1. Time-share 4-sale on July 7, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    My boyfriend back then used to close shop early every Friday. I wouldn’t hear from him until Sunday or Monday.
    I kept saying I was going to leave him, but I never did. I was lazy.
    Thx for the memmories xoxo

  2. Time-share 4-sale on July 7, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    I get bored as sh*t too but I don’t complain. Not now and not like some Karens I know. Somebody used that word again. Sounds like somebody needs to do some splicing! 😇

  3. Boom Diggaty on July 7, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    So it was the Gay porn industry that destroyed them?

  4. I WANT MY SLAW!! on July 7, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    16:25 today that’s a lawsuit in the making

  5. Jonas Beach on July 7, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    How is this not a movie staring Seth Rogen and James Franco???
    Had no idea Wyatt Earp worked at Tower Records!
    The 80’s in Japan, they loved our music and we loved their Anime

  6. Time-share 4-sale on July 7, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    Digital is ok but you miss the human touch. I miss the salesperson judging me by the music I bought. NOT

  7. cbkidd on July 7, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    How cool it must have been to have been part of Tower records. And to hang out with some very cool people and be able to work and enjoy life at the same time. Man, I love listening to stories about Laurel canyon and sunset boulevard from back in the ’60’s thew the ’70s And about all the parties and crazy things that went on doing those magical and memorable times, Form those who were a part of it. Sure wish I could have been a part of it. I am 58 and have always wanted to visit Laurel canyon and sunset boulevard just to experience the places were good times, friends, and history was made. But sadly I live on the east coast and would cost me too much to go there. Rock on Tower records, Sounds like a lot of life long friendships and magical things took place at Tower Records. That made for some every lasting memories.

  8. Daria Konoplinko on July 7, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Cried like a bitch at this. What an incredible story and such a wholesome bunch of people. Makes me happy such things happen in this world. Much love ❤️

  9. I WANT MY SLAW!! on July 7, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    Ok Boomer: The Movie

  10. Bruce Villa on July 7, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    The moral of the story. Technology kills life.

  11. Joe - Bang on July 7, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    It’s heartwarming to know that Russ saw his vision live on in Japan

  12. Kerry Marris on July 7, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    It’s a little sad that nobody at tower seen this coming, I remember back in 1980, when MTV came out. And it was music videos all the time. I also moved to Florida and for 6 months I told people about MTV is coming to Florida soon, and it will change music forever, I was 18 and a good looking man doing tile and carpet installation, making great money. And about half of the people thought I was bullshiting them , or just crazy ,I even told people the first DJ names.
    And then a couple of years later my girl and me go to city park stadium in new Orleans, and we just happen to be staying in the same
    ramada inn, and going to the same concert as Martha Quinn, and that tall skinny guy. (Randy?) We didn’t attend the concert together,
    but Betty Joe Phillips, (my girl) and me got great photos of me and Quinn, and her with what’s his name right in the lobby of the hotel. . It was Lawrie, ozzie Osborn, loverboy, and foreigner in that order, rockstar living for just the weekend.
    Thanks again, Wonka luv. 60 miles from Sacramento. …

  13. M Chambers on July 7, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    I have many memories of paying $17.99 for a CD. They were not fond memories! These are the SOBs who screwed over consumers for 20 years!

  14. David N. on July 7, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    Strange how a "family" style business failed in the US but is still thriving in Japan. What does this tell you about the US? Sad to see businesses like this fail.

  15. Time-share 4-sale on July 7, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    You need to listen to this even if you don’t care for music! (Haha tongue in cheek) Did someone say the F word? NOT that cheek! LOL

  16. rick smith on July 7, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    Thanks for opening up in harvard square for years with no security.

  17. Space Cryptid on July 7, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    Man I’m glad I was born when I was and got to live this

  18. abraham reese on July 7, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    i miss tower

  19. Kaya J on July 7, 2020 at 8:12 pm


  20. WB Bils on July 7, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    This documentary is an overblown piece of crap about a bankrupted business. A bunch of potheads ran a good thing into the ground. So???

  21. Bonnie Chevy on July 7, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    So cool.. it made me smile

  22. Mike4metal on July 7, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    Such an awesome documentary!! I loved tower records!!🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻❤️

  23. Jeff Jahr on July 7, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    Shopping for music is still a thrill. A lot of works. Good music is an experience. It’s hard to find without an outlet.

  24. Ken Dalton on July 7, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    Tower Records Sports Arena. The best 4 yrs I’ve ever worked! I got to meet Queens of the Stone Age, KRSONE, J5 just to name a few. + some of the coolest coworkers ever!!

  25. Dawn Snyder on July 7, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    Thank you

  26. Alfred Nueman on July 7, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    I never went to a Tower Records. We had National Record Mart and later The Record Exchange and Repo Records. Lots of other independent record stores too.

