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Clay Wells, the 19-year-old jazz buff who clerks at Mesa's Stinkweeds Record Exchange, doesn't believe those 40,000 Pearl Jam fans who rushed out to buy vinyl are going to change their format allegiance. When Wells saw the Vitalogy LP selling hand over fist at Stinkweeds, he got curious and conducted an informal in-store survey. Just how many of his peers were indeed planning to "Spin the Black Circle" when they got their purchases home?

"Half the kids who bought it in our store didn't even own a turntable," he cracks. "One even said, 'I'll have to play this at my grandmother's house.'"

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