Ah the good old days of stereo shops when there was nothing more to it than amps, tuners, receivers, speakers, turntables and reel to reel tape decks. Then came cassettes, then 8 Track, then CDs, then home theater...and now my head's spinning.
Let's see, here in Cleveland there was Olson Electronics, Tokyo Shapiro, of course Audio Craft is still around. Or how about Sound Chamber? Here's a TV ad they ran.
Which leads me to something a friend just sent me yesterday. It's a satirical radio ad for Stereos and Stuff, a fictitious store, from National Lampoon's That's Not Funny That's Sick album. Back then National Lampoon had a very popular magazine and a weekly radio show. You'll recognize the voice of John Belushi, who, along with others from National Lampoon, went on to Saturday Night Live. WARNING THIS IS NOT SAFE FOR WORK AND CONTAINS PLENTY OF FOUL LANGUAGE. It is funny though.
What other Cleveland area shops can you oldsters remember? I know I'm missing some.
And I can't resist throwing in this scene from Boogie Nights.
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