Saturday, 18 April 2009

Record Shops

Today I want to pay homage to a few of the reord shops I've visited through the years. Nowadays I don't get the chance to pop into any decent shops too often. Due deference to Internet, there's nothing like walking into a real shop. For good or bad, to be honest. When going to Stockholm, I sometimes avoid going the shops as they're just too good, and It's just a burden to be encountered by these brilliant records that that are going to dig deep holes into your pockets.
Anyway, here's a list of great shops, some still around, that I've been to:
  • Vaxkupan. In my hometown (Nkpg), where I seriously started to buy records in the early 90's.
  • Recordmania, Stockholm. Simply one of the best shops I've ever been to.
  • Soul Jazz, London, especially the old one at Ingestre Place.
  • Fat Cat, London. Was always an essential stop on frequent trips to London in the 90's.
  • Atlas, London, as Fat Cat crucial for electronic isht in the 90's.
  • Reckless, London. There's a few around which always where great for promo's.
  • HMV, London. It could actually be really good at times.
  • Black Market, London. The basement for Drum'n'bass is just a great memory.
  • Honest Jons, London. Cool shop & cool staff. A nice trip to get out to out to west London when living there early 2000.
  • Guiness Records, Tokyo. The look and the records. Only in Japan.
  • Jazzy Sport, Tokyo. Really hard to find on the 5th floor in an office-type of building.
  • Disk Union, Tokyo. Various branches in focused on different genres. One of the best.
  • Especial, Kyoto. A quite small but nice selection of jazz and related.
There's loads more, and hopefully I'll still get the chance to enter a few of them in the future.


JayStarSeven said...

Rush Hour måste Du besöka någongång... Verkligen en av mina favoriter alltså.

P. said...

Hey man,
Ska försöka. Har handlat en hel del via nätet. Återstår bara att ta sig till Amsterdam.