Barry Miles London Calling
My friend from my teenage days in Madia Vale worked here on Saturdays at Prade 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 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.
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).
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