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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 01 2021 at 14:13
Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

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Peaches Record Store 1979 | Vintage photography, Photo, Records
WOW. This kind of reminds me of Sam The Record Man in downtown Toronto back in the day. Or the Records On Wheels that was two floors if I recall.



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This was most of the main floor of Amoeba Records, Hollywood (original location). You can see the entrance (bluish hue) to the room with jazz, classical and film scores. Upstairs was the video room.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 01 2021 at 15:39
Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

This was most of the main floor of Amoeba Records, Hollywood (original location). You can see the entrance (bluish hue) to the room with jazz, classical and film scores. Upstairs was the video room.



Yes but it's all krapp CDs......LOL.....Records/LPs rule!! Clap
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 01 2021 at 16:22
Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

This was most of the main floor of Amoeba Records, Hollywood (original location). You can see the entrance (bluish hue) to the room with jazz, classical and film scores. Upstairs was the video room.

Yes but it's all krapp CDs......LOL.....Records/LPs rule!! Clap

"Most" of the main floor...you can't see the vinyl! LOL

Hey, man, some of us (still) buy CDs! Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 01 2021 at 16:52
Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

This was most of the main floor of Amoeba Records, Hollywood (original location). You can see the entrance (bluish hue) to the room with jazz, classical and film scores. Upstairs was the video room.

Yes but it's all krapp CDs......LOL.....Records/LPs rule!! Clap

"Most" of the main floor...you can't see the vinyl! LOL

Hey, man, some of us (still) buy CDs! Wink
I've been to Amoeba in LA several times, great store and lots of musical memorabilia. They do have a good LP section and some nice used records too.
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In France: for "progressive" music at Cosmos Music since 2007 (before it was at Shop 33) and for hard-rock/heavy-metal and post-rock at the Metallian Store since 2018. And sometimes at the Fnac (5 km from my house) for other styles of music.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2021 at 10:04
This has been my go to place for the past 10yrs in Tacoma. Originally was a small store barely 20' wide by maybe 30' long, owner (Brian) moved to this new larger building about 4yrs ago. The floor space is 95% LPs, the other 5% is CDs and the growing section of cassettes. He also has some DVD/VHS video section......Pretty much every genre is offered. Plus he offers a frequent buy card, fill the card and you get a 20% discount, takes about $150 to fill the stamp card.....I've lost count haw many cards I've filled up. 
His business has grown so much that he now has 4 employees. When I first started shopping here it was usually the owner there behind the counter, I have only seen him twice at the store in the last year.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2021 at 18:18
Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Originally posted by Rednight Rednight wrote:

Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Hmmm....maybe it was Brea. Could'vd sworn it was in near Riverside. Maybe it was another record store I went to in Riverside. I'm talking late 70s to mid 80's, I've slept since then...LOL


It could've been Mad Platter, which is no longer. Its original location was near the mall on Tyler.

Could a been......there are so many stores back then I used to go to. Tower Records, Warehouse Records & Tapes, Peaches Records & Tapes, Licorice Pizza and I think Tape World was another....
Did you mean "Wherehouse Records and Tapes"?

WAREhouse, WEARhouse, WHEREhouse........yes all of them, shhesh.
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Just discovered a place in Knoxville - McKay Used Books & CDs. Decent amount of vinyl and CD's. Was there last weekend and the place was hopping.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sean Trane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 15 2021 at 14:44
Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

WOW. This kind of reminds me of Sam The Record Man in downtown Toronto back in the day. Or the Records On Wheels that was two floors if I recall.



SAM the Record Man




MMmmhhh!!!!... methinks this photo is dating of the 90's (or later), which probably means the place was renovated after I crossed back the pond (very early 90's).

I mean, I frequented STRM and ROW on Yonge Street weekly and this pic is nothing like my memories of the 70/80's.
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Used to shop here several times a year when my daughter lived there and we visited.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 16 2021 at 10:49
Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

WOW. This kind of reminds me of Sam The Record Man in downtown Toronto back in the day. Or the Records On Wheels that was two floors if I recall.



SAM the Record Man




MMmmhhh!!!!... methinks this photo is dating of the 90's (or later), which probably means the place was renovated after I crossed back the pond (very early 90's).

I mean, I frequented STRM and ROW on Yonge Street weekly and this pic is nothing like my memories of the 70/80's.
Yea he should have changed it to a black and white photo, that would have been better....LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 16 2021 at 11:20
Hope this is better for you.
The colour one was the south side of the store if I recall.




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Well, let's see. I bought my first wax cylinder from Thomas Edison's place back in 1909. After that, it's pretty much a blur.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frenetic Zetetic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 16 2021 at 14:15
Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

WOW. This kind of reminds me of Sam The Record Man in downtown Toronto back in the day. Or the Records On Wheels that was two floors if I recall.



SAM the Record Man




MMmmhhh!!!!... methinks this photo is dating of the 90's (or later), which probably means the place was renovated after I crossed back the pond (very early 90's).

I mean, I frequented STRM and ROW on Yonge Street weekly and this pic is nothing like my memories of the 70/80's.
Yea he should have changed it to a black and white photo, that would have been better....LOL

Now that's a record store!

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Directly from the artist when possible otherwise I use Amazon, there are no record stores nearby.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote zwordser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 24 2021 at 12:51
I mostly get digital downloads from Bandcamp. (Used to get quite a lot from Amazon, but I'm more into supporting smaller operations nowadays--so I'll be checking out some more listed here). And, I've downloaded some stuff off of Youtube, but usually only do that for sample tracks (such as when I've put together a themed radio program, and I'm missing a track or two I might want to play, or that got requested, and for some reason I don't otherwise have the track immediately available).

As for CD's: all over the place!  About a third of my collection is just from thrift shops; mostly albums that are/were popular and that I'd like having, but I'm not usually directly looking for.  So, for example, pretty much ALL of my Tori Amos collection came from thrift shops (because she was hugely popular in the 90's-2000's, and you can almost always find at least one or more of her albums at any given time at a big thrift outlet like Goodwill in the US).  Very rarely, I'll find some "hidden Gem" at a thrift store-- always fun to find them (eg. found about half my Zappa CDs that way) but doesn't happen very often.

Probably about a 1/4 of my best prog CD's came from Amoeba music in San Fran and Berkely, where I always like to visit whenever I'm in the Bay area.




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I buy most of my music--both digital and physical--through Bandcamp nowadays. In fact, Bandcamp is just about the only way I'll purchase digital music, since it's so artist-friendly.

I haven't bought a CD outside of a concert in quite a while. But if I'm at a local show and a band has a CD, I'll happily toss them a few bucks for it.

For LPs, I've got a few locations:

Bandcamp, as mentioned above.
Live shows is less frequent but not uncommon. I don't have any big-name shows on my calendar at the moment (mostly just local metal stuff), but I've bought my fair share of records at shows.
Discogs is great for harder-to-find or older stuff, though the shipping can occasionally be pretty expensive.
For physical record stores, my favorites in Seattle are Sonic Boom, Zion's Gate, Neptune Music Co, Daybreak Records, Fat Cat Records, and Jive Time Records. In Portland, my favorite is Music Millennium (though I am disappointed they folded their prog/psych section into the larger rock section some time between 2019 and this year), and Everyday Music is great too.
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I went from entirely in-store purchases of vinyl (70s-80s-early 90s), to in-store purchases of 50% CDs / 50% vinyl (mid-90s to early 2000s) due to lack of CD releases at the time, to now 100% online purchases of CDs only. So glad were at such a very high release rate on CD (maybe 95%), though there are still some only released on vinyl and cassette.

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