Sorry for not getting a post out before I went on my much needed vacation, but I thought I’d write a few articles for you people while I’m nursing this New Years day hangover.
If you ever end up in Barcelona Spain, there are a few record shops that you need to check out. Much has changed in the six years since I’ve last been here, and it was obvious that Barcelona wasn’t immune to the dramatic decline in independent records stores – as most cities have been experiencing in the last 2 years or so. Nevertheless, I was surprised at the weird Latin American selections I turned up with. From South American labels I’ve never heard of, to common labels whose release I’ve never seen before. I had to dig deep, but it was worth the effort. Ill post some music up when I get back. On a side note, I noticed a lot of Italian Disco too – something I know nothing about. But if that’s your thing, I’m sure some of these stores will have something you will like.
Anyway, if you happen to be meandering through the decorative streets of Barcelona, you may want to check out the two following stores:
Disco Edison Riera Baixa 9 &10 – If I ever lived in Barcelona, this would probably be my favorite shop. A large selection and odd mix of used Latin American vinyl. It’s a shame though, looks as if the owner is retiring and trying to sell the store.
Revolver Records 11 Carrer De Tallers – this place had piles of 45’s and I totally came up in this joint. It mostly has a heavy metal and indie rock feel to it, but the used vinyl selection was good and reasonably priced. There are also some decks, so you can try before you buy.