Record Store Day + 1. Stock still available for the Sunday shoppers!

We have had an incredible Record Store Day and would like to thank everyone who has been to see us today. It has been our most successful event to date, but it wouldn’t happen without such magnificent support from our customers.

As always we try to order as much stock as we can so that we don’t disappoint all the people who who stand patiently in a queue outside the shop and we also try to ensure we have a good selection of releases for those who can’t get in on the big day and instead call in on Sunday.

So here is a list of  just some of the stock that will still be on sale from 10am on Sunday. We have good quantities of all the following:

7″ singles: Bob Dylan, Descendents, First Aid Kit, Fleet Foxes, Florence & The Machine, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Mac DeMarco, Parquet Courts, Wire Box Set, Sparks Picture Disc.

10″ singles: Belly, Goat, Snow Patrol.

12″/LPs: Arcade Fire, Baxter Dury, Bob Dylan & Grateful Dead, Car Seat Headrest, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Daughter, David Bowie (x3 titles), The Doors, Gaz Coombes, Heads, Jonsi, Los Lobos, Mac Demarco, Madonna (x2 titles), Mogwai, Nas, The National, Noel Gallagher, Prince, Public Image Limited, Public Sevice Broadcasting, Rag n Bone Man, Rage Against The Machine, Ramones, Rolling Stones, Enter The Dragon Soundtrack, Spacemen 3, Sparks, Steven Wilson, T.Rex, Tim Armstrong, Tom Waits, Sugarhill Gang, Twin Peaks, The Who.

Please do not pay over the odds on eBay when we still have stock on sale here in the shop. 

See some of you on Sunday. Our opening hours are 10am until 4pm.

Record Store, it’s almost here and we are just about ready!

If you are joining us for Record Store Day on Saturday please follow this link for all the information you need to know, it includes printable price lists of all the stock we will be selling.

We’re expecting a queue when we open at 8:30am, but have ordered large quantities of the most popular titles and with customers knowing what they want as they get to the counter, the queue usually moves along pretty quickly.

We will be open until 6pm on Saturday and then from 10am until 4pm on Sunday so if you can’t get here early on Record Store Day you still have a good chance of picking up some of the limited editions and special releases throughout the weekend.

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Rag n Bone Man, Jake Bugg, Fatboy Slim & more sign turntables for Record Store Day.

We are now getting towards the end of our allocation of this year’s Rega Record Store Day turntables and will stop taking pre-orders at 6pm on Friday 13th April. Although there is a strong possibility the last few will have already gone by then. If you wish to reserve one either follow this link, visit the shop with a minimum £100 deposit or call us on 0113 243 6743. All orders can be collected any time on or after Saturday 21st April. 

News has now just come in about who has signed some of the turntables this year and these will be distributed at random to shops that have ordered them. All the boxes are sealed and customers will not know until they open the package if they have an extra special edition. Please see the press release below regarding the signed Rega Record Store Day turntables.

Signed decks to be hidden at random in record shops around the UK.
To celebrate this year’s Record Store Day, a limited number of official 2018 turntables have been signed by RSD artists and sent to independent record shops at random.

The signees include some of the biggest RSD artists of the year, including Baxter Dury, Jake Bugg, Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Fatboy Slim and our UK ambassador Rag n Bone Man. (There will also be one surprise deck announced closer to the time.)

As part of this year’s festivities, we have created 500 one-off, limited edition turntables with our long-term hifi and audio partner, Rega Research. The RSD turntable is a unique hybrid of Rega’s most popular award winning Planar 1 & 2 turntables. They will be available to buy only in independent record shops and hifi retailers from the 21st April. But customers will have to wait and see if their local record shop has received one of the exclusive signed versions as they make their way to shops completely anonymously.

Simon Webster of Rega Research said “We are extremely excited to see this new turntable rolling out for Record Store Day UK 2018 – a turntable designed to bring the best out of those fantastic new releases.”

Rega Research was formed in 1973, and now employs over 135 people in a purpose-built facility in Southend on Sea. Performance, reliability, value for money and incorporating advanced and often unique engineering solutions are all keystones of Rega designs. In 2015 Rega were awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of their outstanding growth in the market over the last few years.


Record Store Day – Saturday 21st April. Important information/release lists.


We will once again be one of the independent retailers taking part in Record Store Day on Saturday 21st April. Please take a few moments to read this important information about the event.

The shop will open from 8:30am (an hour earlier than normal) on Saturday 21st April by which time there will no doubt be a large queue outside the shop. A door control system will be in operation to ensure that customers enter the shop in the same order they joined the queue. Please be aware that there will inevitably be time spent waiting to get in to the shop once we start serving customers.

We will make stock/price lists available during the week leading up to Record Store Day and will also have a print at home version. We don’t stock absolutely everything on the full release list, but do take a very large proportion. Here, if you have not already seen it is the Record Store Day 2018 release in full.

Record Store Day releases can only be purchased over the counter in the shop. There are no online or over the phone sales. We cannot reserve or take pre-orders for any of the limited edition releases. Everything is sold on a first come first served basis.

No customer can buy more than one copy of any release, but we don’t have any real restrictions on the number of different releases that can be bought in one transaction.

We are not able to answer questions about how many of each release we are getting. This is due to the fact that we put our order requests in to the record companies but don’t know exactly what we will receive until our deliveries arrive. We are optimistic about getting good levels of stock though on many of the very in demand releases.

We will of course keep updating on here, Facebook and Twitter as we get further news and information.

Blossoms exclusive album launch gig at Brudenell Social Club *SOLD OUT


We have another album launch gig to announce and this one is going to be a bit special!

The new Blossoms album “Cool Like You” is being released on Friday 27th April and we are hosting a gig at the Brudenell Social Club at 8pm on Tuesday 1st May when the band will be performing a full live set of tracks from their new album. Entry to this event is only available to people who pre-order the album with us and we have some bundles available in the shop and online now.

