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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two years ago) link

I had fun in discovering this.

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

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

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

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

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

And what’s in that one

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

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

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

and The Residents

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

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

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

Nice one

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

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

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

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

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

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

my god, even their record sleeves were drab and colorless

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

And:

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

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

love those stills, thanks J

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

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

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

It's a real record shop as well.

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

Beaver joins a record club...

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

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

...also the text on the vu & nico cover would suggest it's a late seventies or eighties reissue

no lime tangier, Tuesday, 17 December 2019 01:49 (one year ago) link

(xp) Mullets were not a thing in 1968.

Soup on my lanyard (Tom D.), Tuesday, 17 December 2019 07:40 (one year ago) link

Somebody had one, I'll betcha

Mark G, Tuesday, 17 December 2019 11:55 (one year ago) link

Bill Murray.

Soup on my lanyard (Tom D.), Tuesday, 17 December 2019 11:59 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

I had forgotten there's a good one in Peggy Sue Got Married but I can't find a screenshot.

Nicolas Cage sells a skeptical client on some Dvorak

Οὖτις, Friday, 21 February 2020 23:02 (one year ago) link

also this scene in Juice, where they steal some records
https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FAR0frIn-uPs%2Fmaxresdefault.jpg&f=1&nofb=1

Οὖτις, Friday, 21 February 2020 23:05 (one year ago) link

That "Peggy Sue" scene is a great one.

Ticket Tout (morrisp), Friday, 21 February 2020 23:10 (one year ago) link

I wouldn't really recommend watching PENNY SERENADE (1941) but the record store scene is kind of amazing: was that what record shops were like in 1941? Runs from about 3.30 here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XiNtZJItjE

Tim, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 13:16 (one year ago) link

Artie Fufkin, Polymer Records, with Spinal Tap

https://bestclassicbands.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Spinal-Tap-Artie-Fufkin.jpg

Load up your rubber wallets (Tom D.), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 13:28 (one year ago) link

The Prisoner, Episode 15, "The Girl Who Was Death"

Potter tells Number 6 he is to go to Booth 7 in the Magnum Record shop to receive his instructions. Magnum Record was a fictitious business created for the story. The exterior of the store was shot at 187 Shenley Road, Borehamwood, now a Barnardo's thrift store.

Number 6 receives his mission message from a record played at the Magnum Record shop.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-C3bsxXFaH3A/TdtWdTTUxuI/AAAAAAAAA38/GQaHzgtARAo/s1600/PDVD_483.BMP

Load up your rubber wallets (Tom D.), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 13:42 (one year ago) link

There's another scene involving buying records in Episode 10, "Hammer Into Anvil".

Having left the Green Dome, Number 6 observes the posters in the bay window of the General Stores. “Music begins where words leave off,” “Music says all,” And “Music makes for a quiet mind.” He enters the General Stores, selects a copy of The Tally Ho, then examining the sleeves of a selection of LP records, he selects the Davier recording of Bizet’s L’arlesienne and wants to hear it, well all six copies of the record as a matter of fact. But surely they are all the same!

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nDaW5hmq784/Wo7MMCOyEMI/AAAAAAAAf8g/7fLZLv-6AKQI3HAFqXgFK7_Ys-6jwnK7gCLcBGAs/s1600/PDVD_009.BMP

Load up your rubber wallets (Tom D.), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 13:46 (one year ago) link

THE DAY THE MUSIC STORE DIED = when they were no longer jampacked with little promotional statues of nipper imo

mark s, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 13:50 (one year ago) link

that Penny Serenade scene is really cool, thanks

sleeve, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 15:24 (one year ago) link

"You're like a plaintiff memory..."

nickn, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 18:15 (one year ago) link

melody, sorry

nickn, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 18:16 (one year ago) link

The 400 Blows had a record store scene, iirc.

nickn, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 18:21 (one year ago) link

The first gal with whom Cary Grant interacts in that "Penny Serenade" scene = the "High Fidelity" clerk of that era.

Murdered-Out Highlander XLE (morrisp), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 18:50 (one year ago) link

Tom D I'm pretty sure that's "Smell the Glove" by Spinal Tap, but I'd need a better pic to be sure

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 18:55 (one year ago) link

just putting this here cuz why not also becuz of prominently displayed copy of Lou's "The Blue Mask"
https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2F5xillqqt0Y0%2Fhqdefault.jpg&f=1&nofb=1

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 22:08 (one year ago) link

I wouldn't really recommend watching PENNY SERENADE (1941) but the record store scene is kind of amazing: was that what record shops were like in 1941?

