The record store in Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange”

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post here when you notice interesting album covers, music mags, posters, or other good stuff

a good starting point: http://www.johncoulthart.com/feuilleton/2006/04/13/alex-in-the-chelsea-drug-store/

budo jeru, Thursday, 24 January 2019 02:50 (four years ago) link

In the record rack numbered 1-5 I spotted New York Rock Ensemble’s “Roll Over” and Iron Butterfly “Metamorphosis.”

composed of atoms just as all posters have been (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 24 January 2019 12:16 (four years ago) link

Obviously After the Goldrush between Magical Mystery Tour and Atom Heart Mother

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Thursday, 24 January 2019 12:27 (four years ago) link

Don't really see the point of this thread when every single item visible in the store has been accurately identified on the webpage you posted.

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Thursday, 24 January 2019 13:13 (four years ago) link

I had fun in discovering this.

meisenfek, Thursday, 24 January 2019 13:37 (four years ago) link

What other films have scenes in record stores? (High fidelity doesn’t count)

calstars, Thursday, 24 January 2019 13:42 (four years ago) link

Cactus Flower (1969) with Goldie Hawn and Walther Matthau has a good one

Josefa, Thursday, 24 January 2019 14:06 (four years ago) link

Scroll down to get a couple of glimpses of Ingrid Bergman visiting record clerk Goldie Hawn:

http://onthesetofnewyork.com/cactusflower.html

Btw, the "Slipped Disc" discotheque you can also see there was a real-life discotheque called Trude Heller's.

Josefa, Thursday, 24 January 2019 14:15 (four years ago) link

Don't really see the point of this thread when every single item visible in the store has been accurately identified on the webpage you posted.

― the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Thursday, January 24, 2019 7:13 AM (fifty-four minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i mean, that webpage explicitly says:

When Alex wanders in he passes a large rack of albums, some of which elude my occasionally sketchy knowledge of 70s’ rock.

so in one picture e.g. there are maybe 12 or 13 visible covers and only five are identified.

budo jeru, Thursday, 24 January 2019 14:18 (four years ago) link

lol I didn't even see/read the comments, so my "discoveries" were likely already discovered. I love things like this, we should just scatter/pose a bunch of our albums and photograph them. New ilm game thread.

composed of atoms just as all posters have been (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 24 January 2019 14:37 (four years ago) link

Love that scene from Clockwork. Parts from the script:

INT. MUSIC BOOTICK ó DAY

Alex enters. Two pretty micro-boppers, Marty and Sonietta, sucking phallic ice sticks.

....

ALEX
Pardon me, ladies

He steps in between them and goes through the motions, looking through.

ALEX
Enjoying it then, my darling?... A bit cold and pointless isn't it, my lovely... What's happened to yours, my little sister?

Marty giggles.

MARTY
Who you getten bratty, Goggly Gogol? Johnny Zhivago? The Heaven Seventeen?

ALEX
What you got back home, little sister, to play your fuzzy warbles on? I bet you got little save pitiful portable picnic players.
Come with Uncle and hear all proper. Hear angel trumpets and devil trombones. You are invited.

nicky lo-fi, Thursday, 24 January 2019 17:33 (four years ago) link

What other films have scenes in record stores? (High fidelity doesn’t count)

Hannah and Her Sisters

Οὖτις, Thursday, 24 January 2019 17:41 (four years ago) link

And what’s in that one

calstars, Thursday, 24 January 2019 17:50 (four years ago) link

XXP - Made me wonder how many 80s/90s post punk/electronic bands were called Johhny Zhivago who never made it, Discogs says 5 at least.

MaresNest, Thursday, 24 January 2019 17:59 (four years ago) link

oh wait I guess that's Randy Weston, not Wilson

Οὖτις, Thursday, 24 January 2019 18:03 (four years ago) link

talented mr ripley (i think a lot of the records you see are anachronistic)
https://66.media.tumblr.com/fc47dceb038a6cffc72e3043c0e7004a/tumblr_mzvicnftf51rcnnxco1_1280.jpg

tylerw, Thursday, 24 January 2019 18:04 (four years ago) link

My favorite part of that Hannah scene is this old guy in the background of another shot inspecting a copy of Performance: Rockin' The Fillmore.

