Skele-Tone Records – 50 N. Main St., Rochester New Hampshire 03867Open – now with a 4.5 star rating in Yelp reviews on a 1-5 scale (see below).

I went hunting for the best record store in New Hampshire.  The lists said Skele-Tone Records, and it did not disappoint.  Run by a former CBGB employee – Todd Radict, pictured below – the store is large and well-stocked with used records of all genres.  The records are well organized and genres labeled on tasty record dividers.  You can also buy used gear to play your purchases, as well as t-shirts and badges.

But best of all was some of Todd’s personal collection lining the walls.  A big fan of the Clash, one wall of the store displays many of their records.  Also on display was an old Ramones T-Shirt for Rockaway Beach.

Todd is an old-school record store guy, who makes recommendations based on the genre of music you are shopping for.  He’d cue them up and sell them to you if you liked.

He introduced me to a local Boston based power pop group – the Neighborhoods – who had a regional hit with Prettiest Girl in 1979.

Picked up quite a nice selection of records, including a live Radiohead concert from 2001.  Recommended.

Wanna go?  You can find Skele-tone Records on our Record Stores Map

Skele-tone Records - Store Front - Rochester New Hampshire
 
 
 
Skele-Tone Records - interior - Rochester New Hampshire
 
Skele-Tone Records - interior - Rochester New Hampshire


Skele-Tone Records - interior - Rochester New Hampshire
 
Telly Savalas a/k/a Kojak courtesy Skele-Tone Records
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Skele-Tone Records - interior - Rochester New Hampshire
 
 
 
 
 
For your viewing pleasure only, a vintage Ramones Rockaway Beach t-shirt. You won’t see this very often.
 
Skele-Tone Records' Todd Radict
Skele-Tone Records’ Todd Radict
 
 
The Cramps – Can Your Pussy Do The Dog (1985) Psychobilly at its finest.
 

What the Press is Saying

Skele-tone Records was voted one of the 50 best record stores in the US by Vinylmeplease.com, and one of the 7 best record stores in New Hampshire by Best Things New Hampshire.

Here’s an article that appeared in Fosters.com in October 2016 Rochester Record Store Embraces Sound Of Vinyl and another that appeared in Seacoastonline.com in February 2012 Skele-Tone brings old school record store back to Port City interviewing the store’s owners about Skele-tone Record’s store and history.

Video Tour

Here’s a You Tube video of the store, shot in March 2019.

 

And for fun, here’s a video of the Ramones performing Rockaway Beach at – where else – CBGBs in 1977.

In the mood for a little Cramps?  Visit our article on Silver Spring Maryland’s Record Exchange which at the bottom has a You Tube clip of the Cramp’s performing Goo Goo Muck from 1984.  Psychobilly at its finest.

 

Yelp Reviews

Don’t just take our word for it. See how the Yelp community rates Skele-Tone Records.

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4.5 Stars - Based on 10 User Reviews

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