Off the back of ever-growing, much deserved success of Good Vibrations on the big screen and coinciding with Record Store Day 2013, Belfast “Godfather of Punk” Terri Hooley re-opened his legendary record shop (“recurd shap”) upstairs in Bigg Life Community Arts, 89-93 North Street Belfast on Saturday, April 20. Terri, in usual dry yet upbeat spirit, casually stood at the till selling vinyl and discussing his soon-to-be, slightly begrudged appearance on the One Show. Of course, at such an early stage of the shop’s latest incarnation, stock was slim in comparison to certain high street alternatives but considering it’s the literal umpteenth time the shop has seen a re-launch over the years, that can only be expected. Call by some time and grab a record or two… the coffee is cheap, the stock is increasing by the day and the vibrations – as you might well expect – continue to be good.
Photos by the esteemed Joe Laverty.