My Record Store Adventures!

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by vinyl master » 07 Mar 2019 22:52

Tinkaroo wrote:
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That looks like a fun day out plus lots of cool finds too.

Did you end up buying the Bryan Adams album? I hadn't heard that one before and it's probably a collectors item.
Thanks, Tink...I did buy it and now I have both the 7-inch and 12-inch versions! Couldn't pass it up for a couple bucks in the singles bin! :wink:

I also can't wait 'til garage sale season...It can't come fast enough! :(

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by DasherF » 08 Mar 2019 01:50

Wow, they're quite the store! That's quite the town...how far from your home is it?
You know me...what was in the guitar case?
Some of those records I have...but I know I didn't pay $1 for them! (...although, Herb's WC &ODs was free both times, part of my brother's "back seat o'records" haul and another box he'd gotten me.)
Nice haul, yourself, 'master! =D> =D> =D>

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by vinyl master » 08 Mar 2019 03:17

DasherF wrote:
08 Mar 2019 01:50
Wow, they're quite the store! That's quite the town...how far from your home is it?
You know me...what was in the guitar case?
Some of those records I have...but I know I didn't pay $1 for them! (...although, Herb's WC &ODs was free both times, part of my brother's "back seat o'records" haul and another box he'd gotten me.)
Nice haul, yourself, 'master! =D> =D> =D>
Thanks, Dasher...I'm not complaining! :wink: Many were $1.00 and some were a little bit more, but the most I paid was $8.99 for the Cal Tjader "Solar Heat" LP...

Mount Clemens isn't that far away, but if you've read this thread, I always find a way to get to these out-of-the-way places one way or another...I make sure I have a day with nothing planned, too, as it's much easier to just relax and take in the sights! I had a little spare time for a change, so that's what I did! I think the guitar case was just empty, but there were some very cool guitars against the back wall by the jazz records! There are some other places I want to cross off my to-do list, too...And when I do, I'll be sure to note them here! Remember, it's not just the record stores, but the bookstores, antique shops, indoor (and outdoor) flea markets, antique malls, estate sales, collectible and retro shops, audio swap meets, vintage clothing boutiques, instrument shops and even places like Target now you can buy your vinyl at...So, it's important to look at all of those! :D
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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by vinyl master » 08 Mar 2019 03:19

Oh, and by the way, if you want to know more about the vinyl revival here in Metro Detroit, you should check out this great article put out by one of our own local papers...

https://www.candgnews.com/news/vinyl-re ... ght-106898

I love how Found Sound's Raymond Hayosh talks of Bread, The Carpenters and Air Supply selling big...I'm glad I've got all of those and the "Buckingham/Nicks" album, too! :wink:

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by Big B5515 » 17 Mar 2019 23:12

I finally made it out to look through some records at Eloquence antique mall in Morgantown which I had not been back to since a couple years ago, and took a few pictures to share.
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And while there used to be a good number of records on the first floor, these and a couple crates of 78 & 45 singles are all that remain.
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And upstairs, where I spent almost 4 hours digging through records, all from the largest dealer were either $1, $2.50, or $5 and most all 45's were $.50. I did manage to spend $18.50 and the entire day here.
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Records on this table we're priced as marked, some only $.25. The larger record sellers area can be seen in the background
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And these pictures fail to show a few more boxes of 45s, and also the 5 bins of albums under front of tables. While some records are sorted by genere, they are not in alphabetical order. There were a lot of singles, and almost all were in sleeves.

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by DasherF » 18 Mar 2019 00:03

What...a... day... you...had (spidey senses tingling...)...
It was a glorious day to buy! (Thank you Worf...)
We had an antique mall in New Brighton some years ago much like that... goodies all over the place... miss it.
Sounds like a great time.

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by vinyl master » 18 Mar 2019 04:50

Now, see, Big B...You make me wish I was right there with you, poring through the boxes, looking for black gold! That sounds like a perfect day out to me! :D

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by Big B5515 » 21 Mar 2019 04:01

I got out again to look for records. The first two stops we're a bust, while I've bought records here in the past, this time, they only had a few records;
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Nothing I wanted here, and the next place on the list was closed on Wednesday, so I went on to Assumption Records.
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And inside,
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As I can only post 5 photos at a time, I will continue adventure in a following post.

