Oh, Monseur le Fopp, you are really spoiling us...

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You know, I'm prepared to wait (I think) for most things to go to Fopp or whoever to be sold for £5.

Current one: the new Nick Drake CD.

Am I a stingygit? Or what stuff you waiting for the price to drop to nowt much?

mark grout (mark grout), Sunday, 23 May 2004 17:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

bo.

mark grout (mark grout), Tuesday, 25 May 2004 15:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

air's 'talkie walkie' immediately springs to mind. i shall probably cave in when that makes the £7 racks tho'

zebedee (zebedee), Tuesday, 25 May 2004 15:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Scissor Sisters album... the newer Goldfrapp one (was very impressed by that re-released single a week or two back, and the debut is already @ a fiver), and probably much else, if I had the time to think longer. :)

Tom May (Tom May), Tuesday, 25 May 2004 20:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...
13th Floor Elevators.

"The psychedelic sounds of" and "Easter Everywhere"

With extra tracks and booklet, etc. £5 each.

Oh, and the first two Suicide CD sets, also £5.

mark grout (mark grout), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 09:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Woo, where is there a Fopp in London? Is there one near Berwick St? I've only been to the Reading one. I want that Psychedelic Sounds and the 2nd Suicide album!

Colonel Poo (Colonel Poo), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 12:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I didn't even know there was a Reading one! Where's that then?

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 12:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

There's one in Covent Garden, I believe.

xpost Stewaaart! Next to the old co-op which is now Primark. Across the road from the old "Captain's Cabin"

mark grout (mark grout), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 12:15 (twelve years ago) Permalink

not music, but miller's crossing director's cut in a fancy package is £7 in the manc one.

piscesboy, Wednesday, 6 April 2005 12:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I didn't know Primark had been a Co-Op. It must have been good.

I got the Suicide ones from Fopp in Reading.

The staff are a bit miserable in the London one (which is at the bottom of the upper part of Shaftesbury Avenue - more or less Covent Garden - next to Charing Cross Road).

PJ Miller (PJ Miller), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 12:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Maaaaark! That's West Street isn't it? Haven't been down there for years.... in fact I don't think I've beem into Reading at all this year so far.

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 12:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

three months pass...
haha go! team: last week £7, couldn't give it away. this week: £10, probably selling bucketloads

zebedee (zebedee), Thursday, 28 July 2005 10:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

if it wins the mercury - back up to £15.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Thursday, 28 July 2005 10:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Heh, I did get those Nick Drake CD's that were mentioned uptop. For seven quid, so there yer go...

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 28 July 2005 10:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

£7! Daylite robbery!

Dadaismus (Dada), Thursday, 28 July 2005 10:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I don't go to Fopp much, but the last things I bought there were probably the Very Best of Chas and Dave (£7) and Mike Westbrook's Solid Gold Cadillac/Brain Damage (£3). The woman at the counter gave me a very odd look, even after I'd explained that several musicians appeared on both records, at which stage the look became distinctly odder.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Thursday, 28 July 2005 10:51 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The FOPP in Cambridge Circus has a weird air of expectancy about it, a treasure trove vibe, pregnant with bargain must-haves. Just approaching it you can feel the money in your pocket working itself loose, I don't get this from Selectadisc, is it just me?

mzui (mzui), Thursday, 28 July 2005 11:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

cannibalism double vinyl £7.

no other shop comes even close.

but Im old enough to remember the 3 dance 12"'s for a fiver period.

danny boy, Thursday, 28 July 2005 11:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

When I first moved to London I remember telling people about the FOPPs of Glasgow and Edinburgh and they could scarce believe it

Dadaismus (Dada), Thursday, 28 July 2005 11:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

(xpost x 2)

Curiously, I tend to feel exactly the reverse, probably 'cos Selectadisc has an infinitely wider range of stock and overall lower prices (i.e. lots of £4.99s, virtually no £15s).

The original Fopp shop in Renfield Street was a splendid place, even if Gordon the owner insisted on calling me "George Russell" every time I came in.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Thursday, 28 July 2005 11:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Note to self: Go music shopping with Marcello Carlin.

