After 42 years in their Hay Street home, 78 Records moved upstairs to the Murray Street Mall in late 2012. 78s has been an institution in Perth for decades, and everyone has a memory of the store – whether it be catching a live band, attending a listening party, working there, or saving their pennies as teenagers to buy the latest indie release.
The thing about 78s is, while there certainly are still some other record stores left in Perth, this one has always had the most extensive range. And while it no longer the three story megastore it once was, it’s most definitely still to go to place when you want reliability and good, old fashioned service from the trendiest people in the biz. Claire