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by Big B5515 » 21 Mar 2019 04:22

After finding a couple albums on my want list, I began in here, spending a couple hours going through the 45 singles. While I didn't do as well as last time, I did pick up a few more familiar tunes, and a couple others I was curious about.
The 45 room.
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And a few more views.
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And from the 45 room
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And while I was able to stop at the next place on the list, they are selling out and closing as the owner is terminally ill. I then went on to Retrotique.
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To be continued.

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by DasherF » 21 Mar 2019 04:35

Hi, B! Thanks for the look- see at some stores out your way!
I'm going to go out on a limb, here, assuming that Assumption Records (pun, sorta) used to be a church?
We have a store here in town, Hymie's Vintage Records, where "Hymie", the original owner passed away in early 2000. Thankfully, it was bought, remained in business through today and beyond, even with another change of owner. They're doing a wonderful job keeping Hymie's spirit alive. I hope someone does the same for the owner of the one store you spoke about.

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Post by Big B5515 » 21 Mar 2019 04:42

Inside Retrotique;
Beginning by checkout.
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And in the back.
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And, as always, a record was being played.
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And while I tried to make it back to the place I visited Sunday, traffic was backed up, and they were locking up when I finally arrived. I headed back, and made one last stop at Barnes and Noble. I flipped through their inventory, and found one new release I wanted that Assumption was out of.
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I need to get back to both Assumption and Retrotique, as I barely began looking through the albums, and Retrotique has an intimidating boatload of singles too, maybe on Sunday sometime for free parking.

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by vinyl master » 21 Mar 2019 05:21

Great pics, B...I'm loving every minute of it! In fact, I'm already seeing some interesting items there to pique my interest...And I'm loving those record bins! They look like a custom job! =D> Of course, as Dasher mentioned, it certainly looks like Assumption used to be a church building...I thought I heard that somewhere, but I could be wrong...I also see that they have some nice equipment and turntables there, no? :-k In any case, I'm enjoying getting to see a part of the country I've never been to...Someday, if you can make it up to Jerry's in Pittsburgh, that could be a fun view, too, as I've heard that Rolling Stone named them one of the top record stores in the nation...Plus, Galaxie Electronics! :D One thing I like, too, about Assumption is that they have a dedicated 45' room...Reminds me of a dedicated record room inside one of my local thrift stores actually...When it comes to the singles, you really have to have the time to explore those, because there can be some very good one-of-a-kind or rare 45's mixed in with the common stuff...I'm always looking for very unique titles and unusual records (flexi-discs, cardboard records, oddities, etc.), so keep me posted if you find anything interesting... :-k

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by vinyl master » 21 Mar 2019 05:46

DasherF wrote:
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Hi, B! Thanks for the look- see at some stores out your way!
I'm going to go out on a limb, here, assuming that Assumption Records (pun, sorta) used to be a church?
We have a store here in town, Hymie's Vintage Records, where "Hymie", the original owner passed away in early 2000. Thankfully, it was bought, remained in business through today and beyond, even with another change of owner. They're doing a wonderful job keeping Hymie's spirit alive. I hope someone does the same for the owner of the one store you spoke about.
OK, Dasher...We've shown off some of our favorite haunts (and trust me, there will be more to come! :wink: ), so now it's your turn! What about Paisley Park in Chanhassen? Have you ever been to First Avenue, the club from "Purple Rain"? What about a drive down K-Tel Drive in Minnetonka? Or a visit to Tiny Tim's grave? You know, there is a lot of musical history in your area! Heck, just show us inside Jerry Raskin's Needle Doctor, for Pete's sake! :wink:

And then, there are the record shops! You have Agharta, Barely Brothers and Eclipse in St. Paul...Of course, there is Hymie's and the legend known as Electric Fetus!! :D You've also got places like Rock Paper Scissors Goods, The Record Spot, Solid State, Roadrunner, Cheapo Discs, Go Johnny Go, Vintage Music, Mill City Sound, Know Name and many more! For the "record", I have bought records online from Cheapo and Go Johnny Go, but have always wondered what their shops look like...So, if you ever get the chance to get out to any of them, make sure to show off your city here! We'd love to see it!! :mrgreen:

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by DasherF » 21 Mar 2019 12:50

vm, I assure you I have this kind of rum firmly in mind the next time I go out...there is a 2md car in the works and I get mine back to free up more store time. Look up all those you mentioned on the web for starters. :D

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by DasherF » 21 Mar 2019 13:34

:D :lol: =D> ...I knew it was in there somewhere! You have all the records you need, yet, you join us here...I love it and a chance to see your collection of mats...share it with us, would you?

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