Vinyl and Music
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Manchester’s only cassette orientated record shop has recently opened its doors on the 3rd floor. We are home to an eclectic mixture of cassette tapes, headphones, Walkmen and boom boxes for the more reserved retro listener. When it comes to music we stock plenty of the old favourites including Elvis Priestly, Bruce Springsteen and Jimi Hendrix. We also bring in tapes from a wide variety of indie cassette record labels from all over the world, which are showcased weekly via our “cassette of the week” section. So pay us a visit and sample some new and old music in store so you know what you’re buying.
With the supposed demise of the record store (the longest lingering death of anything known to man) up and down the land, I thought ‘why not put a stop to that supposed trend?’
Following a few years without a dedicated record shop within Afflecks, a decision was made to hopefully kick-start a new wave of record shops opening and staying open to coincide with the reignited interest shown in the format from young and old.
As a dedicated music trainspotter, who loves digging in the racks as well as online convenience, I aim to cater for most musical styles at fair prices. Everthing has been cherry-picked by yours truly over a period of 15 years of obsessively collecting all genres of music that now form in racks within my shop.
From AC/DC to ZZ Top, there is something for the keen beginner to the seasoned connoisseur, and my stock range will continue to grow.
My vinyl and CD’s are mostly second-hand at the moment, but I intend to progress to stocking new releases in time.
My enclave is situated on the 3rd floor, right next to the cafe, come and pop in for a chat and a dig, I’d like to think that I am approachable without any of that usual record shop pretence.