Thursday, May 12, 2011

LA Finds 2 and End...

Saying that LA is spread out is an obvious but oh so true statement when it comes to record shopping. Two days were not nearly enough time to get around. Anyhow, picked up a few more singles, the best bargain was The Cookies “I Never Dreamed” and it was cool to find a copy of Loose Gravel's “Frisco Band” as well as Heavy Cruiser’s “Louie Louie” with a different B side from the French issue.


Shops of note included Freakbeat in Sherman Oaks and Wombleton in Highland Park. Wonderland Pop Emporium on Pico is definitely worth a visit –a one off shop to be experienced –they are open until 2am!!!!

The real experience though was visiting The Record Collector on Melrose...Let’s just say that I got lectured to when enquiring if they had any singles...there are 10.000 of the buggers in the back, but they offer “a high end service” and you have to pay $200 for the privilege to be escorted to go through them in 30 minutes. Calling all LA residents- go in there and make the same request, the guy may crack...


I missed out getting out to Long Beach to visit Bagatelle, but it was just too far. Now, time to get ready for the flight back and ensuing jet lag...

2 comments:

ProxyMusic said...

Ah, fond memories of The Record Collector on Melrose- a record shop that retains the beautiful snobbery of my teenage searches. The guy's helper, who he treats like Igor, will one day rise up! Er, or succumb to maltreatment.
Keep up the good work; great music.

always dude your best! said...

love that cookies tune