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Record Shops RIP ...................................

Discussion in 'music' started by dss, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    I can't find the 'new record shops' thread so I hope this is OK to post here without jinxing is it.

    A nice looking records/books/coffee shop has opened in SE London (in a dead pub)

    https://www.facebook.com/thebookandrecordbar
     
  2. vince rocker

    vince rocker pfm Member

    I went in Endless Music in Prestwich (Manchester) last week for the first time in a while. It has been tidied up and they have even hoovered the carpet. There is a much larger range of new vinyl and he seems to have got a job lot of Ninja Tune deletions on vinyl and CD.
    Vince
     
  3. dss

    dss Musical Bons

    Report from That Chesterfield, probably not new news, but Hudsons Records and Tapes have closed down, gone bust, not there is it.

    The double fronted shop is empty and bare, so I left Chesterfield empty-hearted there.

    DS
     
  4. dss

    dss Musical Bons

    I think it may have been mentioned before, but The Soul & Dance Exchange shop in Notting Hill has closed down and is empty is it. The stock has been trimmed down and is now above the Rock & Pop Exchange, shoving out the rare punk and other stuff.

    But, the Classical Music Exchange has moved into the tiny little shop that used to be the DVD shop in the same parade there.

    DS
     
  5. andrew d

    andrew d pfm Member

    Soul and Dance had been quite sad for a long time. The stock seemed to get older and tattier. That shop used to be a real joy.
     
  6. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    I noticed that as well. I found some decent/cheap jazz records in the new upstairs dept though so I consoled myself that at least they were still open - unlike the Camden branch.

    Though I see there are plans to redevelop the street to something more appropriate for Hugh Grant fanciers so who knows how much longer MVE will remain... especially now George Galloway has called for a boycott of their Retro Clothing shop is it!

    Since moving south the Greenwich branch has become my Local Record Shop. The staff there seem noticably more cheerful than Camden. All the fresh air and trees perhaps.
     
  7. dss

    dss Musical Bons

    I have gone to the Greenwich one a few times, there is another 2nd hand shop just round the corner is it.

    It is a bit off the beaten track from my usual haunts, but as you say the staff don't scowl at you like the Camden ones used to there.

    DS
     
  8. RickyC6

    RickyC6 Infuriate the frog-men

  9. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

  10. richgilb

    richgilb Admonishtrator

    I'd be tempted if it included the building freehold
     
  11. mrlamonta

    mrlamonta pfm Member

    Sorry to resurrect an old thread but thought it was worth mentioning that Borderline Records in Brighton have vacated their shop on Gardner Street. When I spoke ot the owner last year he said he was relocating. But that doesn't seem to have happened.


    The shop is now a 'Tea Mixologists'. No, I don't know either.
     
  12. wylton

    wylton pfm Member

    We're spending a few days away in the country, and I thought I'd check out Tor Records in Glastonbury, only to find that it closed late last year; another one bites the dust..

    I find it hard to believe that a place that hosts one of the worlds leading music festivals can't sustain a record shop!
     
  13. andrew d

    andrew d pfm Member

    Sister Ray have moved out of the old Selectadisc shop on Berwick Street. They are now across the road in what seems to be a smaller store on 2 floors. So not RIP but sorry to see the old shop go.
     
  14. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    Thanks for mentioning this. I think this must be their third premises in Berwick St.
     
  15. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    I popped into the 'new' Selectadisc during the week and rather liked it. They still have the rather bizarre section of charity shop vinyl but I though the vinyl section was better laid out than before - I certainly found more interesting bits having a browse. Listening decks aren't ready yet but there should be two by the counter very soon.

    I ended up buying a Suzanne Ciani compilation on Finders Keepers that I'd never heard of but which turned out to be ace :)
     
  16. daytona600

    daytona600 Registered User

    support your local record shop YOU will miss us once we are all gone
     
  17. Mescalito

    Mescalito pfm Member

    I personally haven't been in a record shop for over 15 years. No need to nowadays.

    Chris
     
  18. Elephantears

    Elephantears Trunkated Aesthete

    I had noticed a refreshing lack of cantankerous Tory trolls in record shops over the last 15 years or so.
     
  19. Mescalito

    Mescalito pfm Member

    Speak up! I've just got back from an MBV gig!

    Chris
     
  20. richgilb

    richgilb Admonishtrator

    Ironically, the album is quiet sounding. What was it like?
     

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