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National Record Store Day is April 18, and its stated goal is not only to bring to light the glorious nature of the brick-and-mortar retail experience but also to illustrate why neighborhood record stores’ vitality is good for the community — and one of the last, best refuges from the doldrums of corporate sonic homogeny. Even Coachella, which celebrates the live-music experience, is honoring its recorded-music allies; its on-site shop is being operated in conjunction with National Record Store Day

Bee OK, Saturday, 18 April 2009 02:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

sorry if this has been posted elsewhere as i couldn't find it.

i'm going to do my best to get Amoeba tomorrow!

Bee OK, Saturday, 18 April 2009 03:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

*taken from somewhere else but i think it is true:

So official Record Store Day is Saturday April 18 and there are some really cool releases coming out for it:

Akron/Family "Everyone is Guilty" 7" first single from new album; unreleased b-side
Arthur Russell "Love Is Taking Me" 2LP 2LP (RSD exclusive)
Bad Religion Original EP 7" reissue colored vinyl; 6 tracks from 1981
Ben Harper 10" "Shimmer and Shine"/"Spanish Red Wine" B-side, "Spanish Red Wine" is unreleased
Black Kids Wizard of Ahhhs 10" first time on physical format
Black Moth Super Rainbow Born on a Day 7" Two tracks from the forthcoming studio recorded album, Eating Us
Blitzen Trapper "War is Placebo/Booksmart" 7" - two exclusive tracks w/die cut sleeve
Bob Dylan 7"--"Dreaming of You"/"Down Along the Cove" tracks recorded live at Bonnaroo; packaged in clear sleeve with 3x5 photo
Booker T "Warped Sister/Reunion Time" 7" 7"
Brandi Carlile 7" single "Downpour"/"A Promise To Keep" “Downpour” is the live track recorded in Boston
Bruce Springsteen 7" "What Love Can Do"/"A Night With The Jersey Devil" packaged in clear sleeve with 3x5 photo
Camera Obscura "French Navy" 7" 7" (RSD exclusive)
Cold War Kids Live at Fingerprints Live at Fingerprints 5 song EP
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Deja Vu Live 2LP Companion vinyl to the DVD
Cursive/Ladyfinger Split 10" picture disc four songs, two unreleased and two new
Dandy Warhols Remix CD #2
Death Cab For Cutie T-Shirt exclusive design for Record Store Day
Dead Weather Hang You From the Heavens 7" Jack White's new band! The debut release from both the Dead Weather and Third Man Records
Def Jam 25: Volume 1 and 2 4 LP gatefold history of Def Jam, only physical version of this piece is for indies 4 LP gatefold history of Def Jam, only physical version of this piece is for indies
Depeche Mode 7" "Wrong"/"Oh Well" 7"
Derek Trucks Already Live EP five previously unreleased live tracks from the 2008 tour
Dr. Dog/Floating Action Split 7" 7" - exclusive
El Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodriguez Lopez “Cryptomnesia” Limited Edition Vinyl for RSD (3,000 pieces)
Elvis Costello* "Complicated Shadows"/"Dirty Rotten Shame" picture disc "Dirty Rotten Shame" is exclusive track--previously unreleased
Elvis Perkins "Lorraine Lookout" 7" two tracks, one unreleased
Flaming Lips/Black Keys split 7" "Borderline"/"Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles" 7" Borderline/Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles
Flight of the Conchords "Pencils In The Wind"/"Albi The" 7" - two exclusive tracks w/die cut sleeve
Gaslight Anthem Live from Park Ave 10" Live from Park Ave 10" - 6 tracks
Grateful Dead T-Shirt exclusive design for Record Store Day
Grizzly Bears Live on KCRW 7" two tracks, "While You Wait For The Others"/"He Hit Me"
Gomez Airstream Driver 7" non-album b side
Guided By Voices Hold On Hope LP Three bonus tracks
Heaven & Hell 7" "Bible Black" / Neon Knights (Live) Created exclusively for Record Store Day
Iron and Wine Norfolk 6-20-05 Live 18 track CD recorded on the Woman King tour
Jane's Addiction 7" "Mountain Song" / "Standing in the Shower…Thinking" 7" Mtn. Song/Standing In The Shower- Packaged in original replica picture sleeve
Jason Mraz T-Shirt exclusive design for Record Store Day
Jenny Lewis/Elvis Costello 7" --"Carpet Baggers"/"Go Away" Never before available in the US
Jesus Lizard 9 x 7" pack A pack of nine 7"s
Leonard Cohen 7" "The Future/"Suzanne" tracks recorded live in London, packaged in clear sleeve with 3x5 photo
Loney Dear/Andrew Bird 7" split 7" 7" - hand-silk screened covers; tour & mail order item
Lykke Li/El Perro Del Mar 7" "After Laughter (Comes Tears)" / "At Your Best (You are Love)" Made exclusively for Record Store Day featuring two unreleased cover songs.
Magnolia Electric Co, "It's Made Me Cry" 7" Jason Molina's first 7" in years
Mastodon T-Shirt exclusive design for Record Store Day
MC 5 7" "Kick Out The Jams"/"Motor City Is Burning" Packaged in the original rare picture sleeve, first time available since 1969
Metric "Help I'm Alive" 7" Picture disc "Help I'm Alive"/"Help I'm A B-Side"
Misfits Walk Among Us LP Pressed on 140 gram vinyl
Modest Mouse* 7" --"Satelite Skin"/"Guilty Cocker Spaniels" both tracks are brand new
My Morning Jacket - Celebración De La Ciudad Natal Celebracion De La Ciudad Natal CD & 2 x 10" Vinyl - 4-14 Street, Vinyl one time shot. Recorded LIVE in LOUISVILLE (at Ear X-tacy, and Waterfront Park), includes classic tracks and selections from the band's most recent GRAMMY nominated album EVIL URGES. PLEASE NOTE: double 10 inch will be a limited edition, ONE TIME pressing - We shall manufacture only what is ordered. Once it’s gone, it’s gone folks.
New Order 7" (live) "Temptation" / "Hurt" - as and A&B side.
Neil Young Sugar Mountain Live at Canterbury House 1968 2LP The special vinyl package
Oasis Falling Down Remix LP Falling Down Remix LP
Obits "I Can't Lose/Military Madness" 7" 7" - two exclusive tracks w/die cut sleeve
Paramore T-Shirt exclusive design for Record Store Day
Pavement "Live in Germany 1988" LP unreleased show from 1988
Poison The Well Six track CD 6 track CD, taken from 2 7" singles that the band sells on the road, and an upcoming 7" single that will be out later this spring
Pretenders "Break Up The Pavement"/Love's…" 7" 7" - one unrelased track, and track from new album on red vinyl
Queen EP Queen's First EP Limited Edition, Numbered CD for the first time in the US
Radiohead 10" vinyl series (see list of titles in NOTES) THESE ARE BEING RELEASED EARLY FOR RSD: Drill, Creep, My Iron Lung, High & Dry, Fake Plastic Trees, Just, Street Spirit, Paranoid Android, Karma Police, No Surprises, Pyramid Song, 2+2=5
Regina Spektor Begin to Hope LP with two tracks never before available on CD or vinyl
Rivers Cuomo Live @ Fingerprints CD and CD/DVD Combo Live @ Fingerprints CD and CD/DVD Combo
Russian Circles/These Arms Are Snakes Split !2 Previously Unreleased songs on Clear Vinyl (1,000 pieces)
Silversun Pickups Pikul 12" exclusive release ahead of their new album
Slayer 7" single "Psychopathy Red" packaged in special X-Files-style, "confidential" packaging
Sonic Youth/Beck split 7" split 7" (RSD exclusive)
Sonic Youth/Jay Reatard split 7" split 7" (RSD exclusive)
Sublime "Superstar Punani"/April 29, 1992" 7" 7" single with 2 live tracks, first time on vinyl
Taking Back Sunday 7" "Carpathia/Catholic" (live) 7" Carpathia/Catholic (live)
Talking Heads 77 LP (reissue) Pressed on 180 gram vinyl
The Color Fred The Intervention CD EP six acoustic tracks--four new
The Decemberists 7" "The Rake's Song"/"East India Lanes" B-side, "East India Lanes" is unreleased
The Smiths 7" "The Headmaster Ritual" /"Oscillate Widly" Never before available in the US as a 7" single.
The Stooges 7" "1969"/"Real Cool Time" Packaged in the original rare picture sleeve
Thermals/Thao Get Down Stay Down split 7" split 7" Get Down Stay Down (4 tracks unreleased)
Tift Merritt Buckingham Solo CD recorded live at a church; Tift solo with piano and guitar
Tom Waits "Live from the Glitterdome" 7" 7" - live tracks from Atlanta & Edinburgh
Underoath T-Shirt exclusive design for Record Store Day
Various Artists--THIS LP CRASHES HARD DRIVES Super deluxe gatefold LP (Limited to only 1,500 copies) with exclusive tracks from 10 of the finest crate digging labels out there! Includes a mix of sampler cd's, zines, catalogs, stickers, and posters, from all of these fine labels.
1) Los Destellos - “Guajira Sicodelica” (Vampi Soul)
2) P.E. Hewitt Jazz Ensemble - “Bada Que Bash” (Now Again)
3) Group Doueh - “Waya Waya” (Sublime Frequencies)
4) Noor Jehan - “I Am Very Sorry” (Finders Keepers)
5) Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - “Marcus Garvey” (Honest Jon’s)
6) Pisces feat. Linda Bruner - “Sam” (Numero Group)
7) The Monks - “Pretty Suzanne” (Light In The Attic)
8) Myron & E with The Soul Investigators - “Cold Game” (Timmion)
9) John Heartsman & Circles - “Talking About My Baby” (Jazzman)
10) Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens - “What Is This” (Daptone)
Various artists Records Toreism LP tracks from Mountain Tortoise, Trans Am, White Hills, Double Dagger
Vetiver "Wishing Well"/"Pay No Mind" 7" 7" - two semi-exclusive non-album tracks w/diecut sleeve
Whiskeytown 7" single - San Atone b/w Great Divide (unreleased tracks) 7" single - San Atone b/w Great Divide (unreleased tracks)
Wilco Ashes of American Flags DVD DVD is released with an exclusive window of two weeks for indie stores and mail order
Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs It’s Blitz LP vinyl version of forthcoming Yeah Yeah Yeahs CD

Bee OK, Saturday, 18 April 2009 03:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

ok last post from me on this:

Here are are confirmed signings for the National Record Store Day Booth at Coachella....

Friday:
Ting Tings
The Airborne Toxic Event
NASA
Noah And The Whale
White Lies
Los Capesinos
Silversun Pickups
Dear and The Headlights
Junior Boys
Aggrolites
Franz Ferdinand
Steve Aoki
Cage The Elephant
Peanut Butter Wolf
Buraka Som Sistema

Saturday:
Atmosphere
Booker T
Bob Mould
James Morrison
Amanda Palmer
Mastodon
Glas Vegas
Junior Boys
Blitzen Trapper
Zizek Club
Ida Maria
Electric Touch
Superchunk

Sunday:
The Knux
Late of The Pier
The Kills
Peter Bjorn And John
The Mexican Inst. Of Sound
Knan
Friendly Fires
The Gaslight Anthem
No Age
Fucked Up
Clipse

Bee OK, Saturday, 18 April 2009 03:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

this whole "event" is a crock. EVERY DAY is record store day.

pipecock, Saturday, 18 April 2009 03:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

Tomorrow at work we're gonna have a BBQ, give people 10% off, and free $0.50 records with purchase of other merchandise. also, we will have maybe just a few of the record store day exclusives--the matador & daptone jams, as well as the jesus lizard singles set.

ian, Saturday, 18 April 2009 03:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

what is the deal with these exclusives, are they really only available tomorrow?

sleeve, Saturday, 18 April 2009 03:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

i think they're available tomorrow and if they don't sell out will be available for a few days until they disappear? i don't think we're expected to return items that don't sell during the "event" tomorrow.

ian, Saturday, 18 April 2009 03:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

hmmm, thanks. I better go check that out. Monday is usually my record store day.

sleeve, Saturday, 18 April 2009 03:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

Are you going to have them in a special area of the store or will The Stooges, say, be thrown in with the rest of "S?"

Kevin John Bozelka, Saturday, 18 April 2009 03:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

Also, I heard that the New Order one won't be ready for tomorrow. True?

Kevin John Bozelka, Saturday, 18 April 2009 03:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

well, we didn't get everyhing that's available for the event--so i dont know abt the New Order release.

we'll have the few things we have displayed by the counter. we got a bunch of phone calls today looking for the springsteen release, but we will not have it :(

ian, Saturday, 18 April 2009 03:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

"free $0.50 records"

Wait which are they?

Alex in SF, Saturday, 18 April 2009 04:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

we have the New Order along with a couple other of these. we're technically celebrating it, but all it's gonna do is piss me off that these people need an excuse to go look at records.

pipecock, Saturday, 18 April 2009 04:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

records that would normally be 50c become free for the day. xp

pipecock, try to control your rage.

ian, Saturday, 18 April 2009 04:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

I can't imagine why people wouldn't want to hang around pipecock.

Alex in SF, Saturday, 18 April 2009 04:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

i try to be helpful and nice to people in the store :P

pipecock, Saturday, 18 April 2009 04:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

Well I'm glad your able to hide your contempt in front of them.

Alex in SF, Saturday, 18 April 2009 04:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

we talk shit quietly tho

pipecock, Saturday, 18 April 2009 04:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

I imagine your neckbeards muffle a lot of the snider remarks.

Alex in SF, Saturday, 18 April 2009 04:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

all 7 of them. the neckbeards that is.

pipecock, Saturday, 18 April 2009 04:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

I was planning to go to Sound Exchange in Houston, even though Cactus made it into the paper for the promotion.

I will buy a 45 or a 2dollar bin record and let them know they should be grateful for my contribution.

Or maybe I will spend 80 bucks on some cool shit.

I might do both.

I need one of my turntables fixed, and they do that.

Later on, after the fights are over, I will go on the other board I post and harass my friends to get off their ass.

also, Houston, library sale this weekend.

james k polk, Saturday, 18 April 2009 05:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

If you want any of this stuff, go NOW! I got to Waterloo Records two minutes before it opened and the line just started to wind around the building. Dude in front of me bought two of the Springsteen single. A gal walking by was carrying about ten (10!!) copies of THIS LP CRASHES HARD DRIVES. And so on. Still, I managed to get everything I wanted and then some (from three different stores):

Blitzen Trapper "War is Placebo/Booksmart" 7"
Slayer 7" single "Psychopathy Red" packaged in special X-Files-style, "confidential" packaging
Sonic Youth/Beck split 7" split 7" (RSD exclusive)
Sonic Youth/Jay Reatard split 7" split 7" (RSD exclusive)
Various Artists--THIS LP CRASHES HARD DRIVES
Various artists Records Toreism

Plus I got a mystery box of singles for $4.99 (20% cuz of NRSD), the new Marianne Faithfull, and Spellman's Four Lives in the Bebop Business.

The Neil Young and CSNY records are $65 a piece!!

Kevin John Bozelka, Saturday, 18 April 2009 16:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

(20% cuz of NRSD)

20% OFF...most;y crap and w/o sleeves but purchased in the spirit of the occasion.

Kevin John Bozelka, Saturday, 18 April 2009 16:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

I got the two SY 7"s which I basically assumed would be impossible to find even tho I asked for them in advance - so pretty pleased tbf

National Lampoon's Minimal House (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 18 April 2009 17:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

I decided not to bother with Record Store Day. I buy loads of records, in record stores, so I am not part of the problem.

The Real Dirty Vicar, Saturday, 18 April 2009 17:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

I went into Rounder and Resident and Borderline in Brighton, but they were mostly oppressively full so I had to extricate myself. Also I had no money to spend. But yeah, good to see some interesting in-store stuff going on and people being reminded to use or lose.

Mister Craig, Saturday, 18 April 2009 17:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

I buy loads of records in thrift stores and garage sales, so maybe I am part of the problem. Usually they are way cheaper and more interesting in those places. But I'm still not partaking in this event today. Maybe that makes me lame. Independent stores deserve to survive, and I hope setting aside a special day for them pulls lots of young kids into the habit -- especially kids pointlessly addicted to getting music the day it comes out, a habit that has never made any sense to me. But braving the crowds seems silly. And I've never been somebody to buy records just because they're rare -- especially when they're created for the sole purpose of their rarity. Seems artificial to me somehow, and none of the records above strike me as all that inticing. (I thought something similar when baseball card companies got self-conscious about their collectibility, and it bugged me then, too. Not that it's especially anything new with record labels -- see also: SubPop Singles Club or whatever.) Anyway, more power to the stores -- whatever pulls in customers. I hope they all make tons of money. A friend of mine who runs a store in Philly said Record Store Day last year was his best day in years, and I hope this year he doesn't even better.

xhuxk, Saturday, 18 April 2009 17:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

Just out of curiosity, though, what kind of exorbidant prices are those exclusive sucker-bait 7"s above going for?

xhuxk, Saturday, 18 April 2009 18:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

I picked up the New Order and Stooges for $7.99 each, and the Camera Obscura for $6.99. This at Mad Platter in Riverside, CA.

naus, Saturday, 18 April 2009 18:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

Shit, they had the New Order? I just called Sonic Boom and Easy Street and neither of them have the New Order.

brotherlovesdub, Saturday, 18 April 2009 18:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

They must have had >10 there. I picked up the only Camera Obscura, tho.

naus, Saturday, 18 April 2009 18:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

yeah nobody here in Eugene has the New Order, they heard it was delayed.

I got both Sonic Youth singles for $5 each, the Def Jam 4LP for $15 (!!!), and then I also picked up a Kurt Vile LP on Mexican Summer since it was on sale. 12 bucks!

also got the Dengue Fever/Chicha Libre split single, 5 bucks as well.

if any kind soul wants to pick me up a copy of This LP Crashes Hard Drives I will reimburse you and sing your praises. Neither of my local stores had it.

sleeve, Saturday, 18 April 2009 18:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

Just saw the tracklisting for the Def Jam set, I may have to go back for it!

naus, Saturday, 18 April 2009 18:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

I got that big Black Sabbath box set for 35 bucks today at Newbury Comics in Cambridge...

henry s, Saturday, 18 April 2009 19:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

^ which Newbury Comics? the Fresh Pond one's vinyl selection is pitiful. nothing for me to buy.

nerve_pylon, Saturday, 18 April 2009 19:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

had a good time! my "home base" store Roadrunner was grilling out in back and had coolers of beer....couple hot dogs were great!

i didn't really go in for any of the crazy exclusive shit, most of that was already sold out anyway.

i did get the Arthur Russel "Love Is Overtaking Me" vinyl but I wanted that anyway. Didn't see the Def Jam thing or would have gotten that...The Sonic Youth/Reatard single is going to be crazy Ebay bait, so many dudes looking for that.

but I got some great used vinyl, good day:

Leo Koettke - 6 and 12 String Guitar (orig on Takoma)

Rod Stewart - The Rod Stewart Album

The Groundhogs - Who Will Save The World? (gatefold)

Gaunt - I Can See Your Mom From Here (only a buck!)

John Kongos - Kongos

4,000 hoes in blackburn, lancashire (M@tt He1ges0n), Saturday, 18 April 2009 19:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

on sale. 12 bucks!

Wow. I'm speechless.

xhuxk, Saturday, 18 April 2009 19:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

(also the stores i went to were PACKED and everyone was having a lot of fun so i guess this day has worked out pretty well for them)

4,000 hoes in blackburn, lancashire (M@tt He1ges0n), Saturday, 18 April 2009 19:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

xxxpost Harvard Square

henry s, Saturday, 18 April 2009 19:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

which was also packed, lots of vinyl flying off the shelves...

henry s, Saturday, 18 April 2009 19:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

Some kids are losing their vinyl cherries today..

Mister Craig, Saturday, 18 April 2009 20:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

I buy loads of records in thrift stores and garage sales, so maybe I am part of the problem. Usually they are way cheaper and more interesting in those places.

Yeah...kinda my problem too. Looking at the list up there, and, Arthur Russell apart there's not a whole lot i would want - it's all very white and young. Thing is, I'd bet it's guys like me that spend most on records now - middle aged, not all that interested in new stuff necessarily. What killed going to record stores for me was the CD - I just never got that excited about buying them, so when Vinyl started appearing in quantities in charity shops, and then on the 'bay, that's where my purchasing went.

sonofstan, Saturday, 18 April 2009 21:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

Wow. I'm speechless.

it's $31 on eBay right now with 4 hours left, so I'd say that's a good deal. Enjoy your dollar records.

sleeve, Saturday, 18 April 2009 21:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

We had a really really great day at the shop I work at - loads of bands and artists playing all afternoon, loads of interest generated by the day itself and by the exclusive releases, most of which sold well. It was a wonderful party atmosphere and majorly busy all day long. Great fun and inspiring for our continued survival.

krakow, Saturday, 18 April 2009 21:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

"Wow. I'm speechless."

Wow you are a dick.

Alex in SF, Saturday, 18 April 2009 21:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, our 7''s were/are £3.99 for the most part.

krakow, Saturday, 18 April 2009 21:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

did you get the jesus lizard thing in, alex?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 18 April 2009 21:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

Not yet. A bunch of things were delayed shipping so won't be with us until Monday (SY 7''s in particular). Not sure how many we'll get though, will have to wait and see...

krakow, Saturday, 18 April 2009 21:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

if you do get the jesus lizard Inch in can you keep me one and PM me over on DFFD and i'll come in and get it?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 18 April 2009 21:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'll see what I can do, but no promises, I'm afraid. It's looking like, following Rough Trade's example, we could well be holding raffles for the really high demand items, as it's looking like we could only get a ridiculously small number (like 2 or 3 of each) and a hella lotta interest. I can put your name down for raffle entry for sure and will defn. keep you posted on how things pan out.

krakow, Saturday, 18 April 2009 21:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeah man that would be fine, thanks!

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 18 April 2009 21:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

Kurt Vile LP on Mexican Summer since it was on sale. 12 bucks!

^^ love this record, and it's hard to find now so yeah.

also, we sold out of all the record store day exclusives within 45 minutes of opening. the only thing we have left is the Arthur Russell double LP (and it's great.)

ian, Saturday, 18 April 2009 22:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

also we had a bbq but all the food is gone--on to the beer drinking portion of the event...

ian, Saturday, 18 April 2009 22:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

'bout to head over to other music to wait in line for the Bill Callahan performance. Picked up the Records Toreism LP on Thrill Jockey along with the Pavement LP, the SY 7"s and the Akron/Family single earlier, too, and most of it is really good! I think the Records Toreism comp is probably the best of the lot, although the live Pavement album is really badass too.

jonathan - stl, Saturday, 18 April 2009 23:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

I hear what xhuxk is saying. Collector bait is gross and a good half of the folks seemed to be grabbing at it for investment purposes (such as they are). But how else are the stores going to entice The People? Not with dollar records (now, penny records...). And is $12 really all that shocking?

The crowds were bad only at Waterloo but it's easy to wade through record geeks (and oh yeah, they had two copies of the New Order single).

Fwiw, I bought bands I love (and admire in the case of Slayer but the sleeve is nifty) and music I didn't already own. And I bought those various artist LPs for the accompanying zines as much as the music. Most of it was resistible, though. The Pitchfork review is hilarious cuz nothing is highly recommended.

Please tell me that child's first LP is NOT Vangelis ...

Kevin John Bozelka, Saturday, 18 April 2009 23:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

I just bought the Smiths single but the quality of the print on the sleeve is terrible.

brotherlovesdub, Sunday, 19 April 2009 00:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

i spent a hundred buxx today on records, but i bought them at an antique store.

i thought i might be able to open my little store by today, but real life intruded. the space we were in - that was pretty cheap - turned out to be too cheap. there are several cheap apartments above it, and one day some dude's toilet overflowed in his bathroom upstairs and it totally came raining down thru the ceiling into our store and on our stuff! ewwwww. luckily, there wasn't a ton of damage, but some records got wet and we promptly starting looking for another space. and we found a great one. right on main street. and it's bigger. and it has a huuuuuge DRY basement for storage. so, we are moving our stuff there at the end of this month. we feel like we dodged a bullet. our landlords at the old space didn't even care that toilet water had come raining down into our store. our new landlord is spending thousands of bucks renovating before we move in. we're excited.

scott seward, Sunday, 19 April 2009 00:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

Went to Music Saves in Cleveland, picked up the Pavement LP, the Sonic Youth 7"s, Camera Obscura, Jenny Lewis, and the Beastie's "Paul's Boutique" remaster on 180g vinyl, plus Black Keys and Blitzen Trapper for a friend of mine. Seemed like nobody there was buying the Jesus Lizard, but lots were buying the Stooges.

OK, fine, yes, I Goggled it (Pancakes Hackman), Sunday, 19 April 2009 00:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

went to 1-2-3-4-GO! records in oakland, got the pavement LP (colored edition! 1/95 total! total luck.), the jesus lizard 7"s, the obits 7", the arthur russell LPs (on now, so good!), the sonik youth splits (both sonic youth songs are ehhh, jay r and beck sides are v v good). gf got camera obscura and a pavement LP, then we hit down at lulu's, i got charles manson's LIE, the kinks' VGPS, surfer rosa, and one of those golden triangle 7"s. then our friend's car broke down. :( then we walked into berkeley and hit half-price books, and i got god bless the kinks, some random 1987 sleeping bag records 12" for 25 cents, and a book abt african music by francis bebey.

great day!

69, Sunday, 19 April 2009 02:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

sick haul.

ian, Sunday, 19 April 2009 03:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

seems like the Pavement thing was THEEE vaunted item of the day. everything else could pretty much be easily found, at least here in Chi-town. but, whoo, that Pavement LP --- the folks wanted that one!

Stormy Davis, Sunday, 19 April 2009 03:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

also, LOL, Kevin wasn't kidding --- Neil Young 2LP for 63 bucks!! uh, no thanks!

Stormy Davis, Sunday, 19 April 2009 03:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

I still dropped like 300 bucks ( to be fair this also included time at a RECORD FAIR, with DEALERS and so forth ... but also totally my indie shop peeps)

i think it's a pretty rad event. and xhuxk, c'mon man, be real.

Stormy Davis, Sunday, 19 April 2009 04:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

fun day. arrived when the store opened, bought fever ray vinyl & jesus lizard singles, store owners saved me a jay reatard/SY and then gave it to me, received huge grab bag full of various samplers and singles they were giving out, played some music, ate a bunch of pizza, and hung out the rest of day w/ friends while various other local bands played. A+ day. also bought 10 albums in the 50 cent bin that looked semi-promising. heard the bjork album but only a couple tracks from the others

AMP - astralmoonbeamprojections (awesome cover, KRANKY records)
the juan mclean - give me every little thing 12" w/ a bunch of remixes
the curse of singapore sling
bjork - debut
be your own pet - s/t
the geraldine fibbers - butch
a-frames - black forest
the third eye foundation - ghost
the stills - oceans will rise
wharton tiers - brighter than life

6335, Sunday, 19 April 2009 04:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

Scriabin - Complete Etudes, Piers Lane
Twelve Songs by Charles Ives - Theo Bleckmann & Kneebody (arrangements w/ computers & a Rhodes, should be interesting)
Charles Ives - The Three Orchestral Sets
Conrad Schnitzler - Context
Max Morath plays The Best of Scott Joplin
Kick that Habit DVD - Sound Movie by Peter Liechti w/ Voice Crack

Ameoba was hoppin' today

Milton Parker, Sunday, 19 April 2009 04:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

Milton, man, I really want to see that Voice Crack thing .. was it discounted at all? I mean, I will surely buy it eventually .. just curious if there was a 'record store day' deal. The one time I saw Voice Crack remains one of those top 20 or 25 shows :)

what's the deal w/ the Joplin thing? He supposed to be a good interpreter?

Stormy Davis, Sunday, 19 April 2009 04:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

$10 used promo copy but it's going for $16 new just about everywhere... I've seen it before, it is one amazing DVD, I envy you getting to actually see them

my favorite Joplin is the Rifkin because that's the one I grew up with, but I'm looking for other performances and the Morath was repped by a friend. it's aiming for period arrangements, piano banjo & guitar, more lively than Rifkin who plays him like spacey Bach I'm loving it so far.

Milton Parker, Sunday, 19 April 2009 05:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

okay, i'll post what i bought today here too:

carmen - fandangos in space (1974 - paramount)

john jacob niles - i wonder as i wander (carols and love songs) (tradition)

voivod - dimension hatross (1988 - noise)

incredible string band - hard rope & silken twine (1974 - reprise)

blue oyster cult - imaginos (1988 - cbs)

diva gray and oyster - hotel paradise (1979 - columbia)

crumbacher - incandescent (1985 - broken) (i couldn't resist. 80's xian synthpop!)

kracker - "kracker brand" (1973 - abc)

ayers rock - big red rock (1974 - a&m)

steel river - a better road (evolution)

jeanie greene - mary called jeanie greene (1971 - elektra)

100% whole wheat - s/t (1977 - avi)

raven - rock until you drop (1981 - neat)

richard & mimi farina - memories (vanguard) (totally minty replacement copy for my old copy)

rockin' foo - s/t (1971 - uni)

jamme - s/t (dunhill)

lalo schifrin - marquis de sade (verve)

sonoma - s/t (1973 - abc)

amazing blondel - england (1973 - island)

punch - s/t (a&m)

l.a. jets - s/t (1976 - rca)

creation - s/t (1974 - atco)

tom cora/david moss - cargo cult revival (1983 - rift)

dantzig twist - marquis de sade (1979 - emi)

carl oglesby - going to damascus (1971 - vanguard)

frost - early frost (1978 - vanguard)

marty thau presents 2x5 (1980 - red star) (red star comp. bloodless pharaohs, comateens, revelons, fleshtones, student teachers)

the bridge - the bridge in blue (1972 - buddah)

the rose of avalanche - always there (1986 - fire) (i really liked the song "velveteen" in 1986. the rest of tha album hasn't aged so well. or isn't as good, anyway.)

scott seward, Sunday, 19 April 2009 05:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

even though i didn't buy them in a record store.

i'm keeping that tom cora album. it's rad. the rest will be store stockkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.

scott seward, Sunday, 19 April 2009 05:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

Magma - Attahk
Shinehead - Rough & Rugged
Sabbath - Heaven & Hell
Gaslight Anthem - Record Store Day exclusive live 10"
some japanese fusion band i've never heard of

one thousand BIG HOOS raging and pounding (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Sunday, 19 April 2009 05:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

i stopped by two of my local record stores today. i guess i got there too late for the best of the record store day stuff (i hit my first store around noon). honestly i was mostly reminded how dull the local stores are. stock always seems to be the same, half of the time i look for something offbeat (even a new release) they're unlikely to have it.

though granted i'm a bit jaded as far as record stores are concerned. if i could find a record store that carried lots of used congolese LPs, i'd be excited.

i guess i just live in a boring part of the country for records. :-(

amateurist, Sunday, 19 April 2009 06:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

bought mostly older stuff today... the newest album i picked up was tokyo police club's elephant shell (for $5.99). not that interested in most of the RSD "exclusives" but perhaps i'll poke around tomorrow and see if i can find the pavement thing.

i am david suzuki (get bent), Sunday, 19 April 2009 06:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

This made me really angry about Rekid Store Day:


Established last year with the intention of celebrating the unique culture of independently owned record stores, the event has turned slightly political this year with the involvement of the Australian Music Retailers' Association. As Australia's larger chains such as JB Hi-Fi, Sanity and Virgin are aligned with the group, the AMRA was informed they could not participate with Record Store Day celebrations because the event is held specifically for indie stores.

Instead, AMRA have announced Record Store Day Australia will also be held this Saturday, which the indies argue diverts attention from their event.

As a result, most big chains and indies will host events over the weekend.

As my partner said - JB HiFi? EVERY day is record store day for them, they have tons of customers, they dont NEED any promotion!

one art, please (Trayce), Sunday, 19 April 2009 06:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

So we have indie bands at the little stores... and Cheech and Chong at JB HiFi or someplace. I wish I was kidding.

one art, please (Trayce), Sunday, 19 April 2009 06:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

lolllllll sanity is barely even a record store any more.

i DJ'ed at my local shop. they had a smoke machine and everything! also much free beer. i got arthur russell 'world of...' (recent-ish repress) and the poplife sucks mix.

oh, pregnantpaws (haitch), Sunday, 19 April 2009 06:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

don't know if any of the hott xxxxclusives upthread made it to melbourne, maybe i'll have a snoop around (hearnow - where i played - is dance music predominantly).

oh, pregnantpaws (haitch), Sunday, 19 April 2009 06:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

I wanted to boycott the store in Barkly st (PurePop?) because my bf wrote them an email asking to do a gig there, which they'd been positive about. Until he mentioned the fact he'd like to start his own cafe cum record store/book store, and the guy replied with 'well that what every loser wants to try' with no other comment. Ugh!?

one art, please (Trayce), Sunday, 19 April 2009 06:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

tbf "I'd like to compete with you" is not an endearing thing to say to someone doing you a favour, and 'guy' is v v likely otm, imagine how often he does hear it!

Bostin' Legal (sic), Sunday, 19 April 2009 10:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

So psyched for National Video Store Day.

Ronmael de Canarias (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 19 April 2009 11:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

We wandered in to Jerry's Records in Pittsburgh, quite by accident :) thinking Record Store Day had already passed. Husb. got 3 45s of the Tornadoes/Telstar, one label of which he didn't already have...I just wandered around and browsed.

doo dah, Sunday, 19 April 2009 15:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

I have never bought a record, tape or a DVD/CD in my life. I have had a few bought for me but I refuse to give these so-called pop stars/singers any of my money. There is the radio for listening to music and that is as far as I take it.

I know of people who spend £40-£50 per month on music - quite frankly they are such sad people.

I have never even been to a music concert nor downloaded any music on the web. My money is for ME and not for others to live like lords on it.

Bob Jackson, Newport

http://newsforums.bbc.co.uk/nol/thread.jspa?sortBy=2&forumID=6356&edition=1&ttl=20090419165919&#paginator

James Mitchell, Sunday, 19 April 2009 16:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

Bob Jackson otm

Ronmael de Canarias (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 19 April 2009 16:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

why is he posting on that? bob jackson is a cunt

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 19 April 2009 16:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

I bought:

2 Maria Callas records
Yvonne Elliman
Kim Wilde
Frankie Valli is the Word
Louise Huebner's Seduction Through Witchcraft

tokyo rosemary, Sunday, 19 April 2009 18:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

bob jackson stole his radio from the windowsill of an orphanage

ps i missed smog at other music and want to cry

corps of discovery (schlump), Sunday, 19 April 2009 19:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

I didn't know that forty to fifty pounds a month was a lot of money to spend on music!

Kevin Yates, Phys. Ed. (u s steel), Sunday, 19 April 2009 20:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

it was in 1950.

ian, Monday, 20 April 2009 00:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

i bought the "this lp crashes hard drives" wotsit

i am david suzuki (get bent), Monday, 20 April 2009 00:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

wotsit is right! i read what was in that thing and i got dizzy. i totally would have bought one if i had been around a record store. i love overstuffed junk.

scott seward, Monday, 20 April 2009 00:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

i missed smog at other music and want to cry

Bill's probably cried for you by now

Dr Morbius, Monday, 20 April 2009 00:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

I was at Waterloo last night and some NRSD stuff is still available:

THIS LP CRASHES HARD DRIVES
Various artists Records Toreism
that Arthur Russell thang
I'm sure I'm forgetting others but the 7" singles seem to be all gone.

So check your local haunt if you missed out on Sat.

Kevin John Bozelka, Thursday, 23 April 2009 19:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

local shops finally received the New Order 7". printing of the sleeve is pretty shit compared to the Factory original. not sure i should have bothered.

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 23 April 2009 19:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

Local store told me it was one of their top 4 sales days ever. My friend said "it was like the early '90s all over again."

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 23 April 2009 19:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

there was a line to get into Other Music. To shop! I didn't wait in line so I didn't get the pavement live lp. sux.

mizzell, Thursday, 23 April 2009 19:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

It'd be funny if "Bob Jackson" was the Bob Jackson at right in this photo:

naturally unfunny, though mechanically sound (Pancakes Hackman), Thursday, 23 April 2009 20:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

11 months pass...

The record store where I work is having lunch together today to come up with what to do special for this year's RSD. Last year we had a blast, ate pizza, had dj's play outside and drank beers. This year, the tattoo shop next door is giving out free tattoos of the 45 adapter. What are your stores doing?

mr. waffles (Nijoli), Sunday, 4 April 2010 16:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

We're grilling outside I think like we did last year--free hot dogs, burgers, potato chips etc while supplies lasts. last year we gave away grab bags of old dollar records & 50c 45s. lots of exclusive crap from labels etc.. we should try to have a band play i guess?? but it will probably be too busy/crowded to make that feasible.

ian, Sunday, 4 April 2010 18:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

So, in the UK, Blur are releasing their first single for *ages*, The Beatles are reissuing Paperback Writer, and there are repressings for the first Bloc Party album, and there's an Amorphous Adrogynous remix 12" of Paul Weller.

Mark G, Monday, 12 April 2010 11:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

http://www.indierecordshop.org/?p=316

Mark G, Monday, 12 April 2010 11:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

So, in the UK, Blur are releasing their first single for *ages*, The Beatles are reissuing Paperback Writer, and there are repressings for the first Bloc Party album, and there's an Amorphous Adrogynous remix 12" of Paul Weller.

― Mark G, Monday, April 12, 2010 12:30 PM (7 minutes ago) Bookmark

ysi?

alpha zingdog (history mayne), Monday, 12 April 2010 11:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

Large retailers getting in on the act and trying to screw the little guys here:

http://www.recordstoreday.com/Australia

^ Real site

http://www.recordstoreday.com.au/

spare the powder, spoil the finger (S-), Monday, 12 April 2010 12:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

So psyched for National Blacksmith Day and International Year of the Chimney Sweep.

POLL closes: April 31st (in 100 years) (Noodle Vague), Monday, 12 April 2010 12:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

we should try to have a band play i guess?? but it will probably be too busy/crowded to make that feasible.

― ian, Sunday, April 4, 2010 6:55 PM (1 week ago)

our bands play outside in the neighbor store's parking lot. they are closed weekends so it works perfectly. i wonder if our exclusive stuff has arrived yet or not? I haven't seen it.

mr. waffles (Nijoli), Monday, 12 April 2010 13:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

Blur are releasing their first single for *ages*, The Beatles are reissuing Paperback Writer, and there are repressings for the first Bloc Party album

One of these things is not like the others...

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Monday, 12 April 2010 14:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

i've been trying to repress the the first bloc party album for ages -- REPRESS FROM MY MEMORY

Big Fate (as Alvin 'Xzibit' Joiner) (history mayne), Monday, 12 April 2010 14:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

hoping for a miracle imo

POLL closes: April 31st (in 100 years) (Noodle Vague), Monday, 12 April 2010 14:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

i wish i wasn't such a party pooper and cared about this thing. but i don't. every day is record store day! but i'm sure it is fun for people less misanthropic than me. and that's nice.

scott seward, Monday, 12 April 2010 14:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

I don't care about the event itself much but I guess I care about the fact it genuinely seems to get people through the doors and increases revenue for an institution I like. Even if it is kinda ridic that you now need a bunch of carrots to get people to bring themselves to visit a damn record store

neden magnet (DJ Mencap), Monday, 12 April 2010 14:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

Some of those carrots is stuff that they SHOULD BE SELLING ANYWAY!!!

(last year I got a nice Stooges single of "1969" with pic sleeve, right in NY)

Will I make it in time to get the nice Neu! 12" single?

Probnot.

Mark G, Monday, 12 April 2010 15:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

maybe for some stores its the only day when they have any good stuff. hahahaha!

scott seward, Monday, 12 April 2010 15:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

Is there any limit on how much of this stuff you're allowed to buy if you do turn up in time? I wd quite like the Pavement thing and the Neu! and Harmonia things, and maybe the Fall thing which I know a friend will want a copy of anyway, and and and. But it may look kind of vulgar to buy armfuls of it.

(There are like 60 Muse things which I will not be buying, however. Plus I've no idea how much they're going to jack up the prices for this stuff, don't really plan to spend more than a fiver on a single even if it is rare and fancy etc, esp not if I have the tracks already)

falling while carrying an owl (a passing spacecadet), Monday, 12 April 2010 15:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

PS I hope to go and haven't been to a record shop in ages, but this is because I'm in the slightly weird situation of being in a city which doesn't have a record shop while a tiny market town an hour's bus ride away apparently still has one. Which I went to a couple of times and the content was mostly former Pop Idol contestants etc but I did get myself that Wire On The Box DVD cheap, presumably because most of its customers had no idea who Wire were.

Anyway I do keep meaning to go back but the bus ride costs as much as the postage to order records online and there's nothing else to do there so I've been lazy.

falling while carrying an owl (a passing spacecadet), Monday, 12 April 2010 15:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

i wish i wasn't such a party pooper and cared about this thing. but i don't. every day is record store day! but i'm sure it is fun for people less misanthropic than me. and that's nice.

