Cob Records (old ‘uns only?)

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Cob Records (old ‘uns only?)

Postby C » 24 May 2024, 16:31

I’ve just got a text from the lad Neil Jung who, as I type, is in Cob Records at Porthmadog (Wales)

I still remember my membership number C95

Many an LP was purchased from there (via Mail Order)

And sold…!

Legendary!

Anybody else?




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Re: Cob Records (old ‘uns only?)

Postby C » 25 May 2024, 09:30

Surely somebody else must have bought something from Cob….?




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Re: Cob Records (old ‘uns only?)

Postby Darkness_Fish » 25 May 2024, 10:24

The one in Bangor closed years ago, so I'm glad to hear that the shop in Porthmadog is still there. It was the only record shop I've ever seen that had council road signs directing you to it.

The one in Bangor had a better selection though. Less dusty and musty.
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Re: Cob Records (old ‘uns only?)

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 25 May 2024, 10:33

I saw John Peel in there once in the early 90’s.
I’ve a load of LP’s still with their Cob price stickers on.
Give a shit or be a shit.

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Re: Cob Records (old ‘uns only?)

Postby robertff » 25 May 2024, 10:58

Never heard of them.


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Re: Cob Records (old ‘uns only?)

Postby Lord Rother » 25 May 2024, 12:37

Likewise, but then he did say “old ‘uns only”.

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Re: Cob Records (old ‘uns only?)

Postby C » 25 May 2024, 13:15

robertff wrote:Never heard of them.
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Lord Rother wrote:Likewise.



:o

Did you live in a cave in the 70s……?





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Jazz generally does have a tune but they don’t necessarily play it to you.

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Re: Cob Records (old ‘uns only?)

Postby Lord Rother » 25 May 2024, 13:51

No, but I remember thousands of horses who ran in the 70s.

Each to our own eh?

And anyway, I was 9 as we entered the 70s - a proper young ‘un, me.

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Re: Cob Records (old ‘uns only?)

Postby C » 25 May 2024, 14:57

Lord Rother wrote: a proper young ‘un, me.


Indeed lad

Indeed

I'm older enough to be your dad son







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Jazz generally does have a tune but they don’t necessarily play it to you.

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Re: Cob Records (old ‘uns only?)

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 25 May 2024, 22:54

moyshe mcstiff and the tartan lancers of the sacred heart -


remember them, Stephen? that was C.O.B.
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Re: Cob Records (old ‘uns only?)

Postby C » 26 May 2024, 17:57

Walk In My Shadow wrote:moyshe mcstiff and the tartan lancers of the sacred heart -


remember them, Stephen? that was C.O.B.


:D

Indeed my learned friend

Indeed I do

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A proud part of my collection



Here's a delightful track for Bob

A tremendous album





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NMB wrote:I much prefer tuneless twaddle to tuneful twaddle.

Jazz generally does have a tune but they don’t necessarily play it to you.

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Re: Cob Records (old ‘uns only?)

Postby copehead » 29 May 2024, 14:08

C wrote:I’ve just got a text from the lad Neil Jung who, as I type, is in Cob Records at Porthmadog (Wales)

I still remember my membership number C95

Many an LP was purchased from there (via Mail Order)

And sold…!

Legendary!

Anybody else?




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Me and Deebank spent most Saturday mornings from about 1979-1987 in the Bangor branch of Cob.

I bought dozens of albums from their second hand bins

I bought the first 2 JAMC singles from the boxes of indie 45s they kept on the counter.

The staff weren't to sneery about school kids coming in and asking about Adam and the Ants singles despite being aging hippies in flares with long hair, in hindsight they were probably mid 20s.

Cob records did more to fashion my musical tastes than just about anything else other than John Peel.
You could pick up an album on a a punt for about 50p or less, we went through Punk, Post Punk and New Wave and by the early 80s we were heading back through prog towards the late 60s whilst also buying whatever was on the Peel show - Knife Slits Water standing out in my memory here.

I picked up every pre Permanent Waves Rush album for about 4 quid, some of the more popular stuff didn't turn up often in the second hand bins, but you got the feeling that some people jut grew out of music and sold teh lot because occaisionally there would be a bonanza of good stuff - Led Zep, Bowie and teh like.

You could reliably pick up Yes and Pink Floyd albums and there seemed to be about 20 permanent copies of Relics in there.

All bought by nonce's who bought DSOTM and thought that was thr follow up album no doubt. Cloth eared fools.

In the early 80s they splashed out of video games machines as well in teh newly opened upstairs bit.

But it was the second hand LPs and Indie singles which kept me going back
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