News: Fopp Manchester Re-opens

Fopp RecordsA couple of months after the chain went bust with the loss of hundreds of jobs, Fopp Manchester re-opened at the weekend and, despite the fact that the Manchester store and stores in Glasgow, Cambridge, Nottingham and Edinburgh, were bought up by corporate giants HMV, it was pretty much business as usual when we were in there yesterday. Stocks seemed a bit low with no vinyl yet and plenty of empty jewel cases padding out the racks, plus we were unable to find the new Richard Hawley and New Pornographers CDs, but I’m sure this is only a temporary thing. Also, I don’t remember there being quite so many new releases being offered for £13 rather than the usual tenner. There were, of course, plenty of bargains to be had in the £5 racks and I ended up walking out with 10,000 Maniacs’ The Wishing Chair, Warren Zevon’s live album Stand In The Fire and the recent Replacements compilation, Do You Know Who I Think I Was?. Fifteen Quid well spent. Welcome back, Fopp.

The Replacements – Here Comes A Regular

Warren Zevon – Excitable Boy

10,000 Maniacs – Scorpio Rising

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