Wallingford Center, CT
Redscroll Records - This is an awesome shop. Good used (and new) selection. The second hand vinyl is in the very back room of the shop. About half the LP’s are in bins so I was able to flip through them, the other half are on shelves so it took a bit more time. They have some imports, some promos a couple of boots and all of their records are at good prices. I picked up a UK pressing UFO Live LP, a Foreigner UK promo, a vintage Yardbirds LP, an Iggy Pop bootleg, a Ted Nugent Canadian pressing and a bunch of other cool shit. If your down to get a Red Scroll Records tattoo scratched into your skin, they will give you up to a 30% lifetime discount depending upon the size and placement of the tattoo! And they didn't give a shit that I took photos of the inside of their shop. Redscroll Records 24 North Colony Road, Wallingford Center, CT. Highly recommended.
|The room in he back has the second hand LP's|
|The tattoo offer|
Brass City Records and Tools - Another good shop. When you get to the door, you have to knock, I don’t know why, but there is a sign on the door that says to do that and then the dude hollers at you that it’s OK to come up the stairs. OK. Whatever. When you get to the top of the stairs you will see all the dusty chaos this guy has going on here. I went right for the “New Arrivals” bin and pulled out two near mint Black Sabbath LP’s with the original green Warner bros. labels for $7 each. Oh hell yea, and we are off to a good start here at Brass City Records and Tools. As I’m standing there I see a Motley Crue “Too Fast For Love” LP on the wall, it’s a Mexican pressing and now it’s going to live in my house. Went to the back room where he has his antique tools on display and found a $7 German Sabbath Live at last LP. Poked around a bit in the hallway and found a Joy Division “Komakino” flexi 7 inch and a German Pink Floyd 7". The owner who was busy packaging up several priority mail boxes which I assumed were eBay items tells me to check the other bins over behind his counter where the 60’s artists are. I have to say, his organization is pretty screwy. There is a Prog bin, a consignment bin, an import bin, he's got Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Jeff Beck in the 60's area which i suppose is technically correct but not usually where one finds those artists. He's got all sorts of cool collectables all over the walls, no real theme to any of it, you just have to spend some time in this place, it's pretty much a mess but this kind of mess I can deal with because he's got the goods. If you really want to get this guy talking, ask him about his Kaleidoscopes. Yes, you read that correctly. Brass City Records, Tools and Kaleidoscopes. Interesting. Dirty, dusty and pretty much disorganized but a total gem of a shop with reasonable prices; be prepared to dig around for a while. 489 Meadow Street, Waterbury. Highly Recommended.
|The record and toll room where bands once performed back in the day|
|This cat will follow you around the shop and love you up|
|Joy Division flexi and a Floyd 7"|
Sept 1, 2011 I'm back in CT, so I pull up to this little shop at 11:30am, on the door it says they open at 11am, the Chinese fast food joint next door told me that he rolls in more like noon every day. OK, so we walk a couple doors down to the Whitney donut and sandwich place. Good move, the place is awesome with great food and a bar you can sit at and eat. Struck up a conversation with an elderly couple who were telling us all about the hurricane Irene. Anyway, after lunch, walked back into the record shop, and the dude is there, GREAT! He's got some cool stuff, prices a bit on the high side but I did find a cool French pressing Dead Kennedy's 12" "Holiday in Cambodia" for $7. Recommended, only about 6 or 7 miles from Redscroll Records.
|Whitney Donut and Sandwich|
New London, CT
A nice shop in cool ass New London. I personally didn't find anything I wanted here. They had what seemed like lots of common LP's. Worth a look if your in town or passing through.