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The Record Shop thread

Given that HMV have now gone to the wall and that many of us, young and old, still like to have a physical copy of a product, can we list out where the independent record shops are?

I haven't used it for ages, because I don't live in the area any more but in Welling there's Cruisin' Records.

Any others?
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  • edited January 2013
    When I was a lad, I used to buy most of my records from Ajax, next to the Granada cinema on Bellegrove Road.
  • Rough trade still going. Got a shop in shoreditch now.
  • edited January 2013
    Didnt there used to be a record shop in bexleyheath before it was pedestrianised. Pretty sure it was opposite the indoor market.
  • Didnt there used to be a record shop in bexleyheath before it was pedestrianised. Pretty sure it was opposite the indoor market.

    Yes TW Records which ray owned,he also had a shop in Plumstead High Street.

    A Charlton fan and used to supply the records during games.
  • Elpees Orpington
    Wax City Croydon
    Nicky Blackmarket Soho
    Bluebird Bromley

    Not sure if still open but many a happy hour spent in them
  • Drift Records: Totnes
  • Casbah Records and Music & Video exchange both trading in Greenwich.
  • Badger said:

    Didnt there used to be a record shop in bexleyheath before it was pedestrianised. Pretty sure it was opposite the indoor market.

    Yes TW Records which ray owned,he also had a shop in Plumstead High Street.

    A Charlton fan and used to supply the records during games.
    The Bexleyheath shop ..... was that the one behind the clock tower, Badger?
    I spent many a lunch hour there browsing through LP covers.

  • Yes, behind the clock tower.
  • That's the one. Thanks, Badger.
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  • Ahhh TW records! Cheers Badger.
  • Tw records also offered discount to CAFC Supporters.
  • BDL said:

    I haven't used it for ages, because I don't live in the area any more but in Welling there's Cruisin' Records.

    Any others?

    Still there, I noticed it this morning.
  • edited January 2013
    Badger said:

    Tw records also offered discount to CAFC Supporters.

    I never knew that ......is it too late to claim my discount on my 'Hunky Dory' and 'Echoes' albums?
  • Elpees and Bluebird both definately gone, Bluebird used to be owned by my accountants son, now he is office manager of the said accountants.
  • I hope small record shops make a comeback. There's Intense records in Chelmsofrd that does dance-type vinyl. Never been in there. All the rest closed down shortly after HMV opened. I used to love going in the indpendent shops, hear what was playing, and make a few impulse buys. and get a couple of second hand CDs. Haven't done that for ages. Amazon is OK when you know waht you want, but I don't like browsing so much online.
  • Head music have a store situated in The Glades In Bromley.
  • Head music have a store situated in The Glades In Bromley.
  • Think Black Market went a long time ago and Wax City.
  • Groove Record
    Hitman Records
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  • You used to have Cloud 9 in the Broadway as well...they also had a Shop by the old Eltham Well Hall station next door to the Greengrocers
  • used to be one on the way to Lewisham from Lee on the right hand side, can't remember the name of it though.
  • I used to go to bitin' back reckords in Gravesend.

    There are plenty in SOHO, Reckless, Blackmarket, Sister Ray, Phonica and there is a Fopp.
  • Feck I used to spend a fortune in Blackmarket, so many must have White Label 12 inch's and at £7 or £8 a pop it wasn't cheap....and to think that was in the mid 90's?!

    Also had a Blackmarket Records courier bag....I looked the Shizzle!
  • Used to buy a lot of records at a small shop in Trafalgar Road in Greenwich lovely man owned the shop always let you play albums before you bought them. My all time favourite was One Stop records in South Moulton Street off Bond Street.
  • Back in the day (the 1970s) I used to frequent an excellent little record shop in Bexley Village. I can't for the life of me remember the name of said shop though. Can anybody remind me?
  • Anybody remember Shades records the heavy metal specialist shop in St Annes Court,Wardour St?
  • Cant believe Crusin Records is still going!
  • Morps Music in Lewisham was my heaven. Sadly long gone.

    Are Sister Ray and Selectadisc in Berwick St still around.
  • Macronate said:

    used to be one on the way to Lewisham from Lee on the right hand side, can't remember the name of it though.

    There is a brilliant one on the left of Lee High going from Lee to Lewisham just past Kwik Fit. Cant recall the name but the little old Irishman with a cracking comb over is a proper old time dude....i brought 6 singles which he wanted £25 for but he took the £20 i had so he is happy to barter!! I always go there before one of our vinyl night get togethers, fabulous evenings!

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