MORE nice Wombleton new arrivals just in (brought from Canada); Store hours Tues-Thurs/Sun 12-6; Fri & Sat 12-8; closed Mondays

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WOMBLETON IS OPEN TIL 6PM ON XMAS EVE!

WOMBLETON RECORDS 5123 York Blvd Los Angeles CA 90042

 

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As you may have heard we just put out literally thousands of fresh used vinyl LPs, most of which originated from a recent buying trip to England & Holland.  The bins are stocked ‘n’ stuffed with many rare gems & we have been refreshing and restocking doubles daily. If you haven’t checked out the new haul since it arrived a few days ago, visit us soon during the Xmas shopping season to find nice gifts you won’t turn up at any other shop in the USA!

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MYSTERY BAGS! Under the tree are the $3 mystery bag pre-wrapped & ready Xmas presents- themed bundles of LPs (also in great condition); some random, unknown and disturbing records are in those packs. What’s more they are gift-wrapped in attractive class of ’77 McLaren-esque style! These hilarious and intriguing LPs are certain to liven up any stodgy family holiday shindig! You’ll be sure to get a laugh (or groan) from the recipient in most cases. Highly recommended.

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CASSETTES! We don’t usually bother photographing our new arrival used cassettes but here they are for a change. 

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OPEN 7 DAYS! Yes, we will be open for business seven days a week until Xmas and probably the week following, too!  Ian & Elden await your visit!

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WOMBLETON NITES, We’re expanding our hours thru the holidays so anytime you’re in the area this season, we’re more likely to be open. Give us a ring to make sure if you’re coming after our regular business hours at (213) 422-0069.

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And check out our holiday themed TV Commercial:

See ya! Happy Holidays!

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BIG UK/EUROPE NEW ARRIVALS PARTY – THURS DEC 10, 8pm (ALL USED ORIG PRESS VINYL)

WOMBLETON RECORDS NEW ARRIVALS EVENT

THURS DEC 10th at 8pm ***SEE PHOTOS BELOW***

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We’ve returned from another buying trip to England & Holland with big boxes full of hundreds upon hundreds of fabulous original press used vinyl records which will debut at the shop this Thursday evening. We’ve also refreshed the entire store stock and added plenty of attractive “catalog” titles (1000+ pieces) featuring a big collection of 80s metal/hard rock. Stay tuned for more holiday fun at the store this season… 

Wombleton Records, 5123 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042.

Open 7 days a week until Xmas.

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Thurs May 7th, 8pm – EURO & UK NEW ARRIVALS 1000+ FRESH USED LPS & 45s (Rescheduled RSD event)

MAY 7th 2015 Euro New Arrivals (belated “RECORD STORE DAY” event)!!!

We took a trip to the UK, Holland and Belgium about a month ago and stocked up on some amazing used records for our annual Record Store Day celebration. And then, as you may have heard, our shipment got stuck in customs for several days and WE MISSED RECORD STORE DAY!!! All for a paltry $100 in duty charges.

So we held onto everything until now in order to give everybody a chance to recover from RSD/IRS liabilities. We’re putting out the fresh stock this Thursday evening, May 7th 2015, and I’m proud to say it’s one of our BEST-EVER VINYL HAULS from our twenty some-odd trips abroad in the past five years. I guess that’s how customs clocked us- oh those ever increasingly record-savvy border cops. God save us all!

See a sampling of the new stuff for yourselves in the photos below… and remember this is only a fraction of what will hit the racks for the first time this Thurs night. Sorry- no holds, we do this in a semi-annoying way our regulars have come to expect. This way everyone who shows up for the debut event gets first crack, nothing personal though! Where? Wombleton Records, 5123 York Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90042 USA

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Tons of fresh used LPs added for Sunday March 22

Over 450 LPs added for opening Sunday March 22 (12 noon)… All records the pictured here x 10! Wombleton – get ’em early at 5123 York, Los Angeles, CA 90042

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New stuff! (Sun Feb 8, 2015)

Stock newly-added today (Sunday Feb 8)… these goodies plus a couple of hundred catalog titles that have been building up in the back room. Indigenous L.A. chud- not from a trip but still worth a look!

