65 Drake Street, Rochdale OL16 1SB
Rochdale might not be an obvious hotbed of culture but in fact it’s not all Gracie Fields and disused Cotton Mills up there. In fact Rochdale has given us acts as diverse as Autechre, The Chameleons, Tractor and the Mock Turtles. There is the obligatory HMV shop in the precinct but it also still has its own interesting record Shop which is well worth a visit and handily located just a brisk walk down the hill from the Railway Station. Rocks Off sells new and Secondhand Vinyl, CDs and DVD’s and lots of Rarities and curiosities, and certainly last time I was in there the staff were friendly and helpful.