“Why don’t we open a record shop?” thought Mike and Gareth (Gaz) and so ‘Rockers’ first came to open its doors in Hurst Street, Birmingham in the summer of 1979 selling punk, post-punk & later New Romantic on vinyl. It was more of a place to hang out for music lovers and local bands than a business.
Hurst Street at that time, before its makeover in the 1990’s, was an eclectic mix of both old established and new independent shops e.g. Khan & Belle and the Hosteria Wine Bar. Here we started a record label and put out our first release by The Scarecrows and records followed by The Surf Drums, Godflesh, Lilac Time (Stephen Duffy) Zodiac Motel, Dave Kusworth, Belfast Cowboys and a huge acid house club classic with ‘Jesus Loves The Acid’ by The Ecstasy Club (Carl-boy)