Mark has sent me a little piece of Brisbane music history,
I heard about this shop but I didn't start trekking into
the city to by import records until it had closed and
the legendary Rocking Horse Records had opened its
doors in Adelaide st.
Rocking Horse is still going strong some 30 something
years later and is as important to the local music scene
here as 4ZzZ.
I have many fond memories of discovery and the like
with record shops like these that have almost gone the
way of the dinosaur. My favourite would be going into
rocking horse to hopefully get an import copy of Broken
English in between vice squad raids and being successful!
Here is something you may want to include in your blog,
a plastic record sleeve from Rotten records.
This shop operated for short while in the late 70s at
145 elizabeth st in the city.
It was run by Steve kunde who you see these days
running vintage stalls at places like Greaze fest.
I remember going there after school and it had all the
latest punk singles from UK,US etc.
It was very cutting edge at the time
for sleepy old Brisbane.