2 days ago
Yesterday, i went back in time and had the sort of record shopping experience i might have had in the early to mid-90s. let me explain. back in the 90s, when i was a teenager, one of my local record shops was bpm in derby, which predominantly focused on dance music, with a smattering of indie, rock etc. bpm closed in the very early noughties (i think) as many djs started to move away from vinyl (fools!). bpm reopened in 2010 with the same classic logo, in a new location in the same city, run by the same guy who first opened the original shop back in 1987. this time, the emphasis is on second-hand and collectable vinyl across all genres and so yesterday afternoon, while returning to derby to visit family, i found myself back in bpm for the first time since about 2001, where i picked up these five 12" singles (a standard format for indie singles in the uk in the early 90s, by the way) for a tenner - a price you'd pay for just one 12" single these days. oh, and just to complete the whole time travel experience, the shop doesn't accept cards either - strictly cash only. anyway, i thought i'd share my purchases with you fine people over the next few posts.