Shangri-la Records - The best shop that I found in Memphis. A good-sized selection of all genres. Picked up a couple Metallica boots, a “My life in the Bush of Ghosts” 7” from UK, two Stones imports, a Stones “Miss You” promo and a Pretenders promo. I will definitely be coming back to this place.
Goner Records - A nice shop with a good mix of all genres. I picked up a Pistols EP from the UK and an SSD “How we Rock” LP at a good price. It’s in a cool little part of town. Recommended.
Audiomania – Lots of common Lps here in not the best shape, spent about 4 minutes here and then bailed. Not recommended.
River Records - Oh man. And I thought the record hoarder in Little Rock was bad. This guy makes that guy look normal. This place is unbelievable. When you go through the front door you are surrounded by piles of records and all sorts of other crap. As you wind your way into the main room, the piles become bigger and bigger. It is about this time that you notice the smell of cat urine and more piles of records, comic books and whatever else. Holy Jesus, a total nightmare. No organization at all. Nothing is priced, nothing is categorized, the condition of the LP’s are bad, the place is dusty, dirty and as I said, the place smells like cat piss. River Records. Someone should take these records and throw them in the river. You should avoid this place like the plague, unless of course you want to just stop by out of morbid curiosity and see what a sick person who has a hoarding disorder looks like.
River Records entryway including moldy coffee maker and pot
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