ATT started life as Disclocator, a small shop in Redcross Street, Brighton, in the mid 80’s owned by Ed Farn. At the end of 1988 Alan Childs came aboard with a background of collectable record sales in record collector magazine. In May 1989, Across The Tracks opened in Sydney Street. It was an immediate success. More shops followed in Trafalgar Street and Warwick Street precinct in Worthing. However in 1994 ATT moved everything to its current location;110 Gloucester Road.
Back in the early '90s I was in Disclocator - one of the many great used music stores in my old home town of Brighton that are sadly no more. While browsing I heard this thunderous wah-wah guitar blaring out of the speakers. Being a Hendrix fan I knew it was him but couldn't understand how I didn't already have it since I had all the albums I knew of.
I asked the store clerk what it was and she produced this CD of Jimi's early recordings - which I purchased immediately!
I can't find that CD now but it has been superceded by the Authentic PPX Studio Recordings box set anyway. There are some fine examples of Jimi's playing on that box but none better than the track that was playing that sunny afternoon in Disclocator, Brighton - "Hush Now" :cool: Comment: Mal
This was located right by Brighton Technical College and was a second hand record shop on two floors, street level and basement. The Disclocator shop was initially located in Redcross Street, Brighton, in the mid 1980’s and was owned by Ed Farn. This morphed into Across The Tracks and at the end of 1988 Alan Childs came aboard with a background of collectable record sales in Record Collector Magazine. In May 1989, Across The Tracks opened in 34 Sydney Street, Brighton, BN1 4EP. More shops followed in Trafalgar Street and Warwick Street precinct in Worthing. However in 1994 Across The Tracks moved everything to its current location 110 Gloucester Road, Brighton, BN1 4AF.