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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.
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My first stop usually is a local used record/CD/DVD store I've mentioned in the past called Record Surplus in West L.A. They have two short rows of CDs that every once in awhile yield a prog treasure (most of it is rock and new age though). Online I go to Amazon where my last CD purchase was the Steven Wilson remix of G.G.'s The Power and the Glory which went from $10 to around $15 after I bought it. I've occasionally used Discogs for a few purchases, also.
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Concerning Tower Records, I have to say the one I visited in Manhattan was a nice store. This was about 22 years ago. Outer Music, though much smaller, was another good store around the corner from The Strand.

There was a two-floor HMV in Toronto on Yonge Street that I also enjoyed.

Back in the 1980s, I frequented a used record store that was on Bustleton Avenue in Philadelphia (between Tyson Ave. and Knorr St.; can't remember the address). Another one popped up later closer to where I lived that was on a side street off of Oxford Ave. before reaching the Philly-Rockledge border. It later moved to Cottman Avenue. That one was filled with bootlegs.

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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....
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I haven't bought a physical CD in ten years, a vinyl LP in 35 years. I buy almost all my music on Bandcamp.

My favorite record store of all time was Schoolkids Records in Ann Arbor though Boogie Records in Kalamazoo was where I built up my prog collection. So many memories of so many great discoveries.

Wouldn't know where to find a record these days or what to play it on.

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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"?
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Yes, he does. LOL
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Originally posted by Rednight Rednight wrote:

My first stop usually is a local used record/CD/DVD store I've mentioned in the past called Record Surplus in West L.A.

I haven't been there in many, many years. Definitely the place to go for vinyl.
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Anyone visiting my city (Norwich, England) couldn't do any better than visiting Out of Time Records, or Beatniks, both on Magdalen Street.  In both cases the proprietors are extremely knowledgable, friendly and helpful.


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^God, that sounds bitchin'. Someday.
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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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The Best Little Wherehouse in Texas  LOL
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Peaches Records~1979

Peaches Record Store 1979 | Vintage photography, Photo, Records
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Tower Records Sunset Strip....

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Tower Records Sunset Strip-1972

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What year was the first tower records picture with the Wall on it? Around 1980?

Edited by AFlowerKingCrimson - September 01 2021 at 13:08
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Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Peaches Records~1979

Great pix, Catcher. This was Peaches Records & Tapes in Westminster? I never did manage to visit one of their stores. I know the chain took its final bow twenty or so years ago.
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Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

What year was the first tower records picture with the Wall on it? Around 1980?
Probably, '79-'80.........I remember another store had a huge Wall display also. I bought my first Wall LP at Tower Records in December 1980.
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Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Peaches Records~1979

Great pix, Catcher. This was Peaches Records & Tapes in Westminster? I never did manage to visit one of their stores. I know the chain took its final bow twenty or so years ago.
The only Peaches I ever shopped at was on Hollywood Blvd......I believe the lone Peaches store left is in New Orleans.
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Another store that had a solid import section, and a fair (not quite good) amount of prog, was Camelot Music. But the one that opened near me didn't last long because hardly anyone knew it was there! I found out about it by accident. On my first visit, I recall picking up Dream Theater's Live at the Marquee and No Expense Spared by Rick & Adam Wakeman. Their price point was Tower Sunset, too, i.e. not cheap.

Not long thereafter, the Camelot Music chain was absorbed by Trans World Ent., the same megacorporation that owned Wherehouse/FYE. Since there was a Wherehouse a few blocks away that did great business, they closed the Camelot store.
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