Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 32

Thread: where to go for my birthday

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    5,529

    Default where to go for my birthday

    every year i used to head up to nottingham, clutching my birthday money (and extra i forgot to mention to anyone) and have a birthday blow out in selectadisk, then fopp, then robbs, then if i could stall carry the stuff any other shop i could think off.

    now selectadisk is gone and thats where id spend most of my money, can anyone sugest anywhere else that has decent record shops?
    id like somewhere that was cheap like selectadisk, that has new stuff, but also a few second hand places. and a fopp.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    west coast main line
    Posts
    2,317

    Default

    London or Bristol would meet the criteria.

    At first I bought records, then I started to collect records; now I merely accumulate records.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    5,529

    Default

    ahh cool
    bristol isnt to far away is it.

    London, though theres loads of shops, i went once and only bought 1 lp, coz i thought the stuff i found might be cheaper in the next shop, but because there was so many i never got to go back to pick up the stuff i found.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Vienna
    Posts
    3,628

    Default

    Bradford - trip to the Film & TV Museum, A decent curry and a bit of record shop... stop off in Hudderfield on the way there - decent shop near the station and an enroute pint...
    "It's all just one big plastic hassle..." - Psych-Out

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Wigan, UK
    Posts
    525

    Default

    Manchester, a few independent record shops in the Northern Quarter, there's also Vinyl Exchange and a Fopp and an Oxfam music. Can get lunch in the Pop Cafe and visit Urbis and the Science museum.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    lanzarote
    Posts
    12,050

    Default

    It's a lot cheaper to just get sad drunk and think about death like I do every year.
    Ohne Expedit geht das Abendland unter!!!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    11,402

    Default

    Tallinn looked like a fun place to dig and hang out.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    5,249

    Default

    eBay

    and sit in your gaff drinking Cava and eating Scotch Eggs
    SMOKE on SPOKE is OUT NOW!!!! >>> SEE HERE <<< 1970 East Anglian Heavy Rock with Psychedelic Flourishes and stuff.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Brycgstow
    Posts
    4,357

    Default !

    No records in Bristol. . . !

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Beds.
    Posts
    8,935

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Col Wolfe View Post
    ...sit in your gaff drinking Cava and eating Scotch Eggs
    You stay classy Col...
    If you're looking for a pristine copy then this isn't the one for you. The vinyl looks like someone has polished their brickwork with it and the label has been ruined by some fool with a pen.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Beds.
    Posts
    8,935

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by korova View Post
    Manchester, a few independent record shops in the Northern Quarter, there's also Vinyl Exchange and a Fopp and an Oxfam music. Can get lunch in the Pop Cafe and visit Urbis and the Science museum.
    Manchester is a good call - loads of peeps on here can give you tips on where to go and if you can brave the M6, you can be there in reasonable time...
    If you're looking for a pristine copy then this isn't the one for you. The vinyl looks like someone has polished their brickwork with it and the label has been ruined by some fool with a pen.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    in the seaside town that they forgot to close down...
    Posts
    9,392

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by korova View Post
    manchester, a few independent record shops in the northern quarter, there's also vinyl exchange and a fopp and an oxfam music. Can get lunch in the pop cafe and visit urbis and the science museum.
    agreed
    Rockwell
    Banned (DJ Anchovy)

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Vienna
    Posts
    3,628

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by korova View Post
    Manchester, a few independent record shops in the Northern Quarter, there's also Vinyl Exchange and a Fopp and an Oxfam music. Can get lunch in the Pop Cafe and visit Urbis and the Science museum.
    I'd second that - a few good beer to be had - a sensible price Holtz's - The Deaf Instituite has a top selection of beer and is a short hop (stagger) from Rusholm... - bus out to Dulcimer for a last beer...

    Some good record stores and Urbis is a winner...

    Pop Cafe - only go if your not with a teapot fanatic of a misses otherwise you'll be spending the record tokens on nice but expensive pottery
    Last edited by MPFlapp; 15-07-2009 at 01:51 PM. Reason: spelling - fear of expensive teapots
    "It's all just one big plastic hassle..." - Psych-Out

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    11,402

    Default treat yourself, E-A...

    Quote Originally Posted by Col Wolfe View Post
    eBay

    and sit in your gaff drinking Cava and eating Scotch Eggs
    Quote Originally Posted by Sie Vulture View Post
    You stay classy Col...

