Best spot to find deranged '50s and '60s music - 2007
Crypt Records in Brooklyn is a labor of love for owner Tim Warren, and has possibly the cheapest vinyl in New York City. Customers are greeted by visions of naughty Barbies hanging from the ceiling and an amazing array of vintage posters. The place specializes in punk, rockabilly, blues, doo-wop, and gospel from the '40s, '50s, and '60s. There's even a collection of archive recordings dating back to 1898, and a genre simply called "weird." Warren, who also runs a record label from the back room of the tiny shop, encourages folks to listen to their picks before they buy and will happily shoot the shit about his favorite records to sample or which '60s garage band is his favorite.