Atomic Records – 3812 W. Magnolia, Burbank Los Angeles, California 91505 Open
Next up on my tour of Los Angeles record stores was Atomic Records in Burbank. Run by the brothers Alper (Rick and Steve), this store, opened in 1996, had a nice selection of reasonably priced used records with plenty to dig thru. The usual genres – 60s rock, jazz, punk, new wave, blues and soul – were all represented. Also had some vinyl of local bands.
Picked up the great 1978 Beatles parody by the Rutles, Blotto’s I Wanna Be A Lifeguard ep, Naughty Sweeties Live at Madame Wong’s 1980 (a local group) and the C*unts Live (wonder what the * stands for?) It Came Out of the Garage.
Wanna go? You can find Atomic Records on our Record Stores Map
Here’s an article from 2013 about the store that appeared in the Glendale News Press, titled It’s A Matter of Record: Burbank’s Atomic Records and Backside.
The store made LA Weekly’s 2013 list of the 10 best record stores in LA (it was number 1) as well as Laist’s 2017 list of the 10 Best Record Stores In Los Angeles
And here’s a recent video tour from July 2019 of both Atomic and the now since closed Amoeba in Hollywood.
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