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Record Peddler
1980
I usually side with Napoleon B. when it comes to notions of shopkeepers but as dealers went ,this shop was better than most ,with bootlegs aplenty. They were opposite The Band On The Wall and covered the waterfront of most musical stylings.Guesstimating '80.

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Artefact added : 31st December 2010
by dubwise-er
OT Says –
Fantastic shop.... bought some great and rare items from here.
COMMENT ADDED 4th June 2014
Craig Says –
Kind words and really surprised to come across our old business card on here. Memories came flooding back. Some of the best times of my life running that shop wirh Mark! I worked for the original guys who opened it in 1980 to 1982, then Mark and I took it over from 1982 until 1989 after which time I left. Mark continued to run it for sometime afterwards. Cheers, Craig
COMMENT ADDED 30th October 2014
Colin Blackburn Says –
Great shop, I used to spend far too much time in there. Craig and Mark were great at ordering obscure stuff I'd vaguely caught the name of on Peel the night before.
COMMENT ADDED 23rd April 2015
Mike O'Sullivan Says –
I bought my rare Blondie, Jam and Police records in the 80's. Brilliant shop.
COMMENT ADDED 18th September 2016
anthony mark blunden Says –
Hi, anybody remember mark's surname?
Cheers
COMMENT ADDED 10th November 2018
Craig Says –
Hello Anthony. Mark's surname was Eastwood.
Cheers,
Craig
COMMENT ADDED 11th November 2018
CosmicClown666uk Says –
I used to buy my Mayflower club tickets, which were like blotting paper here, and bought quite a few punk albums from here too. One image sticks in my mind about this place, and that is they were really friendly and also they had a huge Tom Petty poster in there. Okay that's a bit vague but hey it's a lifetime ago.
COMMENT ADDED 25th May 2019
pme690 Says –
Hi All,
Mark here, from Record Peddler. The shop stayed open until 1992, I then spent three years doing record fairs around the UK and Europe, eventually selling the stock to the guy who took over at Swan Street and opened a guitar shop.
I kept some stuff and still have a lot of Factory label collectables and other bits and bobs.
It's great to hear that the shop is still remembered fondly by customers. In those pre- social media days, I never did get the chance to say thank you to everyone who supported the shop over the years, so I'll do it now... 'Thank you' to each and every one of you.
COMMENT ADDED 15th September 2019
Pants Cat Says –
fantastic shop- got my copy of The Birthday Party's ‎– Junkyard from there (dead cheap too!) went there with my schoolmate Kev and he found it really intimidating-thus a proper record shop!
had a copy of www.discogs.com/T...
for a fiver (very early 80's) but by the time i got £5 together it had gone, always had a copy of Duck Stab in- whoever was involved, bless you..
COMMENT ADDED 19th March 2020
pme690 Says –
Hi Pants Cat,
Great to hear from you. Mark here, stuck in enforced isolation in a Spanish Villa!
Duck Stab by the Residents I guess you are talking about! Yeah, certain things did always seem to be in stock. Interesting to watch posts elsewhere about records we couldn't give away back in the day.
A prime example would be the debut single of the Stone Roses 'So Young/Tell me' we had signed copies, white label copies and the standard issue, but although I loved it and played it a lot, it was a very slow mover at first.
Anyway, keep in touch. It's Mark here by the way!
COMMENT ADDED 20th March 2020
Pants Cat Says –
was but a child at the time (ahem)
so the staff were too cool to talk to.
(wasn't the case obv.)
one of you had spex and really thick hair that was parted just so.
loved that shop so much, no one seems to remember it but it was a "hub"
there was a Board (i mean one with drawing pins ) someone was asking £49 for the TG 24
cassette thing-like i say v.early 80's-the fact that someone had even heard of it made the shop even more cool-thanks these things count as far as i'm concened!
COMMENT ADDED 20th March 2020
Pants Cat Says –
still wouldn't touch the Stone Roses with a bargepole mind-too much graffiti round town as well.
COMMENT ADDED 20th March 2020
pme690 Says –
Haha! Craig had the glasses, I was the taller, handsome guy! Glad we made a difference for you.
It's amazing where Record Peddler comes up in on-line conversation. I'm also on Twitter at @record_peddler get on there and join the fun!
Mark
COMMENT ADDED 20th March 2020
Craig Says –
Ha ha! Hey, Mark! Good to see you still have a sense of humour! Saw these comments and I need to get in touch with you when you get back, if you're up for it? (Covid-19 situation permitting, of course)
Stay safe,
Craig
COMMENT ADDED 20th March 2020
Craig Says –
Pants Cat, kind words and it's always great to hear how much people enjoyed visiting the shop. Some of the best times of my life running that place with Mark.
COMMENT ADDED 20th March 2020
pme690 Says –
Hiya Craig,
Yep, certainly up for that! I'm not due back till April 30th, unless the Spanish government kick me out early! Email me on pme690@gmail.com and we'll do some catching up!
COMMENT ADDED 21st March 2020
Craig Says –
Glad to hear that, Mark. I got your number off Jeff a while back. I'll contact you over the coming weeks as things develop.
All the best,
Craig
COMMENT ADDED 21st March 2020
pme690 Says –
Yeah, Jeff asked if it was okay to share my number and I was happy for him to do so.
That sounds like a plan.
Are you still living in and around Manchester? Are you on WhatsApp? If so, find me on there....
COMMENT ADDED 21st March 2020
Craig Says –
Yes, still in the area and am on WhatApp so will look you up.
COMMENT ADDED 21st March 2020
pme690 Says –
As long as the number you have, ends with 839, you should find me.
COMMENT ADDED 21st March 2020
Craig Says –
Got it ????
COMMENT ADDED 21st March 2020
Craig Says –
Don't know why it had question Mark's, I put an emoji but this site clearly doesn't support emojis
COMMENT ADDED 21st March 2020
pme690 Says –
Haha! No problem!
COMMENT ADDED 22nd March 2020
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