Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ft Worth, TX

Doc’s Records & Vintage

This is my second trip to this store I was here back in March of 2010. I see nothing has changed in the shop since then. The same dust and cobwebs. I didn’t see Doc anywhere this time though. In 2010 he was sitting in a chair at the register with a pile of Dairy Queen wrappers overflowing out of the garbage can and onto the floor behind him. Doc was friendly though. This time there was a really helpful clerk working there. Doc’s has a good selection of all genres of used vinyl and the good thing is, he sells ONLY used vinyl. There are all kinds of other crazy things all over the shop like velvet paintings, clothing, oddities, knick knacks and all sorts of other interesting BS. Doc gets points for having a restroom that customers can use, even Amoeba doesn’t offer that which is lame.

This time around I picked up some cool stuff: a Sabbath Sabotage Mexican pressing with a gate fold sleeve, a Stones bootleg, a Bad Co. promo, an AC/DC promo and a Doors 12" promo for “The Unknown Soldier” from a Texas radio station autographed by John Densmore and Robby Krieger.

Generally good prices at Docs and from what I can tell, this is about the best place in the DFW area.  TX now has In N Out Burger in this case the Ft Worth location is only about a mile away!  2111 Montgomery St.  Ft Worth, TX.  Highly Recommended. 






Some of the interesting things for sale at Doc's
More interesting stuff



Saturday, September 10, 2011

Boise, ID







Record Exchange - Apparently they are the the only game in town as far as indie record shops go. Record Exchange have a decent selection of new and used product. In addition to a coffee shop inside the shop, and doing live in store performances, they also have the usual toys and gifts some record shops have given floor space to in order to survive the "lost generation", the generation of people who think it is their constitutional right to download all music, movies, software and books for free.

The day I was in town I walked into Record Exchange and got busy. I picked up a double LP Judas Priest bootleg, a Boston WLP that is still sealed ($4), an ELP French pressing for $7 and a Queen "Night at the Opera" LP that has a red Elektra label which I think were the later pressings? I also found a near mint Led Zeppelin Italian pressing which is pretty awesome. I read online on spin.com I think, they listed this shop one of the top 15 record shops in the country. Wow. I definitely wouldn't go that far, it's a good shop for sure but not top 15 in the USA material. 1105 W. Idaho  Boise, ID  Highly Recommended.


Boise is nice town with nice people. I was parked outside of Record Exchange at one of the metered parking spots which have a 1 hour limit. I looked outside, meter maid with arm tattoos on a mountain bike is writing me a ticket. Fuck. So I run outside and start pleading my case, she says "if you are leaving right now, I will void the ticket" I say "I'm leaving" and show her my keys. And there we were looking at each other then she says, "Well....leave". So I did. They sure are nice in Boise. In Los Angeles, no F-ing way do they void a ticket they have already started to write. I recommend the farmers market on 8th street Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. The Capitol building is pretty cool to walk through as well.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Massachusetts




Seekonk, MA
The Time Capsule - This is the other location they have other than the Cranston, RI shop. The same situation as the RI shop, the bins are all full of $3 common LP's. The collectable LP's are up above on the wall. I picked up a double album Bowie boot. Good enough. Recommended. 1732 Fall River Ave Seekonk, MA right next door to the Seekonk Speedway.