Ghosts of Record Stores Past and Present

Much of my youth was spent hunting for and playing vinyl. I have created this site to remember many of the stores I've visited. Don't try and visit them without calling first, as many of them are no longer with us. If I've posted a picture of a store that you want me to delete please let me know and I'll take it down. To see a particular store just open the photo album with its name on it or click on the green (open) or red (closed) marker in the map below. Expanding the map will reveal more stores in the same city.

The site also contains links to interesting articles and information on record shops and record collecting and fine musical suggestions and playlists for your listening pleasure (with You Tube links so you can check them out for yourself). The Playlists can be found by scrolling to a separate section of the index under the heading musical resources. And our latest addition, Song of the Day, a glimpse at what's playing on my stereo today, appears there as well.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Venus Records

Venus Records - Closed - East Village NYC
13 St. Marks Place, East Village New York  
The good stuff was downstairs.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Martin,

    I'm assisting with an upcoming theater piece at HERE Arts Center which opens on July 19th, 2013. The show is called DISPOSSESSED, and it is about creator/actor Victoria Linchong's experiences being evicted from her East Village apartment in 2011. We would like to know if we might be able to use the above photo within the video design of this production? We'd also love to use this one as well:

    Please let me know, you may reach us at:

    More information about DISPOSSESSED is at and you can also take a look at some of Victoria's other work at if you'd like to know more about her. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you!

    All the best,


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