“GRADY’S RECORD REFUGE is a new & used record store located at 2546 E. Main St. in Ventura, CA. We buy, sell & trade LP’s, CD’s, cassettes, 78’s, 45’s, DVD’s, vhs, reel-to-reels, 8-tracks, laserdiscs, and more……we also sell needles, cartridges & belts for turntables, and do PHONOGRAPH REPAIR………we also sell used stereo equipment….. especially RECORD PLAYERS!”

p.s. Grady Runyan was in MONOSHOCK and is in LIQUORBALL. Follow each link to see what Julian Cope says about the bands. He knows more than you do.

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

4 thoughts on “GREAT RECORD STORES OF AMERICA No. 1: Inside the 'fuge

  1. GRADY is one of the awesome-est electric guitar players going on. Buying a record from him would be an honor. Buying a record OF him is also a very good idea.

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