43 Hallgate, Wigan WN1 1LR
Opening Hours:11am - 5pm Tuesday - Saturday
Telephone: 07913 061976
Given it’s musical heritage it’s only right and proper that Wigan has its own proper record shop
Recordshopcity reader John was the first to bring this place to our attention –
“Went there for the first time today, a return visit guaranteed. Collectables, cheaps, mid-budget, all genres, mostly vinyl. Owner Paul very helpful and knowledgeable, he may even draw your portrait for you. Definitely worth checking out, apparently opened six months ago after a ten year hiatus”
I paid the place a long overdue visit today and sure enough Wigan can boast to having one of the best record shops in the region. The shop was busy and buzzing when I went in on a very rainy afternoon, sadly the main man Paul wasn’t on duty that day but I found Static to be bright, inviting and carrying a good range of records of most genres – not just your usual classic rock vinyl – there is also lots of Dance, Soul, Indie, Prog, Metal, Jazz and a selection of instrumental/esoteric music. There are box sets, CDs, Books and other music related bits and bobs too. Below the main racks there are bargain bins on the floor for those who like to get low down and dirty among the cheap stuff. Most of the stock is 2nd hand although there are some reissues and a few new pieces – Static are also connected with the utterly cool and wonderful Static Caravan record label so you’ll be able to pick up some of their releases too. I was very pleased to take away a lovely limited Seahawks picture disc – the records go in a brown paper bag too which is a nice touch!