6-16-09 Vinyl Time – Travel (London '79)
The strongest mental image I can conjure up is myself as a 21-year-old in
I spent a while looking around downstairs – the new arrivals bin etc. My journey continued as I went up the stairs – and saw the 45 room for the first time. I had been an Anglophile ever since The Beatles, The Avengers, The Prisoner…and seeing a used record store in 1979
The best thing about this scenario: I didn’t have to make anyone else wait while I looked through a seemingly endless amount of 45’s. My 4 or 5 hours of work probably resulted in a stack of 45’s about 3 inches thick. I really wish I could remember how much all of it cost, but that memory is lost to the mists of instrumental dub reggae being played non-stop for 5 hours. I certainly wasn’t buying anything expensive.
I also found a place in
I figured out pretty quickly to not eat at a Wimpy Bar – hamburgers were too small, and rather greasy. Was there a Burger King near
I ventured forth into many bookstores, too. I found greeting cards with Hipgnosis designs! I bought an Ian Carr book – “Music Outside”. What a nifty time it was. Being in