|Brandon McCarthy throwing heat|
This years winner is The Record Room which used to be in Scottsdale but have moved to Phoenix where they have a much larger space. They have or had a whole bunch of good stuff, it took me 2 trips there to get through it all. Good selection, all genres and great prices. Highly recommended. 2601 W Dunlap Ave Phoenix.
Phoenix Record Swap Meet - I was lucky enough to be in town when this swap meet took place. The record swap was pretty small, but the people were very friendly and the prices were fantastic. I picked up quite a few gems here. Highly Recommended. Location: Fray Garces Columbian Hall 8066 N 49th Ave, Glendale, AZ Admission $2.00 -- 9:00am - 1:00pm
Early Admission $5.00 -- 8:00am - 9:00am. They do this each month I guess and have a website: rare-az.org
In The Groove - This shop was a new one for me. The owner Mike is a really nice guy. His vinyl is well cleaned, sealed with Japanese sleeves and displayed nicely. Prices are market. I did find some pretty good bargains down on the floor in the dollar bins. He has some Hi-Fi gear as well as concert posters and other goodies. Highly recommended. 3406 E Thomas, Phoenix.
Score of the trip...I went to another shop in town, one that I always visit and bought a KISS Alive! LP, I took a look inside the jacket and to my disappointment there was no booklet that typically came with that release... but to my delight I did find this....