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#1 Bovine Juice

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 02:35 PM

Haynes Market has 2 places - a record stall specialising in rock and a CD/record stall that does everything but has a bent towards folk. Both 2nd hand

Wanted Music in Beckenham - big shop with CDs, records and DVDs. 2nd hand

Rollin Records in West Wickham - rock n roll and vinyl specialists. 2nd hand

Memory Lane - Croydon. Specialists in sixties. Both vinyl and CDs. 2nd hand

101 Records - Croydon. Closing down soon I believe to concentrate on online. Sells all sors incl DVDs. 2nd hand.

Head Music - Bromley Glades. In the old Megastore but moving soon. New stock but the fact that much is cheap and covers marked where stickers have been removed mkes me suspect it's a spin-off from another chain.

HMV - Bromley High St. New stock

Casbah Records - Greenwich. New and 2nd hand. Specialists in sixties, punk and funk.

Music and Video Exchange - Greenwich. All sorts over 2 floors. 2nd hand

Rat Records - Camberwell, 2nd hand. All sortsd.

Any more?

#2 matt-h

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 06:41 PM

Cool, thanks for that. I was wondering about local music shops (I still don't know the area that well.) I'd rather give my patronage to something local and independent than to the big Giant of the Amazon.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 04:25 PM

And, you can now find vinyl  :blink:  down in the basement at Bambino on Church Road



#4 Gema

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 10:39 PM

There is also Vinyl in Deptford - http://vinyldeptford.co.uk/ and NX Records Pop Up Shop in New Cross - https://www.facebook.com/310nxrd. They both look to be a bit niche though. I really enjoy going to the record shops in Greenwich, I tend to always find a few bits when I go there. I mainly buy stuff off eBay and Discogs though - as much as I want to keep record shops open (I even worked in record shops for 8 years before they all shut down - sob!) - the records I am looking for are not things you normally stumble upon by chance. 

 

Any more shops I should be aware of?



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 04:22 PM

Anyone seen any shellac, (not classical) anywhere please let me know!!



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 11:29 AM

There is also Vinyl in Deptford - http://vinyldeptford.co.uk/ and NX Records Pop Up Shop in New Cross - https://www.facebook.com/310nxrd. They both look to be a bit niche though. I really enjoy going to the record shops in Greenwich, I tend to always find a few bits when I go there. I mainly buy stuff off eBay and Discogs though - as much as I want to keep record shops open (I even worked in record shops for 8 years before they all shut down - sob!) - the records I am looking for are not things you normally stumble upon by chance. 

 

Any more shops I should be aware of?

 

The Book and Record Bar Gema!

 

It opened up in West Norwood in September. Definitely worth a visit 

 

There's a FB page too: https://www.facebook...ookandrecordbar

 

 

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In the last decade, record shops and to a lesser extent book shops have been experiencing a very visible decline.

The old high streets, previously littered with high street retail giants like Virgin Megastore or Tower Records and supported by a handful of quirky independents are now a sorry sight for music fans, but it looks like there is at least still hope. While some determined indies have managed to hold the fort (we’re looking at you Rough Trade), it’s massively exciting to us that a new store has been established, and the concept is, well, inspiring.

  

Built in the shell of an old pub (the Gipsy Queen if anyone knows it) in West Norwood, The Book and Record Bar looks set to give music and book lovers not just somewhere to go and hemorrhage cash, but also somewhere social to actually chit chat with other human beings.

 

Serving as a coffee shop as well as a retailer, the store is the brainchild of obsessive collector Michael Johnson aka The Record Man. Johnson has amassed a collection of over 8,000 records over the last forty years, and is a contributor to the yearly Rare Records Price Guide, so we’re guessing The Book and Record Bar might not be a place where you can score a five pound mint copy of Popol Vuh’s Affenstunde, but we’re certain that the curation will be impeccable.

 

Fittingly, local tunesmith West Norwood Cassette Library will be performing at the opening party this Saturday, along with analogue electronic fetishists Metamono so head down, grab a coffee, browse some fine collectibles and listen to some tunes.  

-ENDS-

 

Plus if you like spinning vinyl then there's RPM club held at Cafe Thing



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:28 AM

Just to update the original list:

 

Head now sell a fair bit of vinyl

 

And Rat Records is fantastic.  Really good quality second hand stock at very good prices (usually about 60% of price of other second hand shops). 

 

There's also now a 3rd record/CD stall in Haynes Lane Market.



#8 Gema

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 08:20 PM

Thanks for the heads up Charlie - the Book and Record Bar looks amazing!

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 03:59 PM

Anyone seen any shellac, (not classical) anywhere please let me know!!

 

I was just at Greenwich Market (the smaller one by the cinema) and a guy was selling a whole table of 78's...I didn't dig too deep but he had a lot of stock in mostly good condition.


Edited by Gema, 30 November 2013 - 04:00 PM.


#10 JOJ

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:29 AM

Thanks for the tip about the Book and Record Bar. Looks like a good place to visit and spend a while rummaging and having a coffee.

 

Their events looks pretty amazing, with multiple projections etc, too. I'm planning on going to the next 'Stick it on' night where the idea is to take and play three records: https://www.facebook...ecordbar/events