Space Age Bachelor Pad Music: Vinyl, Radio, Zines, Lounge
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Lounges & Clubs
Always call ahead first!
- lite listening - mambo a go-go - tiki
chi-chi - ring a ding swing - & orthophonic oddities. New
York City's The 999999s is Sunday nights at 10 at
Flamingo East, 219 Second Ave. between 13th and 14th Streets. No
cover. Apertif gratis 10pm to 11pm. Time Out New York says,
"Drifting soap bubbles, pedestal-perched go go swingers and all
manner of unpredictable lunacy...take this party beyond the usual
lounge kitsch and into the realm of the truly twisted.... Steve
Spain, Fancy, and Simon provide a soundtrack of easy listening,
Latin, Hawaiian and the like while scantily clad people painted
gold run around brandishing cap guns."
- Hi Fidelity. 10pm Saturdays at Robots, 25 Avenue B at 3rd
Street, New York City. 212 995-0968. Time Out New
York says, "tons of tacky, trippy loungecore tunes..."
- In Hi-Fi
presents...Space Age Bachelor Pad Music at Bar d'O, 29 Bedford
Street, New York City, Thursday evenings from 7:00 until ??
Featuring DJs Jack Fetterman and Scott Springer, plus regular
guest DJs. Time Out NY says, "the finest and rarest in
lounge, easy listening, and space-age bachelor pad music (very
much on the Denny/Baxter/Esquivel tip)...."
- From Glasgow, with love: Boudoir a long running
easy club runs Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Dr. Paul and Mr.
Matthew and DJ Mingo-go, playing British easy and exotic sounds.
Board games are available as well as a range of cocktails at each
venue. Tuesday: The Glasgow School of Art. 9pm-midnight. Free.
Wednesday: The Whiskey Bar, Sauchiehall Street. 9pm - midnight.
Free. Thursday: Centre for Contempory Arts Cafe, Sauchiehall
Street. 9pm - midnight. Free.
- TOP SECRET is a cocktail night in Miami Beach, Sunday
nights @ 821 Lincoln Road with sophisticated lounge spun by Ursula
1000 and his associates. Visit
the Web site!
- Maxwell's Bistro, Elgin St. Ottawa, Canada features a
happening lounge night every Wed. featuring local celeb. Johnny
Vegas, plus Harry O'Hanelin and New York's Bobby Rose along
with the Sean Malcolm Trio. This is a nostalgic cheese at its
best, yet quality and professionalism are respected. The gig is
attracting music lovers from their early twenties to late
- Relax in a state of excitement at Sense-O-Round, San
Francisco's first weekly club event dedicated to Lounge,
Exotica, and EZ-Listening music. Soaring thrills and subterranean
comforts await you at your Hi-Fi luxury getaway...a live band
every week, strange and exotic drink specials, dancing,
diversions, and deluxe musical backdrops provided by DJ Starsky
and friends. Mondays at 9 PM (opening night May 6,1996) at Cafe du
Nord, 2170 Market St., San Francisco, California. For more info,
please call (415) 263-1551.
- A fabulous evening of incredibly strange music, dancing, and
martini madness, the second Wednesday of every month. Hosted by
DJ's Matt/Paul of Flying Saucer Discs. At Planet Fred, 1221
Connecticut Ave (Between M & N Streets), Washington, DC
- In Minneapolis, Minnesota: King Kini's "CLUB VELVET"
cocktail lounge, every Saturday, 8pm - 1am. An exotic adventure
featuring the sounds of Esquivel, Martin Denny, Combustible
Edison, Perez Prado, Henry Mancini, Arthur Lyman, Les Baxter, Dick
Hyman, The Three Suns, Joey Altruda, and many other space-age
artists selected from the collection of DJ Dean "King Kini"
Vaccaro. CLUB VELVET is in "The Front" (at GroundZero) at 15 NE
4th St, Minneapolis, Minnesota (no cover, must be 21).
