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( Feb 22, 2016) This little shop was in Gardner Street and was run by a chap called John (I always knew him as John Polysound). It sold new pop/rock, standard stuff and was a chart return shop, doing good business in the late 70s and early 80s. It didn't seem to last that long in the scheme of things though. Still see John around now and again. Comment: Michael Bradshaw.



“From September 1978 a gang of us Brighton Tec students used to religiously go around as many record shops in Brighton as possible. Especially on a Monday as it was new releases day! It is funny how you remember defining moments in your musical adventures. I had one of these in late 1974 or early 1975, when I went to Polysound and bought a copy of the “Autobahn” album by Kraftwerk and was overjoyed with it, until it jumped and I had to go back and change it. I have since told my kids “You see that shop over there, well that used to be a record shop and I bought “Autobahn” in there” – Ahhhh the credibility.
Polysound used to sell new records and was owned by John Winstone. It was situated opposite where Komedia Brighton now resides. It opened in 1975, the same year as I purchased ‘Autobahn’ album by Kraftwerk from them. They closed in 1986.
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