I eventually found a record store where I spent a bit of time - they had a listening station, that was nice. Found a Kristin Hersh album I didn't know, and discovered a funny French Madagascan pop outfit from the 60s, The Surfs. I also had to take a photo of those two goth kids across the street:
It turns out they appeared right above the Sister of Mercy bin, I didn't realize when I was taking the picture...
At my parents' house I pondered my teenage reads -
and old photos:
We liked to dress up!