Best Used-Vinyl Scavenging (2008)

Salvation Army at 46th Street and Eleventh Avenue

Now that Colony has yanked its awesome cheap used-vinyl section (and all the fun of going there), this title goes to the SALVATION ARMY AT 46TH STREET AND ELEVENTH AVENUE. The 99-cent records sit right inside the door of the clothing floor, and fit on one long table. It looks meager, but a frequent and patient scavenger can be rewarded mightily. A friend and I who visit regularly have uncovered such treasures as Television's Marquee Moon, the Pixies' Surfer Rosa, Devo's Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, various '60s Persuasive Percussion albums, an Ethel Merman disco LP, and our prize find: John Valby's Concerto for Piano Voice and 500 Screaming Assholes.


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