Hey again, all…
Greetings from sun-bleached Houston, Texas! I’m here for a week on a family matter, but I’ll be back in the New York swing of things soon enough. Hope you’re all hanging in there.
In the interim, however, I was encouraged to see a lot of feedback on my previous post about some of the lost record shops of New York City. I’m glad it’s resonating with more folks than just my usual cabal of fellow insufferable music geeks.
That all said, I’ve been getting tons of e-mails saying “Ooh, you forgot this place,” and “Oh my lord, how could you leave out that place?” Well, like I said in the post, though, this particular exercise was by no means complete or authoritative. I was just concentrating on the shops I’d amassed photos of. I also left out several spots I’d already covered in previous entries.
So, in the interest of being thorough, here are a few of my previous posts addressing more of this city’s music outlets. Some of these are even still there…
The Sounds of St. Marks (May 2013): This concerning St. Marks Sounds.
Where Does The Music Live? (January 2009): This concerning the demise of Mondo Kim's on St. MarksPlace and the Union Square Virgin Megastore.
Did King Karol have a Cramp? (February 2013): This concerning King Karol on East 85th and Third Avenue.
Back to the `Mat (August 2011): This concerning the long-vanished Disco-O-Mat on East 58th and Lexington Avenue.
With a Rebel Yell (January 2012): This concerning Tower Records on 4th & B'way.
Subterranean Smith (July 2010): This the last of several posts about Subterranean Records on Cornelia Street.
More of What Was That Now Isn't (April 2013): Featuring visual invocations of Footlights, Bleecker Bob's, Hospital Productions and more.
Chelsea Mourning: Slight Return (June 2012): Remembering Midnight Records on West 23rd Street.
Back to Downtown Music Gallery (December 2012): Tracing DMG from it's former locations to its current spot in Chinatown.
Fifth Avenue Vinyl (March 2012): A quick piece about the since-vanished record shops of Fifth Avenue between 34th and 42nd streets.
Discpocalypose Now! (January 2012): A post on the death of Rockit Scientist on St. Marks.
Late for Lunch (November 2012): A rememberance of 2012, and a run-down of the status of other shops.
Because Music Matters (January 2012): A tribute to Park Slope's still-surviving Music Matters (pictured below).
Don't Bother Lookin' for'em (March 2007): My first big round-up of vanished places like Second Coming, Wowsville, Rocks in Your Head and more.
Once again, there are still places I've never written about and don't have pictures of...whether that's NYCD on the Upper West Side (god, I loved that place) or the old Gimbel's on East 86th and Lexington. Believe it or not, they had a great music section. I remember buying Concrete by 999, Give the People What They Want by The Kinks, Ghosts in the Machine by The Police and Rio by Duran Duran there.
Anyway, there will doubtlessly be more to come. Watch this space.
Which places am I still forgetting? Weigh in!