Extremely rare find, limited edition hand made Justin Beiber tour shirt from 2010. There are only 3 of these made and each one is unique and individually numbered. Definitely need some hair product in this one. Where is my stylist?!
Some more shots from Cheapo Records.
Last stop was at Grooves in Somerville. A small shop that is sharply curated by the lone owner/employee. A super friendly guy who let me take a picture of him. This was one of my favorite spots of the day because you can pick up both old and new records at a great price. They also had a great collection of free records outside including Gladys Knight and the Pipsqueeks, fine young canibals, kriss kross, christopher cross, tijuana brass, and the Meat puppets. I picked up the new st. Vincent record and im very happy with it
Weirdo records on comm ave in Cambridge lives up to its name. This is pretty much a closet of records of bands nobody has ever heard of. Pretty sure the owner lives in the shop. Its so small you have to crouch down and get your squat on to browse the unrecognizable artists. When you squat down someone else’s butt is right in your face. Didnt stay long here.
Cheapo records in Cambridge is the place to find anything you need: mott the hoople, jon secada, elvin bishop, loverboy and the Hate Mongers. Unique sections like “easy sleazy listening” help your mood do the shopping. I found myself in the Lovers Reggae section. Took a picture of the very gracious staff. A differentiator for this store is a unique smell. Each record is like smelly time capsule. The james gang record i bought smells like an Old Milwakee beer can from the back of your dads shed.
Up next, In Your Ear on Comm Ave in Boston. They have EVERYTHING. Bin Diggers, Yaz, Three dog night, Uriah Heep, Hermans hermits, and Figgie and The Newtons. They also have toys proving record stores have more than records. Making your way through the records is difficult in the tight basement space when you have 100 rock memorbolia t shirts hanging in your face. Found a rare 2010 homemade justin beiber shirt. Also found a record that was just a pair of jeans. Bought a Grateful Dead record.
First stop; Nuggets on Comm Ave in Boston, right by Fenway, of course it is. This place has everything, buckie clayton, peter tosh, pat benatar, harry swanson and the knick knacks. Also a large collection of cassettes. The owner prefers cassettes over vinyl. I heard him tell this to an over-enthused middle aged guy because the records are kind of a pain to “flip over.” This is a labyrinth of a store, it feels like it was designed by Jon Taffer of Bar Rescue because the aisles are like lanes that force human contact if you want to get by which causes lots of incidental butt/hip touching and the place was slammed yet nobody really looked like they were buying anything, including me.
Nuggets grade: A
This place is classic and so over the record store craze. They’ve been doin this for years and doing it and doing it and doing it well.