You're very welcome Apollo, if you've any other queries about the city (even non-Metal ones), gimme a shout and i'll try to point you in the right direction if i can.apollo.ra wrote:thank you very much for this detailed reply!
I'll be there for a week in the mid of October, so I'll miss the record fair.
But I'll take a look through the stores you mentioned!
Thanks again! Cheerz!
Damn!!! I hoped to convince my lady to visit Scotland instead of an exotic destination of any kind (Iran for example!!!!!!), but now that you inform us that there are not too many interests of the metallic kind, I start to think it over again!apollo.ra wrote:Visited almost all of the mentioned stores above. (couldn't find the record and tape exchange on Jamaica street)
I must admit almost nothing regarding heavy metal!
Apart from some Kingdome Come LPs, some Iron Maiden 7"s, a shitload of Whitesnake and ZZTOP releases ZERO! Nothing!
There was only a record store near the Glasgow Uni in West End where i picked up a Tyton and a Virgin Steele LP...
Oh, and there was a Metal Church LP and a Judas Priest in a "metal" bin somewhere in the West End also. That's all!! Nothing more!
Didn't have the chance to visit any flea market or any carpool event.
I also visited SolidRock and Cathouse (dude how can anyone combine Megadeth with Red Hot Chilli Peppers?!!)
Scotland is a wonderful place to live, both Edinburgh and Glasgow are magnificent, but nothing regarding heavy metal! Even the Queensryche event that I was attending cancelled one day before my arrival!!
Will definitely visit Scotland again but sure not for record hunting
Highlight of the trip: "Alloa Beer Festival" - Scottish Real Ale!!!!!!
As i seem to be the only Scot on the forum i wish i could help you out with some recommendations DaN, but I haven't spent any time in Edinburgh for at least 15 years so i''m afraid i'm no help whatsoever.DaN wrote:I'll be spending the major part of next week in Edinburgh. I guess the HM-Hunting situation is the same? Any good flea markets? Or other stuff to do?
(Must be stroller-containing-very-lively-2-year-old friendly!)
bigfootkit wrote:There are quite a few good record shops in 'Glesga', most of which have a healthy proportion of vinyl, a lot of which is Metallic in nature.
I'd start with a look round Missing Records (Argyle Street) and The Record & Tape Exchange (Jamaica Street) which are just one street apart next to Glasgow central station in the city centre.
Just off Argyle Street at the other end you'll find Record Fayre on Chisholm Street which is usually worth a visit as well.
Love Music on Dundas Street might be worth a look too.
If you can find someone who knows the city and is willing to take you to The Barras market one weekend there are several record stalls dotted around, some of which deal also in bootleg vinyl, CDs and dvds etc
Don't go by yourself though, it's too easy to get lost and/or robbed.
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