- In Atlanta, stop by MJQ at 551B Ponce de Leon Wednsday
nights from 10pm to 3 am. Wigdan Giddy spins the best in lounge
and easy listening to the delight of all present.
- In Vancouver -- the Electro-lush Lounge, every
Thursday at the Denman Station. DJ's Mick Shea and Mr. Victor spin
the fabulous vinyl noise of Esquivel, Yma Sumac, Percy Faith,
Tijuana Brass, Della Resse, etc... in a simulated Genuine Lounge
Atmosphere... Cigarette Girls, Ultra-modern decor, cheap martinis,
and perky show tunes on the many video screens, you know, party
movies, titty movies, Esther Williams/Busby Berkley...Thrill as
you watch genuine swingers become tanked on gin and indulge in
interpretive dancing to the lurid, pulsing rhythms.Well worth a
visit. No cover.
- And Now! -- So martini-spillingly popular has
Vancouver's Electro-lush Lounge become, that
now Friday nights are given over to a similar theme. Fridays bring
us the ElectroSoul Lounge, again under the gentle
aural guidance of Mick Shea, and guest DJ, Ted Tomorrow. They will
play for you a slightly more sixties selection of Lounge
favourites: Della Reese, Lulu, Ann Margaret, Nancy Sinatra, lots
of soul, surf and suds.
and Sin is a Lounge Nite hosted by The Society Cocktail Club
every Wednesday nite at the Niagara Hotel, 435 W. Pender St.,
Vancouver Canada. It is a tribute to SABP music and other lounge
favorites. Now live music every other week. The one that started
it all in Vancouver. For more info call the Society Cocktail Club
at 604-684-6694. And join us for an evening of hi-phonic full
color, 360-degree, 3-D sound that will send you straight to
moodsville. Cocktail Attire Required of Course.
- In Seattle, Washinton, "Shaken, Not Stirred" is every
thursday night at Moe, 925 East Pike, (206)323-2373. Each week, a
different theme is featured (with matching drink specials). Cover
is $3. Formal attire is encouraged.
- WFMU, 91.1 FM, East Orange, New
Jersey, broadcasting throughout the New York City area, is
partly to blame for the renewed interest in Space Age Bachelor Pad
Music. Go immediately to the station's Web pages to check out the
schedule and to order
SABPM online. Irwin Chusid's show is Wednesdays from
noon until 3 pm, and Irwin plays lots more than SABPM. You'll also
want to listen to The Cocktail Hour on Thursdays at 7pm,
hosted by Tom Schmitz.
Diamond's show on KFJC-FM 89.7 in the San Francisco Bay
Area airs Sundays from 9am to noon, and he describes it as
"mostly pop instrumentals incuding TV & Film Soundtracks,
Beatnik & Private Eye Jazz, Exotica and a collage of sounds
from the space/cool-age." Jack vies for the title of World's
Greatest Esquivel Fan. Drop Jack a line for more details.
- THE RETRO COCKTAIL HOUR, airing at 7pm Saturdays on KANU-FM,
the public radio station at the University of Kansas in
Lawrence, features recordings by Esquivel, Martin Denny, Les
Baxter, Perry & Kingsley, Andre Popp, plus TV jazz, '50s
soundtracks, cartoon music, etc. Stop by their new Web
site which features album covers, sound clips, play lists!
Trick or treat! Autumn's here and Halloween comes to THE
RETRO COCKTAIL HOUR on Saturday, October 26 at 7:00pm on KANU FM
91.5 in Lawrence, KS. Join us for an hour of monster movie tunes,
suitably sinister exotica and other incredibly strange music.
