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.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Rough Trade NYC

Rough Trade Records, 64 N. 9th Street, Willamsburg, Brooklyn New York

Just when you thought the big record store was dead, Rough Trade opened a big (and I do mean big) record store in Brooklyn in November 2013 reminiscent of the since closed Tower, Virgin and the many large record stores of the past.  Quite a large space with quite a large number of records, but only new vinyl here.  They do also host live events.

An article appeared in Gizmodo More Than A Record Shop: Inside Brookyn's Massive New Music Outpost in November 2013 with many additional pictures of the store.

Rough Trade has long operated two stores in England, and once a fine record label (Rough Trade) though I'm not sure of its current ownership (it still is a fine record label).

Some of the bands that appeared on Rough Trade include the Decemberists, Camper van Beethoven, the Libertines, the Strokes, Cornershop and Arcade Fire, to name but a few.

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