You are let loose in a well-stocked CD shop...

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Re: You are let loose in a well-stocked CD shop...

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 09 Jun 2021, 17:41

der Freiherr wrote:
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On the contrary. It's alphabetical. That way I can find what I want to listen to immediately. If I want to listen to ZZ Top I go to the Z's, if I want to hear ZZ Hill I go to the H's, if I want to hear Alice Coltrane I got to the C's.


Where's the Captain Beefheart?


Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band is the name of a band, group, or ensemble, so it is in C, just as Marshall Tucker Band is in M.


Where do you put Elton John?

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Re: You are let loose in a well-stocked CD shop...

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 09 Jun 2021, 17:43

Tom Waits For No One wrote:Where do you put Elton John?

…and cue bin jokes



under J
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Re: You are let loose in a well-stocked CD shop...

Postby der Freiherr » 09 Jun 2021, 17:43

Pop/Rock
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take5_d_shorterer wrote:If John Bonham simply didn't listen to enough Tommy Johnson or Blind Willie Mctell, that's his doing.

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Re: You are let loose in a well-stocked CD shop...

Postby GoogaMooga » 09 Jun 2021, 17:50

I was in Tokyo when I first got into CD collecting, back in 1990. It is customary in Japan to file under first name, so Elton John would be found under "E". I quickly adapted to that way, and made my notebook entries accordingly. Still do to this day.
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Postby pcqgod » 10 Jun 2021, 04:01

First is always 60's garage/psych/freakbeat. There were two good record stores for this in Austin, last time I visited. Next stop is usually the staff picks section, then the general rock section, or world music. Then, I'd probably look through the jazz and metal sections. If I had time or the mood struck me I might also check out the country, hip hop and electronic sections.
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Re: You are let loose in a well-stocked CD shop...

Postby Darkness_Fish » 10 Jun 2021, 09:00

Always Experimental/Avant-garde section first (Vinyl Exhange and Piccadilly records in Manchester have the best selections in the country), then the indie/alternative/punk/post-punk section, which is often an amalgam. Then folk, electronic, or a hopeful browse through the bargain bin.
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Re: You are let loose in a well-stocked CD shop...

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 10 Jun 2021, 10:24

Darkness_Fish wrote: or a hopeful browse through the bargain bin.



How could I forget the bargain bin? Always check out the bargain bin and everything in it.
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Re: You are let loose in a well-stocked CD shop...

Postby LMG » 10 Jun 2021, 23:39

GoogaMooga wrote:There must be a few surviving second hand shops that are well-stocked. How about Beano's in the UK?


At one time, Europe's largest secondhand recording store.

Went out of business twelve years ago.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beanos

A satellite outpost exists in Beckenham near me, but it is much smaller and overpriced beyond reckoning.
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