It’s summer – mid-summer, in fact. Time for vacations, running around etc. This year, I had a major record collector binge on 7” 45’s, as triggered by a British 45 by A Certain Ratio that my GF spotted in a record store. Later on, I found an SACD of “Blonde On Blonde” by Bob Dylan for under $10 – and that got me started on SACD’s! So, when I look back on 2009, for me it will be the year of 45’s and SACD’s.
I went to
And, of course, the only book that I really want is only on amazon.co.uk – the Island Records 50th Anniversary coffee table book. Mark M sent me the BBC4 documentary about Island Records’ 50th Anniversary – which was great! I thought that – maybe – I could find the Island book in
It was so groovy to troll around the bay area Amoebas and Rasputins! What wonderful, eclectic record stores! Immense numbers of used CD’s!
Must get to
So, where else should I go to look at big inventories of used CD’s? L.A.’s got Amoeba, Record Surplus, CD Trader, Second Spin (x 3), Freakbeat, Poobah’s, Rockaway… but it seems to me like I over-do all of those stores. Is there a big inventory of used CD’s in
The rule of thumb is to “follow the population” – they’re who have all the used LP’s, 45’s & CD’s! This is the ‘rule’ that makes San Jose such an awesome place to look for ‘used music’. Where should I go next?