Thursday, April 19, 2012

Record Store #2: UHF

As a teenager I used to hang out down in Royal Oak all of the time. Whether I was shopping at Cinderella's Attic or just sitting on the street corner it was always a blast. It was much different than it is now. There weren't 50 restaurants lining Main St. There were tons of fun shops and people from all walks of life. During these times, there were quite a few record stores down there. My favorite from that era was definitely Off the Record. 

Well, it is nice to finally see a record store back in Royal Oak! UHF is on Washington right by Lost & Found Vintage. They have a great selection of vinyls and they also have one of my favorite things of the for shows without crazy service fees! I sent the manager of UHF, Scotty Hagen, the same 5 questions that I asked Todd from Flipside. Here's what Scotty's responses were:

Hip In Detroit - How long has your store been open?
Scotty - "I've been working inside UHF since July 1st 2010. We opened September 11, 2010."

Hip In Detroit - What's your favorite part about working at a Record Store? If you are the owner, what made you want to open a Record Store?
Scotty - "Getting to be around records 50 hours a week and listening to all kinds of music all day! "

Hip In Detroit - Do you guys have anything special planned for Record Store Day?
Scotty - "We have 4 great bands playing! Starting at 2pm we have The High Strung, The Hounds Below, Fawn and Jeecy & The Jungle. What else? Oh yeah! Nearly 300 exclusive Record Store Day LP's and 7 Inch Singles!!!  It will be absolutely crazy in here!!!!"

Hip In Detroit - Which Record Store Day special releases are you most excited about?
Scotty - "Personally, I am looking forward to the Joey Ramone 7 Inch, The Black Angels 7 inch, The Third Man & Sundazed Records stuff. "
Hip In Detroit - This is a tough one... What is your favorite record of all time??? 
Scotty - "Either Billion Dollar Babies or Welcome To My Nightmare both by Alice Cooper."

UHF is located at 512 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak, MI. If you want more info on their shop or their events planned for Saturday, head on over to their Facebook or call (248)545-5955!


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