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Topic: Where do you buy records?
Posted By: SouthSideoftheSky
Subject: Where do you buy records?
Date Posted: August 28 2021 at 10:22

I'm sure there have been threads on this topic many times before, but maybe not very recently. Where do you buy records (CDs, vinyl LPs, etc.)? List some of your favourite stores.




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Posted By: Manuel
Date Posted: August 28 2021 at 10:32
Amazon, Symphonic, The Artist Shop, Bandcamp.


Posted By: Easy Money
Date Posted: August 28 2021 at 10:47
Goner Records and Shangra Lai Records in Memphis. I usually don't have to pay any money because I have so many records to trade. I spent years stockpiling valuable records I acquired at garage sales and thrift stores and now I have plenty to trade off.
I used to trade records in san Francisco too. The two cities have very different markets.


Posted By: JD
Date Posted: August 28 2021 at 11:08
Local used shops, The Beat Goes On, Discogs & Local Online Auctions sites


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Posted By: verslibre
Date Posted: August 28 2021 at 12:27
Originally posted by Easy Money Easy Money wrote:

Goner Records and Shangra Lai Records in Memphis. I usually don't have to pay any money because I have so many records to trade. I spent years stockpiling valuable records I acquired at garage sales and thrift stores and now I have plenty to trade off.
I used to trade records in san Francisco too. The two cities have very different markets.

I'll bet! From Santana and the Dead to...Dave Matthews Band and Garth?


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Posted By: AlanB
Date Posted: August 28 2021 at 12:35
Usually Amazon


Posted By: TCat
Date Posted: August 28 2021 at 13:12
New stuff from Cheeky Monkey in Sarnia usually, imports from a store in London, Ontario, used stuff comes from local shops, yard sales, pop-ups, etc.  I also buy from Amazon, Discogs, Burning Shed, from artists web sites, etc.

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Posted By: RockHound
Date Posted: August 28 2021 at 13:20
New stuff from Amazon, Bandcamp, and iTunes. Used stuff from a place in Edmond, OK, but they don’t have a lot that’s interesting. I like bandcamp the best because I can get lossless audio. I just wish they had more!


Posted By: Sacro_Porgo
Date Posted: August 28 2021 at 13:31
Anywhere they're sold!  I often browse Amazon in my free time for fun, sometimes wind up buying. I also browse Discogs and shopgoodwill.com when I'm really bored. More fun for me though is in person shopping. Physical stores are easier to navigate than online ones, as if I like something I know where to go to come back to it later, and they often have things grouped by both price and name. Although there's just a certain fun quality about the physical hunt, which is why I often browse Goodwill and Half Price Books, where everything is cheap and they don't care how valuable it is. When I really want a great shopping experience though, nothing beats a real brick and mortar record store. I've visited at least a dozen (maybe two dozen) wherever I've been, from my home town, to the next biggest city, to my favorite vacation spot, to Rome, to Vicenza, even Dublin!  The beautiful thing is my absolute favorite shop of any I've seen or visited anywhere is right here in my home town.  They're not heavy on prog, no, but they do stock the big hitters and often have some interesting gems hidden in the stacks.  I like how they have the prices broken up into tiers, so I can always find something good no matter how much I have to spend that day. And everything's alphabetical and genres are broadly separated. It just makes it easy and fun to look around for something specific, while also exciting to just start flipping through records, not know what you might find.  Sometimes I go in and spend 5 bucks on 10 records from the 1 dollar bin (a great deal they have), other times I go in and spend 70 dollars on five albums I really want from the upper stacks. They always play great music, usually things I've never even heard of, and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and the place is just covered in awesome posters and shelves with really valuable items sitting high above everything else. 

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Posted By: The Anders
Date Posted: August 28 2021 at 13:36
New records: Bandcamp (if possible), but most of the time I turn to the Danish online store Imusic.dk. Sometimes in a shop in Aarhus called Badstue Rock.

Second hand records: Usually in Badstue Rock too, but I sometimes find them at Discogs too.


