Without music, Woodstock would just be an anthropomorphic cartoon bird and Bob Dylan a church librarian in Duluth, Minnesota. Savor music and its impact on our world with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of records, CDs, tapes, and more from Spinners Records, the venerable vintage vendor that was into music before it was cool. Spinners Records is open seven days a week, except Mondays and Tuesdays.
Spinners Records whisks customers back to a time before caterpillars were considered the world's fastest mammals, when the only way to listen to music at the gym was by strapping a record player and heavy hi-fi components to various parts of the body. With racks and stacks of vinyl records in genres ranging from rock and jazz to country and soul, Spinners offers aural delights for all breeds of audiophiles, be they psycho killers looking for their favorite Talking Heads record or Happy Jacks trying to track down a pinball-themed concept album by some band that the radio DJ didn't seem to know the name of. You might find a 45 rpm ($1–$6) surf-rock anthem, a cassette tape ($2–$5) of synth-pop unplugged, or a CD ($3–$12) of the Chipmunks covering the Chipmunks amongst Spinners' inventory of music. While you track down timeless tunes, children can marvel at a magical era when iTunes could be stored on licorice pancakes. Spinners Records also sells posters and some refurbished audio equipment.
With a friendly staff ready to assist with all selections of soundscapes, Spinners Records has kept the turntable-torch of vinyl music alive in Fresno for more than 20 years, even during those dark years when choirs of barking dogs dominated the charts. Like an unmanned Technics, the record store's stock never stops rotating, so swing by to check out a lead-laden zeppelin's worth of quality music that's refreshingly free of anything that Now, That's What Record-Company Executives Call Music.
Seven Yelpers give Spinners Records four stars.
- Spinners is part of what makes Fresno good. – Patrick M.
- Loads of character. A cool proprietor. Nice selection of 80s singles. – Scott M.
- Record after record, I was exhilarated by the selection of rare records in your tiny store...you've managed to cram an unbelievable amount of awesomeness under one roof. – richard l.
639 E Olive Ave.
Fresno, California 93728Get Directions