Record stores in Paris

seekastar

Junior Member
Can anyone advise me of record shops in Paris to find Smiths/Morrissey Vinyl, cds, promos?

I am going to Monster Melodies but would be interested in checking out a few more if there are any others worth checking out in the City.

Merci!!
 

Coiffeur_En_Flame

New Member
Can anyone advise me of record shops in Paris to find Smiths/Morrissey Vinyl, cds, promos?

I am going to Monster Melodies but would be interested in checking out a few more if there are any others worth checking out in the City.

Merci!!
Hi seekastar,

I've spent quite a bit of time hunting down Morrissey and related records in the city, and it's a task that can often be unrewarding. Perversely, I usually find stuff when I'm not looking for it. I don't know if you live here or are visiting on holiday? If it's the latter, you probably don't have much time, in which case here are my recommendations:

1 - "Jussieu" on rue Linné in the 5eme is always worth a look-in. I once found a rare "Panic" promo 7-inch in there, and they have a very interesting and diverse stock anyway.

2 - "12 Inch" on rue de Palestro has a huge selection of, you guessed it, 12 inch singles. A ton of '80s stuff, and there's always some Smiths in there, often rarities. Highly recommended.

3 - "Boulinier" on Bd St-Michel in the 6eme is cavernous and dirt-cheap. I haven't been there in a while, but you could pick up a bargain. Hit-and-miss on quality, but definitely worth a try.

4 - "Troglodisc" on rue Fromentin in the 9eme. Again, big and cheap, but they have a lot of new wave, 80's and 90's stuff. I've been successful there in the past. Don't hang around here after dark though.

5 - The market at Clignancourt in the 18eme (near the Sacré-Cœur) is awash with 2nd hand vinyl stalls. Look out for a fat guy with a cigar and his peroxide-blonde wife (who bears a stunning resemblance to Debby Harry), their stall specialises in 80s rarities.

I hope that helps and good luck with your search. Word of warning about Monster Melodies though - much of their stock is vastly overpriced and the staff are notoriously unpleasant. If you suspect a record isn't worth what it's marked up as, it probably isn't.

Let us know how you get on!

Coiff.
 

beau

Member
Hey Russ, bring me back some Denblan toothpaste, I heard it's dirt cheap over there... Have a good time. Guess I won't be seeing you in SF/LA.
 

seekastar

Junior Member
Thanks for the reply coiff! I'll let ya know if I find anything!

Beau, I haven't my bloody tickets, but I'll be at the 10 LA shows... see you there?
 

seekastar

Junior Member
Of course I wasn't able to find any tialtngo 7"s and nothing to obscure except a sealed stop me us 12" - is that worth anything beau?

Also there is another 80's specialty shop near pigalle. Rus De Bruit at 35 rue de la rocefoucauld 75009
 

beau

Member
Well I'm only aware of German 12"s, so it'd be worth a fortune!

Tickets outside the SF shows are plentiful. I wanted to give away a ticket Sunday night but didn't see anyone buying.
 
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