It’s a bit unfortunate that the generation being raised on streaming will never know the pure joy of stepping into a record store, flipping through the stacks, and discovering something amazing you never knew about. In this age of data driven curation, the sensation of finding something truly your own has been lost. However, Colin Hanks brings back that feeling in his upcoming documentary “All Things Must Pass” about the legendary, and at one time omnipresent music chain, Tower Records. Now the first trailer is here.
Featuring folks like Dave Grohl, Elton John, and Bruce Springsteen, along with key Tower workers and executives, the documentary is a nostalgic, informative and interesting look at the company that for many was the home of their first musical loves. While Tower became a global behemoth, their dedication to carrying pretty much everything under the sun, coupled with staff who could be (and sometimes were) your best friends, made it feel like you were thumbing through records in your own home. The only difference being, of course, you were likely to leave with much less money than you came in with.
The film is a touching tribute to Tower and a must-watch for record heads and music fans. “All Things Must Pass” opens in September. Watch below. [Slashfilm]