--- In Earth1AftertheCrisis@yahoogroups.com
> I recall working at Radio Shack in the fall of 84, and getting our
> very first CD player. They had to send a demo CD out with it
> because it was still hard to buy CDs yet. Still, by the time I
> out of college in early 85 it was getting hard to find vinyl.
> Cassettes were the big thing for a few years there. I think most
> the new releases were still ocming out on vinyl, but at least
> here the shops weren't carrying them.
'Cat - that's funny. I distinctly remember hitting record shops in
Rochester during college and getting vinyl (tons of it) for newer
releases well through when I graduated in 1987. Even the campus
store carried vinyl (and cassettes) but hardly any CDs at the time.
It probably depended upon the location of the country as to when
vinyl phased out and CDs phased in. Bigger cities seemed to hold
out longer, I suspect. And since Starsky's story takes place in
Metropolis (that is where the Bug lives, right?), I would gather
vinyl would still be plentiful in 1987.
But we digress. ;)