― scott seward, Monday, April 12, 2010 2:48 PM

We just act like it is a holiday and have a big store party, so it is pretty fun even though we are surrounded by records every day of our lives. Also, we make about ten times as much money that day as we do any other day, so it keeps our doors open.

mr. waffles (Nijoli), Monday, 12 April 2010 20:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

I didn't participate last year because I think I had bought a huge amount of stuff like a week before and couldn't afford to do anything. This year I'm just going to get two 12"s I've passed on in the past since they'll be on sale. I've heard that it has reminded people of record shopping in the days before napster, etc. which is something I hope will be the case.

Tonight I Dine on Turtle Soup (EDB), Tuesday, 13 April 2010 01:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

Looking forward to that Justin Beiber/Eyehategod split.

billstevejim, Tuesday, 13 April 2010 02:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

Is it true that the sonic youth starbucks compilation "hits are for squares" is going to get a 2xlp release?

van smack, Tuesday, 13 April 2010 02:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

Is there anything that anyone's particularly psyched for?

http://recordstoreday.com/Page/836

Kevin John Bozelka, Thursday, 15 April 2010 23:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

the 7" single by The Fall, and the Arthur Russell "Calling Out Of Context" reissue with extra tracks. other than that, not really.

bug holocaust (sleeve), Thursday, 15 April 2010 23:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

I've only got one participating store I can hit up tomorrow because just about every retail place that sells cds either is a chain store (and F.Y.E.s are going under all over the place here), or closes at 7 pm. :/

Phoenix in Flight (Cattle Grind), Thursday, 15 April 2010 23:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'm not seeing a Fall 7" on that list. Not Harmonia or Neu! releases. Is this another list I'm missing?

Kevin John Bozelka, Thursday, 15 April 2010 23:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

this = there

Kevin John Bozelka, Thursday, 15 April 2010 23:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

I think there are US and UK lists.

Thus Sang Freud, Friday, 16 April 2010 00:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

Is it true that the sonic youth starbucks compilation "hits are for squares" is going to get a 2xlp release?

y, along with Confusion Is Sex and EVOL on 180g vinyl.

Obama, Wellstone and Darwinfish, Attorneys (Pancakes Hackman), Friday, 16 April 2010 00:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

UK "top" list:

RECORD STORE DAY RELEASES
Lily Allen - Back To The Start (limited edition vinyl)
The Beatles - Paperback Writer / Rain (7" vinyl)
Blur - Fool's Day (previously unreleased 7" vinyl)
The Flaming Lips - Dark Side Of The Moon (coloured vinyl with free CD)
Goldfrapp - Head First (cassette)
Jimi Hendrix - Live EP (7" vinyl)
MGMT - Siberian Breaks (coloured vinyl)
Pet Shop Boys - Love Life (previously unreleased 7" vinyl)
Stone Roses - TBC (individually numbered vinyl album with gold foil artwork)
Tinie Tempah - Pass Out (limited edition vinyl)
Paul Weller - Andromeda remixes (previously unreleased)

Mark G, Friday, 16 April 2010 14:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

there are some gems in the US record store day releases,

hoping to snag a limited to 500 pressing of "The Yellow Princess" by John Fahey and maybe the Soft Machine 1971 live album

Ndamukong HOOS (M@tt He1ges0n), Friday, 16 April 2010 19:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

eh, where's the soft machine live album?

tylerw, Friday, 16 April 2010 19:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

hmm...i may be mistaken there, i swear to god i saw something about a 71 live album by them that was unreleased.

am i dreaming about non-existent unreleased soft machine albums? i need counseling.

Ndamukong HOOS (M@tt He1ges0n), Friday, 16 April 2010 20:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

I think the Soft Machine thing is UK-only. There's a link upthread somewhere.

Thus Sang Freud, Friday, 16 April 2010 20:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

so it's unreleased? some of the early 70s live Soft Machine I have is super awesome.

tylerw, Friday, 16 April 2010 20:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

somebody buy the fela ten inch and then, um, give it to me.

scott seward, Friday, 16 April 2010 20:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

might pick up the arthur russell calling out of context if it's not too spendy

Ndamukong HOOS (M@tt He1ges0n), Friday, 16 April 2010 21:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

So that Fall 7" is UK only. :(

van smack, Saturday, 17 April 2010 00:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

So I decided to check out the documentary I Need That Record - streaming on P4k right now & the opening shot is a pan of my hometown favorite shop, Encore Records in Ann Arbor, which was planning on stopping by tomorrow anyway! If u live in NYC, LA etc, I guess it is par for the course when that kind of stuff happens, but not so much out here in the rust belt.

in movie 2001 resurrect thread on planet jupiter (Pillbox), Saturday, 17 April 2010 00:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

so i'm dumb. where is the list of record-store-day (in USA) stuff? like, what might be available if you get there early?

honestly the record stores around here suck (ok, one is decent) so i'd only go if i could snatch up some interesting stuff.

by another name (amateurist), Saturday, 17 April 2010 02:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

list of USA stuff:

http://www.recordstoreday.com/page/836

sambal oobleck (los blue jeans), Saturday, 17 April 2010 03:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah, it is kind of amazing/depressing how far I'd have to drive to get to an indie record store tomorrow. what in the heck.

tylerw, Saturday, 17 April 2010 03:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

Today, post your successes.

Mark G, Saturday, 17 April 2010 09:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

I don't understand why they don't do their best efforts to market the CD instead of marketing music on obsolete formats from the 80s or earlier. More than anything else, the existance of the record store depends on people's willingness to buy CDs rather than downloading mp3's.

Tied Up In Geir (Geir Hongro), Saturday, 17 April 2010 09:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

Geir: CD sales are reducing in the face of downloads, although they are still good for all-encompassing 'collections' with books, box sets, etc.

LP format is becoming the 'hardback' to the mp3's paperback/pamphlet.

That's why.

Mark G, Saturday, 17 April 2010 09:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

Black Sabbath pic disc, Fall 7", Fela 10" here I come.

Flaming Lips in theory but the only copies in the country will (probably quite rightly) be in the hands of record store employees by now).

I'd take the first Lightning Seeds album and add cowbell (Doran), Saturday, 17 April 2010 09:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

I find the 'massive 2LP plus CD and DVD and Book and etc' too big/cumbersome to have too many of them, but you know, etc...

Mark G, Saturday, 17 April 2010 09:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

i guess they figure the dorks who will come out for "record store day" will want to buy vinyl? vinyl seems more "collectable" somehow?

i actually agree with geir, it seems a bit silly to forgo limited-edition CDs altogether. hell, i'd probably buy something like that.

by another name (amateurist), Saturday, 17 April 2010 09:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

actually the whole limited-edition concept appeals to me not at all. kind of grosses me out. those vanguard LP reissues look nice, but i suspect they will have larger print runs eventually.

by another name (amateurist), Saturday, 17 April 2010 09:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

i'll probably skip record store day altogether. the stores around here need to do more to earn my business, anyway. selling the same used CDs that were on the shelves six years ago for the same cost isn't going to keep me coming around, sorry.

by another name (amateurist), Saturday, 17 April 2010 09:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

Rough Trade brick lane was mobbed.

It meant you couldn't really find anything.. picked up the Neu & amorphous releases but coujldnt see the Harmonia.

Good luck getting the Beatles/Blur/FLaming Lips though.

my opinionation (Hamildan), Saturday, 17 April 2010 10:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

Man...

I'd take the first Lightning Seeds album and add cowbell (Doran), Saturday, 17 April 2010 10:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

if anyone is in brooklyn today, I'm spinning rap from 1988, from 4pm to 6pm

human centipeedi peedi (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 17 April 2010 13:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

Kill the shipping companies and distributors - even though my fave 'Permanent Records' in Chicago opened for RSD at midnight for two hours - they had very little of the 'heavy hitter exclusives' - dude pulling my items just kept sayin' 'never got it in' as we went down my request list ... bummer ... means I get to go to more stores today ...

BlackIronPrison, Saturday, 17 April 2010 13:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

was crazy this morning....got there about 10 minutes to 9AM and the line was out the door and down the block

thankfully, i was able to get in pretty quick and get EXACTLY what i was looking for:

John Fahey - The Yellow Princess

Soft Machine - Live at Heinie Onstad Art Centre 1971

Arthur Russell - Calling out of Context 2LP

surgical strike!!!

it's actually not too bad if you aren't looking for the limited stuff by Today's Hot Independent and Alternative Artists

kinda wanted the 69 Love Songs 10 inch box set but it was $90! too much for me.

Ndamukong HOOS (M@tt He1ges0n), Saturday, 17 April 2010 15:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

saw ppl buying retarded shit though...a $7 45 of that awful new Hole song?

a "special edition" vinyl of Portishead Third which you can probably just walk into tons of stores and buy the one that came out like 2 years ago? duumb

Ndamukong HOOS (M@tt He1ges0n), Saturday, 17 April 2010 15:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

I saw the Third boxset yesterday for about $15 off it's original price.

WARS OF ARMAGEDDON (Karaoke Version) (Sparkle Motion), Saturday, 17 April 2010 16:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

the vibe at my local record store was great, no queue, just a loose amorphous bundle of people waiting at the front door. the guys who run it came out ten minutes before they opened and gave us all candy.

picked up the mountain goats film by rian johnson, it's v. classy looking.

the international mooncake trade (reddening), Saturday, 17 April 2010 17:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

Music Saves in Cleveland opened at noon and had about 40 ppl in line. Store was quickly packed. I picked up:

Sonic Youth EVOL vinyl
Goldfrapp Head First vinyl
Deerhoof Apple O' vinyl
Ted Leo 7"
Superchunk 7"
Telekinesis 7"
Mountain Goats DVD

Obama, Wellstone and Darwinfish, Attorneys (Pancakes Hackman), Saturday, 17 April 2010 17:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

No one at my local store. All he boasted for the occasion was a Moby Grape live EP.

On the other hand I got a couple of OOP mid seventies Merle Haggard albums and Boz Scaggs' Middle Man for under ten bucks.

Throwing Muses are reuniting for my next orgasm! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 17 April 2010 17:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

The other big indie store is giving away cupcakes and sodas, and No Age plays later tonight.

Throwing Muses are reuniting for my next orgasm! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 17 April 2010 17:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

Picked up today:
Queens Of The Stone Age - Feel Good Hit Of The Summer 10"
Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
Sonic Youth - Hits Are For Squares 2xLP
The Flaming Lips - The Dark Side Of The Moon
Peter Gabriel/Bon Iver - Split 7"
Rolling Stones - Plundered My Soul 7"
Soundgarden - Hunted Down 7"
Fela Kuti - S/T 10" (Bought two of these things!)
Sonic Youth - EVOL
Arthur Russell - Calling Out Of Context
LCD Soundsystem - Pow Pow 12"
V/A - Fragments 4AD Sampler

van smack, Saturday, 17 April 2010 17:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

Couldn't make it in the end, plans had been made for me to be somewhere else w/o telling me. Sounds like the tiny smalltown record shop I was heading for would've had very few of the rarities I was interested in anyway, though I think they promised raffles and discounts so I'd hoped to check those out.

Would be interested to know how it went here - can understand big city shops being rammed, but round here? I'll see if I can find anyone who went to ask.

falling while carrying an owl (a passing spacecadet), Saturday, 17 April 2010 18:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

I saved nearly $14 today, hooray!

Tonight I Dine on Turtle Soup (EDB), Saturday, 17 April 2010 18:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

I went to my local record shop for the first time in about a year. There was a shit band playing and a load of old men filling the place up watching them. I couldn't move, couldn't look through the racks, and the RSD exclusives were all right at the front where the band was, where I couldn't get to. I stood there for 25 minutes waiting for the band to finish so I could, y'know, shop. but they didn't, so I walked out empty handed.

bakerstreetsaxsolo, Saturday, 17 April 2010 18:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

"I went to my local record shop for the first time in about a year."

R.I.P. local shop.

scott seward, Saturday, 17 April 2010 18:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yep, swung by the local shop this morning and couldn't even get in the door so I came away empty-handed as well. Ah well, I go there once or twice a week anyway so I'll continue to support them. Just not today, apparently.

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Saturday, 17 April 2010 18:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

I got Moon and Antarctica, but no EVOL, which is what I had hoped to find....
half a bummer, but still cool.

WARS OF ARMAGEDDON (Karaoke Version) (Sparkle Motion), Saturday, 17 April 2010 19:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

Man, some of the vinyl on sale was so expensive.

Got the M0untain G04ts DVD. The last copy I saw there. Awesome.

ksh, Saturday, 17 April 2010 19:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

Totally want that Soft Machine thing, but not really into anything that is being released in the US, that since that isn't, well, crap. Kinda crossing my fingers for the store having some discount Nilsson available...

Reactionary Records is where I'm going, in East Atlanta. I've never been but my friends band is playing there (Facehugger) and I want to check it out. Atlanta has a good deal of local record stores; since Tower closed down, it's actually been more difficult to find a chain music shop. Closest you can get is Best Buy.

Adam Bruneau, Saturday, 17 April 2010 19:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

Got the Devo reissues and the new single - looked for the Goats DVD but no luck - all sold out instantly. Dammit.

Sean Carruthers, Saturday, 17 April 2010 19:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

Alice Cooper Life & Crimes box set, deluxe version of Atlantic Crossing and 2-CD Stylistics best-of, all for 40 bucks...not a bad haul, but not quite as good as last year, when I got the 8-CD Black Sabbath box for about 25 bucks...

henry s, Saturday, 17 April 2010 19:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

Sooo I went to the place near me that came up on the RSD page which I had previously thought was a local version of a "Hard-Rock Cafe" type eatery (Bus St0p C4fe in P1tm4n NJ), BUT it turns out that they have a lot of vinyls there! At a %15 RSD Discount no less! I got:

Axe - Nemesis
Grim Reaper - Fear No Evil
Alice Cooper - Killer
The Lemon Pipers - Jungle Marmalade
Fania All-Stars - Rhythm Machine

fer like $35!

sambal oobleck (los blue jeans), Saturday, 17 April 2010 20:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

just went to another Newbury Comics. used CDs and DVDs were all 30% off. lots of people. some guy had an armful of stuff. didn't seem like there was a lot of Record Store Day-only stuff left though

ksh, Saturday, 17 April 2010 21:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

maybe i was looking in the wrong place, but i doubt it

ksh, Saturday, 17 April 2010 21:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

Skipping Record Store Day altogether, but I can be found in record stores at least 2-3x a week anyway -- I'm not the type that needs to be dragged there for ltd. ed. vinyl or anything. I'd rather not weather the crowds, it seems like shopping on Black Friday for music.

I did order the Devo CD reissue from Amazon for $10.99 -- think it's 3,000 copies or so?

Would pick up the Mtn Goats DVD if I had the will to go shopping. Will check Monday, and assuming it's all out of stock (likely) then I'll just pick up a used copy sometime in the coming years, when I happen to find it.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Saturday, 17 April 2010 22:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

i skipped record store day too! i had to watch the kids all day so that maria could work (and also watch the store). someone sent me a record in the mail though. which is always nice.

scott seward, Saturday, 17 April 2010 22:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

I went to Phonica in London around 3pm. The Ltd edition stuff had mostly sold, not that I was keen for it. Then, I went to JB's on Hanway St. but couldn't decide so left empty handed. Apparently the dreadful Rough Trade East was busy.

mmmm, Saturday, 17 April 2010 23:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

Skipped it as always. I go once a week and don't really care for hordes of nerds.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 17 April 2010 23:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

skipped it by default because my car's radiator hose broke

babbylon falling (Curt1s Stephens), Saturday, 17 April 2010 23:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

purchased these on cassette (last year I bought a car that happened to have a tape deck & I have since been an amassing a substantial collection of second-hand tapes)

Megadeth - Peace Sells, But Who's Buying
Ice-T - OG: Original Gangster

in movie 2001 resurrect thread on planet jupiter (Pillbox), Sunday, 18 April 2010 00:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

record stores in brooklyn mobbed of course

trampled smaller shoppers to obtain:
Hendrix Live @Clark bootleg
B-Music/Finders Keepers comp
Arthur Russell Calling out of Context 2LP I think/hope this is the one I like
Surfer Blood split 7"
Fela 10"

threw back:
roky & okkevvil
black keys

wheres my?:
moby grape

not special to the day, just supportin the scene:
Numero 30 Good God Born Again Funk
M. Hurley - Hi Fi Snock Uptown
Insayngel (that one LP on Heavy Tapes, used)

Snop Snitchin, Sunday, 18 April 2010 00:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

snop snitchin, moby grapes sold out at our brooklyn store within half an hour of opening :(

(were you at my store today? say hi in the future?)

ian, Sunday, 18 April 2010 00:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

did all you guys buy Arthur Russell records?

Throwing Muses are reuniting for my next orgasm! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 18 April 2010 00:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

i got one.

ian, Sunday, 18 April 2010 00:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

My local shop said that lots of stuff won't show up there until May (like the Beatles 7"). I snagged the DBT's 7".

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 18 April 2010 00:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

I did not, I thought there was new stuff on it but it is the same as the 2LP/CD that already came out.

I went to like 4 places in Seattle (Wall Of Sound, Sonic Boom, Easy Street, Everyday Music). Got the Bitchin Bajas/Moon Duo split, the Fall 7", and a buncha other non-RSD things. Nowhere I went was mobbed but all the places were busy with lines at the registers.

bug holocaust (sleeve), Sunday, 18 April 2010 00:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

I went to Hospital and bought the new Carlos Giffoni, Wolf Eyes and Burning Star Cores CDs and got a mountain of used shit at the zine fair for like $20.

Kind of funny that I only got CDs but oh well

human centipeedi peedi (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 18 April 2010 00:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

ian, i want your eyewitness account of record store day in brooklyn. this is what nerds do when they go buck whylin'.

scott seward, Sunday, 18 April 2010 00:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

ppl so upset they didn't get their stones 45.
line outside the store when i showed up at 11:30, half an hour before opening.

ian, Sunday, 18 April 2010 00:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

The *legal* download of the Blur http://www.blur.co.uk/

piscesx, Sunday, 18 April 2010 01:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

did all you guys buy Arthur Russell records?

yeah, i got calling out of context.

also got the devo duty now reissue.

altered dominant (get bent), Sunday, 18 April 2010 01:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

so i went, hit may fave shops -- didn't make, like "AN EFFORT" of this idea -- just figgered I'd hit the same shops I always hit every week or so. Check in with them and see how things were going.

Have to say, this particular "event" seemed WAY more over-subscribed than last year. Could barely even get in to the Reckless Records in the Loop in Chicago. It was completely wall-to-wall (and it's obviously just a small little hole-in-the-wall to begin with)

but I basically got every "exclusive" release I wanted, save for a couple: couldn't find the Moby Grape 7" anywhere, couldn't find the Rolling Stones 7" anywhere. :(

and every place I went said that they never even got any copies of the 'super secret' Beastie Boys 12", whatever the hell it was

Stormy Davis, Sunday, 18 April 2010 03:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

this is crazy that I can't buy a friggin Moby Grape 7". aren't these kids supposed to be after TV on The Radio albums or something

Stormy Davis, Sunday, 18 April 2010 03:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

Oh, my store had that one in stock. I ultimately put it down.

Throwing Muses are reuniting for my next orgasm! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 18 April 2010 03:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

which one? Moby Grape? or Stones?

Stormy Davis, Sunday, 18 April 2010 03:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

Moby Grape. I was very tempted.

Throwing Muses are reuniting for my next orgasm! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 18 April 2010 03:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

We had the Grape, but we sold 'em quick :(

ian, Sunday, 18 April 2010 04:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

this is great, did anyone get this single?

Bee OK, Sunday, 18 April 2010 09:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

Got
LCD Soundsystem 12"
Of Montreal 7"
Metallica/Sabbath pic disc
Dangermouse Sparklehorse 7"
Foals 7"
Cobalt Eater of Birds double vinyl

Watched a few bands. Caribou were amazing. Saw loads of mates. Handed out some Stool Pigeons. Got an Aladin Sane stripe painted on my bonce.

Didn't get:
Fall 7"
Fela Kuti 10"
Flaming Lips album

I'd take the first Lightning Seeds album and add cowbell (Doran), Sunday, 18 April 2010 09:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

OK, now for "see how much it is on E-bay" week?

Mark G, Sunday, 18 April 2010 15:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

heard a rumor they're making things easier for next year's Record Store Day -- all you're gonna have to do is launch iTunes

ksh, Sunday, 18 April 2010 16:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

limited edition mp3s

ksh, Sunday, 18 April 2010 16:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

P4k has the documentary "I Need That Record!" up -- http://pitchfork.com/tv/#/episode/2144-i-need-that-record/1

it's "One Week Only" though -- no idea when they first posted it, either

ksh, Sunday, 18 April 2010 16:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

Another documentary that may be worth a look is Alan Zweig's Vinyl: http://www.veoh.com/browse/videos/category/lifestyle_lifestyle/watch/v16951205N9H8Wagc

The funny thing is that I'm watching it today, and found that one of the guys interviewed in Vinyl is one of the guys I ran into at Record Store Day just yesterday. Know a few of the other characters in the movie too from my days wandering around the various stores in Toronto.

Sean Carruthers, Sunday, 18 April 2010 16:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

One of the record stores I stopped by said RSD was an enormous pain in the ass where you have to order all the "special" vinyl months in advance and then get don't get two-thirds of what you actually ordered

human centipeedi peedi (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 18 April 2010 17:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah at my fave local all the clerks were drinking

"i'm doing everything i can to make time elastic so that by the time i get out of here i will hardly remember the day"

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 18 April 2010 17:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah having customers for once is rough stuff.

scott seward, Sunday, 18 April 2010 18:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

It wasn't the store in NYC called "Good Records" or something right? They were drinking whiskey and listening to blues but they were having fun.

Evan, Sunday, 18 April 2010 18:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

haha nah man they were happy to have the customers, it was just wall to wall all day and from a customer service standpoint i kinda get it

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 18 April 2010 18:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

so, *does* anybody know what ended up on the Beastie Boys thing? was it just lame new stuff?

Stormy Davis, Sunday, 18 April 2010 18:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

I didn't get into record store day because I was at the footy but I know I would have not got anything I was wanting anyway and would be a £4 train fare down.
Stupid idea to limit everything so much, no-one gets what they want and everything ends up on eBay, seriously, fuck this shit. I'll do my record shopping in my own time.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 18 April 2010 18:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

(im just pissed off as I knew there was no chance of getting that Soundgarden 7" or the Flaming Lips lp nevermind the Blur single)

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 18 April 2010 19:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

The Blur single is fetching between £100 and £200 on ebay.

Mark G, Sunday, 18 April 2010 19:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

Beastie Boys should have repressed the "Rock Hard" EP as a limited 10".

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 18 April 2010 19:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

tbh Mark, I woulda been happy just to get the Soundgarden 7". But I knew i wouldn't even get that. It was silly to have things so limited. Whats the point of getting in people, who regularly shop there anyway, to come in for a ltd ed record , not get it, so go home pissed off rather than buying something they can get anytime in it's place? They should make enough for all, not the scum who buy just to eBay it.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 18 April 2010 19:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

Our store had so much fun yesterday and I am suffering a hang over. We didn't get half the exclusives we ordered, but we generally just act like it is a party day. Great bands. Too many hotdogs. So much beer. Cops came but left us alone. Another successful year!

We have two extra Moby Grapes at the store right now, btw. Who wants 'em?

mr. waffles (Nijoli), Sunday, 18 April 2010 20:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

make that four, actually.

mr. waffles (Nijoli), Sunday, 18 April 2010 20:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

I went, although not particularly to buy anything limited edition, just cuz I'm always there. Took me about 30 minutes to get through the line, I got a free t-shirt and a free burrito coupon at Chipotle (which I didn't get around to using).

Ultimately one year there are going to be deaths when two skinheads fight over the limited edition Anal Cunt reunion 7"

Phoenix in Flight (Cattle Grind), Sunday, 18 April 2010 20:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

nijolee, maybe post about the moby grapes on vinyl borad--i know stormy davis needs one

ian, Sunday, 18 April 2010 20:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

hold steady thing is selling really well. 150 to 200 dollars. blur single is doing good too.

scott seward, Sunday, 18 April 2010 20:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

what is hold steady thing?

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 18 April 2010 21:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

holy shit

mr. waffles (Nijoli), Sunday, 18 April 2010 21:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

wtf I saw all this stuff in multiple copies yesterday, I guess it must have all been bought.

maybe not the Beasties, Grape, or Stones, but definitely Blur and Hold Steady and Soundgarden.

bug holocaust (sleeve), Sunday, 18 April 2010 21:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

We had another truly amazing Record Store Day. Sold ridiculous amounts of records, had bands playing & a general great fun party atmosphere. What larks! Happy times.

Definitely felt the after effects while manning the place today on my own though. I swear that even the actual shop had a hangover.

krakow, Sunday, 18 April 2010 22:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

Did you have any Soundgarden,Blur or Flaming lips in? Did the staff get them All? I wouldnt have got any, would I?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 18 April 2010 22:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

Haw. I just called our store and Nate said the exact same thing. Morning after record store day is like tumbleweeds and crickets. Maybe he should tap into the leftover beer and hot dogs to give himself a kickstart. or start hoarding our leftover exclusives and considering Ebay (j/k).

pfunkboy - we have two of the flaming lips leftover...

mr. waffles (Nijoli), Sunday, 18 April 2010 22:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

ohhhh. How much is it? (im in the uk btw, will you post to Scotland?)

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 18 April 2010 22:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

I will post wherever. It would be nice if it could be in the hands of a fellow ilxer that appreciates it. I will grab a copy when I am at the store tomorrow morning and let you know. k?

email me at heathernijoli on the g mail so I have your info

mr. waffles (Nijoli), Sunday, 18 April 2010 22:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

@pfunkboy

Yes we had the Soundgarden, Blur & Flaming Lips records.

No, the staff didn't get them all. One Flaming Lips LP went to staff, none of the others mentioned did at all.

If you'd actually got up & into town & queued up outside before the 9am opening then yes you would have got a Blur 7'' and a Flaming Lips LP. If you were amongst the first 10 people or so in the shop then you would have got a Soundgarden. Otherwise probably not. Getting people into the actual shop to spend money was pretty much the point of the day.

krakow, Sunday, 18 April 2010 22:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

Same with us.

Our store owner only let us get ONE of the exclusives until the end of the day after our customers had their choice. We had to pick only one to hold and I got a Moby Grape.

Amazing that we had stuff left over tbh because we were SLAMMED.

mr. waffles (Nijoli), Sunday, 18 April 2010 22:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

I couldnt have got there by 9am unfortunately. It's not like I never come into your shop , You know I come in when I can.

Nijoli emailing you asap, thanks!

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 18 April 2010 22:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

People who buy this stuff just to turn it around on eBay are disgusting savages

human centipeedi peedi (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 18 April 2010 22:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

Unless I'm misunderstanding the Hold Steady thing, people are going to feel pretty foolish paying that much when the real album comes out next month.

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 19 April 2010 02:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

People playing any Hold Steady should feel foolish.

van smack, Monday, 19 April 2010 02:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

If you happen to download that Blur single from the official site linked above, make sure you go for the WAV version. For some reason the mp3 one cuts out at 2:26.

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 19 April 2010 03:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

People who buy this stuff just to turn it around on eBay are disgusting savages

― human centipeedi peedi (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, April 18, 2010 10:49 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Possibly, but what of the people who got lucky, then see it going for £200 and think "hmm, I can always 'tape' it" etc.

I dunno, it seems that EMI have managed to make it a promo opportunity for their three main acts (Blur, LilyAllen, The Beatles)

Mark G, Monday, 19 April 2010 07:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

Here's my official record store day haul, btw
Total: $53

New CDs:
Wolf Eyes - Always Wrong
Carlos Giffoni - Severance
Burning Star Core - Inside The Shadow

Used CD:
The Dead C - Eusa Kills
Kyuss - Blues For The Red Sun
Hototogisiu - Some Blood Will Stick
WZT Hearts - Heatchief
Neil Hamburger - Raw Hamburger
Masters Of Reality - s/t
Pissed Jeans - Shallow
Valerie Soundtrack
Rapeman - Two Nuns And A Pack Mule

EyjafjallajökuLOL (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 19 April 2010 14:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

Totally want that Soft Machine thing, but not really into anything that is being released in the US, that since that isn't, well, crap. Kinda crossing my fingers for the store having some discount Nilsson available...

Reactionary Records is where I'm going, in East Atlanta. I've never been but my friends band is playing there (Facehugger) and I want to check it out. Atlanta has a good deal of local record stores; since Tower closed down, it's actually been more difficult to find a chain music shop. Closest you can get is Best Buy.

― Adam Bruneau, Saturday, April 17, 2010 7:30 PM (2 days ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Adam,

I bought by copy right here in loverly South Minneapolis, so some of the Soft Machine LPs reached U.S. shores.

I have to say....

it is FUCKING AWESOME

the definition of some longhair crazies GOING EXTREMELY HARD

sound quality is amazing, as is the pressing...it's on some Norway label called Smalltown Super Jazz and pressed in Germany...

nice to pick up something actually cool and NICELY PRESSED on record store day, so much garbage quality vinyl being pressed nowadays

Ndamukong HOOS (M@tt He1ges0n), Monday, 19 April 2010 15:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

Damn that Soft Machine lp sounds great.

Trip Maker, Monday, 19 April 2010 15:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah i need it.

tylerw, Monday, 19 April 2010 15:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

jah if you like "third" this is basically that era of the band going nuts live....pretty much veer everywhere from real ethereal psych to full out free jazz

Ndamukong HOOS (M@tt He1ges0n), Monday, 19 April 2010 15:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

Glad to hear that the vinyl sounds good, I have stopped buying new vinyl after getting burned by too many crackles and too much sibilance. The records are shiny and pretty but sound like crap.

skip, Monday, 19 April 2010 16:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

there's a lot of great new pressed vinyl, you just have to be careful/choosy....

RTI presses great stuff, they usually have a sticker that says "HQ 180 Gram" (silver round sticker) they do matador stuff and some of the warners reissues (like the van morrison stuff)

the capital reissue series stuff is really good

Ndamukong HOOS (M@tt He1ges0n), Monday, 19 April 2010 16:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

Used CD:
Kyuss - Blues For The Red Sun

Seriously cannot believe you don't own this already, Mr. Melvins/stoner rock fanatic.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Monday, 19 April 2010 16:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

Awesome choice, whiney

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 19 April 2010 16:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

I went to Jumbo in Leeds around midday - got the self-titled Squirrel Bait EP and the reissue of Gray Matter's Take It Back, didn't particularly have my eye on any of the limited edition stuff. Good to see the place so busy, lots of people buying interesting-looking things, hope people go back soon.

Gavin in Leeds, Monday, 19 April 2010 18:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2010/04/on-the-charts-record-store-day-is-more-important-than-christmas.html

The increase in foot traffic was reflected in Nielsen SoundScan's weekly charts. Muratore said SoundScan tabulated 573,000 sales at indie outlets this week, compared with 568,000 during the week of Record Store Day in 2009. While no album sold more than 100,000 copies this week, overall album sales were up 3%, and chain outlets saw a 7% gain, said Muratore.

The overall week-to-week gain in album sales could lead one to conclude that Record Store Day is fueling sales at all music retailers, even those not stocked with exclusive content. The sales promotion has become such a nationally recognized event that it was even referenced on "Saturday Night Live."

"It’s just too bad this kind of thing can’t happen all the time, where you get people really excited to go to physical stores and pore over records," said Billboard's chart guru, Keith Caulfield.

Bee OK, Thursday, 22 April 2010 03:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

"Record Store Decade!"

Mark G, Thursday, 22 April 2010 07:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

"It’s just too bad this kind of thing can’t happen all the time, where you get people really excited to go to physical stores and pore over records," said Billboard's chart guru, Keith Caulfield.
― Bee OK, Wednesday, April 21, 2010 10:29 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

oh man, the pathos of that quote.

by another name (amateurist), Thursday, 22 April 2010 07:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

Only things I was really excited about were the Fela and Fahey records, neither of which I managed to find. Then again, I didn't try all that hard. Did pick up a Trouble In Mind 7" covers comp w Ty Segall doing Seger + Cococoma the Wipers, plus a Happy Birthday (ex-King Tuff) single I haven't listened to yet. Eh. At least it was cheap.

contenderizer, Thursday, 22 April 2010 07:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

i managed to get that arthur russell thing, only other stuff left that i was interested in were some of those vanguard reissues, but they seemed overpriced at $25 ea.

by another name (amateurist), Thursday, 22 April 2010 07:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

P4k has the documentary "I Need That Record!" up -- http://pitchfork.com/tv/#/episode/2144-i-need-that-record/1

it's "One Week Only" though -- no idea when they first posted it, either

Checking this out now.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Thursday, 22 April 2010 15:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

"No one at Target will recommend Hawkwind's Space Ritual Live to you. But I will recommend Hawkwind's Spa... Space Ritual Live to you... Space is deep."

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Thursday, 22 April 2010 16:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

it's so sad that they can't do this more than once a year. would be so great if record companies could release cool exclusives every week, like maybe on Tuesdays. or even do a special 're-release' if one of them ever sells out its pressing. dare to dream.

solid yet bouncy (herb albert), Thursday, 22 April 2010 16:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

whens nat'l mp3 day

am0n, Thursday, 22 April 2010 16:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

poor trash. brings a tear to my eye. too many memories to count. those are my people.

scott seward, Thursday, 22 April 2010 17:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

Xdanburyhardcore4everX

scott seward, Thursday, 22 April 2010 17:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

i was gonna say -- isn't the guy all the way on the right and the woman second from left in the foreground from the documentary?

ksh, Thursday, 22 April 2010 17:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

those were my peeps. i've known them since i was 16. and i'm 41 now.

scott seward, Thursday, 22 April 2010 17:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

that's awesome! -- that guy was one of my favorite people in the documentary

ksh, Thursday, 22 April 2010 17:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

Loving all the hair in that pic.

Trip Maker, Thursday, 22 April 2010 17:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

my gf won the record store drawing and grabbed that fela lp for me! good shit.

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Friday, 23 April 2010 17:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

it's so sad that they can't do this more than once a year. would be so great if record companies could release cool exclusives every week, like maybe on Tuesdays. or even do a special 're-release' if one of them ever sells out its pressing. dare to dream.

There was a program last summer called "Vinyl Saturday", where one Saturday a month was packed w/exclusives ala RSD. I don't think it even lasted the whole summer.

Roomful of Moogs (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 23 April 2010 19:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

did anyone get the fall 7 inch?

mama's boy otis, i'm one of a kind (M@tt He1ges0n), Friday, 23 April 2010 19:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah I did, nice B-side that someone wrote about in fair detail on the new LP thread.

bug holocaust (sleeve), Friday, 23 April 2010 20:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

this was my favorite part from that article:

Yet one of the most sought-after Record Store Day titles wasn't even released in the U.S. -- a new single from long dormant Brit-pop band Blur. The act's "Fool's Day" was limited to 1,000 copies, and exclusive to U.K. outlets. It's also going for more than $100 on eBay.

"Every one asked for Blur," Levin noted. His Atlanta store had more than 200 people in line by 9 a.m., he said, and he bested last year's sales total by 4 p.m. Levin said participating stores had been instructed not to sell the items on eBay or in advance of the event. Those that did, he said, "are done," and will not be allowed to participate next year.

Bee OK, Saturday, 24 April 2010 03:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

11 months pass...

record store day 2011 DO WANT

kate bush hounds of love 10" audio fidelity
fahey requia vanguard
of montreal the past is a grotesque animal polyvinyl
black angels another nice pair light in the attic
beach boys good vibrations / heroes and villains capital

full listing: http://download.recordstoreday.com/free/RSD_2011_RELEASES.pdf

how hard is it to get the stuff u want on this day?

diamonddave85, Friday, 25 March 2011 03:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

i want the wild nothing/beach fossils split tribute to the wake

ˆ°ᴥ°ˆ (electricsound), Friday, 25 March 2011 03:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

god, i thought my store was somewhat on top of shit this RSD but i think the only thinks we'll have of the above are the of montreal & black angels...

one dis leads to another (ian), Friday, 25 March 2011 03:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

i couldn't find ANYWHERE to get the sandy denny 7" from :( :((

one dis leads to another (ian), Friday, 25 March 2011 03:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

otoh, Sundazed are doing a mono reissue of the international subarmarine band lp.

one dis leads to another (ian), Friday, 25 March 2011 03:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

Lol that the only thing want is the gaga picture disc

ronan's revenge (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 25 March 2011 04:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

Not much in that list that I want, except maybe the Fela Kuti

van smack, Friday, 25 March 2011 04:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

I want the Big Star record and would like to know more about what that Bad Brains single is, cuz afaik the original version has never been repressed.

sleeve, Friday, 25 March 2011 05:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

Was kinda interested in the Grateful Dead 1st album mono reissue, but too expensive even with a discount.

What's the difference between the two Black Angels releases? I just woke up from a long nap, but it sounds like they're both the same material?

GLOWER METAL (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 25 March 2011 05:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

Audio Fidelity, the US company that remastered Kate’s Hounds of Love album last year (in a popular gatefold vinyl edition) is releasing a limited edition 4-track 10″ vinyl Hounds of Love EP, with tracks chosen by Kate, on April 16th. Pressed on pink vinyl, Side 1 features The Big Sky and Cloudbusting and Side 2 features Watching You Without Me and Jig of Life. Audio Fidelity tell me that Kate also personally selected the cover art. Click on the image to go to the Audio Fidelity site for more info. This release is to coincide with Record Store Day 2011. Support your local independent record shop!

Mark G, Friday, 25 March 2011 10:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

also:

In 1979, the Bad Brains left for New York City. In December, the band recorded a debut 45 on their own label ("Pay To Cum" b/w "Stay Close To Me"), which was later included on the widely distributed Let Them Eat Jellybeans compilation LP. The first pressing of the "Pay To Cum" 7in. lists two separate Maryland addresses (one on the label, a different "Fan Club" address on the sleeve) indicating that the ties to DC weren't completely severed. The band would later repress the single in New York City and issue it without a picture sleeve (red & tan labels instead of the brown & white of the first pressing).

Mark G, Friday, 25 March 2011 10:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

ARP then the queen 7" then the GaGa 12"

last year I found that getting your list sorted the day before, then splitting up with a few friends to cover different shops was the best way.

It was packed in Rough Trade, so you were better grabbing and going. not really the place for umming & ahhing.

my opinionation (Hamildan), Friday, 25 March 2011 11:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

any clue on how much the flaming lips box set is gonna cost?

Night Nurse with Wound (Jack Battery-Pack), Friday, 25 March 2011 11:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

Apparently the set(s) will cost around €125

There's a col vinyl version going to be available on their own website.

Mark G, Friday, 25 March 2011 11:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

damn, how did i not recognize "behind the mask" on michael??

blank, Friday, 25 March 2011 19:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

i would love a copy of that shuggie otis; the boot repress that's out these days sounds terrible.

blank, Friday, 25 March 2011 19:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

i REALLY want the big star!!!! how do i get it??

Mr. Snrub, Friday, 25 March 2011 19:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

any idea what happened to the clear vinyl version of Tomboy or the 45RPM version of Rumours?

the pussy/butthole addendum (jamescobo), Friday, 25 March 2011 20:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

found some sites that have preorders for rumours but 45bux is not worth it imo

diamonddave85, Friday, 25 March 2011 20:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

i'm thinking that next year i will sign up for this and get as much stuff as i can and be closed all day and spend my record store day putting all this stuff up on ebay.

i've never actually SEEN any RSD stuff. i've never gone to a store that participated.

scott seward, Friday, 25 March 2011 22:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

I near swear my local record shop just HAD their Nat'l Record Day back in October... anyone know what other events could've possibly of happened? I didn't actually attend the thing, hence why I'm not so sure it was NRD.

Radical Adults Lick Based God Style (kelpolaris), Friday, 25 March 2011 23:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

i've never actually SEEN any RSD stuff. i've never gone to a store that participated.

We've still got crap left over from last year. Just finally sold the last couple of Doors mono LPs.

GLOWER METAL (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 26 March 2011 02:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

wait, you work in a record store now? i did not know that...

scott seward, Saturday, 26 March 2011 02:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

kelpolaris, there was an exxxxtra 'black friday' record store day promotion this year. our store did not participate.

one dis leads to another (ian), Saturday, 26 March 2011 17:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

wait, you work in a record store now? i did not know that...

Yeah, past six months or so. It's pretty cool!

GLOWER METAL (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 27 March 2011 00:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

Looney Tunes of West Babylon, NY Offering Over 250+ Exclusive CD and LP Releases, Special Band Performances and Free Giveaways/Contests in Celebration of Record Store Day 2011

Nationally-recognized music store LOONEY TUNES is pleased to participate in Record Store Day on Saturday, April 16th, 2011. LOONEY TUNES is located at 31 Brookvale Avenue in West Babylon, NY and will be open on April 16th from 10am-9pm ET. Special VIP members will be permitted to enter the store at 9am. If you are not a LOONEY TUNES VIP member already, you can become one by heading to this link.

LOONEY TUNES will be offering many special deals including over 250 exclusive CD and LP releases, several band performances, free contests and giveaways and much more! Beer will be served at the store by Brickhouse Brewery of Patchogue, NY. Make sure to head to this link to check up on band performance line-ups and exclusive titles being added every day! There you can download a file of all of the titles available with estimated prices. Any product left over after 9:05pm on April 16th will be posted for sale on the website immediately.

