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Name: dudehead
Comment: My first record shop was an independent shop in Ashton-under-Lyne, I can't remember the name but it was in the Mercian mall. I was 13 in 1991/92 and used to go in after my classical guitar lessons for Ned's Atomic Dustbin, Teenage Fanclub, The Wonder Stuff, Thousand Yard Stare and Chapterhouse, singles for 50p-£1. I couldn't afford albums. It was a great place, the staff were total idols to me at the time. Anyone know the name? After that moved on to Andy's in Oldham and then Piccadilly and Vinyl Exchange in Manchester. Pelican Neck was pretty cool for a while in Afflecks.

Name: selwood101.
Comment: The shop was The Sound House. It used to be over near the Witchwood and moved into the Mercian in the early 1990s.

Back in the late eighties I'd sneak out of school at dinner time on a Monday, get the bus to Ashton to get the new releases and picture discs which they would only have a couple of. When it moved to a bigger shop in the Mercian I think it was under more pressure to survive and Andys Records moving in to Ashton killed it off.

Name: Deano Carroll
Comment: The Sound House started off at the far end of Stamford Street, which at the time was mostly derelict, before moving to more modern premises in the shopping precinct (Staveleigh Way). They sold new releases.

Name: Mark Dally
Comment: Paul Baker and Carole Sanderson ran The Sound House. Eventually had to fold the business up. Too much competition from the big music stores like HMV etc.




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