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  • RSD Drop 3, Saturday 24th October

    It's here again. The third and final instalment of RSD will be happening this Saturday 24th October! As usual, we've got a great selection of limited releases on offer. Please see below (in no particular order) what we've got available: Eminem, Steven Wilson, Booker. T & the MG's, Various - Double Whammy (Psych/Garage), Calexico, Various - Strum & Thrum American Jangle 83-87, Various - Blue Beat 60s Years, Frank Zappa, Mark Knopfler (Metroland), Johnny Cash, Rolling Stones, Rory Gall…

  • ANNOUNCEMENT RE. RSD SEPTEMBER DROP

    ANNOUNCEMENT RE. RSD SEPTEMBER DROP Unfortunately, due to distribution issues, we have not received any RSD stock of the McCartney I, Daft Punk, Rolling Stones 10", Black Crowes, and the Hackers soundtrack.We are very sorry to have to break this news to you, we're as disappointed as you are! …

  • RSD Drop 2, 26th September 2020

    ANNOUNCEMENT RE. RSD SEPTEMBER DROP Unfortunately, due to distribution issues, we have not received any RSD stock of the McCartney I, Daft Punk, Rolling Stones 10", Black Crowes, and the Hackers soundtrack.We are very sorry to have to break this news to you, we're as disappointed as you are! Good morning pop pickers! We'll be taking part in the September RSD event. We'll be opening at the normal time of 10.30am. The usual rules apply and we'll be operating on a first come first served …

  • RSD Releases list at Casbah Records

    Here we have our list of titles which we have ordered for the RSD 'drops' this year. We expect to get at least one of every title, but please note that there may be instances where a title has been cancelled or moved to a subsequent 'drop'., or may not have arrived in time for the day. Please be aware of the release date for these titles, as there are three 'drop's for RSD this year: 29th August, 26th September, and 24th October. Please feel free to get in touch with us if there is something…

  • Record Store Day 2020!

    Casbah Records is pleased to participate in the 2020 edition of RECORD STORE DAY UK on Saturday 29th August! Opening time 9AM! Please join us in-store for… ~EXCLUSIVE VINYL RELEASES~ To see the full list of releases, please see the official RSD 2020 website here:https://recordstoreday.co.uk/releases/rsd-drop-august/ We will be posting our list of stock in the week before on our blog page- stay tuned for regular updates on our facebook page! Get in touch with us if there is anyth…

  • ‘Missed by the Masses’: Susan James, 'Sea Glass'

    Recorded in 2015 then reissued on vinyl in 2019, Susan James’s ‘Sea Glass’ is a Californian peach of a record which hasn’t reached the audience it deserves. James teamed up with High Llama Sean O’Hagan to help with the musical vision and arrangements and together they produced an absolute gem of a record. Susan herself calls the style a “California hybrid of melodic psychedelic folk rock” and that’s spot on! From the opening track ‘Poseidon’s Daughter’ to ‘Hey Julianne’ we’re treated to som…

  • DRACULA AD 1972: “The count is back, with an eye for London’s young blood!”

    …So ran the rather lurid tag line from London’s billboards in 1972! The film was initially inspired by the story of the Highgate vampire—a media sensation of the time involving disturbed tombs and grave robbing in Highgate cemetery. Hammer films decided for Christopher Lee’s sixth and penultimate outing as the count that the franchise needed updating to the present. And so, with the help of some young fresh blood in the shapely form of upcoming starlets Stephanie Beacham, Caroline Munroe, a…

  • Update on Record Store Day 2020!

    Here's the latest from the RSD official website: "29th April 2020: In 2020, the world is a different place. And for that reason, Record Store Day has had to adapt to fit into this different place. Record Store Day will unfortunately no longer be taking place on June 20th. Instead, the titles on the RSD 2020 official list will be available from independent record shops (INCLUDING CASBAH RECORDS!) on one of the three following RSD “Drop” Dates: Saturday 29th August, Saturday 26th…

  • Casbah's Top Four 'Unhip' Albums That We Love

    This month sees the publication of an excellent new book entitled 100 Unhip Albums That We Should Learn to Love. Seeking to reappraise formerly ignored or derided albums, it makes the case for the unfashionable with examples from Van der Graaf Generator to David Essex, 10CC, Wings, and beyond. A refreshingly new idea, we thought, so by way of tribute, here are some of our choices ripe for critical makeover! 1. Cat Stevens – Foreigner Upon it’s release in 1973, Foreigner was greeted …

  • 23rd March 2020 - Takeaway Service Compulsory!

    Sad to say that for obvious reasons we now feel compelled to shut the shop as of this evening for an indefinite period (hopefully not for too long!). We will be loading as much stock as we possibly can onto our Discogs page, including new releases and plenty of new additions to our vintage vinyl as well- so please keep checking out our facebook page for our top picks! If you see anything you like then you can buy directly from our Discogs [https://www.discogs.com/user/CasbahRecords], or get i…