Twist & Shout

★★★★☆
  • 2508 E Colfax Ave

    Denver, CO 80206

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  • 303-722-1943

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Monday To Saturday From 10:00 AM To 10:00 PM Sunday From 10:00 AM To 08:00 PM

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I when into Twist and Shout looking for assistance in modifying my Technics 1200 turntables and they recommended what they claim as a "non employee/employee Pete from 900 Portland Place Boulder/phone # 3034470857" who claimed that he had

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I when into Twist and Shout looking for assistance in modifying my Technics 1200 turntables and they recommended what they claim as a "non employee/employee Pete from 900 Portland Place Boulder/phone # 3034470857" who claimed that he had

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Having grown up with Twist and Shout, I assumed there was substance to its Dead Head/Dead Kennedys altruistic vibe. The feeling was so cool that in the early days, Chipotle was cool simply because the music they pipe came from Twist and Shout.

I went into T&W to sell some DVDs. Well, they were only able to buy a few things I had for a total of $6. No big deal. I understand retail, I am, after all, an experienced operational accounting controller. So I agreed with little thought.

When I realized T&W was keeping one disc in particular that I happen know is a bit rare and valuable to a very select audience, I asked what it fetched. When I was told it got me $1.50, I explained its uniqueness and asked to have it back in exchange for the $1.50. I did not feel that T&W should give me far less than reasonable value because of their ignorance.

I did not make a fuss. I asked to undo the deal on that one disc, and with the $6 and my DVD still on the counter, the manager said, Now that its done, sorry. The cashier backed him up with a, Sorry man.

As a seasoned operational accounting controller I suspect I know what a Twist and Shout manager can and cannot do. More than that I have a good understanding of the metrics that likely measure a used record store manager's job performance and directly impact his paycheck. Many a manager I have worked with would have thought at that moment, Jackpot! I cant wait to get online and look this one up so I can tell the boss how I totally stole this from some shom.

Of course, there is no way for me to know if anyone at Twist and Shout would think or do such a thing. I just think given that I had not moved an inch and less than a minute had passed, he should have relented.

I find it hard to believe that the manager could not restructure the trade based on my dissatisfaction when I was explained the exact terms of the deal within seconds of verbally agreeing to it. In real estate law and even with gym memberships, flexibility and time to reconsider a contract after it is executed is proffered to ensure mutual understanding, fairness, customer satisfaction and customer loyalty.

However, that really isn't the whole story. I had never been into the new store, so while waiting for my DVDs to be professionally appraised, I engaged a female T&W associate by saying how cool it seemed that the store is completely different but looks and feels exactly the same as the old location. She was downright unpleasant. The manager with the tats on his head who scalped me for my DVD was a little more interactive but icy cold.

So I probably would not be back based on those two interactions because that place always had a good vibe for me. Now, not so much. Record store people should be cool and conversational, sharing in the community of music lovers. In 1982, I turned down a job with Rocky Mountain Records and Tapes because all they talked about in the interview was loss prevention and look how that business model panned out.

Good business offers value while maximizing profit. Bad business maximizes profits without moral compass. I just want my Led Zeppelin/Clash breathern to know that Twist and Shout might as well be a Bain Capital subsidiary. Every time I see or hear about Twist and Shout I will feel betrayed for the rest of my life.

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Having grown up with Twist and Shout, I assumed there was substance to its Dead Head/Dead Kennedys altruistic vibe. The feeling was so cool that in the early days, Chipotle was cool simply because the music they pipe came from Twist and Shout.

I went into T&W to sell some DVDs. Well, they were only able to buy a few things I had for a total of $6. No big deal. I understand retail, I am, after all, an experienced operational accounting controller. So I agreed with little thought.

When I realized T&W was keeping one disc in particular that I happen know is a bit rare and valuable to a very select audience, I asked what it fetched. When I was told it got me $1.50, I explained its uniqueness and asked to have it back in exchange for the $1.50. I did not feel that T&W should give me far less than reasonable value because of their ignorance.

I did not make a fuss. I asked to undo the deal on that one disc, and with the $6 and my DVD still on the counter, the manager said, Now that its done, sorry. The cashier backed him up with a, Sorry man.

As a seasoned operational accounting controller I suspect I know what a Twist and Shout manager can and cannot do. More than that I have a good understanding of the metrics that likely measure a used record store manager's job performance and directly impact his paycheck. Many a manager I have worked with would have thought at that moment, Jackpot! I cant wait to get online and look this one up so I can tell the boss how I totally stole this from some shom.

Of course, there is no way for me to know if anyone at Twist and Shout would think or do such a thing. I just think given that I had not moved an inch and less than a minute had passed, he should have relented.

