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
WOMBLETON RECORDS 5123 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042
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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OUR FABULOUS 3rd ANNIVERSARY UK NEW ARRIVALS WEEKEND OCTOBER 17th-20th, 2013 WOMBLETON RECORD STORE LOS ANGELES

 *SCROLL DOWN BELOW TO SEE PHOTOS OF SOME OF OUR NEW LPs, DEBUTING THURSDAY AT 8pm*

Wombleton  Oct 2013 flyerIn anticpation of Wombleton’s third anniversary, we’ve been back over to England & Scotland in recently and managed to gather up a truly breathtaking, magnificent and utterly unique selection of used vinyl goodies.  Over 1000 original press UK LPs & 45s; many titles which have never before graced our bins. Whether or not you’re in a buying mood, please come and celebrate with us this upcoming weekend – new stock arrives Thursday, October 17th at 8pm!

AUTUMNAL INSPIRATIONS:

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SEE YOU THIS LOVELY AUTMUN WEEKEND at WOMBLETON RECORDS

5123 YORK BLVD, LOS ANGELES

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“TELL YOUR FRIENDS!”
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WOMBLETON RECORDS – SUMMER 2013 STORE NEW ARRIVALS WEEKEND – SAT JULY 20th, 12pm & SUN JULY 21st LOS ANGELES, CA – OVER 1000 FRESH USED LPs / RECORDS

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“HOT” SUMMER NEW ARRIVALS WEEKEND!

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AMAZING FINDS, INCOMING BATCH OF USED RECORDS AT THE WOMBLETON STORE IN LOS ANGELES

This very weekend, in the middle of this HOT bastard of a summer, we are putting out well OVER A THOUSAND FRESH USED RECORDS from various collections we’ve bought recently plus a choice selection of oddities from our trip to Israel back in June. Expect to see SOMETHING DIFFERENT from the usual batch we’re known to bring back from our overseas trips. We’ve made a conscious effort to fill in the cracks in our inventory and change things up a bit this time… I think you will like what you see! A small sampling is spotlighted in the pictures above & below.

Some of the new stuff at Wombleton, summer 2013

Also, we recently removed lots of lame stock, marked down stuff, cleaned up the bins; added a huge quantity of useful and attractive catalogue and “budget” records. If you haven’t been over to Los Angeles’ fabulous WOMBLETON since Record Store Day you will see a whole load of fantastic new stuff! Punk, US Indie, Folk, Bollywood, New Age, 60s rock, Reggae & the usual New Wave/Post-punk Disko GothGlamPsych, too! Can’t make it this weekend? No problem, just remember to visit Wombleton later in the summer, so you can HEAR THE HEAT!

Influx of great vinyl LPs at The Wombleton Record Store sale in Los Angeles July 2013

WOMBLETON RECORDS, USA: 5123 YORK BLVD, LA, CA 90042

(213) 422-0069

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK – ALL SUMMER LONG!

Our fine new selection of original press “Bollywood” Indian vinyl soundtrack LPs debuting this weekend

 

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4th of July WEEKEND SALE at WOMBLETON RECORDS!!! (2013)

4th of July WEEKEND SALE at Wombleton!!!

THIS THURS, FRI, SAT & SUNDAY ONLY! All records priced under ten dollars will sell for $4 FOUR DOLLARS 4$ All records priced $4 and under will be HALF PRICE. Every $20 worth of stock you stack up WILL ONLY COST YOU $17.76!! That means pick $20 or more worth of vinyl and only pay .888 per dollar. That would make a sixty-five dollar Popol Vuh lp cost only $57.20. Makes a $40 Go-Betweens record become $35.20!

and stay tuned… BIG BATCH OF NEW ARRIVALS COMING THUR JULY 18!

Before the sale we made room and cleaned up the store:

Then we filled up the empty bins with fresh, CHEAP and unseen vinyl- just in the door:

And made sure our higher-end selection, still packed to the rafters with rare wax, went on sale as well, so our discerning customers could rationalize spending more than just that which was divisible by four:

ONE-THOUSAND $4 DEALS – Pay just .888 of ticket price on purchases over $20. Tapes excluded from $4 deal, but pick $20 worth and pay a mere $17.76!

Don’t miss out – our next discount sale is scheduled for late August. Our max discount on the high-end stuff has previously been 10% off so here is your chance to save a bit more on some great, rare & uncommon import titles – THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

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RECORD STORE DAY WEEKEND 2013 at WOMBLETON RECORDS, LOS ANGELES **FRIDAY NIGHT RSD EVE EURO NEW ARRIVALS PRE-PARTY**

RECORD STORE DAY & *FRIDAY NIGHT* RSD EVE EUROPEAN NEW ARRIVALS PARTY at WOMBLETON RECORDS!

NEW ARRIVALS FRIDAY 4/19/13 AT WOMBLETON LOS ANGELES FOR RSD 2013

We’re NOT selling the same RSD reissues everybody else is selling all over Los Angeles and/or the USA… instead for Record Store Day 2013 we’ve got hundreds of IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND original pressings we just brought back from Europe.

Record Store Day at Wombleton Records in Los Angeles, April 20th 2013

Stand in line elsewhere to get manufactured-as-”rare” new vinyl… OR come to Wombleton in Highland Park for a chance to grab something that actually really is rare, very desirable and unavailable anywhere else in town! We worked extra hard to get some extra special stuff for you this year.

Wombeton Records, Los Angeles – your first shop ‘n’ stop for RECORD STORE DAY 2013

Come early for our RECORD STORE EVE pre-party on Friday April 19th at 9pm to be first in line to see our fresh NEW ARRIVAL second hand vinyl!!! 

