Las mejores tiendas de discos de Bruselas. Vinyl record shopping Brussels. ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Hi and welcome to ViniloEnfermos Today I’m showing you the record shop I visited in Brussels And the records I brought with me. Last Christmas I made a family trip to Brussels I already knew that Belgium and Brussels have an important vinyl community. There are many sellers. You can find many Discogs sellers from Belgium. I tried not to research too much, so when I got there we had rented an apartment near the Manneken Pis That first afternoon I searched with Google Maps and I realised there where about 10 record shops 5 minutes away walking. My family knows me well and gave me a morning off to go buying some records So I did it and organized a route for the next morning to go from shop to shop I started the tour very early, right after visiting the Manneken Pis statue with my familiy First I went to Veals & Geeks, one of the nearest shops And they were just opening so I had the shop for me a long while and I could easily dig Through some of all they have there. New records, modern reissues … But mostly many used and vintage records from every genre. An impressive rock section along a wall. Music of any style or part of the world. I found this record, an unofficial release, there is no official release of this album. of Motorhead’s covers. Songs like “Breaking the law”, “The Trooper”, “Blue suede shoes”, “Back in the USSR”… It’s on blue vinyl I found no reggae. It’s what I always look for when I enter a shop. But I found “Ready To Die”, by the Notorious BIG album with this cover that I had wanted for years. What you can find today is this one here. and it’s the extended version. Double LP with interludes and more songs And that cover with Notorious and the big BIG letters This the original album art and the short version of the album. It has 4 songs on one side and 5 on the other. But they are the classics of this album And one of the classic hip hop album covers of all time One of the maxi-singles extracted from Ready To Die was “Juicy”. I foud this reissue realeased on 2018 Record Store Day Gorgeous It comes with “Juicy” and “Unbelieveable” and the instrumentals on side B I also took this Big Noyd maxi-single from Queens From the Mobb Deep crew I bought this maxi-single with the songs “Shoot ‘Em Up (Bang Bang) Pt. 1” and “Shoot ‘Em Up (Bang Bang) Pt. 2” I found a copy of “Street Dreams” by Nas. A record I already had. But very few time I have the chance to own “duplicate” records And sometimes it’s useful to train new skills. 3 days later I came back for a reissue of Cypress Hill’s first LP. Nothing special. I only owned these two maxi-singles on vinyl and these albums on cassette. Cypress Hill and Black Sunday I went to another shop that I’ll just mention named Horse-série it is more a book shop with a vinyl section, but I wouldn’t waste my time going there. On the same street, opposite side, there’s an interesting shop named 72 Records, on number 72 A well decorated shop, that deserves long crate digging They have a wide variety of Metal, Hardcore and Punk and almost any other style A maxi-single section, OST, children’s records, everything Crates and crates well arranged and categorized I took this Linton Kwesi Johnson record titled Dread Beat An’ Blood It’s Dub Poetry Linton Kwesi Johnson is the father of this style And it is a slow Reggae not sung but recited. From there I went to Elektrocution, a very small shop with a metal, gothic, postpunk atmosphere Most music matched those styles Oddly enough, what I bought there were two reggae records. “Could You Be Loved” maxi-single from Holland (1980) “Could You Be Loved” on one side, “One Drop” “Ride Natty Ride” on the other And the “Coming in from the cold” (1980) 7″ single, Benelux release according to Discogs. I was out of time so I had to run to the next shop, Caroline Music, a big one that has been around for years A two story shop, with the upper floor devoted to vinyl Most records are new or late reissues of old albums, there is very little used vinyl But I brought this reissue on red vinyl of Everything All The Time by Band Of Horses As I said, red vinyl. A record wanted for many years. Mainly for the song “The Funeral” which I love. It was time to get back to my family so I left there almost running and I had left three shops unvisited. Anyway, in the afternoon I managed to scape during siesta time and completed the route. First shop I checked was The Collector, one of the oldest and most popular shops in Brussels. I spent very little time there because it was crowded with tourists. It is very close to the Grand-Place. And I chose to go somewhere else thinking I wasn’t going to find anything here. Very close, there’s other very popular shop called Doctor Vinyl. But it’s vey small and focused on electronic music I spent some time talking to the friendly manager and he adviced me to go to the next shop I visited: Arlequin So I left quickly but it’s a very interesting shop for electronic music fans and DJs If you are into other genres don’t go there. This shop was very close to the Manneken Pis so it felt like full-circle for the route I had started that morning It has murals made by the street artist Jef Aerosol That are some of the biggest rock and pop stars Arlequin Records has a very decent section of used music too. So I spent a long time digging a I brought with me two surprising finds One is la Isla Bonita maxi single by Madonna that I wanted to have I already had it. I had the Spanish 7″ promo single that had a different cover and is highly collectable And I sold it for over a 100€ years ago. Here comes a 5 minutes extended version on one side. And the 5 minutes instrumental version on the other. It sounds weird but I also found one the first pressings of Salve by La Polla Records There it was. Salve. A Soñua early release. It was Oihuka that released it later. It also had the insert with a collage and the lyrics inside At Arlequin records, they told me they has a second shop in the suburbs But I didn’t have the chance to go As a conclusion, if you have little time to visit Brussels and you want to go shopping some records I would focus on 3 of the mentioned shops Arlequin Records, 72 Records and Veals & Geeks That was my experience in Brussels, I hope you liked the video And remember to hit the like button, leave your comments and suscribe to the channel.