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Sorry State Records

Categories: Misc. Retail
317 West Morgan Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

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I've been buying records for the shop for over a year, and Saturday is the day they finally hit the floor. Nothing has been picked over or held for anyone at all, so this is the PRIME STUFF.

We have:

classic rock: tons of Beatles, Stones, Dylan, Bowie, lots of original mono pressings, from cheap to expensive. We also have a handful of cool '60s garage / Nuggets-type records as well.

'77 punk: piles of original UK pressings of singles and LPs from Buzzcocks, Siouxsie, the Jam, the Clash, and the lesser-knowns as well

metal: man, we're really killing it here... tons of Slayer, Metallica, and 80s thrash (including European stuff like Sodom, Kreator, etc.), lots of NWOBHM, and plenty of hard rock too. Raleigh record stores have been severely lacking in the metal department, and I want to fill that gap.

hardcore: you KNOW Sorry State has our bases covered here... HUNDREDS of international hardcore LPs... some Japanese gems (Judgement singles!), USHC, European stuff... whether you're looking for cheap-ish reissues or pricey originals we have you covered.

And then we have a whole cheap ($1-$5) bin full of just about EVERYTHING from jazz (classic & modern), classic rock, '60s stuff, '80s music, etc.

And then on top of THAT we have the great selection of new records you've come to expect from Sorry State, including all of the latest new punk as well as stuff from labels we've only dabbled in before like Merge, Sacred Bones, In the Red, Matador, etc. We want to be the go-to new music spot for Raleigh's adventurous listener.

I'll continue to post pictures and previews all week in the lead-up to opening day, so keep an eye on this page. And after Saturday I would love to see pics of everyone's scores, so post them here!

If you have any questions you can send me a message or email daniel@sorrystaterecords.com.

Oh, and if you're looking to nab some store credit (or just some cash!) we're buying vinyl, band t-shirts, working stereo equipment, etc. Get in touch about that too!

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Mark Z. Apr 18, 2017
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I was hoping to find a cool record store when visiting Raleigh, and Sorry State Records did no disappoint me. This place specializes in punk and metal, but... (more)
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Mike F. Feb 12, 2017
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I grew up in Orange County, CA and have always had a hard time finding good record stores here in NC. That has changed over the years with the new surge in... (more)
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Mckensi G. Jan 11, 2017
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It took us a while to find this place as we were exploring the downtown raleigh area and once we went in you really have to look through the bins of... (more)

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