3 Chester Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8DG
Opening Hours:Mon-Sat 10 - 17:30 (But check ahead)
Opened in 2015 Vinyl Planet is located just off the main drag of Macclesfield, handily next door to a guitar shop. The town itself is steeped in pop mythology itself being the one time home of Ian Curtis and other members of Joy Division & New Order, bluesman John Mayall, the semi-legendary britpoppers Marion and…er…The Macc Lads. So it’s only right and proper that Macc has haunt for vinyl diggers and tourists on the trail of Macc music heritage.
Main man Neil knows a thing or two about rock, and indeed roll having been a founder member and guitarist of Manchester band Puressence, and a provider of guitars, amps and brews to Manchester musicians for many years. He’s now turned his hand to the business of buying and selling vinyl and as you can see from the pics he’s amassed a bunch of goodies right there. It’s a relatively small shop but there’s a surprising amount of stock packed into the crates and racks so plenty to go at. It’s a good range of stuff from classic rock to metal, jazz, funk, indie and beyond – all killer, no filler and it’s reasonably priced too. I filled a nice carrier bag full and found a few things on my wants list on my list visit – in fact I’m overdue a return trip. See you soon Neil!