Orange County Record Stores

8-30-12          Orange County Record Stores

C&W legend Kitty Wells born 1919, DJ John Peel born 1939; on 8-30-75 Rod Stewart “Atlantic Crossing” LP was No. 1 in England.

As I live relatively close to Orange County, CA – I used to go there a lot and look for records / music.  The 90’s and 00’s weren’t kind to the O.C. record dealers, as many of the stores down there ‘went away’.

A short while ago, I was down there and went to 2 x new-to-me record stores!

Port O’ Sound moved from Mesa Verde East to an actual address on Adams Ave.  This store now has a lot more room, and remains interesting.  I went through it and extracted:

Steve Hackett – Voyage of the Acolyte (Charisma UK LP)

Mike Oldfield – Shadow On The Wall (Virgin UK 12” W/PS) with Roger Chapman

Mike Post – Railhead Overture (MGM US LP) EZ

Michel Berger – Beausejour (Warner Brothers France LP)

Mike Morton Congregation – Chart Racers Vol. 2 (Fontana NZ LP) EZ

Hall & Oates – I Can’t Go For That (RCA UK 12” W/PS)

My work not done, I went and investigated a “new-to-me” store in Seal Beach, just south of Long Beach on Pacific Coast Highway:  Left Of The Dial!

Grace Jones – Nightclubbing (Island UK cassette, “1+1” = a side of blank tape!)

Dr. Calculus (Stephen Duffy) – Perfume From Spain (Ten UK 7” W/PS)

Procol Harum – Conquistador (Chrysalis France 7” W/PS) Live

The The – Heartland (Epic / Some Bizarre UK 7” W/PS)

The Damned – Anything (MCA UK 10” W/PS yellow vinyl)

David Essex – Gold & Ivory (CBS UK LP)

Lene Lovich – Lucky Number (Stiff France 12” W/PS)

Lene Lovich – Say When (Stiff UK 12” W/PS)

Luxuria – Jezebel (Beggar’s Banquet UK 12” W/PS)

The Passions – Skin Deep (Polydor UK 12” W/PS)

V.A. – Pre-Release Sampler #41 (A&M US LP promo-only) with John Cale etc.

Pretty good takings for a non-swap meet Sunday in Orange County!

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2 Responses to Orange County Record Stores

  1. postpunkmonk says:

    “Left Of The Dial” gives off a scent that has me in a frenzy. If all of that came from one store, it was a very good Sunday! I’m curious about the Passions 12″ as I have it too. For some reason, all of my Passions vinyl sounds dreadful. All are MPO [France] pressed UK Polydor injection label pressings that sound awful; full of bad surface noise. But here’s the kicker; my UK Fiction pressing of “Michael + Miranda” shares the exact same, sad traits. All of these were bought years afterward. Just bad luck on the habits of the previous owners?

  2. ronkanefiles says:

    This set came from 2 x stores in range Co., CA – possibly, on The Passions material. I have an NZ (or AUS?) pressing of “Michael & Miranda”, however. I do not generally remember any ‘flaws’ with other Fiction label pressings.

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