Infidels, Like Dylan In The Eighties (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 24 January 2019 18:08 (four years ago) link

What other films have scenes in record stores? (High fidelity doesn’t count)

Godard, "Vivre sa Vie"

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1Pvt-lxYI-o/TuYl3i5oUVI/AAAAAAAAAmk/lqf3ZFxbDJY/s1600/karina-recordstore.png

Couple of Fassbinder films:

1. "Why Does Herr R. Run Amok" - funny scene where the titular character goes to a record shop to buy a single he'd heard on the radio for his wife, but he doesn't know the title or the artist, so he has to try to first describe the song and then sing it to the two giggly (female) shop assistants.

2. "The Third Generation" - one of the main characters works in a futuristic record shop, which looks amazing.

Wee boats wobble but they don't fall down (Tom D.), Thursday, 24 January 2019 18:23 (four years ago) link

Pretty In Pink: Molly works at Wax Trax!

http://popshifter.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/pretty-pink-record-store.jpg

Infidels, Like Dylan In The Eighties (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 24 January 2019 18:26 (four years ago) link

ooh cool. look, there's a Kendra Smith record!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-D1t9z-z591U/TcFRLchlIzI/AAAAAAAAA_w/vrYNcs9tZw8/s1600/vlcsnap-2011-04-23-02h35m35s96.png

sleeve, Thursday, 24 January 2019 18:30 (four years ago) link

and The Residents

sleeve, Thursday, 24 January 2019 18:30 (four years ago) link

I think I spotted a UB40 record and a Wah record.

Wee boats wobble but they don't fall down (Tom D.), Thursday, 24 January 2019 18:32 (four years ago) link

lol I don't recognize a single thing in that store

was surprised at how bad + boring that movie is when I watched it last year tbh

Οὖτις, Thursday, 24 January 2019 21:45 (four years ago) link

Also spotted in that Hannah scene: big promo for Barry Gibb's solo record. That and the poster for D'Jran D'Jran's Arena would put filming in late '84.

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 24 January 2019 21:46 (four years ago) link

lol @ this one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk9l2kjjFw8

Οὖτις, Thursday, 24 January 2019 22:07 (four years ago) link

Fast Times: Damone using the life-size Debbie Harry cutout from a Blondie display at the mall record store to explain his 'Five-Point Plan' to Ratner.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZSPYdJxCVc

Big Streisand display in background.

Infidels, Like Dylan In The Eighties (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 24 January 2019 22:59 (four years ago) link

Nice one

calstars, Thursday, 24 January 2019 23:29 (four years ago) link

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk9I3j6LKDY

omar little, Thursday, 24 January 2019 23:35 (four years ago) link

https://i.redd.it/j2zqwi7se1w01.png

omar little, Thursday, 24 January 2019 23:36 (four years ago) link

my god, even their record sleeves were drab and colorless

Οὖτις, Thursday, 24 January 2019 23:59 (four years ago) link

Can't images or a clip, but there's that bit in The Man Who Fell To Earth where Rip Torn walks past a display of Bowie albums in a record store.

Infidels, Like Dylan In The Eighties (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 25 January 2019 00:22 (four years ago) link

Love on the Run

https://pic.pimg.tw/giselemine/1387850637-3249304288_n.jpg

by the light of the burning Citroën, Friday, 25 January 2019 02:18 (four years ago) link

Cactus Flower (1969) with Goldie Hawn and Walther Matthau has a good one

http://onthesetofnewyork.com/locations/cactusflower/cactusflower24.jpg

at the top there's the roberto gerhard/maxwell davies, messiaen & xenakis releases from this series

no lime tangier, Friday, 25 January 2019 03:01 (four years ago) link

Hm! Was wondering what those were.