Posted By: Easy Money
Date Posted: August 28 2021 at 14:06
Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Originally posted by Easy Money Easy Money wrote:

Goner Records and Shangra Lai Records in Memphis. I usually don't have to pay any money because I have so many records to trade. I spent years stockpiling valuable records I acquired at garage sales and thrift stores and now I have plenty to trade off.
I used to trade records in san Francisco too. The two cities have very different markets.


I'll bet! From Santana and the Dead to...Dave Matthews Band and Garth?
The thrift stores in SF are loaded with Joni Mitchell, CSNY, Elton John, Sergio Mendes and Herb Alpert.
In Memphis you stand a better chance of finding rare RnB and funk albums, in amongst the usual Eagles, generic flotsam etc.

As far as the record stores go. I can get a lot better jazz albums in Memphis. In SF, jazz albums are grabbed up immediately. Avant-garde composers and early electronic albums by those composers are worth a gold mine in SF, not so much in Memphis.
I did go to one garage sale in Memphis where someone was selling off classic early RnR 45s (Chuck Berry, Elvis, Fats Domino, etc) at very low garage sale prices. That would never happen in SF, although garage sales loaded with early psychedelic records and punk rock are more common in SF.


Posted By: Lewian
Date Posted: August 28 2021 at 16:14
I often buy albums at concerts. Occasionally I order from the artist's website. Other than that, bandcamp if possible. If not I look at Apple Music and amazon (can't seem to access 7digital anymore from Italy, they had flac files which I liked). Oh, and I occasionally find stuff that nobody else has on mp3million (they have a somewhat dodgy legal status and chances are the musicians see zilch of the little money, it's about 1$ per album, but if I can't pay the musicians even if I want... also they have survived for long and do their job well, although the sound quality can be hit and miss).


Posted By: dr wu23
Date Posted: August 28 2021 at 21:51
Amazon, Discogs, Doug Larson Imports, etc for cd's or new issue vinyl......used vinyl from the shops near me in several cities. I live near  to Chicago and Indianapolis so there are plenty of cool shops.

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Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: August 29 2021 at 02:28
Brick & Mortar stores (Caroline Music for ex), Bandcamp, Syn-Phonic, some major cultural stores (FNAC or Espace Cultura). more or less in that order.

Tried Wayside and Larson with limited success. rocky road, but ended up fine.


Amazon and other vendors, I tend to avoid - the former for GAFA reasons, of course.


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Posted By: Frenetic Zetetic
Date Posted: August 29 2021 at 03:00
All physical musical purchases I make are through:

1. Amazon
2. Ebay
3. Local Record Shop (Pitchfork Records!)


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Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: August 29 2021 at 03:40
My go-to store for CD's used to be FOPP in Nottingham, but since they've now closed down, I've just started ordering CD's from Amazon again, beginning with Nektar's 5-CD box set of Essential Albums for just £13. Thumbs Up


Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: August 29 2021 at 03:56
Amazon 95% of the time (cheaper delivery as I'm an Amazon Prime member and also for Auto-rip)
Others:
CD Services (Dundee based online ordering place that specialises in prog and electronic stuff)
Burning Shed
Progrock.co.uk
Prog rock Wales (affiliated to Magenta I think)
From the artist website direct (that's very rare nowadays)


Posted By: Frenetic Zetetic
Date Posted: August 30 2021 at 00:00
eBay has been surprisingly good for 90's pressings of albums on CD as of late.

Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers 1994 CD (not he remaster from 2009, no thank you) for $7 including shipping!


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Posted By: JD
Date Posted: August 30 2021 at 05:19
Originally posted by TCat TCat wrote:

New stuff from Cheeky Monkey in Sarnia usually, imports from a store in London, Ontario, used stuff comes from local shops, yard sales, pop-ups, etc.  I also buy from Amazon, Discogs, Burning Shed, from artists web sites, etc.
Which store in London?


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Posted By: miamiscot
Date Posted: August 30 2021 at 07:56
Lasers Edge, Wayside, Radiant, Burning Shed.