You'll hear tracks from Kenyon Hopkins' classic albums "Shock:
Music in Hi-Fi", "Panic: Son of Shock", and "Nightmare", plus John
Zacherley's "Monster Mash" album, Buddy Morrow's "Poe for Moderns"
(Edgar Allan Poe set to a big band beat!) and outer space exotica
from the legendary albums "Fantastica", "The Twilight Zone" and
"Music from Outer Space". You'll also find songs about mummies,
werewolves and ghouls (including one memorably monstrous ditty
sung by Lon Chaney, Jr.!), steamy jungle exotica by Martin Denny
and Les Baxter, music from TV's "Addams Family" and much more!
It's an exotic SPOOK-tacular on THE RETRO COCKTAIL HOUR -
Saturday, October 26. For details about the show, check out the
COCKTAIL HOUR website, where we give away free lounge/exotica
CDs every week!
- Does host Michael Clifford create a brilliantly dada-esque mix
of genres (including Space Age Bachelor Pad, cheesy '70s Funk,
Disco and Pop, Noise, Children's story records, Spoken Word, Jazz,
Rawk and Avant Garde experiments) on Expando Radio? Or is he just
self-indulgently showing off his thrift-store record collection
and weird musical tastes? Only one way to find out! Judge for
yourself. Expando Radio. Thursdays from 10 pm until midnite, KRUX
91.5 FM, Las Cruces, New Mexico (also hitting El Paso, TX.,
if the wind is blowing in the right direction).
- 'My Vinyl Recliner,' Frank's Lounge, airs Tuesdays from 10 pm
to 11:30 pm on WMPG 90.9 FM, in Portland, Maine. Swank 'n
Suave selections from Frank's library of lounge. Music from the
inseam of the 50's and 60's.
- OTHER WORLDS on ABC Radio National broadcasts every Saturday
night from 11 pm to 1, all over Australia. A good deal of
the show is 'lounge'/'exotica' with a regular emphasis on
Australian material e.g. The Townaires, Sergio Paradise, Ye
Concinnous Village Gentry, John Sangster etc. (whatever we can
- The Mister Smooth Hour: Sundays at 9 p.m. Central Time on High
Plains Public Radio, KANZ-91.1 FM in Garden City, KS, KZNA-90.5 FM
in Hill City, KS and translators/repeaters in 13 towns throughout
Kansas, Oklahoma and Colorado. Mr. Smooth starts each
program with Dean Elliot's "You're The Top" and then submerges
listeners into swinging cool music with a lot of stereo
separation! Write to High Plains
Public Radio or to Program Director Byron Caloz.
- SABPM/Exotica/Spy music on "The Frankie Stein Show" on
Rhode Island's 90.3 WRIU FM (Midnight Saturday nights) as
well as lots of other types of music and fun things...
- Champagne and Dynamite -- Thursdays from 1-3 pm on WXOU 88.3
FM Auburn Hills, MI. Playing the best in exotica, hot jazz,
cool lounge every Thursday afternoon, it's your cocktail antidote
to the '90s.
- Con Brie-O! offers cheesy beats to treat your feet. The best
TV and film themes, Esquivel, Denny, Martin and a whole galaxy of
other easy beats all polished off with all the best and worst in
the world of disco. DJ Miss JT and Dr Pop ably assisted by
producer Dexter Wensleydale present four hours of cheesy mayhem
every Sunday night on Hot FM 107.4 in Norwich, UK.
- Join Peter Williams for three hours of Music! Merriment! and
Mayhem! On Morning Becomes Eccentric every Friday from 6:00 to
9:00 am on KAZU 90.3 FM in
Pacific Grove, California, covering the Monterey,
Salinas, Santa Cruz area. You'll hear classic scratchy vinyl
as well as the latest reissues. From Esquivel, Three Suns, Lenny
Dee and much more. Wake up and smell the music with Peter Williams
- Muzak For Dummies...Sit back in your lawnchair and let the
music take you on a midnight stroll down the Nile...on a bicycle
trip through the Amazon...on a magic carpet ride to Saturn...and
into futuristic nostalgia. "Muzak For..." airs on 90.9 fm WQFS in
Greensboro, North Carolina, on Tuesday evenings from 9 p.m.
till midnight. If you are not in the NC area but would like to
hear the show, free tapes are available--just email Nathan and
remember,Viva La Lawnchair!
