Went my dad took me to Amoeba the first time, I told him “this store is like a Disneyland of music.” As you can see below, there are many posters glued to the wall that have the faces of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Blondie, Madonna, Queen, and the list goes on with other musical legends.
Now if you’d look as you enter the store, the CD’s are on the right and vinyls/LP’s on your left. Rows and rows of CD’s seem endless. But don’t think that all of these vinyls or CD’s are old, Amoeba has music from today’s artists from US and other parts of the world.
The first time I went to Amoeba, my dad bought me Lana del Rey’s vinyl Born to Die (2012). Until this day I like her music so much because of her deep voice and classy melody that is strongly influenced by musicians from the 1950’s or 1960’s.
Not only was Lana one of my favorites but also the Belgian pop singer Stromae. I bought his album Racine Carrée (2013). His music contains African and Spanish influences that make the rhythm worth it. I really recommend his music if you’re learning French.
When you visit Los Angeles, MAKE SURE TO VISIT AMOEBA. Especially if you’re from the east coast. You will enjoy every single moment while being there. Sometimes they have performances from local artists to Bono type of artists… for free. It’s a place where you don’t want to miss out.
If you have any questions feel free to ask me by leaving a comment below. If you’re planning to visit LA or San Diego, there are many cool places to go.