I find it hard to believe that the manager could not restructure the trade based on my dissatisfaction when I was explained the exact terms of the deal within seconds of verbally agreeing to it. In real estate law and even with gym memberships, flexibility and time to reconsider a contract after it is executed is proffered to ensure mutual understanding, fairness, customer satisfaction and customer loyalty.

However, that really isn't the whole story. I had never been into the new store, so while waiting for my DVDs to be professionally appraised, I engaged a female T&W associate by saying how cool it seemed that the store is completely different but looks and feels exactly the same as the old location. She was downright unpleasant. The manager with the tats on his head who scalped me for my DVD was a little more interactive but icy cold.

So I probably would not be back based on those two interactions because that place always had a good vibe for me. Now, not so much. Record store people should be cool and conversational, sharing in the community of music lovers. In 1982, I turned down a job with Rocky Mountain Records and Tapes because all they talked about in the interview was loss prevention and look how that business model panned out.

Good business offers value while maximizing profit. Bad business maximizes profits without moral compass. I just want my Led Zeppelin/Clash breathern to know that Twist and Shout might as well be a Bain Capital subsidiary. Every time I see or hear about Twist and Shout I will feel betrayed for the rest of my life.

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Having grown up with Twist and Shout, I assumed there was substance to its Dead Head/Dead Kennedys altruistic vibe. The feeling was so cool that in the early days, Chipotle was cool simply because the music they pipe came from Twist and

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Having grown up with Twist and Shout, I assumed there was substance to its Dead Head/Dead Kennedys altruistic vibe. The feeling was so cool that in the early days, Chipotle was cool simply because the music they pipe came from Twist and

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The original used music store in Denver - lots of Capitol Hill character (and characters). They often have hard-to-find recordings and lots of rock schwag.

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The original used music store in Denver - lots of Capitol Hill character (and characters). They often have hard-to-find recordings and lots of rock schwag.

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I like to go to twist and shout for used music. I have found many old records and tapes their. The also have an extensive collection of CD,s

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I like to go to twist and shout for used music. I have found many old records and tapes their. The also have an extensive collection of CD,s

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Twist and Shout is usually my second choice for music in town (first is Second Spin on Colorado Blvd.). Overall this store has a lot of hard to find stuff, especially if you are into oldies or rare LPs and imports by contemporary bands. They also have a great selection of music paraphernalia. However, their selection of stuff from the 80s and 90s, especially some of the more obscure alternative bands, is very limited. I've been in there several times looking for music from about a dozen artists within this time period and left with nothing; they didn't even have there more popular albums. So this place is good, especially when looking for stuff that isn't too hard to find at other record stores, but for the more music savvy person, this store isn't the best in town.

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Twist and Shout is usually my second choice for music in town (first is Second Spin on Colorado Blvd.). Overall this store has a lot of hard to find stuff, especially if you are into oldies or rare LPs and imports by contemporary bands. They also have a great selection of music paraphernalia. However, their selection of stuff from the 80s and 90s, especially some of the more obscure alternative bands, is very limited. I've been in there several times looking for music from about a dozen artists within this time period and left with nothing; they didn't even have there more popular albums. So this place is good, especially when looking for stuff that isn't too hard to find at other record stores, but for the more music savvy person, this store isn't the best in town.

Pros: Friendly staff, wide variety of products, oldie selection

Cons: Selection of everything else except oldies and new music

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I love going to twist and shout. I always get my old school music from there. Music like: Temptations, Smokey Robison, Jackson 5, Earth,Wind,and Fire, and etc. I even got a cd by BB KIng. I am glad to go to a place where they have old school music.

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I love going to twist and shout. I always get my old school music from there. Music like: Temptations, Smokey Robison, Jackson 5, Earth,Wind,and Fire, and etc. I even got a cd by BB KIng. I am glad to go to a place where they have old school music.

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I go here for all of my music purchases. The service is great, with new and used cds and records! They also sell new and dvds along with t-shirts, blind boxes and neat stuffed animals. Love it!!

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I go here for all of my music purchases. The service is great, with new and used cds and records! They also sell new and dvds along with t-shirts, blind boxes and neat stuffed animals. Love it!!

