We started the Platenworm record shop on november the 27th of august 2000. We started in the city Groningen, also known as RockCity no 1, and later moved to Amsterdam. All the credit for the RockCity thing goes to the world famous Vera club. We started the shop in the first place because we love all kinds of music.
Another important reason for running the Platenworm is that we still think vinyl is great and there are not to many recordstores left that share that feeling. The last and main reason for doing it is that we are missing a lot of great music in other local recordstores. So, we are trying to fill some gaps!
Our main focus is the real independent and underground scene. That goes from minimal, experimental and electronic music to punk, rock, pop, hardcore and so on. We also have a big reggae section because it’s one of Pieter’s passions. Further there are some sidetracks like hip hop, blues, soul, funk etc. And also some mainstream so called alternative stuff that we do to pay the rent. To make a long story short just check it out and let us know what you think or want…
Running an independant, vinyl record shop is not easy and certainly is not a money spinner. We work long days, for little money and pogften depend on the generous assistance of people and companies that loike what we do. We would like to thank some of these people and companies. They are: Phillipe de Groot, Casper Lenders, Michael Bravure, our Boekhouder in Amsterdam and our friend Antoine, or legal aid, notaris and very relaxed land lord.