- High Fidelity, with your host Fraulein M airs on Monday nights
from 8:00-10:00 p.m, on KCSB, UC Santa Barbara, 91.9 FM.
Don't forget to pour yourself a nice cocktail and pull down that
lever on your lazy chair and relax to soothing sounds we call
- Misanthropy 511, CJAM 91.5 fm, Windsor, Ontario, sunday
nights: midnight-2am. Hosts: e.z. listnin' & smokey treats.
from easy listening to moments of mayhem. noises from the modern
world. surrealism in living stereo.
- Bobby Tumbleweed from midnight to 3.a.m. early Tuesday
mornings blends kitsch, beat-cool, ersatz and lounge/bachelor pad
tunes throughout his show, and he intersperses it with ambient and
mood techno. Tarkus from ten p.m. and midnight Tuesdays has been
known to do the same thing, only mixes in theramin and Mellotron
and early computer generated SFX into the proceedings and not so
much ambient. KEOL-FM 91.7 semiquadrophonic on the campus of
Eastern Oregon State College, 1410 "L" Avenue, La Grande,
Oregon 97850. Studio line: (541) 962-3397.
- In the Boston Area, tune to 88.1 FM - WMBR, Cambridge
(MIT) between 4-6 p.m. Fridays and check out "Three Ring Circus."
Joan Hathaway features all genres of music with emphasis on
cocktail, lounge, spy and surf. What else would you expect from a
"Three Ring Circus?" Joan invites fellow Swingers to say zu, zu,
- "The Single Eye" with host Allan Clark, heard on CKUT Radio
McGill (University) in Montreal, Canada, Sundays from 4:00
p.m. to 5:00 p.m., showcases classic SABPM (Denny, Baxter,
Esquivel, Perrey & Kingsley, 101 Strings, etc.) to
contemporary (Stereolab, Man.. 0r Astro Man, Galaxy Trio,
Combustible Edison, etc.).
- Sit back, relax, put on the kettle and switch on to the
relaxing sounds of the lost grooves. Starting at 9pm on a Thursday
and 7pm on a Sunday, and steadily winding you up into a frenzy
over two hours on Purple-FM, 105.8 in the County Durham area,
- "Surf And Turf" 89.9 & 89.3 KGHP-FM in Gig Harbor,
Washington, Saturday night 9 PM until Midnight join Mike
"Slacker" Frankovich for a mix of bachelor pad, exotica, surf, hot
rod, and other off the wall classics from the fifties and
- At the University of Tennessee, catch Dynagroove from
7-8 PM on Thursday evenings, hosted by the Professor Mel Adams and
his compatriot, Norm Blassingame.
- In the Los Angeles area, catch the Molotov Cocktail
Hour Tuesdays from 11pm to midnight on KXLU, 88.9FM, hosted by
Cyrano and Senor Amor, and featuring SABPM and lots lots
- Also in LA, listen to easy exotica every Thursday at
midnight on KCRW
- In Newton/Boston, tune in to "Music for Better Living"
on WZBC (Boston College's station) at 90.3 FM Newton/Boston every
Wednesday night from 6 to 7pm.
- Super Thriller Radio airs Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. on
WCBR, 92.7 FM in
Chicago featuring "TONS of SABPM and lots of new bands as
- Jacob Horowitz DJs "Cracker Jack," Friday mornings from 10am
till noon on KRRC, 104.1 FM, Reed College Radio, in the
Portland, Oregon, vicinity .