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first things first - this store really does have a great selection. however, it does come at a price. new CD's are pretty expensive, but you will find some decent prices on used discs. personally, i'm a vinyl guy, and this is where i find t&s a bit lacking. the selection of new vinyl is fair, and priced on par with other stores in town. they also have an expansive selection of used vinyl, but unfortunately it is WAY overpriced. so if used vinyl is your bag, definitely check out wax trax or black & read first. also, most of the employees are incredibly snooty. last time i was there, i dropped about $70 and was treated like garbage by the hipster behind the counter. once again - go to the previously mentioned stores if you want to feel like your business is appreciated. also, the word from friends is that you do NOT want to sell your used LP's and CD's here, as they pay less than other used stores in town.

pros - great selection, reasonably priced used CD's, free parking in garage
cons - used vinyl is way too expensive, snooty employees,

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first things first - this store really does have a great selection. however, it does come at a price. new CD's are pretty expensive, but you will find some decent prices on used discs. personally, i'm a vinyl guy, and this is where i find t&s a bit lacking. the selection of new vinyl is fair, and priced on par with other stores in town. they also have an expansive selection of used vinyl, but unfortunately it is WAY overpriced. so if used vinyl is your bag, definitely check out wax trax or black & read first. also, most of the employees are incredibly snooty. last time i was there, i dropped about $70 and was treated like garbage by the hipster behind the counter. once again - go to the previously mentioned stores if you want to feel like your business is appreciated. also, the word from friends is that you do NOT want to sell your used LP's and CD's here, as they pay less than other used stores in town.

pros - great selection, reasonably priced used CD's, free parking in garage
cons - used vinyl is way too expensive, snooty employees,

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Got to go there to experience it. Best vinyl album selection I have seen!!!!

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Got to go there to experience it. Best vinyl album selection I have seen!!!!

Pros: parking, staff, value

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Twist and Shout is the best record store I have ever been to. They have a great selection of everything. Their memorobilia and selection of apparel is un-matched!!

They carry a great selection of Jamband cd's, like String Cheese Incident... An awesome place for everthing music.

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Twist and Shout is the best record store I have ever been to. They have a great selection of everything. Their memorobilia and selection of apparel is un-matched!!

They carry a great selection of Jamband cd's, like String Cheese Incident... An awesome place for everthing music.

Pros: Great Selection, Great clothes, Great Sticke select.

Cons: So much to buy!

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I recently paid my first visit to Twist & Shout, and I have to say it was a very cool experience. There are so many different types of people in there to match the different music genres housed within the walls. I was there for what seemed like hours and emerged with some new stuff to try out. I'll be going back, for sure.

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I recently paid my first visit to Twist & Shout, and I have to say it was a very cool experience. There are so many different types of people in there to match the different music genres housed within the walls. I was there for what seemed like hours and emerged with some new stuff to try out. I'll be going back, for sure.

Pros: selection

Cons: a little crowded

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I love Twist & Shout! Excellent selection of dance vinyl.

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I love Twist & Shout! Excellent selection of dance vinyl.

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If you're serious about music, this is your place. Forget about downloading it off the Net or buying it from some mega-conglomerate like Walmart which reduces art to a commodity.

T&S is staffed with people who care about and know music and it shows in the way customers are treated as well as their extensive inventory.

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If you're serious about music, this is your place. Forget about downloading it off the Net or buying it from some mega-conglomerate like Walmart which reduces art to a commodity.

T&S is staffed with people who care about and know music and it shows in the way customers are treated as well as their extensive inventory.

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Every visit I have made to Twist & Shout Underground has been a pleasant one. Their staff is knowledgable and willing to dispense advice, as needed. :)

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Every visit I have made to Twist & Shout Underground has been a pleasant one. Their staff is knowledgable and willing to dispense advice, as needed. :)

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You can find almost anything including used CD's. The store help is as eclectic as the store itself. On any given day you'll see a hippie, punk rocker, and a skinhead ready to find your selection. If they don't have they'll find it for you.

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You can find almost anything including used CD's. The store help is as eclectic as the store itself. On any given day you'll see a hippie, punk rocker, and a skinhead ready to find your selection. If they don't have they'll find it for you.

Pros: non chain, knowledgable staff

Cons: pricey

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Sure the price might be a little high, but T & S has everything there. Coming from Chicago, I didn't think there was one good record store in town until I found Twist and Shout. I always know I'll be able to find what I'm looking for.
The staff is pretty on top of music which is also great.
Nothing I love more than spending half a day listening to music and shooting the poop about it.
T & S is a good place to waste some time.

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Sure the price might be a little high, but T & S has everything there. Coming from Chicago, I didn't think there was one good record store in town until I found Twist and Shout. I always know I'll be able to find what I'm looking for.
The staff is pretty on top of music which is also great.
Nothing I love more than spending half a day listening to music and shooting the poop about it.
T & S is a good place to waste some time.

Pros: Selection, parking, location

Cons: Price

 

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