Hari A$hur$t (Toaster), Thursday, 28 July 2005 11:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

was it called A1 sounds at that point?

xp

jed_ (jed), Thursday, 28 July 2005 11:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Oh yes, Selectadisc, £2.99 for Pharoah Sanders' "Izipho Zam"??!?!!?

Dadaismus (Dada), Thursday, 28 July 2005 11:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

They shared space in the Savoy Centre for a bit but A1 Sounds stayed there and was a separate shop, more indie-orientated.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Thursday, 28 July 2005 11:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...
The "Tommy" Collectors 2DVD set, £5. Reading fopp.

mark grout (mark grout), Friday, 19 August 2005 12:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
Glasgow, Union St:

Bunch of lovely jazz and soul vinyl for £5 and £7!

Mingus - Oh yeah! and Blues and Roots for £5 each

Coltrane - Ole and Coltrane's Sound (most underrated according to AMG) £5 each

Also Meters, Betty Davis, Curtis et al for £7. Fopp used to be great for cheap classic vinyl but it dropped off for a while. Happy days are here again.

Only bought Oh Yeah today, but shall pick up a few of these soon.

Also on CD for £3 - Fall, Replacements, Meat Puppets. :)

Stew (stew s), Monday, 3 October 2005 11:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The Fopp in Cardiff has become a regular haunt of mine, just enough time in my half hour lunch break to walk to Fopp, check out what's cheap, purchase as necessary, and walk back to work again a more cheerful soul. Recent purchases have included those RT "Post Punk" and "Indie" dbl CDs, "Horses", "Correct use of soap", "Metal box", "A ghost is born", "Hurdy gurdy man", "Aw C'mon/No you c'mon" for a fiver each, plus in their ridiculous £3 bin that recent Neil Young greatest hits CD. Cardiff has just realised that they should really be selling more CDs and changed their upstairs into more music rather than books and videos. It helps a lot.

Mind you, the MVC in Newport has been selling ridiculous records for silly money this last month - "The trip" (both Tom Middleton and St Etienne) for £4, "Produced by Trevor Horn" for the same, "Only Yazoo" and "Hot shots II" for £2...

Rob M (Rob M), Monday, 3 October 2005 12:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I went to Fopp on Union St today and the Franzferdinandiness overwhelmed me. I had to leave.

Onimo (GerryNemo), Monday, 3 October 2005 13:05 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I went to Fopp on King St Nottingham today and the Franzferdinandiness overwhelmed me. I had to buy it. (Tenner.)

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Monday, 3 October 2005 13:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I went to HMV in the Oracle, Reading today and the Franzferdinandiness underwhelmed me. I did not buy it.

mark grout (mark grout), Monday, 3 October 2005 13:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I went to HMV in London's busy Oxford Circus yesterday and the Franzferdinandiness bypassed me entirely, like a Stobart truck weaving its way through Irlam when I'm at Scotch Corner. I bought several albums, but not that one, as I had already been sent a copy. Perhaps one of these days I will listen to it.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Tuesday, 4 October 2005 05:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

New Franz is heaps of fun actually. First three songs are marvellous but it does run out of steam somewhat. There's some filler on there, but its better played and better produced than the filler on the debut. And I'm starting to like the 60s pop stylings. Walk Away is like the Sparks go Merseybeat. Well, kinda.
That said, I got sent a copy too, so I don't know if I would have bought it...

Stew (stew s), Tuesday, 4 October 2005 08:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Monsieur Fopp has redesigned his shops in London and Reading. They are better, I have to say.

I go the complete Spritualized vol. 2, which I was quite pleased about because I had been waiting for it to come down to a fiver. Then I listened to it and I was not so pleased.

There was quite a lot of good stuff going cheap, I may have to go back and have another look.

Advantage of Fopp over Selectadisc: you can take stuff back if you don't like it, or if you are a tightarse.

I am more overwhelmed by Bob Dylanism than Franz Ferdinandness these days.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller 68), Tuesday, 4 October 2005 10:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

There was a set of the complete works of Bob Dylan - 40 CDs - on sale in HMV last week for £75. I purchased a copy in order to try to educate myself more fully in the art of Bob Dylanism. Was this money wisely spent?

