Monday, August 03, 2009
GREAT record stores are not dead in NYC. They've just moved to Greenpoint.
Saturday night, after checking out the Rubber Sheets group show at C.R.E.A.M. on Franklin I had some time to kill so I walked around the neighborhood. I came across one of the best record shops in NYC, Permanent Records. Trust me. I've been in a lot of great records stores in my life, so my snap judgements on said topic are almost always right. I knew I was in good hands when I came across not one, but three Fleshtones albums. That was followed by the second Graeme Edge Band album , Foghat's Stone Blue, and the Time Zone 12". Then I went on to the used CD bins to find Napalm Death's Smear Campaign, and Keola Beamer's album of Hawaiian Slack Key guitar songs about snow.
As a bonus the people that worked there were totally nice. No attitude, plenty of knowledge, and good prices. And obviously, mad taste. My wallet already hates them.