Arcade Fire “Put Your Money On Me” limited edition playing cards raffle

We have received 2 packs of promotional playing cards to give away free with the Arcade Fire 12″ single “Put Your Money On Me” which is released this Friday 19th January.

As there have already been a lot of pre-orders in the shop and online for this release, the only fair way of doing this is to draw two names out of a hat.

To enter this free raffle either pre-order the 12″ before the end of Thursday 18th January or call in to the shop on new release day and purchase a copy. Everyone who has already pre-ordered the 12″ will be automatically entered in to the draw.

We will make the draw for the 2 winners at 6pm on Friday 19th January and announce immediately.

Reminder: The FREE entry Nick J.D Hodgson album launch gig is just a couple of weeks away.

Further to our previous post we will be hosting a very special album launch gig for the debut album by ex Kaiser Chiefs band member/songwriter Nick J.D. Hodgson at Headrow House on Monday 29th January. It’s a free entry event and all are welcome to join us. There is still time to pre-order “Tell Your Friends” which is released on Friday 26th January (this guarantees free entry to the gig and the album signing afterwards).

We will also be making some free entry places available to people who have not pre-ordered the album, but won’t know how much spare space we have until a few days before the event. We will then announce details about how to apply to be added to the guest list.

Doors will be at 7pm on Monday 29th January. Nick and his band will do a full electric live set from about 7:30pm. They will play songs from the new album with the strong possibility of a few oldies also being added to the set-list! When the live performance has ended Nick will be happy to meet members of the audience and sign copies of his new album.

Please scroll down our previous news items for full details of this FREE entry, all ages album launch gig.


Dead! to play an acoustic set in the shop on Saturday 27th January

Dead! will be playing live at the Key Club on Saturday 27th January and we are selling tickets for this gig, but before that they will be coming in to the shop at 2pm to play a short acoustic set featuring songs from their debut album “The Golden Age Of Not Even Trying”.

Once they have finished playing the band will be happy to sign copies of their album which will be available to purchase on CD or vinyl.

This is a free instore event and all are welcome but priority will be given to customers who pre-order the album from us on either format. The band will be playing live on the shop floor so there will be a limit on the number of people we can get in to this event.

Please follow this pre-order link to guarantee entry to this very special intimate acoustic set.

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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Black Friday releases update 1:30pm Friday 24th November

It has been a busy day so far with the limited edition Black Friday releases that went on sale this morning. However, we still have many of the titles in stock (we always order as many as we can) so don’t go looking on eBay and paying over the odds! 

Black Friday releases are kept behind the counter so just come and ask for what you require from the list. Any stock we still have next Friday (1st December) will go on to our website, but for now it’s shop sales only.

Here is a list of the Black Friday stock we still have at the moment. We are open until 6pm today, 9:30am – 6pm on Saturday and from 11am until 4pm on Sunday.

We are always happy to give updates on stock levels on 0113 243 6743 but we can’t reserve stock or take online payment.

Aretha Franklin with The Royal Philharmonic – Respect 7″ £9.99 *SOLD OUT
At The Drive – In Diamante EP 10″ Coke bottle w/Bone splatter vinyl £10.99
Black Lips – This Sick Beat 10″ £13.99
Dan Auerbach/Robert Finley/Sonny Smith – Good Sound Comes Back Around Vol.1 7″ Single Black Vinyl £10.99
Danger Mouse feat. Run The Jewels and Big Boi – Chase Me 12″ £8.99
Dimebag Darrell – The Hitz 12″ 5 song EP £11.99
The Doors – Absolutely Live 140g 2LP midnight blue Vinyl £29.99
Fleet Foxes – The Electric Lady Session 45 RPM 10″ Black Vinyl £11.99
Guardians of the Galaxy – Baby Groot Picture Disc 12″ Picture Disc £28.99
Grateful Dead – Grateful Dead Records Collection 5-LP Boxed Set £89.99
Insane Clown Posse – The Great Milenko: 20th Anniversary Edition Double LP – Coloured Vinyl £33.99
Richard Hell & The Voidoids – Blank Generation (40th Ann Deluxe Edition) 2 LP 140g gatefold jacket with insert £22.99 *SOLD OUT
Janis Joplin – Greatest Hits 12″ £21.99
J Dilla – J. Dilla’s Delights V.1 LP £20.99
J Dilla – J. Dilla’s Delights V.2 £20.99
Madvillain – Four Tet Remixes LP £21.99
Neil Young – Harvest Moon Double LP with 3 sides music etched Side 4 £23.99 *SOLD OUT (hoping to get some more early next week)
Notorious B.I.G. – Hypnotize 12″ £13.99
Queen – We Are the Champions/We Will Rock You 40th Anniversary 12″ £15.99 *SOLD OUT
Son Volt – Straightaways LP £15.99
Steve Earle – El Corazon LP £18.99
Toto – Hold The Line/Alone picture disc 10″ picture disc £15.99
U2 – The Blackout 12″ 0n Third Man Records £15.99
Y Kant Tori Read – Y Kant Tori Read 1LP – Orange Vinyl £15.99 *SOLD OUT (hoping to get some more early next week)