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Tuesday, 4 October 2005 10:10 (eleven years ago) Permalink

You tell us

Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 4 October 2005 10:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Wouldn't know, I haven't managed to listen to all 40 CDs as yet.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Tuesday, 4 October 2005 10:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Was this a for real? or one of their "Get in the queue first and get one, five only from HMV Oxford Street" offers?

mark grout (mark grout), Tuesday, 4 October 2005 10:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Well I wouldn't have thought so! (xpost)

Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 4 October 2005 10:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The latter. I stopped off on my way to work. There didn't seem much in the way of a queue.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Tuesday, 4 October 2005 10:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ach, the number of these I was never "going in to work" early enough for, when I worked in EC1.

mark grout (mark grout), Tuesday, 4 October 2005 11:53 (eleven years ago) Permalink

It sounds like an excellent bargain to me.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller 68), Tuesday, 4 October 2005 12:10 (eleven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
Fopp have Twin Peaks Series 1 for £15.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller 68), Monday, 24 October 2005 13:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I have never been in Fopp.

Sociah T Azzahole (blueski), Monday, 24 October 2005 13:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

You should go, one day. It is not far from your bus route, which will be bendy-only as from Friday, I see. Other than that, you are not missing much. I only went because I found £20 on Sunday and thought it might disappear in a puff of smoke if I didn't spend it quickly. I regret having spent it though. The digipak trays are loose on the Twin peaks set, which annoys me, and Lou Reed NYC Man is at least half rubbish.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller 68), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 06:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Loose digipak trays? The boycott starts HERE!

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 07:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I got that NYC man set, and realise now I didn't actually need it, after having it sat here unplayed for three months. Along with that Neil Young "Decade" set and the Prince/Symbol "Emancipation" thingy.

mark grout (mark grout), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 07:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I have had loose digipak trays before and they are impossible to stick back on. This may be the root of the problem in the first place. The reason I am am a bit miffed is because I like to watch things and then sell them mint condition, innit, preferably for more than I paid. Now, that option is closed to me.

I can still take NYC Man back, being within my Sucker And See period.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller 68), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 07:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Has the "New Answers" Page died?

mark grout (mark grout), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 08:10 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ach, no, it's just VERY quiet. half term, I guess.

mark grout (mark grout), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 08:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i got 'the godfather' trilogy box in sainsburys for £15.

Theorry Henry (Enrique), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 08:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

A rack of WEA Japan CD editions of classic soul and funk albums for £5 a pop. I got Jimmy Castor Bunch's E-Man Groovin', which the guy behind the counter was shocked I'd never heard (of) before.

Jeff W, Monday, 2 June 2014 18:15 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Fopp in Union St selling the Bob Stanley pop book for £3

sʌxihɔːl (Ward Fowler), Tuesday, 17 June 2014 13:10 (three years ago) Permalink

Really want to read that, so hope it turns up elsewhere for similar prices. FOPP still doesn't do mailorder does it?

Stevolende, Tuesday, 17 June 2014 13:18 (three years ago) Permalink

I don't think so, no (it's such a hefty tome it wld prob cost more than £3 to post it to you). Maybe HMV will get cheap copies, too (in my experience most music books published by Faber tend to get remaindered)?

sʌxihɔːl (Ward Fowler), Tuesday, 17 June 2014 13:21 (three years ago) Permalink

Shit, don't see that Beatles book anywhere at Union st. Will gladly buy the Bob Stanley, though.

PaulTMA, Tuesday, 17 June 2014 14:00 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah, think those Beatles bks flew out. Big stacks of the Stanley today, tho.

sʌxihɔːl (Ward Fowler), Tuesday, 17 June 2014 14:17 (three years ago) Permalink

Good stuff - gonna try getting one of those on my way home.

Eyeball Kicks, Tuesday, 17 June 2014 14:18 (three years ago) Permalink

That Beatles book helped me understand why e-readers are so great.

I have the Bob Stanley book already obv, it never left the house for it is big.