More Goldie:

https://i0.wp.com/clothesonfilm.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Cactus-Flower_Ingrid-Bergman-Goldie-Hawn-yellow_cap.jpg

Josefa, Friday, 25 January 2019 03:49 (four years ago) link

And:

https://lecinemadreams.blogspot.com/2012/11/cactus-flower-1969.html

Josefa, Friday, 25 January 2019 03:51 (four years ago) link

Sorry - you gotta scroll down again:

https://lecinemadreams.blogspot.com/2012/11/cactus-flower-1969.html

Josefa, Friday, 25 January 2019 03:53 (four years ago) link

love those stills, thanks J

budo jeru, Friday, 25 January 2019 03:54 (four years ago) link

Pretty off-topic, but I’m watching Sixteen Candles — a cassette of Talking Heads’ Fear of Music is seen (but not heard) playing in the party scene.

i stan corrected (morrisp), Sunday, 27 January 2019 06:56 (four years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BjfJlCDisY

MaresNest, Sunday, 27 January 2019 10:07 (four years ago) link

Before Sunrise had a record store in Vienna called Alt & Neu:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_1oeI_YTvkMU/SG4NVy6APhI/AAAAAAAAHsw/ICNhKn3VxJg/s1600-h/Before_sunrise_music_shop.jpg

enochroot, Sunday, 27 January 2019 17:41 (four years ago) link

It's a real record shop as well.

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Sunday, 27 January 2019 19:42 (four years ago) link

Beaver joins a record club...

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4wm9c3

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 27 January 2019 21:45 (four years ago) link

I Want Someone To Eat Cheese With had a scene shot in Atomic Records IIRC

alas i have no screencaps

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 28 January 2019 06:30 (four years ago) link

Johnny Cash

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 18:36 (one year ago) link

The one right before the spherical bookend is Escape by Journey.

peace, man, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 18:37 (one year ago) link

Ha! That Johnny Cash is his "Artist's Choice" mix from Starbucks!

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 18:40 (one year ago) link

Good catch!

peace, man, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 19:00 (one year ago) link

I see Aerosmith - Get a Grip in the bottom image

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 19:05 (one year ago) link

The Afters - Beautiful Love

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 19:07 (one year ago) link

The Origin - Bend

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 19:08 (one year ago) link

The Billie Holiday Collection Vol 3

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 19:09 (one year ago) link

Is the one on the far right top pic Escape by Journey?

Dan Worsley, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 19:11 (one year ago) link

Immediately to left of ball that is.

Dan Worsley, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 19:12 (one year ago) link

lol @ "You'll Never Get To Heaven", that is some deep easter egg shit

sleeve, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 19:36 (one year ago) link

In He's All That – the recent (and not recommended) "gender switch" remake of She's All That – the "outcast" dude who gets a makeover is said to be into "punk music" (or something). In his first scene, he's wearing a NY Dolls T-shirt... later you see him in a Stooges "The Weirdness" tee... and finally he shows up in a GG Allin tee. It's like – OK, we get it.

tumblin’ dice outro (morrisp), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 20:05 (one year ago) link

I see Aerosmith - Get a Grip in the bottom image

― The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Wednesday, September 8, 2021 3:05 PM (three hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

I knew that one looked familiar!

peace, man, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 23:09 (one year ago) link

Franky Perez - Poor Man's Son next to the Billie Holiday.

peace, man, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 23:19 (one year ago) link

the blues magoos' psychedelic lollipop at the front of the pile of lps sitting on the floor

no lime tangier, Thursday, 9 September 2021 00:21 (one year ago) link

Cool!

peace, man, Thursday, 9 September 2021 12:18 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

I once watched a Law & Order rerun (circa S4) in which a young suspect had Bullet LaVolta, Unsane, and Mission of Burma posters hanging on his apartment wall.

juristic person (morrisp), Friday, 15 October 2021 03:57 (one year ago) link

The June of '44 poster in A Scanner Darkly always freaks me out a bit.

