Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Record Store Visit: Bleecker Street Records - New York, NY - 11/21/12

I don't really have as much to say about Bleecker Street Records as I do about several of the other stops on the record tour. It's not a shop that stands out, and it's not a shop that I have a long history with. Don't get me wrong, Bleecker Street Records has been around for a while, but for me it's always been over-shadowed by the other stores in the area.

First thing's first, I have to commend this store for holding out and staying open on Bleecker Street. Bleecker Street used to be one of the coolest streets in the city, but it has been completely taken over by high end fashion shops and other assorted bullshit. What was once a really interesting part of town is being turned into a mall, so the fact that Bleecker Street Records survives is to be commended,

The store itself is kind of middle of the road. They don't specialize in anything, but they have a really strong cross section of stock. You can find pretty much anything here if you are looking for bands that have a decent following. They have a huge used section and stock a lot of older records from before the 90's. I didn't buy anything on this day, and truthfully, I've never really found much here throughout my visits over the years, but I go in this store every time I walk by it. It's just one of those things that you do.

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