Does anyone remember the name of the record store located here in the late 70s / early 80s? Sold lots of bootleg records.
Bill Lamb record shop. He had a radio station and my dad was one of his first sponsors. O'Kelly Pastry Shops.
Paul, I bought a record there once. I kept the bag it came in. If I come across it, I'll let you know what the name of the record store was. I think it was after they tore down the Milner Arcade where Hatfield's was, or I probably would have gone there. I was in that era when record stores were "head shops".
No, but I should!! Please tell!
The one I remember was Ace's Records, yes. I bought a lot of stuff there, but the only one I remember was a Lad Zeppelin double album live at the L.A. Forum. Dunno what happened to it. (Probably loaned it to a girlfriend and never got it back, the fate of most of my collection.)
One of Ace's employees was an original punk by the name of Lurch. He played in both the Razor Babies and The Terrorists, Flint's first '77 style punk bands. Doug Earp told me Lurch could be extremely obnoxious with customers who had bad taste- probably not a shortage of those types in Flint. Bring a Steely Dan album up to the counter for purchase and Lurch would ridicule the record, picking it up between thumb and forefinger and holding it at a distance as if it was physically repulsive. Ha!
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