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MORE “CRAZY” ENGLISH USED RECORDS COMING TO WOMBLETON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12th, 8pm 2014

quiltOn Thursday November 12th at 8pm we’re dumping another 800 or so great records we picked up in England a few weeks ago into the bins. See photos of some of the new stuff below and we hope to see you in the shop sometime soon. NEW ARRIVALS IMPORTED ON A MONTHLY BASIS THROUGH 2014. Stay tuned… more to come in early December.

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WOMBLETON “4” WEEKEND! *THURS SEPT 18 THRU SUN SEPT 21* Our 4th Anniversary w/ white-hot used LPS from England

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Birthday Bash, UK New Arrivals, Save the Date!

SCROLL DOWN BELOW TO SEE PHOTOS OF OUR NEW ARRIVALS!

Wombleton Records is, believe-it-or-not, now Los Angeles’ longest-operating record store East of the 5 Freeway (Sorry… Pasadena doesn’t count)! Yes it’s true… we are now officially the grand old dame at the NELA vinyl ball and the dancefloor is certainly crowded with all manner of sweaty disc-mongers jiggling, contorting and trying to make an honest shilling.

4 years on Wombleton is like a great, mystical standing stone casting musical enlightenment across the lush green fields of the upper York heelands whilst keeping the primitive Permanites and ghastly Gimme goblins at bay on the Satanic southern banks of the rushing waterway that divides the kingdom known to our people (in the native tongue) as Pyr Kyn Ty Kyt River. And alas in nearby Figueroashire there’s the pomo-Gothick Analogians always pushing forward their sooty industrial revolution… and I almost forgot those Arthurian sword-forging bastards from Avalon! Don’t they know Roxy had vastly superior albums earlier in their career?

Of course we jest! We love all of those great local “landmark”shops, each having their own specialty and wonderful character, but this coming Thursday September 18th come 8pm it’s all about Wombleton. We’ll be having our 4th anniversary party kick-off with oodles of fresh used LPs we just brought back from England the other day (**see pix below**). Also we will be selling a very very limited quantity of T-shirts & concert swag we brought back from the highly exclusive & sold-out Kate Bush performances going on presently in London. These items are only available to buy at the gigs, so we bought a few extra things to give some LA folks the chance to own a souvenir from this unprecedented, once-in-a-lifetime musical event- so it’s first come, first served on that stuff. We hope to see you this weekend- please come and buy a record so we can make it to 5!!!

WOMBLETON RECORDS 5123 YORK BLVD, LOS ANGELES, CA 90042 (213) 422-0069

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UK vinyl first pressings Talk Talk – Spirit of Eden, Stone Roses, Rockets – Plasteroid, Ludus, Fates – Furia, Kings of Convenience, Teenage Fanclub – Bandwagonesque, Pretty Things – SF Sorrow, Morrissey – Vauxhall and I, Spiritualized – Pure Phase, Antena – Camino del Sol

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UK vinyl first press original: Nick Drake – Bryter Layter (Pink Island), The Fall – Perverted by Language, Shop Assistants, Ghost Dog soundtrack, R. Stevie Moore – What’s The Point, Felt – Penelope Tree, Direct Hits on Whaam!, Go Betweens – Send Me A Lullaby, A Raincoat – Digalongamacs, Can – Tago Mago UK, Eno & Cluster – Old Land

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Original UK 1st press Black Sabbath – Paranoid Vertigo Swirl, TV Personalities – Mummy You’re Not Watching Me, Tall Dwarfs – Louis Likes His Daily Dip Flying Nun Orig NZ, Jet UK glam post-John’s Children, Wire – Pink Flag, Supergrass I Should Coco, Sun City Girls – Live From Planet Boomerang, Back In Denim Boys Own Recordings, Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures Factory

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Troggs – Mixed Bag, Bridget St. John – Jumblequeen, Orange Juice – you Can’t Hide Your Love Forever, Smiths – Meat is Murder Rough Trade, Lee Scratch Perry, PIL Metal Box orig with inserts, Sundays – Blind, Dave Ball – In Strict Tempo Some Bizarre, Lora Logic – Pedigree Charm UK first pressings for sale Wombleton Los Angeles

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Pink Fairies – Kings of Oblivion UK 1st gatefold, Smiths – The Queen is Dead, Cure – Kiss Me with bonus 12, Blossom Toes – Marmalade original, Neu 75, Go Betweens – Liberty Belle, Depeche Mode Violator, Suburban Lawns, My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything (Creation orig), Faust at our L.A. retail record shop in Highland Park

