Tuesday, 2 December 2008


Every Friday, as soon as I got my wages, I was down to Bruce's Record Shop like a shot.
The Reform Street shop opened in December 1974 and I've already put up a couple of posts about Bruce's, like the time when Rod Stewart appeared for example.
However, I can also remember the time when all of Dundee's record shops banned the Sex Pistols album when it first came out, but Bruce's, being more hip, had improvised a huge sign in their shop window stating proudly that they had the album in stock and on sale. I think the record sold out that same day!
Goodness knows how many albums I ended up buying from there in total but these are the bag designs I brought them home in.
Top example is their 70's one - the other is their 80's one.
Bet you didn't know their famous slogan - I FOUND IT AT BRUCE'S - is an anagram of - OBTAIN FUTURE DISC..!!


  1. Yep, Bruces was a great store for all the Punk 7's. I&N as well though. Bruces was far more cooler and do you remember the fanzine they used to give away as well? A step up from Cathie McCabes in the old arcade lol. Wonder what year Bruces closed? Didnt they reopen as the other record shop in the Overgate?

  2. Nope sorry Shilton Bruce's and The Other Record Shop were completely separate businesses, although both originated in Edinburgh. Bruces was founded by Bruce Findley who (I think I'm right in saying) became the Simple Minds Manager. I think he also might have had something to do with Fast Records. I loved Bruces and bought my copy of never mind the bollocks there. Jim Stewart who was the manager eventualy became the manager of the original Virgin in the overgate (they have had three different ones there since 1984). Now there was a man who new his onions.

  3. Iremember that you could get badges made in the shop
    me and my mates had badges made up saying 'I FOUND BRUCE AT IT'

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  6. Now now GG , yiv retired