5405 N Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois | 773-944-0188 | Rattlebackrecords@gmail.com | MON-SAT: 11-7 SUN: 11-5

30% OFF ALL USED 7 & 12-inch Singles | CDs | DVDs | Books


Grab a ticket to a special advanced screening of CREEM:
America’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll Magazine’ on August 7th!


A day to celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store


A concert to benefit the Chicago Artists Relief Fund
Sun | July 05 | 6PM

It's been a while but we're back!

See shopping guidelines below*

We buy and sell all media.

If you’re looking to unload your old treasures, let us help you find good homes for them.

We will pay you cash for your used records, CDs, cassette tapes, and DVDs. Contact us to set up an appointment!

Rattleback Records is a unique music store offering a myriad selection of new and used vinyl, CDs, cassettes, movies and more.

You’ll also find everything you need to accessorize your music lounge, including vintage barware, books, posters and art prints. Our stock is continually changing, so be sure to shop our store early and often so as not to miss out on that hidden gem you’ve been searching for; or the one you didn’t even know you needed until you saw it!

Rattleback Records is the culmination of a lifelong love of music and vintage treasures. Be sure to stop in to the store to chat about your favorite artist, whether it’s the Grateful Dead, the Dead Kennedys, or Dead Can Dance. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Location and Contact

5405 N Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois

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Remember when video killed the radio star? When we all smelled like teen spirit? When MTV actually played music videos? Put your classic MTV knowledge to the test to win one of five $20 Rattleback Gift Cards!

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Yes, We’re Open! Our Shopping Guidelines

It’s been a while and we are so excited to see everyone again… but we do have some guidelines, for our safety and yours.

  • Four customers will be allowed in at a time
  • Face masks are required
  • You must sanitize your hands on entry: Sanitizer will be available at the door
  • If you are having any symptoms, please utilize our other shopping methods.
  • Curbside Pickup & Personal shopping services still available

Ordering in-store stock

We’re happy to shop for you from our in-store inventory. Simply click below to complete a Google form with your requests. We have many new & used LPs & CDs in stock. Check out a partial list of currently available new and used vinyl records here. We also have thousands of used titles available that not yet on the list.

If you’re looking for something specific, or even if you’d like us to curate a list for you, fill out the Google form. In the form, you can specify if you would like curbside pickup or we can ship to you for a minimal fee.

*Free shipping for orders over $50.

We now have the ability to send you an invoice via email that you can pay online safely and securely. We can also call you to process credit card payment by phone if you’d prefer.

Online Store

If you’re only looking for new vinyl (both old titles and new releases) that we don’t currently have in stock, check out our brand new online store! You still have access to the thousands of indie exclusives, color vinyl, and limited edition reissues only available to brick and mortar stores. The titles will be shipped sealed directly to you. If you can’t find what you’re looking for on the site, call or email us, we’ll pull some strings and see what we can do for ya.

*Curbside pickup is only available through the google form.