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This Week In Dallas Music History: Just About 11 Years Ago, Good Records Opens For Business

In this edition of This Week In Dallas Music History, we look back to the beginning of an establishment that has undoubtedly improved the coolness of Dallas since 2000: Good Records.

It's a short piece written by former Observer music editor Zac Crain, who visited Good Records on opening day to catch up with the entire staff, which consisted of Chris Penn, Carlos Jackson (who now plays in Austin's The Golden Afternoon), and, of course, Polyphonic Spree frontman Tim DeLaughter.

"We pulled an all-nighter last night," DeLaughter told Crain about the group's before-launch preparation. "Had to do it, man. Had to put the blood, sweat and tears into it."

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That hard work has paid off for the last 11 years, which has seen Good Records outlast the demise of nearly every area record store, despite having moved from Deep Ellum to Lower Greenville Avenue in 2006.

Hit the jump to read the entire story of Good Records' first day of operation.


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