Band performances will begin at 2pm on April 16th and as of now will feature Hotel of the Laughing Tree, Tiger Riot, Grace Read, Alex Skolnick, Thursday, and Kevin Devine. All performances are free except for Thursday and Kevin Devine which will require the purchase of merchandise/music by the artist. In addition, Alex Skolnick will be giving a guitar clinic and signing copies of his new release, Veritas, and Thursday will be offering an autograph signing of No Devolucion to pre-order purchasers through LOONEY TUNES.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

gonna try and grab this one too http://clean-cut.org/art/album-art-spotlight-fucked-up-town-comp/

tyler 'scratch' perry (diamonddave85), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

There's a 12" split with Puffy Areolas & Purling Hiss that I need more than any of the others.

van smack, Friday, 1 April 2011 23:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

ian, why wouldn't Academy Records want to participate in every record store day? Such good business for the store on those days.

Wacky Way Lounge (Evan), Friday, 1 April 2011 23:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

I believe my record store of choice snagged me a Big Star. Very excited!

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 2 April 2011 00:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

super pumped for the pink Kate Bush release. Kinda flakey in regards of providing much anything new besides packaging, but shit I really need more 10"'s besides Kid A

kelpolaris, Saturday, 2 April 2011 00:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

evan, to be honest we weren't aware of it until a week or so beforehand when people came in asking if we were participating. we're kind of asleep at the wheel sometimes...

one dis leads to another (ian), Saturday, 2 April 2011 01:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

Oh OK thats a good reason!

Wacky Way Lounge (Evan), Saturday, 2 April 2011 06:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

I go to my local record store at least once a month (for CDs). I've never been during RSD though. Seems like all of the cool stuff is vinyl-related, which doesn't work for me.

musicfanatic, Saturday, 2 April 2011 20:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

Some of it has been CDs in the past.

Wacky Way Lounge (Evan), Saturday, 2 April 2011 22:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

There's a 12" split with Puffy Areolas & Purling Hiss that I need more than any of the others.

Aaahhh this sounds awesome but I am pretty sure my local shop will not be getting this one! In fact I'm guessing whatever they get will be some shitty British landfill indie, 2 copies each, gone by 9:15am.

(Tho I don't think I've actually put any vinyl on since I moved here almost 2 years ago, so, I suppose it could find a better home to go to)

dimension hatris (a passing spacecadet), Saturday, 2 April 2011 22:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

Seems like all of the cool stuff is vinyl-related, which doesn't work for me.

works fine for me, i dont have to worry about spending too much $$$

hey ilxor, thanks for contributing, glad you stopped by (ilxor), Sunday, 3 April 2011 00:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

super pumped for the pink Kate Bush release. Kinda flakey in regards of providing much anything new besides packaging, but shit I really need more 10"'s besides Kid A

Get the self-titled Slint EP

ToeJam & Lewis (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 4 April 2011 15:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

^I will! just based off the cover-art alone, which I insta-love (never delved into the band too much aside from Spiderland)

kelpolaris, Monday, 4 April 2011 15:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

We need another holiday before Memorial Day. Let's all take Monday the 18th off to listen to our choons... http://www.fastnbulbous.com/record-store-day.htm

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 4 April 2011 20:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

discordance axis!

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Monday, 4 April 2011 20:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

How did I never know you were in Chicago before?

(xpost)

'what are you, the Hymen Protection League of America?' (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 4 April 2011 20:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

I live just a block from Metro! I make Chicago references now and then. I might have even emailed to see if you were going to some show a while back.

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 4 April 2011 21:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

that foo fighters record on your list is surely a mistake?

hey ilxor, thanks for contributing, glad you stopped by (ilxor), Monday, 4 April 2011 21:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

I live just a block from Metro! I make Chicago references now and then. I might have even emailed to see if you were going to some show a while back.

Yeah, you did email me! My ilx is still tied to an old email address I hardly ever check, so I didn't even see it until like a month after you sent it... and by that point I felt stupid to even write you back.

'what are you, the Hymen Protection League of America?' (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 4 April 2011 21:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

I think the only thing I REALLY want this year is the Wild Flag 7", but I pretty much hate going into local stores on Record Store Day because they are so crowded with people that aren't really into shopping and not fun at all to browse in. I think I feel about these days kinda like hardcore drinkers must feel about amateur night on NYE.

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad these days exist to give shops a shot in the arm to help stay afloat, but they just are more of a chore than anything else.

'what are you, the Hymen Protection League of America?' (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 5 April 2011 23:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

kelpolaris, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 00:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

What does he have to do with Record Store Day?

'what are you, the Hymen Protection League of America?' (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 6 April 2011 02:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

haha, more with your post = incapable of pleasure, dislikes holidays, dislikes going out, dislikes festivities, dislikes crowds,etc..

(karl pilkington fyi)

i know what you mean tho, i absolutely cannot bear places like shopping malls and such

kelpolaris, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 02:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

I pretty much hate going into local stores on Record Store Day because they are so crowded with people that aren't really into shopping and not fun at all to browse in

otm- i do plenty of record shopping several times a week, but make it a point to avoid going out on RSD

hey ilxor, thanks for contributing, glad you stopped by (ilxor), Wednesday, 6 April 2011 03:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

I just like to encourage the normal folk to at least go once this damn year, and sure, buy that Foo Fighters. I haven't liked their stuff, but Grohl does promise it'll be "bitchin'" and as good as Back In Black, The Black Album and Nevermind, so who am I to say otherwise!

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 04:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

I can sympathize w/ the distaste for crowds but w/ such a concentrated group of ppl in one place w/ one interest it really, I think, makes for good fare. It's fun being able to meet other ppl & talk about what they just copped or whatever such (everyone's enthusiasm is just BRIMMING on RSD). Crowds are much less fun on Xmas day at say, Target, or so (obviously) as it's just a clusterfuck of married couples, but RSD I almost equate to going to something like a city-wide concert... just a lot of dudes real passionate about what they're buying.

kelpolaris, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 05:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

If that was my experience I might actually enjoy it more. Instead I only run into those rude, pushy people only there for that one particular 7" and get all aggro when they can't get it.

'what are you, the Hymen Protection League of America?' (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 6 April 2011 05:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

i reckon this is a cracking idea :

http://independentlabelmarket.tumblr.com/

just wish i could go

mark e, Friday, 8 April 2011 11:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

No joke, is there any chance one of you UKers could purchase things on my behalf if I gave you £££ to purchase and ship them?

ToeJam & Lewis (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 8 April 2011 14:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm going for the dollar sale on vinyl and CDs that no one cares about (except me, apparently), and my friend's band is playing. Unfortunately, My Morning jacket will be at my local store signing autographs and 'hanging out,' so I'm expecting a mob scene.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Thursday, 14 April 2011 18:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

that independent label thing looks like it might be interesting. I guess it's to sell back catalogue stuff from the concern labels?

mmmm, Thursday, 14 April 2011 20:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

My favorite local store got an (early) shipment of the Big Star Third test pressing edition. Actually, five copies(!), so we promptly weighed them all for variance. The results:

two weigh 1 lb 4.5 oz
one weighs 1 lb 4.4 oz
one weighs 1 lb 4.3 oz

Go figure. We can't figure if the original test pressing would make the package heavier or lighter, though. They've set aside one of these special editions for me, regardless.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 15 April 2011 13:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

Guess I won't be taking part this year. My local shop decided to open at midnight tonight to start selling the special stuff. I can't possibly make it tonight, but they're already warning that most exclusives will be sold out by the time they open at 10 on Saturday. I mean, thats cool to throw a kind of "party" to celebrate, but, I don't know, kind of pissed that now I can't be there.

'what are you, the Hymen Protection League of America?' (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 15 April 2011 14:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah fuck record shopping at midnight. That's lame.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 15 April 2011 14:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

I seem to recall people lining up at midnight at Tower Records for the latest major label shit that you could buy anywhere. I wonder what the last album was that had people lining up at midnight? "No Strings Attached?"

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 15 April 2011 14:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

I assumed that with the special Big Star test pressing issues, the test pressing would be in addition to the regular new disk. If someone gets the test pressing they're not gonna play it like a regular disk, right? It's a collectable. And they can't go back and buy another copy because there won't be any left.

nickn, Friday, 15 April 2011 17:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

Can't imagine that anyone that gets one of the five autographed original test pressings will complain that they can't play it.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 15 April 2011 17:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, but they won't be able to get an album they can play, unless they open it in the store to check right after they buy it. Even then there's probably a one-per-customer thing anyway.

nickn, Friday, 15 April 2011 17:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm sure they'll be able to pick up a playable copy with the money they get from immediately putting the test pressing on ebay

the pussy/butthole addendum (jamescobo), Friday, 15 April 2011 17:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

I hope that doesn't happen. If I get the autographed one, I'm putting it in a glass case or something.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Friday, 15 April 2011 18:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm a big Wussy fan. I got a Facebook wall post yesterday that they're making an acoustic redo of Funeral Dress available for National Record Store Day. There was an in-person way to get it, and some site where you were supposed to be able to order it. Except I tried the site and it wouldn't load.

clemenza, Friday, 15 April 2011 18:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

Record Store Day
We're never going to get them all, but we're working on it: STEDFORD'S in Pittsburgh? NOT COOL. Consider this your very public divorce from Record Store Day.
13 minutes ago

scott seward, Friday, 15 April 2011 18:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

Uh oh. What'd they do?

'what are you, the Hymen Protection League of America?' (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 15 April 2011 18:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

Thanks to everyone who has pointed out ebay auctions to us. We really DO understand and share your frustration over how much this sucks. And we do take action where we can, especially if we find a store doing it: Time Traveler was doing it, we forced a take-down, and are putting them on public notice.

scott seward, Friday, 15 April 2011 18:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

There are currently 422 auctions of RSD items; sellers include cameroncam, Apexrecords, Music_Millenium, Monster Music and Movies...some people just don't get it; they let their personal greed spoil it for others...check out the prices that cameroncam is charging...someone shove a 12" LP down his throat, please!
20 hours ago

scott seward, Friday, 15 April 2011 18:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

Just ventured down to my local vinyl shop to see what they were gonna have and they mentioned that NO ONE was gonna be getting the Big Star, but perhaps that's just no one in Canada. Dang! If anyone knows different let me know I guess.

Sean Carruthers, Friday, 15 April 2011 18:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

(I mean obviously it's not true that NO one is getting it because there were reported sightings above in this thread.)

Sean Carruthers, Friday, 15 April 2011 18:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

We got five Big Star box sets here - along with an inordinate amount of other records. Here being Love Music in Glasgow. I'm really looking forward to tomorrow - it will be crazy but great fun.

krakow, Friday, 15 April 2011 20:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

i cant get into glasgow tomorrow :(

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 15 April 2011 23:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

I wonder what the last album was that had people lining up at midnight? "No Strings Attached?"

giant metal shop here did it with the last Metallica

side splitting genital based username (vdgna) (sic), Friday, 15 April 2011 23:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

"digital dj tips"

ur reading from a season in hell but u don't know what it's abt (missingNO), Saturday, 16 April 2011 01:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

The local classic rock station last week did a countdown of what they called the 100 greatest classic rock albums of all time. The fun aspect to this otherwise rote exercise was that most albums were celebrated with a spin of an entire album side - that is, actually LPs, pops and hiss and all. (The top 10 or so got the whole album played). And, boy, did that vinyl sound great coming from the car speakers, so much better than the sound of all the other stations. It's probably the clearest the difference has ever been to my ears, and for a split second I suddenly felt like replacing all my CDs with vinyl.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 16 April 2011 02:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

they mentioned that NO ONE was gonna be getting the Big Star, but perhaps that's just no one in Canada.

We couldn't get them at all. Dunno if my boss slept or what, but people are asking for it. Oh well.

GLOWER METAL (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 16 April 2011 04:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

Oh and we're in the U.S. So not just Canada!

GLOWER METAL (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 16 April 2011 04:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

Not sure if we got it either... Didn't see it. I know Alliance/Edge screwed us and others over as well, but I don't remember where Big Star was coming from.

Wacky Way Lounge (Evan), Saturday, 16 April 2011 05:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

Thanks to a fortuitous change in plans, I was able to hit up my local for the midnight sale. About 25 people in line ahead of me when I got there at 11:50. I'd say about 60 total.

I was able to get the Wild Flag and Akron Family things I wanted, but all of the others I was hoping for were gone (Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Opeth). Really wanted the Big Star, but they didn't get any in either, I'm wondering if something got fucked up or the distribution was very limited.

I had fun and got a couple things I wanted, but it kind of bummed me out because the first four dudes in line (who were camped out in folding chairs) each bought over $400 worth of stuff. I mean, if they really are hardcore record fans cool, but judging from their conversation on the way out the door they were clearly intending to dump it all on eBay immediately and that kinda sucks.

Not sure if I'm going to take part next year, just too much waiting in line to get less than half of the stuff I wanted.

'what are you, the Hymen Protection League of America?' (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Saturday, 16 April 2011 06:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

Also, at this spot, the White Stripes were the obvious hot ticket. Sold out like right away and four people jumped out of line when they heard the news.

'what are you, the Hymen Protection League of America?' (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Saturday, 16 April 2011 06:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

All the record stores in Brooklyn still have like 10 copies of the Cee Lo 12" from last record store day :/

Oh, Monseur le Fapp, you are really oiling us... (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 16 April 2011 06:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

Another Brooklyn record store had a copy of the magnetic fields box for months and months

Oh, Monseur le Fapp, you are really oiling us... (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 16 April 2011 06:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

White Stripes singles are madly limited and sought after indeed. We were only allowed one of each!

krakow, Saturday, 16 April 2011 06:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

Just heading into work now by the way - let the mayhem & fun commence!

krakow, Saturday, 16 April 2011 06:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

Chilly Gonzales is playing this morning at Rough Trade East, for any of you Brick Lane hipsters who can make it down in the next 40 minutes.

James Mitchell, Saturday, 16 April 2011 09:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

Got the Radiohead and Wild Beasts in Totnes, plus the Panda Bear Techno 7" and the weird Xiu Xiu Deerhoof thing for my boss.

lol sickmouthy (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 16 April 2011 11:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

i think this piece is great & on point re: record store day: http://www.dummymag.com/features/2011/04/15/record-store-day/

lex pretend, Saturday, 16 April 2011 11:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

My takeaway from the piece: buying records is great, but don't forget, there's music all around you! For free! Listen ... to the trees! To the air! To the ocean! On youtube!

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 16 April 2011 12:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

Got my Big Star, btw. I'm a happy camper.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 16 April 2011 12:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

i think that dummy piece is off point. i buy 90% of my music online as i'm rarely home to go buy locally (so am a bit of a hypocrite) but my local record shops are an important part of my local community and that's worth celebrating. if there was a fish shop day i'd try and support that as the homogenisation of our high streets is so depressing.

stirmonster, Saturday, 16 April 2011 12:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

dddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd.wolk for time.com

http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,2065345,00.html

scott seward, Saturday, 16 April 2011 13:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

big star box already selling for 90 bucks on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Big-Star-Third-Test-Pressing-Record-Store-Day-2011-LP-/160574220365?pt=Music_on_Vinyl&hash=item2562f8284d

scott seward, Saturday, 16 April 2011 13:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

this one will probably beat that though:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Big-Star-Third-Reissue-RSD-2011-LP-/290555792383?pt=Music_on_Vinyl&hash=item43a6798bff

scott seward, Saturday, 16 April 2011 13:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

beady eye and ryan adams going like hotcakes on ebay. i don't even know what beady eye is.

scott seward, Saturday, 16 April 2011 13:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

The remnants of half of Oasis.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 16 April 2011 13:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

i don't even know what beady eye is

Lucky you

ha ha ha ha jack my swag (boxedjoy), Saturday, 16 April 2011 13:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

jon - were you at Permanent too? - I was about 25 people deep in the line and I was a bit bummed to see the white stripes singles sittin' on the counter and gone by the time I got there. Luckily, I'm in there every weekend and Lance and Dave, etc. know what I like and were able to guide me to some good stuff not on my list (the Scientists 45, the numero group pressed at bodie lp) and graciously explain that they didn't get a lot in - they're supposed to get more in a shipment today - may make a second trip as I want the GBV tribute and a few other things ...

BlackIronPrison, Saturday, 16 April 2011 14:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

last updated 2 minutes ago by 1 minute ago (van smack), Saturday, 16 April 2011 14:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

Not really looking forward to the swarm of hoarders. Hope I can pick up at least one cool thing.

last updated 2 minutes ago by 1 minute ago (van smack), Saturday, 16 April 2011 14:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

i wonder what percentage of this stuff goes unopened forever.

scott seward, Saturday, 16 April 2011 14:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

+ and goes up on ebay the second they are brought home.

last updated 2 minutes ago by 1 minute ago (van smack), Saturday, 16 April 2011 14:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

i understand that the ltd edition thing is a real motivator for lazy music nerds to go out shopping, but really don't get why the labels don't press at least enough for those interested to be able to buy them ON RECORD STORE DAY

herbal bert (herb albert), Saturday, 16 April 2011 14:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

anyone get the JD/NO single in the UK? which versions did they use?

akm, Saturday, 16 April 2011 15:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

Lmfao there's a hueg line outside of academy of ppl waiting to get in. Most of them have bags from other record stores

Oh, Monseur le Fapp, you are really oiling us... (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 16 April 2011 15:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm watching a dude open a 7" with his thumbnail

Oh, Monseur le Fapp, you are really oiling us... (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 16 April 2011 15:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

Local shop said Beady Eye was a rapid seller. 7" boxed set or something?

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 16 April 2011 15:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

People are walking by this line like smh

Oh, Monseur le Fapp, you are really oiling us... (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 16 April 2011 15:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

herb albert OTM. There are so many ultra-limited things for RSD, and a very big chance that the customers that actually shop at these stores regularly through the rest of the year will never ever lay eyes on them, let alone hands or cash. Is it really THAT hard to press a few more of these things so that people that actually DO support the industry don't get the shaft?

Sean Carruthers, Saturday, 16 April 2011 16:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

missing this completely this year, no RSD in Peru! Oh well, I already have the 4 Men With Beards reish of Big Star's 3rd and I love it.

loving those comments that scott posted, are those from the official RSD organization?

cameroncam was probably one of the dudes in the folding chairs at Permanent.

sleeve, Saturday, 16 April 2011 16:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

That Dummy piece was pretty measured I think. Seen a lot of dumb things written re record store day from both ends of it. I don't think most people who get excited about record store day and like buying records are thinking, "Why can't all those assholes who like mp3s get into this?" It's not "This is the way it should be," it's "I think this is fun." Physical objects are never coming back in any real mass-market way, and that's fine. But some people will continue to enjoy them-- so let 'em.

Mark, Saturday, 16 April 2011 16:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

Re: limited runs, they sort of have to be limited runs, don't they? I mean, almost nothing unique to RSD is unavailable, per se. I can buy Big Star's Third, or Beady Eye, or whatever. It's just a matter of the special packaging, which more or less demands limited runs. 7" boxed sets, that Beach Boys 78 ... I can't imagine most of these more or less vanity pressings can be done on a much larger scale without costing too much. But maybe I'm wrong.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 16 April 2011 16:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

I couldn't make it to glasgow today so no Hormoaning vinyl oh well. I did snag a mastodon live vinyl though

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Saturday, 16 April 2011 16:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

jon - were you at Permanent too?

No, I thought about going down to Permanent, but I stuck closer to home and went to Second Hand Tunes in Evanston.

'what are you, the Hymen Protection League of America?' (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Saturday, 16 April 2011 16:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

i got the big star thing

that and the television live thing were the big items at my store...really lucky to have gotten big star.

people are weird, was sad to see ppl passing up like sweet rough guide world music and mississippi john hurt records for fuckin' foo fighters rarities and shit. oh well.

i'm gonna go to another store this afternoon after the mania dies down, my friend said they had like a dozen arthur russell left when he was in and had to leave because the UPS truck had arrived with the P.O.S./William Elliott Whitmore split and ppl went bonkers and shit.

does anyone know if that Country Joe & the Fish record is cool? it's supposed to be "underrated" "weird" etc....that'll totally still be there for a while

the zing cheese incident (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 16 April 2011 17:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

managed to snag the last wild flag 7" on the rack, huzzah! this year's opening was MUCH crazier than last year -- a giant-ass line compared to last year's loose assembly of maybe fifteen people.

burn me at the stake if you must (reddening), Saturday, 16 April 2011 17:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

if anyone has a spare hormoaning vinyl i'd be really grateful

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Saturday, 16 April 2011 17:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

Josh where'd u find big star? reckless on broadway and dave's didn't get any in /:

diamonddave85, Saturday, 16 April 2011 17:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

dave (bless his heart) didn't realize that the fucked up album everyone was asking for was actually the David's Town comp sitting right there on the shelf. of course I didn't let him know til I secured my copy

diamonddave85, Saturday, 16 April 2011 17:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

Old School Records in Forest Park. They had five. I bought one, the owner bought one, which leaves ... who knows by now!

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 16 April 2011 18:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

(It may have helped that I gave them the heads up about this weeks ago, and they were sure to get in on the ordering early!)

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 16 April 2011 18:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

alright so my initial lack of interest has picked up a bit--
the black twig pickers/glenn jones split is really great.
steve gunn/ilyas ahmed 7" is good
intl submarine band LP & single

and i may end up getting the numero comp, or the vanguard comp, but probably not. ppl should get that vanguard comp though, it's got good stuff on it, especially the serpent power.

one dis leads to another (ian), Saturday, 16 April 2011 18:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

No Big Star at my local store :(

Got the Liturgy / Oval split, wife got Damien Jurado and Akron Family jams. Almost bought that Skip James thing but bought a buncha dollar CDs instead - Acetone, David Dondero, Three Mile Pilot, Lloyd Cole, Oakley Hall.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Saturday, 16 April 2011 19:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

Got the Prurient 7" and the Arthur Russell reissue. Went to three stores in wburg looking for the Lady Gaga. One of them literally laughed at me.

Oh, Monseur le Fapp, you are really oiling us... (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 16 April 2011 19:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

the hip record store here sells lady gaga lp's & singles

flopson, Saturday, 16 April 2011 19:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

Forget it, Flopson. It's Hipstertown.

Oh, Monseur le Fapp, you are really oiling us... (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 16 April 2011 19:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

Bought the John Fahey from the store I work at, couldn't help it.

Wacky Way Lounge (Evan), Saturday, 16 April 2011 19:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

Whiney come to Hoboken if you want the Lady Gaga. L train to 14th and 6th, switch to Path! (Not a serious suggestion, but we've got it.)

Wacky Way Lounge (Evan), Saturday, 16 April 2011 19:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

Some dude showed up early for a John Mayall 7" and pronounced "Mayall" wrong when he asked for it.

Oh, Monseur le Fapp, you are really oiling us... (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 16 April 2011 19:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

how is that possible?

nerve_pylon, Saturday, 16 April 2011 19:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

think i woulda picked up the fahey if i'd seen it.
i got the big star. anyone who's fretting because they didn't, don't worry, you don't need a version of third that's sequenced so that thank you friends segues into holocaust.

fun, anyway. nice seeing people bopping around with copies of world of echo and stuff.

also woulda bought: the lower dens seven.

Turtle: No dancing (schlump), Saturday, 16 April 2011 20:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

you don't need a version of third that's sequenced so that thank you friends segues into holocaust.
ha yeah, i keep looking at the test pressing tracklisting and thinking, "no, that's WRONG." even though it might be technically right.

tylerw, Saturday, 16 April 2011 20:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

I went CD shopping this morning, forgetting it was Record Store Day. Jackpot Records, in Portland, had a line going around the whole inside of the store. There were so many people there it made it literally impossible to browse. So I ended up leaving without buying anything. Everyday Music, which opens an hour before Jackpot, didn't have nearly as many people so I shopped there. Didn't even check the RSD specials to see what they had left over.

musicfanatic, Saturday, 16 April 2011 20:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

crazy!
think i'm going to a record store later after the baby wakes up. there will probably be nothing left. though i can't imagine this particular store having a line of people waiting to be let in!

tylerw, Saturday, 16 April 2011 20:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

I went to the four big stores in Seattle. I couldn't believe all the people buying the Fleet Foxes/Foo Fighters, etc. Got a couple things that I really wanted, but just missed out on those two White Stripes 7".

Got the Ty Segall T. Rex covers album, Nirvana's Hormoaning, Arthur Russell, the Sacred Bones comp, Fela Kuti and Buck Owens 7" and was lucky enough to grab the only copy of the Purling Hiss/Puffy Areolas split.

Easy Street was a madhouse. I walked in, saw the lines and walked right out. Sonic Boom had a great selection and the crowds weren't too crazy.

last updated 2 minutes ago by 1 minute ago (van smack), Saturday, 16 April 2011 20:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

Was in Tower Records in Dublin. Got to see Steve Mason and Lykke Li for free. Which was nice.

B-Boy Bualadh Bos (ecuador_with_a_c), Saturday, 16 April 2011 20:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

Once again it was an amazing day for us. We had about 250 of the UK special releases for sale and had 11 bands playing over the course of the day and everything went fantastically well. I've just got home now, quite happily squiffy and tired. Keep buying records everyone, please.

krakow, Saturday, 16 April 2011 21:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

Just did a late run and got arther russell and television live @ the old waldorf. Had gotten big star earlier so got everything I wanted

the zing cheese incident (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 16 April 2011 21:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

have you heard the television set before? it is off the hook amazing.

tylerw, Saturday, 16 April 2011 21:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

No I haven't but I figured jeez television in 78 were they ever not amazing? Also it's rhino handmade so pressing, packaging, etc, is all to top notch

the zing cheese incident (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 16 April 2011 21:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah, it's a couple days before (or after, i forget) that portland show. crazy that they broke up like a month later.

tylerw, Saturday, 16 April 2011 21:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

krakow when did the hormoaning sell out? I just couldnt get in today :(

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Saturday, 16 April 2011 21:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

We had lots of Nirvana so it lasted until about 10:30am or 11am or so.

krakow, Saturday, 16 April 2011 21:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

ok this television is fucking amazing. the sound quality is so good.

slick looking white vinyl too :)

the zing cheese incident (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 16 April 2011 21:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

couldnt have got in by then oh well. I just hope genuine fans got them and not ebay scum. Hope sandy and you all had a great time!

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Saturday, 16 April 2011 21:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

xpost yeah that show had been on bootleg forever, but the bootleg sounded terrible...super muddy. when rhino put it out i couldn't believe how great it sounded. nice to hear crystal clear separation between lloyd/verlaine.

tylerw, Saturday, 16 April 2011 21:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

I forgot that I got the Numero comp on cassette for the car rides

last updated 2 minutes ago by 1 minute ago (van smack), Saturday, 16 April 2011 21:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

In the end my haul was the Television set, the Fucked Up, Superchunk on vinyl, grabbed the Foos (largely to irritate a coworker who loves the Foos but doesn't have a turntable), the Daft Tron 10", the gold Bad Brains 7", Steve Earle 7", VU 7", Roxy Music 7", and the two Grinderman 12"ers.

Wanted the Kate Bush (but it had sold out before I got there, at the one store that seemed to get 'em), and the Joan Jett (which I missed by like 2 minutes). Only other thing I missed, I think, was the Big Star. Oh well.

Sean Carruthers, Saturday, 16 April 2011 21:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

At last count, there are 15 Big Star auctions on ebay right now (with more to come, certainly).

Assholes.

That's why they call me (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 16 April 2011 21:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

shitloads of Nirvana ones too

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Saturday, 16 April 2011 21:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

if these things weren't so limited then the flippers wouldnt make any money.

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Saturday, 16 April 2011 21:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

^^^

Saw those, fuckers.

'what are you, the Hymen Protection League of America?' (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Saturday, 16 April 2011 21:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

I really want a Hormoaning but im not paying ebay prices. Fuck the labels for making everything so limited. Record shops are there for more than 1 day a year. What about the rest of us who do go to record shops when we can?

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Saturday, 16 April 2011 21:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

What about the rest of us who do go to record shops when we can?

Your status as a regular customer is devalued in favor of gimmicky nostalgia.

That's why they call me (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 16 April 2011 22:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

I really only buy used shit at brick and mortars anymore because new releases are simply more affordable online, and I don't feel the least bit bad about that.

That's why they call me (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 16 April 2011 22:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

If there was a shop in my town I'd gladly buy there unfortunately both shops are looong gone, but a lot of stuff I'm into I need to buy direct from labels/bands. But as Krakow knows, i try to get into town when I can. I would rather support local shops. And everyone of the shops I go to agrees that things shouldn't be so limited. But no-one listens.

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Saturday, 16 April 2011 22:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

Anyone (scott?) know what the average margin of profit is for store owners on used stock vs. new stock? I'd bet used sales put more money in the bank year-round.

That's why they call me (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 16 April 2011 22:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

got the numero comp "burned at boddies" plus a numero compliation CD called "an alternate history of popular music". can't find any info anywhere on the second ... no idea if this is something limited or if it is a preview of something coming out later this year ... the only reference i found to it is here.

moonship journey to baja, Saturday, 16 April 2011 22:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

There is a lot more money to be made from used than new stock, yes.

krakow, Saturday, 16 April 2011 22:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

that explains why Missing Records still exists then and why this store chain is expanding Anyone heard of this new second hand record/cd chain of stores in England called That's Entertainment?

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Saturday, 16 April 2011 22:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

many x-posts - limiting copies on physical music purchases is a bad idea; punishes the regular customers who may not show up first thing in the morning. What record labels should do is print more but limit it as a one-day sale or something. They can just mark it up enough to make up for the cost of having a few leftovers. Just a thought.

musicfanatic, Sunday, 17 April 2011 02:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

i think it's a fun idea? i guess? hyping one day and making it an event. when was the last time ANY record store was an event destination? so, it works anyway. as far as "regular customers" go, they should get their fat asses out of bed or stay home. they can go a day late and get all the crap that nobody wanted.

scott seward, Sunday, 17 April 2011 02:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

i mean, it's a game of sorts. see what you can score. this is sometimes the fun of actual record shopping. if you don't like that sort of thing, shop on amazon.

scott seward, Sunday, 17 April 2011 02:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

Ok, but limiting it as they do, it seems that a lot of music stores aren't even making these things availbable to customers anyway; they're just selling it on ebay the day before RSD (according to your post upthread at least - I avoided Music Millenium today after reading from you that they were hawking shit on Ebay a day before it was available to the public, etc.

musicfanatic, Sunday, 17 April 2011 03:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

So if I'm wrong, I stand corrected.

musicfanatic, Sunday, 17 April 2011 03:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i mean, i think everyone sees it as a way to make money. customers and store owners and everyone. welcome to america. it's not some perfect system. its a way to hype stores! and if people get greedy, well, welcome to america. wait, i already said that...

scott seward, Sunday, 17 April 2011 03:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

i'll probably get stuff for the store next year. but just new reissues. no new foof fighter oasis crap. fuck that shit.

scott seward, Sunday, 17 April 2011 03:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

Two Wild Flag singles up on ebay in auctions. The one I posted upthread was a "buy it now" that somebody "bought it then".

Handjobs for a sport (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 17 April 2011 03:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

Heard that some folks are in the habit of buying and selling desirable discs they're not interested in to subsidize their purchase of tons of stuff they are interested in. Don't know what I think about that. I also heard that My Morning Jacket kindly requested that fans buy just one of the three special pressings or whatever, should fans come across all three for sale. Though of course my fave shop told me one dude inevitably came in and eagerly bought all three.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 17 April 2011 03:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

see that kinda thing is just some sorta pie in the sky crazy. you are in a STORE!!! that SELLS STUFF. just buy one to be nice? seems crazy. maybe on dischord records day. i know some stores limit what some people can buy and that's up to them. but come on its for sale and has a price tag on it!

scott seward, Sunday, 17 April 2011 04:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i mean, i think everyone sees it as a way to make money. customers and store owners and everyone. welcome to america. it's not some perfect system. its a way to hype stores! and if people get greedy, well, welcome to america. wait, i already said that...

― scott seward, Saturday, April 16, 2011 8:34 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

I agree with what your saying. I always thought one purpose of Record Store Days would be to reward people who still gave a shit about buying phsyical releases a way to buy somewhat limited releases that day; I just feel that the current selection is too limited on that day, but again, I'm not a collector.

musicfanatic, Sunday, 17 April 2011 04:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

remember, this is Record Store Day, not Record Buyer Day

last updated 2 minutes ago by 1 minute ago (van smack), Sunday, 17 April 2011 05:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

It might hurt the cause if it is too limited, yes, but van smack is right. the whole point is to boost activity and excitement in your record store. It is a great way to get casual shoppers into the store, then use the occasion to do some heavy shopping for non RSD items as well.

Wacky Way Lounge (Evan), Sunday, 17 April 2011 05:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

I've been following this thread with interest, so I went down to Toronto's Sonic Boom (the Scott Pilgrim store) at about 7:00 tonight. I realized within 30 seconds that this is not really my thing. My whole life from 1975 up till 1995 was searching for great record deals; SB had their usual expensive stuff, and maybe some of it was special and limited-release, but I've just never been one to pay a lot for albums. I'm about halfway between this thread and xhuxk's dollar-vinyl thread; "I found this really great album from 1978 in mint condition, and it was only $6!" is about where I sit. (Best thing about the trip was that they were playing "That's When I Reach for My Revolver" over the sound system.)

clemenza, Sunday, 17 April 2011 05:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

Just wandered upthread, and I see that xhuxk himself said more less the same thing two years ago.

clemenza, Sunday, 17 April 2011 05:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

Since clemenza brings it up, here's what I wrote two years ago (with a couple typos corrected), which I still agree with:

I buy loads of records in thrift stores and garage sales, so maybe I am part of the problem. Usually they are way cheaper and more interesting in those places. But I'm still not partaking in this event today. Maybe that makes me lame. Independent stores deserve to survive, and I hope setting aside a special day for them pulls lots of young kids into the habit -- especially kids pointlessly addicted to getting music the day it comes out, a habit that has never made any sense to me. But braving the crowds seems silly. And I've never been somebody to buy records just because they're rare -- especially when they're created for the sole purpose of their rarity. Seems artificial to me somehow, and none of the records above strike me as all that enticing. (I thought something similar when baseball card companies got self-conscious about their collectability, and it bugged me then, too. Not that it's especially anything new with record labels -- see also: SubPop Singles Club or whatever.) Anyway, more power to the stores -- whatever pulls in customers. I hope they all make tons of money. A friend of mine who runs a store in Philly said Record Store Day last year was his best day in years, and I hope this year he does even better.

― xhuxk, Saturday, 18 April 2009

xhuxk, Sunday, 17 April 2011 12:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

Should it be mentioned that none of these collectibles are priced so that the stores actually make much money off of them?

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 17 April 2011 12:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

xhuxk's where I'm at, in essence, and I might have already said it. Were it not for the fact I was helping friends move all day yesterday I would have likely swung down to a nearby store I know run by a good guy who's been doing this for twenty years in two locations and picked up something, but it would have been just something random in the used section, where I normally look anyway.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 17 April 2011 13:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

Actually (having come to my senses during a morning bike ride just now), I should amend one thing I said in that post -- I don't really think garage sales and thrift stores (or library-overrun stores or guys' houses who put signs up on the street or twice-a-year record conventions) necessarily usually have more interesting selections or even cheaper prices than record stores -- That was just stupid; I obviously go to record stores all the time, way too much probably, to sift through 50-cent bins, dollar bins, even two-dollar bins if I'm feeling especially reckless. It is one of my favorite things to do in the world. I just don't relate at all, though, to the mindset that says have you have to pay ridiculous sucker-bait Record Store Day kinds of prices to find interesting music. That makes no sense to me. And I also don't relate at all to the collector's mentality where you buy records just to resell them, rather than listen to them -- In fact, I barely ever get around to re-selling records at all, even though I've probably got some really collectible stuff on my shelves. That's my problem. But Record Store Day still strikes me as the one day of the year I'd rather not be in record stores, just like New Year's Eve is the last night of the year I'd want to go out drinking. But like I said, I still hope my friends who run stores (hi Scott!) made lots of money yesterday, and maybe reeled in a couple new regular customers who won't wait another 365 days before they visit again.

xhuxk, Sunday, 17 April 2011 14:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

I bought a CD yesterday - I was in Target on other errands and grabbed the new Radiohead because I happened to see it out of the corner of my eye and it was $10. But I don't own a turntable, so buying limited edition vinyl rarities (most of which are by bands I hate anyway) is out of the question.

that's not funny. (unperson), Sunday, 17 April 2011 14:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

xp That said, I did hit Breakaway Records for a few minutes yesterday (since I was at the coffee shop next door anyway) and picked up a 1988 LP by Da Krash for a dollar. The store was way busier than usual, but not insanely. It was kind of cool that I wasn't the only shopper there, for a change. But I really had no interest in checking out what was going on at Waterloo or Antone's, which are way less out-of-the-way, location-wise.

xhuxk, Sunday, 17 April 2011 14:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

i had a decent day yesterday. even without selling the record store day stuff. and we had a fun show last night. dancing around drunk with the members of the flaming dragons of middle earth to prince's purple rain album was probably the highlight of my day. and it didn't have anything to so with selling records.

i agree totally with chuck's two years ago post.

scott seward, Sunday, 17 April 2011 14:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

i sold country records and movie soundtracks and rock and jazz and funk and classical records yesterday. even a conlon nancarrow album of avant garde piano rolls! so i was happy. i was foo fighters-free.

scott seward, Sunday, 17 April 2011 14:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

sold the cruising soundtrack. and the warriors soundtrack. CAN YOU DIG IT!!!!???? (met a guy who works at stop & shop and he said "hey, your boy is named cyrus? so is my son! we named him after cyrus in the warriors." thought that was so cool.)

scott seward, Sunday, 17 April 2011 14:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

that rules!

pan loco y salsa loca (get bent), Sunday, 17 April 2011 16:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

picked up a nice used copy of Tangerine Dream's Ricochet. Also played a show at Village Green Records, great little record shop/house venue in Muncie, Indiana.

dronestreet, Sunday, 17 April 2011 17:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

I wanted to buy the Thrill Jockey records (black twig pickers/glenn jones split, the Phil Manley/Guitarist from Earthless "Norcal Values" thing, and the Liturgy/Oval split), but I couldn't find any of them anywhere :(

She Got the Shakes, Sunday, 17 April 2011 23:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

we at least have the glenn jones/black twigs and "norcal values" still available, maybe the liturgy record as well. if you still want 'em you can e-mail me and I can figure somethin out dr dot carl dot sagan at gmail dotcom

one dis leads to another (ian), Sunday, 17 April 2011 23:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

p sure they had liturgy at fingerprints: http://www.fingerprintsmusic.com/

pan loco y salsa loca (get bent), Monday, 18 April 2011 03:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

my overall RSD haul (i went to a few different stores over the weekend): sonic youth live thing, vanguard psych thing, mute compilation. thing i wanted that nobody had: the oxbow king of the jews reissue: http://tinyurl.com/3o28p7d

pan loco y salsa loca (get bent), Monday, 18 April 2011 03:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

Oxbow record was delayed apparently. I'd have a phone round this week and get a shop to put it by for you when it does come through.

krakow, Monday, 18 April 2011 07:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

it'll be available through the website in a few days.

pan loco y salsa loca (get bent), Monday, 18 April 2011 07:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

jbr, how do you feel abt the vanguard psych comp? i didn't pick it up, rather let a customer buy it, but I loooooooove the Serpent Power; that whole record is awesomeness.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 18 April 2011 15:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

funny thing is about this is that i was fairly pumped for the weeks preceding to nab that kate bush set, and then realized there was, like, nothing redemeeing about it. aside from resell value.

kelpolaris, Monday, 18 April 2011 16:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

so you can infer that i didn't even bother waking up til noon saturday

kelpolaris, Monday, 18 April 2011 16:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

What's all this about an unreleased Elevators single, though?

Trip Maker, Monday, 18 April 2011 16:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

Can anybody speak to the relative profit margin of LPs versus CDs? I've noticed a lot of records now sell for $20, $25 and even up to $45—granted for deluxe, multiple-LP editions, but still. I'm wondering how much the extra mark-up on LPs is offsetting the general decline in music sales.

Evan R, Monday, 18 April 2011 17:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

What's all this about an unreleased Elevators single, though?

It's "Wait For My Love", the aborted Stacy Sutherland single from early '68. I forget what the flip is, but basically Charly released the "single that never was".

Handjobs for a sport (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 18 April 2011 17:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

Ok, thanks.

Trip Maker, Monday, 18 April 2011 17:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

The flip is "May The Circle..." and both sides say "remastered by Sonic Boom" though I can't really hear any difference.

city worker, Monday, 18 April 2011 18:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

jbr, how do you feel abt the vanguard psych comp? i didn't pick it up, rather let a customer buy it, but I loooooooove the Serpent Power; that whole record is awesomeness.

haven't listened yet! i'll report back when i do.

pan loco y salsa loca (get bent), Monday, 18 April 2011 18:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

xpost My understanding is that the profit margin for the stores themselves is still pretty shitty, all said and done.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 18 April 2011 18:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

I suppose that makes sense, given that stores sell vinyl for roughly the same price as labels or artists direct do.

