Comment: This was my university. The redheaded American was superhot.
(28 December 2014)
Comment: Probably the most influential record shop I ever went to was one I could only go to periodically. We had family who lived in Margate, Kent, and summer holidays were always spent there. As I became more interested in music, I found a place there called Funhouse Records. They had an immense stock of new and second-hand vinyl and it was staffed by very knowledgeable, rather freaky folk who would play music that was largely alien to my ears.
On my first visit, I came out with The Modern Dance by Pere Ubu, a couple of Residents albums and Starsailor by Tim Buckley. I think they thought I needed re-educating! Still have them and love them dearly.