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.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Pixies - Monkey Gone To Heaven

Song of the Day

Today's song of the day is by the kings of alternative rock - Pixies - Monkey Gone To Heaven  From 1989's Doolittle, this to me has always been the best Pixies' song - featuring the original lineup with both Black Francis and Kim Deal.  Great bass, great guitar, both singing.  This album has been well praised by the critics, listed as number 226 on Rolling Stones list of the 500 best albums of all time, among others, as well as by alternative musicians, who routinely cite the Pixies as an important influence.  The album has a number of great songs, including Debaser and Gouge Away.

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