Back to black: The vinyl business in India is far from dead
As the tribe of 'crate diggers' grows, Lounge meets store owners, collectors, and hi-fi enthusiasts who are making the LP cool again
There are those who love vinyl enough to trudge to dusty vintage shops and dig through crates packed with old records to find that out-of-print album. The modern vinyl record came into the world post World War II, largely replacing the earlier 78 rpm shellac. And it almost immediately spawned crate-diggers (also known as record-diggers and vinylheads). Their tribe is still growing.