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Thursday, November 04, 2021

Herb's Mobile Record Store hits the road


The former owner of Death Ray Records and Evil Genius, Wellington record shop owner Benjamin James is hitting the road to bring you crates of delicious vinyl to buy and groove to. 'Herb's Mobile Record store', his new venture, could be rolling up to a car park near you over summer. 

Look out for a bright blue van works parked up near bars and parks around the Capital.  In his first week he hit Parrotdog Brewery in Lyall Bay, and then the various Wellington suburbs of Newtown and Eastbourne.

James chooses his locations based on Social Media demand and heads to locations with the highest votes.  He has all sorts of old stuff like Bill Sevesi and the Islanders, Spinning Spinning Spinning by The Simple Image, a Wellington band, quite a rare one these days. And other weird ones like Plantasia and Mantis.  His most expensive is potentially the rarest, a New Zealand pressing of Aphrodite's Child, which is currently priced at $375 (generally it goes goes for about $600). Demis Roussos is lead singer.

Herb's also has cassettes, CDs for summer road-tripping, a few classic Nintendo games, and even an especially designed unisex perfume (which can be described as a 'dank forest in the morning'.)

Radio New Zealand did a recent video, which you can get a real feel for his gig.  Check him out on facebook: 

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