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Posted By: AFlowerKingCrimson
Date Posted: August 30 2021 at 08:08
Originally posted by Manuel Manuel wrote:

Amazon, Symphonic, The Artist Shop, Bandcamp.

I think you mean synphonic (spelled syn-phonic on the website). I buy from them also as well as wayside, the laser's edge, amazon, deep discount and kinesis(but not for much longer since the site is going down very soon). 





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Posted By: Dark Ness
Date Posted: August 30 2021 at 08:08
I search firstly on Bandcamp and then Burning Shed, GEP, HiResAudio, HDTracks, 7digital and sometimes inevitably Amazon too


Posted By: SteveG
Date Posted: August 30 2021 at 08:46
Mostly with Discogs with Amazon a distant second.

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Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: August 30 2021 at 09:10
Lots from Discogs, sometimes Amazon, my neighborhood Half Price Books store, plus a few other Atlanta shops.

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Posted By: Catcher10
Date Posted: August 30 2021 at 09:27
Online: Laser's Edge, Burning Shed, Syn-Phonic, KScope, Tower Records, MusicDirect, Acoustic Sounds and BlueNote.
Brick & Morter local: Hi-Voltage Records, House of Records/Turntable Treasures, Silver Platters, antique stores. 

If I am out on business trip I will look for local stores to dig at.


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Posted By: AFlowerKingCrimson
Date Posted: August 30 2021 at 09:33
Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Online: Laser's Edge, Burning Shed, Syn-Phonic, KScope, Tower Records, MusicDirect, Acoustic Sounds and BlueNote.
Brick & Morter local: Hi-Voltage Records, House of Records/Turntable Treasures, Silver Platters, antique stores. 

If I am out on business trip I will look for local stores to dig at.

I think you mentioned on here before that you only buy vinyl correct? I know Laser's Edge sells vinyl. As for Tower Records I never seem to know what the deal is with them. I think they are no longer active as a brick and mortar but are now online. They seem to have reinvented themselves I guess. I would think amazon and discogs would be some fierce competition though.


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Posted By: progaardvark
Date Posted: August 30 2021 at 10:42
Usually from Wayside, Bandcamp, Laser's Edge, Discogs, and Ebay.
Rarely from Amazon (add-ons when buying dog treats or DVDs to get the free shipping).
Once in awhile from something not listed above if it's the only place I can get it (Tzadik comes to mind).

My closest physical store is 130 miles away. I haven't been there in years. All the local ones are gone and have been for many years.


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Posted By: Catcher10
Date Posted: August 30 2021 at 10:47
Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Online: Laser's Edge, Burning Shed, Syn-Phonic, KScope, Tower Records, MusicDirect, Acoustic Sounds and BlueNote.
Brick & Morter local: Hi-Voltage Records, House of Records/Turntable Treasures, Silver Platters, antique stores. 

If I am out on business trip I will look for local stores to dig at.

I think you mentioned on here before that you only buy vinyl correct? I know Laser's Edge sells vinyl. As for Tower Records I never seem to know what the deal is with them. I think they are no longer active as a brick and mortar but are now online. They seem to have reinvented themselves I guess. I would think amazon and discogs would be some fierce competition though.
Yup only buy records/LPs, don't buy CDs. The only Tower Records walk-in stores in existence are in Japan, as those stores were not owned by Russ Solomon at the time of his fall. I lived in Tower Records as a kid/teenager, those stores were Disneyland to me. The bigger stores had dedicated rooms by genre, especially of note was the Classical Room. My dad used to buy classical music both records and tapes, that room was like entering a library, so awesome!
The stores I went to in So Calif had Import Sections where I found all my favs, especially all my Scorpions original album cover versions, where I bought my first CAN and Nektar albums too. The Tower Records now is 100% online, there is no store, and their pricing is really good I have found and they ship pretty quick.

If you guys have not seen the Tower Records documentary its fantastic, highly recommended!! Soooo many memories in those stores.

