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Postby johnnyanglia » Sat Nov 13, 2004 8:12 pm

OOOOOOOOOOH Handbags at dawn
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Postby stinkpad » Sat Nov 13, 2004 8:37 pm

johnnyanglia wrote:OOOOOOOOOOH Handbags at dawn


Heh
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Postby Gus » Sat Nov 13, 2004 9:53 pm

Here's a blast from the past. Anyone remember the the record department in Lewis's basement?

P.S. I worked in HMV in Union Street, from '86 - '95.
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Postby Pgcc93 » Sat Nov 13, 2004 10:03 pm

Gus wrote:Here's a blast from the past. Anyone remember the the record department in Lewis's basement?

Err! not really, it was all ceramic tiles last time I was down there.


Gus wrote:P.S. I worked in HMV in Union Street, from '86 - '95.

You'll remember Big Jim and wee Malky then :?:
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Postby Gus » Sat Nov 13, 2004 10:26 pm

Not John Lewis, if that's what you mean. I meant Lewis's which was just ONE huge department store in what is now the Debenhams building. It did indeed have a record department in the basement. The whole ground floor of the building (TopMan, HMV, Virgin, The Gap Etc) was a huge food hall.

Ahh, the good old days.......

Do you mean security Jim with the 'tache? And who could forget Malky White? Wonder where they are now....
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Postby Pgcc93 » Sun Nov 14, 2004 12:13 am

Gus wrote:Do you mean security Jim with the 'tache? And who could forget Malky White? Wonder where they are now....


That's the fellows! they were top blokes, made me serve my Beer Apprenticeship, not to mention the discount records that I acquired :P
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Postby Gus » Sun Nov 14, 2004 1:15 am

Your beer apprenticeship? What age are you? I was pished long before I met them. I have however SUNG at karaoke night in the Horseshoe on a night out with Malky White......

The horseshoe bar was pub of choice on a Thursday night (when we were still weekly paid), we did however 'graduate' to 'O Henry's' across the lane. A considerable amount of our weekly wage was spent as soon as we got it......

I think I actually still have some VHS footage of Malky and Jim baring their arses up on the roof above Union Street....

Am I going insane?, please tell me that Lewis's existed...

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Postby johnnyanglia » Sun Nov 14, 2004 9:54 am

Are you refering to the building that GAP are based in ?. If so it used to be Arnott Simpson's and it did have to use the contemporary term a "record bar". I remember it vaguely as a child in the early 70's. My dad worked there as a Saturday boy in the mid 60's and regularly bought records from it.
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Postby Fossil » Sun Nov 14, 2004 10:36 am

Gus wrote:.....................

Am I going insane?, please tell me that Lewis's existed...

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Yes Gus it did exist...:)


Arrnots was further down Argyle Street

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Postby Pgcc93 » Sun Nov 14, 2004 1:07 pm

Gus wrote:Your beer apprenticeship? What age are you? I was pished long before I met them. I have however SUNG at karaoke night in the Horseshoe on a night out with Malky White......

I was just the nipper they taught me good though. :P

The horseshoe bar was pub of choice on a Thursday night (when we were still weekly paid), we did however 'graduate' to 'O Henry's' across the lane. A considerable amount of our weekly wage was spent as soon as we got it......

Aye! I remember when the weekend started on a Thursday can't remember much about the Fridays though ::):

I think I actually still have some VHS footage of Malky and Jim baring their arses up on the roof above Union Street....

:) ::): post it up that would be priceless ::):


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The Horseshoe Crew I can recall was Malky,Jim,Gerry,Iain, Gordon and eh! whats's name? apologies for any omissions, It was a wee while ago and I was invariably pished @ the time. Had many a great night/afternoon with those guy's 8)
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Postby Cyclo2000 » Tue Nov 16, 2004 3:28 pm

All those posts and no-one mentioned Bruces.

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Postby JayKay » Tue Nov 16, 2004 4:13 pm

Another to add - Ital Riddims.

Specialist Reggae record shop, was wore or less on the corner of Sauchihall and Buchanan.

Obviously this was pre-Buchanan galleries etc when the building was a run down carbuncle, rather than the retail ground zero it is today.
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Postby Fossil » Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:58 pm

Is the record shop on Sauchihall st facing the dental hospital still open?
It used to sell classical, musical and movie sound tracks, as well as yer Doris Day and Perry Como stuff.....

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Postby DMcNay » Tue Nov 30, 2004 6:48 am

The Modern Fossil wrote:Is the record shop on Sauchihall st facing the dental hospital still open?
It used to sell classical, musical and movie sound tracks, as well as yer Doris Day and Perry Como stuff.....

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Postby JamesMc » Tue Nov 30, 2004 7:06 am

I think you mean Casa, it was mentioned a few posts back and i mentioned i got chucked out of it for listening to a personal stereo whilst browsing :x
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