"GOODY GOT IT!"
Sam Goody Got It Commercial
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Rough Trade Brooklyn's transformation into an old Sam Goody record store yesterday got us feeling nostalgic for the chain which got its start in NYC when Sam Goody himself opened a shop on 9th Avenue in Manhattan. So naturally, we took to YouTube where we were not disappointed. Watch some classic Sam Goody commercials and other fun stuff below...

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Here's a great 1985 commercial from the age of day-glo socks and hair metal:


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KISS took over a NYC Sam Goody in 1984


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And who remembers when Metallica took over a closing NYC Sam Goody in 1993 and turned it into "Metallistore." Kurt Loder probably does:


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MTV and Sam Goody were tight:

There's a Sam Goody ad in this block of commercials from a 1992 episode of Yo! MTV Raps (as well as ones for St. Ides and 'Hero Quest' RPG)...


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Speaking of rap, have you ever dreamed of going on tour like MC Hammer?


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Duran Duran fans were treated to a 'perfect day' at a NYC Sam Goody in 1995 (warning, this one is long)


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Here's one from the '70s -- the era the HBO show is set -- when the two Os in Sam Goody looked like vinyl LPs and when disco was king (and a new Parliament album was on sale for $4.99!):

And here's a weird one (from the '90s? Early '00s?) where they advise you to invest in CDs and not... peas! (though clearly peas are now the better investment):


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Horn Plaza Sam Goody in San Diego was the last Sam Goody to close. Here's video of their final day:


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Any Sam Goody memories of your own?

Hollywood Holt credits the Clash CD he bought at a Sam Goody with accidentally introducing him to punk rock, as he points out in a video we posted earlier today.