Thursday, March 27, 2008

The best album of 2008 lands at KYP!

Well in my humble opinion anyway! 'Gods of the Earth' by THE SWORD will rock your socks so hard you'll think you've been stood in concrete for a week!

For my full gushing review go here -

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

KYP on Google Earth!

In a pretty bizzare twist of events you can now find Know Your Product on Google Earth! Just search for 'know your product ipswich'

Thursday, March 20, 2008

We're having a big clearout

And it's nowt to do with the Lentil Chilli I had last night! As we've now been open for nearly two years we've grabbed some of the stock that's been sat on the shelves for a while and put it on ebay with very low starting prices and no reserves! These CDs are listed at less than we paid for them in most cases! They are all brand new (bar Supergrass) and are bands we fookin' love, but have sat on the shelves in the shop for too long, which means you get to grab a bargain!

Here's a selection of what's available...
Meathook Seed -B.I.B.L.E cd Napalm Death Carcass
The CUFFS - Bottoms up cd Hardcore Skinhead Punk Oi!
ARISE & RUIN -Final Dawn cd Hardcore Death Metal punk
Nights Like These - Sunlight at cd Metal Hardcore Punk
Count the Stars -Never taken alive cd Hardcore Punk Emo
The Boys - Sick On You PUNK clash buzzcocks harry may
Angelic Upstarts - The EMI Punk Years PUNK oi uk subs
Chelsea - Live And Well PUNK OI
Angelic Upstarts - Rarities PUNK OI buzzcocks clash
Angelic Upstarts - The BBC Punk Sessions OI BUZZCOCKS
Stephen Brodsky's Octave Museum HYDRA HEAD Cave In
Steve Miller Band - Book of Dreams
The Stranglers - Friday The Thirteenth LIVE ALBUM
Supergrass - In It For The Money (CD 1997)
Isis - Oceanic | Pelican Cave In Hydra Head Godflesh
The Replacements - Don't You Know Who I Think I Was ...
Red Sparowes- Every Red Heart Shines Toward The Red Sun
These Arms are Snakes - Easter

We've also dropped the price of our Jim'll Fix It medals to just £3.99!

Another one bites the dust!

About a year ago Rikki and I were at his house having a curry/ directors meeting/ wine appreciation night and I noticed that when changing CDs Rikki was leaving the tray on the CD player open.
"Oooh, you don't wanna do that"
I slurred, and told the sorry tale of when I destroyed a previous bosses CD player by accidently snapping the tray off when reaching for something. Rikki took heed and closed the CD player to avoid a similar incident. When I spoke to the Rikki the next day it transpired that he had only followed my advice for a short while, and a few minutes after I had left his house he had been reaching for something and snapped the CD tray clean off his nice CD player!

This tale makes the fact he did the same thing to the shop CD player a few days ago even funnier! If my calculations are correct (and including computers used to play CDs) that makes this new casualty the fifth CD we’ve gone through in the last two years! Fortunately I found a couple of CD players under a bench at the Steamboat Tavern here in Ipswich, and the wonderful landlady Val said I was welcome to them. So our new CD player is a five draw behemoth, in fact it’s so big Rikki would probably break his leg instead of snapping off the tray!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New opening hours

As of right now here are our new opening hours;

Monday - 11.00am till 5.30pm
Tuesday - 11.00am till 5.30pm
Wednesday - executive rest day (CLOSED)
Thursday - 11.00am till 5.30pm
Friday - 11.00am till 5.30pm
Saturday - 10.30am till 5.30pm
Sunday - Closed
Bank Holidays - Closed
Christmas - yeah right!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

New interior shot

Right, I've now taken a new panorama of the renovated shop. Click the image to see a bigger version.

We're not quite done yet as that table with the Camo material will be replaced pretty soon.

No Use For A Name on tour!

NO USE FOR A NAME's Feel Good Tour of the Year!
New studio album "The Feel Good Record of the Year" out March, 28th 2008
04/03/08 Birmingham, United Kingdom – Academy 2
04/04/08 Bristol, United Kingdom – Academy 2
04/05/08 Liverpool, United Kingdom – Academy 2
04/06/08 London, United Kingdom – Islington Academy
04/07/08 Oxford, United Kingdom – The Zodiac

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

should be open tomorrow!

Wa-hoo, SO nearly there! This post is just an excuse to post this photo that I like!

Nearly there!

We didn't manage to get open yesterday as we decided to give the front of the shop a lick of paint to really smarten it up. Well Rikki did most of the work really, I did a lot of standing around sucking in through my teeth and trying to look thoughtful, in reality I probably looked like a blow up tramp with a puncture.

We should be back open today, please come in and buy something instead of sticking your head through the door to ask if we're closing down! Loads of people have had a look around at all the new fittings and asked us if we're closing down, now I know we're generous folk but we wouldn't be fitting out the place for the next tennants would we?!?!?!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

If you go down to KYP today, you're sure of a big surprise!

The counter where you knew it and loved it, in fact with no CDs on the shelves behind it's kinda camoflauged against the wall behind!

Lookie, the counter has gone! And good Jeebus were we hiding a ton of stuff behind it!

It was a bit like an archelogical dig, we uncovered the old zine rack! Remember that? We stopped using it because when someone picked up a zine it dumped every single other zine over the CD racks!

Bye bye stinking horrid old pissy shite carpet! In the background is the very useful and helpful Rupert, from Staunch just down the road.

Arg, the entire contents of the shop are now in the back room!

Rupert doing the hoovering, he said, "you'd better not be taking my photo!," then posed nicely for the camera!

What a happy shop keeper

Me doing some work, a rare sight I know.