Record Store Day: Cardiff’s record stores where we spent our pocket money and the famous music stars who visited them


With Record Store Day fast approaching, we go back and take a look at some of the great record stores Cardiff had

While there’s a lot to be said for how many listen to music today, nothing beats the thrill of spending hours and hours browsing record store shelves on the weekend after a tough week. at school or at work.

As in other UK cities, some stores in Cardiff are long gone, but Spillers Records and HMV are still going strong. Over the years, many stores have seen celebrity guests enter – to browse the shelves themselves or even sing a song or two.

For example, were you there when James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers sang some songs at Spillers Records in May 2009?

We’d love to hear your record buying memories, especially if you have photos from stores such as Trash City Records, Sound Advice, Our Price and, of course, Woolworths.

One thing is for sure – the experience of buying music was amazing back then and here we take a nostalgic look at our record stores.

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