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Discussion in 'Non-Opeth Music Chat' started by angelofdeath9308, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. angelofdeath9308

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    Which ones are some of your favorites? Where are they?

    I went to one today called Vintage Vinyl (Fords, NJ). It was honestly the best record store I've been to. Biggest collection of metal records I've seen, and way better than chain stores. they sold movies too, vinyl records (used and new). There were so many records that looked tempting to buy, like the new Blut Aus Nord, Nachtmystium, Minsk... just a wide variety of stuff. I ended up buying Blonde on Blonde and a movie today though. I'm going back next week, see what records I can find.
    http://www.vvinyl.com/

    There's another one called Hospital Productions in NY that looks like it has a good collection of metal. anyone been there?
    http://www.hospitalproductions.com/
     
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    I've been wanting to take a drive out to Vintage Vinyl for a while now, but i've been too lazy and just buy all my records from mail orders or on ebay. I hear its awesome though. One day when I have a bunch of cash to blow i'll take a drive down there.

    Theres another place in NJ I hear is incredible called Prex (Princeton Record Exchange).

    I hear one of the best record stores in NY is called Other Music (http://www.othermusic.com/index.cgi).
     
  3. Holocaust on the Moon

    Holocaust on the Moon Temples of Syrinx

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    Siren Records. http://www.sirenrecords.com/

    I can walk there in 15 minutes if I want to. Needless to say I spend way too much money there.
     
  4. Wander

    Wander 10+2=6

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    The best places in Finland I've been to were Keltainen Jäänsärkijä in Helsinki and Levykauppa Äx (Record Store X) in Oulu.

    Neither have EVERYTHING I want, but they're good.
     
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    Klämrisk A fucking swede

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    Repulsive Records, Stockholm
     
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    You guy's are lucky, decent record stores are non-existant here.
     
  7. Wander

    Wander 10+2=6

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    Nah, I'm not lucky. Those stores are in cities far from here. I only visit a good record store about twice a year. Usually purchase online.
     
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    buying cds online is better in pretty much every aspect except for maybe 2nd hand.
     
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    I go to Vintage Vinyl a few times each year when I bowling a tournament at Carolier lanes and I'm thankful it's an hour away otherwise I would be there weekly...
     
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    Favorite? Whatever local no name places are around. Support mom & pop.
     
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    Wander 10+2=6

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    ^I wish there was a single record store like that around here.
     
  12. hexwind

    hexwind Creepiness Och Terrorism

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    I wish there was any store selling original cds not copies :( ! I think i should start such business. But people has to change their mentality and get a better salary.
     
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    I often go to record stores and try to support them whenever possible. They are obviously becoming extinct, and that's really unfortunate. Internet is nice and all, but nothing beats browsing in a store. I will often check out a record store when I travel, and here is my list - West Coast to East Coast (hope all of these are still in business):

    - Amoeba (LA, Berkeley, San Fran) - these stores have almost everything under the sun. It's almost wrong to call them mom & pop as they are quite big, but they are an independent CA institution.
    - Fingerprints (Long Beach)
    - Rasputin (Berkeley and San Fran) - the San Fran store is especially eclectic, with an elevator being the only option to go up to certain floors, and one of the staff operates it and usually plays a boombox in it.
    - Easy Street Records, Seattle
    - Twist and Shout, Denver
    - Generation Records (NYC, Greenwich Village - lots of metal hard to get elsewhere)
    - Soundgarden, Baltimore (nice used selection - you can actually listen to any used cd without having to bother the people working there - just grab it and take it to a station)
    - AKA Music, Philadelphia (lots of cool proggy type stuff)

    Hospital Productions sounds tempting next time I am in NY.
     
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    Amoeba and Rasputin in San Francisco
     
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    Sound Exchange in Houston, Texas (Richmond and Shepherd) Opeth has shopped here before ! They have pictures with all Opeth members markII (Lopez and Lindgren)

    - Open 7am - 7pm 7 days a week, lots of old vinyl records for decent prices (great condition too, always with the sleeves) and though the selection is small by many large indie record shop standards, the metal and prog/psych sections always carry something new and since the employees listen to this stuff, actually warn you about an album being crap or one that you need to buy. They are also turntable specialists and do repairs and buy/sell turntables.

    Record and Tape Traders in Frederick, Maryland
    - A pretty comprehensive metal section. Decent sized used cd section, though it's not designated by genre. crap loads of music dvds used and new. Friendly staff.

    Hogwild Records 1824 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX
    - like Sound Exchange, they've been around for a while (they have pictures of flava flav rapping in the store '91 lol). Probably the best you'll find in San Antonio and the surrounding areas for that matter. Big Metal section, lots of others too. I have only been once, but I bought Akercocke's Words That Go Unspoken Deeds That Go Undone, Immortal's Pure Holocaust and some krautrock record, maybe Neu! ??
     
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    Amoeba Music in Los Angeles. I only go there whenever I go to LA which is usually for concerts.
     

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