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Old Mar-22-2009, 8:22 AM
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Icon33 NY NJ Question ?

Here is a question for all of you who are familiar with the NYC and New Jersey area. I am travelling in for Glenn's gig this coming weekend, and I wanted to know if there are any cool record/cd shops that are worth seeking out and paying a visit ? I know in this day an age record stores are a dying breed, but I thought I would ask. I am going to be in New Jersey and in the city as well.

Any suggestions would be welcome. I am always looking for cool stores that carry imports, rock and metal.

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Pat
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Old Mar-22-2009, 11:22 AM
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every time that i go to NY (including next weekend), i go to Bleaker Street Records. it's on Bleaker St. i take the "N" or the "R" to 8th st. , cut through Washington square park and i usually find Bleaker st. w/out much hassle. i think you go down Sutherland st (?) and that crosses Bleaker St., go right on Bleaker and it's not too far down on the right. They have a sign hanging on the front of the store. They also have a sister store a few blocks away from that. they can give you directions. i've been there too, but don't exactly remember how to get there. the 2nd store carries a little heavier music if i remember correctly, but definently check out the Bleaker st. location if you get down into the village area. then, there's always the Virgin super store @ time square. i'm sure that i'm going to Bleaker st. if you wanna hook up, message me and i'll give you my #. i'll be in town Fri.-Sun. (leaving Mon. morning)
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Old Mar-22-2009, 12:07 PM
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purple, I love you.

But the street is spelled Bleecker Street.
(I grew up in the West Village on Downing Street,
located between Varick and Bleecker.......and Carmine
and West Houston. So I kinda' know the area.)

Poor "Pat the tourist" would go slightly crazy trying to do a Map Quest.
(smithy55 ~ If you print up a Glenn Hughes discography, and carry it with you at all times,
you'll at least know what you're looking for. Uhhh....it's a long list!)
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Real record stores in Jersey? You betcha'

Zig Zag Records ~ (Make sure that you tell Phil di Benedetto that you're a GHCP!)
East Pointe Plaza
State Highway Route 36
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey 07716
1-732-708-1666
fax: 1-732-708-1820

Vintage Vinyl ~
51 Lafayette Road (parallel to Route 1 North)
Fords, New Jersey 08863
1-732-225-7717
fax: 1-732-225-6948

Sound Exchange ~
1482 Route 23 North (2 miles north of the Willowbrook Mall)
Wayne, New Jersey 07470
1-973-694-6049
fax:1-973-696-1358

PS..........I THINK.....that the Times Square Virgin Megastore has closed


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Th-th-th-that's all folks!

Yes indeed, the Virgin store in Times Square is indeed out of business; I saw an ad in the Voice for the closing liquidation and did pay a visit; think of a turkey 3 days after Thanksgiving and you get an idea of what the inventory was like..I walked out empty handed.

I will have to take a trip down to Bleeker Street Records and a journey to Zig Zag Records will have to be put in the cards too. The only places on Long Island that I know of are the two Mister Cheapo stores; one in Commack and the original store in Mineola.

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Thanks for all the suggestions. I think I will check out the stores Grace has suggested in NJ. I was in NYC for Glenn's 2007 BB King's gig and I hit some stores in the village, and I wasn't too impressed. Lots of vinyl, but not much of what I was hoping to find.

Thanks again and I am sure the show will be amazing....

I hope Glenn will do a meet and greet afterward.

Pat
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Bill,
What's the deal w/ the zig zag music store ? i don't think that i know that one. where is it ?
peas,
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