Burrowed beneath the Phoenix at 72 Mount Auburn St., “In Your Ear Records” provides music lovers not only with an eclectic selection, but also with the perfect vinyl-shopping atmosphere. After taking a walk underground down steep stairs and through musty hallways covered by Indie posters and clippings, the shopper is greeted by a cozy room with walls upon walls lined with used vinyls, cassette tapes, CDs, and more. Selling only used items and specializing in Vinyl LP’s and 45s, “In Your Ear” boasts a broad range of genres, from Classic Rock and Reggae to Techno and Gangsta Rap. Most records are priced between $5.99 and $11.00. The store originally opened in the early 1980’s on Commonwealth Ave where it still maintains a branch. Below is a variety of items you can find at this hidden gem.
1. The Who “Join Together” Vinyl LP
2. The Beatles “Let it Be” Vinyl LP
An iconic piece of musical history, a copy of the twelfth and final studio album of The Beatles is displayed on the wall of “In Your Ear tRecords” as a featured Vinyl. This album was released in 1970, only months after The Beatles had announced their break-up.
3. Rolling Stones “Some Girls” Cassette Tape
4. The Allman Brothers Band “Dream” Vinyl LP
5. Used and donated Turn Tables
6. LL Cool J “Radio” CD
7. Used and donated Tape players
8. Fleetwood Mac “Rumours” CD
The eleventh studio album of Fleetwood Mac titled “Rumours” 1977 is often considered the band’s best work. Featuring hits such as “Go Your Own Way” and “The Chain,” this album is praised for its high production quality and chilling vocal harmonies.
9. Used and donated Amplifiers
10. B.B. King “The Best of B.B. King” Cassette Tape