Sunday, April 9, 2017

Phoenix, AZ




Brandon McCarthy throwing heat
We go to spring training every year, so of course when I have a chance I sneak away to all the record shops I can find.

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....



what is that you may ask...it turns out that it is an original 1976 first edition KISS Army membership kit. It also appears to be complete or nearly complete. I whistled "Rock and Roll All Night" all the way home.

Camelback Ranch


1 comment:

  1. People who works there are some of the sweetest people I've met. Save yourself some time and just go there. Everyone at Seattle venues is sweet and ask how you've been, even though normally staff keep their heads down.

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