  15. #15
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Bristol BS3
    Posts
    2,378

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Viva Chiba View Post
    No records in Bristol. . . !

    He's right you know, I wouldnt recommend it for record shops to be honest.

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Brycgstow
    Posts
    4,357

    Default ?!

    Especially not any records in Bedminster!

    I guess Brizzle probably is a bit of a shadow of its former self RE rekkid shoppes. . . RIP Replay. . .Fopp and Rise are OK, but there's only Rooted left for independent dance stuff. . . I guess the best 2nd hand shop might be Plastic Wax, but I'm still boycotting them and it's too far to walk. Haven't been to Repsycho for an age and PK Music Exchange is quite soul destroyingly crap, albeit good for 2nd hand 'ardcore. Clifton Arcade man is actually great, but a bit too great for his own good: since the decent stock is so cheap it lasts about 5 minutes on the floor.

    Guess we don't do badly for rekkid fairs though.

    I also really like that new geezer in St Nix Market - have had a few really cool bits off him. He also seems like a really nice geezer. You been round there yet Prof?

    Was exceptionally chuffed when, having scored the first parasites of the western world lp in his shop, I was at a fair the other week and he mentioned he had the debut too. . . which I'd been ogling online. You don't get that kind o' service in HMV. . .

  17. #17
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Bristol BS3
    Posts
    2,378

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Viva Chiba View Post
    Especially not any records in Bedminster!

    I guess Brizzle probably is a bit of a shadow of its former self RE rekkid shoppes. . . RIP Replay. . .Fopp and Rise are OK, but there's only Rooted left for independent dance stuff. . . I guess the best 2nd hand shop might be Plastic Wax, but I'm still boycotting them and it's too far to walk. Haven't been to Repsycho for an age and PK Music Exchange is quite soul destroyingly crap, albeit good for 2nd hand 'ardcore. Clifton Arcade man is actually great, but a bit too great for his own good: since the decent stock is so cheap it lasts about 5 minutes on the floor.

    Guess we don't do badly for rekkid fairs though.

    I also really like that new geezer in St Nix Market - have had a few really cool bits off him. He also seems like a really nice geezer. You been round there yet Prof?

    Was exceptionally chuffed when, having scored the first parasites of the western world lp in his shop, I was at a fair the other week and he mentioned he had the debut too. . . which I'd been ogling online. You don't get that kind o' service in HMV. . .

    Been to that blokes shop in St Nicks once or twice and he's the same bloke who does the record fair now and again.I think he gets some nice bits in now again but as everywhere you need to be quick. Not as quick as Clifton Arcade man, I usually buy his stock off Pete with a 400% mark up.

    Went to Plastic Wax a couple of months ago and asked very nicely about any nice stuff in and got to told where to go more or less. So I flicked through the charity shop 60s singles for 3 quid a pop and then left,never to return.

    Went up Whiteladies Rd today after 2 months off. Flippin same records and what is going on with those prices?

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Houndray
    Posts
    4,224

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ROCKPROF View Post
    Went to Plastic Wax a couple of months ago and asked very nicely about any nice stuff in and got to told where to go more or less. So I flicked through the charity shop 60s singles for 3 quid a pop and then left,never to return.
    Don't blame you ! I would have very unpolitely told them to shove their records where the sun don't shine
    SECRET RUSSIAN ROMANTIC GUITAR PSYCH BREAKS

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Brycgstow
    Posts
    4,357

    Default ?!

    Indeed. Knbbheads.

    Hmm, I think St Nick's market geezer has a lot of quirky stuff. . . certainly the best shop for obscure private presses in the greater Bristol area. Has a lot of esoteric bits I haven't seen elsewhere. . . he has at least a couple of copies of the dulcimer heavy "The Estates" suite which I enjoyed a lot. . .

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Houndray
    Posts
    4,224

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Viva Chiba View Post
    Indeed. Knbbheads.

    Hmm, I think St Nick's market geezer has a lot of quirky stuff. . . certainly the best shop for obscure private presses in the greater Bristol area. Has a lot of esoteric bits I haven't seen elsewhere. . . he has at least a couple of copies of the dulcimer heavy "The Estates" suite which I enjoyed a lot. . .
    I've always found at least one record i actually want at a fair price when i've visited his stall over the years
    SECRET RUSSIAN ROMANTIC GUITAR PSYCH BREAKS

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    4,588

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Viva Chiba View Post
    Indeed. Knbbheads.