Evan R, Monday, 18 April 2011 18:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

There is no innate difference in profit margin for stores between vinyl and CD. We do find that there is more leeway in terms of what customers will pay for a nicely done piece of vinyl compared to CDs, but any difference in mark-up that we choose to try and make is only very slight.

krakow, Monday, 18 April 2011 19:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

stores around here will sell new vinyl for about $19.99 a pop. new CDs run between $9.99 and $13.99, depending on the store.

pan loco y salsa loca (get bent), Monday, 18 April 2011 19:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

So do you think bands and labels are turning more of a profit on vinyl (especially lavishly packaged vinyl), or is it a wash for them, too?

Evan R, Monday, 18 April 2011 20:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

There is a lot of new & reissue vinyl available in the $10-15 range; though some folks opt for excessive and lavish packaging, it's not something that's ever going to become the industry standard. there are many people who just won't pay $25 for a single LP just because it's in a heavy-stock jacket.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 18 April 2011 21:57 (3 years ago) Permalink


neil young on record store day

tylerw, Monday, 18 April 2011 22:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

ha shit he's holding one of the all time used record bin records

the zing cheese incident (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 18 April 2011 22:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

Haha, yeah, he's probably like, "man, if I finally open this up and acknowledge its existence it'll stop popping up all the time".

Great pic btw.

'what are you, the Hymen Protection League of America?' (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 18 April 2011 22:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

it's not something that's ever going to become the industry standard. there are many people who just won't pay $25 for a single LP just because it's in a heavy-stock jacket.

― one dis leads to another (ian), lunes 18 de abril de 2011 14:57 (12 minutes ago)

to which I say THANK GOD, been thinking abt starting an ILV thread to ridicule stupidly priced new releases & reissues. latest FE update has some in the $30-35 range w/no extra packaging whatsoever.

I also love the NY pic, thanx tyler

sleeve, Monday, 18 April 2011 22:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

ha, yeah, it'll be a weird day when i have a lot more money that i even consider buying a record for $20. when i was a kid in the 90s i got into buying vinyl because it was cheaper than CDs.

tylerw, Monday, 18 April 2011 22:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I bought the new Weedeater for $17 while I was out for RSD, but kind of disappointed in the packaging. I mean, its Southern Lord, so its not awful, but there wasn't a whole lot to it. Wish they'd included a digital download cose tho.

'what are you, the Hymen Protection League of America?' (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 18 April 2011 22:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

i got into buying vinyl because it was cheaper than CDs.

Totally... I could get two new release full lengths on vinyl at Aron's for the price of one CD!

Walter Galt, Monday, 18 April 2011 22:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

lots of local label stuff i buy still does nice quality pressings and covers on vinyl albums and manages to sell it for 10-12 bucks. AND they are only pressing like 500-1000.

the zing cheese incident (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 18 April 2011 22:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

how much the extra mark-up on LPs is offsetting the general decline in music sales.

Since vinyl constitutes only an infinitesimal fraction of total music sales (albeit a somewhat bigger infinitesimal fraction than a few years ago), even if the mark-up was significant, there's no way it could offset music retail's overall decline. It's just too small a drop in the bucket. (Though for select individual, independent stores where vinyl actually sells, it might make a difference.)

xhuxk, Monday, 18 April 2011 22:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

like it's ridiculous to see ppl paying huge bucks for weirdo garage reissues and then say this brand new amazing Michael Yonkers/Blind Shake record is readily available for $10 on 180g with MP3 download

http://learningcurverecords.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/cold-town-soft-zodic-lp-cd

the zing cheese incident (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 18 April 2011 22:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

i don't actually know what it costs to press 500 or more records and have full cover art, etc. its more than a cd costs to make obviously. it was nice in the 90's to get a new full-length on vinyl for ten bucks and know that the cd was gonna cost you 15 or more. felt like a bargain. hardly anyone was buying new vinyl in the 90's. which was great in the 2000's cuz lotsa 90's vinyl could be sold for a ton cuz nobody bought it back then and the pressings weren't very big.

scott seward, Monday, 18 April 2011 22:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

if my crystal ball had been working i would have bought WAY more pearl jam and guided by voices records in the 90's and stashed them for later.

scott seward, Monday, 18 April 2011 22:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

would have bought all those 2 dollar copies of the dead man soundtrack that 3rd street jazz in philly couldn't give away. (and don't even get me started on the zillion copies of paul's boutique on vinyl that strawberrys in philly had in their dollar bin forever.)

scott seward, Monday, 18 April 2011 22:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

huh, didn't know that about 90s vinyl. are you saying my butterglory LPs are worth crazy ebay buxx?

tylerw, Monday, 18 April 2011 22:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

haha maybe not butterglory but yeah big name stuff from the 90s is worth tons...I think 1994 was the lowest production year for vinyl, so like the labels did say, Siamese Dream, in low quantities on vinyl to keep billy feeling cool and shit but yeah i saw that for 90+ at my local shop.

i think about all the prog records and folk records i could have bought in the 90s and weep myself to sleep.

the zing cheese incident (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 18 April 2011 22:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

did anybody get the New Order 7"? i've got lots of stuff to trade if you're interested.

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 00:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

I was at a Fry's today and they had Plant & Krauss-Raising Sand on vinyl (a double) for $14.99. Which I thought was surprising, given most major title vinyl I see is around $30.00. Fry's does mark stuff down, but I guess the price is also low because it doesn't come with an MP3 code or cd, which I think inspires a heavy markup.

Handjobs for a sport (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 19 April 2011 04:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

Also, one of the important things about some 90s vinyl is that as the format wound down as a consumer format, pressing quality started to dip. I remember my big sister picking up Stevie Ray Vaughan's The Sky Is Crying on vinyl the day of release in '91*. She took it home and put it on only to discover several skips on both sides. She takes it back, gets another one, same problem. She goes back and the store people tell most of the copies they got were similarly screwed up. She gets it on tape and on x-mas 93 we become a CD family. That can't be the only story like this.

*I wanna say this was the last SRV lp released on vinyl stateside for some time.

Handjobs for a sport (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 19 April 2011 04:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

Since vinyl constitutes only an infinitesimal fraction of total music sales (albeit a somewhat bigger infinitesimal fraction than a few years ago), even if the mark-up was significant, there's no way it could offset music retail's overall decline. It's just too small a drop in the bucket. (Though for select individual, independent stores where vinyl actually sells, it might make a difference.)

― xhuxk, Monday, April 18, 2011 6:36 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

I know Insound.com may be a different category but they are doing pretty damn well in the vinyl selling department! They've put themselves in a nice position though. Plus worldwide sales.

Wacky Way Lounge (Evan), Tuesday, 19 April 2011 05:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

xp while i'm sure that the lower quality control on 90s LPs comes from cutting corners to save $$ on a dying format, my conspiracy theory is that major labels purposely made shitty sounding vinyl so CDs sounded better in comparison.

I was buying new vinyl up until 1989 or so when I heard Skylarking on CD for the first time, the difference to the thin-sounding single LP (should have been a double) was like Dorothy opening her door after landing in Oz into a world of technicolor, my then-favorite album was suddenly SO MUCH BETTER.

herbal bert (herb albert), Tuesday, 19 April 2011 13:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

For anyone who got the Big Star record: does it even sound that much better than other vinyl reissues of Third? I have the Castle pressing from 1987 and it sounds really great, much better than the reissues of the first two Big Star records that I have at home.

Hatch, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 14:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

useless response as i have no control group but: it sounds pretty good! all i ever knew was the ryko CD, and femme fatale and the quieter stuff all sounds comparatively lush & textural.

sensual bathtub (group: 698) (schlump), Tuesday, 19 April 2011 14:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

3menwithbeards reissue of third sounds AMAZING. such a good job. makes the ryko cd reissue sound like poop. if you love that album you need that one. cuz its like hearing a brand new album.

scott seward, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 14:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

i believe there's going to be a more widespread reish of 3rd (incl. CDs) sometime in the next year...

tylerw, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 15:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

The record store I've been referencing, outside Chicago, said the new Pearl Jam vinyl releases have been slow to sell, oddly. They also couldn't find any mention of a New Order single on their various order sheets.

Did anyone get the Beach Boys 78? I also heard about a "Rumors" double 45rpm LP, but that may have been last year.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 15:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

josh, the fleetwood mac 2LP 45rpm thing is out now, but it wasn't a record store thing, it's just released normally i think. you can order it here if you want to spend $70 on rumors haha

http://www.musicdirect.com/product/90352

the zing cheese incident (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 19 April 2011 15:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

anybody still looking for the red krayola single? i snagged one this morning while i was killing time at a record store.

pan loco y salsa loca (get bent), Tuesday, 19 April 2011 20:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

The New Order single was UK only, 800 copies (all of which are on ebay right now).

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 20:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

We have Rumors but I forget the price...

Wacky Way Lounge (Evan), Tuesday, 19 April 2011 21:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

the old half speed master of rumours sounds great and you can probably find one for ten bucks somewhere. maybe.

scott seward, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 21:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

Wow, I didn't realize Charly/IA did a Red Krayola single too:

http://antonesrecordshop.com/content/product.php?productsku=IA14345

Handjobs for a sport (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 20 April 2011 04:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

anybody still looking for the red krayola single? i snagged one this morning while i was killing time at a record store.

pan loco y salsa loca (get bent), Wednesday, 20 April 2011 05:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

Here's a little photo story about Record Store Day in Glasgow, featuring the shop I work in amongst others... http://radar.scotsman.com/viewpost.aspx?id=417

krakow, Wednesday, 20 April 2011 07:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

pity the guy who did that story didn't get up to Volcanic Tongue

ban this sick stunt (anagram), Wednesday, 20 April 2011 07:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

*it's a pity, I mean

ban this sick stunt (anagram), Wednesday, 20 April 2011 07:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

Agreed, I would have been very interested to see their RSD too.

krakow, Wednesday, 20 April 2011 07:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

It was highly recommended

Wandering Boy Poet, Wednesday, 20 April 2011 12:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

If anybody wants another chance on some RSD items we've got some left at Tunes in Hoboken. Unless someone picked them up in the past five hours, we've got the live Television record, the psychedelic comp, the Mastodon record, the Flaming Lips box, etc. If you're in the area, call ahead and see what is left tomorrow morning at 11:00.

Wacky Way Lounge (Evan), Thursday, 21 April 2011 03:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

Three out of five autographed Big Star test pressings discovered thus far: one in Louisville, one in Seattle and one in Sydney. Two to go!

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 21 April 2011 21:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...

We will be taking part in the Black Friday event this year, which is happening on Friday 25th November. Here's the UK release list... http://www.recordstoreday.co.uk/exclusive-product.aspx and the US list... http://www.recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases

Any chance of making this thread "International"? Thanks.

only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Tuesday, 1 November 2011 20:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

I was really thinking of doing the ebay thing this year, and I loaded this thread up to research what was selling big in previous years. Eh...looks like you guys really don't like ebayers!

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 4 March 2012 23:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

if it's happening w/ actual exclusive releases and music that can't be legally acquired otherwise, yeah I think it's nagl snarfling them up and instantly flipping them on eBay for twice the price

if it's pointless vinyl repressings of famous albums that only aspie completists really need to own, I p much don't give a shit

that's how I break it down to an extent

Sylv_ebanks (DJ Mencap), Sunday, 4 March 2012 23:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I got a rsd exclusive lp version of an os mutantes luaka bop album off ebay. (was usa only)

At least a third of (not a third off) the original price.

so...

Mark G, Monday, 5 March 2012 06:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think that to buy these releases with the explicit aim of selling them on ebay for your own profit is really bad Adam.

Whatever one thinks of the releases themselves, Record Store Day is aimed at the good cause of trying to keep smaller independent stores alive and to encourage people to visit and rediscover the ones that are still around. For us it is an incredibly important point in the year and to have it compromised like that can only be a bad thing.

brain (krakow), Monday, 5 March 2012 08:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah big name stuff from the 90s is worth tons...I think 1994 was the lowest production year for vinyl, so like the labels did say, Siamese Dream, in low quantities on vinyl to keep billy feeling cool and shit but yeah i saw that for 90+ at my local shop.

Ha, i just saw one of those Pumpkins lps for $40 @ Half-Price Books.

Mike Love Costume Jewelry on Etsy (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 5 March 2012 08:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

There is only one way of halting the "ebay flipping".

And that is to make as many as demand requires.

But, of course, there are too many people that like to get 'very limited' editions, particularly those that are in positions of being able to pick them up ahead of shop openings.

(coming soon: The limited pressing of an authentic facsimile A&M "God save the queen" limited to 100 copies, 50 of which will get actually sold in a shop, etc)

Mark G, Monday, 5 March 2012 09:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I really wish this day would just focus more on the idea of celebrating the recod store, instead of turning it into collector scum fighting with each other to grab eBay fodder. Like I really enjoy the vibe of the day, especially stores that have fun with it - serving pizza, guest djs, more of a party vibe. But I'm so over the part where its just people scrambling to get stuff they can flip on eBay.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 5 March 2012 14:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

thing is if they did that and scaled back the collectable shit most stores wd take a fraction of what they do on the day under the current 'model'

I'm sure it's galling to know that ppl aren't coming in your store to buy stuff because they want to listen to it, but afaik stores aren't obliged to order all the super desirable stuff if they find it unseemly

Sylv_ebanks (DJ Mencap), Monday, 5 March 2012 15:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

I understand why these exclusive things work to get people in the door, but I also kind of feel like a lot of people that come in for that stuff would only come in on that particular day anyway. Its just weird, I like the idea of celebrating record stores like this, I just hate how its evolved.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 5 March 2012 15:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd love to celebrate RSD. But my nearest 'authorised' shop is 2 hours away, and I don't get to travel specifically to outlying shops anymore. And I am by no means miles away from actual cities either.

So, if there's something I 'really' want, e-bay is my only option.

I don't buy 'silly priced' stuff, but.

Mark G, Monday, 5 March 2012 15:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think that to buy these releases with the explicit aim of selling them on ebay for your own profit is really bad Adam.

Record Store Day is aimed at the good cause of trying to keep smaller independent stores alive and to encourage people to visit and rediscover the ones that are still around

Yeah but I don't see how this is hurting the record store. Someone who otherwise wouldn't bother going in that day may be spending a good chunk of change on records. What I do with something once I've bought it is my own business.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 5 March 2012 15:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

No, you aren't hurting the store, but you are hurting other fans who would like a fair shot at buying something they really want without paying jacked-up eBay prices. I mean, sure, you can do it, but its kind of a dick move.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 5 March 2012 16:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Whatever one thinks of the releases themselves, Record Store Day is aimed at the good cause of trying to keep smaller independent stores alive and to encourage people to visit and rediscover the ones that are still around. For us it is an incredibly important point in the year and to have it compromised like that can only be a bad thing.

― brain (krakow), Monday, March 5, 2012 3:16 AM (7 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I totally agree with the above. I love RSD and our store always treats it as a holiday. Anyone intentionally buying up RSD exclusive records for the purpose of reselling on Ebay instead of letting an independent record store customer have it to own it is being shitty.

Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Monday, 5 March 2012 16:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean, you are correct that what you do once you make the purchase is up to you. Just know that independent record stores think you are being crappy.

Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Monday, 5 March 2012 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

and actual music fans think you're scum

fuck deathcore and metalcore (Algerian Goalkeeper), Monday, 5 March 2012 16:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

and so you are basically a jerk.

Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Monday, 5 March 2012 17:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

me or adam?

fuck deathcore and metalcore (Algerian Goalkeeper), Monday, 5 March 2012 17:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbrr tho

for headline-grabbing-but-dumb things like the Blur single from a couple of years ago, every aspect of its creation, marketing and distribution was engineered with the understanding that it was gonna be sold for greatly inflated prices to collectors

bearing that in mind I'm not sure that's a demonstrably worse outcome than three Blur superfans in every town getting a copy and never parting with it because they were such superfans

Sylv_ebanks (DJ Mencap), Monday, 5 March 2012 17:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

i meant people who are buying out RSD stock to specifically resell...

Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Monday, 5 March 2012 17:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

what do you guys think of free flexi-discs instead of exclusive vinyl? basically remove the collector element from it.

Philip Nunez, Monday, 5 March 2012 17:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

bearing that in mind I'm not sure that's a demonstrably worse outcome than three Blur superfans in every town getting a copy and never parting with it because they were such superfans

How about just pressing enough copies to meet demand? Not every fucking thing needs to be a super-duper collector's item due to forced scarcity.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 5 March 2012 17:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sorry for doing this, but I just realised there are two ongoing threads for this, so I'm going to cross-post what I posted on the other one:

I'm not really into RSD as a concept, but I will heartily endorse the Kogumaza/Hookworms split 7" that is coming out for it.

― emil.y, Monday, March 5, 2012 5:13 PM (9 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

emil.y, Monday, 5 March 2012 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

well to use Blur as an example again, 1000 copies of their single got pressed iirc - 'enough copies to meet demand' would be many, many times that in the UK, even considering no-one buys physical singles anymore

this would lose a big part of the hook for the story and it wouldn't get as much media coverage

Sylv_ebanks (DJ Mencap), Monday, 5 March 2012 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

But don't you think first new Blur single in X number of years is a big enough hook in and of itself?

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 5 March 2012 17:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

maybe, but if you didn't have to break a sweat to get one ppl wouldn't turn up on the day and it would put a spanner in that element

it's a tightrope, 's what I'm sayin'

Sylv_ebanks (DJ Mencap), Monday, 5 March 2012 17:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

what if they made it free?

Philip Nunez, Monday, 5 March 2012 17:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

record stores should just make the prices higher on the rsd stuff. or is there a limit to what they can sell them for.

scott seward, Monday, 5 March 2012 17:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

You should have to show a receipt for a record you bought in the shop earlier in the year, and then they give you the RSD specials for free. Ha!

emil.y, Monday, 5 March 2012 17:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

one of these days i'll remember to buy some of this stuff. i always forget. the sad thing is maria put our info on their website and now people call me every year - or twice a year now apparently? - and i have to give them the bad news. but other people around have this crap so i point them in the right direction.

scott seward, Monday, 5 March 2012 17:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

plus, you can put a limit on how much of it people buy, right? i don't know, seems like if people get mad at people who buy too much of it for reselling there must be something they can do. i don't begrudge people who do it. land of opportunity and all that.

scott seward, Monday, 5 March 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

i started pricing my beatles/floyd/zep up a while back. it did start bugging me when one dude would wipe out my beatles section and i knew they were just going online with them. my prices were cheap. now i raise them just enough so that kids who want beatles records don't get scared away but the resellers think twice about buying. i mean i have a whole store filled with cheap stuff they could make money on. i'd much rather have ten normal people buy beatles records - and come back and buy more and bring their friends - then one dude flipping shit. its just a smarter way to make money.

scott seward, Monday, 5 March 2012 18:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

record stores should just make the prices higher on the rsd stuff. or is there a limit to what they can sell them for.

― scott seward, Monday, March 5, 2012 5:46 PM (16 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

dunno but most of it tends to be higher than average anyway I think

not a RSD thing but close enough - Tom Jones has a single out today on Jack White's label and they did 100 colour 7"s just to sell in my local shop, I guess cos it's the nearest one left to where he grew up - they sold them at £15 a throw and they went in 30 minutes

Sylv_ebanks (DJ Mencap), Monday, 5 March 2012 18:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

i've always wondered about this, what the barrier was for retailers to sell things online and cut out the flipper. is it a contract thing?

Philip Nunez, Monday, 5 March 2012 18:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

just our word, really.

i am sure there are store's that do but it just defeats the whole purpose to us. the purpose of the day is to get cool shit in the hands of our customers and we work really hard at making it a special day and getting really especially great stock for that day. we think of it as a customer appreciation day.

Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Monday, 5 March 2012 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

A friend who owns a record store thinks there should be some way of giving preferential treatment to regulars ahead of the ebay vultures. I know the point is to bring in new customers but he says that every year a bunch of people swoop on the limited vinyl on RSD and are never seen again.

Suede - the fabric, not the band (DL), Monday, 5 March 2012 18:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

i didn't just mean the record day stuff but for general backstock as well.
also, are you also not allowed to reserve copies for regulars?

Philip Nunez, Monday, 5 March 2012 18:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

it wouldn't really truly BE a record store day without collector scum though, right? though i like the idea of creating a myth that record collecting is a sunny happy place where everyone works together hand in hand. with free food! i'm all for it.

scott seward, Monday, 5 March 2012 18:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well, you can't really reserve a copy of anything because you have no idea what you are getting out of your order.
It is like a lottery system so no store gets better stock than another.

Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Monday, 5 March 2012 18:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't want record stores to die, I love them but RSD has evolved into something ridiculous. I remember the first year, was pretty relaxed (I lived in the bay area at the time), went to a few shops they had some good specials and exclusives and free pizza or whatever. Nice vibe. The next year I moved to NY and things took off a little bit more, remember waiting in line and people snapping stuff up and the vibe was pure collector scum. Other Music was an hour wait by midday and Generation records in the Village just had you in a massive queue that snaked around the store then you got to the counter and picked your exclusives off of a pre-printed list where they crossed out out-of-stock items. It's basically turned into a collector scum distribution system and the most disheartening part is that many of the most coveted exclusives seem to be more and more major label stuff. Last year there were ~500 official exclusives, gimme a break. Would love for a store owner/clerk to be candid about how this affects their business positively.

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Monday, 5 March 2012 18:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

it really does affect businesses positively. people end up selling a ton of other stuff. for a lot of people its the best day of the year by far.

scott seward, Monday, 5 March 2012 19:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Squackett (Chris Squire of Yes and Steve Hackett of Genesis) Sea of Smiles (single edit) b/w Perfect Love Song 7" (Numbered, 2000 copies)
• Andrew Bird The Crown Salesman (Alpha Consumer cover) b/w So Much Wine (Handsome Family cover) 7”
• Bonnie 'Prince' Billy 7" Hummingbird (Leon Russell cover) b/w Tribulations (Estil Ball cover) and Becuase of Your Eyes (Exclusive solo version of this Merle Haggard song)
• Tangerine Dream Ultima Thule 7” (1000 copies, each numbered)
• Flogging Molly Drunken Lullabies (new mix) b/w A Prayer for Me in Silence (Acoustic) RED VINYL 7"

scott seward, Monday, 5 March 2012 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

majorly rare squackett tracks, dude.

scott seward, Monday, 5 March 2012 19:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Smugglers Way is Domino and Ribbon’s first ever limited edition zine featuring FIVE individual, multi-colored flexi discs of EXCLUSIVE, UNRELEASED songs from Dirty Projectors, Real Estate, Cass McCombs, John Maus, and Villagers. Smugglers Way will be sold exclusively at indie retail for Record Store Day, April 21st 2012.

The zine comprises 24 pages of original art and prose from Domino and Ribbon artists. Highlights include a short story penned by James Yorkston; a long form poem by Laura Marling; short form pieces by Alex Bleeker (Real Estate), Ade Blackburn (Clinic), and Tom Fleming (Wild Beasts); illustrations from Alison Mosshart (The Kills), Andrea Estella (Twin Sister), Conor O’Brien (Villagers) and Jon Hopkins; photography from Jana Hunter (Lower Dens), and an original arranged score of music by Owen Pallett. Bjorn Copeland of Black Dice designed the cover and Rob Carmichael at SEEN is responsible for the art direction and layout.

Flexi Disc Tracklist

Dirty Projectors – “You Against The Larger World”
Real Estate – “In My Car”
Cass McCombs – “Teachers”
John Maus – “No Title (Molly)
Villagers – “Shards”

scott seward, Monday, 5 March 2012 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

• Tangerine Dream Ultima Thule 7” (1000 copies, each numbered)

ahhh fuck i want that

fuck deathcore and metalcore (Algerian Goalkeeper), Monday, 5 March 2012 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. will be releasing a special Detroit-themed 12" for Record Store Day. The EP will feature "We Almost Lost Detroit," a Gil Scott-Heron cover that also appears on their full length debut It's A Corporate World, as well as two covers of songs by fellow Detroit artists Madonna and Sixto Rodriguez and three remixes by Detroit-based artists. The 12" is a limited pressing of 2k standard black vinyl units and will be available for $16.98 exclusively on Record Store Day on 4/21.

We Almost Lost Detroit EP (Record Store Day exclusive 12")

Side A

We Almost Lost Detroit (album version)
Like A Prayer (Madonna cover)
I Think Of You (Sixto Rodriguez cover)

Side B

We Almost Lost Detroit (Stepdad remix)
Morning Thought (Phantasmagoria remix)
Simple Girl (Chuck Daniels remix)

scott seward, Monday, 5 March 2012 19:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ok but I also think of it as, say, your casual customer who isn't gonna come in every weekend. They probably "build up" to RSD and spending a lot of money, then they won't come back for months and months. So, yes, it's gonna be your biggest day but what is it like 2 or 3 months down the road? Is that guy that only comes in a few times a year and just spent $300 in April gonna be coming back? I also think about the exclusive/limited releases that no one wants, just sitting in cut-out bins after six months.

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Monday, 5 March 2012 19:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Flaming Lips with Heady Fwends

A1 2012 (You Must Be Upgraded) with Ke$ha
A2 Ashes in the Air with Bon Iver
A3 Helping the Retarded to Find God with Edward Sharpe
A4 Children of the Moon with Tame Impala

B1 The Supermoon Made Me Want to Pee with Prefuse 73
B2 It's Not My Trip (Hippy Goes Out with Violent S&M Vampire Gal) with Jim James
B3 You, Man? Human? with Nick Cave

C1 I'm Working at NASA on Acid with Lightning Bolt
C2 Do It! with Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band
C3 Is David Bowie Dying? with Neon Indian

D1 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face with Erykah Badu
D2 Thunder Drops with New Fumes
D3 I Don't Want You to Die with Chris Martin

Limited to 10,000-20,000 copies, pressed on random mixed psychedelic vinyl.

scott seward, Monday, 5 March 2012 19:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

To commemorate Record Store Day, Disturbed will be releasing their definitive vinyl box set edition, The Collection on 4/21 (Record Store Day), but you can pre-order it now.

A five album, six disc offering of the band's complete studio album discography featuring:
The Sickness - 2000
Believe - 2002
Ten Thousand Fists - 2005
Indestructible - 2008
Asylum released in 2010.

Release Date: 4.21.2012

For this box set each album has been carefully mastered for The Collection and pressed on 140 gram vinyl for the very best in audio quality. Each album has been meticulously showcased in a stunning art presentation that is unique and exclusive to this release.

Price is $129.98

scott seward, Monday, 5 March 2012 19:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't think black friday is a good idea for retailers either but it's apparently worth it. financially anyway.

Philip Nunez, Monday, 5 March 2012 19:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

not totally sure what MFB is driving at here

obv it would be preferable if $300 RSD man spread his purchases out more evenly across the year but no-one can figure a way to get him to do that at this stage in the game, so this is what they've come up with in the meantime

Sylv_ebanks (DJ Mencap), Monday, 5 March 2012 19:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just thinking of theoretical $300 RSD man coming in 4 - 5 times a year instead of feeling he has "done his work" on RSD. Each visit is a time to browse the used new arrivals, get hipped to something he didn't know, etc. Like RSD provides the mental satisfaction of "I supported my local record store" when it's really just a one-off big purchase of, like, a Wilco boxset or w/e. I just don't think that RSD, in the form that I have experienced, really supports my idea of the value of a neighborhood record store.

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Monday, 5 March 2012 19:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

that Disturbed one is priceless in every sense

Sylv_ebanks (DJ Mencap), Monday, 5 March 2012 19:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Each turd has been carefully polished, varnished and encased in a deluxe presentation box which also includes a turd-shaped USB flash drive and limited, numbered art prints depicting the turd from various angles.

Suede - the fabric, not the band (DL), Monday, 5 March 2012 20:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

OOOOH WAH-AH-AH-AH

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Monday, 5 March 2012 21:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

I want the Mclusky Do Dallas vinyl. That's the only thing I need on RSD.

van smack, Monday, 5 March 2012 21:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well the Flaming Lips one I'm definitely keeping for myself.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 5 March 2012 22:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that Flaming Lips things looks awesome, but I refuse to even get my hopes up for it.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 5 March 2012 23:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

want those lips, plan to stand in line for hours and will buy all available copies within moments of the opening bell. will then sell them to all ilxors for fifty hundred dollars cheap rare OOP L@@K!

meticulously showcased in a stunning art presentation (contenderizer), Monday, 5 March 2012 23:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

is there the full list of stuff online yet?

the wild eyed boy from soundcloud (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 5 March 2012 23:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

not yet.

scott seward, Monday, 5 March 2012 23:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

scott have you seen anything on arthur russell vinyl? they've done one record each year so far

the wild eyed boy from soundcloud (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 5 March 2012 23:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

i find that most of the stuff i really want gets restocked by the more on-the-ball shops a few weeks down the line anyway.

meticulously showcased in a stunning art presentation (contenderizer), Monday, 5 March 2012 23:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

like all the previous arthur russell releases, for instance. got them all weeks if not months after they initially appeared.

meticulously showcased in a stunning art presentation (contenderizer), Monday, 5 March 2012 23:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

ah i like going out and i've always managed to get the russell ones at this bigger store even late in the day cuz all the yuppies are boner'd up about foo figthers and radiohead shit

the wild eyed boy from soundcloud (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 5 March 2012 23:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

haven't seen any arthur mentions yet. one of the few rsd things i ever bought i think! i think it was for rsd. i saw it months later in some store. it hadn't sold.

scott seward, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 00:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't buy tons of stuff but i bought world of echo and also television - live at the old waldorf last year and wow that television record smokes and was a great pressing

the wild eyed boy from soundcloud (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 00:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

so happy w my rsd copies of world of echo and calling out of context

meticulously showcased in a stunning fart presentation (contenderizer), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 00:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

yep i got both those and also love is overtaking me is kinda amazing too just imagining he had devoted himself to being an oddball indie folk singer songwriter

the wild eyed boy from soundcloud (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 00:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

been operating on the assumption that this year they would reissue the world of arthur russell on vinyl, hope i'm not disappointed

the wild eyed boy from soundcloud (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 00:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

i have an old vinyl copy of world. was that soul jazz that put that out? somebody like that.

scott seward, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 00:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

please don't tell me that the soul jazz version sells for like 400 dollars or something. i like my copy.

scott seward, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 00:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that was already done for Record Store Day a couple of years ago was it not?!

brain (krakow), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 08:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

mark e, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 09:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^ never going to find that now am i.
thankfully, i'll be happy enough with the cd edition.
but still, does look good.

oh, and i've heard that the DJ Food vs AA/FSOL 12" is going to be a RSD special.
2 versions - limited marble vinyl and standard black vinyl.

mark e, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 09:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

This year is all about Hydra Head's new Circle album for me!

brain (krakow), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 09:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

When was that Lee Perry one?

Actually, that reminds me.. (tiptoes away to revive other thread)

Mark G, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 09:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

the lee perry one is out this year ..

from the label :

Lee "Scratch" Perry, King Tubby, The Upsetters - Blackboard Jungle Dub, Deluxe 10" Boxset ! ONLY AVAILABLE in BRICK AND MORTAR record stores on #RSD12. Limited to a strict 2000 pieces world wide!

mark e, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 10:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

The list of exclusive releases varies from country to country, right? Cos the US website says the list isn't ready yet but here in Austria stores are already announcing things e.g. a Peter Brötzmann 7" which I need to get.

ban this sick stunt (anagram), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 10:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, it is different in different countries, though there is cross-over.

brain (krakow), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 11:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

I want that Flaming Lips thing, for whatever reason, and 10,000-20,000 copies seems like a lot. Am I delusional? Will those be snapped up super fast?

I can't bear the crowds at Rough Trade in the morning, and my tiny local shop only gets one copy of some things. Will they be long gone by the end of the day, or the next day? It's all too stressful. I can give myself a panic attack over something I really don't care that much about. Why does shit like this work on me?!

Walter Galt, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 15:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

At one point there was talk of a CD version compiling those Flaming Lips collabs, so maybe I'll just wait for that version.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 15:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

The next year I moved to NY and things took off a little bit more, remember waiting in line and people snapping stuff up and the vibe was pure collector scum. Other Music was an hour wait by midday and Generation records in the Village just had you in a massive queue that snaked around the store then you got to the counter and picked your exclusives off of a pre-printed list where they crossed out out-of-stock items

This sounds like the most unpleasant way to buy music I have ever heard of.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 15:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

It really is, that's exactly how I experience last year's RSD. Stood in line outside for a little over an hour, slowly snaking my way to the counter, then pointing to the two releases left on the list I wanted that hadn't already been crossed off. I've definitely decided I won't be taking part this year. I spend enough money at my locals throughout the year to not feel guilty in the least.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 15:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

"experienced"

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 15:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's how i used to buy 45s when i was a kid. off of a top 40 list at the counter. had to ask for the record by number.

scott seward, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 15:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

i didn't have to wait in line though.

scott seward, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 15:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

This sounds like the most unpleasant way to buy music I have ever heard of.

Precisely. As my friend summed up RSD: "Record Store Day seems like that quintessential American activity of celebrating something by totally destroying all the appeal of it."

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 17:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Would love for a store owner/clerk to be candid about how this affects their business positively.

― Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Monday, March 5, 2012 1:46 PM (Yesterday)

I have been pretty candid about how it effects us positively. We make more money in that one day than we do the whole month of Christmas. We have a blast. All of our customers who usually come in spread out over a month come in all at once and we have a big, fun party. How much more positive can it get?

Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 04:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i can't imagine any decent indie record shop having any kind of problem with RSD. they make money! guaranteed sales! fans come in and buy the dogshit out of things! only owner i've ever known to grouse about it was a horrible person who ran one of the most overpriced and unfriendly shops i've ever known. she was pissed cuz she overbought on the least genuinely collectible shit and didn't get rich.

meticulously showcased in a stunning fart presentation (contenderizer), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 04:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Like I said, I'm glad this exists if its going to help local shops stay in business, but I'll be skipping out.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 04:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

RSD doesn't have to just be about the exclusive releases. It's good to bring in casual buyers that will be likely to buy a lot of the general stock.

Evan, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 05:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

"I will now sell three copies of The 5 EPs by Disco Inferno."

meticulously showcased in a stunning fart presentation (contenderizer), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 05:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

RSD doesn't have to just be about the exclusive releases. It's good to bring in casual buyers that will be likely to buy a lot of the general stock.

― Evan

It is true. We sell so many dollar bin records that the whole thing needs to be replenished the next day. We sell a lot of every thing because there are droves of folks that love records in the store. Biggest sales of the year, so it does keep us in business.

Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 14:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

It sounds like you run it the right way. Another disappointing aspect of the event I went to last year was that the store actively discouraged browsing. It was structured entirely to get people in the the door and up to the counter to select from the pre-printed list. You could browse a little as you shuffled along the line, but if you stepped away you lost your place. And they actually chased off two guys that started browsing in another section away from the line, telling them that they needed to keep everything "orderly". Granted, this was a pretty narrow shop, but it just seemed to emphasize that the only important thing were those exclusives and those alone.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 14:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

They obviously have no idea what they are doing. Doomed to fail. If your business model is like the local grocery with the mindset that people shop there because they have to then you might as well follow fye off the inevitable cliff.

Evan, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 14:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Moved from Portland, OR to Tampa this year so no record store shopping for me. Sadly, Amazon is my record store now.

musicfanatic, Thursday, 15 March 2012 01:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Record Store Day definitely is a huge day, businesswise. 3-4x as busy as our average saturday, and getting busier each year.
it's kind of a drag to work it, honestly. the store is too busy and the employees are too busy to do much fun. it would be impossible to have an in-store. 3 years ago we had a bbq with burger and dogs and veggie stuff, but even something like that would be too hard to try to do now because of the sheer mass of ppl. last year we drank bloody marys and that helped a lot.

one dis leads to another (ian), Thursday, 15 March 2012 02:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

fyi i have done a LOT of ordering for RSD over the last few weeks, and have tried to get most things mentioned in this thread (wld love to get the brotzmann record! EU only?) but i HAVE ordered the lee perry, mclusky, flaming lips. just today i ordered a bunch of THIRD MAN crap, which people love love love and asked for all day last year, long after we sold out. so i ordered higher quanities this year. of montreal/deerhoof split, i expect to be a good seller.

i a PSYCHED about the Mynah Birds! The Rick James/Neil Young group.

there's a jimmy fallon single with his version of the reading rainbow theme song (in the style of the doors.).. skip james & mississippi john hurt reissue on vanguard..

one dis leads to another (ian), Thursday, 15 March 2012 02:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

ian are you able to order the captured tracks boxsets yet? Medicine and Cleaners From Venus? Our store isn't able to yet.

Evan, Thursday, 15 March 2012 03:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

i believe you can order them direct from the label. we've definitely put in orders for them. also, superD (weird distributor i've never used until this week) had them on their list.

one dis leads to another (ian), Thursday, 15 March 2012 03:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just had the email about the Captured Tracks stuff last night here in the UK. Too expensive & risky for me though. They sound amazing mind.

brain (krakow), Thursday, 15 March 2012 07:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just put in our Alliance order. Hope we get the stuff we ordered!

Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Thursday, 15 March 2012 23:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

This Kate Bush picture disc single is pretty!

Feebs K-Tel (NickB), Friday, 16 March 2012 12:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh, I had thought those Captured Tracks boxes had sold out direct from the website, but it looks like they at the time were not YET available. Got it.

Evan, Friday, 16 March 2012 13:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

as an insider fact, the CT boxes have not even been manufactured yet... guy i know is printing the artwork and he's still waiting to hear back about the proofs he sent.

one dis leads to another (ian), Friday, 16 March 2012 15:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Interesting! Medicine box is the most expensive but I think I may need that and CFV for myself very badly. Though I don't have the room for excessive vinyl box-sets anymore.

Evan, Friday, 16 March 2012 16:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh man I want that Kate Bush single!

Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Friday, 16 March 2012 18:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

another lovely record store day special

dj food vs amorphous androgynous

17 minute version of an album track that does all the usual aa excess.

mark e, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 12:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

This has a link to tracks from these LPs:
RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE
March 13, 2012 – Vanguard Records is proud to announce the reissue of five classic recordings available exclusively on Record Store Day – April 21, 2012.

Back in June of 2011 Vanguard and Record Store Day asked fans to vote on www.recordstoreday.com for the five Vanguard titles to be reissued on Record Store Day 2012. Fans voted, and below are the five titles selected. These 12” vinyl LPs – newly re-mastered from the original tapes - will be limited in quantity and available EXCLUSIVELY at participating independently owned record stores on April 21, 2012. And if the past two years are any indication, these LPs will be gone in hours, if not minutes! So mark your calendars – April 21, 2012 – Record Store Day!

Larry Coryell – Spaces - This iconic jazz-fusion album features Coryell alongside John McLaughlin, Billy Cobham, Miroslav Vitous, and Chick Corea.

Buddy Guy – This is Buddy Guy - This classic live blues album features Guy at the height of his powers, tearing through a blistering and virtuosic set.

Joan Baez – Farewell Angelina – This 1965 album features Bob Dylan tunes as well as songs by Donovan and Woody Guthrie.

Mississippi John Hurt – Last Sessions – Recorded just months before Hurt’s death, this album captures the blues icon in fine, inspiring form.

Skip James – Devil Got My Woman – This 1968 release holds a dozen semi-autobiographical or entirely personalized traditional songs that attest to James’ almost unparalleled artistry.

To hear tracks from these recordings, visit www.vanguardrecords.com/recordstoreday

dow, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 15:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

i love vanguard for continuing to reissue records you can still find for a few bucks almost anywhere in the country. i mean, spaces and their continuing joan baez campaign.

one dis leads to another (ian), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol so true. you just *never* see any copies of 'Spaces' around...

Stormy Davis, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

skip james and john hurt always welcome, but, yeah...

scott seward, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

what store would buy that joan baez for their store? maybe in woodstock...

scott seward, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

every once in a while i would receive new promo vanguard releases in the mail and i liked some of them a LOT. one of them even made my pazz & jop top ten a couple years ago. nobody on earth hears them. nobody. possibly some local npr-type radio play and that's about it. which is too bad, because they really have put out decent folk-ish stuff over the last 5 or 6 years.

scott seward, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

The store I work at (up until next Monday) is a contender for ordering the boring Baez reissues. I think we even still have the Hammond ones from last year. I loved the Hurt and Fahey ones from last year though, and am very excited about the Skip James and the new Hurt reissues, definitely.

Evan, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

old blues is always a winner. from a sales point of view. but if you were gonna make a list of stuff that is hard to sell in a used record store...joan would be on it.

scott seward, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

i got a reissue of the yellow princess by john fahey at record store day a couple years ago, it's nice

konybrony (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

The current full official list of UK Record Store Day 2012 releases is now available: http://www.recordstoreday.co.uk/exclusive-product.asp

brain (krakow), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 21:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

doesnt work

fuck deathcore and metalcore (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 21:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sorry, bad copy & paste on my part - thanks anagram!

brain (krakow), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 21:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

anyone know what this is?

