Watch: Action Records documentary charting its place at the heart of Preston music scene

Posted on - 20th April, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - History, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Videos


The Action Records Story: Chased by Nuns from Levy Park Productions on Vimeo.

Historic Preston record shop Action Records has been the subject of a mini-documentary.

Filmmakers Daniele Baron and Conor O’Grady captured the story of owner Gordon Gibson and how the shop has become integral to the music scene in the city.

It includes clips from when Carl Barat’s Dirty Pretty Things played the store, Bastille, Muse, and many others.

Gordon Gibson talks about starting up Action Records

Gordon Gibson talks about starting up Action Records

Gibson talks openly about the struggle to keep the shop open and of how with the resurgence of vinyl among a younger generation of customers it has reinvigatored the shop.


There’s also mention of when Preston was at the forefront of the Northern punk scene, with the likes of Joy Division playing The Warehouse.

Have you watched the film? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below

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