    Hmm, I think St Nick's market geezer has a lot of quirky stuff. . . certainly the best shop for obscure private presses in the greater Bristol area. Has a lot of esoteric bits I haven't seen elsewhere. . . he has at least a couple of copies of the dulcimer heavy "The Estates" suite which I enjoyed a lot. . .
    who's this new St Nicks dude? not the reggae guy thats been there for years - -is there a new reord-vendor that i haven't been to yet???

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    down south where they use the slide machine...
    Posts
    9,342

    Default

    Plastic Wax is still the king - picked up a lovely copy of Trees 'On The Shore' in there yesterday, which I'd been after for years, and some great 45s on Saturday too.

    Tony in St Nicks does get some nice bits in, he had a really clean 'Windmill Tilter' for a few hours last week...
    We know when a mate buys it for you too.

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    down south where they use the slide machine...
    Posts
    9,342

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by pencilface View Post
    who's this new St Nicks dude? not the reggae guy thats been there for years - -is there a new reord-vendor that i haven't been to yet???
    Tony Stokes - been doing fairs for about 20 years, folk and prog is what he does best...
    We know when a mate buys it for you too.

  24. #24
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    West Riding
    Posts
    4,782

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Viva Chiba View Post
    ...he has at least a couple of copies of the dulcimer heavy "The Estates" suite which I enjoyed a lot. . .
    As in Peter Hall (that Wayne posted clips from)? Is it expensive? If not, I'd gladly trade for one if you picked it up?

  25. #25
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Wigan, UK
    Posts
    525

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sie Vulture View Post
    Manchester is a good call - loads of peeps on here can give you tips on where to go and if you can brave the M6, you can be there in reasonable time...
    Rather than the M6 the train might be good, both Victoria and Piccadily stations are in the city centre. Forgot to mention King Bee records, if you've plenty of time, its a bus or taxi out of town (about 20 mins) to Chorlton but well worth a visit, http://www.kingbeerecords.co.uk/.

  26. #26
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    5,529

    Default

    ok looks like its gonna be manchester or bristol then.

    id probably need a map or something for bristol as ive never been there, manchester i know, kind of. been there a few times now. but never really found many records.
    so itll probably be bristol then.

  27. #27
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    down south where they use the slide machine...
    Posts
    9,342

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by eric-adams View Post
    ok looks like its gonna be manchester or bristol then.

    id probably need a map or something for bristol as ive never been there, manchester i know, kind of. been there a few times now. but never really found many records.
    so itll probably be bristol then.
    You can go to Electric Ladyland (guitar shop) too and marvel at his collection of vintage kit!
    We know when a mate buys it for you too.

  28. #28
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    5,529

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by john stapleton View Post
    You can go to Electric Ladyland (guitar shop) too and marvel at his collection of vintage kit!
    ahh cool.
    that sounds ace.

  29. #29
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    75

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ROCKPROF View Post
    Went to Plastic Wax a couple of months ago and asked very nicely about any nice stuff in and got to told where to go more or less. So I flicked through the charity shop 60s singles for 3 quid a pop and then left,never to return.
    Odd. The few times I've been in there they've been nice. Probably prone to moodswings or something. The bloke in D'vinyl in Cardiff is the same...sometimes lovely and helpful sometimes as miserable as sin.

  30. #30
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    5,529

    Default

    is there a shop in bristol that sells stuff like the finders keepers lps, and the trunk stuff? like selectadisk used too, also is there a metal record shop?

    man i badly miss selectadisc, seems like my birthday ritual is all ruined

Similar Threads

  1. What I did on my birthday.....
    By john stapleton in forum Recent Finds
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: 08-07-2008, 05:03 PM
  2. its not my birthday
    By DOKO*ENO in forum Let's Get Stuck Into The Music
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-06-2008, 05:52 PM
  3. Anyone want to get this for me? It is my birthday after all
    By pitch in forum Let's Get Stuck Into The Music
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 10-03-2008, 10:27 PM
  4. It's my birthday and I'll cry if I want to
    By Brainbomb in forum Let's Get Stuck Into The Music
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 16-11-2005, 04:37 PM
  5. Happy Belson Birthday Belson Birthday!!
    By john stapleton in forum Let's Get Stuck Into The Music
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 12-09-2005, 09:02 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •