Barcelona Spain Record Stores
Can happily report that vinyl, and the record stores that sell them, are alive and well in Barcelona.  On the advice of a friend, I went to Carrer dels Tallers, a small street off La Rambla, that is home to six stores in close proximity.
Time didn’t allow me to visit all of them, but the two I did – as well as a third a few blocks away – were well worth the trip.
Up first is Revolver Records
Carrer dels Tallers, 11, El Raval,  Barcelona
Two floors, with a good used vinyl section upstairs.  As I was travelling, only bought 45s.  But got some nice picture sleeves cheap.
Revolver Records - Barcelona Spain - Store Front

Got Steve Miller Band – Living in the USA, Norman Greenbaum – Spirit in the Sky and The Shocking Blue – Venus for 5 euro

And here’s an 2012 in-store performance by Wilco of War on War from the great 2002 album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.  If you don’t know this album, run to your nearest record store as fast as you can and pick it up.

Next up is

Daily Records
Carrer de les Stiges 9, El Raval, Barcelona

This is actually just steps away from Revolver Records, making your first left off of Carrerr dels Tallers.  The shop is small, but has cool vinyl fairly priced and is run by a very nice guy.

Daily Records - Barcelona Spain - Store Front

While I also bought some nice 45 picture sleeves here, the real find (pictured on the wall above) is an EP of Los Salvajes (the Savages), a 60s garage punk outfit, with the snarling Es La Edad.  I saw the sleeve on the wall, and the shop’s owner was happy to play it for me, and told me that the band hailed from Barcelona (which I hadn’t know).  Quite happy with this one.

You can Los Salvajes – Es La Edad a listen on our Song of the Day.

Last but not least was
Wah Wah Records
Riera Baixa 14, El Raval, Barcelona Spain

This one is harder to find (if you’ve been to Barcelona you will know what I mean even though I gave you the street address) and is a few blocks away from the others.  One of the guys shopping proclaimed it his favorite, so I had to check it out.  It has a large selection, with two big rooms, with blues, soul and jazz in the back.  If there’s an old record you want, that you’ve been dying to have, this is the place to look for it.  But don’t expect it to be cheap!

Wah Wah Records - Barcelona Spain - Store Front

And if you want to visit the rest, here’s an article titled The Eleven Best Record Shops in Barcelona that will help you find them.  Happy diggin’.


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