Bob Dylan
Can You Please Crawl Out Of Your Window
Special RSD 4x 7" boxset release, numbered copies, including a sticker
QTY: 1000
Label: Music On Vinyl

konybrony (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 22:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

It is all about one Finnish item for me this year...

brain (krakow), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 22:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Heads Peel Sessions lp looks good. Botch lp too and the Tangerine Dream 7"

Algerian Goalkeeper, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 22:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

anyone know that DEVO 81 live show? good?

konybrony (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 22:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

They had a good a live album out in the early 80s, didn't they? 60s Baez LPs aren't nec so easy to find beyond a few folkie strongholds, the good ones anyway (like what was it, Joan Baez 5, with everything from "Stewball" to Villa Lobos to "The Death of Queen Jane"), before the vibrato took over. That one from a few years ago, Day After Tomorrow, I think, was really good, w song selection and vocal excess reined in by producer Steve Earle, not the first artist you'd think of re vocal reliability.
Sub Pop Makes Record Store Day 2012 Worth Living with Releases from Beach House, Blitzen Trapper, and Shabazz Palaces

Terminal Sales Vol. 5: Mixed Nuts, Sub Pop’s Free 16-Track 2012 Label Sampler Will Also Be Available On Record Store Day
We here at Sub Pop Records love few things more than Record Store Day. We’ll be demonstrating and celebrating this love on April 21, 2012 with array of exclusive and limited-edition releases featuring new, rare and unreleased tracks from Beach House, Blitzen Trapper, and Shabazz Palaces. On this same day, we will also release our FREE 2012 label sampler, Terminal Sales Vol. 5: Mixed Nuts, a 16-track collection of new, rare and, in some cases, previously released tracks from Beachwood Sparks, Jaill, Shearwater, THEESatisfaction, Spoek Mathambo, Debo Band, King Tuff, and 9 more. All Sub Pop Record Store releases come with exclusive and ridiculously handsome artwork. Full track lists and release details are below.

Beach House
“Lazuli” b/w “Equal Mind” 7” single
(Limited-edition of 2,400 copies on blue vinyl)
1.Lazuli
2. Equal Mind

Beach House
Bloom Album Artwork
Pre-order: iTunes/ Amazon /Insound / Sub Pop.com

Blitzen Trapper
“Hey Joe” b/w “Skirts on Fire” 7” single
(Limited-edition of 1800 on yellow vinyl)
1. Hey Joe
2. Skirts on Fire

Shabazz Palaces
Live at KEXP12” EP
(From the band’s spectacular 2011 live session on KEXP, one of the station’s most popular live sessions, limited-edition of 2,000 copies on purple vinyl)
1. bop hard
2. An echo from the hosts that profess infinitum
3. a mess, the booth that soaks in palacian musk
4. free press and curl


Various Artists
Terminal Sales Vol. 5: Mixed Nuts
1. Shearwater – “You as You Were” (demo version)
2. Memoryhouse – “Walk With Me”
3. feedtime – “rock n roll”
4. Spoek Mathambo – “Kites”
5. THEESatisfaction – “QueenS”
6. Poor Moon – “People in Her Mind”
7. Retribution Gospel Choir – “The Stone (Revolution!)”
8. Shabazz Palaces – “bop hard” (From the Live at KEXP 12” EP)
9. Father John Misty – “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”
10. Beach House – “Myth”
11. King Tuff – “Bad Thing”
12. Jaill – “Waste a Lot of Things”
13. Beachwood Sparks – “Forget the Song”
14. Debo Band – "Asha Gedawo"
15. Husky – “History’s Door”
16. Niki & The Dove – “DJ, Ease My Mind”

dow, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 23:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tompkins Square Rolls Out Line of 78 RPM Discs
Record Store Day Exclusives from Ralph Stanley, Luther Dickinson

luther78
San Francisco-based record label Tompkins Square announces the first in a series of releases in the 78 rpm 10" vinyl format.

The first two will feature previously unreleased recordings from Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), and Ralph Stanley. Both 78's will be released as a limited edition of 500 copies on Record Store Day, April 21, 2012.

Luther Dickinson plays medleys of Southern melodies on his 78, including "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah/Beautiful Dreamer" on the A side and "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen/Peace in the Valley" on the B side. Ralph Stanley's 78 features "Single Girl", with "Little Birdie" on the B side.

Tompkins Square owner Josh Rosenthal comments, "A lot of new turntables play 78's, and many 78 collectors listen to their records on modern equipment. Tom Waits, Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe have all recently released 78's. So I thought it would be fun to start a line of them."

The label will also release a white label 45 of Hiss Golden Messenger's "Jesus Shot Me in The Head" from the forthcoming album 'Poor Moon', b/w the unreleased "Jesus Dub," on Record Store Day.

Hiss Golden Messenger's album "Poor Moon" is set for release April 17th.

Hear Hiss Golden Messenger's album Poor Moon

dow, Thursday, 22 March 2012 21:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dunno what's happening with their links, but you can chack Luther's 78 here, and scroll down the right rail to the view all link for Hiss Golden Messenger's album and one by Ardoin and McGee http://soundcloud.com/tompkinssquare/nobody-knows-the-trouble-ive

dow, Thursday, 22 March 2012 21:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Cure for UK Record Store Day (April 21st, 2012):

Friday I'm In Love (Secret 7" single Qty: 100)
Three Imaginary Boys (Numbered 2,500 coloured vinyl LP 180g)
Seventeen Seconds (Numbered 2,500 coloured vinyl LP 180g)
Faith (Numbered 2,500 coloured vinyl LP 180g)
Pornography (Numbered 2,500 coloured vinyl LP 180g)
The Top (Numbered 2,500 coloured vinyl LP 180g)

good luck Peeta Mellark (Bee OK), Sunday, 25 March 2012 05:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't think I'd heard about the 7'', will have to investigate... thanks!

brain (krakow), Sunday, 25 March 2012 09:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyone in NYC certain whether they'll be getting the Freakwater reissue?

Evan, Sunday, 1 April 2012 04:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Freakwater reissue??

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Sunday, 1 April 2012 13:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

PS There's also a Catherine Irwin / Wooden Wand split 7" for RSD on the People In A Position To Know label. Hazel Dickens covers!

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Sunday, 1 April 2012 13:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah! Freakwater's first album:

http://www.recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/5203

I very much would like it! Thinking it may be a harder one to find in that I'm sure who will end up ordering it for their store.

Evan, Sunday, 1 April 2012 22:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm not sure*

Evan, Sunday, 1 April 2012 22:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Awesome! But pretty sure that's the second or possibly even third album. (s/t and Dancing Underwater were first, I think?)

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Monday, 2 April 2012 00:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm not even doing the actual ordering for our store but am trying to keep on top of it all as my boss does so, as there is just the two of us, and it is totally madness-inducing! SOOOO much stuff spread across so many distributors and emails and phone calls and customer requests and order forms and and and and....

brain (krakow), Monday, 2 April 2012 10:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Awesome! But pretty sure that's the second or possibly even third album. (s/t and Dancing Underwater were first, I think?)

― If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Sunday, April 1, 2012 8:55 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Oops, good call. Love that band, am always kicking myself for not picking up one of their albums that came into the store I used to work at awhile ago. My own fault!

Evan, Monday, 2 April 2012 13:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah the list this year is nuts, I wonder if it'll keep expanding every year much like our universe.

Evan, Monday, 2 April 2012 13:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Here is the list for Germany (and maybe also the rest of mainland Europe?) - seems rather different from the UK list linked to above:

http://www.recordstoredaygermany.de/?page_id=12

my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram), Monday, 2 April 2012 14:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

What's the deal with this Let Them Eat Vinyl label? They have three RSD releases - Cohen, Springsteen and Beefheart, all obviously bootlegs:

http://www.letthemeatvinyl.com

Kind of surprised RSD is sanctioning boots.

my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram), Monday, 2 April 2012 19:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just got this press release

For National Record Store Day---The Electronic Anthology Project of Dinosaur Jr.

Two years ago, Built To Spill bassist and solo artist Brett Nelson decided to put his considerable musical talents up to a bit of a challenge:

"I truly love bands like Talk Talk, Men Without Hats, and Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, but I also love bands like Dinosaur Jr., The Replacements, and The Pixies. So what if I merged my two loves together?"

The answer to that question, initially, was the first release by The Electronic Anthology Project, an EP that took seven songs from the Built To Spill catalog and reimagined them as '80s synth pop classics. Utilizing a variety of vintage 80’s synthesizers and drum machines, the project shimmered with an authentic sheen. And rather than rely on the cut-and-paste ease of modern recording software, he records all the melody lines into his computer using as many takes as needed to get it right. "If I can't play it straight all the way through without screwing up," he says, "then it's not used." And the whole experiment was delightfully topped off with newly recorded vocal tracks from BTS front man, Doug Martsch.

Although dismissed by some reviewers as a "goof," Nelson took to the task with great sincerity and the resulting songs bridged the two seemingly separate worlds with bubbly charm and grin-inducing levity.

At the time of the first EAP release, Nelson promised that he would be back with more. And true to his word comes the latest installment in this project: The Electronic Anthology Project of Dinosaur Jr.

To be released on Record Store Day (April 21st, 2012) in a limited edition of 500 purple vinyl copies (with digital, cd and standard vinyl to follow), the new edition of The Electronic Anthology Project takes nine songs from Dinosaur Jr. and brings out the new wave influences that were always hiding among the acid-dripping guitar solos and fervent rhythms.

The blast of "Little Fury Things" (from Dinosaur Jr.'s breakthrough 1987 LP You're Living All Over Me) is given a new life thanks to a throbbing Devo-like pulse. One of the band's most underrated songs from their Sire years, "Feel The Pain," sounds even more wistful when lost in the swell of glistening synth melodies and a knotty bed of programmed beats that would make The Human League proud.

True to form, Nelson called on Dinosaur Jr. leader J. Mascis to record all new vocal tracks for each song here. Wrenched free from the volume and intensity of his band, the heartfelt side of Mascis's lyrics and sober delivery are given the spotlight's full glare and, as a result, shine even brighter.

Lest you think even after two volumes of the Electronic Anthology Project that Nelson is done, he has a long wish list of bands he'd love to make future EAP projects with, including the likes of The Pixies and Sebadoh.

dow, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

BATTLES
DROSS GLOP 4 12” (OUT APRIL 21/RECORD STORE DAY)
FINAL 12” OF SERIES RELEASED FOR
RECORD STORE DAY, APRIL 21 2012

a1 ICE CREAM (BDG #GANG GANG DANCE REMIX)
a2 ROLLS BAYCE (HUDSON MOHAWKE REMIX)
b1 MY MACHINES (PATRICK MAHONEY & DENNIS MCNANY REMIX)
12"s OFF THE PRESS:


DROSS GLOP ALBUM

RELEASED ON CD & DOWNLOAD APRIL 17

WITH REMIXES BY:
HUDSON MOHAWKE, SHABAZZ PALACES, GANG GANG DANCE, GUI BORATTO, THE FIELD, QLUSTER, KODE9, PATRICK MAHONEY (OF LCD SOUNDSYSTEM) & DENNIS McNANY, KANGDING RAY, THE ALCHEMIST, SILENT SERVANT & EYE (OF BOREDOMS)

THE GLOSS DROP / DROSS GLOP SERIES

dow, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tinariwen will be contributing to the cause with the vinyl debut of their Grammy winning album Tassili in a special Record Store Day edition which includes four remixes, available for the first time anywhere.

Tassili Remixes include:

1) Tenere Taqhim Tossam - Four Tet Remix
2) Imidiwan Ma Tenam - Portugal. The Man Remix
3) Imidiwan Ma Tenam - Galactic
4) Tameyawt - Deakin of Animal Collective Remix

"I was excited to have a chance to work on a Tinariwen song because while their instrumentation is not all that different their rhythms and their melodies are entirely different from what I am used to, remixing "Imidiwan Ma Tenam" allowed me to think a differently and, frankly, it was just good fun.” - John Gourley, Portugal. The Man

On their latest album Tassili the band return to the essence of their hypnotic desert blues sound. Recorded in the South-Eastern Algerian desert, the band is joined by Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone of TV On The Radio. Later on, virtuoso guitarist Nels Cline (Wilco) and the horns of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band contributed. The result is a simultaneously exotic and accessible sound.

dow, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

dow, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 21:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

2-LP editions, that is:
Three vinyl reissues - ‘Arthur’, ‘Face To Face’ and ‘Something Else’ – released April 21st on Universal
The Kinks jump on board for Record Store Day 2012 with three vinyl reissues; classic albums ‘Arthur’ (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)’, ‘Face To Face’ and ‘Something Else’, released April 21st on Universal.

Based around fictional character Arthur Morgan – a carpet-layer inspired by Ray Davies' brother-in-law Arthur Anning – ‘Arthur’ is a canonical Kinks concept album from 1969. This 2-LP edition reissue comes on white coloured vinyl.

‘Face To Face’ was released in 1966 and represents the first full flowering of Ray Davies’ songwriting; narrative-rich, with wry social commentary. Consisting entirely of his compositions, it heralded the band’s move away from the hard-driving rock and roll style of 1964-65. This 2-LP edition reissue comes on blue coloured vinyl.

‘Something Else’ was the fifth studio album by The Kinks, released in 1967 and features three songs composed by Dave Davies, including the hit single ‘Death of a Clown’. This 2-LP edition reissue comes on red coloured vinyl.

All 2-LP editions, these three vinyl reissues come with deluxe packaging – with Mono and Stereo mixes – and booklets designed by award winning art director Phil Smee, packed with rare and unreleased images from the era.

Each reissue was re-mastered from original tapes by Kinks archivist Andrew Sandoval and is limited to 500 copies in the UK, all of which are individually numbered.

Record Store Day 2012 takes place Saturday April 21st, for more information go to: Record Store Day - Home

dow, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 21:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

instead of getting me all excited, all of these announcements are just making me realize that this whole day is now just pretty much catered to those people who are only going to shop this day and this day only out of the year. i'll just continue to support my local the other 364 days.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 21:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

damn, seems like the longer RSD goes on and the bigger the crowds get, the smaller the print runs on mainstream scumbait stuff get. not enough of a kinks fan to care, but i bet there are at least 5,000 people in the world who are.

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 21:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, that seems crazy low. this is why i'm not a fan of this forced exclusivity, its only going to result in bigger crowds full of more disappointed people, which doesn't sound fun to me at all.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 21:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

mmm, but to the extent of buying these albums agayuhn?

Mark G, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 21:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

man i'd be all over those kinks jawns

the penultimate prophets (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 21:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

maybe not in one day, but over a couple years time, sure. shit like that just seems made to go for crazy dollars on e-bay, enrichment of the cockroaches, offers very little to actual fans.

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 21:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i mean that was biggest gripe from other RSD days is that i was surrounded in line by dudes whose sole intent was to grab ebay fodder. like i went in with a list of 5 records i wanted by bands i loved and was only able to come home with 1.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 21:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

my strategy has been to show up at my favorite record store because it's not one of the biggest in minneapolis and i have a decent shot at getting some of the big stuff -- like last year i got the television old waldorf thing and the big star thing

then i just go to some other stores after it cool downs and if you have no real agenda and don't want some of the hyped stuff you can pick up great gems like i got the arthur russell thing really late in the day....

the penultimate prophets (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 21:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Which Arthur Russell?

dow, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 21:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

last 3 years running in the US they've re-released one arthur russel -- love is overtaking me, calling out of context, and world of echo (in that order)....however, the dude that runs the store i go to says he doesn't see World of Arthur Russell on the docket for this year, which seemed like the next logical choice :(

but i snagged all 3 pretty easily

there's also cool shit i saw around weeks after record store day like a rough guide to desert blues, some old blues reissues, really awesome music, but the vultures are pretty much just going for name brand indie/alternative/classic rock stuff

the penultimate prophets (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 21:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

so basically if you just show up at like 3PM after the dust clears with no real agenda you'll find some cool shit

the penultimate prophets (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 21:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ definitely. though the more attached you get to what you have to get, the more it hurts.

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 22:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i was definitely one of the horrible golems clutching my precious when it came to the television and big star things

Mississippi Butt Hurt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 22:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

but see i'm okay with YOU clutching your precious because you probably went home and listened to 'em instead of dumping 'em on eBay immediately

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 22:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

this kinda thing is definitely not for me. but i'm cranky like that. and i kinda hate new "limited edition" reissues in general. they remind me of hologram baseball cards or something. lots of that stuff loses value over time. i also just kinda hate how expensive new records are now. but maybe i'm just jealous that i don't have the disposable income to buy that stuff. and i'm a bargain hunter. i'd rather buy 50 old two dollar records than 4 new reissues.

scott seward, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 22:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

i wonder how many stores actully lose money on rsd? that shit ain't cheap and there is a ton of it. you gotta be good at picking the hot titles.

scott seward, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 22:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well, at least it brings back album cover art. Here's an upcoming 12" edition of Hey Mercedes' first release:

dow, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 22:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

cover art never went away for me. i don't need to bring it back. i'm all for people buying records, obviously. does that thing retail for $29.95?

scott seward, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 22:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh shit yeah as a Braid and Hey Mercedes stan i can appreciate that cover more than the CD one, but i still don't feel compelled to buy that

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 22:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

got a cool 3LP earmark reissue of kinks village green in at the store. there is a whole lotta village green on that thing. out of print, don't you know. sells for like a hundred bucks. or i hope so anyway.

scott seward, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 22:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

earmark does good vinyl

but see i'm okay with YOU clutching your precious because you probably went home and listened to 'em instead of dumping 'em on eBay immediately

― heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, April 4, 2012 5:08 PM (31 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah honestly i've never really sold an album! except just clearing out a bunch of crap $1 stuff i bought in the 90s just to be rid of it, but half the time the store wouldn't take them so i took them to the salvation army

Mississippi Butt Hurt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 22:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

dow, Thursday, 5 April 2012 00:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is that the Flaming Lips vinyls?

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 5 April 2012 15:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just checked the url....hell yes!

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 5 April 2012 15:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, and most of the xpost is stuff I'd like to check out beyond Record Day anyway, never mind the eBay. Those Battles mixes, Subpop singles, even the Dino Jr mixes, which I've got but haven't gotten to quite yet--back to the office, but maybe I should go see this, on Record Store Day Eve? Also in connection w new releases:

dow, Thursday, 5 April 2012 19:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Another ltd. ed. released on National Record Store Day: Mates of States covers mixtape now on clear vinyl. Intriguing choice of songs, think they could put 'em across:
LP - 180 Gram Clear


Title

Length

Price

1. Laura (Girls) 3:49
-

2. Son et Lumiere (The Mars Volta) 2:09
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3. Sleep the Clock Around (Belle & Sebastian) 5:11
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4. Technicolor Girls (Death Cab for Cutie) 2:29
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5. Long Way Home (Tom Waits) 3:30
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6. Love Letter (Nick Cave) 3:42
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7. Second Hand News (Fleetwood Mac) 3:13
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8. 17 Pink Sugar Elephants (Vashti Bunyan) 2:00
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9. Roller Coaster Ride (Dear Nora) 2:03
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10. True Love Will Find You in the End (Daniel Johnston) 2:35
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dow, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 15:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Title of that is Crushes, it's from Polyvinyl's reissue series. Cover's nothing special. I like this cover better, if my high school yearbook had the means, it would look like this (I hope)

dow, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 15:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyway here's the whole series, incl xpost Hey Mercedes
http://www.polyvinylrecords.com/store/index.php?listID=180

dow, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 15:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Releases have started arriving with us this week...

Guided By Voices white vinyl "John The Croc" 7'' single was the first.

only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 20:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

ysi?

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 20:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

(jokes, btw)

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 20:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

really hope i can score the hazlewood comp that's comin out, but generally feel like this right now: i also just kinda hate how expensive new records are now. i wanted to pick up the new julia holter here, i waited for it to arrive & it's £17. like $25 for a new record.

john-claude van donne (schlump), Saturday, 14 April 2012 13:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kinda annoying that there is just enough stuff on the Hazlewood comp that I have not heard (I think) to make it attractive, but most of it looks like it's from Cowboy & Sweden (or was tagged onto the end of that otherwise pretty meh Anne Margret album.)

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Saturday, 14 April 2012 13:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

i figured i'd just play it a lot, like the very special world of lee hazlewood, it sounds like it'll sound nice, yknow

john-claude van donne (schlump), Saturday, 14 April 2012 13:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

kinda fun! Pretty In Pink and The Breakfast Club on pink and 'dandruff' white vinyl respectively
http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/dont-you-forget-about-me-pretty-in-pink-breakfast-club-empire-records-soundtracks-getting-vinyl-reissues-for-record-store-day-20120406

piscesx, Saturday, 14 April 2012 13:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Here's the Cure coloured vinyl spread...

only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Saturday, 14 April 2012 22:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

ooh nice

piscesx, Sunday, 15 April 2012 10:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, they're really nice, especially when you see the set together.

only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Sunday, 15 April 2012 11:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

No way new pressings, esp of double LPs, ltd. ed. or not, are gonna go for 1975 prices. For one thing, there aren't so many pressing plants left. Feistodon looks like a match made in Hell, though haven't heard it. Note all the in-stores listed at end:

WARNER BROS. RECORDS AND AFFILIATED LABELS EXCLUSIVE RELEASES INCLUDE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, THE BLACK KEYS, THE FLAMING LIPS, METALLICA, GARY CLARK JR., ERIC CLAPTON,

MASTODON, COMMON, REGINA SPEKTOR, WILCO, MICHAEL BUBLÉ, DISTURBED, DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR., AND MORE

GARY CLARK JR. AND XIMENA SARINANA IN-STORE SIGNINGS SET FOR RSD AT COACHELLA'S ZIA RECORDS TENT ON APRIL 20TH

"VINYL REVISIONISTS" GRAPHIC ALBUM COVER ART REINTERPRETATIONS AVAILABLE NOW

April 18, 2012 - (Burbank, CA) - RECORD STORE DAY is nearly here! Saturday, April 21st Warner Bros. Records will have a special series of vinyl albums and singles available in honor of the 5th annual Record Store Day - a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally. Warner Bros. Records is proud to be an official sponsor of Record Store Day.

Among the most anticipated releases this weekend includes a pair of highly sought-after 7" vinyl limited edition pressings: Mastodon / Feist split 7", otherwise referred to as FEISTODON and the Mastodon / Flaming Lips Side By Side 2012 series 7" single. The members of Mastodon, currently in the middle of an extensive US tour, are avid participants of Record Store Day and wanted fans to know: "Mastodon are proud to uphold their long-standing commitment to supporting Independent Record stores on Record Store Day. The vinyl album and single format remains an important part of our culture and heritage as recording artists and we hope you'll enjoy our interpretations of these songs by artists we admire and respect."

Once again, these very special releases are as follows:

THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS: A double album pressed on two high-quality, multi-color vinyl discs housed in separate custom art jackets and poly bagged together. No two discs will look exactly alike. This double album will be very limited and released exclusively for Record Store Day. Once it's gone, it will not be repressed again making THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS the most anticipated RSD release this year.

Track-listing for THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS is as follows:

Side 1:

2012 (featuring Ke$ha and Biz Markie)

Ashes In The Air (featuring Bon Iver)

Helping The Retarded To Know God (featuring Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)

Side 2:

Supermoon Made Me Want To Pee (featuring Prefuse 73)

Children Of The Moon (featuring Tame Impala)

That Ain't My Trip (featuring Jim James of My Morning Jacket)

You, Man? Human? (featuring Nick Cave)

Side 3:

I'm Working At NASA On Acid (featuring Lightning Bolt)

Do It! (featuring Yoko Ono)

Is David Bowie Dying? (featuring Neon Indian)

Side 4:

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (featuring Erykah Badu)

Thunder Drops (featuring New Fumes)

I Don't Want You To Die (featuring Chris Martin of Coldplay)


The Black Keys: El Camino (Deluxe vinyl album)

A stunning and highly collectible deluxe vinyl issue of the critically acclaimed 2011 album from The Black Keys. Cut for vinyl from the master tapes at Bernie Grundman Mastering and pressed at Pallas for sonic perfection. This album will never sound or look better. This RSD exclusive package also contains a bonus CD, a limited edition poster, and a two song 45 rpm 7" single featuring previously unreleased live tracks: "Sister" and "Money Maker."

Gary Clark Jr.: Gary Clark Jr. Presents HWUL Cuts Vol. I (12" vinyl single)

A RSD exclusive contains two previously unreleased live tracks, "If You Love Me Like You Say" and "Bright Lights" capture over twenty minutes of music from one of the most anticipated guitar players in music today. This first-ever vinyl release from Clark is sure to be sought out by fans and collectors alike. Cut at 45 rpm by Bernie Grundman Mastering for the very best in analog sound quality and presentation.

Eric Clapton: Blues (Deluxe Vinyl Album Box Set)

Released to critical acclaim leading up to RSD's Back To Black Friday 2011, this limited edition box set is close to selling out. The set includes all three of Eric Clapton's seminal blues albums, From The Cradle, Riding With The King (with B.B. King) and Me And Mr. Johnson, remastered from original source material for vinyl. First time vinyl versions of these albums afford the listener an absolutely stellar new audio experience. With little more than 1,000 box sets left it's time to get your hands on this audiophile treasure.


Common: The Dreamer/The Believer (12" vinyl album)

A limited edition offering featuring exclusive album art of Common's ninth studio album for Record Store Day. The Dreamer/The Believer reunites Common with producer No. I.D., who produced the rapper's most acclaimed CDs. Robust tracks revere and update the past, such as the retro-soul, Curtis Mayfield-influenced "Lovin' I Lost" and tremulously beautiful "Gold."


Wilco / Billy Bragg: Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions (3 CD and 1 DVD)

On Record Store Day, Nonesuch releases Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions, which includes: Mermaid Avenue; Mermaid Avenue Vol. II (re-mastered); Mermaid Avenue Vol. III, comprising 17 previously unreleased recordings made during the Mermaid Avenue sessions; director Kim Hopkins' 1999 film Man in the Sand, which documents those sessions; and a 48-page booklet with new liner notes by Nora Guthrie, full lyrics, archival photographs, and facsimiles of lyric sheets and sketches by Woody Guthrie.


Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr.: We Almost Lost Detroit EP (12" vinyl EP)

A Record Store Day exclusive containing three remixes and three covers, including Madonna's "Like A Prayer," "I Think Of You" by Sixto Rodriguez (both exclusive to this release only) and the memorable Gil Scott Heron cover "We Almost Lost Detroit" from their debut album IT'S A CORPORATE WORLD and remixes by Stepdad, Phantasmagoria, and Chuck Daniels. This six-song single disc is cut at 45 rpm by Bernie Grundman Mastering.

Disturbed: The Collection (Vinyl Album Box Set)

We are proud to announce the definitive Disturbed vinyl box-set edition, THE COLLECTION. A five-album, six-disc offering of the band's complete studio album discography featuring The Sickness (2000), Believe (2002), Ten Thousand Fists (2005), Indestructible (2008), and Asylum (2010). A career retrospective spanning ten years and 18 Billboard Top 100 hits of sophisticated and life-altering heavy music. For this box set, each album has been carefully mastered and pressed on 140-gram vinyl for the very best in audio quality. Each album has been meticulously showcased in a stunning art presentation that is unique and exclusive to this release. This is a limited edition box of only 2500 units worldwide.

Dr. John: Locked Down (Vinyl album)

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted boogie and blues pianist with an inimitable growl of a voice, Dr. John's most enduring achievements have fused New Orleans R&B, rock, and the Mardi Gras party spiritto come up with his own brand of "voodoo" music. Dr. John's new album, Locked Down (due April 3rd), is a bold statement produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and will be Dr. John's first for Nonesuch Records.

Fleetwood Mac: Fleetwood Mac (Deluxe and Standard vinyl editions)

What can be said about this classic album that has not been said before? Originally released in 1975 and representing not only a rebirth of the band, with the addition of Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, but really a second debut for a group firmly rooted in the rock genre, now reinventing themselves into a pop rock force in a way that few other artists can lay claim to. The album includes the iconic songs "Rhiannon," "Say You Love Me," and "Over My Head." Cut for vinyl at Bernie Grundman Mastering from the original analog tapes and pressed in both 33 rpm and 45 rpm for the very best in audio presentation. A collectible and definitive version for any generation.

Jeff The Brotherhood: Upstairs at United Vol. 3 (12" vinyl EP) This release is a 3 song EP of JEFF The Brotherhood as a 5 piece band (recorded live to tape) performing "Master Of The Universe" by Hawkwind (from the album In Search Of Space), a brain-melting new track called "In Space, Nobody Can Hear You Scream" plus a reprised "cover" of "I'm A Freak." Pressed at 45rpm for greater sonic impact at United Record Pressing and distributed by URP Music Distributors and 453 Music. You have no idea what you're in for...

Kimbra: Settle Down (Deluxe CD EP)

International newcomer Kimbra's digital EP is being re-released as a physical CD just in time for RSD and her tour with Gotye. The five-song release, which now includes the sultry "Good Intent," also features title track "Settle Down" as well as a remix of "Cameo Lover".

Metallica: Beyond Magnetic (12" color vinyl EP)

Beyond Magnetic consists of four outtakes from the 2008 Death Magnetic sessions and is available for the first time on silver vinyl just for RSD. A potent and exceptionally well-produced example of Metallica's most recent work, which can hold its own with anything within their vast heavy music cannon. Previously unreleased on vinyl and includes a limited edition Metallica sticker.


Mastodon / Feist "A Commotion"/ "Black Tongue" (7" vinyl single)

In conjunction with Cherrytree/Interscope Records- A very exclusive and highly anticipated RSD pressing features Mastodon covering the Feist song "A Commotion," (from her album Metals) while Feist covers Mastodon's "Black Tongue." A unique and highly buzzed-about Record Store Day prize.


Red Hot Chili Peppers: Stadium Arcadium (Deluxe 180 Gram vinyl Box Set)

On April 14, 2012, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and to commemorate this historic event, this classic Deluxe box set of the band's first number one album will be specially priced for Record Store Day. The Deluxe package was mastered for vinyl by Steve Hoffman and includes two 16-page booklets - "Jupiter" and "Mars." The Red Hot Chili Peppers won four Grammy® Awards for Stadium Arcadium including: Best Rock Album, Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package in addition to Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group for their chart-topping, record-breaking single "Dani California."

Ximena Sarinana: Maps / La Llorona (7" vinyl single)

A two-song 7" from an exceptionally original and emerging artist, featuring two audio tracks: "Maps" (a Yeah Yeah Yeah's cover) from Rolling Stone Live and "La Llorona" (a Latin America folk song) from KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic." A special release to celebrate her Coachella 2012 appearance.

Regina Spektor: "The Prayer of François Villon (Molitva)"/ "Old Jacket (Stariy Pedjak)" (7" color vinyl single)

A RSD exclusive features two b-sides from Regina's upcoming album What We Saw From The Cheap Seats, due in May. This single on white vinyl, mastered by Bob Ludwig, features two songs originally penned by Russian Poet/Musician Bulat Okudzhava, and are performed completely in Russian.

Tegan and Sara: Get Along (12" color vinyl album)

A Record Store Day exclusive - never before on vinyl. Featuring music from the 2011 Get Along release, comprised of 15 favorites like "Alligator," "Call It Off," "Monday Monday Monday," and "Sentimental Tune." This single live disc, pressed on 12" white vinyl, finds the duo waltzing through its 15-year career with the kind of ease and amiable confidence that can only come from longtime friends who also happen to be siblings.

Grateful Dead: Dark Star - 5/4/72 - Olympia Theatre - Paris, France (12", 180-gram vinyl)

"Dark Star" was their ultimate improvisational vehicle, allowing the band to really stretch out and jam freely, often times for over a half hour. DARK STAR - 5/4/72 - OLYMPIA THEATRE - PARIS, FRANCE includes one of the longest versions of the song in Dead history, clocking in at over 40 minutes. Mixed by Jeffrey Norman and mastered by David Glasser, the vinyl features nearly 20 minutes of the song on the first side followed by a mid-song drum solo and the song's epic finale on the second side. Released in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Dead's legendary Europe '72 tour.

T-Rex: The Electric Warrior Singles Box: (Six 7" vinyl singles)

This RSD exclusive comes housed in a clamshell-box featuring the entire album, plus the non-album b-side "Raw Ramp," spread across six singles. When combined, the six picture sleeves form an image of T. Rex founder Marc Bolan in his prime. Chris Bellman used the original analog masters to cut each disc at Bernie Grundman Mastering.

Misfits: Walk Among Us (Color vinyl album - 3 different colors)

Rhino will also offer three colored-vinyl versions of the Misfits' WALK AMONG US to mark the 30-year anniversary of the band's 1982 full-length debut. It is a faithful reproduction of the original with music cut from the original analog masters and packaging that duplicates details down to the printed inner sleeve. The album will be pressed on red (1,250 pieces), blue (1,250 pieces) and clear (500) vinyl. Color variations will be distributed randomly. There will also be a purple vinyl pressing released internationally that will be limited to 1,500 copies.

Side by Side 2012 Series:

A continuation of the well-received Warner Bros Records "Side by Side" series, which was initially introduced in 2011. All are exclusive for Record Store Day on uniquely colored and extremely limited edition 7" vinyl singles, featuring Warner artists covering other historic and personally influential iconic artists. This year's series includes:

The Flaming Lips / Mastodon: "A Spoonful Weighs A Ton" (7" baby pink vinyl single)

The mighty Mastodon faithfully covers the Lips classic "Spoonful Weighs a Ton," from The Soft Bulletin album. Ferociously beautiful!

Sara Watkins (Featuring Fiona Apple) / The Everly Brothers:

"You're The One I Love" (7" olive green with blue/black splatter vinyl single)

Sara Watkins covers The Everly Brothers classic "You're The One I Love" and features co-vocals from a very special guest, Fiona Apple. From Sara's new full-length album available later this spring.

Michael Bublé / Ray Charles: Georgia On My Mind(7" Georgia Peach vinyl single)

Michael Bublé's first ever 7" vinyl release featuring a cover of Ray Charles' classic "Georgia On

My Mind" on "Georgia Peach" colored vinyl.

Carolina Chocolate Drops / Run-DMC: "You Be Illin'" (7" Coke-bottle green vinyl single)

The Run-DMC classic rendered in an entirely new way by old-time string band the Carolina Chocolate Drops. The Drops' version was recorded at the same sessions as their February 2012 release Leaving Eden, which was produced by Nashville legend Buddy Miller.

MC5 / Afrika Bambaataa: "Kick Out the Jams" (7" White with red splatter vinyl single)

The incendiary original coupled with a cover version from the pioneer of The Electro Funk Sound.

Otis Redding / Aretha Franklin: "Respect" (7" gold vinyl single)

The seminal classics meet for the first time together on vinyl.

Looking for more unique and rare artifacts? Here at Warner Bros. Records we are strongly committed to vinyl as an art form. Last month, the label mounted its first-ever art show at its iconic Burbank headquarters. The exhibit, entitled Vinyl Revisionists, featured street artists, painters, and graphic designers reinterpreting the covers of their favorite Warner Bros. Records artists' albums. Spanning the rich 50-year musical history of label, it included imaginative interpretations of covers of albums by Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimi Hendrix, Madonna, Frank Zappa, Prince, Van Halen, Roxy Music, The Smiths, and Mastodon, among others. All the pieces are currently for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit Hollywood Arts. To view and purchase the work, visit
http://wbrartgalleries.wmg-gardens.com/index.php.

NEWS FLASH: Many of our artists will profess their love of Record Store Day by making special appearances at various Independent record stores around the country. The grand schedule is as follows:

Friday April 20th

Ximena Sarinana - Coachella Music & Arts Festival / ZIA Records Tent - 6:30pm

signing copies of her RSD Release "Maps / La Llorona" 7'' vinyl single


Gary Clark Jr. - Coachella Music & Arts Festival / ZIA Records Tent - 7:00pm

signing copies of his RSD Release Gary Clark Jr. Presents HWUL Cuts Vol. I

Saturday April 21st

Art of Dying - Tunes @1205 Tilton Road Northfield, NJ 08225 - 1:30pm

(609) 241-6917www.tunesonline.net/ - Acoustic Performance + signing

The Belle Brigade - Record Archive @ 33 1/3 Rockwood Street Rochester, NY 14610 - 3:30pm
(585) 244-1210 www.recordarchive.com/ - Acoustic performance + signing


Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - The Majestic Theater @ 4120 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48201 - 8:00pm (313) 833-9700 www.majesticdetroit.com/majestic-upcoming-events/dale-earnhardt-jr-jr-the-hard-lessons-phantasmagoria.html

Concert + pop-up store signing of their RSD release: We Almost Lost Detroit EP (12" vinyl EP)

Eric Hutchinson - Electric Fetus @ 2000 4th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55404 - 4:00pm

(612) 870-9300 www.facebook.com/ElectricFetusMPLS - Acoustic performance + signing

Jeff The Brotherhood - Grimey's Records @ 1604 8th Avenue South Nashville, TN 37203 - 3:00pm (615) 254-4801 www.grimeys.com Live performance

Mastodon - Disc-Go-Round records @ 5734 Mcardle Rd # A Corpus Christi, TX 78412 - 2:00pm (361) 980-0440 www.welovecds.com

Signing copies of their two RSD releases: Mastodon / Feist "A Commotion"/ "Black Tongue" (7" vinyl single) & The Flaming Lips / Mastodon: "A Spoonful Weighs A Ton" (7" baby pink vinyl single)

Sara Watkins - Exclusive Company @ 508 State St # A Madison, WI 53703 - 3:00pm

(608) 255-2433 www.exclusivecompany.com/

Acoustic performance + signing copies of her RSD Release: Sara Watkins (Featuring Fiona Apple) / The Everly Brothers: "You're The One I Love" (7" olive green with blue/black splatter vinyl single)

About Records Store Day:

Record Store Day is managed by the Music Monitor Network and is organized in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS), the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) and celebrates the culture of independent record stores by playing host to in-store events/performances, signings and special product releases on a global scale on Saturday, April 21st, 2012.

For more about National Record Store Day, please visit www.recordstoreday.com.

dow, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 15:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

"MASTODON, COMMON, REGINA SPEKTOR, WILCO, MICHAEL BUBLÉ, DISTURBED, DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR., AND MORE"

looking forward to their version of "we are the world".

scott seward, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 16:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

"PRETTY IN PINK / THE BREAKFEST CLUB"

someone find out how much these dollar records are going for on RSD.

and someone find out why that Fact listicle is 6 pages long.

scott seward, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 16:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

would attend BREAKFEST by the way. breakbeats for days!

scott seward, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 16:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Every time I see "Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr." I want to punch someone. This is a standard reaction, right?

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 17:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think so.

scott seward, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yes, and it pisses me off to no end to see that they've covered (and most likely destroyed, based on the one other song of theirs I've heard) my favorite Gil Scott-Heron song.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

I heard there's a special RSD Grouper 7", she pressed a single copy and buried it somewhere in the vicinity of Portland.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

she actually just THOUGHT about making one and you have to steal her brain and put it on ebay!! quick, get her brain!!!

scott seward, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bizarros are playing my hometown (and theirs) on RSD!! Wish I could be there.

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Now I picturing poor Liz Harris walking down the street, being spotted, and a crowd of indie kids shouting "THERE SHE IS! GET HER BRAIN!" and chasing her into a windmill.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm playing the Atlanta Mess Around, and I'm sure there will be RSD stuff there all weekend.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Reactionary Records is there in east ATL, right across from the Earl & 529, which are hosting. The Carbonas are playing Saturday night!

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Absolute box-ageddon has arrived at the shop today - hundreds upon hundred of records! Drowning in some amazing vinyl!

only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 21:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Goldmine sez, "All of the songs on this double 7-inch 45 RPM gatefold edition were cut from the original A&M mono masters."

dow, Thursday, 19 April 2012 17:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyway, here's the whole Sundazed National etc series of vinyl singles. Didn't know about the original Byrds foursome getting back to an "under-the-radar" reunion, unless it ties in w that badly-reviewed LP titled Byrds

It’s “Christmas in April” for vinyl fans around the world! These STRICTLY LIMITED Record Store Day 2012 titles are being produced exclusively for participating independent record shops.

To be CERTAIN you get the copies you want of these INSTANTLY COLLECTIBLE records, ask your local dealer NOW to make sure they will be carrying these titles for Record Store Day.

We will be offering an extremely limited quantity of these titles to our loyal customers and friends who find it impossible to make it to a record store.

Quantities on all of these titles are ultra-limited, and they will be for sale on our website ONLY on Record Store Day, April 21, 2012!
This page is for preview only—you cannot order from it.
Look 'em over, and please, please ask your favorite record shop to stock these for the big day in April!
You can find find your local participating record dealer HERE!
Tell them SUNDAZED sent you!

RECORD STORE DAY BEGINS IN:
1 day, 11 hours, 15 minutes, 45 seconds

Gene Clark
One in a Hundred / She’s the Kind of Girl 7" Single

S 240 | 7" Single

Limited Edition Record Store Day Release!

The long-lost Byrds recordings... An under-the-radar Byrds' reunion took place in 1970 when the other four founding members of the pioneering folk-rock group were invited to back up their principal songwriter and one-time frontman Gene Clark on two of Clark’s finest compositions. Under the auspices of original Byrds' manager Jim Dickson, the session results were exquisite; each song a shining example of the Byrds’ timelessly transcendent sound. The ever-chiming “One in a Hundred” and delicate “She’s the Kind of Girl” (with subtle flute flourishes from Bud Shank) both undeniably bore the Byrds' signature sound. The proposed single should have been a huge hit for Gene...but like much of his post-Byrds career, bad luck intervened, as contractual obligations prevented the release of the single.

