Slipped Disc Records opened its doors in the Spring of 1982 and was located on Rockaway Avenue in Valley Stream, New York.
Owned and operated by Mike Schutzman, it was one of Long Island's longest running record stores specializing
in heavy metal, punk and hardcore CDs, records, DVDs, shirts, posters, pins, books, and other accessories.
The store had also featured in-store autograph signing sessions with some of rock's biggest acts over the years.
According to an article in Metal Edge magazine, Schutzman reflected upon the stores early days,
"There weren't many stores then that were specializing in metal, hardcore, and punk.
We hit it at the right time, even though people told us it wasn't a good time."
The store flourished by selling a wide variety of domestic and hard-to-find import albums
and accessories as well as a large catalogue of used CD's and albums.
Sadly, Slipped Disc closed its doors on April 19, 2008 after being open for over 25 years...
another victim of online music downloading.
Mike Schutzman continues to sell vinyl at record shows that cater to collectors and enthusiasts.
Recently, the store was featured in the documentary Get Thrashed and an official website was launched for online shopping.
Dream Theater drummer and veteran Slipped Disc shopper Mike Portnoy had some nice words
and memories to say about the store in a posting at the Blabbermouth site the same day it closed.