Maresn3st, Friday, 15 October 2021 09:46 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Never noticed until now that Ferris Bueller has a poster in his bedroom of Simple Minds “Don’t You (Forget About Me).” That’s so meta.

best BASSMAN sticker on Etsy (morrisp), Saturday, 1 January 2022 07:11 (one year ago) link

nine months pass...

I’m watching American Gigolo, it’s pretty boring so far… but at the end of a scene where Richard Gere gets dressed while singing along to The Miracles’ “The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage,” he turns off the stereo and there’s a nice shot of a Grace Jones album and some other records I can’t identify:

https://i.imgur.com/L43gdHw_d.webp?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium

Reese's Pisces Iscariot (morrisp), Saturday, 15 October 2022 05:58 (three months ago) link

(I see now this movie was also mentioned upthread, and also called out as boring, but not this particular scene)

Reese's Pisces Iscariot (morrisp), Saturday, 15 October 2022 06:08 (three months ago) link

Well I'm guessing the yellow rectangle is a Deutsche Grammophon release but the others are a mystery

assert (matttkkkk), Saturday, 15 October 2022 06:09 (three months ago) link

“Black and Blue” by The Rolling Stones is poking out at the bottom right there.

Tim, Saturday, 15 October 2022 06:17 (three months ago) link

Watching Everybody Wants Some!!, another boring movie… there’s a scene where one guy goes through another guy’s album collection, and walks off with Neil Young’s Decade.

Reese's Pisces Iscariot (morrisp), Monday, 17 October 2022 05:48 (three months ago) link

IIRC, you also see Carly Simon's first Greatest Hits album and Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! among his albums in that film.

an icon of a worried-looking, long-haired, bespectacled man (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 17 October 2022 05:53 (three months ago) link

Yeah I noticed the Devo album for sure.

Reese's Pisces Iscariot (morrisp), Monday, 17 October 2022 06:18 (three months ago) link

four weeks pass...

Knocked Up has a record store scene:

https://www.seeing-stars.com/Locations/KnockedUp/RecordStore2.jpg

Rogan & Rudd have a brief conversation with four or five LP covers clearly visible in the rack facing the camera (but they’re not interesting enough to list).

Reese's Pisces Iscariot (morrisp), Monday, 14 November 2022 06:16 (two months ago) link

Tommy, Who Are You, and The Kids Are Alright

Hideous Lump, Monday, 14 November 2022 14:27 (two months ago) link

The Tubes' self-titled in the middle row, fourth from right.

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 15 November 2022 07:08 (two months ago) link

Bob Marley's Kaya next to Tommy

an icon of a worried-looking, long-haired, bespectacled man (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 15 November 2022 12:39 (two months ago) link

Rattle & Hum next to the end of the top row (four down from Tommy)

an icon of a worried-looking, long-haired, bespectacled man (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 15 November 2022 12:47 (two months ago) link

Bottom right under Who Are You: Allman Brothers, Brothers and Sisters

Hideous Lump, Tuesday, 15 November 2022 14:38 (two months ago) link

Top row, 3rd from left: Countdown to Ecstasy?

Hideous Lump, Tuesday, 15 November 2022 14:45 (two months ago) link

Bob Marley and the Wailers Live to the right of Tommy

Tim, Tuesday, 15 November 2022 14:59 (two months ago) link

I think one down from Kaya is "Every Picture Tells A Story" by Rod Stewart

Tim, Tuesday, 15 November 2022 15:07 (two months ago) link

Extreme lower left of the photo, the small bit of shelving nearest the camera, middle shelf: Nick Drake, Pink Moon

Hideous Lump, Tuesday, 15 November 2022 16:39 (two months ago) link

thread of interest

Twitter's dying, it's time for some real content.

So I came in to to living room to find Dad watching Only Fools and Horses with the sound off and pausing it at random frames.

"I was trying to work out what records he's selling in his stall."

