About Rasputin Music
Local Record Store in Pleasant Hill, CA
Hours of OperationMonday: Closed
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Reviews of Rasputin Music in Pleasant Hill, CA
- 710 Reviews
Robert “Bobby” Gentry
A lot to choose from, watch what you sell, i sold them a bunch of stuff expecting a lot more, when my son came home with what they paid for everything i was very disappointed. I had googled everything and i should have received much more. I was not expecting retail of course but i got half of used wholesale.
Grand Old Soul
Always loved Rasputins. Been missing it since the San Lorenzo one closed. This one is ok. A bit confined and disorganized (for me). But still a great store with CD's, tapes, records, vhs, shirt's and more.
If you have any Dvd' s you don't want anymore & want to clear up space. I recommend you bring them there I got $ 80 for my neighbor.
Used to be my old hang put in high school, looking for music and slice of blondies pizza made for a great after noon.... unfortunately Blondie's is no longer in business but I was happy to see Rasputin's felt just like it used to. It actually felt like the same layout inside and I really enjoyed looking for some vinyl for Christmas with my kids. Happy to see some things never change.
If you are a person who streams everything, who long ago unloaded your cd and dvd collections, this review might not make any sense. Rasputin is a media chain specializing in those old cds and dvds. They sell new ones, too, along with vinyl, clothing, and all manner of music-related merch, but they have always been a small chain store, with less than 10 stores in the bay area over the years. The rampant popularity of streaming, coupled with the pricing tactics of larger chain stores and the internet have made independent record stores like this one an endangered species. Thus, in order to survive, the smaller store needs to act aggressively, and the most important tool in that fight is customer service. No one wants to shop where they feel unwelcome. My recent experience at this location felt more like a Gitmo indoctrination circa 2003. I was not welcomed, nor thanked, nor even approached by a staff member (except for the soulless formality of a temperature check), all of whom had the defensive expressions of caged animals. I do not know what happened, but this location used to be a bit friendlier. My impulse is to blame management but i am not in possession of all the facts. Whatever the case, this store is not currently justifying its retail dollar and i cannot recommend shopping there unless, like myself, you needed a physical thing (Zeppelin BBC, 2-CD set for an impending road trip). I want to like this place but they need to hone their personality so it isn't just a commercial nightstick. There is an annual event in the US called Record Store Day. Its supposed to be a fun celebration...i am hopeful that this place tries to rememver that.