(Feb 15, 2013) Anonymous said:These guys would be at the greyhound opp the Fairfield halls croydon. In the bar area you could buy records at gigs. If you had a fox membership card you got a discount. Happy days. Kevin from addiscombe.
I really felt I'd arrived when I first braved Mr Fox after school in 1973. My uniform was purple so it actually suited the shop the façade of which if memory serves was painted purple. It was dark inside I remember.It felt very edgy by the side of Cloakes or even Bonaparte's. I remember the female proprietor. She looked a bit like Siouxsie Sioux. Very cool, I thought as a 14 year old school boy. I remember buying Hawkwind's Warrior on the Edge of Time there and was first attracted to the shop because it sold German imports. I remember hearing Ash Ra Tempel's Seven Up with Timothy Leary and being hooked on that sound for life.Did it later become a Punk outfitters called Paraphernalia? I don't remember it closing down but it was the coolest record shop I've ever frequented.