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Death of The Local Music Shop article here
or hop on the tram to manchester-pelican neck or piccadilly records to name a few.it is a shame though and it does worry me. dont know what id do without kingbee in chorlton.
its really cheap for catalogue titles, and for new releases. just not a wide range in some stores.
the one i worked in hasn't closed yet
but wont take cheques or give change!
like some kind of bad vending machine!?!? haha!
have the exact amount if you pay by cash. weirdos.
I heard somone last week in the Altrincham one say they couldnt give refunds, but could exchange for another CD.
Its true I could pop on the tram to Piccadilly Records or Vinyl Exchange, but its a shame smaller records shops (even though Music Zone was a chain it still felt like a local store) are closing because there's people of a certain age who have kids, weekend jobs etc who can only get to a local store
They only opened one in Croydon about two months ago. I noticed the shutters were down today, a shame really. It made a change.
Good news though is that Beanos apparently isn't closing anymore. Although it is being streamlined. So just the one floor.
sometimes this week cos it wasnt open on Saturday with all the shutters up
but where i live i am lucky that there are other shops around like virgin and HMV and if i wanted something not in the top 40 i would go to sound it out in boro we lost one of our great champions of underground music when alan fearnly desided to go into semi retirement the sad problem is that no one is willing to take the place to the indie shops anymore
are ridiculously overpriced.
And Sound-it-out has a really limited collection.
I liked Music Zone for it's £5.97 CDs.
By the sounds of it we really need a Fopp round here.
Is there no other Independent stores in Boro/Middlesbrough?
How about Darlo?
there are some indie shops but they speacalise in dance our nearist indie shop is in Stockton there was a shop that was in forbes building that did punk but any shop in forbes buliding tends get closed pretty quickly
is the only Indie I can think of in Stockton.
Where is The Forbes Building?
Ridiculous in their pricing.
£16 for an album??? Fuck off.
is near albert park/dormans museum it doesn`t matter any way as the record shop got shut
We (Bury St. Edmunds) had a Fopp open recently so the problem is solved.
I only ever bought a couple of albums there anyway:
Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
is still open at the moment but I doubt it will be for much longer. The only other option is an overpriced hmv with a poor collection of cds. I got the second cooper temple clause album for £1.97 in music zone!