I think so, because there's confirmation in The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1943), where in an early scene Betty Hutton is a clerk at a record store which looks a lot like the one in Penny Serenade - sheet music gets a lot of display space, and they sell musical instruments on the side. The clerk plays the records for you.

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

Josefa, Thursday, 27 February 2020 02:52 (one year ago) link

looks like Blackmarket Records...

and the Penny Serenade shop looks more like a music shop that sells records rather than a record shop, much the same way Rumbelows used to sell records.

koogs, Thursday, 27 February 2020 08:17 (one year ago) link

It was more the super-refined atmos and quality decor (plus basically no promo past the statue of Nipper) that I was surprised by, not sure why, and I don't recall Rumbelows being quite like that.

Layout-wise this one wouldn't be so different

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAB7zM_49d0

Tim, Thursday, 27 February 2020 09:43 (one year ago) link

There's another scene involving buying records in Episode 10, "Hammer Into Anvil".

i suspect but cannot prove that this may be a parody of a very similar scene in the first episode of bruce geller's "mission: impossible" (when adam schiff was still the MI team lead).

hammer into anvil is one of my favorite episodes; there's something very comforting to me about seeing mcgoohan spend an hour straight gaslighting an abusive bully.

Kate (rushomancy), Thursday, 27 February 2020 14:34 (one year ago) link

I think so, because there's confirmation in The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1943), where in an early scene Betty Hutton is a clerk at a record store which looks a lot like the one in Penny Serenade - sheet music gets a lot of display space, and they sell musical instruments on the side. The clerk plays the records for you.

god, is that an oktavist she's lip-syncing to? anyway if i was running a music store in 1943 i wouldn't be pushing records too hard myself, what with the recording ban and all! (that's still a little amazing to me, that unions had enough clout to institute a ban on RECORDING ALL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS for several years straight.)

when did musical instrument stores and record stores become separate entities?

Kate (rushomancy), Thursday, 27 February 2020 14:39 (one year ago) link

XP - Hammer Into Anvil is the best, such a great episode, for years now I will quote 'it takes a Frenchman' at the drop of a hat.

Maresn3st, Thursday, 27 February 2020 15:09 (one year ago) link

christ that Rockers scene is so great

xps

Οὖτις, Thursday, 27 February 2020 15:51 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

Can anyone identify the LP that Martha Plimpton is listening to, in her first scene in Running on Empty? It’s something Africa-related:

https://i.imgur.com/54qXONF_d.webp?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium

like a d4mn sociopath! (morrisp), Wednesday, 16 June 2021 03:47 (three months ago) link

"Trouble in Africa" by Papa Levi

Fauna Sukkot (Deflatormouse), Wednesday, 16 June 2021 04:23 (three months ago) link

Thanks!

like a d4mn sociopath! (morrisp), Wednesday, 16 June 2021 04:34 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

The records and CDs of Edward Cullen (Twilight 2008)

https://i.imgur.com/XQpErIV.png

https://i.imgur.com/STL0KSb.png

https://i.imgur.com/QPYSJ5C.png

This is probably nigh-impossible with the second half of the CD shelf, but it caught my eye. Portishead Portishead is in the first half, along with Dwight Yoakam Live and others. My first time watching!

peace, man, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 12:40 (one week ago) link

(if you open image in a new tab, you should be able to see much larger pics)

peace, man, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 12:50 (one week ago) link

Squinting my eyes I can just about make out Billie Holiday, Vicente Fernandez, The Afters...

willem, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 12:58 (one week ago) link

CD Maxi Single of You'll Never Get To Heaven by 54-46.

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

peace, man, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 13:29 (one week ago) link

Black Keys first album

Citole Country (bendy), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 18:32 (one week ago) link

Johnny Cash

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

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

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

Good catch!

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

The Afters - Beautiful Love

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

The Origin - Bend

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

The Billie Holiday Collection Vol 3

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

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

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

Immediately to left of ball that is.

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

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

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

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

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

Cool!

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


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