 


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Posted By: Progressive Enjoyer
Date Posted: August 30 2021 at 10:58
eBay, sometimes amazon and a few local shops here and there


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Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: August 30 2021 at 10:59
I'm about 90% download these days, my sequence 

Bandcamp, band/label's own site, Wayside, Lasers Edge, Discogs, Amazon


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Posted By: nick_h_nz
Date Posted: August 30 2021 at 11:18
1. Bandcamp
2. Band’s own website
3. Caerllysi 
4. HMV
5. Amazon

(In that order)

[EDIT] I forgot Burning Shed. Put them in between Caerllysi and HMV.




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Posted By: Tapfret
Date Posted: August 30 2021 at 12:10
1. Bandcamp, if physical media is available I tend to try an alternate source starting with artist direct.
2. Artist direct
3. Importcds.com
4. Wayside Music
5. Discogs
6. Tower Records
7. Everyday Music (Pacific Northwest area used music chain)
8. Thrift stores
9. Miscellaneous like ebay
10. Amazon, as a very last resort 


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Posted By: verslibre
Date Posted: August 30 2021 at 13:00
Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

If you guys have not seen the Tower Records documentary its fantastic, highly recommended!! Soooo many memories in those stores.

Indeed, it is awesome, and like the best junk food, it's over too soon.

Watching it makes you wish you worked there. At least I got to shop there. Tower Sunset was one of the most famous locations (that's the store that let Elton John in an hour early to browse and buy), but I visited the one in West Covina more often — it was a large store, and I spent ton$$$ there!


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Posted By: Catcher10
Date Posted: August 30 2021 at 14:48
Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

If you guys have not seen the Tower Records documentary its fantastic, highly recommended!! Soooo many memories in those stores.

Indeed, it is awesome, and like the best junk food, it's over too soon.

Watching it makes you wish you worked there. At least I got to shop there. Tower Sunset was one of the most famous locations (that's the store that let Elton John in an hour early to browse and buy), but I visited the one in West Covina more often — it was a large store, and I spent ton$$$ there!

Yup, the West Covina store was my mecca......then moved to Riverside and that one became my jam. I went to Sunset strip store one time.


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Posted By: verslibre
Date Posted: August 30 2021 at 15:26
Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

If you guys have not seen the Tower Records documentary its fantastic, highly recommended!! Soooo many memories in those stores.

Indeed, it is awesome, and like the best junk food, it's over too soon.

Watching it makes you wish you worked there. At least I got to shop there. Tower Sunset was one of the most famous locations (that's the store that let Elton John in an hour early to browse and buy), but I visited the one in West Covina more often — it was a large store, and I spent ton$$$ there!

Yup, the West Covina store was my mecca......then moved to Riverside and that one became my jam. I went to Sunset strip store one time.

I lived in the Inland Empire in the '90s. Looks like we travelled many of the same highways! Did you know Mad Platter closed?

There was no Tower in Riverside, but there was one in Brea. Do you mean that one?


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Posted By: Catcher10
Date Posted: August 30 2021 at 16:06
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

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Posted By: Rottenprogger
Date Posted: August 30 2021 at 17:35
Amazon (boo hiss etc) 


Posted By: projeKct
Date Posted: August 30 2021 at 17:46
I live in Canada, I buy new and used CD's and I shop mainly online. Here are the shops with nice selection and good prices:

https://www.ebay.ca/" rel="nofollow - https://www.ebay.ca/
https://www.discogs.com/" rel="nofollow - https://www.discogs.com/
https://www.grooves-inc.com/" rel="nofollow - https://www.grooves-inc.com/
https://www.alibris.com/music/" rel="nofollow - https://www.alibris.com/music/
https://www.amazon.ca/" rel="nofollow - https://www.amazon.ca/
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Posted By: progaardvark
Date Posted: August 31 2021 at 03:19
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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Posted By: TCat
Date Posted: August 31 2021 at 09:19
Originally posted by progaardvark progaardvark wrote:

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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Posted By: verslibre
Date Posted: August 31 2021 at 09:40
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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Posted By: Rednight
Date Posted: August 31 2021 at 11:48
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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Posted By: progaardvark
Date Posted: August 31 2021 at 14:15
Originally posted by TCat TCat wrote:

Originally posted by progaardvark progaardvark wrote:

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.