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Ceramic Hello (Canada original), Lemon Kittens, Slapp Happy – Acnalbasac Noom, Morrissey – Kill Uncle UK 1st, Annette Peacock, Cleaners from Venus – Going to England, This Heat, Neu 2 (green Brain german 1st), Rational Youth, Dschinn, Felt – Pictorial Jackson review ALL AT WOMBLETON SEPTEMBER 18, 2014

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UK first press vinyl issue Nick Drake – Pink Moon (Island) earliest matrix Under En Sort Sol, This Heat – Deceit, Cocteau Twins – Heaven or Las Vegas, Throbbing Gristle – Box Set (complete), Denim on Ice, Chrome box, Guru Guru, Raiders of the Lost Dub, Saint Etienne – Fox Base Alpha, Dzyan (rare Krautrock), Osmose, Spacemen 3 – Recurring – Wombleton Records Los Angeles best record store

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Let the pricing begin… who needs popsike when you’ve got… Countryman Cider: genuine non-fizzy scrumpy hand-carried from Devon! That explains why you may see some expensive Wurzels LPs in the fancy glass case at Wombleton next Thursday night!

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Kate says: “I pity the fool who don’t shop at Wombleton Records!”

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INBETWEENIE Used Vinyl New Arrivals Party – THURS MARCH 6th, 8pm Wombleton Records’ pre-Record Store Day sale in Los Angeles

AN “INBETWEENIE” RECORD PARTY… THURSDAY MARCH 6th, 8pm at Wombleton

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Things can get a bit grim for we Los Angeles record retailers in-between the winter holiday shopping season and Record Store Day. For that reason we’re trying to bring a bit of excitement round to cure the rainy season doldrums- namely a torrent of fabulous, rare used vinyl…

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There’ll be a ton of rare original pressings from New Zealand & Australia (including a heap of titles on the desirable Flying Nun label), some oddball US & UK indie, a fresh selection of scarce Reggae LPs, punk staples, rare folk-rock gems, cheapee soul, lost cumbia classics… and many more “gluten-free” surprises!

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Also, this time we’re bringing out the biggest load of singles we’ve had in a while.  Several hundred MORE reasons to make a stop at Wombleton in the near future. If you can’t make it Thursday, stop in sooooooon!!! (**SEE PICS OF 45s BELOW**)

 

 

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WOMBLETON HOLIDAY NEW ARRIVALS PARTY THURSDAY DECEMBER 12th, 8pm – MORE FAB USED LPs JUST IN FROM THE UK!

SPARKLING VINYL DECORATIONS FOR THE CONSUMERIST AND THE CONNOISSEUR:
 
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Last week we took a quick last-minute, secret trip to England to stock up for the holiday shopping rush. Whilst abroad we shivered in frosty attics full of forty-fives and warmed ouselves after hours utilising local artisan ales. We enjoyed a brief-yet-bonkers DJ set at a crowded Northern Soul cellar club in a hotel in Manchester and went up against diabolical local traders at a high-stakes music memorabilia auction. We ate fiery Indian dinners and pudgy Sunday Roasts, all to a soundtrack of Wham’s “Last Christmas” (looped)… And why all of this Decemberly drudgery? Because we at Wombleton Records wanted to make sure that there would be no shortage of incredible, highly sought-after original press UK vinyl gems in our racks to help you make all of your yuletide bestowals special and interesting and cool. **SEE MORE PHOTOS OF NEW STUFF BELOW** Hundreds upon hundreds of exciting new LPs & 45s will be added to the very recently refreshed inventory- if it seems like we just put in a big batch of goodies a few weeks ago- we did; We love overdoing it at Wombleton!
SEASONAL NEW ARRIVALS PARTY – THURS DEC 12, 2013 at 8pm
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LOVELY GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE, TOO!
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We have some hot new cassettes as well!
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And if the above photos haven’t whet your appetite enough, have a look below at this Christmas village display from a North Lancashire village butcher shop window we chanced upon while making our record digging rounds last week… made of 100% lard!
 
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Wombleton-Recommended Holiday Listening (click link below):
SCTV’s Count Floyd (Joe Flaherty) put out a mini-LP in the mid-1980s. “Reggae Christmas Eve In Transylvania” was a childhood favorite of mine while growing up in suburban Ontario, Canada, much to the annoyance of just about everyone in my life.
Our holiday gift to you!
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