- KGHP-FM 89.9 & 89.3 in Gig Harbor, WA (serving Key
Shelton, and parts of Tacoma). Saturday nights the "Surf And
Turf" program airs on KGHP. I (Slacker) play cocktail, bachelor
pad, exoctica, surf, hot rod, and other "oddities" from the
fifties and sixties. Visit KGHP's
new web site and the "Surf
And Turf" page. Write to us!
- In Austin, TX, tune in "The Lounge Show," on radio
station 91.7 KOOP, Saturday mornings from 10am-noon. Community
radio: back to back lounge with no commercials!
- Wednesdays 7:30 am to 9:00 am Lounge and cocktail goodies, new
brought to you by 3 high school kids before school each wednesday
List your radio show
- Very Vicky, the world's only Lounge Comic Book, follows
the adventures of Vicky Ocean (daughter of Danny), the world's
swankest chick, as she contends with evil Shriners, the battles
between God and the Devil, upstart Southern blueblood teens,
look-alike hillbilly cousins, Vegas crooners, and crazed babblin's
whiles still taking time to sip a proper cocktail in the
swingingest saloons she can find (and of course apply her
lipstick)! With fashion pages, lounge recommendations, Pope
comics, and exotic painted covers, VERY VICKY was featured in
Joseph Lanza's "The Cocktail." Available from Meet Danny Ocean,
P.O. Box 383286, Cambridge, MA 02238.
- Lounge Magazine. Your guide to
post-war music, culture, & thought. The cool cats at LOUNGE
have been at it for almost 2 years. Now available: Volume 3, Issue
1. Put your feet up on your ottoman and relax with lounge.
Subscriptions are available at $20 dollars a year (six issues).
Make check or money order payable to lounge magazine, 315 s.
willaman drive #1, los angeles, ca, 90048. Want to know more about
lounge magazine, add your name to our mailing list, or just talk
about that newfangled cocktail culture? Drop
us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or if you're feeling
particularly frisky call us at (310) 859-8665.
- The Continental (formerly Hmmm...) (Visit
the Web Site!) Bellingham, Washington's
Surf-Garage-Exotica-Indie Magazine focuses on surf-garage-indie
rock, while covering some lounge, exotica, and the Rat Pack.The
new issue is 48 pages, packed with tons of interviews, cocktail
recipes, concert reviews, music reviews, movie reviews, and zine
reviews. Featuring The Boss Martians, the Northwest's premier surf
n' stomp band, an interview with Girl Trouble, where we discuss
the genius of Frank Sinatra, the Bellingham Music Scene Report,
and the usual assortment of music, film, book, and zine reviews.
This issue is <$2.00>, including postage (Outside US $3.00).
You can send your cash to: Hmmm... P.O. Box 4336, Bellingham, WA
98227-4336 (If you must write a check, please make it payable to
Sean Berry). The previous issue, #6, is $2.00, outside US $3.00.
For more info, email Sean.
a print zine published in Brooklyn, NY. Covering girls, jobs,
clothes, drinks, kung fu, rock and roll, and space aliens,
Bachelor No. 1 is the ultimate resource for the young man with
cash in his pocket, time on his hands, and space on his toilet
tank. Women like it too! Write: Bachelor No. 1, Regent
Productions, c/o David Rhoden, 532 Pacific Street, #12, Brooklyn,
NY 11217. New issue expected in December. Bachelor
No. 1 also maintains a "pad" on the WWW.
- The Las Vegas Grind . . . Wholly dedicated to the
ultra-a flying saucer of
facts, information, recipes, tips, and the You-Too-Be-Cool Guide
to Swank Living
inclusive of cocktails, cigars, neckties, pick-up lines, chic
vinyl, and home furnishings. Not to mention, monthly feature on
gambling: Craps and Saps: Play Like a Pro, plus other card games
and uses for card tables. Also, what are the finest lounge films
of the 40's through 60's? You'll find out . . . The Las Vegas
Grind: Send $2 plus a .32 stamp to LV Grind, c/o Eric Goeres, 5150
Spyglass Hill Dr. #220, Las Vegas, NV 89122-2773.
