The Georgetown neighborhood used to be filled with record stores. Now the only store to sell vinyl records is the massive retail chain Urban Outfitters. Georgetown was a major hub of the punk movement, punks worked and would hang out all along M street. "You'd start at the top of Georgetown and you'd go to Haagen Dazs, say hello to people, go to Crumpets get day old free stuff...It was just like say hello to people and get free stuff." Mark Haggerty, Banned in DC.
Smash was one of the many record stores located in Georgetown during the 1980s and was one of the last ones standing until their eventual move to Adam's Morgan. Its former location is now a tattoo parlor on M street.