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Banana Records

December 9, 2012

Banana Records is a conglomerate of four record stores in Nagoya, of which the one conveniently located in the city’s shopping area Osu and hence near File Under is reviewed here, serves fans of classical Progressive Rock and Jazz with basically all they need. At this point, it should really suffice to refer to the pictures, where you can see what a great institution this shop is – from rare first pressings of Italian 70’s prog to the British versions (e.g. seldom King Crimson bootlegs and rare original pressings of less known but nevertheless great bands such as Marsupilami) alongside more Avantgarde stuff such as Art Bears, Henry Cow, Slapp Happy and more modern stuff like Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, a lot of nice records can be found here. Most of them are in nearly perfect conditions – especially if you consider their age…

The prices are mostly moderate but for some really rare pressings the climb up to few hundreds of euros. Sadly, the staff didn’t speak any English so negotiations were kind of hard…or, say, we didn’t get anywhere.

Their (mostly Japanese) website is http://www.bananarecord.com/ (mailorder?) and their address is

3-22-32 Osu, Naka Ward,
Nagoya (Japan)
Tel.: +81 52-249-7757

On the map you can find Banana Records here:

From → Nagoya

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