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!