Mark G, Tuesday, 17 June 2014 16:48 (three years ago) Permalink

That Beatles book is one for the bathroom. Since just after Christmas, I've started the day with five minutes of the Fab Four's early exploits every morning, and I've still got 200 pages to go.

Eyeball Kicks, Tuesday, 17 June 2014 21:20 (three years ago) Permalink

That is a lot of toilet paper.

strychnine, Tuesday, 17 June 2014 22:08 (three years ago) Permalink

Thanks for the tip-off. Bob Stanley's book duly purchased. They were also selling Alex Ross's The Rest Is Noise for a fiver, but I didn't want to be carrying around two weighty tomes in this heat.

Poor.Old.Tired.Horse. (Stew), Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:24 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

surprised to see so much vinyl in the Union Street one today (dunno when the last time I was in was), v surprised to see that a good deal of it was classic blues and jazz (Muddy Waters, Sonny Rollins, early Coltrane) on vinyl at ridiculously low prices - a lot at £8, some even at £3. What's the deal with them? Are 'Studio Media' and 'Vinylogy.ru' (maybe there were others too) perhaps not the most legit of labels?

Merdeyeux, Tuesday, 8 July 2014 19:08 (three years ago) Permalink

is the Bob Stanley book good? I was already buying Lloyd Bradley's Bass Culture today and one big fat book was enough for now, but I may pop back in on Thursday...

Merdeyeux, Tuesday, 8 July 2014 19:15 (three years ago) Permalink

They've been doing the cheaper jazz vinyl for a while. That's what I remember Fopp being great for back in the mid to late 90s. They seem to have got some new stuff in, but I didn't know about the £3 stuff. Getting in aboot that.
Only dipped into the Bob Stanley, but it looks great. I've always liked his writing and the scope of it is fantastic.

Poor.Old.Tired.Horse. (Stew), Tuesday, 8 July 2014 19:37 (three years ago) Permalink

Isn't it just the sad truth that large swathes of the jazz back catalogue are p much worthless, these days - certainly on CD - and lots of it is now out of copyright in britain, so w/ no royalties to pay, i guess it's possible to punt out blue note etc albs p cheaply - only way to sell em (obv this is no comment on their quality)

sʌxihɔːl (Ward Fowler), Tuesday, 8 July 2014 19:44 (three years ago) Permalink

and the bob stanley bk is at least worth £3 i wld say

sʌxihɔːl (Ward Fowler), Tuesday, 8 July 2014 19:44 (three years ago) Permalink

I don't think so, no (it's such a hefty tome it wld prob cost more than £3 to post it to you). Maybe HMV will get cheap copies, too (in my experience most music books published by Faber tend to get remaindered)?

― sʌxihɔːl (Ward Fowler), Tuesday, June 17, 2014 2:21 PM (3 weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Thanks for response. a new branch of HMV just opened in Galway almost directly opposite where it used to be before the company went under. They have some interesting stuff in but I haven't seen any books yet. Hope it's early days and this will appear. The old shop used to have a load of books turning up at considerably cut price.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 8 July 2014 19:54 (three years ago) Permalink

Fopp Union street had a good chunk of the Greil Marcus back catalogue in - Mystery Train et al £3, Lipstick Traces at £5. No In The Fascist Bathroom though (I've got it, but it's got some of his sharpest stuff. Deserves to be more widely available).

Poor.Old.Tired.Horse. (Stew), Wednesday, 9 July 2014 10:30 (three years ago) Permalink

got the Bob Stanley book and read the first few chapters on the train down, v pleased I made the purchase. Makes me want to listen to everything he praises, even the songs I've heard hundreds of times as sonic wallpaper.

Merdeyeux, Thursday, 10 July 2014 16:38 (three years ago) Permalink

The Bob Stanley book is good, yes. I am surprised it is so cheap so quickly. Ditto The Beatles book, I suppose. OK, ditto all books.

I got the Beck Odelay deluxe for a fiver (from Fnac, not Fopp) and it has one of those Aphex Twin pisstake mixes on it. It is not worth the while, the deluxe edition, I don't think.

I also got McCartney and McCartney II for a fiver each, in their 2CD versions. The packaging is very nice, and there are live tracks from Glasgow 1979, which must have been the bizz.

