LPs have been our obsession for decades, and there is nothing we love more than spreading music into others’ lives. Our curated collections and selections of Classic Rock & Pop, Psych/Prog, Country/Blues & Folk, Funk/Disco & Boogie, Musica Latina, Hard Rock & Heavy Metal, Soul, Jazz, Classical, World, Traditional and a special focus on electronic musics – be they house, techno, EBM, synthpunk, ambient, italodisco or what have you – are chosen to be of highest quality curation and transparent condition. We will gladly let you listen to any unsealed album we have and have done the work to guarantee our records will sound as good as promised.
The punchy sound of cassette deserves 21st century appreciation, and not just for kitsch or nostalgia. While they will not ever be the focus of internet audiophile arguments regarding best sound reproduction, we believe there is something to the sound of a little tape saturation, wow, and flutter that can suit a recording in a way that enhances the music. We find this especially true with heavy metal, hip hop, dance music and new age music and you will find this reflected in our stock.
These black slabs create a world largely dismissed by film fans, one filled with unparalleled ambiance and low-budget masterpieces hiding behind every scan line. We can provide just about anything you feel like feeding your VCR, but we specialize in horror, sci-fi and action. Whether you’re a collector, a completest or just feeding your nostalgia, we can provide the fix for your analog itch.
Sword & Sorcery, Cloak & Dagger, Blood & Guts, Monsters & Mayhem, Crime & Punishment. We offer a weird little selection of books, mostly vintage pressings, with a particular preoccupation with fantasy, science fiction, horror and the occult.
For convenience, portability and clarity, CDs are still the greatest physical medium around. We apply our exacting curation to these as well, so please peruse our shelves. It’s much more fun than Spotify!
Music, Noise & Color Machines
We often stock synthesis devices of many stripes, from analog synthesizers to enchanted speak n spells to circuitbent video derangers made in-house. these rare items are one of a kind and can be made to order.
Demos available on request.
We carry a selection of devices that give a new collector the means to dive into the magical media we offer you. We frequently have VCRs, Cassette Decks, Amplifiers and Turntables at a variety of price points; Perfect for anything from a first dorm room setup to an audiophile upgrade.
We only select machines that will do justice to our offerings. All our equipment is tested, calibrated, cleaned and refurbished. In addition, we are sometimes available to perform a range of simple repairs, calibrations and modifications for audio equipment, so please ask if you have a turntable that’s been a little wonky or you would like to be able to control time with a slow-motion upgrade to your turntable or tape machine.
Buy & Trade
If you have pre-loved LPs, 45’s, Cassettes, VHS, Stereo Equipment or Books in need of a new home, we are the place to relocate them for you by offering hard-to-beat cash and trade offers.
For your convenience, we can schedule a time for you to drop off, OR we can come to you! Buyers are also available during open hours, or any time where collections may be processed on the spot, if small enough and time allows. If you have larger collections, please be aware they must be dropped off and all collections are processed in the order they are received.
If you are aiming to liquidate, we can donate what we don’t purchase to the following respected charities.
IGGY INSPIRES US TO BE FRIENDLY AND APPROACHABLE TO ALL.
SYD INSPIRES OUR ATTENTION TO DETAIL.
SIOUXSIE INSPIRES OUR NEED TO EXPLORE.
WU INSPIRES OUR STYLE (AND IS PICTURED IN SILHOUETTE AS OUR LOGO).
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Location & Hours
1321 San Mateo NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Around 12 Noon to at least 6PM, Wednesday through Sunday, and open later by whim. We are also available by appointment!
P – 505.333.8975
E – TheCats [at] LongHairRecords.com
We’re back in the shop!
We’ll be glad to see your (masked) faces!
You can visit us Thursday – Saturday, from 2 in the afternoon til 6 at nite.
We’ll be letting two visitors in at a time, but we’ll allow three of you if you come in as a litter, that way we can all keep distance.
Just use the hand sanitizer we provide when you come in so everyone can paw through the stock we’ve amassed in the shutdown!
We are not accepting cash right now, but you can pay with your card, trade credit, Apple and Google Pay,
and if there are other payments we should look into, let us know!
Lastly, we are not taking trade-ins without an appointment.
Hit us up if you have something to offer, but we are being selective.