Tuesday, 7 April 2015
Secondhand Record Shops #22 : Islington (London).
Back in the day (the day being late 1970's - early 1980's) the place to do secondhand vinyl shopping was Islington, unfortunately Islington has died a bit over the years making it an area of London I just didn't go to whilst visiting. All that has changed now since discovering Flashback.
Two floors crammed full of vinyl. Rock upstairs decent stuff in the basement. Decently priced albums in the new wave / industrial and experimental sections - excellent choices too, some stuff I hadn't seen in years. I managed to pick up the Masstishaddhu LP on United Dairies for £19. Mint condition too. Some of the 7" section was over priced - but that's London shopping I guess, but again the selection was a joy to browse through.
Situated on Essex Road. If using the underground, get off at The Angel and head towards Highbury - at the fork in the road just bear right and keep on walking. The shop is flanked by pubs and greasy spoons too. This shop is now on my list of shops to visit whilst in London.