This Week In Dallas Music History: Bucks Burnett, 'The Consummate Throwback'

Just yesterday, over on Unfair Park, Robert reported that James "Big Bucks" Burnett is in the the final negotiation stages for a permanent Dallas home for his Eight-Track Museum, for which Bucks recently add one of Bob Dylan's harmonicas.

The news comes after a Deep Ellum home for the museum fell through a few months back.

So, we called it kismet when we came across this article from the July 27, 1995 edition of the Observer while searching through our dusty archives to bring you a piece of Dallas music history.

This story hit the street about two weeks before Burnett was about to box up his vinyl albums, CDs and eight-tracks and close the doors of his Lower Greenville record store, 14 Records, for the last time.

"Nobody wants vinyl anymore," Burnett says in the piece. "I don't care what people say about vinyl resurgence. It's simply an uphill battle trying to sell vinyl."

(Tell that to Good Records.)

It wasn't a battle he was losing alone, though: 14 Records was just one of a string of local indie record store closures. Burnett's thoughts on the matter: "Instead of all these independents going under, I just wish Blockbuster would go under."

Oh, how the times have changed.

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