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Good Music in San Jose

On the way back from the Monterey Bay Aquarium I was going to be passing right by Streetlight Records in San Jose. Streetlight Records is right off the freeway and such a delightful detour shouldn't be passed up.

While the store isn't much to look at from the outside, inside is full of all sorts of treasures and fun things to look at.

In the corner there's a fiberglass “Doggie Diner” mascot head which is truly awesome.

This is from a local restaurant chain that's long gone, but I remember them from when I was a kid. The heads are very collectable and there's one person that has 3 of them. He made a special trailer for them and drove them across the country and made a documentary about it, very cool.

I went in with Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Clash in mind and left with mint copies of AC/DC Back in Black and The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet.

Hopefully it won;t be another year before I get back to San Jose and Streetlight Records. You can sign up on their web site to receive their weekly email which has local events and weekly special coupons for their stores.   

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Reader Comments (2)

Using a dog is very interesting for an album shop like this. By the way, those albums look classic or quite old, am I right? It is very rare to find some of them.

July 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpet food

The Doggie Diner heads are somewhat of a local icon and with only a handful ever having been made, having one on display is unique. Streetlight Records is a vintage music shop which carries a nice selection of vinyl records along with CD's.

One thing that I find interesting is that I always have a mental shopping list of vinyl I'm looking for, but as soon as I walk into a music shop I can't seem to remember which albums are on my list. Oddly enough I've had this problem since I was in high school and it would happen every time my friends and I would go to Tower Records.

July 22, 2012 | Registered CommenterChris

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