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Keith Mitchell recalls one of his visits to Ezy Ryder in the mid seventies: I loved Ezy Rider Records stall in Greyfriars Market, which I remember from the mid 70s. It was a delight to browse, superbly stocked and great for rarities which were stashed out of harms reach. I was a schoolkid from Fife and loved making trips to town on vinyl hunts, however, the main guy at Ezy Rider was a diminutive, volatile dark haired chap with a Glasgow type accent, the crabbiest record salesperson, or any kind of salesperson I ever encountered anywhere in the World! He’d’ve been early to mid 20s, intimidating to a 13- 15 yr old.
In the early 90’s, living in Aberdeen, I attended a record fair, casually asking a stallholder if they had anything by Krautrock band ‘Faust’, I was stunned to silence by a mighty roar of abuse “WE SELL MUSIC NO F****** NOISE!!!” in that Glaswegian accent, I was certain, with such a random outburst of record rage, it could be none other than, CRABBY RECORD STALL GUY FROM EZY RIDER, with grey hairs added by the years




Ezy Ryder Greyfriers Market 14 Foret Road Edinburgh

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