177 Fog Lane, Burnage, Manchester M20 6FJ
Opening Hours:0930-1730 Mon-Sat except 0930-1300 Wednesdays
Telephone: 0161 445 8697
Far from the bustling City Centre, hop on a train from Piccadilly Station and head for Burnage the birthplace of Oasis. Just around the corner from the Station you will find the legendary shop once the regular haunt of the brothers Gallagher of this parish and famously immortalised in the lyrics to ‘Shakermaker’
“Mister Sifter sold me songs
when I was just sixteen
Now he stops at traffic lights
but only when they’re green”
Well, Mr Sifter is still there ready to sell you songs too. Apparently Oasis fans from as far away as Japan and the US like to call in to have their photo taken in the shop, if you do please ask nicely and preferably buy something as well.
As the name suggests this is a shop where you need to…Sift. You’ll find all kinds of music new and secondhand, and there are some real gems there amongst the racks, especially if you are looking for some forgotten classics of 70s and 80s pop and rock. Sifters have plenty of Vinyl records, but also CDs and even good old cassette tapes. The prices are very reasonable indeed, and this is one of those places off the beaten track where you may just find something unexpected. It is lovely to find a real live Record Shop in such an unlikely suburban setting and Sifters is a wonderful bit of Mancunian cultural heritage. Get yourself over to Burnage, follow in the footsteps of Noel and Liam and get sifting!