Lost Edinburgh record stores that are gone but not forgotten - your views online
Used to love shopping at Avalanche Records. I also frequently visited "Hot Wax" and "Discs" in Dalry Road (both were more or less across the street from each other). I'm even old enough to remember "Golden Oldies" record shop in Haymarket and "Sweet Inspiration" in Morrison Street. They were decent record shops as well.
Ripping Records on South Bridge is another one that's much missed.
Are there any record shops still open in Edinburgh?
Clearly remember Avalanche Records, Unknown Pleasures and HMV in the West End – best one ever (maybe apart from Oxford Street, but deffo best in Scotland).
Global Records - I’d bring that back.
Ripping Records, and I looooved Coda in the Waverley. It was always my first stop after getting off the train.
As a teenager I used to get the bus into town and work my way round all the record shops back in the day.
There was also the Record Shack on Nicholson Street. We had a Bandparts on Leith Walk as well as Antigua Street and I also shopped at Avalanche and Ripping Records.
I used to buy all my records at Ard's in Great Junction Street in Leith. Was always chock-a-block,especially on a Saturday!
I don't remember the names but went to the ones on St Mary's Street and Cockburn Street which also had cool clothes shops, supposedly.
Greyfriars Market was brilliant and the staff so knowledgeable. Bert the owner used to write ghost articles in the Melody Maker, I'm sure.
Many a happy Saturday afternoon spent wandering around the record shops in Edinburgh in the late 70s early 80s. Usually started in Haymarket end of Dalry Road.
There was also Phoenix, GI, Listen …
Bruce’s, Hell Records, Bandparts, Oldie shop Haymarket. You didn’t know you’d lost it until you had a “Found it at Bruce’s” red and black bag with a treasure inside
Allan’s at Tollcross, and Sweet Inspiration on Morrison Street.
My first punk record This is Pop XTC on Virgin Records.
would have said West Nicholson Street was Avalanche’s finest shop.
Bruce Findlay records was definitely a favourite of mine. If you were looking for something rare the guy would know about it. Went onto manage Simple Minds. Top bloke.
Bandparts at Antigua Street had the booths where you could listen to records.
Bruce’s. Many a day I queued there for new single releases in Rose Street. My hairdresser was upstairs. Exciting days.
Bauermeister's record shop on George IV Bridge surely deserves a mention. It had a wonderful stock.
The Other Record Shop was in St Mary’s Street. It was my go to shop before it moved to Princes Street.
Loved Greyfriar’s Market back in the day, Forrest Road.
I was a regular at Unknown Pleasures – very much missed.
Hell in Thistle Street.
When I was still collecting CDs, avalanche on Cockburn Street was the destination of choice. Now it's a scene in Marvel's Avengers Infinity War.
Listen Records on Frederick Street was my choice as a young punk. Got my first mohican upstairs from Big John from The Exploited, good times.
Bass Generator Records- St Mary’s Street.
How's about Rae Mackintosh in Queensferry Street? As well as instruments, they had a section for classical and pop and rock records plus listening booths.
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