- Cannot Become Obsolete - The Zine that Savors Almost
Forgotten Music. Take a peek into Vern Stoltz's exotic record
collection, as well as his mind. Issue #1 features Stoltz's take
on albums like Esquivel - Four Corners of the World, Doug Clark
and the Hot Nuts - Panty Raid, Perrey & Kingsley - The In
Sound fromWay Out, and Bonnie Pruden - Keep Fit Be Happy. Lots of
Xerox-quality album covers. Sample issue: $2; next 3 issues: $5;
trade for 7" single or zine. Contact: Cannot Become Obsolete/P.O.
Box 1232/Lorton, VA 22199-1232.
- Cool And Strange Music Magazine! - Issue #2 Is Finally
Here, and it's a whopping 44 pages, beautifully offset-printed,
with a glossy color cover, loads more photos, tons of new wild and
weird CD reviews and just a plain mess 'o fun! It all starts with
a cool cover story about the wacky and experimental side of...wait
for it...Ferrante & Teicher! Other articles include 'David
Letterman's Record Collection', a Combustible Edison interview,
Exotic music in Sweden, an interview with Tom Lehrer, and stories
on Brave Combo and Wesley Willis. You can gaze in amazement and
amusement at a beautiful 2-page spread of 'Cover Art Gone Bad',
featuring the weirdest and most ill-conceived LP cover designs
ever! Tie it all together with lots more loads o' fun stuff than
we dare mention, and you'll find a very cool Issue #2 of COOL AND
STRANGE MUSIC! MAGAZINE. It's available by mail only.
Subscriptions are just $12 a year (4 issues) for cool guys and
gals in the U.S.A., and $19 for our foreign buddies! Single copies
of NEW Issues are only $3.95 in the USA and Canada, $5 for
overseas. Cool And Strange Music! Magazine/PO Box 8501/Everett, WA
- DON'T BRUISE THE GIN - your when-we-get-around-to- it
guide to what's hot in lounge culture! Featured this month an
interview with Janet Grey who put together the Rhino Cocktail Mix
series, an article on getting you started on learning the
difference between a good and bad cigar, a nifty story about the
Three Suns and a recent finds column. All that and much more for
$1.00 and a 32 cents stamp. Plus each issue comes with a token of
thanks - order now to get your ultra cool surprise! DON'T BRUISE
THE GIN, (New Address!) c/o Marc A / 2210 Parklake Drive NE
#100 / Atlanta, GA 30345 - 2811
- Tiki News - Tiki News has moved and grown. Issue number
8 is out now (October 1996) and it is 32 pages of Tikimania -
that's 4 pages less than #7 but twice the thickness of previous
issues. All following issues will be this size! Due to our move to
San Francisco, issue 8 is the "Travel Issue." In addition to part
2 of Wyndham's exclusive Bobby Troup interview, it features
stories from around the country - San Diego, Reno, Boston - and
artists Dawn Frasier of Seattle and David Purcell of San Francisco
along with the regular columns. Future issues will feature a
Pacific Northwest report, comic artists Mary Fleener of San Diego
and Brian Marsland of Phoenix, Chicago report, cocktail recipes by
Brother Cleve of Combustible Edison, and more.
$10/year; current issue $2.00. Write to Otto for details.
List your zine
Though they're getting much harder to find - and more expensive -
original vinyl LPs are still circulating. With hard work, treasures
still lurk in the thrift shops, but that's becoming more and more
unlikely. And record stores are finally wise to the value of these
pieces. You'll likely have to shell out real dollars at real record
(Also be sure to check out Lazlo
Nibble's guide to record shops in the LA and San Diego
When you call or visit, please tell these folks where you read
- New York City, the overpriced capital of the
- Holy Cow Records, Ninth Street and 7th
Avenue, Brooklyn, (718) 788-3631. Steve loves
- Gimmee Gimmee Records, 325 East 5th Street, New York, New
York (212) 475-2955. Odd hours, call first.