There are three formats available to pre-order; Standard CD, Deluxe CD and Vinyl LP with download code. Follow this link if you wish to purchase an album plus ticket bundle on any of the formats.

We are also taking pre-orders for the album without a ticket. Please follow this link if you only want the album and not a ticket for the gig.

The venue has a limited capacity and we expect to sell out of this offer very quickly. Please order as soon as possible if you don’t want to miss out.

PLEASE NOTE: No physical tickets will be posted or made available to collect, all customers who pre-order any of the album + ticket bundles will automatically be added to an entry list for the evening where you will be checked off on arrival at the venue. One pre-order allows entry for one person to the gig. Should you require entry for two people to the gig please order two copies of the album on any of the formats.

This is an all ages event.

Record Store Day 2018 – Limited Edition Rega Turntable

There will be a limited edition Rega Research turntable made available for Record Store Day this year and we are taking orders in the shop and online now.

The release date is Saturday 21st April (Record Store Day), but we are giving customers the opportunity to pre-order and then collect on or after that date.

Only 500 of these turntables will be manufactured and we will have a small quantity allocated to us. So we would advise any customers who are interested in getting one to either place an order online or come into the shop and reserve a turntable with a deposit (minimum £50) the balance can then be paid on collection.

For full details of the Record Store Day 2018 Limited Edition Rega Turntable follow this link.

Leeds Festival tickets now on sale in the shop.

We are an official ticket agent for Leeds Festival again this year and are now on sale with Weekend, Early Entry and Day tickets.

The Festival takes place at Bramham Park from Friday 24th until Sunday 26th August. Weekend tickets include camping allowing entry to the site from 3am on Thursday. Early Entry permits allow access to Bramham Park on Wednesday.

Orders can be made in the shop and online now, but printed tickets are not delivered to us until the start of August. Emails will be sent out when tickets are ready for collection. All customers must bring in the card used for the transaction plus some proof of ID. There is no postage option available for Leeds Festival tickets, it’s shop collection only.

Here is the link to order Leeds Festival tickets.

Our biggest ever sale starts 9:30am Thursday 28th December

The Crash Records BIG SALE starts on Thursday 28th December. Lots of reductions across all formats. Hundreds of vinyl albums reduced in price. CDs at knock down prices and plenty of 7″ single bargains.
Well worth a visit to the shop during this fortnight of price reduction madness.
We will be previewing a selection of the sale titles on our website on Boxing Day, when customers will be able to order stock for shop collection or postage.
This will be just a small selection though, there will be loads more in the shop from 9:30am on Thursday 28th December, so get yourself down to Crash and grab yourself a bargain!

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Crash Records End Of Year Album Chart

Here is our Top 40 album chart for 2018. It reflects the musical tastes of all the staff that work here from our 18 year old Saturday girl Georgia through to 60 year old shop owner Ian! We are sure it will divide opinion. Some people will be surprised at albums that have been included and appalled that their favourite release of 2017 isn’t in the rundown, but that’s music for you, we all have our own finely tuned musical tastes. Everyone in the shop submitted their own list and shop manager Paul then cobbled together a top 40 chart from the crumpled pieces of paper and here it is…….

Crash Records Top 40 Album Chart 2017

1) BECK – Colors
2) ARCADE FIRE – Everything Now
3) SOULWAX – From Deewee
4) LCD SOUNDSYSTEM – American Dream
5) THE NATIONAL – Sleep Well Beast
6) IDLES – Brutalism
7) AT THE DRIVE-IN – In.ter
9) POWERTRIP – Nightmare Logic
10) THE WAR ON DRUGS – A Deeper Understanding
11) ELDER – Reflections Of A Floating World
12) ST VINCENT – Masseduction
13) THE CRIBS – 24-7 Rock Star Shit
14) SPARKS – Hippopotamus
16) ELECTRIC WIZARD – Wizard Bloody Wizard
17) RIDE – Weather Dairies
18) ALL THEM WITCHES – Sleeping Through The War
20) QUICKSAND – Interiors
21) DAN TERMINUS – Automated Refrains
23) BLACK ANGELS – Death Song
24) MARK LANEGAN – Gargoyle
25) JANE WEAVER – Modern Kosmology
26) THE OBSESSED – Sacred
27) PROTOMARTYR – Relatives In Descent
28) THE SHERLOCKS – Live For The Moment
29) JOHN CARPENTER – Anthlogy
30) THE CHARLATANS – Different Days
32) The xx – I See You
33) DOPELORD – Children Of The Haze
34) THE MOONLANDINGZ – Interplanetary Class Classics
35) PALLBEARER – Heartless
36) MICHAEL HEAD & THE RED ELASTIC BAND – Adios Senor Pussycat
37) SNAPPED ANKLES – Come Play The Trees
38) IRON REAGAN – Crossover Ministry
39) MONOLORD – Rust
40) HANNI EL KHATIB – Savage Time

Let’s Rock Leeds 2018 tickets now on sale. ABC, Adam Ant plus many more

We have now gone on sale with tickets for Let’s Rock Leeds at Temple Newsam on Saturday 16th June 2018. Next year’s event has headline acts Adam Ant, Boomtown Rats, Marc Almond and ABC plus lots of other ’80s artists in the rest of the line-up.

These are tier 3 tickets. Prices will increase as we get nearer to the event. The earlier you buy, the more you save! We have printed tickets in stock, so if you are looking to buy tickets as Christmas present they are available in the shop now. They can be purchased over the counter or on our website.

No alcohol is permitted to be taken in to the arena at Temple Newsam. Full terms and conditions for this event are listed on the Let’s Rock Leeds website.

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