So we worked them out together pic.twitter.com/H7TI7UYQqE

— get ahead - Kathy Griffin (@fireh9lly) November 18, 2022

link.exposing.politically (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 18 November 2022 10:36 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Watching Less Than Zero (a clumsy, artless movie)… there’s a scene where Robert Downey Jr. breaks into his dad’s house, picks up a CD copy of Robert Palmer’s Riptide, and is about to put it on the stereo… but his dad walks in, and apparently isn’t a fan:

https://i.imgur.com/a8faQPa_d.webp?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium

(maybe he was waiting for Heavy Nova to come out)

Wet Legume (morrisp), Saturday, 3 December 2022 06:37 (two months ago) link

Btw – the (Rick Rubin–supervised) music in this movie is bewilderingly uncool... it's mostly classic rock and trashy stuff like Poison covering "Rock and Roll All Nite." There's almost no hip, youth-oriented music of the day (even the big Bangles song is, of course, a throwback).

Wet Legume (morrisp), Saturday, 3 December 2022 21:56 (two months ago) link

Then again, maybe it's true to the milieu / characters, and their expected taste profile (I did also once pull up next to Rubin driving a convertible in or near Beverly Hills, true to the film).

Wet Legume (morrisp), Saturday, 3 December 2022 21:58 (two months ago) link

Have you read the book? The characters are a bit hipper and there's a set piece at an X concert at the Whisky.

an icon of a worried-looking, long-haired, bespectacled man (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 3 December 2022 22:11 (two months ago) link

I haven't... I did read the plot on Wikipedia (and – eek)!

One other thing about the music in the movie is that some of the cues are super corny, and meant to "complement" the action... like Hendrix's "Fire" is playing in a club as Downey lights a crack pipe (geddit?), etc.

Wet Legume (morrisp), Saturday, 3 December 2022 22:21 (two months ago) link

(Downey’s performance is good, btw)

Wet Legume (morrisp), Saturday, 3 December 2022 22:28 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Diana Rigg, 1973

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EVWRzZsWAAAMKJZ.jpg

fetter, Tuesday, 24 January 2023 11:49 (one week ago) link

Aw. I was listening to that Jobim just the other day.

assert (matttkkkk), Tuesday, 24 January 2023 12:52 (one week ago) link

top left lp is josh white i would say

no lime tangier, Tuesday, 24 January 2023 18:36 (one week ago) link

That Diana Rigg picture is too good to miss.

https://www.lifo.gr/sites/default/files/styles/lifo_lightbox_open/public/articles/2020-11-06/diana-rigg0_1.jpg


A few years ago I had discovered two photographs of Diana Rigg on the net, one black and white and one in colour, both from 1968, or a little later, that made me miss them.

They were taken at her home, presumably, and showed her standing (one) and sitting (the other) in front of her stereo. You could see her machinery, her books in the background, and even some of her records. Some of them were easily and clearly distinguishable:

1. Antonio Carlos Jobim's album "The Composer of Desafinado, Plays", probably the British edition on Verve, from 1965.

2. Otis Redding's album "The Immortal" on Atlantic in 1968, and...

3. Mikis Theodorakis and Odysseus Elytis' "Axion Esti", which was then only released in Greece, in 1964!


from www.lifo.gr

https://www.lifo.gr/sites/default/files/styles/lifo_lightbox_open/public/articles/2020-11-06/a_lifo_diana_rigg_1.jpg

meisenfek, Tuesday, 24 January 2023 18:46 (one week ago) link

https://www.discogs.com/release/12057569-Mikis-Theodorakis-Odysseas-Elytis-Axion-Esti-

i guess that obvious one can't not be this but the cover is very different

koogs, Tuesday, 24 January 2023 19:43 (one week ago) link

although discogs says Sweden

koogs, Tuesday, 24 January 2023 19:44 (one week ago) link

seems like it must be this version

waste of compute (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 24 January 2023 19:50 (one week ago) link


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