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The Reducers
Record / CD / Tape
1979
bought in the Underground Market record shop (forgotten it's name).
I think I saw them play the mayflower but I am not 100% sure
Artefact added : 21st August 2008
by abdom
SueG Says –
I remember the record shop you mention, (though I can't remember the name, either! Anyone help here?) You could buy loads of alternative music there. They had the record sleeves displayed on the wall with the warning; "nick our record covers and we will nick you." They also had a branch in Sale - where I worked at the time - for a while. The staff were very helpful, polite and knowlegeable in both outlets.
COMMENT ADDED 26th August 2008
abdom Says –
Mitch remembers it being called "Discount Records" I am pretty sure he is right. "Muppet" lead singer of Armed Force used to work in there. There is a picture of him I took when we were in a band "Yukio Tani" he is crouching down. The shop was exactly as you described and was a regular meet up place for many of the punks who hung around in town circa 1978/79
COMMENT ADDED 26th August 2008
shadow Says –
Yes, The Reducers definitely played the Mayflower - a few of us came down from Bury to watch and I don't remember too many other punters that night; seem to remember the end of the night was spent justifying why my mate still insisted on wearing flares to some dudes who claimed to be V2 (not a typing error!), in their expensive 'New Wave' gear and Vidal Sassoon spiky hair...
COMMENT ADDED 28th August 2008
deadhead Says –
i remember discount records there was also a record stall upstairs sold rare picture discs and stuff
COMMENT ADDED 8th October 2008
tattoo100 Says –
was it not called Dereck ords? that was the name of the stall that sold rare records in the underground i think? I remember the reducers playing at the busin in bolton
COMMENT ADDED 14th October 2008
deadhead Says –
yeah they were husband and wife his wife worked in the underground really nice blonde lady they lived in blackpool remember all that but not the name
COMMENT ADDED 15th October 2008
tattoo100 Says –
they still have a record stall it's now at the beach Market Blackpool opp south pier
COMMENT ADDED 15th October 2008
deadhead Says –
thats amazing i think the guy was called dereck had one of those kevin keegan haircuts,i used to hang about there with hanky and pete the muppet.Thanks Mr Tattoo.
COMMENT ADDED 16th October 2008
tattoo100 Says –
yes he is called dereck and the stall was once called derecords dereck and records put together and what do you get Derecords get it?
COMMENT ADDED 16th October 2008
deadhead Says –
no sorry dont understand
COMMENT ADDED 17th October 2008
tattoo100 Says –
the name of the shop was "dereckords" it's half dereck and half records DERECords deRECORDS get it?
COMMENT ADDED 17th October 2008
tattoo100 Says –
but with a "K" in there Derekords
COMMENT ADDED 17th October 2008
deadhead Says –
no probs got you now the name dosnt ring any bells but the guy was called dereck and it was a record shop do you remember his wifes name?
COMMENT ADDED 20th October 2008
simmo62 Says –
i remember the punk stall for sure.. got a signed Angelic Upstarts single from there, the band signed it as i bought it.. still got the record... "I`m an Upstart"
COMMENT ADDED 25th March 2010
Gnash Says –
The Reducers first single Things go wrong/We are Normal is far better and much harder to find. The lovely blonde ladies record shop in Blackpool as gone now I went to have a look last year and it was gone I was gutted.
COMMENT ADDED 19th July 2010
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