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Ex Kaiser Chief Nick J.D. Hodgson free entry album launch gig at Headrow House

We are very pleased to announce that former Kaiser Chiefs songwriter Nick J.D. Hodgson will be celebrating the release of his debut solo album “Tell Your Friends” with a special album launch gig at Headrow House on Monday 29th January which we will be hosting. This event will be by invitation only and we will initially be giving priority entry to people who pre-order the album with us. “Tell Your Friends” will be released on 3 formats; CD Album (£10.99), Standard Black Vinyl LP (£17.99) and Indies Only Clear Vinyl LP with art print (£19.99). 

All pre-orders get guaranteed entry to the album launch gig, but please note, 1 order on any format allows 1 entry to the event. Customers who order 2 copies will be entitled to bring a guest along with them. No tickets will be issued for this event, we will have a list of names on the door. If you have ordered 1 copy of the album on any format it will be your name x1 and if 2 albums have been ordered it will be your name x2.

Doors will be at 7pm on Monday 29th January. Nick and his band will do a full electric live set from about 7:30pm. They will play songs from the new album with the strong possibility of a few oldies also being added to the set-list! When the live performance has ended Nick will be happy to meet members of the audience and sign copies of his new album.

“Tell Your Friends” is released on Friday 26th January, which is just a couple of days before the Headrow House gig, so we would ask all customers to please choose one of the collect options rather than pay for postage. Your order can then be collected from the shop anytime from 9:30am on or after the day of release, or it can be picked up at Headrow House on Monday 29th January. Please remember to take the album with you to be signed if you have already collected it from the shop.

Here is the link to pre-order the album. There is also the option to pre-order without an invitation to the album launch gig. We will get those albums signed by Nick and sent out  to customers on Tuesday 30th January.



Gorillaz “Humanz” very limited 2LP picture disc out Friday 24th November

There will be a very limited edition double picture disc version of the Gorillaz  album “Humanz” released on Friday 24th November. This will be a Black Friday release in the USA, but 1,000 copies will also be on sale in the UK and we will have some on release date. It is something that we expect to sell out of very quickly so we are making it available to pre-order in the shop and online. Please follow this link. Orders can be posted out or collected from the shop. 

The Beatles limited editions released Friday 15th December. Pre-order now.

There are a couple of nice Beatles vinyl releases coming out on  Friday 15th December. First up, a box set of  7″ coloured  vinyl singles, there are 7 of them in total and they are the Fab Four’s Christmas messages from the years 1963 through to 1969 which originally went out to fans as flexi-discs. They are largely spoken-word with lots of larking around, although 1967’s does feature Christmas Time (Is Here Again), which if you are feeling generous you could describe as a ‘song’! We have only been allocated a small amount of these box sets, so would strongly advise pre-ordering if you want to get a copy. It’s a strict maximum of 1 per person. Either call in to the shop and pay a deposit or follow this link to purchase online. 

Secondly there will be a special anniversary edition picture disc version of the 1967 classic album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band”. Produced by Giles Martin for this year’s universally heralded ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Anniversary Edition releases, the album’s new stereo mix was sourced directly from the original four-track session tapes and guided by the original, Beatles-preferred mono mix produced by Giles’ father, George Martin. This is also available to pre-order in the shop and online.

As both of these releases are on 15th December we would strongly advise customers to choose the collect at Crash option and avoid any potential delivery problems. 

The Smiths “The Queen Is Dead” reissue. We have some exclusive FREE tote bags and slipmats

The Smiths 1986 classic “The Queen Is Dead” is being reissued on Friday 20th October. Formats are as follows:

2CD Digipack which features the 2017 master of the album plus additional recordings featuring demos, b-sides and alternative versions. 

Deluxe 3CD/1DVD Lift-Top Box and 12 page Booklet – features the 2017 master of the album; additional recordings featuring demos, b-sides and alternative versions; the ‘Live In Boston’ album recorded at the Great Woods Center For The Performing Arts on 5th August 1986; and a DVD featuring the 2017 master of album in 96kHz / 24-bit PCM stereo and ‘The Queen Is Dead – A Film By Derek Jarman.

5LP 180g in Lift-Off Box – featuring the 2017 master of the album, additional recordings and the ‘Live In Boston’ recording. Housed in lift-off box with 2 double gatefolds and 1 single sleeve pressed on 180g heavy weight vinyl.

If you pre-order the Deluxe 3CD/1DVD, or the 5LP Box Set with us in the shop or online you will receive an exclusive The Queen Is Dead tote bag and slipmat (while stocks last). 

We recommend ordering as soon as possible if you wish to receive this exclusive merchandise. 

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