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Friday, November 2, 2012

Norton Records Warehouse FLOODED

Posted by on Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 1:21 PM

The Village Voice reports Hurricane Sandy's flood waters deluged Norton Records' warehouse. Godammit.

Their catalog is as deep and extensive as any label ever, and their entire back catalog was almost completely damaged or ruined during Monday's hurricane/storm.

Busy trying to transfer what was salvageable from the warehouse to their Prospect Heights home, Billy Miller was only able to give a quick assessment. "Yeah, the water was four feet," he said. Norton's warehouse is encased in one of the beautiful old warehouses on Van Brunt Street, right near the water...

Thankfully, their home and office went unharmed. I can only imagine the scope of this loss; in addition to their nearly BOTTOMLESS label catalog their print catalog was jam PAKCED with period coolness, like DEAD STOCK period coolness, along with tons of other titles from other record labels. Let's hope they bounce back quickly. Sheesh.

Has anyone heard of other labels/collectors/record stores affected by Sandy?


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Vinyl is not ruined by water. Sure, cardboard sleeves are, but that just adds character.

Read this guy's blog about finding vinyl in Western Africa that has been glued together by bugs, or "shopping" by digging thru heaps of vinyl 4 feet tall-…
Posted by CATSPAW666 on November 2, 2012 at 7:16 PM · Report this
That's a huge bummer. Hope they get back on their feet soon.
Posted by fentar on November 3, 2012 at 1:22 PM · Report this

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