PJ Miller, Friday, 11 July 2014 08:11 (three years ago) Permalink

Those big Faber paperback first editions tend to end up in Fopp after a few months. A more compact second edition should be along soon enough.
Might grab Macca II. The extra tracks are glorious - all his bonged out wonky Kratfwerk jams like Secret Friend and the amazing Lee Perry does the Grange Hill theme of Check My Machine...

Poor.Old.Tired.Horse. (Stew), Friday, 11 July 2014 09:42 (three years ago) Permalink

Fresh copies of the Beatles book in Fopp Union St today

sʌxihɔːl (Ward Fowler), Friday, 11 July 2014 19:12 (three years ago) Permalink

thank you, got mine

PaulTMA, Tuesday, 15 July 2014 12:09 (three years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

Moderat II. FOPP Covent Garden. One of your English pounds. Result.

Bloody Snail, Sunday, 1 March 2015 23:04 (two years ago) Permalink

Great record, great price. I know it's not as good as it used to be, but I still miss having a Fopp conveniently nearby. It's not worth a trip to Edinburgh or Glasgow just to have a look.

michaellambert, Sunday, 1 March 2015 23:31 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah, it seems the days of some box-set overstock being sold off for £5 are long gone

Mark G, Monday, 2 March 2015 07:40 (two years ago) Permalink

agreed.
also, the one in Bristol now sells standard catalogue stuff.
very rare that they get anything of interest in these days.

mark e, Monday, 2 March 2015 08:49 (two years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

This is £15 in the Covent Garden branch:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fran%C3%A7ois-Truffaut-Collection-DVD/dp/B00OP9CPUA/ref=sr_1_4?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1437135806&sr=1-4&keywords=truffaut

Half the stock had £15, the other half had £25 so idk if it's a mistake but who cares?

I wear my Redditor loathing with pride (ShariVari), Friday, 17 July 2015 12:25 (two years ago) Permalink

has been on my amazon wishlist for months. (it's currently £30 on marketplace, £45 direct from amz)

koogs, Friday, 17 July 2015 12:27 (two years ago) Permalink

Score! Was £15, as was the other 5 DVD box with 400 blows in it. They had 3 left. (The BRs were 25 quid, hence the possible confusion)

koogs, Saturday, 18 July 2015 15:22 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah, was in Fopp in Glasgow today and they had the Artifical Eye Truffauts in various combos of cheap. Also, a set of five early Bergman films for a £10. AE product normally ends up p cheap in Fopp. There were lots of cheap Soda DVDs, lots of gd world cinema stuff on that label - I bought Play, Barbara, Bleak Moments and Wadjda at £3 each

sʌxihɔːl (Ward Fowler), Saturday, 18 July 2015 16:22 (two years ago) Permalink

Picked up that Truffaut box myself today.

Got a book I hadn't seen before on psych folk called Seasons They Change as part of their two for a fiver book set. I paired it with All You Nned To Know About The Music Business, but also on offer were The Copendium, and Wire, GoF, REM and Morrissey biogs.

arbiter of sorrow (aldo), Sunday, 19 July 2015 19:32 (two years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

hadn't realised that the basement of the one near leicester square was full of dvds, and more importantly, at usually the same prices they were when they were on display upstairs. this could be ruinous.

london trilogy, those 3 films for st etienne, was £3 (with another purchase)
robin redbreast (as mentioned in the sapphire and steel thread) also £3 with another purchase.

the £3-5 cds seem to have disappeared from the ground floor though, was almost all books and dvds and new music. (they might be upstairs)

koogs, Sunday, 8 November 2015 09:16 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

those truffaut dvd boxes are £12 for christmas (covent garden)

LOTS of other decent cheap dvds in there this afternoon (read artifical eye, bfi, masters of cinema etc) and books. could've spent £50 without thinking on things that'd sit unwatched for months, like the last batch. books too.

virtually no cheap cds on the ground floor though (the newish vinyl they are selling takes up 4x the shelf space of a cd).

koogs, Saturday, 12 December 2015 17:37 (one year ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

the cheap cd thing at fopp has dropped off a cliff these days.
they dont even have the random trade-in shelves.
however today the one in bristol had a pile of madonnas 'rebel heart' (non-deluxe version) for £3.
i'd say that's a pretty swift fall from grace for such a big album.

mark e, Thursday, 21 July 2016 16:39 (one year ago) Permalink

Thesedays, if I happen to be in London I usually drop in but I end up having to force myself to buy a couple of £5 CDs or books, mainly because I won't be in for the forseeable. It's usually not worth it.

