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My friend from my teenage days in Madia Vale worked here on Saturdays at Praed Street near Paddington station. I'd hang out and listen to music it is where I first heard the Ramones in about 1976. My mate Steve Curried said that the other guy there was a pain as he kept playing 'Judy Is A Punk Rocker' & 'Nutbush City' limits repeatedly. I do do recall getting blasted by these two tunes. I brought a Jefferen Starship L.P which had the track 'Miracles at the time recomended by my mate but I was little dissappionted with it. Now older am loving the track Miracles which you can find on excellent Ace Comp '76% In The Shade' takes me back to that small shop with that racid carpet but hell of a sound system.

I got to know the French man (Skydog) who worked in above offices which I think if I recall correctly there was lots of stuff from the Chiswick label. I recall records in boxes like the Count Bishops.
Comment: Leon Parker

(Aug 3, 2012) Brian Nevill said:Spelling of Praed Street, Paddington. Parisian Larry Dubay ran this shop, he owned it with partners (whose names I can't recall). There was a connection between the shop and Sky Dog Records of Paris.

On a trip to the UK in 1975 my mate and I bought several records from Larry, Heldon, Pole, Zao, and maybe a few others. This is a true blast from the past.
Mike Beck

This was my favourite record shop ever. I still have the copy of Iggy and the Stooges "Metallic K.O." that I bought from here in the early 1970s (on the sketchy French SkyDog International label).
John Preston




Bizarre 32a Prade Street Paddington, W2

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