Celebrating Birmingham's Popular Music History
Easily the best punk record shop of its era in Brum. Whatever new releases were played by John Peel in the week could be found at Inferno by Saturday morning. Only big enough for one man and his dog, but still managed to pack them in when the Rezillos came in to sign their album. Showed its true loyalty when John Gidman, the ex-Villa right-back walked in one day (permed hair and flairs) asking if they had the latest Billy Joel album. Not a word from the assistant – just a slow shake of the head said it all… .
I remember The Jam being there to sign autographs and me and my mate took all four albums in. Weller wasn’t too pleased that we’d also brought a few unofficial photos because the band wanted us to buy the ones they’d brought with them. We were like, just sign the photos mate..
Was Inferno the shop on Corporation Street opposite to where Harry Parkes used to be ?
No, it was at the bottom of Bull St, I think there’s a Maccas there now.
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