Henry Rollins on record collecting: “It’s a pain in the ass, and I love it”

Iconic Black Flag vocalist and avid record collector, Henry Rollins, recently discussed his love for vinyl in a new interview with Alternative Press.

“I like the idea that records are expensive and inconvenient and fragile,” Rollins said. “I love the fact that you have to value these things, that if you play them well, they’ll serve you faithfully. If you play them mean, they’ll reflect your ignorance or haste by scratched vinyl. It’s a pain in the ass, and I love it.”

The interview comes off the back of the announcement that Henry Rollins is to be involved with The Sound Of Vinyl’s latest venture. It involves text-messaged recommendations that offer daily suggestions based on the algorithms of your profile and past purchases You can also text specific requests. A beta version of the site was launched last week.

“What you’re seeing is the thing in a state of evolution,” Rollins said of The Sound Of Vinyl. “What you’re going to be seeing is you go to the site and absolutely, we’re there to sell records and really good ones, but beyond that is education and information. I have been interviewing really interesting people about vinyl and about aspects of vinyl.”

Head over to Alternative Press to read the full interview.

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