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Favo*u*rite Records Shops OUTSIDE of London

Discussion in 'music' started by davidavdavid, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. JD68

    JD68 Well-Known Member

    My favourite too. Some good second hand shops in Manchester too. And a special mention to X Records in Bolton.
  2. happychappy

    happychappy Happy Member

    For Soul, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Disco and Rare Groove these guys top the pile:-

    Crazy Beat Records
    87 Corbets Tey Rd,
    RM14 2AH
  3. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    My Local S/H record shop, Hatter's hall in Faversham, is insane. There are mountains of charity shop junk out front and in the main part of the shop, whilst there's a bunch of spectacular rarity bargains buried in the room fashioned out of the cupboard under the stairs. The jazz and prog sections are mostly junk, with, again, massively underpriced treasure buried within.

    I think it's mainly become a social thing for the owner and he's largely given up on housekeeping. Or he's a compulsive hoarder.

    I have to pop back and get that riverboat Alice's Restaurant for a fiver.
  4. harmonica98

    harmonica98 Active Member

    Kingbee Records in Chorlton, Manchester. Decent selection, keen prices.
  5. JD68

    JD68 Well-Known Member

    Agreed. Although I went in a couple of weeks ago and it was disappointing. Soda in Altrincham is also good.
  6. julesd68

    julesd68 pfm Member

    I always visit the legendary Sifters whenever I go to see my mum in Manchester.

    Just superb - you can walk out with a handful of decent lps there for the price of one ebay purchase.
  7. julesd68

    julesd68 pfm Member

    yes I'm also very lucky to have Alans down the road from me - best to go in 'off-peak' hours if you can as it can get rather cramped in there!
  8. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    There's a shop near me a bit like that. There are records in random three foot piles on top of the racks. Stacks of battered boxes full of records all over the floor. Most of the records aren't priced and the ones that are have 'hopefull' prices. The racks were once nominally organised by genre but that was a long time ago...

    Access to the records involves climbing a staircase almost entirely covered by piles of VHS tapes.

    The owner told me he took the site because it's opposite a Weatherspoons :)
  9. richgilb

    richgilb I voted out lol....


    No other record shop can compete with the range. I never go in traditional record shops any more.
  10. blossomchris

    blossomchris pfm Member

    Discogs are fine if you are after specific items, but for me a good record shop is far more tempting. You get to see stuff you may not have considered previously, also you can evaluate the condition of the record yourself, something which discogs can and does get wrong from time to time.

  11. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    i was in portmadoc in wales a few weeks ago and they had a nice record store
  12. AV8

    AV8 pfm Member

    I make a 3hr round journey to go to these guys & also make a day of it in Chester, in that pecking order as well.

    Small shop, big atmosphere, highly recommended.


    Look under the racks at the boxes found there, some great bargains found whilst perusing.
  13. blossomchris

    blossomchris pfm Member

    Gatefold - Hitchin.

    I rate this shop, 75% new, but a really good Jazz all types, World, Reggae, Electronic.
    Quite an extensive selection of rock, but I rarely look at these.
    Good coffee and cake, owner likes a chat, even allows my staffie in.


    PS: Try and visit on a Friday, same day as the antique market with a few record stalls on there also
  14. florette69

    florette69 pfm Member

    Cob in Porthmadog must be one of the oldest record shops in the UK. Been there for fifty years. Not quite what it was, but still a fine place to spend an hour or two.
  15. kendo

    kendo gloominati

    Assai Records in Broughty Ferry, Dundee have a wide choice of new vinyl in stock (it's all they sell bar a tiny amount of CDs and cassettes).
    I believe they've recently opened a shop in Edinburgh and also have a well established mail order set up.
    Grouchos for 2nd hand music still thriving too.

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