Old record shops in town

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    deanocity3 New Member

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    I was talking about some old record shops in town with some mates,what was the name of the record shop next door to where waterstones in the middle of the precinct is.It had two floors and was on the top level of lower precinct nr the round cafe
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    Was that Spin-A-Disc? The only one I remember in the Lower Precinct.
     
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    could be, not sure,I used have a site on old cov with loads of old pics on,had a record shop page,I still have old pics of record shops but not this one,I think it was called something else.
     
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    Revolver records. Loved that place.
     
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    Spin-a-disc was great. I liked the one in Far Gosford Street too.
     
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    Far Gosford Street - 'Hits, Misses and Vintage records' or' Hits and Misses' as it was known as.
     
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    revolver it is thanks dave
     
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    cov record shops.jpg jill hanson 2.jpg Virgin records Cov 001.jpg jill hanson 1.jpg here are some others jill hanson 3.jpg
     
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    My brother's shop! We ran it together for years!
     
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    i went in there 3 times a week around 1978-82
     
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    what you dared to come to Coventry with money in your pocket, not like you
     
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    Not too long ago, about 10 years, there was a cool record shop in Cathedral Lanes called Ray Gun Records. Didn't last too long though!
     
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    just to be uncool Jill hansons
     
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    I remember Jill Hanson's
     
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    andys records? think it used to be in lower precinct.
    mvc where tesco now is
     
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    Theres a HUGE thread on this subject already at the Historic Coventry forum Deano and I'm sure anything you have to add - especially your pictures of Jill Hanson's - would be greatly appreciated there.

    Record shops in the city
     
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    Fennells was in Lower Precinct in 1960s. & there for a long time too.
     
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    Loads of pictures of Jill Hansons but anyone remember Fennells who were in the Lower Precinct. Before that they were in Spon Street for many years. We used to live at the back of the shop as kids and my Mum worked at Fennells for many years, right up
    to when the Lower Precinct shop closed down - went out of business, couldn't compete with the big boys.
     
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    Sorry, only just noticed TheSnoz's post about Fennells, already.
     
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    No mention of Bangin Tunes?
     
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    We're you there in 88/89? If so, thanks for selling me a mint/unplayed copy of the Beatles Hey Jude export LP - Dark Apple label CPCS 106 for £3.95. It was worth £600 in rare records price guide approx 2007. I still haven't played it.
     
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    That's where I bought Fear of Music. Played it the other day, still got the Hits and Misses price label on the sleeve.
     
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    Hits & Misses bag.jpg Inside Hits & Misses 2.jpg Inside Hits & Misses 3.jpg Me & Phil in Hits & Misses.jpg Me in Hits & Misses 2.jpg

    A later carrier bag (originals were yellow with red lettering). Plus a few old scanned pics from inside Hits & Misses.
     
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    I might only be 35, but I remember most of these places - Hits and Misses on Gosford Street is probably the one I've heard most about, from my step-dad who Houchen's Head might know. Heard of Paul Smart, pal?

    Some of you over the age of 50 probably know him, too.
     
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    I don't remember clothes being sold, when are those pics from? Dread to the how much money I spent in there. Shame you don't get shops like that any more. My Saturday routine would be bus into town and a trip round all the record stores, lunch from Fishy Moores then up to Hits n Misses.
     
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    For many years we sold clothes upstairs in The Magic Mushroom, owned by us but ran as a separate business. Around 1990ish, we turned upstairs into living accommodation and brought Magic Mushroom down to be integrated with Hits & Misses. A lot of people used to wonder why it was painted out in red and yellow stripes. Well, the reason was that my brother had a villa in Spain and loved the Spanish people. Hence the colours!
     
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    Sorry mechaishida. The name doesn't ring any bells. Our kid might know the name though.
     
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    Used to call himself 'Harry' for some reason, and he still maintains he's Irish even though he's about as Irish as Tony Cascarino.
     
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    When I saw this thread i thought " I bet Bang In Tunes don't get a mention" so good on you! The Acid House, Rave, Dance scene was my absolute passion but It was so hard to get the latest vinyl, even the Indy / alternative record shops didn't stock it (when they did it was months out of date).

    So when B.I.T opened (I know it was mostly a platform to sell tickets) but for me, It was amazing to be able to go in a shop, listen to the latest tracks, order records and talk to other people who loved the same music as me.
     
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    I was just too young for the rave scene in terms of actually going but my brother and all his mates were well into it so grew up listening to mix tapes and collecting flyers from Bang In Tunes and Kong and the like and watching the Hitman and Her at the Eclipse and the "Book of Love" on video. Then progressed onto a few outdoor random gwt togethers and going to the likes of Passion etc.

    The Empire's having an Eclipse reunion night in December which a few of my lot are going to and loads went to the night over in Brum the other month. Reckon it would take me about a week to recover from a night like that nowadays. ;)
     

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