Freakbeat Records – 13616 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles Ca. 91423
I recently took a trip to Los Angeles and, guided by an August 26, 2016 article in LA Weekly The 20 Best Record Stores in Los Angeles and Beyond took a tour of some of the areas finer record stores. While I didn’t visit any of these record stores while I lived in LA, each was worthy. First up was a trip to the Valley and Freakbeat Records, which was my personal favorite. How could it not be with a name like Freakbeat? As you would expect some old (and valuable) 60s records could be had (look up young man) and three listening stations provided so you could check before you buy.
Got some nice 45 picture sleeves (nothing too pricey) and a 60s garage record of covers by the Knights.
Here’s a video tour of Freakbeat Records from the Vinyl Guide published in November 2016.