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Great little doco on my old bosses. 😍

 

 

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Hah. What memories. My old mate, Frank Brunetti use to work there too. 

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That’s right.

Frank and Ted were legends in our back office. 👍

13 minutes ago, hugo_wilco said:

Hah. What memories. My old mate, Frank Brunetti use to work there too. 

 

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Met a lot of great artists at this store from Chris Isaak to Ween. Oh the memories!

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I loved Gaslight, was my favourite store and I was a regular visitor in the 90s.  They had a wonderful range of music.

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Great memories! Great store! I still have many a vinyl from that store. I remember turning up one lunch break when unbeknown to me it just happened to be nude day 😲

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One of my 2 favourite record shops in Melbourne during the '80's, the other being Discurio.

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He had good judgement selling out in 1999!

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Wonderful, 

What a great snippet of the not so distant past. 

Things have changed but music... 

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14 hours ago, candyflip said:

Great little doco on my old bosses. 😍

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Yes, good to see that some of our history is being recorded.  I recall Gasslight when it was one of many small import record stores, I valued each one of them.  Was surprised that the store grew to the size that it did, and it was quite an oasis where you could be guaranteed of finding something unexpected, unusal and obscure on each visit.  I got a lot of valued disks there. 

 

So as an former employee of this fine establishment, please share some of the many interesting stories I'm sure you have from your time there. 

 

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The TV ads were wonderful, here is a classic example:

 

 

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And another of their ads:

 

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Gaslight, Discurio, Pop In, Missing Link, Au Go Go, Collector's Corner all gone. Polyester soon to close their doors.

The niche and secondhand soldier on.

https://digginmelbourne.com/

 

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I wish I’d been there

Any nude purchasers here

Great gimmick🌶🌶🌶🌶

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Classic store. Great memories.

 

I remember doing a saturday run regularly with my mates.

Metal for Melbourne, Pipe Imports (later  Extreme Aggression), Minotaur, Collectors Corner, Batman Records. Records Au Go Go,  Virgin Megastore and Gaslight.  Being a teen I couldn't afford to buy from each store so it was kinda like a big walk around then went back to one or two of the stores and picked up my goodies!

 

Great times.

Such a shame its all memory bank now.

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2 hours ago, Ian McP said:

Gaslight, Discurio, Pop In, Missing Link, Au Go Go, Collector's Corner all gone. Polyester soon to close their doors.

The niche and secondhand soldier on.

https://digginmelbourne.com/

 

Yes and I only discovered the other day that Thomas Music is gone too. They were situated quite close to Gaslight. An excellent store for classical, world and jazz.

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Thanks @candyflip for posting. What a store, I was trying to start/finish a degree at Ballarat Uni in the early 90's and going to Melbz on the odd occasion was a great way to expand my mind/music collection by trawling through Gaslights racks of CDs.

Like @08Boss302 I too had to choose wisely with limited funds 🙂

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5 hours ago, audiofeline said:

Yes, good to see that some of our history is being recorded.  I recall Gasslight when it was one of many small import record stores, I valued each one of them.  Was surprised that the store grew to the size that it did, and it was quite an oasis where you could be guaranteed of finding something unexpected, unusal and obscure on each visit.  I got a lot of valued disks there. 

 

So as an former employee of this fine establishment, please share some of the many interesting stories I'm sure you have from your time there. 

 

I used to do the Saturday run when I lived in Burnley. I'd walk to Chapel St and check the shops there. Jump on a tram to St Kilda and always picked up an album at Mostly Jazz on St Kilda Road (still operating I see 👍) and then the light rail into the city and do the rounds there. I'd budget for 2-3 albums, but usually picked up a half dozen or more. Gaslight and Discurio were must visits for ECM records. Fond memories. :)

 

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The rumour has it that they couldn't keep @djb out on the 'Nude Day' as he kept coming for freebies......

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Spent many an afternoon in there in the 80s. Quality Records on Glenferrie Rd  (although 2nd hand) also closed down a month or so ago :( 

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