and Joe Plummer. Special thanks to Laura from New York City and Kevin Cole from Seattle, WA for adding magic sparkle to season one, and the staff of Easy Street Records who let us record these episodes in the offices while they tirelessly work to get music delivered to those of us who need it. The theme music you heard in this episode is courtesy of The Sonics and all other sounds are courtesy of Ruinous Media.