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Name: Steve Richards
Comment: As I lived just around the corner I used to go to Dinosaur Discs every other Saturday in the early 1980s. The shop was run by a guy who was in (UK) Deadbeats (they released one single on Red Rhino).

Dinosaur Discs had a great selection of DIY/indie post punk records. My main interest was 45s and I would spend a couple of hours looking at the entire stock then buying about 10 or so based on what I’d read about/heard or simply by the name of the band or the look of the cover. I seem to remember that most covers were in black and white.

Dinosaur Discs had their own record label and released singles by Empire featuring ex-Generation X members Bob Andrews & Mark Laff and Dawn Patrol among others.

I’m not sure how long the shop lasted but it was probably only two or three years.
(8 September 2014)


Peter Watson
11 Jun 2023 at 07:48
My first bedsit was round the corner when I was 18. Spent a lot of time there 1980/81. I was involved in making a film called True Romance, Etc. and we used it as a location. The film is on the BFI player for anyone who’d like to have a look:



17 Barons Court Road W14 9DP Barons Court / London
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