I hope you always wore your best pants.

Whatever was laying around on the floor was my best pants back in those days. Nowadays if it can expand after a big meal, I'm happy.


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Posted By: Catcher10
Date Posted: August 31 2021 at 15:19
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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Posted By: BrufordFreak
Date Posted: August 31 2021 at 18:26
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.

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Posted By: Rednight
Date Posted: August 31 2021 at 22:25
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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Posted By: verslibre
Date Posted: September 01 2021 at 09:21
Yes, he does. LOL

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Posted By: verslibre
Date Posted: September 01 2021 at 09:22
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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Posted By: Progishness
Date Posted: September 01 2021 at 11:45
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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Posted By: Rednight
Date Posted: September 01 2021 at 12:02
^God, that sounds bitchin'. Someday.

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Posted By: Catcher10
Date Posted: September 01 2021 at 12:05
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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Posted By: verslibre
Date Posted: September 01 2021 at 12:06
The Best Little Wherehouse in Texas  LOL

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Posted By: Catcher10
Date Posted: September 01 2021 at 12:12
Peaches Records~1979

Peaches Record Store 1979 | Vintage photography, Photo, Records


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Posted By: Catcher10
Date Posted: September 01 2021 at 12:16
Tower Records Sunset Strip....



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Posted By: Catcher10
Date Posted: September 01 2021 at 12:18
Tower Records Sunset Strip-1972



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Posted By: AFlowerKingCrimson
Date Posted: September 01 2021 at 13:07
What year was the first tower records picture with the Wall on it? Around 1980?

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Posted By: verslibre
Date Posted: September 01 2021 at 13:14
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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Posted By: Catcher10
Date Posted: September 01 2021 at 13:25
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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Posted By: Catcher10
Date Posted: September 01 2021 at 13:36
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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Posted By: verslibre
Date Posted: September 01 2021 at 14:03
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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Posted By: JD
Date Posted: September 01 2021 at 14:13
Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Peaches Records~1979

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.



SAM the Record Man



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Posted By: verslibre
Date Posted: September 01 2021 at 15:32
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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Posted By: Catcher10
Date 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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Posted By: verslibre
Date 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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Posted By: Catcher10
Date 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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Posted By: PhideauxFan
Date Posted: September 01 2021 at 22:19
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.

https://cosmosmusic.fr/" rel="nofollow - Cosmos Music | La VPC du rock progressif en France
https://metallianstore.com/" rel="nofollow - (1) Metallian Store
https://www.fnac.com/" rel="nofollow - Fnac : Informatique, Smartphones, livres, jeux vidéo, photos, jouets, électroménager neuf et occasion.


Posted By: Catcher10
Date 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.

hi voltage records 6th ave tacoma record store | Move to Tacoma - Move to  Tacoma





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Posted By: Rednight
Date 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.
Oh, no. Now you're thinking about the Men's Wearhouse.

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Posted By: scaudill
Date Posted: September 15 2021 at 13:37
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.


Posted By: Sean Trane
Date 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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Posted By: dr wu23
Date Posted: September 15 2021 at 16:14
Used to shop here several times a year when my daughter lived there and we visited.
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Posted By: Catcher10
Date 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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Posted By: JD
Date 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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Posted By: SteveG
Date Posted: September 16 2021 at 12:10
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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Posted By: Frenetic Zetetic
Date 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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Posted By: fredyair
Date Posted: September 23 2021 at 21:17
Directly from the artist when possible otherwise I use Amazon, there are no record stores nearby.

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Posted By: zwordser
Date 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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Posted By: TheEliteExtremophile
Date Posted: September 28 2021 at 16:01
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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Posted By: Boojieboy
Date Posted: September 28 2021 at 21:00
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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