Sundazed is elated to now present these legendary recordings here in their original, "unsweetened" form, sourced from the surviving, original rough-mix mono reels. Making for an exceptional single, these truly are the long-lost Byrds tracks.

TRACK LIST:
1. One in a Hundred
2. She’s the Kind of Girl

Doug Dillard and Gene Clark
Why Not Your Baby / Lyin’ Down The Middle 7" Single

S 241 | 7" Single

Limited Edition Record Store Day Release!

Both tracks originally NON-LP sides—together here for the first time as a single!

Following the '68 release of the groundbreaking album The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark, Gene Clark and Doug Dillard returned to the studio in early '69 to record a new single for A&M. Country-rock was still in its formative stage and was certainly considered a commercial risk. The result was stunning. “Lyin’ Down the Middle” unveiled itself as an infectious, uptempo country rocker, featuring one of Gene Clark’s most inspired vocals and further enhanced by future-Eagle Bernie Leadon’s supremely tasteful guitar-picking. For a follow-up single release just a few short months later, Dillard & Clark cut the lushly orchestrated Clark composition “Why Not Your Baby." Boasting gorgeous harmonies and soaring strings, the recording remains one of the strongest in Clark's repertoire, and one of the finest examples of the sound of country meeting rock.

Remarkably, both “Lyin’ Down the Middle” and “Why Not Your Baby” were issued ONLY as single sides at the time by A&M; they were not included on any original Dillard & Clark album. Proudly presented here from the original A&M mono masters, this re-imagined single reveals Dillard & Clark sailing forefront of the nascent California country-rock movement.

TRACK LIST:
1. Why Not Your Baby
2. Lyin’ Down The Middle

Chocolate Watch Band
In the Midnight Hour / Psychedelic Trip 7" Single

S 242 | 7" Single

Limited Edition Record Store Day Release!

Was there a more influential band from the West Coast’s Class of ’66 punks??? If any convincing is required, listen no further than the Watch Band’s pulverizing take on “In the Midnight Hour.” In a tradition established with their first official single, “Sweet Young Thing,” this outtake features an absolutely stunning rhythm track coupled with frontman Dave Aguilar’s raving original vocal. Definitive! (Inexplicably, the orig. producers chose to replace Aguilar’s superior vocal for the officially-released version that appeared on the group’s No Way Out LP.) As for the instro outtake “Psychedelic Trip,” by the time Aguilar added lyrics and vocal to this off-the-cuff studio jam, it had transformed into the epochal track “No Way Out.” As the name implies, “Psychedelic Trip” is Chocolate Watch Band at its most mind-blowing; with lead guitarist Mark Loomis instinctively taking off into the cosmic, improvisational zone. Sundazed proudly presents this jaw-dropping single-that-never-was in powerhouse mono, from the mighty, original Tower masters!

TRACK LIST:
1. In the Midnight Hour
2. Psychedelic Trip

Bloos Magoos
So I’m Wrong And You Are Right / Wild About My Lovin’ / The People Had No Faces 7" EP

SEP 244 | 7" Single

Limited Edition Record Store Day Release!

In January 1967, the Blues Magoos were at the top of the garage game. Their classic, “(We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet” was Top 5 nationally; they had a hit album and nationwide TV exposure. But one year earlier, it was a different story. As the Bloos Magoos, their debut 45, “So I’m Wrong and You Are Right” / “The People Had No Faces” was completely ignored upon its release in January ’66. What a damn shame! “So I’m Wrong and You Are Right” is a tough protest lyric set to the Magoos’ short-lived folk-rock fixation. Also firmly in the same bag, “The People Had No Faces” is a weird, wonderful little nugget in the band’s catalog. On both tracks, Ralph Scala (Ralph Magoo) delivers up two of his most inspired lead vocals. Importantly, leading up to this lost session, a nascent Magoos hustled their way into regular work at the legendary Night Owl Café in Greenwich Village, the launch site for the Lovin’ Spoonful. For that Spoonful/Night Owl influence, look no further than the previously unreleased “Wild About My Lovin’" from that very same studio date featuring Zal-style reverb and the most sensationally trashy drums this side of the Spoonful’s appearance on The Big T.N.T. Show. Cut from the original Verve-Folkways mono masters, Sundazed is proud to showcase the Magoo' famously lost '65 session!

TRACK LIST:
1. So I’m Wrong and You Are Right
2. Wild About My Lovin
3. The People Had No Faces

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
Diddy Wah Diddy / Who Do You Think You’re Fooling / Moonchild / Frying Pan Double 7" Set

SEP 243 | Double 7" Gatefold Set

Limited Edition Record Store Day Release!

Upon signing with A&M Records, Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band debuted loudly, recording two singles in 1966, cementing their image as Sunset Strip "blues fiends" and paving the way for what was to become one of the most original careers in rock history. The band's cover of Bo Diddley's "Diddy Wah Diddy" garnered significant regional attention & considerable radio play courtesy of the Captain's unreal howl & Jerry Handley's deep, thundering bass sound, while the driving delta tributes "Who Do You Think You're Fooling" & "Frying Pan" sharply displayed the Captain's early songwriting prowess. While the Magic Band's musical course were soon to evolve in drastic & original ways, it's these early sides that depict a developed blues foundation and a signature tightness that was threaded through all Magic Bands to come. Sundazed now proudly presents these legendary recordings in double 7" 45rpm gatefold edition, all sides cut from the original A&M mono masters.

TRACK LIST:
1. Diddy Wah Diddy
2. Who Do You Think You’re Fooling
3. Moonchild
4. Frying Pan

The Blues Project
Parchman Farm / Bright Lights, Big City 7" Single

S 245 | 7" Single

Limited Edition Record Store Day Release!

In their relatively short lifespan, the visionary Blues Project—which included fabled guitar master Danny Kalb and legendary keyboardist Al Kooper—pioneered a dynamic fusion of blues, folk-rock, psychedelia and improvisational instrumentals. Far ahead of its time, the Blues Project fine-tuned their eclecticism and built their reputation through their electrifying live shows in NYC. Appropriately, the group made their recorded debut with Live at the Cafe Au Go Go, which captured the group at the peak of its power, during a week-long stand in November 1965 at the titular Greenwich Village club. This historic set of recordings also yielded a good deal of marvelous material that was left off the BP's first album. Two of those long-lost performances are featured here–the band’s raw 'n mighty readings of a pair of blues classics, Mose Allison’s “Parchman Farm” and Jimmy Reed’s “Bright Lights, Big City.” Sundazed is proud to present these two tracks for the first time on vinyl, direct from the original Verve Folkways mono masters.

TRACK LIST:
1. Parchman Farm
2. Bright Lights, Big City

The Byrds
I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better / It’s No Use 7" Single

S 247 | 7" Single

Limited Edition Record Store Day ReleasE on colored vinyl!

The Byrds’ “Mr. Tambourine Man” played a massive role in defining rock music in the sixties: it introduced the song’s composer to a wider – and younger – rock audience and, more than any other recording or event, it ushered in the reigning sound of ’65, folk-rock. But most importantly, it announced one of the essential musical experiences of the era, The Byrds. And if “Mr. Tambourine Man” sounded like an electric symphony, Gene Clark’s “I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better” captured the group’s need to let loose musically with a thrilling up-tempo arrangement - one that would launch a thousand U.S. garage bands. Clark's unparalleled gift for songwriting was matched by a unique, at times world weary vocal delivery which is perfectly captured on the rare, alternate vocal take version of “I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better,” included here. Also from the Mr. Tambourine Man album sessions, “It’s No Use” demonstrates that a raw Byrds album outtake is as good or better than most band’s finished masters. Sourced from the original, Columbia Records mono masters, these songs evoke the excitement of the Byrds at take-off, blowing minds and filling the dance floor at Ciro’s on the Sunset Strip.

TRACK LIST:
1. I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better (alternate vocal track/take 2 version)
2. It’s No Use (alternate lead guitar overdub)

Paul Revere & the Raiders
Ride Your Pony / (You're a) Bad Girl 7" Single

S 248 | 7" Single

Limited Edition Record Store Day Release on colored vinyl!

Paul Revere & the Raiders delivered a ton of magnificent flavors during their '59–'72 run as hit-makers, from boogie and rhythm & blues to lush psych-pop. However, the years 1965 and 1966 may well be the group's most beloved era, when the Raiders drove their Pacific Northwest grind head-on into the incoming Brit Invasion sounds of the Animals and the Kinks. The result? ’60s Garage Punk. And two originally unissued numbers from this prime moment are featured here. An August '65 cover of Lee Dorsey’s “Ride Your Pony” is stock Raiders at their most floor-filling, featuring Mark Lindsay’s demanding vocals, Paul Revere's churning Vox organ, and an incessant riff from the group’s scale-tipping lead guitarist, Drake Levin. On the flipside, “(You’re a) Bad Girl” is one full summer’s leap (recorded in July ’66), and is a stunning folk-punk romp. Lindsay provides taunting, deep, Jagger-esque verses, a pounding rhythm section is provided by bassist Phil Volk and drummer Mike Smith, and Jim Valley (new to the group) perfectly contributes to the legendary twin-guitar sound that producer Terry Melcher would often add to the Raiders mix. We're proud to bring you this mighty pairing–the first time on vinyl for both tracks, and direct from the original Columbia Records mono masters!

TRACK LIST:
1. Ride Your Pony
2. (You’re A) Bad Girl

In a special arrangement with Spinout Records:

The Neanderthals
Groovy Dances / How Can I Make Her Mine 7" Single

Spin 024 | 7" Single

Limited Edition Record Store Day Release!

Hailing from a Paleolithic-era settlement near Albany, NY—Johnny Rabb and Eddie Angel’s fur-clad primitivism has been delighting Homo Sapiens (and Cro-Magnons) for epochs. Historians are rethinking which was invented first—the wheel, or the electric guitar—after discovering these Stone Cylinder recordings. Anticipating the sounds of Link Wray and the Kingsmen, the Neanderthals certainly predate the invention of the garage, and can only be described as the world’s only cave-rock band. Here they offer up two raunchy, wild dance songs that were no doubt part of some ritualistic dance party. These songs will definitely get you doing the Twist, whether or not you have opposable thumbs. The Neanderthals have headlined concert halls and beer joints around the world...Australia, Spain, Italy, France, Czech Republic, Germany, England and Troy, NY...their philosophy has remained the same: rock ’n’ roll should always aspire to be as fun as “Louie Louie,” as raw as “Rumble” and as meaningful as “Surfin’ Bird!”

TRACK LIST:
1. Groovy Dances
2. How Can I Make Her Mine

In a special arrangement with Spinout Records:

The Martian Denny Orchestra
Crossfire / The 2000 Pound Bee-Part 2 7" Single

Spin 026| 7" Single

Limited Edition Record Store Day Release!

The Martian Denny Orchestra hail from a planet where every TV program is brought to you in living color, the number one movie at the box office is The Horror of Party Beach and five of the ten top albums are by the Ventures, Santo & Johnny, Link Wray, Billy Mure and the Spotnicks. They've landed in Nashville, and have begun unleashing their brand of dazzling atomic instrumentals upon an unsuspecting public. Guitarist Eddie Angel shakes up the world of indie-rock with Los Straitjackets and the Planet Rockers. Guitarist Bob Irwin, the man behind famed reissue label Sundazed Music, is the fretboard whiz of New York’s Pluto Walkers. Dave Roe played bass for Johnny Cash and works the same magic for John Mellencamp and many others. Jim Hoke plays steel guitar and woodwinds for NRBQ, Toby Keith and others. The rock-solid beat comes courtesy of the mighty Jimmy Lester, the original skinsman of Los Straitjackets and now with Webb Wilder’s honky tonk hellions. The M.D.O. has only one M.O., and that's to get the Action Set stomping to a twangy beat—one that would make Duane Eddy proud!!

TRACK LIST:
1. Crossfire
2. The 2000 Pound Bee–Part 2

dow, Thursday, 19 April 2012 17:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyone in NYC know if they're getting the Freakwater reissue? Trying to figure out what to hit first.

Evan, Thursday, 19 April 2012 18:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

I really really really do not get all these "picture sleeve" 45s every year of tracks that everybody owns already. whoop de do.

Stormy Davis, Thursday, 19 April 2012 19:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 19 April 2012 19:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

i always read that as "Emperor Dos Catshit"

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Thursday, 19 April 2012 19:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

the amount of special ltd editions this year is truly insane.
i can easily see a lot of this stuff still being on the shelves in a few weeks time.
pretty certain the same was true last year.
sure i recall seeing a ton of collector scum material in head/bristol way after the event desperate for some love/££.

mark e, Thursday, 19 April 2012 19:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

there are places in seattle that still have stuff from last time around and even two years ago

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Thursday, 19 April 2012 20:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

honestly don't give a shit about reissues unless all other pressings are criminally scarce/expensive

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Thursday, 19 April 2012 20:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just home after the first of what will probably be three 12 hour days culminating in Record Store Day itself on Saturday. A vague semblance of order has been imposed on the hundreds upon hundreds of records...

Exhausted, but having fun! I love coloured vinyl!

only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Thursday, 19 April 2012 21:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Drag City just said there will be Bonnie "Prince" Billy condoms available at some shops. I'm in.

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Thursday, 19 April 2012 21:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

so to speak

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Thursday, 19 April 2012 21:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

"I feel a darkness"

Mark G, Friday, 20 April 2012 08:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Friday, 20 April 2012 11:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

I worry that the focus on special limited edition vinyls excludes most people who buy music. Wouldn't it be better if Record Store Day was just promoted as a day to buy music? Not everyone lives near a good brick & mortar store, and not every store has what people want. I discussed it here - http://www.fastnbulbous.com/record-store-day.htm

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 20 April 2012 16:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Do some people still have money?

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 20 April 2012 17:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Little bit! And not all of this stuff--wouldn't mind hearing that prev unreleased Sundazed Gene Clark, for inst.

dow, Friday, 20 April 2012 18:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

So what's RSD like in London for someone who's not really interested in RSD exclusives? i.e. Sales?

EDB, Friday, 20 April 2012 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

It would be a really, really odd day to go general record shopping tbh.

Conan The Asshander (Doran), Friday, 20 April 2012 19:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

My experience in Toronto has been that record stores have sales, which makes it really, really not odd to go general record shopping

EDB, Friday, 20 April 2012 19:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

man just checked out the list on the official site. pretty lame this year. gimmick 7 inches a-go-go. :(

Mississippi Butt Hurt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 20 April 2012 20:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am basically a broken man right now... the last 72 hours have been quite something.

I plan on having a great time tomorrow though.

Music matters.

only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Friday, 20 April 2012 21:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Like

jed_, Friday, 20 April 2012 21:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

queue of around 30 people at about half past midnight at Picadilly Records, Manchester. impressive.

piscesx, Saturday, 21 April 2012 01:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

fuck a record store day. hope it brings some cash in for the stories but no thanks.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 21 April 2012 01:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

If anybody is feeling generous, i'd love a copy of the Keith Hudson and Lee Perry releases. None of my local shops will be carrying those titles. I'll pay cost + shipping +10 for your efforts.

brotherlovesdub, Saturday, 21 April 2012 03:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just about to head into the shop for 8am.

I fully understand a lot of the issues people have with aspects of Record Store Day, but I'm personally excited and have put in vast efforts to try and make today work out for us.

I hope that everyone who wishes to take part has fun doing so and enjoys their records and music.

only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Saturday, 21 April 2012 06:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

as someone who spends a shitload of time in record shops.. i'm not excited by the prospect of (mostly) overpriced major-label rehashes of old material which comprises the bulk of the RSD list...

....but as a mechanism of getting those who don't go to indie record shops to get their music fix to change their behaviour by offering limited edition goodies, and to help those shops make a bit more money to keep them going - i'm all for it...

If RSD enables shops to make a bit more profit to enable them to stay open in difficult times, then it's served its purpose as far as i'm concerned..

So have a great Record Store Day everyone, but especially if you work in a store!

Talcum Mucker, Saturday, 21 April 2012 09:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't go to the first 2 Record Store Days because I didn't live near a record store. Now I live near one but I probably won't bother going because:

1. queuing for a tiny chance at an expensive limited edition record, which I just tick off a list instead of looking at before I buy, and no chance to browse the rest of the stock = zzz. I like record shopping mainly for seeing what's in the used racks and bargain bins, not for paying £30 for a 200gsm limited edition of my, like, 15th choice picked off a list.

2. I find it highly unlikely that my local shop has signed up for the exclusives I'm most interested in. I'm fairly sure the Circle or Bitchin Bajas LPs are not coming to my town this year, just like the Purling Hiss / Puffy Aerolas split didn't come to my town last year, because where I live those bands would be kind of niche and the record shop would surely rather stock Arcade Monkey Bowie Dylan reissue shovelware which will definitely sell (and be on eBay the next day)

I might head down for the instore later on, but it will be basically impossible to buy anything once there are bands and amps and 20-30 spectators crammed into a shop barely bigger than my bedroom, so that's not a great win for the shop either.

(PS still hope everyone who works in a store has a good day and makes $$$, everyone who goes to one gets something they want and will actually listen to instead of selling unheard, etc)

instant coffee happening between us (a passing spacecadet), Saturday, 21 April 2012 10:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Waited in line outside Phonica in London for a good two hours this morning, mainly in the hope of getting that Tindersticks 10" (I didn't). Some of the people at the front of the line were coming out with stacks of vinyl - call me a cynic, but I can't imagine they were planning on listening to those records...

Anyway, I bought a few overpriced singles, and that John Cale ep, but I do feel like a bit of a tit for getting suckered in by the whole thing.

Shadrach, Saturday, 21 April 2012 12:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Too busy today to make a visit to a shop for RSD. So I went yesterday evening to Rough Trade East to make a few purchases.. but they were shut...

mmmm, Saturday, 21 April 2012 12:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah very good point about not even SEEING the damn things you're buying before you get them. has to be said the cover for the ABBA 12" looks really crap.
i didn't GET one of course, it sold out 30 minutes after our local shop opened, but luckily i've seen a copy on EBAY. handy!

piscesx, Saturday, 21 April 2012 13:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

phish boxes already selling for 100+ on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/csc/i.html?_sacat=306&_nkw=rsd+2012&LH_Complete=1&rt=nc

scott seward, Saturday, 21 April 2012 13:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

good reference guide if you haven't gotten to a store yet. pick up that sigur ros thing if you see it.

scott seward, Saturday, 21 April 2012 13:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

stuff for sale right now if you are homebound:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sacat=306&_nkw=rsd+2012

scott seward, Saturday, 21 April 2012 13:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

People who are against RSD seem to think it is all about the limited releases. That was just supposed to be part of the incentive, and contribution to the festivities by the labels. The stores who get it are the ones that do DJ sets all day, in-store performances, BBQs, sales on general stock, etc. This is a day to strengthen the idea of a community to support record stores. It's not Record Label Day so stop treating it that way. Few places require you to stand in line after the doors open anyway.

Evan, Saturday, 21 April 2012 13:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah things have a way of turning into something else. i don't recall anyone on here talking about the great live music bbq that they can't wait to go to at their local record store. nijoli seemed like the only one looking forward to bbq. which is cool. i hope she has a great day.

meanwhile, you see that phish box or that jack white liquid-filled 12 inch, make sure to snap them up!

scott seward, Saturday, 21 April 2012 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Got the Circle, Mika Väiniö, and Springsteen. No sign of the Beefheart. Damn

Lil' Kim Philby (Call the Cops), Saturday, 21 April 2012 14:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

actually the place by my house does have a general sale on, unfortunately everything i'd want in there i've probably bought already.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 21 April 2012 14:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Waiting in line at my local place now, which opens at noon ET. It was 82 in Cleveland yesterday, it's 43 today. FML.

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Saturday, 21 April 2012 14:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's a good excuse to dedicate the day to browsing every store in NYC that I can. I like seeing happy store owners. I figure there's a chance that places put some effort into throwing some fresh used stuff on the shelves today, too.

Evan, Saturday, 21 April 2012 15:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

im gonna celebrate by hunting for "Hard to categorize rock/jazz/'experimental' but not really fusion crossover records by jazz dudes"

llurk, Saturday, 21 April 2012 15:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Worth noting, for Londoners, that Sounds of the Universe are doing 25% off all their second hand vinyl today and 20% off all vinyl on Soul Jazz. The Studio One comps they do are fantastic.

Shadrach, Saturday, 21 April 2012 15:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

someone came in my store and said that at the turn it up in northampton they had 4 copies of the phish box and when those were gone the crowd dwindled considerably. and everyone who comes in basically asks for the phish thing. and across the street at newbury it was mobbed with lines apparently for the phish box. so, if you are in noho go to turn it up cuz everyone's at newbury.

scott seward, Saturday, 21 April 2012 15:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

not that anyone here will be in noho...

scott seward, Saturday, 21 April 2012 15:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

but anyway phish phrenzy in 2012.

scott seward, Saturday, 21 April 2012 15:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

phish pheeding phrenzy

scott seward, Saturday, 21 April 2012 15:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

phish suck btw

scott seward, Saturday, 21 April 2012 15:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

had a nice day visiting intoxica, honest jons, bm, phonica, sounds of the universe. biggest queues i saw were at sister ray (round the block) and rough trade west (the same) so I avoided those. scored the Numero comp, some old jimmy webb, barry white and glen campbell vinyl. good work record stores.

Jamie_ATP, Saturday, 21 April 2012 15:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is this real? Jack White's Sixteen Saltines liquid filled or something 12" sold on eBay for $3,500.00

LaMonte, Saturday, 21 April 2012 15:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just spent way the hell too much at AKA in Philadelphia- got the MC5/Afrika Bambaataa 7", School of Seven Bells Siouxsie cover 7", the Domino Smugglers Way thing, the Animal Collective and Sacred Bones LPs, a Lee Hazlewood best-of 2xLP on Light in the Attic, and the Cleaners from Venus CD box set. Apparently they never got the Flaming Lips album, which sucks, but if any of these are going to be easy to find later it'll be that one.

muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Saturday, 21 April 2012 15:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

There is a Jack White test pressing being raffled off at Tunes in Hoboken today.

Evan, Saturday, 21 April 2012 15:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't know the Cleaners From Venus box came in CD version, too.
Flaming Lips was the other big seller I think, besides Phish.

Evan, Saturday, 21 April 2012 16:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Atlas Sound is playing Criminal Records at 4 then Bradford's DJing for a while.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 21 April 2012 16:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't know the Cleaners From Venus box came in CD version, too.

Yeah, they had a stack of them up by the counter. I only knew about the vinyl so I bought it on the off chance that it was a RSD exclusive. It's not, though (they just put out all the Cleaners stuff to coincide with RSD), so you're not missing out if you didn't get it.

muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Saturday, 21 April 2012 16:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Phish sucks but Junta is a good record

poxen, Saturday, 21 April 2012 16:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well the vinyl box was available online for awhile to preorder. Now it says "unavailable," which is vague because that's also how they label not yet released items, maybe just temporary items as well. So I don't know if it is only available at stores that happened to order it. What is officially RSD exclusive though is getting the albums from the box individually.

Evan, Saturday, 21 April 2012 16:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

^About Cleaners From Venus

Evan, Saturday, 21 April 2012 16:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

just temporarily out of stock items as well**** I meant to say

Evan, Saturday, 21 April 2012 16:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I got XXX on vinyl, yay. Was disappointed that 2 Many DJs was a UK only thing.

poxen, Saturday, 21 April 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

I stopped by Roadrunner Records in Minneapolis

About 2 and a half hours after open

Was pretty dead but I it was crazy at open

Picked over but I bought the Patti Smith Horses reissue

l0u1s j0rdan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 21 April 2012 16:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

man, my friend chris came in just now with the grateful dead dark star thing and i didn't even know about that one. that's the first thing i've seen that i would even want. he got his for 15 and they are going for 50 or 60 right now on ebay. but aside from that, it looks cool! new old dead for 15 bucks. now that is something i can get behind. plus, whole record of dark star. what's not to love?

he got it at the turn it up store that nobody goes to. great place to snag rsd stuff.

scott seward, Saturday, 21 April 2012 16:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

one in one out at monorail in glasgow. 200+ people in the building? 5 year olds dancing to albert ayler. carnival atmosphere. what's not to like?

stirmonster, Saturday, 21 April 2012 16:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok, i got hooked and went in. i bought a bunch of stuff--only some of it RSD exclusives. of RSD stuff i got that nutty buck owens coloring book (why not?), windy & carl LP (limited to 250 copies! green vinyl!), a pussy galore 7", misfits "walk among us" LP ---- and, yeah, i bought one of those phish vinyl boxes. i'll flip it in a few days.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 21 April 2012 17:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

i went away happy because apparently that "personal space" comp on chocolate industries came out recently and i snapped that up. so psyched for it.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 21 April 2012 17:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

"windy & carl LP (limited to 250 copies! green vinyl!)"

to be fair though, every windy & carl LP is limited to 250 and on green vinyl.

scott seward, Saturday, 21 April 2012 17:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

that misfits thing is selling for a bunch now too.

scott seward, Saturday, 21 April 2012 17:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

and wait a couple days with the misfts thing too cuz there are only 500 of them. it will go up.

scott seward, Saturday, 21 April 2012 17:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

wasn't necessarily planning to flip the misfits but OK. should i wait on the phish too??

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 21 April 2012 17:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

wish i could visit your store btw but i'm never in your neck of the woods.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 21 April 2012 17:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

to be fair though, every windy & carl LP is limited to 250 and on green vinyl.

― scott seward, Saturday, April 21, 2012 12:23 PM (8 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

maybe. they actually made the "new age" chart recently which probably means they sell at least 1,000–2,000 of some titles...

do they still run the record store in dearborn?

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 21 April 2012 17:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

"personal soul" is ace. minimal soul is the new minimal synth.

stirmonster, Saturday, 21 April 2012 17:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

i was kinda kidding. but they are fond of limited colored vinyl. i used to have a limited green vinyl record of theirs!

scott seward, Saturday, 21 April 2012 17:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

did it smell like pine trees?

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 21 April 2012 17:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just grabbed a bunch of 7-inches - St. Vincent, Deerhoof/Of Montreal, etc. - and the Mates of State and Pretty In Pink LPs. (lol 80s)

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Saturday, 21 April 2012 17:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

and you don't have to flip the misfits. you are allowed to keep it. but misfits fans live for limited misfits stuff. so i imagine the price will just rise.

scott seward, Saturday, 21 April 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

well i already have that album in some form so yeah i guess i'll flip it. maybe i'll wait a few weeks or months?

btw i posted that buck owens thing on eBay just to see what would happen (i assumed nobody would care) but, uh, i sold it in 30 minutes for 4x what i paid for it. i'm gonna go get me some more of those.

i feel guilty typing this, but what the hell. i spent several 1,000x what the average person spends on records, so i've done my part to keep this particular economic niche going.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 21 April 2012 17:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok my plan has been formed. ready to go. am more interested in free shows than elbowing past greedy patrons, so my plan reflects that.

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Saturday, 21 April 2012 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha. i'm lucky there are only two record stores around here worth half a damn, otherwise i'd be jetting all over the place.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 21 April 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm heading out myself right now. It's funny, in years past, I actually did get up early enough on my Saturday morning to get to my closest record store (which is three blocks away from me) right around the open. This year I couldn't really be bothered. But honestly the only things I am really that excited about are the Lee Hazlewood and Greatful Dead lps. And at least in the case of the Lee, I am sure that thing is going to be around forever, so no real rush.

La Lech, what is your plan? I'm going to my local store -- Record Breakers -- right now, then over the Numero Group pop-up. Then I'm going to try to catch the first part of Otis Clay @ Dusty and then run over to Bloodiest at Reckless

Stormy Davis, Saturday, 21 April 2012 18:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah the lee hazlewood thing isn't a RSD exclusive. otherwise i might have grabbed that. i'll probably get it when it comes out on CD.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 21 April 2012 18:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm going to Permanent to see if they still have Circle release (if so, great, if not w/e I am at a record store), then Saki for Runnies at 8, then CAVE at EB. Modest. Would love to see Bloodiest -- I missed them last night because this weekend could have yielded 4 nights in a row of shows I want to see and that's, I dunno, a bit much. I'll show (1) ounce of restraint.

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Saturday, 21 April 2012 18:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also I live far far far north side so only one trip to RSD land per day makes sense.

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Saturday, 21 April 2012 18:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

you could always go to 2nd hand tunes in evanston -- i bet they still have a lot of stuff that has sold out elsewhere.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 21 April 2012 18:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Good idea! Maybe I will.

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Saturday, 21 April 2012 18:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

and don't forget laurie's planet of sound...

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 21 April 2012 18:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

I might try to hit Cave later on, cuz i love them. but will see how my stamina is at that point. I mean I'd probably come home to the south side in the evening, and then have to come back up to the Bottle. Which kind of sucks. but we'll see.

I think my all-time records for shows in a row was something like 7 days! a year or two ago, I'd have to go back in my google calendar to check. but I remember that being one of the best, if most tiring, weeks of my life!

Stormy Davis, Saturday, 21 April 2012 18:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

why did i buy this Devo live lp?

nerve_pylon, Saturday, 21 April 2012 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh and i guess the one other RSD thing i want to snag and forgot to mention is that Mynah Birds 7"..

Stormy Davis, Saturday, 21 April 2012 18:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

I got the Pussy Galore single and the Lee Hazelwood, bought an extra Lee for my friend who had to work today.

was looking for the School Of Seven Bells and the Kate Bush but they are long gone or were never here.

still a Lee Perry for $30 sitting around if anyone is desperate for it, I'll try to check back here.

I also bought the new Dirty Three album and some great used stuff (Unrest, Severed Heads, Bogshed, Black Uhuru upgrade),

Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Saturday, 21 April 2012 18:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yes. I want the lee perry. Waited an hour and missed out a my local.

brotherlovesdub, Saturday, 21 April 2012 19:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Will gladly pay extra for it plus shipping. A+++ buyer :) / 100% positive rating on discogs etc. want the Keith Hudson too.

brotherlovesdub, Saturday, 21 April 2012 19:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

There was still a line out the door at 1:30 at Red Onion DC. Didn't go in -- SOM had a bunch of the cooler (if more common) stuff and was also doing a brisk business. The WTNG yacht rock comp is pretty good, only RSD item I got.

I'm still sort of conflicted about the whole thing: If this is needed to give indie shops a boost, then more power to them and make it happen. It keeps them open the other 51 Saturday for the folks not just chasing the eBay-focused stuff.

a-lo, Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

It looks like I was charged double the actual price for the Hazlewood LP, which isn't even an RSD exclusive. I guess it's nice to not have to wait for the price to get jacked up on ebay...

muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Definitely returning it, though.

muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nobody at my store and no special items. Everything was ten percent off though; made off with a mint condition Womack & Womack promo LP.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

They had a bunch of stuff at Record Surplus in Los Angeles, I grabbed the Feistodon 7", which is really all I was interested in. They had an Ozzy live single from the 80s, but *shrug*.

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

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Yes. I want the lee perry. Waited an hour and missed out a my local.

― brotherlovesdub, Saturday, April 21, 2012 12:35 PM (50 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Will gladly pay extra for it plus shipping. A+++ buyer :) / 100% positive rating on discogs etc. want the Keith Hudson too.

― brotherlovesdub, Saturday, April 21, 2012 12:40 PM (45 minutes ago) Bookmark

OK I will check, going out again soon and it's not out of the way.

Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

thanks, scoping one on ebay right now. called every shop in town. would greatly appreciate it.

brotherlovesdub, Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Didn't know about the Mynah Birds release - I've long been astonished this has gone unreleased for this long.

Also want the Shuggie Otis 45 with an unreleased song on it.

Lee626, Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

somebody snagged the Perry box, sorry! xp

tons of Dark Stars left though

Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

thanks for looking!

brotherlovesdub, Saturday, 21 April 2012 21:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

torn on ordering a copy of the Lee Perry for $90. on one hand, i want it and don't think i'll get it cheaper. on the other, i hate people who buy shit to flip on ebay. the seller is affiliated with a record store. is there anyway to turn him in and get his store blacklisted from RSD releases?

brotherlovesdub, Saturday, 21 April 2012 21:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Poked my head in the Reckless in Wicker Park and it was a total zoo.

sockless in moccasins (jaymc), Saturday, 21 April 2012 21:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

There are like four copies of the Lee Perry here @ DustyGroove. I'll get you one, BLD. But I can't find the Dead thing anywhere! How about a three-way trade with Sleeve?!

Stormy Davis, Saturday, 21 April 2012 21:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Otis Clay is killin it right now btw

Stormy Davis, Saturday, 21 April 2012 21:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Grabbed:

Flaming Lips - Heady Fwends (anyone else who got it, check the runoff grooves for four secret messages) 2xLP
McLusky - Does Dallas LP
Devo - New Traditionalists Live 1981 2xLP
Sigur Ros - Hvarf Heim 2xLP
Bragg/Wilco CD/DVD

This year seemed a bit slight for me but no burning desire to buy any of those 6x45-inch things for insane prices. I can only buy Electric Warrior so many times y'know.

Sean Carruthers, Saturday, 21 April 2012 21:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

On the odd chance that there'll be a charred rib I can gnaw on while watching the band pack away their equipment, I'm heading over to my local now.

nickn, Saturday, 21 April 2012 21:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

I picked up the Scratch set for ya, BL5. It was 30, I'll pm you later

Stormy Davis, Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

2nd Hand Tunes was not busy, and they didn't have any RSD releases I wanted, but they did bring me a stool to stand on and I
* bought 4 good records
* had a nice convo with a young lady looking for Soft Machine records
* jib jabbed with the clerk about Tangerine Dream and awesome soundtracks, directed him to the copy of the Foxes sdtk sitting in his store

Good times so far, no mobs or elbows.

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

How do the customers bend their arms if they have no elbows?

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's Evanston, they find a way.

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

hey Stormy I'm gonna go out now and check on the Dark Star

Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

2nd Hand Tunes is the greatest. I miss it so.

Waterloo? Oh, we've sunsetted that. (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow! Thanks Stormy. my email is b g e o g h a g a n (@) h o t m a i l - that's my paypal address too. i can do paypal or check, whatever you prefer.

brotherlovesdub, Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

got yer Dark Star, Stormy, I'll PM you my email. $17.

Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

long distance lee perry fistbump!

brotherlovesdub, Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

don't really care about a lot of the limited edition hoo hah, but have to admit that the dark star LP is a rad idea. they should just do a series of 25 of the best Dark Stars all on LP. it would sell!

tylerw, Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Lee Perry's Blackboard Jungle Dub issued for the first time ever in a 10" vinyl pressing. "

how is this a thing? i could probably press it up on MiniDisc and it would be "Lee Perry's Blackboard Jungle Dub issued for the first time ever in a MiniDisc pressing."

i don't get all this stuff at all.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 21 April 2012 23:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

fuck a format fetishist.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 21 April 2012 23:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hit up End of an Ear and Waterloo Records here... got the School of Seven Bells and M83 45s, and the Captured Tracks Wake tribute 45, which isn't really an RSD exclusive. Would have liked the Beach House 45, but it was long gone by after lunch when we showed up. Some other stuff was still available but I saw the prices and was like go fuck yourself. $45 for 4x7" box set? A 7" single for $14? Single LP releases for $24? Come on.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Saturday, 21 April 2012 23:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

got up early this morning, like around 7, got up to seattle by 8:30 or so. after i got there, i decided i just didn't want to deal with crowds, lol, so i spent the morning walking around and drinking coffee instead. nice day. finally made it to the record store at 11 or so, by which time there was still a decent (smallish) crowd and basically no super-snazzy swag left. some guy playing folky indie rock in the back when i got there, switched out for a synthpop dj after 20 minutes or so. pretty cool vibe, really.

i bought a cleaners from venus lp (never heard them before, they're great!), and a few used records, only spent about 30 bucks.

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Saturday, 21 April 2012 23:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

did anyone check out the feistodon?

Mordy, Saturday, 21 April 2012 23:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Got into Cactus before the mid-day temp shutdown for the Evanescence (!?!?) meet'n'greet. Got the Buck Owens book, which was an ouchie $24.95, and the lady in front of me let me see her copy of the "Dark Star" album ($19.95 here).

I've missed the last few RSDs, and thus was sort of shocked how uncomfortable mere shopping was. This was already early afternoon and there were still people everywhere. There was a line running through the store, so you had to keep excuseing yourself to people just look in the racks. Eventually I just gave up and joined them. Made me miss the first couple years before it became a "thing" and the hang-out atmosphere was encouraged (all-day dj sets and instores, less "me-first" exclusives).

Raymond Dubious Davies (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 21 April 2012 23:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

According to the Rough Trade East guys, the Flaming Lips, Bowie, and Kate Bush stuff sold out right away. I really wanted the Flaming Lips album, but I didn't get there at 8am, so I was SOL. The Cure reissues were £24.99, which seems a little steep - a lot of the classic reissue 7"s (Dead Boys, Flamin' Groovies, stuff like that) were £7, which is nuts, too.

She Got the Shakes, Saturday, 21 April 2012 23:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

$45 for 4x7" box set? A 7" single for $14? Single LP releases for $24? Come on.

yeah, the prices for some of this shit is ridiculous.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Sunday, 22 April 2012 00:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Here is a neat article partially about the guy whose pressing plant did the RSD Flaming Lips release.

Raymond Dubious Davies (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 22 April 2012 00:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

I picked up the Unrest 7" box, walked toward the register and turned around and put it back. It was $53. Too much mulah for that one. I got the White Stripes 7", Lee Hazlewood, Mclusky, Flaming Lips 2lp, and that was it. Didn't really want anything else. I wish I could have seen that School of Seven Bells, but no luck.

van smack, Sunday, 22 April 2012 00:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

WHAT UNREST BOX ARGH

Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Sunday, 22 April 2012 00:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

that Flaming Lips one was the only thing i even really cared for, but wasn't going to wait hours in line for it.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Sunday, 22 April 2012 00:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

a friend also scored some cool comp w/Alvarius B, Sir Richard Bishop, Mike Gunn, Six Organs, Lee Ranaldo, & others. WANT.

Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Sunday, 22 April 2012 00:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Teenbeat Perfect Teeth 7" box set still available from the Teenbeat website (as of today anyway):

http://www.teenbeatrecords.com/items/119preorder.html

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Sunday, 22 April 2012 00:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

van smack, Sunday, 22 April 2012 00:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

does anyone know if there are plans to sell that flaming lips thing digitally later on or anything? or are we just going to have to wait until it inevitably gets uploaded?

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Sunday, 22 April 2012 00:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

thanks y'all, just ordered xp

Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Sunday, 22 April 2012 00:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Btw, I'm not sure how limited that boxset is, the one I had was numbered 24xx or so.

van smack, Sunday, 22 April 2012 00:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

You can stream the Feistodon here, Mordy: http://legacy.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=172907

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Sunday, 22 April 2012 00:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah the Feistodon was pretty fun to hear once, not sure that i needed to buy it though

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Sunday, 22 April 2012 00:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

er, that i would need to buy it.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Sunday, 22 April 2012 00:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

I collect therefore I am.

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Sunday, 22 April 2012 00:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

i did end up swinging by my local earlier this evening, decided i could at spend some money on other stuff now that the crowds died down. dude working said the Feistodon, Flaming Lips, and White Stripes stuff were the first to go, all within minutes.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Sunday, 22 April 2012 00:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yo Sleeve, thank you so much! I will be in touch. That comp you are referring to (it's on Three Lobed) -- I bought a copy myself at DustyGroove, and they still had like 5 copies. I am going to very strongly guess that they'll still have it tomorrow -- when they will be 'allowed' to sell it online via RSD 'rules'. I am way too lazy to get back over and get u one now, but lemme see if I can snag it online in the morning -- will swap it w/ u for the Dead thing

Currently @ empty bottle after the Numero group record fair -- wow, so many cheap records! Cave is soundchecking and they sound amazing. New song I've never heard which sounds very pink floyd. Chicagoans who are going are in for a treat, but I am exhausted and will prolly head home. Btw all taps have been invaded by Lagunitas, and they have the double IPA 'Waldo' on tap. It is delicious

Stormy Davis, Sunday, 22 April 2012 00:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lagunitas rules

will swap it w/ u for the Dead thing

this would be SOOO awesome, happy ILXors all the way around.

Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Sunday, 22 April 2012 00:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

PooBah's had filed all the RSD stuff in the regular vinyl bins, so I couldn't check out all they had easily. Did notice some of the 45s (Byrds, Gene Clark, and a few others on Sundazed and Columbia). Also saw the Lee Hazlewood LP, but no Flaming Lips. Was going to be a hero and get the LPs requested here, but couldn't remember which had been mentioned (the Lee Perry). Good thing, because I was not alone in heroicness, I guess. Not crowded, no lines, and I did get a few used CDs and a couple free LPs (they have 4 or 5 free LP bins outside the door. No ribs, damnit, but they said a couple performers would be there at 6.

nickn, Sunday, 22 April 2012 01:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

WHAT UNREST BOX ARGH

― Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Saturday, April 21, 2012 7:13 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i saw this. i was tempted, since there are only 250 copies, supposedly. but the idea of a LP spread across a bunch of 45s makes... no sense to me.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Sunday, 22 April 2012 01:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

PooBah's had filed all the RSD stuff in the regular vinyl bins,

that is not smart.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Sunday, 22 April 2012 01:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Psychic Teens (all the way from Philly!) at Permanent Records Chicago was pretty sweet tonight - Really dug 'em, and their rekkid is great! Didn't get any exclusives really, save a couple Sundazed singles & the Trouble in Mind label split. Line for midnight opening at Permanent last night was a hundred deep @ 11:30 - screw that noise! Guess I'm not the diehard I thought I was! I'm moving to a new pad soon, so less rekkids to move is probably a good thing...wish I had the energy for Cave tonight, but I'm sure I'll see 'em soon again... I hope RSD2012 was a success for all that participated - recognition of the 'record store as cultural center' is always good.