- Footlights Records, 113 East 12th Street (between 3rd and
4th Avenues), New York, New York 10003 (212) 533-1572. Nice
- The Golden Disc, 239 Bleeker St, just off 6th Avenue, New
York NY, (212) 255-7899. Small but choice selection. Way way
way too expensive!
- Second Hand Rose, corner of 14th Street and 6th Avenue, New
York NY, (212) 675-3735. Big section, but well picked
- Record and CD Collectors' Expo, one day per month at The
Inn, 440 West 57th St., between 9th and 10th Ave's. Schedule
and info: (201) 773-6067, or email Fred. The show appears in
New Jersey and other areas as well.
- St. Louis:
- Vintage Vinyl, 6610 Delmar, St. Louis , MO 63130 (314)
- Got It! Records, 8980 Watson Road, St. Louis, MO 63119
- Record Finders, 5639 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles,
California 90038 (213) 931-2757.
- Lou's Records, 434 N. Highway 101, Encinitas, CA
92024 (619) 753-1382
- Rock & Roll Heaven, 1814 N.Orange Ave.,
Orlando,Fl 32804 (407)896-1952, fax: (407)896-2130 (mail
order, too). DJWallyW@aol.com or email@example.com
- Washington, DC
- Flying Saucer Discs, 2318 18th Street, NW 20009 (202)
- Hitsville Record Mart, 217 King St, Alexandria, VA
22314 (703) 683 4583 email: firstname.lastname@example.org -- "a
sparkling, refreshing selection of lounge, exotica, coctail
& celeb recordings, many on exclusive black vinyl..."
- New Orleans:
- Ron's Records ("Tell Me I Sent You") in New Orleans,
- Goldmine Records, 900 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey LA 70056,
(504)368-2233 and 1-800-499-OLDY.
- Toronto and vicinity:
- Just for the Record, 372 Yonge St. Toronto, Ont. M5B 1S6
CANADA (416) 593-5000. Ask if there's anything behind the
- The Incredible Record & Book Store, 778 Yonge St.
Toronto, Ont. M4Y 2C1 CANADA (416) 924-8881.
- Brian's Record Option, 380 Princess St.
Kingston, Ont. K7L 1B9 CANADA (613)
- Boston/Cambridge wins a SABPM Gold Star for
Prime Record-hunting on the East coast. While NY City outdoes it
in sheer volume of vinyl, Boston offers good variety, good
selection, and -- best of all -- good prices.
- Looney Tunes, 1106 Boylston St. & 1000 Mass. Ave.,
Boston. Webmaster's Personal Favorite award.
- Pipeline, 1100 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
- Stereo Jacks, 1686 Mass Ave., Cambridge. Talk up the
clerks, they love this stuff!
- Cheapo Records, 645 Mass Ave., Cambridge.
- In Your Ear, 957 Comm. Ave., Boston & Mt. Auburn off
Harvard Square, Cambridge.
- Mystery Train, two locations: 306 Newbury Street (ask for
clerk Seven Zark-Seven), Boston, & Mass. Ave. just off
Harvard Square, Cambridge
- Elsewhere in the world:
- A note from Adrian A. Cortez: If anybody makes a stop in
Hong Kong, the MTR, a shuttle system that everybody must
use, stops at Sham Shui Po Station. Once there, exit at Aplui
Street and feast on the used record bins full of Asian lounge
music. 50 cents a record, no collector hassle, and every record
is scratchless. Also on the street, old tube amplifiers for
that old stereo sound, at a fourth of the prices US collectors
pay.....still not cheap.
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"Space Age Bachelor Pad Music on the World Wide Web" is compiled and
maintained by Joseph Holmes/The StreetNine Group. Copyright ©
1995, 1996 Joseph O. Holmes.