Milan, the town of extinct registration. Road by road, the map of lacking music shops

from Roberto Rizzo

The historic Buscemi on Corso Magenta introduced its definitive closure in the beginning of 2023. The indicators that wrote an period, right now nearly forgotten

Now that Buscemi has introduced its closure after fifty years of honorable exercise which he offered data, and which data (together with CDs), to hundreds of lovers, what stays in Milan for these few who nonetheless search bodily assist to hearken to music? Little, little or no. the stoic Psycho, specializing in all of the nuances of different rock, which stays within the fortress of through Zamenhof, after having lengthy since deserted the grandeur of its former headquarters in through De Amicis; the indirect (there may be the whole lot, but in addition nothing to inform the reality) Enormous of Through Fara constructed on the ashes of Fridge🇧🇷 historic second-hand emporiums, such because the discomane (Navigli) and Metropolis (on the intersection of through Esterle and through Padova); Discriminators (Navigli once more), procuring with costs for jewellery and digital music for probability on corso di Porta Ticinese.

«Who nonetheless buys bodily music is a distinct segment of lovers. In any other case, it is a completed market.”, defined Mario Buscemi himself, who from his retailer on Corso Magenta happy the starvation for music of a couple of era. Plain: streaming is a superb invention, with round ten euros a month, but in addition free in alternate for promoting, the platforms carry any discography to our cell phones, PCs, automobile radios. In every single place.

Earlier than streaming there was a time, a minimum of just a few a long time, the 80s and 90s that correspond to the home hi-fi growth, the true driving pressure behind the diffusion of vinyl, cassettes and later CDsthroughout which document shops had been landmarks of a special topography of the town🇧🇷 Indicators now forgotten however which have been the vacation spot of collectors and lovers, in addition to these in search of the Sanremo compilation or the album that gained the Festivalbar. What time these hours when, on Saturday afternoon, straight from Buscemi, it was tough to get in. Asking or shopping for a 33 or 45 rpm made all of the distinction: Mario Buscemi, and his workforce, accepted the document’s sophistication, or disapproved, with a easy look. File shops, additionally featured in “Excessive Constancy”, Nick Hornby’s novel-manifesto (12 months 1995)they weren’t solely procuring locations, but in addition and above all assembly factors, the place bands fashioned, friendships had been born between lovers and who is aware of even love tales.

It appears unusual, right now Buscemi is closing, however just a few meters from its outdated home windows, those that confronted the Bar Magenta, was the competitor bigi🇧🇷 A slim and lengthy room, much less outfitted than its rival, however which had its personal operate: what was not present in Buscemi was in Bigi and vice versa🇧🇷 File shops had been so fashionable that in 1997, Antonio Albanese filmed a scene from the film «A freshwater man» inside Rasputin, an indication on viale Montenero🇧🇷 The craziest retailer in Milan was New Zabriskie Level in through Santa Maria della Valle, behind through Torino. Stocked with punk and hardcore materials was managed by a legendary determine of Milanese punk, Stiv Valli🇧🇷 The issue was Valli’s unusual conception of opening hours. A Russian roulette wheel. Probably the most frequent scene was the handfuls of individuals patiently ready in entrance of the lowered shutters for the arrival of the proprietor.🇧🇷 New Zabriskie inherited the legacy of New Kary, which primarily based in Piazza San Giorgio, one of many first punk hangouts within the late ’70s, inevitably happy a clientele that requested for the Intercourse Pistols and Ramones regardless that the supervisor was pushing laborious for the primary album by a brand new band, U2.

In through Dogana was Transex, specialised in metals🇧🇷 Metalheads who additionally discovered all their favourite bands in Mariposa, which for years had two places: on the mezzanine of the Duomo metro and first on Corso di Porta Romana, then on Corso Lodi. Mariposa was curiously filled with two reverse genres, steel and the purpose of getting a listening house reserved for DJs. But when an unlucky individual got here in asking for “the final album by Renato Zero”, for instance, he was instantly placed on the fireplace with the ignominy🇧🇷 Not even these of glowed with sympathy Phonographic media in corso di Porta Ticinese, from 1984 to 2005, extremely specialised first in new wave and post-punk, then electronics, so long as it was unbiased music. Immediately on the identical tackle is the aforementioned Serendipity. The little sympathy of the leaders stays the identical because the days of Apoia.

Within the eighties, through Marghera was already a road of eating places and pizzerias. Between a spaghetti with clams and a margherita was the little BSeparate disks. Immediately there’s a piadineria as an alternative🇧🇷 Downtown tour had much less like fastened stops musical messages (Corso Vittorio Emanuele) and Souvenirs (within the Gallery). Two megastores earlier than megastores. Elegant shops frequented primarily by occasional customers, those that purchase a document a 12 months, often Vasco Rossi or Michael Jackson, to present away at Christmas. The hyperpublicized then had a brief life Virgin (Duomo) and French fnac (through Torino), premiered when the world of music media was already in transformation. It was the late nineties and music would by no means be the identical once more.

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December 04, 2022 (edit December 04, 2022 | 3:40 PM)


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