CHOICE SELECTION OF FRESH EUROPEAN SECOND HAND VINYL at WOMBLETON THIS RECORD STORE DAY in Los Angeles

GREAT NEW STUFF PACKED IN TO THE BINS ALL WEEKEND LONG!!!

The action starts Friday night for our 2013 Record Store Day weekend celebration at Wombleton Records, Los Angeles

The official LIMITED EDITION potato chip of Wombleton’s 2013 Record Store Day celebration in Los Angeles.

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**WOMBLETON’S WEEKEND SALE** SAT MARCH 30th & SUN MARCH 31st! Up to 50% off all items 3/30 & 3/31

**WEEKEND SALE**
SAT MARCH 30th & SUN MARCH 31st

WOMBLETON RECORDS 5123 YORK BLVD (AT AVE 51)  HIGHLAND PARK – LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90042

We’re opening early at 10am and staying late Saturday and EVERYTHING in the shop will be discounted up to 50%. Sale continues Sunday, too! We’re funding yet another overseas buying trip, so please come to Wombleton this weekend and score some great deals and support our follies! As you can see from the photos above & below- we aren’t too picked over yet. Still literally hundreds of great ORIGINAL PRESS – COUNTRY OF ORIGIN records by the likes of Smiths, Syd Barrett, Wake, Cure, Cocteau Twins, Creation, Tall Dwarfs, Kevin Ayers, Blur, TV Personalities, Slapp Happy, Pulp, Can, Tronics, Model 500, Raincoats, Amon Duul II, Felt/Denim, Sound, Clash, Saints, Only Ones, Kraftwerk, Bauhaus, Chills, Bridget St. John, Desperate Bicycles, Roy Harper, Boys, Talk Talk, Dead Can Dance, The Fall, N.W.A., Shirley Collins… AND OTHER GREATS YOU RARELY FIND AT THE OTHER SHOPS AROUND TOWN! Different kind of shop = different kind of sale. All LPs, 45s & cassettes discounted as follows… Under $5 = 50% off, $5-$9 = $40% off, $10-$14 = 30% off, $15-$19 = 20% off, $20-$27 = 15% off, $28 & up = 10% off. See you Saturday!

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ATTENTION: ROCK IS DEAD.

ATTENTION: ROCK IS DEAD.

Wombleton, L.A.’s funniest(?) record store, has just been freshened with 600+ used arrivals from my recent trip to Canada (and the Detroit-area) and other piecemeal buys since Xmas.

What to expect?

**80s modern soul, boogie, electro, random rap & early techno**

**loadsa cheeep 70s disco, soul, funk, r&b**

**delightfully passé 90s deep house, tech house, garage & hip hop**

**naff off-brand pop oddities, most have synthesizers on them**

Yes its true, we’ve been lazy about bringing out the new arrivals of late, but that’s all changing tomorrow. Visit us soon to be sure to see all of the fab new gear… some more photos are down below.

This pair of novelty electro 12s are guaranteed to clear any dance floor.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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SYNTH POP STARLET ANNA DOMINO – LIVE AT WOMBLETON RECORDS, THURSDAY FEBRUARY 14th, 2013, 9pm (VALENTINE’S DAY); FREE!

LIVE CONCERT PERFORMANCE – VALENTINE’S DAY 2013 AT THE WOMBLETON RECORD STORE, LOS ANGELES

You may have noticed that we don’t host a lot of in-stores here at Wombleton, the main reason being that we don’t sell a lot of new music by new bands at our shop. It seems that the other stores in the area are doing great work in this field and there isn’t much of a necessity for Wombleton to get in on the action.

Our take on the whole thing has been to do in-stores with artists that we do carry. A lot of our favorites are relatively obscure people from the UK and Europe who were releasing their music twenty, thirty, even forty(!) years ago. These sorts of acts aren’t exactly knocking on doors looking for gigs at tiny boutiques in dodgy parts of L.A. these days, but when we’ve had the chance to bring in a Bob Lind or The Clean to Highland Park we’ve jumped at it. Well, we’ve had another one of those rare opportunities… so on Valentine’s Day, February 14th 2013, we are excited to present a live in-store performance from Anna Domino at around 9pm!

In our book, Anna Domino is one of the true greats of obscure, ethereal 1980s/90s synthpop; she continues to create challenging and forward thinking avant-garde pop music to this day.

Anna started putting out records on Belgium’s mighty Les Disques Du Crépuscule in the mid-1980s and her music has become progressively more interesting and strange with every release since. She has lent her voice to landmark recordings by The The, Virgina Astley and The 6ths (the legendary Magnetic Fields spin-off) and has had her own recordings produced by a veritable who’s who of mind-bogglingly incredible music weirdos such as Alan Rankine (The Associates), Blaine L Reininger (Tuxedomoon), Marc Moulin (Telex, Lio, Sparks), Luc Van Acker (Revolting Cocks), Arthur Baker (New Order, Planet Patrol, Freeez) and Flood (Depeche Mode, Erasure, Nick Cave). Since those heady Crépuscule (and Factory Records) years Anna has continued to put out great stuff on her own and as half of the duo Snakefarm (along with Bel Canto’s Michel Delory).

If you’ve missed out on Anna Domino until now, now’s your chance! Bring a date to Wombleton Records this Valentine’s Day and treat yourself to a rare appearance by one of the great lost unsung voices in modern music. Performing a rare career-spanning acoustic set with Snakefarm partner Michel Delory. Free show!

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