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.


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Zacharias Records - CDs, Athens Greece

Zacharias Records - CDs - 20, Ifestou St., Monastiraki, Athens, 10555 Greece
   Monastiraki Flea Market - Open

I took a trip to Greece recently, and had our flight back to the States delayed.  This gave me an unexpected extra day in Athens.  So we strolled around the Monastiraki Flea Market and to my surprise discovered a large number of record stores.  The best of the lot by far was Zacharias - off to the side of the main drag, it had an excellent selection both of rock, psych, etc., but also a number of Greek records (as to which I confess I am clueless).  Yes, that was the Velvet Underground on the wall, with a partially peeled banana cover.  Worth a trip, if you miss your flight, or have seen the Parthenon enough.















Here's an interview in Ough titled the Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This with the owner of the store.

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