- 29 Mar 18
BEAT THAT RECORDS
32 Main Street, Arklow, Co. Wicklow
Tel. (087) 190 4247, @beatthatrecords
A bastion of vinyl in the heart of the Garden County, Beat That was set up four years ago by James Charlton whose first 7” purchase was The Jam’s ‘Beat Surrender’ – hence the name of the shop, and its logo’s nod towards Paul Weller & Co.’s record label, Polydor! We’re warning you now – you’ll spend hours flicking through the albums in their racks, which the last time we were in ranged from Cannibal Corpse’s Gallery Of Suicide, Bruce Springsteen’s The River and Queen’s A Day At The Races through to Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks, Iggy Pop’s The Idiot and the original pressing of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars. James is heartened by the fact that, in addition to older music fans, there’s a new wave of young vinyl lovers starting their 7” and 12” collections from scratch. With loads of Record Store Day specials, we’d strongly recommend being first through the door when Beat That opens at 10am and allowing yourself plenty of time to browse!