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Which stores in London do you have the most chance to find PAN label, RVNG or werkdiscs vinyl?
You have a selection of record shops...bound to find what you're looking for.
http://electrickniferecords.co.uk/ in Kentish Town. It has almost all the Pan back catologue (apart from the sold out stuff of course).
Don't go to Berwick Street. That's just for tourists buying Clash best-ofs because it makes them feel really 'London'. It's like buying a guitar on Denmark St or a t-shirt with a mod logo down Carnaby St. You just don't do it.
pick up the Spastic Burn Victim 12" "Care Home Inferno" while you're there [/JAG] :D
are still great record shops and while not technically 'Berwick St', they are in the vicinity.
Is it new?
Yep, relatively new and unadvertised
a good chunk of the stock of which is now in Electric Knife :)
Will have to pay this Electric Knife place a visit next time in London to check!
I'll be going there when I'm next in London for sure
Wouldn't write off Berwick Street straight away either. There's Sister Ray and a few decent second hand places further down.
Kristina Records in Dalston stocks RVNG stuff for sure but can be a bit on the pricey side with some things.
Kristina is good but on the expensive side, altho they do have 2nd hand too which is a bonus.
Not a fan of Phonica due to the staff so wont spend any money in with them, would rather go with out.
Bought Huerco S. album for £20. Bit pricey.
When it first opened it was great and very reasonably priced. As they've started to get a bit trendy they unfortunately seem to have believed the hype and whacked the prices up to stupid levels.
The majority of LPs there are over £20, with a worrying number being £30+ for a single LP. It's ridiculous. As I live just round the corner I want to support my local record shop and all that crap, but they make it really difficult sometimes. Do I want to pay an extra £4 for a record just to have the carrier bag? Nope! Rough Trade do the same thing.
As an example, the Drive soundtrack is about £6-7 cheaper in Urban Outfitters than in Kristina - and OU is somewhere you'd really rather not buy your records!
been meaning to take a trip there for a while now, but reading this and looking at their prices online has convinced me otherwise now
Unless the staff are arseholes. I'm pretty sure this used to be a rule. At least maybe a Londoncentric one. My memories of shops about 10 years ago is pretty dreary.
the one in nottinghill gate is pretty decent. the chances of finding anything specific is really slim though
But that's 2nd hand shopping in general, its about the find. Got john frusciante the empyrean (new reissue) for £12 the other day and 2 PWEI 12"s for a £1 each....Thats a good day in my book.
And sold at a premium price. Those were some of the dirtiest, dustiest shops I've known of. That fine silty dust which absolutely murders vinyl. Also you had to take a test to work there. Not relevant but amusing nonetheless.
My favourite is my local in Camden- 'Out on the Floor Records'. Great selection and you can pick up albums in the basement in top condition for a fiver. Some fairly obscure 80s and 90s stuff.
their prices seem to be getting increasingly ridiculous
they'll stock lots of that stuff.
Don't go to Sister Ray. Phonica is ok but a bit pricey.
if you weren't looking for anything specific I'd recommend Flashback, great great great second hand browsing there. The Crouch End one especially gets some utter gems.