BlackIronPrison, Sunday, 22 April 2012 02:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, not withstanding my internet whining about limited release pricing, the vibe was pretty good at the shops today. tons of people, food and drinks (didn't see any live stuff but I'm sure it was going on)... the cashiers looked a little harried, but then christmas at the bookstore was like that too, and we kind of dug it, as exhausting as it was.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Sunday, 22 April 2012 03:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

WHAT UNREST BOX ARGH

― Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Saturday, April 21, 2012 7:13 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i saw this. i was tempted, since there are only 250 copies, supposedly. but the idea of a LP spread across a bunch of 45s makes... no sense to me.

― flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, April 21, 2012 9:28 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I was a sucker and preordered it. It's beautifully put together, and Mark hand wrote a little note inside for me! This is how the original came, as a 7" box. Each record is a different color, and there is a nice booklet inside. I don't regret it!

Came away with:

Skip James - Devil Got My Woman
Mississippi John Hurt - Last Sessions
Cleaners From Venus Box
Medicine Box (had preordered)
Unrest - Perfect Teeth Box (had Preordered)
Freakwater - Feels Like The Third Time

Evan, Sunday, 22 April 2012 03:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

WHAT UNREST BOX ARGH

― Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Saturday, April 21, 2012 7:13 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i saw this. i was tempted, since there are only 250 copies, supposedly. but the idea of a LP spread across a bunch of 45s makes... no sense to me.

― flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, April 21, 2012 6:28 PM (2 hours ago

I don't think it's as limited as you think. There's no way that there are only 250 of them. The one I saw was numbered in the mid 2000s.

van smack, Sunday, 22 April 2012 04:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

funny that the reissue of the perfect teeth box costs more (on average) than copies of the original

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Sunday, 22 April 2012 04:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

the original edition was numbered up to 2000, so it's possible this second pressing started the numbering at 2001... I'd guess they made between 500 and 1000 this time around.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Sunday, 22 April 2012 04:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

ah wait, according to the teenbeat website, the second pressing started numbering at 2101.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Sunday, 22 April 2012 04:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

"PooBah's had filed all the RSD stuff in the regular vinyl bins,"

"that is not smart."

Yeah, but it does thwart the collector scum, a bit at least.

nickn, Sunday, 22 April 2012 07:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

My local store also stocked RSD stuff in the regular racks, but put a bright orange sticker on the top so items could be easily identified. It did make things a lot more orderly than in previous years.

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Sunday, 22 April 2012 11:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

When it was originally released, I know I picked up a copy of the first 6ths album, which was a boxed set of 7" singles - or rather, 6 6/6" singles, as they billed it, iirc. With a couple of bonus tracks. Re: Unrest, I have a copy of the first Air Miami LP as a 45rpm double LP with lock grooves after each track.

Frankly, I wish Record Store Day offered more cool stuff and less limited for the sake of stuff. I don't give a poop if something is appearing on vinyl for the first time - or reappearing for the first time in ages. I want unreleased stuff, period, not just this collector-bait repackaging. Last year the treasure hunt aspect attracted me to the Big Star set. This year, nothing brought me out of the house.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 22 April 2012 13:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

My local had a small bunch of RSD stuff. Picked up Destroyer's Rubies because i dig that album, didn't even know it was a part of this.

smash williams, Sunday, 22 April 2012 14:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah was that out of print or not already on vinyl?

Evan, Sunday, 22 April 2012 14:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Missions accomplished! I got what I wanted, did not wait in line, saw 4 great bands (one more o_O than great but that counts as great in my estimation).

RSD 2012, I <3 u.

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Sunday, 22 April 2012 14:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

If anyone in the UK has a Flaming Lips they want to flip without the hassle of eBay or whatever, I'll take 'er...

She Got the Shakes, Sunday, 22 April 2012 16:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

xxpost I'm not sure. This includes a 23 minute bonus track, not dissimilar to the Kapputt vinyl.x

smash williams, Sunday, 22 April 2012 16:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sleeve, I tried DustyGroove for the 'Eight Trails' lp but they actually did sell out of them! bummer. I am trying Cory direct right now...

Stormy Davis, Sunday, 22 April 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

no worries if u can't find one. thanks for looking!

Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Sunday, 22 April 2012 18:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

$50 on ebay, fuck that.

Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Sunday, 22 April 2012 18:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

daaammn. we sold all our copies of the 8 trails record too, otherwise i'd hit you with one. willl keep my eyes peeled in case i see one somewhere else

one dis leads to another (ian), Sunday, 22 April 2012 19:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

thanks guys!

Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Sunday, 22 April 2012 19:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

If anyone sees the Circle 'Manner' LP on either 'red eye' or 'eyeball' coloured vinyl, as opposed to the black, then I would gladly give them a very good home. Thanks!

only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Sunday, 22 April 2012 21:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

went back out looking for the circle thing today. no such luck. bought another cleaners from venus album.

Q: does the cleaners box come w extra music or a book or something? i ask cuz i spent $25 on the first two albums, 3 of the 4 LPs worth. box costs 60 bones!

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Sunday, 22 April 2012 22:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw hydra head has a list of stores that carried their releases, so i went to one of those stores.
http://hydraheadlines.blogspot.com/2012/04/rsd-store-list.html

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Sunday, 22 April 2012 23:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wanted to get the F Lips LP but my local store was out by the time I got there. Just heard a few tracks and was bummed to hear that it sounds
a bit distorted/over modulated the same way that "Embryonic"'sounded. Glad in retrospect
that I didn't drop 40.00 on it.

kwhitehead, Sunday, 22 April 2012 23:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

cuz i spent $25 on the first two albums

err, make that $35. prices were fair, but not that fair.

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Monday, 23 April 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Was going to say... between that and the Unrest set everyone here is giving me a little buyers remorse. If you're saying the 3 Cleaners LPs were $52.00 all together if bought individually than I guess I spent $14 on a pin, a photo, and an outer box.

Evan, Monday, 23 April 2012 00:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Because I think it was $66 with tax

Evan, Monday, 23 April 2012 00:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, it doesn't seem like a bargain. otoh, it'll almost certainly appreciate in value more than the LPs or the CD box, which aren't limited editions

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Monday, 23 April 2012 00:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

is that Circle going to get any other kind of release?

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 23 April 2012 01:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

This dude from Jackass came into our store

I got the only thing I really wanted for RSD (well, except the Medicine box), the Tangerine Dream "Alpha Centauri" 7". Pretty happy!

shabba lambides (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 23 April 2012 03:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's the guy who shits himself all the time.

van smack, Monday, 23 April 2012 03:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah. He was a nice dude, though, and lives in the area. And the cup is now in our permanent collection.

shabba lambides (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 23 April 2012 04:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not sure jon - I wouldn't necessarily expect so, at least not in the immediate future.

only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Monday, 23 April 2012 07:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

jfc that blog you link to there

black musicians don't use record stores, instead releasing their music in the form of mixtapes, therefore anyone still buying music in physical formats is racist

themoreyouknow.jpg

W. E. B. Du Bois Goals Panel (DJ Mencap), Monday, 23 April 2012 09:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, there's some BIG assumptions and not much evidence in there...

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 23 April 2012 11:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not sure jon - I wouldn't necessarily expect so, at least not in the immediate future.

Didn't think so. Very disappointing. I mean, keep the vinyl as an exclusive thing, but I'd love a digital release or something. This is why I get frustrated by limited releases of brand new music that is solely available on RSD, here I am a willing customer wanting to throw money at you, but I can't.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 23 April 2012 14:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Did anyone get the Mynah Birds 7" BTW? They had a RSD special from the "Mynabirds" on Saddle Creek, which I'm guessing is something completely different.

Sean Carruthers, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

ordered mynah birds, did not get :( one of things i was most bummed not to get.

one dis leads to another (ian), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

St. Vincent 7", what up?

UnderControl, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 05:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Guess that little pseudonymous Oneohtrix Point Never record flew under the radar as well.

Spectrist, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 05:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

i bought the orig of that unrest box like 6mo ago for $40 :-|

the dead LP and destroyer and nobunny are vvg otherwise whatever i have junta on CCD

69, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 06:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol CCD

69, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 06:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

We had one of that Spectrist, but my boss thought it was the Chuck Prophet record (which we then managed to miss, ironically)...

only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 08:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wait, there was a Chuck Prophet record too? Okay, that's pretty funny.

I'm a sucker for the lock groove. No way I could have made it into any shop over the weekend due to work, so I fess up to sourcing my copy on the net. I don't feel any guilt whatsoever tho, since - for reasons probably already mentioned in this thread which I've not read entirely - someone's record store made the sale initially, and I personally celebrate record store day about 30 times annually.

Spectrist, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 15:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

cool spin article where they find links to listen to a bunch of stuff online:

http://www.spin.com/articles/listen-best-record-store-day-2012-online?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=042412

including the flaming lips thing

l0u1s j0rdan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 16:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.redscrollrecords.com/

you can mailorder a lot of RSD leftovers from these guys, including that 8 trails one path record.

one dis leads to another (ian), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 20:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Those guys are great dudes.

Evan, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 20:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

i never stop in connecticut, it is just a drive-thru state for me. i guess maybe i should.

one dis leads to another (ian), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 21:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah their store is in a pretty random seeming suburb, though relatively close to New Haven. They have a pretty nice selection usually. I last saw them with a table at Novembers WFMU record fair. I was helping Todd (booker for Maxwell's and Bell House in Brooklyn) with his table.

Evan, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 00:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

isn't mad mike's still around?

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 02:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

sleeve, I got you the 'Eight Trails' lp (hopefully you didn't already get it elsewhere!), will drop you a line about trading for the Dead thing

Stormy Davis, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 03:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

i got some extra buck owens coloring books if anyone's innerested

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 04:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Stormy you rule!!! xp

yeah get in touch with me soon, most excellent.

Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 05:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Stormy, sent you an email through here but haven't figured out where i'd receive a reply yet. haven't done correspondance through the site before...anyway, i'm eager to pay you for picking up the Lee Perry for me. send me an invoice on paypal (b g e o g h a g a n) at hotmail or let me know how you want payment. thanks!

brotherlovesdub, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 14:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

hey bld, I did send you an email on monday, to:

b-g-e-o-g-h-a-g-✧✧✧@h-o-t-m-a-✧✧✧.✧-o-m

sent from my gmail account. Weird that you didn't receive it -- maybe in your spam folder?? I didn't see the email you sent through ILX until now, because it is linked to an account I don't use as often. But I'll email through ILX as well

Stormy Davis, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 21:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

found a copy of the circle album this afternoon. black vinyl. haven't listened to the whole thing yet, but i did spin "here come the warm jets" four times really, really loud.

Choc. Clusterman (contenderizer), Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

My loot:

Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 14:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love that Buck Owens coloring book most of all.

Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 14:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

From Paste newsletter piece (by Taylor Kane) on National Record Store Day x Black Friday releases/specials:

The Rolling Stones are set to release their first EP on 7”, which will include “Bye Bye Johnny,” “Money,” “You’d Better Move On” and “Poison Ivy (version 2).” My Morning Jacket is set to release the It Makes No Difference live recording on 10”, which was recorded at the Newport Folk Festival Tribute to Levon Helm. The recording features Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes. The White Stripes are set to release three singles including “Hotel Yorba (Live at Hotel Yorba)” b/w “Rated X”, which is set to be pressed on opaque red vinyl. “Rated X” is a cover of a 1972 Loretta Lynn song. The Lumineers are releasing a 10” EP titled The Winter, which will follow up the band’s debut.

“Five years ago when Record Store Day helped, and guided, the re-launch of vinyl we had no idea where it was going. Looking at this year’s wonderful vinyl offerings, youcan see just how far we’ve come. There are some real treasures in here,” said Michael Kurtz, co-founder and organizer of Record Store Day.

The event expects to announce more releases as the event gets closer, so keep checking back for more details. Black Friday falls on Nov. 23 of this year.

dow, Friday, 12 October 2012 23:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

dow, Thursday, 18 October 2012 22:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Legendary Japanese trio Boris announce a limited edition split 7" with recent tour mates Asobi Seksu available as a Record Store Day exclusive release on Black Friday, November 23, 2012. Additionally, Boris post new headlining tour dates in the UK and EU, as well as appearances at All Tomorrow's Parties in the UK and State-X New Forms Festival in Holland. See dates below.

The forthcoming split single features each band covering a song by the other. Asobi Seksu takes on Boris' majestic "Farewell" off of their Pink album, while Boris reworks "New Years" from Asobi Seksu's Citrus album here as "Neu Years", a churning dream pop gem. The vinyl edition includes a download card with 4 additional classic songs from both bands.

Iconoclast trio Boris are widely known for their ability to breach styles and stretch sonic boundaries of all that is heavy, psychedelic, droning and downright cathartic. Their last three albums -- Attention Please, Heavy Rocks and New Album, all released in 2011 via Sargent House -- are perfect testament to the band's vast abilities. Over the span of two decades, the trio, bassist/vocalist Takeshi, guitarist/vocalist Wata and drummer/vocalist Atsuo has issued nearly 20 studio albums, as well as numerous collaborative albums -- including projects with Merzbow, Sunn0))), Ian Astbury and Michio Kurihara of Ghost (who also currently tours with the band as second guitarist) -- EPs and singles on various labels throughout the world.

American dream pop band Asobi Seksu is widely known for their shoegaze influenced effect-laden sound. Since their beginning in 2001, the band led by vocalist/keyboardist Yuki Chikudate and guitarist/vocalist James Hanna has released four albums and various singles. Their most recent album, Fluorescence (Polyvinyl) hit shelves on Valentine's Day 2011 to much critical acclaim. Asobi Seksu toured supporting Boris in the fall of that year, cementing the friendship between the two bands leading up to this endeavor of mutual admiration covering each others' songs.

BORIS WINTER TOUR 2012
12/04 Brighton, UK @ Coalition
12/05 Manchester, UK @ Islington Mill
12/06 London, UK @ Scala
12/07 Rye, UK @ All Tomorrow's Parties @ Camber Sands
12/08 Leeds, UK @ Brudnell Social Club
12/11 Cork, IE @ Cyprus Avenue
12/12 Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
12/13 Birmingham, UK @ The Rainbow Warehouse
12/14 Hasselt, BE @ Kunstencentrum Belgie
12/15 The Hague, NE @ The Hague - State-X New Forms Festival
12/16 Karlsruhe, DE @ Jubez
12/17 Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie
12/18 Munich, DE @ Feierwerk e.V.
12/19 Dresden, DE @ Beatpol

dow, Thursday, 18 October 2012 22:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

i was thinking re seeing the bristol show given my recent discovery of the pink album ..

this makes that decision all that more easier ...

mark e, Thursday, 18 October 2012 23:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Now if only both bands would collaborate on a track, or live--might not work, but I'd like to hear them try.

dow, Thursday, 18 October 2012 23:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

Years ago someone told me that 1,200 high school kids were given a survey. A question was posed to them: Have you ever been to a stand-alone record shop? The number of kids that answered "yes" was... zero.

Zero? How could that be possible? Then I got realistic and thought to myself, "Can you blame them?" How can record shops (or any shop for that matter) compete with Netflix, TiVo, video games that take months to complete, cable, texting, the Internet, etc. etc? Getting out of your chair at home to experience something in the real world has started to become a rare occurrence, and to a lot of people, an unnecessary one. Why go to a bookstore and get a real book? You can just download it. Why talk to other human beings, discuss different authors, writing styles and influences? Just click your mouse. Well here's what they'll someday learn if they have a soul; there's no romance in a mouse click. There's no beauty in sitting for hours playing video games (anyone proud of that stop reading now and post your opinion in the nearest forum). The screen of an iPhone is convenient, but it’s no comparison to a 70mm showing of a film in a gorgeous theater. The Internet is two-dimensional…helpful and entertaining, but no replacement for face-to-face interaction with a human being. But we all know all of that, right? Well, do we? Maybe we know all that, but so what?

Let's wake each other up.

The world hasn't stopped moving. Out there, people are still talking to each other face-to-face, exchanging ideas and turning each other on. Art houses are showing films, people are drinking coffee and telling tall tales, women and men are confusing each other and record stores are selling discs full of soul that you haven’t felt yet. So why do we choose to hide in our caves and settle for replication? We know better. We should at least. We need to re-educate ourselves about human interaction and the difference between downloading a track on a computer and talking to other people in person and getting turned onto music that you can hold in your hands and share with others. The size, shape, smell, texture and sound of a vinyl record; how do you explain to that teenager who doesn't know that it's a more beautiful musical experience than a mouse click? You get up off your ass, you grab them by the arm and you take them there. You put the record in their hands. You make them drop the needle on the platter. Then they'll know.

Let's wake each other up.

As Record Store Day Ambassador of 2013 I’m proud to help in any way I can to invigorate whoever will listen with the idea that there is beauty and romance in the act of visiting a record shop and getting turned on to something new that could change the way they look at the world, other people, art, and ultimately, themselves.

Let's wake each other up.

http://www.recordstoreday.com/NewsItem/3405

UGGGGGGH. So insufferable. I love the White Stripes but GOD just SHUT UP!!! Yes the romance and beauty of records. If you like records so much why don't you marry records?

Mainly i'm jealous, cos obviously who wouldn't want their own record plant? Stuff like those x-ray records is exactly what i was trying to figure out how to do 2-3 years ago but JW beat me to the punch.

But really i just can't help taking this guy down a peg from his high horse. Videogames are bad because they detach you from other people? Perhaps JW has never played multiplayer, or visited an arcade? While we're there you may as well make the argument that RECORDS detach you from other people. Unless you hang out in a record store all day, you are probably going to buy the record and then take it home and listen to it by yourself. Shockingly, this is about the same amount of real human interaction that will happen with the consumption on a videogame. Finally there is the matter that a record is a simulated experience with another person. You are not seeing the musician beyond the album cover. You do not get to interact with him anymore than you get to interact with the designer of a videogame. If videogames are a false experience of the real world then recorded music is a false experience of musical performance.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 19 February 2013 17:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

Totally agree with you. Jack White is so full of himself, it is nauseating sometimes. I guess when your whole schtick is vinyl and producing/recording, you can't see the benefit of other forms of media having the same effect on people as records do i.e. video games.

scubasteve, Tuesday, 19 February 2013 17:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

discs full of soul that you haven’t felt yet

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 19 February 2013 17:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

So why do we choose to hide in our caves and settle for replication?

Yes thank god the records Jack White sells are all individually hand-cut.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 19 February 2013 17:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

Jack White married a Son House 78 last year, but he broke it on the honeymoon.

Big Sambola & The Tailspinners (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 19 February 2013 17:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

The sights smell, texture and sound of a live performance; how do you explain to that teenager who doesn't know that it's a more beautiful musical experience than a plastic disc?

wk, Tuesday, 19 February 2013 17:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

Mainly i'm jealous, cos obviously who wouldn't want their own record plant? Stuff like those x-ray records is exactly what i was trying to figure out how to do 2-3 years ago but JW beat me to the punch.

wait, does he own United now?

wk, Tuesday, 19 February 2013 17:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

No he doesn't, and he should just buy a record plant, cos he's probably the reason everyone's waits are so long these days.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 19 February 2013 17:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

"Years ago someone told me that 1,200 high school kids"

some hard evidence right there. "i knew a guy who knew a guy..."

scott seward, Tuesday, 19 February 2013 18:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

A while ago I heard that 586 teenagers may or may not have believed something. Can you believe it?

and that sounds like a gong-concert (La Lechera), Tuesday, 19 February 2013 20:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

SHOCKING!

and that sounds like a gong-concert (La Lechera), Tuesday, 19 February 2013 20:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

wake up mp3ple

sleepingbag, Tuesday, 19 February 2013 20:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

wake up.... and smell the savings! on limited edition vinyl things i sell @ u.

sleepingbag, Tuesday, 19 February 2013 20:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

my new theory is that iTunes secretly started RSD to make people hate shopping irl so much that they would never do it again.

scott seward, Tuesday, 19 February 2013 20:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

The cool thing about record stores is that they are real places you have to drive to in order to visit, and that every teenager owns a car that they can drive wherever they want.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 19 February 2013 20:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

April 20 exclusive limited to 1,000 copies

The Jesus and Mary Chain's essential 1985 debut, Psychocandy, will be reissued in a "paint splatter" vinyl edition for this year's Record Store Day (April 20), according to the band's Facebook page. Limited to just 1,000 copies, this pressing will come packaged with a reproduction of an early JAMC gig poster. As of now, it's unclear if this new version of the fuzzed out masterpiece will be a U.K.-exclusive.

Other treasures planned for Record Store Day include Stephen Malkmus' full-length cover of Can's 1972 album Ege Bamyasi, a reprinting of Hüsker Dü's first single, and a new Sub Pop compilation, among others. As previously reported, Record Store Day 2013's official film selection is the star-studded documentary Last Shop Standing; this year's ambassador is none other than reputed analog lover Jack White; and the vinyl holiday's official poster features Jimi Hendrix. It all sounds so sweet, just like honey.

Mark G, Thursday, 28 February 2013 16:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

WARNER BROS. RECORDS AND AFFILIATED LABELS ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE VINYL RELEASES FOR NATIONAL RECORD STORE DAY ON SATURDAY, APRIL 20TH

EXCLUSIVE VINYL PACKAGES AVAILABLE FROM THE BLACK KEYS, TEGAN AND SARA, LINKIN PARK, THE FLAMING LIPS, GARY CLARK JR., DEFTONES, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, AND MORE

March 1, 2013 - (Burbank, CA) - Warner Bros. Records, an official sponsor of Record Store Day has announced its annual participation featuring a series of vinyl albums and singles available on Saturday April 20th exclusively in honor of everyone's favorite holiday: a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 1,000 independently owned record stores in the U.S., and hundreds of similar stores internationally.

We are excited to reveal that our very special, limited-edition, exclusive releases are as follows:

Avenged Sevenfold: "Carry On" One disc vinyl 12" Picture Disc - Limited to 5000 copies

The A-side is the studio track Carry On, which is featured in Activision's video game Call of Duty: Black Ops II. This song was written specifically for the game and released on Sept. 25, 2012. The B-side features the instrumental version which has been previously unreleased. This picture disc is limited and features the Call of Duty: Black Ops II artwork and Avenged Sevenfold's Deathbat.

Avenged Sevenfold "Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough"

12" vinyl LP and DVD Deluxe Edition - Limited to 3500 copies

For Record Store Day 2013, on the 5 year anniversary of the Live in the LBC performance, we have produced a limited vinyl/DVD configuration, pressed on vinyl for the first time in a deluxe gatefold jacket and mastered by Bernie Grundman. This release contains both the first live concert film from Avenged Sevenfold "Live in the LBC" filmed live on April 10, 2008 as well as "Diamonds in the Rough", an offering of previously unreleased B-sides and more. The CD/DVD configuration was released September 16, 2008 and has since been certified Platinum.

Biffy Clyro: "Black Chandelier" 7" EP - Limited to 2,000 copies

Pressed on limited-edition black and clear splattered vinyl for the first time and featuring an energetic and unreleased live performance of the new single Black Chandelier from the new Opposites album. This was recorded at Kaufleuten, Zurich-Switzerland on January 19, 2013. Also features a previously unreleased B-side, City of Dreadful Night.

The Black Keys / The Stooges: "No Fun" Split 7" Colored vinyl Single - Limited to 7,500 copies

This year's Side by Side Vinyl Series features The Stooges '69 classic track on one side and The Black Keys updated 2002 take on the flip side pressed on orange & red sunburst vinyl. Very Limited so grab it before it's gone for good.

Bombino: "Azamane Tiliade/Si Chilan" 10" Single - Limited to 3,000 copies

Nonesuch Records releases Nomad, from the Tuareg guitarist, singer, and songwriter Omara "Bombino" Moctar and his band, on April 2nd. The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, who just won the GRAMMY Award for Producer of the Year, helmed the recording at his Nashville studio, Easy Eye Sound. On Record Store Day, Nonesuch will release a 10" with the album track "Azamane Tiliade" and an exclusive non-album B-side, "Si Chilan."Mastered at Bernie Grundman Studios and pressed by Pirates Press, which means it sounds real good.

Built To Spill: "Live" Two-disc vinyl LP and CD Deluxe Edition - Limited to 2,500 copies

An absolutely stunning collection of seminal Built To Spill songs recorded live during the band's 1999 "Keep It Like A Secret" tour. Originally released on April 18, 2000, on both vinyl (on Up Records) and CD (on Warner Bros. Records). The vinyl configuration initially contained two bonus tracks "Forget Remember When" and "Now and Then," which have now been included on the limited-edition CD in celebration of this release and Record Store Day. Naturally, it's cut for vinyl at Bernie Grundman Mastering especially for your sonic delight.

Cream: "Live at the Royal Albert Hall" Three-disc vinyl LP box set with book Deluxe Edition - Limited to 1,500 copies

A sensational and historic reunion concert performed and recorded May 2, 3, 5, & 6 in 2005 and released for the first time in October of that same year - released on DVD, CD, and vinyl. Now available for the first time in over five years and for the first time ever, we have produced a limited edition of this box set on CREAM-colored vinyl in celebration of Record Store Day 2013 and this important recording. Half Speed mastering from Stan Ricker for the ultimate audiophile quality.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.: "Patterns" One-disc vinyl 12" EP - Limited to 3,000 copies

Another RSD Exclusive 12"-vinyl EP includes digital download card. Details forthcoming but suffice to say, this is wondrous stuff. This one-time-only 12" artifact was made just for you and will disappear fast. You know what to do.


Deftones: Live: Volume 1 Selections from Adrenaline One disc vinyl 12" EP - Quantity N/A

Songs from Adrenaline hand-picked by Deftones and recorded live at Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York, on Oct. 13, 1996. The initial release in a series of seven vinyl exclusive releases with the first release being a Record Store Day exclusive and the last planned to be a Black Friday independent exclusive retail release. Finally, the light of day has come.Cut for vinyl by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios from the original live analog sources and pressed on both 120- and 180-gram highest-quality vinyl at Record Technology Inc.

Eli "Paperboy" Reed: "WooHoo" / "Call Your Boyfriend" 7" vinyl EP Limited to 3,000 copies

Eli "Paperboy" Reed is an emerging talent who already has two albums under his belt, 2008's Roll With You and 2010's Come & Get It, which earned the soul singer an especially loyal fan following in Europe - so much so that Reed was nominated as "Breakthrough Artist of the Year" by Britain's Mojo magazine. For the singer's upcoming Warner Bros. debut album, Eli takes his affinity for classic Chicago soul and blends it with a newfound respect for modern pop music. The result is a collection of songs that extend far beyond his neo-Motown roots. In the meantime, this release features a new song, "WooHoo,"and a reinterpreted version of Robyn's "Call Your Girlfriend," aptly titled "Call Your Boyfriend."

The Flaming Lips: Zaireeka Four-disc different colored vinyl 12" Limited to 7,500 copies

Fans and critics agree that this is one of the most important and invigorating experimental albums in contemporary pop music. Four discs, designed to be played on cue and simultaneously, producing nothing short of a symphonic experience. Re-mastered by the band especially for this release at Bernie Grundman Mastering in celebration of this record and Record Store Day 2013, with unique art and packaging limited to this release. Once these are gone...they are GONE.

Foals: "Holy Fire" One-disc vinyl 12" LP plus two song 7"-colored vinyl EP - Limited to 5,000 copies

Domestic vinyl exclusive of the celebrated new album, in visually stunning package featuring an additionaltwo-song 7" EP pressed on gold vinyl featuring the exclusive tracks "Bluebird" and

"My Number (Friendly Fires Remix)." We've included a download card that can be redeemed for the entire album plus 7" single content. You're welcome!

Gary Clark, Jr.: "HWUL Raw Cuts Vol. 2" 12" EP colored vinyl - Limited to 1,000 copies

Over 20 minutes of music and performance mastery available for the first time in all of its analog glory. Vol. 2 features a blistering live performance of "When My Train Comes In" as well as a studio version of the track off his hit album Blak And Blu. A beautifully crafted limited edition offering mastered at 45 rpm and cut by Bernie Grundman Mastering for maximum vibes.

Iron & Wine: "Next to Paradise" / " Dirty Ocean" 7" Single - Limited to 3,300 copies

Iron and Wine makes its Nonesuch Records debut with Ghost on Ghost in the U.S. on April 16. Ghost on Ghostis the fifth release from singer-songwriter Sam Beam, using the pen name Iron and Wine. The album was produced by Beam's longtime associate Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Califone, Fruit Bats). This special 7" includes two exclusive tracks unavailable anywhere else but on this lovely one time only pressing just for RSD. Cut by, you guessed it, Bernie Grundman and pressed at Pallas MFG (Diepholz, Germany) for your supreme listening pleasure.

Linkin Park: Hybrid Theory One disc vinyl LP plus two song 10" EP, Exclusive poster and sticker - Limited to 3,000 copies

The arresting debut album that came to be known by fans and critics alike as one of The Premiere Albums of The Decade! Originally released on October 24, 2000, the album has sold over 10 million copies in the United States alone, where it has since been certified Diamond. Around the world, the album would also garner Multiple Platinum status in over a dozen countries. Hybrid Theory still stands as a contemporary classic in the world of modern rock and alternative music. The bonus 10" EP contains the tracks "One Step Closer" and "My December". This pressing will also contain long out of print poster and original street team sticker re-productions.Here it is reissued on vinyl for the first time in over a decade and cut by Bernie Grundman Mastering to insure the highest possible audio standard.

LP: "Into The Wild - Live At EastWest Studios" Limited Edition 12" Vinyl EP - Limited to 2,000 copies

Another Record Store Day Exclusive masterpiece from this critically loved and incomparable songwriter and vocalist LP captured completely live without overdubs just the way nature intended. Originally on CD only, this first-time vinyl pressing contains a previously unavailable bonus track "It's Over." Her Warner Bros. debut album will be released later this year.Your friends at Bernie Grundman mastered this with you in mind.

Punch Brothers: "Ahoy!" 33 1/3 rpm Vinyl EP - Quantity N/A

Nonesuch Records released Punch Brothers' five-song EP Ahoy! digitally and on CD last November. Now on vinyl for the first time, the EP has been pressed on 10" vinyl for Record Store Day, and includes songs by Josh Ritter ("Another New World"), Gillian Welch and David Rawlings ("Down Along the Dixie Line"), Punch Brothers ("Squirrel of Possibility"), and Mclusky ("Icarus Smicarus"), along with one traditional tune, arranged by Punch Brothers ("Moonshiner"). Originallyrecorded during the Nashville sessions for their critically acclaimed 2012 album Who's Feeling Young Now?, these tracks were produced by Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Modest Mouse). Cut by Chris Bellman (Bernie Grundman Studios) and pressed at Pallas MFG (Diepholz, Germany) because, sound matters!

Surfer Blood: "Demon Dance" One disc Colored Vinyl 7" EP - Limited to 5,000A special early look at Surfer Blood's new album PYTHONS, out June 11th featuring the single "Demon Dance" and another previously unreleased album track "Slow Six" pressed on exclusive tri colored- Navy, Blue and White vinyl.

Tegan and Sara: Closer Remixed One-disc vinyl 12" EP - Limited to 5,000

An exclusive selection of remixes of the hit single "Closer" from Tegan and Sara's revered new album Heartthrob, assembled and released on vinyl in celebration of the album, as special thanks to fans and independent record stores on Record Store Day 2013. Closer Remixed includes 10 exclusive remixes of the new single by Sultan & Ned Shepard, Morgan Page, Until The Ribbon Breaks, The Knocks, Bradley Hale, Yeasayer, Chris Walla, Damian Taylor, Ted Gowans and C-ro & Sofa.

dow, Saturday, 2 March 2013 01:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

this blog post seems to have a comprehensive list of record store day releases: http://new-vinyl.blogspot.com/2013/01/record-store-day-2013rsd-6april-20-2013.html

brimstead, Saturday, 2 March 2013 01:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

I want 'Zaireeka' so bad! Any idea how much that will cost?

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 3 March 2013 15:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://craigjparker.blogspot.com/2013/03/kiss-me-blue-sunshine-colored-vinyl-for.html

Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me & Blue Sunshine colored vinyl for RSD
We've had a hint from Steven Severin, and a couple of listings, but it now looks like we're one step closer to getting confirmation that 'Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me' & 'Blue Sunshine' will get the individually numbered & colored vinyl treatment for Record Store Day 2013 on April 20th, 2013.

This comes from a list put together by Wax Poetic, and then posted on other blogs.
Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me Individually Numbered, Red Vinyl LP
Glove Blue Sunshine Individually Numbered, Blue colored double LP (including the demos)

Update: Slicing Up Eyeballs has articles about 'Kiss Me' and 'Blue Sunshine', and Wax Poetic says both of these are confirmed for US release. and will most likely be available in the UK, too, though that is not confirmed yet.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 04:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

NUMERO ANNOUNCES 2013 INTERATION OF RECORD STORE DAY "POP UP" STORE AND FULL EXCLUSIVE RELEASE PLANS

For the third year in a row, the Numero Group will "pop up" on Record Store Day as a retail store. Much vitriol and hate has been spewed at us in the past for our circumvention of "the rules," and since we're gluttons for punishment (but really because we're slaves to our fans) we're loading up our cars and renting tables in hopes of breaking last year's record of 1062 entrants.
While last year's bonanza found us occupying the the Empty Bottle's 3000 square feet, we've opted for a smaller and more low key space this year. Meet the Comfort Station:

Located triangularly at the intersections of Kedzie/Milwaukee/Logan Blvd, this turn of the century park district way station has been hosting left field artists for the last half decade. We've been drawn to the building for years, marveling at its odd size and multiple points of entry on our way to $3 movies at the Logan Theater. Last year's event was a massive success, but also a massive headache-we're hoping this cozier space leads to a more enjoyable experience for both Numero and our customers.We'll have every Numero record that is currently in print, plus the following "exclusive" Record Store Day items:

NUM704 Hüsker Dü: Amusement 2x7"

NUM202.1 Giant Henry: Big Baby LP

NUM201.5 Codeine: What About The Lonely? CD/LP

Additionally, we'll be manufacturing several items you can only buy at Comfort Station that day:
NUM025.5 24-Carat Black: Acetate picture disc 10"

This "acetate" features four songs from our 24-Carat Black tape archive that were scorched beyond use on 2009's Gone: The Promises of Yesterday LP/CD. But given the quality of the songs, we've always felt that the material should be available for the sake of posterity alone. Now, in an edition of 500 copies, you too can experience the sorrow we felt as the source tape disintegrated in front of our eyes. All the drop-outs, hiss, warble, and degradation can be yours by attending our pop-up store on April 20th 2013.

We're also making a series of mix tapes by the working staff of the Numero Group. Ken, Tom, Rob, Zach, Jon, Nate, Dustin, Leland, Michael, and Haley have created 40 minute themed mixes of their favorite released and unreleased Numero songs. Each tape is limited to 20 copies and will be sold for $5. All proceeds go to the Numero RSD lunch fund.


In addition to our own junk, we'll have a handful of tables filled with rare, weird, and cheap LPs, 45s, tapes. For the third year in a row, we are not recommending that you only attend our store on Record Store Day. You should definitely visit Reckless (3 locations), Dusty Groove, Permanent, Laurie's Planet of Sound, Dave's, Jazz Record Mart, and Saki, which will have all of our non-pop up store RSD goods.
So, where are you going to start queueing up at 7AM on April 20th 2013?

The Numero Store

2579 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60647

April 20th 2013

9AM-5PM

Cash/Credit/Organs

dow, Thursday, 21 March 2013 23:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

Do we have a full list for this year yet?

funky divacups (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 21 March 2013 23:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

This blog post seems to have a comprehensive list of record store day releases: http://new-vinyl.blogspot.com/2013/01/record-store-day-2013rsd-6april-20-2013.html

― brimstead, Friday, March 1, 2013 8:05 PM (2 weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I'm sure there were additions after this was posted, but that's a guess.

Evan, Friday, 22 March 2013 02:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah seems that they're frequently updating that page (last update 3/19 according to link)

brimstead, Friday, 22 March 2013 03:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

Oh! I didn't even click through this time.

Evan, Friday, 22 March 2013 03:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

I want to get the LP I just read about where Bardo Pond do a 21-minute 'Maggot Brain'

but not as much as I want to ignore this idiot magnet of a day entirely

an average girl realizing that leggings aren't helping the cause (DJ Mencap), Friday, 22 March 2013 12:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

I agree on both counts. Bardo record's not turning up on our distributor's site and I'm starting to worry, though.

Also kind of excited about the A Place to Bury Strangers covers Dead Moon EP. For some reason.

killfiled by life (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 22 March 2013 12:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

Do I have to start stressing out about this/planning my day already?!
I have had the CD-R of Josephine Foster's Little Life for years, but now I want the LP version! For no reason!

RSD stresses me out.

and that sounds like a gong-concert (La Lechera), Friday, 22 March 2013 13:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

Do we have a full list for this year yet?

http://www.recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases

my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram), Friday, 22 March 2013 15:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

Sub Pop Saddles Record Store Day 2013 with
a Trinity of Musical Things:

Shearwater & Sharon Van Etten’s “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”
b/w “A Wake for the Minotaur” Limited-Edition 7” Single

The Limited-Edition Sub Pop 1000 Compilation LP

Terminal Sales Vol. 6: The Silver Ticket,
Sub Pop’s Free 19-Track 2013 Label Sampler CD

Watch Sub Pop 1000 Trailer here. This is their channel so,
Watch Shearwater & Sharon Van Etten’s “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” AV Club “Undercover” here too.

We at Sub Pop will celebrate the hallowed musical holiday known as Record Store Day with a trinity of releases, available on April 20th.

Leading the pack is the almighty Shearwater, who joined forces with friend, tour-mate and Jagjaguwar recording artist Sharon Van Etten to release the “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” b/w “A Wake for the Minotaur” single, a limited-edition, 2013 Record Store Day exclusive. “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” was originally recorded for an AV Club “Undercover” session, and is, of course, a cover of the 1981 duet by Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty; while “A Wake for the Minotaur” is a new, previously-unreleased original. The 7” is housed in a handsome double-gatefold sleeve that must be seen to be believed (and then purchased and owned to truly be enjoyed).

Secondly, Record Store Day is the release date for Sub Pop 1000, a limited-edition compilation of what we feel are some of today’s most vital artists from around the world. Sub Pop 1000 is comprised entirely of unreleased and exclusive tracks, and will be available digitally and on dazzling colored vinyl in a limited edition of 5,000 copies. The LP will include an 11"x11" booklet and a MP3 download coupon. Sub Pop 1000 was inspired by our landmark 1986 compilation, Sub Pop 100, which championed such groundbreaking artists as Sonic Youth, Wipers and The U-Men.

Lastly but not leastly, Terminal Sales, Vol. 6: The Silver Ticket is our 2013 label sampler. It’s a free, 19-track CD sampler featuring a heaping helping of new and in some cases somewhat rare tracks from the likes of Low, Shabazz Palaces, Mudhoney, Father John Misty, Still Corners, Pissed Jeans, Daughn Gibson, and 13 others. In keeping with Sub Pop tradition, the sampler is extravagantly packaged and will likely conjure thoughts like, “Wow!” and, “What were they thinking, giving this away for free?”

Please find tracklistings for all three releases below.

