Amoeba Records on Sunset Blvd.

Written by on December 30, 2020

This time last year, I was at record store Mecca: Amoeba Records. I was in L.A. for Guided By Voices’ big 100 song NYE show at The Teragram, and it wasn’t hard to find some other fans of the band who had traveled for this event to travel a little further with me to shop for records at the coolest mega-store in the world.

I had been to this Amoeba location a couple of times before and knew about their huge selection of 45’s, thoughtfully separated into labeled & decorated boxes, and always find some great stuff that I know…can you ever have enough Joe Tex?…and stuff that I’ve taken a chance on because it sounds good. 90% of the time those instincts are correct!

Sadly, this amazing location has closed, partly due to the pandemic. They announced plans to move it, although the new location has not yet been announced.

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