  27. Time-share 4-sale on July 7, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    My first 45 was The Lyin’ Sleeps Tonight.
    "Hush my darlin’, be still my darlin’. The lyin’ sleeps tonight."
    Then there was The Sky’s in Love With You by Herb Alpert.

  28. Lugubriously on July 7, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    Hey comment section: I’m from Detroit. Should I open a cassette vendor/distributor? Walkman derivatives are hella cheap and I’ve heard some high quality ep’s on tape recently from bands like SUNAMI. I want to share that sh!t. It’s genuinely a force to contest vinyl.

  29. H T on July 7, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    Tower and the Record producing companies were charging as much as they could, milking the music lovers. I could never imagine that they would go away back in the ’90 s.
    I am happy that those suckers are gone, but also sad that an era is gone (Huge book stores as well) I feel that I lived thru great changes and more to come (and I am getting older) – an Engineer and music lover

  30. Time-share 4-sale on July 7, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    All Things Must Pass sounds so depressing. Yeah, even ur underwear. That’s a good thing 😂

  31. tim conway on July 7, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    lf you like Elton, check out his greatest hits !!!


  32. A.C. B. ART on July 7, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    Played an afternoon gig at the San Diego Tower in 1983.
    Bowie’s Orphan Forever!

  33. timeriderx on July 7, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    OK the heyday is gone but the revival is still happenin.. Vinyl is back if only for us old timers and the college set! Used LPs are being purchased everywhere. I sold a few hundred over the past 5 years. Used LP stores are reopening. I think people and even younger set are wanting something tangible and the ritual of playing records on a turntable with a sound system is considered very cooelll……
    CDs are still popular and even cassette tapes are considered cool retro…. Very tangible not in cyberspace….
    Oh but what a time we had!! Gives me goosebumps!!

  34. Konga 5000 on July 7, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    Late 1980s / early 1990s : Friday payday : drive over to TOWER – drop at LEAST $100.00 – every single week. I was late to CD technology. LOL. Very exciting back then. Then a new store opened closer to my home by late 1990s and noticed that the employees were EXTREMELY obnoxious , prices went UP, something was "off". TOWER was an awesome place to browse, kill time , and forget some of your problems even if you had no money.

  35. Bernie Casey on July 7, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    Bought many Cds at Tower Records

  36. Time-share 4-sale on July 7, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    Def too many comments!

  37. David Hobgood on July 7, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    My first record stores were Wallace Records in Lakewood, CA and Bellflower Records, in Bellflower, CA. They carried all the 45’s when I started collecting in the 60’s. Shortly after the 60’s, Licorice Pizza became the next big hang out for LP’s in the 70’s; then my music taste started changing in the late 70’s, and someone suggested trying Tower Records for a bigger variety. At the time (1975), TR only had stores in the Bay area and LA, CA, so driving wasn’t considered, until as I said, "my taste in music variety started changing. And the music industry was changing rapidly, and your choices for disturbution were many. But I loved the feel of a record store; everybody was helpful and fun to joke with, unlike today’s businesses. Thank you for posting, great memories; funny how back then, you worked for peanuts, but had fun coming to work.

  38. Randall Mattel on July 7, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    May God Bless You, and Rest In Peace Russ. Thank You!

  39. mcsniper77 on July 7, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    That stache is f****** hilarious. He must have great self esteem, or a harelip.

  40. Abelardo Gonzales on July 7, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    I just got finished watching this video at 5:35 pm June 11, 2020. Those were the good old memory days. Tower records that’s were I buy a lot of all my records albums and tapes. Plus, if there’s a concerts tickets go on sale the day next like day on the green. We wake up early in the morning to go to tower records to get in line a buy our tickets. I missed tower records and those years of fun’s in 70’s thru 90’s. The good time of my life.

  41. Turd Cutter on July 7, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    The son seems like he’s a real weirdo.

  42. M Chambers on July 7, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    Of course they mention iTunes where idiots pay money for music they can download for free!

  43. V8 S series chevy on July 7, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    Why does Elton John have 10× more hair now than in 1970?

  44. Leland Bourdages on July 7, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Why was he lying and bragging that there was no dress code, when she said they had to wear skirts? 😒

  45. Maria De Los Angeles Sosa-Ramirez on July 7, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    I miss the LPs way to hear the music, I like it that way more than now,, for example listening BEATLES it’s not the same. 😒☹

  46. Edward Hogan on July 7, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    I worked at Tower in the east village in Manhattan in the early 80’s, what I consider the golden age of music. I was there for the beginning of heavy metal and hardcore. Had the time of my life. Right in the middle of things.

  47. John VW on July 7, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    It’s all white folks; no diversity..

  48. I WANT MY SLAW!! on July 7, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    1:27:00 I found the black person in this documentary.

  49. Steven Johnson on July 7, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    Great documentary on an example of too Big to Fail. All Things do Pass.

  50. Jody Girl on July 7, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    Very 👍! Informative! Ty 4 sharing! Blessed! 😇😛

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