Hey all :) How's everyone's summer going? Mine is extreamly hot, I tried to tan today and I about fried myself. Going to give it another go tomorrow. Anyway, onto the subject line:
A friend of mine had told me about Everybody's Records and I was a bit appriensive. I mean in my defense just the name of the store didn't indicate much happening there... but I was way wrong.
My mom (my vinyl hunting buddy) and I found the place with no trouble, unlike our first trip to Shake It Records (now that's a name!) which took about an hour and was only supposed to take 15 minutes, and to make matters worse we didn't find a thing! Anyway, we found Everybody's and I began to warm up to the place already because it looked like Shake It, smilar surroundings and everything.
So we go in and I immedatley detect the smell of incense, AWESOME! hehe. We locate the records and I head to back wall where the alphabetical records are since usually that's where you find the Monkees. I spotted some Monkees and I pulled them out they just kept coming. I was having a mini heart attack as I finally ended up wtih five Monkees records all at about three dollars each, the most I had ever found in a store at one time. Already Everybody's was owning Shake It where I had only found one Monkees record in the several times had been there.
I showed my mom what I had found and she also was having a heart attack. I decided to just buy all the records becasue I figured hey when will I find this ever again? I wandered over to the Beatles records and pulled out an Abbey Road and Yellow Submarine, both very nice copies with next to no damage on them. Mom had found another Beatles section (common in record stores around here) and had scoured a Sgt. Peppers! I had walked into that store saying to her "I hope they have Sgt. Peppers but they probably won't." Ha! I was wrong again! Anyway, we walked up to the front and asked the guys if they had any Michael Nesmith stuff and if so where we could find it. They sent us back to where we had found the Monkees and stuff and mom pulled out a Nez album from between two records with 'New' in the title. I was completely giddy by this point.
When all was said and done I ended up with nine records all for around sixty-five bucks, pretty good really.
When I got home I was giving all my new records a closer look and came to find Sgt. Peppers still had the Lonley Hearts Club cut out sheet completely intact:
I'm trying to resist cutting it out ! (I want that mustache) People have threatened me about it 0_O
Here's what I came home with that day:
- Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones LTD. ~ The Monkees
- The Monkees Greatest Hits (The one where Peter is leaning over Micheal and you can see just a little bit of his back *swoon*) ~ The Monkees
- The Monkees Greatest Hits (Looks like one from a radio station, it's sleeve is very orange, different tracks from the above one) ~ The Monkees
- Then & Now... The Best of the Monkees ~ The Monkees
- Monkee Business (Kind of a fill in the blank album, includes an Itailian version of the Monkees Theme) ~ The Monkees
- From A Radio Engine To The Proton Wing (Anyone who can explain that title to me will be my BFFL) - Michael Nesmith
- Abbey Road ~ The Beatles
- Yellow Submarine ~ The Beatles
- Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band ~ The Beatles
So a big thank you to Everybody's records for giving me everything my collection lacked and then some. I believe this record store, unlike Shake It, is kind of a hidden gem of Cincinnati, Ohio. I don't think a lot of people know it's there offically making it my favorite record store. When you visit this place expect to find an atmosphere you would feel comfortable spending a few hours in just slowly browsing everything they have to offer. It is truely one of a kind.
Peace, Love, Phantom :)
P.S. If any of you ever visit the Cincinnati, Ohio, Northern Kentucky area let me know and I can give you directions to both stores should you want to pay them a visit! Plus a lot of good local places to eat! Who doesn't love food?!