Monday, 5 September 2016
Secondhand Record Shops #23 : Falmouth
About five or six (great band) years ago I had crossed the border in to Cornwall to go discovering the town of Liskeard. There I saw a shop with the sign "The Only Second Hand Record Shop In Cornwall", so since then my trips to the deep south have been limiting - what's the point?
The sign proved to be a lie, as I was in Falmouth the other day and discovered "Sounds OK", a secondhand record shop that has been operating for 20 or so years.
A small two roomed affair focussing mainly on 60's / 70's / 80's rock and pop but with a healthy and diverse Punk section. I managed to pick up a mint copy of "E(gg)clectic 1" the Fried Egg Records compilation from 1980 for £15. Most LP's seemed to run between £10 + £15. A small selection of Punk singles - The Clash, Madness, Lene Lovich - standard fayre.
The shop is on Arwenack Street, virtually opposite the Maritime Museum and well worth a visit if driving through these parts.
Now I have to rediscover Bodmin, Truro and Penzance … see if there are any shops there (Can any one help)?