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    Right trip down memory lane here

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    Wot!? No Professor Plastic? For shame.....
    "Here comes the Fun Cooker!!"

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Slim Jim View Post
      Wot!? No Professor Plastic? For shame.....
      Yeah, a notable omission!
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      • #4
        Gramophone Emporium needs to be there too! Sure there must be at least a couple of other Cockburn St ones missing as well. Unless GI is one of the ones I'm thinking of... used to have loads of remaindered stock being flogged off... GI doesn't ring a bell though. There was a techno-y shop there too.

        Brings back some memories, had plenty of those carrier bags from Vinyl Villains and Record Shak back in the day

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Sonovox View Post
          Gramophone Emporium needs to be there too! Sure there must be at least a couple of other Cockburn St ones missing as well. Unless GI is one of the ones I'm thinking of... used to have loads of remaindered stock being flogged off... GI doesn't ring a bell though. There was a techno-y shop there too.

          Brings back some memories, had plenty of those carrier bags from Vinyl Villains and Record Shak back in the day
          Underground Solu'shn is the techno place - still there on Cockburn St. Record Shak owner Dave Gass was once on Fifteen To One, fact fans!! Sadly, the stock in Record Shak changes as much as the shop front. When I lived in Edinburgh in the 90s, Dave used to have all sorts of stuff getting damp in the cellar, while he concentrated on selling Mojo/Q staples. Shame!!
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          • #6
            Oldies Museum is missing too - Sandy was a miserable sod but I got on OK with him and used to get some fantastic stuff off him. He's still got a lock up full of stuff but I've never convinced him to let me have a look yet. Bah!

            Seconded on Record Shak - Dave used to let me go through the new stuff and again I got some great stuff but once he was gone the shop has been static. The same Carol Grimes 'raer' has been on the wall for at least 15 years. I don't quite know how it stays open.
            "..hole...road...middle thereof"

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            • #7
              I had no idea there used to be a record shop 3 doors down from my old flat ('Discs'). Might've been a wee bit too handy, that.

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              • #8
                Edinburgh music institution Ripping Records to close after 41 years



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                • #9
                  A shame but they've not actually had any records in there for a long time. Survived on selling tickets of late I think.
                  "..hole...road...middle thereof"

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                  • #10
                    I can't say I'll miss it much... I had a look in the window the other day and it was just a load of tickets for gigs of impersonator bands or people I'd never heard of. They haven't had any records for ages but seemed to keep afloat on tickets and CD's, I don't understand why someone hasn't taken it on as it's got a niche and a reputation...

                    Back in the days when I was going to gigs the best thing Ripping ever did was to organise coaches to get you to gigs in far away places - usually Glasgow barrowlands. Meaning you could get blotto and as long as you could crawl back to the coach you'd have time to sober up on the journey back to Edinburgh. I've got friends to this day that I met on those journeys...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by someblokecalledfuz View Post
                      the best thing Ripping ever did was to organise coaches to get you to gigs in far away places - usually Glasgow barrowlands. Meaning you could get blotto and as long as you could crawl back to the coach you'd have time to sober up on the journey back to Edinburgh.
                      Yeah, this is pretty much my experience of Ripping. Can't honestly remember ever buying a record from there in all the time I lived in Edinburgh, but used to get the bus to Barrowlands for gigs fairly regularly. At that time there wasn't a decent sized venue for bands that would attract a biggish crowd other than the Playhouse, so it was Glasgow or nothing, and if you wanted to get the train through you'd have to leave before the end and miss the encores to get the last one back.
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                      • #12
                        Does anyone know the name of the record shop that used to be at the top of Leith Walk in the mid 90s? It specialised I think in Indie, especially US indie stuff. I seem to recall a white frontage. It's attained mythical status in my head now, what with it being bathed in misplaced nostalgia for me, but was probably quite ordinary in reality. It was on the left hand side going down Leith Walk, going towards er...Leith.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by pot-bellied fool View Post
                          Does anyone know the name of the record shop that used to be at the top of Leith Walk in the mid 90s? It specialised I think in Indie, especially US indie stuff. I seem to recall a white frontage. It's attained mythical status in my head now, what with it being bathed in misplaced nostalgia for me, but was probably quite ordinary in reality. It was on the left hand side going down Leith Walk, going towards er...Leith.
                          Vinyl Villains?

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                          • #14
                            VV had a copy of Illustrated London Noise on the wall for yonks. Well beyond my budget in those days. Still never seen another copy.

                            Used to live just around the corner.

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                            • #15
                              Although it was on the right going down towards Leith.

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