Sunday, September 2, 2012

Record Store Hauls (San Diego and Portland)


Nickelodeon Records:
Beginning the Folk Guitar (an instructional record with sheet music/tabs)
John Fahey - Christmas with John Fahey Vol. II
First Man on the Moon (a documentary record on the moon landing)
Public Image Ltd. - 9

Great little record store run by two older women. Lots of idiosyncratic sections like "Space", "College" (full of university fight song and band recordings--in particular the motherlode for an Ohio State Buckeyes fan ), "Smoking" (records with people smoking on them), "Advertising," etc.

Off the Record:
B-52's - Wild Planet
John Fahey - Christmas Guitar Volume One
Funkadelic - The Electric Spanking of War Babies
Hunx - Hairdresser Blues
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis/Live
Prince - Dirty Mind
Kurt Vile - Childish Prodigy


Jackpot Records:
Jandek - Chair Beside a Window
RJD2 - Deadringer
Ty Segall - Goodbye Bread

Everyday Music:
Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
Fennesz - June (12")
Lindstrom and Prins Thomas - Tirsdagsjam (12")
Jack Oblivion - Saturday Night Part 2 (10")
Zola Jesus - Conatus

This store is just a behemoth. Extensive CD sections as well. I mostly mined the electronic and experimental sections.

Second Ave Records:
Big Black - Songs About Fucking
Kate Bush - Never For Ever
Kate Bush - The Dreaming
Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill (12")
Cloud Nothings - Cloud Nothings
Peter Gabriel - Security

Great, ramshackle store focusing on rock. Sections for punk, '60s garage/psychedelic,  '50s, rockabilly/psychobilly, etc. Lots of CDs and other goodies behind the counter in cardboard boxes that can be rooted through on request.