Best record shop in the world

mickb2112

Winger
Musicore in Durham was my first....bought War of the Worlds there jointly with my brother. I think the first one I bought my self was Deep Purple In Concert. It was a toss up between that and Angel Witch`s debut album and Deep Purple won as it was a double cassette.

Used to love going and looking at the import racks in Virgin Records and looking at the Japanese imports. I spent weeks going into that place slowly saving up pocket money and dinner money before getting Trying To Burn The Sun by Elf on Japanese import, featuring Ronnie James Dio for £8.99 (tons of money in those days where a double album was £4.99). Felt so proud getting that and even better when Dio himself signed it in silver pen at the City Hall on the Holy Diver tour. :D.

Volume and later Concepts were two I spent most of my weekends in or if on a big trip into Newcastle, then Pet Sounds....loved that place and I think there was a place around the corner from the train station near to Flip called Record Box.
 

riffraff

Striker
Musicore in Durham was my first....bought War of the Worlds there jointly with my brother. I think the first one I bought my self was Deep Purple In Concert. It was a toss up between that and Angel Witch`s debut album and Deep Purple won as it was a double cassette.

Used to love going and looking at the import racks in Virgin Records and looking at the Japanese imports. I spent weeks going into that place slowly saving up pocket money and dinner money before getting Trying To Burn The Sun by Elf on Japanese import, featuring Ronnie James Dio for £8.99 (tons of money in those days where a double album was £4.99). Felt so proud getting that and even better when Dio himself signed it in silver pen at the City Hall on the Holy Diver tour. :D.

Volume and later Concepts were two I spent most of my weekends in or if on a big trip into Newcastle, then Pet Sounds....loved that place and I think there was a place around the corner from the train station near to Flip called Record Box.
Most have missed this post whIole asleep marra. There’s still time to beg the mods to delete it.
Wingate is the venue for you vinyl people......

Oooooooooh. Cheers marra. Looks like there’s finally a reason for going west of the A19!
I had a mad idea about opening a record shop in Alston. Loadsa empty shop units in the centre. High Records or summit. Highest record shop in England we’d bang on about on social media. Obviously internet sales would’ve been a big part, get some (empty) in stores appearances on the go, mebbes the occasional gig. Waddya reckon?
 
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marsey

Winger
What was that one in Newcastle, just off Northumberland Street, where they had them in first name alphabetical order?
 

TexasMackem

Winger
yes upstairs maybe about 2002/03


reflex ?
I feel partly responsible for its downfall. I was a regular. They seemed good lads, so I asked them if they could any drum and bass records in. They got fucking loads in, far more in than I could afford so it got a bit awkward when I only bought 6 or 7 of the 40 or so records they got in.

I moved back to Texas shortly after anyway but there's no way they would've shifted it. Almost no one listened to d&b in Northern England at the time.
 
The Spinning Disc.
Tommy was brilliant - he could get anything for you.
I remember when I was in there having a browse, an old lady came in asking him for a record, but she didn't know the artist or what it was called, she started to hum the tune - he had a thought, and came back to her with some obscure L.P. with this tune on it.
She was over the moon.
 

Quench

Winger
I loved Mister CD in Berwick St, that London, the basement section. It was where an awful lot of people in the industry offloaded their freebies, promos etc. You could go in with £20 and come out with 20 cd albums. A great way to discover new music for not much money.
Is it still there?
 

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