Vinyl Havens: Egg Records, Newtown

Part 3 of 4 in a Vinyl Havens series that explores the record stores of Inner West Sydney. Next up: Egg Records!

Tucked away off the main drag of Newtown’s King St., across from an Adult Video Basement and just up the road from a sushi train and a gelato house, sits Egg Records.

Egg Records is another Newtown landmark. It opened its doors in 2000, and they’ve since opened a sister store in Brisbane.

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Egg sells new and used records, as well as CDs, DVDs, and t-shirts. You can pay for the original pressings, or dip into the $5 bins for battered seconds-hand offerings.

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I’ve bought many records here: the first two Clash albums, Emmylou Harris, Fiona Apple, The Statler Brothers, The Smiths, the Doors…

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…but what separates them from the rest, at least in my book, are the TOYS.

One cabinet is full of Beatles memorabilia — from dolls, to fake money, ashtrays, novelty mugs, and masks. Hanging nearby is a Sergeant Pepper Nehru jacket.

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Under the CD racks are Centurions, Ninja Turtles, Muppets, and Transformers.

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Shelves up front contain Sega Mega Drive (Genesis), Atari, and Commodore 64 cartridges.

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Under the Sale CDs are the in-package Star Wars figures.

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Next to The Smiths and Earl Hines hang some in-package Army of Darkness figures.

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To top it all off, there is a life-sized 3D Homer Simpson greeting you at the door.

Egg also buy records, and I’ve made a tidy amount selling Records I didn’t want any more, reinvesting in the multitude of good things they sell.

I highly recommend dropping by for a sticky-beak at the cabinets while taking in some quality music.

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written by lokified on 2013-03-19 in #world #locations

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