Berwick Street, London, 20 April 2013. Fantastic to see the streets of Soho churning for Record Store Day…what a buzz.

Reckless Records

The crowd outside Reckless Records

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We went shop-hopping along Berwick Street with the aim of chatting to the music enthusiasts who were making the most of the wealth of record stores in the area. Sister Ray was rammed.

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The queue at Sister Ray

While we were  in the long queue, one of the guys from the store came out and told us that they had “sold out of almost everything”.  It didn’t seem to put off any of the music-seekers waiting to get in.  First up were Lee and Mark…

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Lee (left) and Mark , in the queue at Sister Ray

Hello gentlemen, where do you hail from? Lee: Barking and Dagenham’s my borough. Mark: Weybridge.  What’s your favourite music ? Lee: Anything that isn’t Van Morrison. Mark: Things that don’t fit very well.  Any hints for finding new music? Pink Flag.com ,  Londongigs.net  and Facebook.  What have you bought today? Change Becomes Us – Wire (Double LP Vinyl), Caught In Midstream – Vic Godard & Subway Sect (7″), Facts Are Right – British Sea Power (7″), My Outrage – Section 25 (7″), Sir William Wray – The Fall (7″)   Noisy, unconventional or introspective? All three.  Vinyl or download? We don’t care!

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Rosie and Danielle, at Sister Ray  

Hi Rosie and Danielle. Where are you from ?  Buckinghamshire.  What’s your musical style? Indie / alternative.  How do you find out about new music? From NME, Jools Holland and our friends. Vinyl or download? Vinyl , CD and iTunes.  Noisy, unconventional or introspective? Noisy and introspective.

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