The Bay Area is already home to a fantastic and creative vinyl subscription service, Turntable Kitchen, and starting this month a new unique way of discovering and collecting vinyl is hitting the scene, with the launch of Oakland’s It’s Just Great found vinyl subscription. Each quarter, It’s Just Great creator Clive Hacker creates a theme, and selects albums that are either loosely or literally connected that theme. Once the theme is chosen, Hacker tracks down as many copies of the album on vinyl as he can, local artist All Gold creates a print, Hacker produces a zine discussing the nine albums he’s chosen, and it’s all sent to subscribers. Hacker tells me the first theme is “San Francisco”, and the nine albums he’s chosen include work from Deerhoof, Negativland, Sly and the Family Stone, and more.
It’s Just Great is having a launch party for their first issue January 17 at Alley Cat Books on 24th Street.
It’s Just Great Launch Party
Alley Cat Books
January 17, 2015