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Favo*u*rite Records Shops OUTSIDE of London

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

  1. JD68

    JD68 pfm 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.
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  5. JD68

    JD68 pfm 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 Lol....


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

    blossomchris I am not searching, I know what I am looking for.

    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.

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  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 I am not searching, I know what I am looking for.

    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.
  16. antinchip

    antinchip pfm Member

    I posted the above last year. It seems that Scratch the Surface Records are closing down at the end of the day Saturday 20th January so their “closing down sale” started today. They are discounting everything, old and new, by 20%. I spoke with the proprietor and understand that only the retail shop is being closed, he will continue his on-line sales. It seems to be that’s where it is these days. He is also selling his record display stands and the like.

    Thought this might be of interest.
  17. JensenHealey

    JensenHealey pfm Member

    Regrets - but Rise Records in Worcester is no more....
  18. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    As we all know Brighton is still happily awash with record shops but I'd somehow managed to miss Rarekind Records until recently. Focus is on hip-hop, funk etc but well stocked bins for jazz, electronic etc and LOADS of cheapo boxes that actually have some decent records in them. No charity shop crud in sight :)
  19. Fuller

    Fuller pfm Member

    The Cheltenham store closed earlier last year too, however I believe the Bristol store is still going and they recently moved premises. Always worth a visit if in the area.

    Vinyl Vault in Cheltenham keeps good stock of 2nd hand vinyl, they specialise in 1960's & 1970's rock.
  20. Bob F

    Bob F Member

    Vintage & Vinyl in Wolverhampton, lots of second hand, and good selection of new. Great shop and very knowledgeable.

    The Salvation Army charity shop in Dudley has an enormous department choc full of vinyl, and a good number of cds.

    At the start of this thread mention of the book , Last shop standing. A great read, highly recommended.

    Bob F

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