Mark G, Thursday, 21 July 2016 17:00 (one year ago) Permalink

It's usually not worth it.

this.

its just standard catalogue stuff now, nothing of interest i.e. i miss the randomness of their offers before.

mark e, Thursday, 21 July 2016 17:40 (one year ago) Permalink

The downstairs at Fopp in Glasgow Union St has removed a lot of DVD/blu racks to make way for the vinyls - I guess that's where the money is. They still occasionally have a cheap DVD label sale - Arrow, Artificial Eye, BFI, Masters of Cinema etc - and I enjoyed some of those jazz/soul/funk Japanese import CDs they were punting out at £3 a pop.

Their remainder books are the best and cheapest in Glasgow (as opposed to The Works, admittedly) and still throw up the odd bargain.

Foster Twelvetrees (Ward Fowler), Thursday, 21 July 2016 19:15 (one year ago) Permalink

same in bristol ..
lots more space dedicated to £20+ represses of generic catalogue stuff.

mark e, Thursday, 21 July 2016 19:37 (one year ago) Permalink

I thought it was still ok at Xmas, even wished I'd had more money on me and had more time to spend in there.
So is this a development since then?
That'd be the Cambridge Circus branch so are they all bad?

Stevolende, Thursday, 21 July 2016 20:38 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Glasgow Union St Fopp - Decca/DG 20th Century composer CD series at £3 a pop (£4 for doubles) - I picked up Xenakis, Cage (played by John Tilbury), Carter and Reich - they didn't have the Stockhausen one, but might go back for some of the others

Foster Twelvetrees (Ward Fowler), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 13:59 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Thanks for the tip, I've just cleaned out the Covent Garden branch.

Aw naw, no' Annoni oan an' aw noo (Tom D.), Thursday, 18 August 2016 15:32 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Is the Covent Garden shop otherwise naff now?
JUst was surprised to hear it had gone downhill by last month.

Stevolende, Thursday, 18 August 2016 16:28 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Are any of them any good?

Mark G, Thursday, 18 August 2016 16:34 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I only get to visit about once a year and have found a lot of decent stuff over the years.
Still had a lot of things i would have picked up had i had the money back in january.

Stevolende, Thursday, 18 August 2016 16:48 (eleven months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Lots of Shameless and Arrow DVDs for £3 and a few of the excellent Arrow Blu-Rays for £6 in the Halloween sale.

Bubba H.O.T.A.P.E (ShariVari), Monday, 31 October 2016 20:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

Also lots of BFI DVDs and Blu-Rays cheaper than on Amazon

Foster Twelvetrees (Ward Fowler), Tuesday, 1 November 2016 11:51 (eight months ago) Permalink

oh cool - those arrow blu-ray packages are great, i'll need to nip down to fopp and see if i can pick up a few i haven't already snagged

yokohama fuckdolphin (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 1 November 2016 11:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Back to the original statement..

I have to say, that "Close to the noise floor" looks like an excellent compilation, and eBay has it for £22 or thereabouts, but I have one massive backlog, so if I saw it in fopp for a tenner, then yeah. Otherwise, I can wait..

Mark G, Monday, 17 April 2017 12:34 (three months ago) Permalink

Was gonna say (well, I did but it didn't save)

I did make it to Fopp in Covgrdn last week, drove right in and parked nearby (just to show I still got it)..

I got the bfi remaster of Psychomania, you may have seen the thread revive recently (UNDEAD THREAD!! .. ahem)

Anyhow, the price ticket was "£12, or two for £25". How does that work?

Mark G, Monday, 17 April 2017 20:23 (three months ago) Permalink


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