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Left for Dead Record Store

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by Simone Ribeiro (subscribe)
I am a Brazilian journalist based in Birmingham, UK. Visit my blog at http://
Published January 15th 2014
A nice record shop around the corner in Digbeth
If you are 30-something, you probably know what a vinyl shop represents to your generation. To the younger ones, this is the perfect time to find out why records are more popular than ever nowadays!

Left for Dead is a fine example of record shop and it's a great source for all those interested in vinyl and/or music in general!

A couple of weeks ago I paid a visit and it couldn't be more happy to find this place.

To start with, the proud shop owner, Andrew Haddon, has almost 20 years of experience in the industry and a quick chat with him was enough to know a bit more about his music knowledge and work. I honestly believe that if you have an independent shop, there is nothing more amusing than selling products you are really are fond of and that's what I found in this independent shop!

Actually, at Left for Dead it's constantly noticed. Not just vinyl and CDs are sold there, but also magazines and books. Everything has a special recommendation and meaning; a personal touch indeed.

That was the reason I couldn't resist getting myself a nice book of Bob Dylan's paintings for only 6. Yes, that was the price.

Andrew explained he prefers to put the prices down, this way he attracts more people interested in buying nice pop culture items. It definitely caught my eyes! The prices are too good for the excellent stock he is offering there.

Jazz lovers corner

Vintage magazines for less than a fiver, CDs and singles from independent bands (such Goat, one of my favourites), nice printings and obviously a range of records that anyone would enjoy collecting, like a nice jazz collection with Nina Simone titles.

Another visits to this shop will happen soon and if you fancy popping by, just don`t forget to have a chat with Andrew about his work involvement with music from Iceland as well. It's truly inspiring!

The Face magazine

Left for Dead also supports local bands and we all couldn't agree more that the Custard Factory is the right venue!

Music lovers will enjoy visiting Left for Dead and it's already in the list of best record shops in town. Birmingham needs more little business like this!
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Phone: 0121 224 7422
Where: Gibb St, Birmingham, West Midlands B9 4AA, United Kingdom
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