About Us

John and Anne Tait have operated this fascinating little family business in the Melbourne suburb of Essendon since May 2002. As our name suggests we sell records, CDs and (a small number of) books. In July 2015 we moved away from Essendon station to a much more suitable venue in Moonee Ponds: Shop 2, 134 Pascoe Vale Rd (not far from the beautiful Queens Park).


John is author (or collaborator) of a number of music related books: ‘Vanda and Young – Inside Australia’s Hit Factory’ 2010 NewSouth Books;¬†John Bois’ brilliant and hilarious book ‘The Dingoes Lament’ (Nov 2012);¬†with Catherine Fleming, Captain Matchbox & Beyond; and most recently Tait’s Modern Guide to Record Collecting (Melbourne Books, 2016).

We have just developed a new course: ‘The Secrets of Record Collecting’. Laneway Learning are offering it on Monday April 10th. PS. It went really well. They have asked me to do it again later in the year. JT