Dealing with Independence
In own proud words „unestablished since 1986“ is Hitsville, then founded by Jürgen Krause, outspoken a local stronghold. Emerged from the ashes of legendary label-cum-store Pure Freude which was run by Ratinger Hof-directrice Carmen Knoebel Hitsville under its current owner Ralf Brendgens is until today what you might call a classic ‚indie’ recordstore emphasizing on Punk or alternative music genres at large.
While dealing all sorts of sound carriers recordstores traditionally serve as social and cultural meeting places and are focal points for youth- and subcultural activities. Important strongholds of alternative ways of education recordstores are still underrated by official history, though.