Great music blog this week from Stuart
When I first started to hit Rough Trade a few years ago, Spencer Hickman was one of the familiar faces that you would see in the store. Rough Trade made the bold step of expanding into their large East End store just off Brick Lane in 2007, at the peak of the global financial crisis, just as the rest of the UK’s record retailers were contracting faster than Aston Villa’s chances of remaining in the Premier League. The Rough Trade team always went out of their way to be helpful with recommendations and I signed up to their Album Of The Month subscription service.
Spencer left Rough Trade and in 2011 set up the Death Waltz Recording Company. Death Waltz specialised in gloriously beautiful vinyl based reissues of cult horror and sci-fi movies. I must confess I was never a big watcher of these VHS releases back in the day…
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