Village Record Shoppe / Phase II Records

How Kiss and Coca-Cola bottles led me to discover my first independent record store.

When I reached the age of fourteen, I was beginning to purchase some full-length albums as well as the more budget-friendly 45’s. I had to do more planning and saving to purchase a full album, even more so if the album was a two-record set. The first of these double albums to appear on my wish list was a brand-new release from the band Kiss, “Kiss Alive II.”

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