Shearwater & Sharon Van Etten
“Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” b/w “A Wake for the Minotaur” 7”
(Limited-edition of 3,000)
Tracklisting:
01. “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”
02. “A Wake for the MInotaur”

Various Artists
Sub Pop 1000 LP
(Limited-edition of 5,000 on colored vinyl)
Tracklisting:
01. His Electro Blue Voice “Kidult” (Como, IT)
02. Chancha Via Circuito “Lacandona” (Buenos Aires, AR)
03. Protomartyr “French Poet” (Detroit, MI)
04. Lori Goldston “Tangled North” (Seattle, WA)
05. Iron Lung “A Victory for Polio” (Seattle, WA; San Francisco, CA)
06. Soldiers of Fortune “Money” (Brooklyn, NY)
07. Peaking Lights “Subterranean Brainblow” (Los Angeles, CA)
08. Ed Schrader’s Music Beat “Radio Eyes” (Baltimore, MD)
09. My Disco “Guided” (Melbourne, AU)
10. Starred “Doomed” (Los Angeles, CA)

Various Artists
Terminal Sales Vol. 6: The Silver Ticket CD
Tracklisting:
01. The Ruby Suns “In Real Life”
02. Shabazz Palaces “Recollections of the Wraith (The Helio Sequence remix)”
03. Pissed Jeans “Bathroom Laughter”
04. Survival Knife “Name That Tune”
05. Low “So Blue (So Young)”
06. Mudhoney “I Like It Small”
07.The Postal Service “A Tattered Line of String”
08. Ed Schrader’s Music Beat “Radio Eyes”
09. Shearwater & Sharon Van Etten “A Wake for the Minotaur”
10. Still Corners “Berlin Lovers”
11. The Baptist Generals “Dog That Bit You”
12. Condominium “Show Them”
13. Rose Windows “Native Dreams”
14. METZ “Dirty Shirt”
15. Total Control “Scene from a Marriage”
16. King Tuff “Screaming Skull”
17. Father John Misty “Nothing Hurts Worse”
18. Sera Cahoone “Nervous Wreck”
19. Daughn Gibson “Lite Me Up”

dow, Friday, 22 March 2013 15:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

goddamnit i am finding myself wanting this charlie poole LP that tompkins square is putting out, despite the inevitable overlap with the LPs i already have.

i guess i'd just rather listen to canned heat? (ian), Friday, 22 March 2013 16:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

Things I wanna get for RSD this year:

The Atlas Moth / Wolvhammer Split 7" (Init)
Atmosphere – Demosexual 7" Vinyl (Rhymesayers Entertainemnt)
Austra + Gina X - Mayan Drums 12" Vinyl (Domino)
The Black Keys / Stooges - No Fun Split 7" (Warner Brothers)
Deep Purple / Type-O Negative - Highway Star Split 7" (Roadrunner)
Half Japanese - Half Gentlemen Not Beasts CD (fire / Cargo)
Husker Du – Amusement 7" Vinyl (Numero Group)
Non-Phixion - I Shot Reagan 7" Vinyl (Uncle Howie)
Pussy Galore - Groovy Hate Fuck 12" Vinyl (SHOVE)

The Purple/Type-O split will be a gift for my sister in law who adores Type-O Negative.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 22 March 2013 20:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh boy, what i've always dreamed of-- a Misfits and Lemonheads split 7"

http://www.recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/5899

Poliopolice, Monday, 25 March 2013 22:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

both bands rule imo

ums (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 25 March 2013 23:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

Flying Nun and Captured Tracks are putting out National Record Store Day specials, re reissues of The Bata and Snapper. Too many individual links to cutnpaste right now, but this will lead you to the info and streams (with a bunch of other NZ stuff on these same YouTube pages)
http://eepurl.com/xeTAf

dow, Thursday, 28 March 2013 22:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

Guess I'm going to have to probably get those as well... As if I didn't have enough normal releases in mind.

Evan, Friday, 29 March 2013 01:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

Like non-Record Store Day stuff.

Evan, Friday, 29 March 2013 01:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

I am v stoked about this Double Dagger mini-LP/DVD combo even though it's prob gonna cost way more than I wanna spend for it.

hoda nkotb (Stevie D(eux)), Saturday, 6 April 2013 21:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

I never got the original 1/2 Gentlemen set but it was expensive at the time

As will the LP box this time, might grab a CD version

Mark G, Saturday, 6 April 2013 21:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

I finally found something that I'm kind of excited about: original Kramer version of Damon & Naomi's "Wondrous World." Assuming it lives up to the description, could be pretty great. I love "New York City," which is pretty much the only track that keeps the over-the-top-Kramer sound from their first album, and I never liked the stripped down folksy side of them as much.

http://damonandnaomi.com/shop/dn-wondrous-world-lp/

dlp9001, Monday, 8 April 2013 15:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

ohn Doe, Jr. Used Books and Records · 541 like this
6 hours ago ·

we will not be selling die-hard limited-edition 200 gram virgin blue vinyl death cab for cutie BBC session sound-check 10 inches on record store day or any RSD vinyl on that day but we will be selling records. we suggest that you go to one of the turn it up stores in the area or newbury comix or in the moment in brattleboro if you are interested in that kinda thing. wait, when is RSD again? at JDJR every day is record store day. i know its coming up though cuz i'm already getting calls. i have to explain that we are on the RSD website just so the Japanese know where to find us. hey, it works, don't knock it!

scott seward, Thursday, 11 April 2013 20:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol i'm a crank.

scott seward, Thursday, 11 April 2013 20:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

RSD, the day where you have to be there at ungodly hours of the morning, wait for a couple of hours to get in, and watch the guy ahead of you buy they last copy of what you came for.

Fuck it.

The Great Forgiver (dandydonweiner), Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

First Record Store Day releases arrived today - the madness begins...

NWOFHM! Overlord (krakow), Friday, 12 April 2013 20:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

or for me this year- the day where you email a slightly less insanely crowded record store a few weeks beforehand, ask them to hold things for you that you'll definitely be there to buy, and then walk up at 3pm to pay on the day looking all smug. obviously not possible in places with one record shop.

Jamie_ATP, Tuesday, 16 April 2013 15:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://thirdmanrecords.com/news/view/third-man-record-booth-and-record-store-day-2013-events

Third Man is unveiling their rehabbed "Voice-o-Graph machine that records up to 2 minutes of audio and dispenses a one-of-a-kind 6" phonograph disc to the user". I imagine the line for that will be crazy long on Saturday, but I may drop in next time I'm through Nashville.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 16 April 2013 20:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

Coming to 8am on the day itself here. We open at 9am. I am but a ravaged, exhausted shell once again. Hope it goes well after all the effort. Have fun anyone taking part in whatever form!

NWOFHM! Overlord (krakow), Saturday, 20 April 2013 06:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

i hope la lechera saw our local alt-weekly's coverage of this. i know she would be interested.

jaymc, Saturday, 20 April 2013 06:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

Happy shopping to those that still have fun with it and aren't running a record store. Cheers!

Evan, Saturday, 20 April 2013 12:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

In Nottingham, the queue started at 2230 Friday night. Fopp staff joined at 1am Saturday morning, the slackers. When I joined at 805, there were about 150 ahead of me. Shop staff were on hand to give state of play reports on specific stock levels, which was useful. The cafe opposite opened specially at 6am, and breakfasters were allowed to keep their places in the queue - cafe staff were also coming out to the queue, and taking/serving drinks orders. I got in the shop at 1020. At least half of my wish list had already gone, but I topped up with some impulse purchases and left content.

Our record shop (The Music Exchange) is run as a social enterprise, staffed by volunteer clients from a city-based homelessness charity, and RSD cash helps them stay solvent for the rest of the year, so I was happy to splurge out on a rarely bought format. A pleasant morning.

mike t-diva, Saturday, 20 April 2013 12:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm at AKA in philadelphia if anyone want to say oh hiiii

Look for the intensely uncomfortable person in red pants and a blue shirt

Or, you know, don't

muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Saturday, 20 April 2013 13:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

I will be at Long In The Tooth in Philly later today...

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 20 April 2013 13:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

I did!! I have a plan but currently am still in my jammies.

and that sounds like a gong-concert (La Lechera), Saturday, 20 April 2013 14:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

sub pop 1000 sounds cool. don't know most of the bands, but love his electro blue voice and peaking lights, have enjoyed iron lung live. someone buy that one for me. and groovy hate fuck reissue would be fun (though i've got the vinyl drip lp that comps it with most of feel good and pussy gold, so w/e). but what's this about bardo pond doing "maggot brain"?!? holy shit, need to hear that. not necessarily own, but hear.

fuck a risdy, mostly

I have many lovely lacy nightgowns (contenderizer), Saturday, 20 April 2013 14:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

The line in Hoboken was especially long this year! Scores so far:

Orange Juice - You Can't Hide Your Love Forever
Imaginational Anthem Vol. 6 - Origins of American Primitive Guitar
Calexico - Spiritoso
Codeine - What About The Lonely
Tame Impala - S/T

Still looking for:

Giant Giant Sand
Snapper

Evan, Saturday, 20 April 2013 15:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

Struck out at first place, moving on

and that sounds like a gong-concert (La Lechera), Saturday, 20 April 2013 15:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

Bummer

Evan, Saturday, 20 April 2013 15:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

I got my tax return last night, and the $400+ dollars i was expecting as a refund for some reason is not coming, apparently I "made an error", so no record store day for me :-(

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 20 April 2013 16:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

AKA didn't have most of what I was looking for, and I didn't feel like more driving/parking/meter feeding to stand in more lines. It seems like this could be really fun as a social thing, but I don't really have any friends who buy music or even have similar taste, and I don't need to spend this money anyway.

Picked up the two Oval reissues, the Get On Down 909 flexidisc/booklet, and Bisch Bosch, which I'd been putting off. Found but didn't buy the King Midas Sound 12" (there's no way I can justify $15 for a two-track single) and the Glove reissue (same re: $35 for something I already own on CD). I would have loved to find the Sacred Bones releases (third annual sampler, Moon Duo remixes) but those will probably be orderable from the label; I'm more annoyed at not finding the Factory Floor repress, Evian Christ 12", Beak> 10" and Caribou represses.

muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Saturday, 20 April 2013 16:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

Got the imaginational anthem and the PIL first single replica

RSD sucks so hard, saw dudes listing shit they just bought on their iphones

ums (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 20 April 2013 16:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

first stop yielded the Husker Du double single on Numero, on to the next one. looking for Half Japanese, Invisible Hands, Bardo Pond.

my mental killfile seems to be working (sleeve), Saturday, 20 April 2013 16:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

what did bardo pond put out..?

i guess i'd just rather listen to canned heat? (ian), Saturday, 20 April 2013 16:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

I believe it is an LP? "The Creator Has A Master Plan" b/w "Maggot Brain"

saw dudes listing shit they just bought on their iphones

fuck this shit

my mental killfile seems to be working (sleeve), Saturday, 20 April 2013 17:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

I found the Invisible Hands single, got one more store to go to.

my mental killfile seems to be working (sleeve), Saturday, 20 April 2013 17:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

22-MINUTE "MAGGOT BRAIN"!

apparently

xp oh holy fuck, "the creator has a master plan" TOO? gah, want that so damn bad. love bardo pond, and those two would duke it out hard for high placement in my alltime top 10.

shitfire

I have many lovely lacy nightgowns (contenderizer), Saturday, 20 April 2013 17:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

goddam it, etc. how many copies?

I have many lovely lacy nightgowns (contenderizer), Saturday, 20 April 2013 17:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah, i saw that. someone's selling one for $60 bucks. fuck that. checked the fire site, and while they don't list the print run (or if they do, i missed it), they do say that copies may be available for mail order tomorrow. here's hoping...

I have many lovely lacy nightgowns (contenderizer), Saturday, 20 April 2013 17:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

The prices of these things are astounding, someone I know paid £13.99 for a 12" of Wings "Maybe I'm amazed' with various different stereo/mono mixes on it

Roger Sánchez Broto (vain_bowers), Saturday, 20 April 2013 18:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

;_; no bardo pond master plan for me, was gone everywhere i went

and that sounds like a gong-concert (La Lechera), Saturday, 20 April 2013 19:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

Our store had a Rhye 12" selling for 13 quid. One song! With an instrumental version and a live version! For 13 quid!

mike t-diva, Saturday, 20 April 2013 19:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

Our local shop had a small selection, two Zaireeka boxes, a couple half Japanese l.p. Boxes

I did buy the Davy Graham Topic e.p.

I might go back for the 1/2 jap box

Mark G, Saturday, 20 April 2013 20:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

anyone get the van dyke parks new album (concept LP about a train ride)--kind of really want that one, but only found song cycle.

got 1/2 japanese thing, but most important.. GZA/Genius chess box thing.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 20 April 2013 20:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

Did anyone see the Superchunk "Void/Faith" 7" anywhere?

Walter Galt, Saturday, 20 April 2013 21:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://maps.google.com/maps?um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=record+stores+nyc&fb=1&gl=us&hq=record+stores&hnear=0x89c24fa5d33f083b:0xc80b8f06e177fe62,New+York,+NY&sa=X&ei=khpzUeueCLS84APmzIGYAw&ved=0COsBELYD

Can't remember the name of this store (block below Other Music) but they had a bunch of those Bardo Ponds when I was there. Give them a call if you're in the area I guess!

Evan, Saturday, 20 April 2013 22:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yes I saw the Superchunk but it went quick at the once place I had spotted it.

Evan, Saturday, 20 April 2013 22:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

Is it uncool to list records bought here or...

Evan, Saturday, 20 April 2013 22:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

I just realized that google link doesn't help... oops. So it is literally a block south of Other Music- can't remember the name.

Evan, Saturday, 20 April 2013 22:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

best place to. (xpost)

Mark G, Saturday, 20 April 2013 22:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

ok found that van dyke parks thing, also jandek box.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 20 April 2013 22:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

Ok so the entirety of the day:

Orange Juice - You Can't Hide Your Love Forever
Imaginational Anthem Vol. 6 - Origins of American Primitive Guitar
Calexico - Spiritoso
Codeine - What About The Lonely
Tame Impala - S/T
Giant Henry - Big Baby
The Bats - By Night
Snapper - S/T
Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt
Time To Go - The Southern Psychedelic Moment: 1981-86
Swirlies - Sarah Sitting 7" (purple vinyl)
The City is Ablaze! (book)

Went kinda nuts

Evan, Saturday, 20 April 2013 23:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

You know what I don't remember noticing the Jandek box anywhere myself.

Evan, Saturday, 20 April 2013 23:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

My record store day was a huge let down.

My dude at Long In The Tooth had most of what I desired (he was out of the Black Keys / Stooges split, Deep Purple/Type-O split and never got the Half Japanese on CD) but the prices were ridiculous. It is hard to justify paying $10 for a 7".

Especially insulting was the Atmosphere single, which came in a clear, plastic sleeve. No artwork, not even a fucking sticker on it, no packaging whatsoever, just a single in a plastic sleeve. Ten bucks. Sorry, but fuck you.

I asked him to keep that along with the Non-Phixion 7" and the Pussy Galore LP (it just wasn't worth $20 to me).

I wound up keeping:

The Atlas Moth / Wolvhammer Split 7" (Init)
Austra + Gina X - Mayan Drums 12" Vinyl (Domino)
Husker Du – Amusement 7" Vinyl (Numero Group)

I also picked up the new Moss CD new and a couple of used CDs plus my wife picked up a couple books. All told I dropped a little over $100.

The guy who owns the store was hoarse and haggard by the time I got there. He said it was nuts - they had to let people into the store in shifts and they had a line of about 80 people most of the afternoon.

Good for him, good for all the stores, but if RSD means 7" singles will cost $10, I probably won't be making a special trip again next year.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 20 April 2013 23:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah I agree on the 7"s, and avoid them every year. None of them have ever been worth that, but the LPs seem normally priced so I don't worry about that mark up too much there.

Evan, Sunday, 21 April 2013 00:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

Actually that Snapper release I got was $14.99 and is a 4 song 12" so in that case I'm a sucker but otherwise I don't feel like I got too ripped off.

Evan, Sunday, 21 April 2013 00:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

mexican summer built their rep on $15 eps. hardly seems unusual anymore.

I have many lovely lacy nightgowns (contenderizer), Sunday, 21 April 2013 01:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

so is numero group eventually going to be reissuing the whole husker du catalogue?

"Time To Go - The Southern Psychedelic Moment: 1981-86"
--no idea this was even a RSD thing. would have bought this.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Sunday, 21 April 2013 01:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

what does it actually cost to press up 500 or 1000 12" singles theses days? For the vinyl + the packaging? I know shipping costs are crazy now.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Sunday, 21 April 2013 01:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

not sure about in the us, but the b. russell curated flying nun comp has been out in nz for awhile, i believe (he did a really interesting interview on national radio playing various bits and pieces from it)

no lime tangier, Sunday, 21 April 2013 01:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

really nice day in soho, in london, with a street party vibe. giles smith was playing and loads of other big names. nice sunny day and a great atmosphere. fuck shops that aren't record stores getting a dj in with some "yay record store day" premise tho - just so contrary to the point of the event.

Tioc Norris (LocalGarda), Sunday, 21 April 2013 01:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

Are vinyl LP new releases usually going for $30 these days? Cos the one store i stopped into that was what you paid for pretty much anything. And "mbv" was $45.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 21 April 2013 01:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

The line in Hoboken was especially long this year!

Hey, I was in Hoboken today too. I was there this afternoon. I only got a couple of used classical records for $2 each though - I am cheap. Tunes mentioned in this article:

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/indies/1559027/record-store-day-2013-blog-roll-brooklyns-black-gold-records

o. nate, Sunday, 21 April 2013 02:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

Ha! Yeah I used to manage at that store.

Evan, Sunday, 21 April 2013 02:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

The cheap vinyl is very cheap there. When the owner gets too excited that something not-s-common shows up, sometimes it tends to get priced highly. Not too bad though.

Evan, Sunday, 21 April 2013 02:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

So I am extremely upset! The Snapper record I got the hole is too small for the spindle, and I may be paranoid but I'm nervous they won't have a replacement at the label. They definitely don't at the store I bought it from.

Evan, Sunday, 21 April 2013 02:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

The cheap vinyl is very cheap there.

And the used CDs too - I've picked up lots of good stuff there for cheap. I try to support them as much as possible, though I tend to download most of my music these days - trying to downsize my physical collection.

o. nate, Sunday, 21 April 2013 02:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yes and no. Prices in the store match a competitive price point on amazon (for the CDs, here) when uploaded to the online amazon storefront, so therefore if something happens to be at $39.99 "Used - Like New" at the time of the upload that's the kind of price you'll see in the store. No matter how silly or indie it is. See the real issue here is that they have software that updates the price when they fluctuate online, as they often do, but new labels don't automatically print for the physical storefront and your foot-traffic consumers get screwed over just because you wanted to make as much as possible in the online worldwide market. It barely filters based on what makes a better physical store item vs. online money-maker when setting prices.

But yes, ultimately this same process will put $1.99 price tags on great stuff, simply because it is the going rate at that point on amazon.

Evan, Sunday, 21 April 2013 03:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

"labels" = "price tag" sorry poor choice of words.

Evan, Sunday, 21 April 2013 03:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

And update from just a little earlier- I quit whining and whittled the hole on the record no it's fine.

Evan, Sunday, 21 April 2013 03:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

now*

Evan, Sunday, 21 April 2013 03:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

So I am extremely upset! The Snapper record I got the hole is too small for the spindle, and I may be paranoid but I'm nervous they won't have a replacement at the label. They definitely don't at the store I bought it from.

uh, this is something you can correct w/ a pocketknife and a bit of rotary force

I have many lovely lacy nightgowns (contenderizer), Sunday, 21 April 2013 03:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol, xp exactly!

I have many lovely lacy nightgowns (contenderizer), Sunday, 21 April 2013 03:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah well at first it seemed way way off so I didn't consider that simple solution. then I looked closer and realized it would work fine.

Evan, Sunday, 21 April 2013 03:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

gaye bykers on acid's debut lp, drill you own hole, allegedly came undrilled, so that you'd have to, uh, yeah, do that. drill it yourself. never seen an undrilled or even a hand-drilled copy, so i wonder...

I have many lovely lacy nightgowns (contenderizer), Sunday, 21 April 2013 03:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

I feel like that is a good way to get it to crack all the way across? Or maybe it is easier than it sounds.

Evan, Sunday, 21 April 2013 03:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

fuckers can take a lot more abuse than you'd suspect

I have many lovely lacy nightgowns (contenderizer), Sunday, 21 April 2013 03:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

I have many lovely lacy nightgowns (contenderizer), Sunday, 21 April 2013 03:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

I never had a problem with holes being too tight but I recently got a new pro-ject turntable and have run into a bunch of old records that are a really tight fit. I think some brands are making their spindles too big these days.

wk, Sunday, 21 April 2013 05:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

so is numero group eventually going to be reissuing the whole husker du catalogue?

the RSD EP thing is pre-SST material so I doubt it. not sure who has the rights to it now but all those songs are/were on Rhino's CD reissue of 'Everything Falls Apart' so maybe them

they moved the azpilicueta next to me at work (DJ Mencap), Sunday, 21 April 2013 09:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

I never had a problem with holes being too tight
Sorry, pal. They do have pills for that these days...

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Sunday, 21 April 2013 11:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

disappointed by malkmus's precise enunciation of damo's lyrics. i'll never hear "spoon" the same again. but otherwise 'ege bamyasi' is a treat

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 21 April 2013 11:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

Good for him, good for all the stores, but if RSD means 7" singles will cost $10, I probably won't be making a special trip again next year.

otm

There's also something kind of sad about how a lot of those record store day limited releases go straight to eBay.

The Great Natterer (dandydonweiner), Sunday, 21 April 2013 12:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

omg this conversation
i was gonna say something about whittling the hole but i see you all got right to it

one of my sources found a copy of the josephine foster 10" and it's $30! what? and yet, i am still considering buying it because i want to be a bronze level donor, i guess?

and that sounds like a gong-concert (La Lechera), Sunday, 21 April 2013 13:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

crying bitter tears @ missing the Snapper EP reissue, also at living 75 miles away from any kind of cool record store

Drugs A. Money, Sunday, 21 April 2013 14:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

saul wright tho, I don't own a record player so the purchase wouldve been ornamental

Drugs A. Money, Sunday, 21 April 2013 14:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

omg this conversation
i was gonna say something about whittling the hole but i see you all got right to it

― and that sounds like a gong-concert (La Lechera), Sunday, April 21, 2013 9:31 AM (58 minutes ago)

Yeah I feel dumb now, but it really did seem way to small for that kind of fix. An illusion until I measured it.

Evan, Sunday, 21 April 2013 14:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

all those songs are/were on Rhino's CD reissue of 'Everything Falls Apart'

not Writer's Cramp!

my mental killfile seems to be working (sleeve), Sunday, 21 April 2013 16:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

too*

Evan, Sunday, 21 April 2013 16:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yes. Not "writer's Cramp." The only reason I purchased the single actually.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Sunday, 21 April 2013 17:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

you are correct of course yes. all pre-SST stuff nonetheless. ftr that 2x7" (which could have fitted onto one 7" without much trouble) appears to be going for £15 in the UK. reel 'em in

they moved the azpilicueta next to me at work (DJ Mencap), Sunday, 21 April 2013 21:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

15 British Pound Sterling equals
22.85 US Dollar

I just paid $15.99+ tax for it. Not exactly a huge profit margin, at least not yet.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Sunday, 21 April 2013 22:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

I went to the princeton record exchange for NRSD and bought a bunch of non-record store day stuff, including Centipede HZ on vinyl. It was cool to see the place packed like that though. There was a guy there with Super Bowl tattoos on his face standing off in the corner and mocking record collector types to his girlfriend, who sort of silently nodded along. "Fucking records, who gives a shit," I remember hims saying. I could have done without this guy, but otherwise this was a good day at my favorite record store.

authentically inauthentic (Pat Finn), Monday, 22 April 2013 01:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

I spent hours on Friday rummaging through my friend mike's store. haven't seen him in years! so nice to catch up. and just like when I lived on MVI I found lots of nice stuff. nothing new though. on record store day I was on a boat in the ocean with family saying final goodbyes to maria's grandmother. a kid watched my store on Saturday and he said it was busy. despite the fact that I don't get the phish reissues and all that. here's what I bought at mike's store for myself:

burton greene - presenting burton greene (columbia) (excited to find this. great copy.)

blues magoos - gulf coast bound (abc) (also never see this one.)

fraser & debolt - with pleasure (columbia)

jay bolotin - s/t (cur) (great stuff!)

bert jansch - rosemary lane (reprise)

eddie lang & lonnie johnson - blue guitars (parlophone) (60's u.k. comp of 20's stuff. sounds amazing.)

produkt der deutsch-amerikanischen freundschaft (warning records) (never seen this one.)

iron butterfly - scorching beauty (mca)

cochise - swallow tales (ua)

possum river - s/t (ovation)

lazarus - s/t (bearsville) (don't think i've ever seen it. nice record.)

redeye - one man's poison (pentagram) ( I love redeye.)

barefoot jerry - watchin' tv (monument) (thought I had all the records, but it turns out I didn't.)

uri geller - s/t (Columbia)

king pleasure sings/annie ross sings (prestige)

force of nature - s/t (tommy records)

heartsfield - the wonder of it all (mercury)

soul flutes - trust in me (a&m) (would pay double for a sealed copy, but this one sounds nice.)

eleventh hour - hollywood hot (20th century)

scott seward, Monday, 22 April 2013 02:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

I will be at Long In The Tooth in Philly later today...

― Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, April 20, 2013 8:47 AM (2 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

oh snap, my bro Perry works there. How was it?

hoda nkotb (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 22 April 2013 14:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

Wait, I read your follow-up post. That sucks.

I got the Double Dagger "333" mini-LP from Repo Records, which is all I really wanted, which was kind of pricey ($23.99 for a 6-song/24 minute record + a DVD) but not terribly pricey (like all the 7"s they had for $7.99).

hoda nkotb (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 22 April 2013 14:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

There were a few ten dollar 7"s at my local shop. DNW.

Trip Maker, Monday, 22 April 2013 14:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

The owner of Long In The Tooth told me that every 7" was at least $9.99.
Maybe he forgot some cheaper ones but every 7" I wanted was at least that much.

I mean, look at this:

This is literally all you got if you purchased the Atmosphere 7" since it came in a generic clear plastic sleeve. No artwork, not even a sticker. Not even much to look at on the label!

$9.99.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Monday, 22 April 2013 14:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah these things were really pricy - didn't go on the day because I didn't think my small town would get in the more obscure stuff I was interested in and I didn't feel like queuing, but I looked through what was left today: £25 for the Nick Drake LP, £18 for the Soundgarden 10", £12 for the two-song Eno/Grizzly Bear Jaar remix 12", £8 each for the 7"s

(£10 is currently a little over $15, so that Nick Drake was $38 and the 7"s were $12)

if it helps record shops stay alive then I'm all for it but it seems to be mainly only worth it for people who want to buy an armful of stuff to flip the next day on eBay

susuwatari teenage riot (a passing spacecadet), Monday, 22 April 2013 15:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

or people with a serious consumer fetish jones

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 22 April 2013 15:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

the whole thing is completely ridiculous to me, esp. since 75% of record store day "exclusives" are just old music in new packages. "never before on vinyl." "never before on 180g vinyl." "never before on cassette." "now with a shitty chess game." "now on orange vinyl."

who gives a shit?

i have no compunction about buying stuff to flip at a modest profit. it's not like i'm flipping some essential like baby food or water. if people want to pay a lot to get something on confetti-infused purple vinyl then who am i to stop them?

i also got some stuff to keep, almost exclusively stuff that hadn't been released before.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 22 April 2013 15:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

Anybody listen to that Codeine live album yet? How is it?

Evan R, Monday, 22 April 2013 15:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

well I used to buy p. much any 10" I saw just for the novelty value, I've bought a few vinyl reissues of stuff to sit unplayed on the shelf and look nice while I listen to the mp3s I'd already paid for, so I should be target audience for stupid consumer record fetishism, but it's out of my price league, and like you say it's almost all old stuff in slightly different but generally not wildly exciting or noticeably "deluxe" packaging anyway

but if someone's buying it on RSD at $38 and someone's buying that when they flip it on eBay for $70 and this combination is keeping record shops going then fine, I guess. and if they'd had the Conny Plank, Bardo Pond, Antoni Maiovvi records in I'd probably have bought them and then hated myself when my bank statement came in, so eh

susuwatari teenage riot (a passing spacecadet), Monday, 22 April 2013 15:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

Everyone pretty much otm. If I could buy a vinyl repress of some psych classic I first bought ten years ago on CD for roughly the price i originally paid for the CD then I'd be more inclined to do that. But $30 for a single LP, you are pretty much taunting me to go right home and pirate this re-re-re-repressing out of spite.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 22 April 2013 15:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

7"s all too expensive for me, always, especially 12" singles if there were ever one I wanted for some reason.

LPs that are the most overpriced seem to be the more major label stuff. Joan Baez and Taj Mahal records that are already in the used bin a few feet away for $3 each or less don't need to be reissued (probably from digital sources, too) for RSD with $35 price tags.

I found the smaller label stuff to be priced not much worse than new records on any other day so I was happy. At least the stuff I really wanted.

Evan, Monday, 22 April 2013 15:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

7"s on RSD that is.

Evan, Monday, 22 April 2013 15:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

I bought that mono Van Dyke Parks Song Cycle for $25 just because I felt like I should buy something but I feel like a sucker for it. I could get an original pressing on ebay for not much more, and I didn't notice any difference in the mono mix.

wk, Monday, 22 April 2013 16:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

i bought that too and feel stupid about it too.

i have to admit the kill rock stars cassette box was pretty nice-looking but c'mon

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 22 April 2013 16:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

A friendly shopowner in StL is getting the Bardo Pond covers record for me. That is nice.

Trip Maker, Monday, 22 April 2013 16:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

Wasn't there a fancy reissue of The Glove's Blue Sunshine? One store I went into had the original in the new arrivals bin for $11.99. That's the kind of o_O I saw a lot of. I also saw a Triumph cassette being sold for $5 and I don't get that either.

and that sounds like a gong-concert (La Lechera), Monday, 22 April 2013 16:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

Mostly it was an excuse for me to go around to different record stores for a morning/early afternoon, which I realize I could do any old day but I kind of enjoyed being in crowded record stores. That in itself was pretty fun.

and that sounds like a gong-concert (La Lechera), Monday, 22 April 2013 16:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

i hit up amoeba the day after, choosing to avoid the insanity. but apparently lots of other folks had the same idea, it was a madhouse! everything i would have wanted was long gone with the exception of the copy of 'you can't hide your love forever' by orange juice that i picked up.

christmas candy bar (al leong), Monday, 22 April 2013 17:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

missed out on imaginational anthem 6 of course

christmas candy bar (al leong), Monday, 22 April 2013 17:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

Maybe this was talked about pre-day-of I can't remember and didn't bother to look but the least likely to have sold to anyone in the world was the Avenged Sevenfold - Call of Duty Black Ops picture disc single.

Maybe the one 13 year old who loves the ultimate "bud-lite"(s) of video games and hard rock and simultaneously has a record player, $20 to spend on nothing else in the world, and enough delusion to think it will appreciate bought it. MAYBE. This one kid probably almost purchased it but went for a Rockstar Energy hoodie instead.

Evan, Monday, 22 April 2013 18:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

at vintage vinyl in evanston, the guy will track RSD exclusives on eBay AND ACTUALLY CHARGE AN INFLATED PRICE AS THE DAY GOES ON. like, some 7" with a sticker price of $7, he'll sell for $70 by the late afternoon on RSD if he thinks he can.

that guy is a turd, and I hope people google this.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 22 April 2013 19:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

you guys should have been stocking up on the DMB thing. the big winner of 2013.

http://www.ebay.com/csc/Records-/176985/i.html?_sop=3&_from=R40&_nkw=rsd+2013&LH_Complete=1&LH_Sold=1&rt=nc

scott seward, Monday, 22 April 2013 19:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

i've never met anyone who actually bought or listened to jam band vinyl but it always goes for a ton. pearl jam too!

christmas candy bar (al leong), Monday, 22 April 2013 19:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

My friend bought that Dave Matthews- he is a rare being that places DMB a few spots away from Swans in best-of lists. I think the list was $149. I wonder the percentage of in-store purchases of that were for flip vs. enjoyment.

Evan, Monday, 22 April 2013 19:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

UPR is having a special (maybe cos of RSD orders?) where they knock a lot of cost out of pressing records if you don't mind having them pressed in randomly mixed colored vinyls. The cost for 7" is about 35 cents per. And this is for small orders.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 22 April 2013 20:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

whoa, we should also press up 7"s and sell them as a set!

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Tuesday, 23 April 2013 01:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

was at a record store today, and the employees were picking over the remains, considering a $45 issue of the last waltz vs. a $25 copy of the dazed and confused soundtrack, or maybe that phish reissue, the south park picture disc 45. so somebody apparently wants whatever crap they churn out.

i bought the repo man blu-ray and felt p good about it.

I have many lovely lacy nightgowns (contenderizer), Tuesday, 23 April 2013 01:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

Last waltz is flippable based on eBay history, not sure about the others.

Evan, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 01:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

due fairness, the last waltz was #2 out of howevermany thousand

I have many lovely lacy nightgowns (contenderizer), Tuesday, 23 April 2013 01:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

the south park picture disc 45

jesus christ

brimstead, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 02:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

I don't have a problem with the prospect of RSD getting more comicbooky/cartoony, it just seems really cynical. "How much crap tangentially related to music can we press onto vinyl"?

brimstead, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 02:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

tbh if that record was "Uncle Fucka" b/w "Kyle's Mom Is A Big Fat Bitch" I might consider buying it.

my mental killfile seems to be working (sleeve), Tuesday, 23 April 2013 02:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

Ha yeah I forgot that SP does get down with original songs regularly. I guess "tv/movie ---> music records" tie-ins have been going on forever. I do have a neat old 6 million dollar man lp.

brimstead, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 02:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

South park 45? Didn't you hear about the call of duty 12"?

Evan, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 04:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

Again- $20, Avenged Sevenfold, 12" single with instrumental, picture disc visually equal to a promo flyer from GameStop...

Evan, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 04:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

SPark 45? You know they made no 1 over here?

Mark G, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 06:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

I've heard that in the UK the record companies send a few secretaries out during their lunch break to buy ten copies each and that puts the song at number 1.

nickn, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 06:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

South park 45? Didn't you hear about the call of duty 12"?

― Evan, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 4:14 AM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Yeah that's pretty nteresting... I know avenged sevenfold is huge but it's interesting to have call of duty there as the co-brand, are there many serious collectors of call of duty merch? enough to press a few thousand copies i guess. major labels going hard on record store day,

brimstead, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 07:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

xpost pity those secretaries that got sent out the week between Christmas and New Year just to ask for "ten copies of Chocolate Salty Balls please.."

Mark G, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 08:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

Captured Tracks web store has a few copies of the Snapper and Bats records that they co-released with Flying Nun, if anyone is still looking. I (hopefully) got one of the Snapper 12"s.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Wednesday, 24 April 2013 18:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

You can quantify your cynicism in dollars and cents:
Still Sealed: Record Store Day 2013's Highest Earning eBay Flips

Dave Matthews Band
Release: Live Trax Vol. 1 vinyl box set
Sold for: $525.00

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Release: English Electric Collectors Tin Limited Edition 7-inch
Sold for: $275.00

Between the Buried and Me
Release: Parallax Vol. 1 & 2 vinyl box set
Sold for: $249.00

Paul Weller
Release: Sonik Kicks Sonik Kicks The Singles Collection 7-inch vinyl box set
Sold for: $229.99

Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Release: The First Five: A Picture Disc Collection box set
Sold for: $222.22

The Notorious B.I.G.
Release: Ready to Die 12-inch vinyl
Sold for: $205.02

Puscifer
Release: V Is for Vagina 12-inch vinyl
Sold for: $202.50

Phish/Trey Anastasio/Page McConnell
Release: Lawn Boy Deluxe 12-inch vinyl (Phish)
Blue Ash and Other Suburbs 7-inch picture disc (Trey Anastasio)
Unsung Cities and Movies Never Made 12-inch vinyl (Page McConnell)
Sold for: $200.50

Rodriguez
Release: Cold Fact 12-inch vinyl
Sold for: $197.50

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 8 May 2013 16:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

What... was there a special version of that for RSD? Because that's still in print.

You can fondle the cube but it will not respond. (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 9 May 2013 02:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

Rodriguez, that is.

You can fondle the cube but it will not respond. (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 9 May 2013 02:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

apparently rodriguez rubbed his testicles on the RSD copies?

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Thursday, 9 May 2013 03:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

Oh, I think it was a clear vinyl version or something...

Evan, Thursday, 9 May 2013 04:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

So, the shops around me started doing something this year to sort of combat this: anyone buying Record Store Day stuff had to open the shrink wrap in order to buy the item.

Thoughts?

Austin, Thursday, 9 May 2013 04:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

As someone who works in a record store, my first thought it "Ha! Awesome." But we only got like 20 or 30 titles this year and tbh people seemed to be more interested in just record shopping in general than the hyped stuff.

You can fondle the cube but it will not respond. (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 9 May 2013 05:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

anyone buying Record Store Day stuff had to open the shrink wrap in order to buy the item

That'll knock a fiver off the price on ebay..

Mark G, Thursday, 9 May 2013 10:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah, that's a great tactic. People who make a fuss will quickly give themselves away as ebay leeches.

Evan, Thursday, 9 May 2013 12:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

anyone buying Record Store Day stuff had to open the shrink wrap in order to buy the item.

was there like some line before you purchased items where you had to line up to shame-facedly strip each album of its shrinkwrap in front of a two-man inquisition?

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Thursday, 9 May 2013 12:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

if it weren't for ebay leeches record store day probably wouldn't be a "thing" in the same way

which would be good maybe

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Thursday, 9 May 2013 12:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

Well yeah, it would be exactly what it was meant to be!

Evan, Thursday, 9 May 2013 13:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

I thought it was about getting more people and more profits into record stores? In which case I'm all for store guy upthread who was increasing the price depending on how much they're going for on ebay.

food and boardgames and minimal techno (NotEnough), Friday, 10 May 2013 13:49 (1 year ago) Permalink


Symbol: Zaireeka (lp box).

Share price: 87.20 % Change: -0.06 % Change: -0.30
Buy: 45.20
Offer:90.25
Volume: 12
Prev close: 70.50
Shares issued: 1,000 (numbered)
52 week high: 475.90

Mark G, Friday, 10 May 2013 13:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

I like to imagine that if there *weren't* assholes selling shit on eBay, then the stuff wd be bought anyway by other fans that were farther back in line and it wd still be just as successful.

siouxsan sarandon (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 10 May 2013 14:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

That probably is true in this magical world where ebay doesn't exist.

food and boardgames and minimal techno (NotEnough), Friday, 10 May 2013 14:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

I honestly don't get the bad feelings about people flipping stuff. they BOUGHT stuff in a STORE. its not wartime. they aren't hoarding flour and sugar.

scott seward, Friday, 10 May 2013 14:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

I mean making people open their records in front of you? fucking crazy. just don't buy the shit or don't open that day.

scott seward, Friday, 10 May 2013 14:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

I was at an antique store last weekend in rural GA and was looking through their records and the lady behind the counter said "Oh, we're putting those on ebay, they aren't for sale." And later when i checked out she asked me who the guy was on the cover of one of the records I was buying, which was "McCartney II".

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 10 May 2013 14:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

Who was it?

Call the Cops, Friday, 10 May 2013 14:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

Paul McCartney LOL

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 10 May 2013 15:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

But who is that, right?

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 10 May 2013 15:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

Great, here comes the wave of flipper defending. Opinions on this board seem governed by the moon's gravity sometimes.

I understand your points but the records are meant for the fans. Therefore, the real answer is that the records themselves shouldn't be as limited as they are. Meet demand and the flipping won't be as ridiculous. I understand the fun of super limited releases for the labels but they should close the gap a little.

xposts

Evan, Friday, 10 May 2013 15:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

It Was Paul McCartney 2 !

Mark G, Friday, 10 May 2013 15:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

Who?

Evan, Friday, 10 May 2013 15:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah RSD is just done weirdly. stores not knowing what they are going to get in the mail until the last minute? not knowing what they will be paying for? so strange. but fun day of record shopping is no fun if there is a big list of rules at the door or something. just don't worry about the limited thing. just sell stuff and have fun. don't worry about what people do after they leave. a large percentage of them won't be coming back to your store until the next rsd anyway.

scott seward, Friday, 10 May 2013 15:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

Its a great place to go if you want to buy a copy of that Kansas album with "Dust in the Wind" on it in Good condition for $8.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 10 May 2013 15:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

Wait, who's this McCartney guy again? Is he the dude on that duet with Pink? Oops. I mean P!nk.

i kant believe it's not buffon (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 10 May 2013 15:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

No, he is in Foo Fighters.

Evan, Friday, 10 May 2013 15:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

Its a great place to go if you want to buy a copy of that Kansas album with "Dust in the Wind" on it in Good condition for $8.

― Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Friday, May 10, 2013 10:10 AM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ah yes, those sort of places. it's like the LP-pricing version of outsider art. these are the places that single out every beat-to-shit elvis and beatles album they come across and price them at $50

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 10 May 2013 15:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah RSD is just done weirdly. stores not knowing what they are going to get in the mail until the last minute? not knowing what they will be paying for? so strange. but fun day of record shopping is no fun if there is a big list of rules at the door or something. just don't worry about the limited thing. just sell stuff and have fun. don't worry about what people do after they leave. a large percentage of them won't be coming back to your store until the next rsd anyway.

― scott seward, Friday, May 10, 2013 11:09 AM (3 minutes ago)

Yeah, any rules would make things very uncomfortable. The morning rush is tense as it is. But I totally understand any effort of the store to get on the good side of the customers that actually might shop there before the next record store day! Beneficial to win them over, nothing to lose pissing off the ebay opportunists in the process.

Evan, Friday, 10 May 2013 15:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

i didn't realize the steve gunn/hiss golden messenger record was an RSD release. i kinda want that.
but i got the charlie poole record from my pals in RVA, so what do i care.

i guess i'd just rather listen to canned heat? (ian), Friday, 10 May 2013 15:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

"I4n J0hnson: Interested in only the least popular RSD titles since 2010."

i guess i'd just rather listen to canned heat? (ian), Friday, 10 May 2013 15:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

Ha, Yeah I had been getting some of the Vanguard reissues yearly (none this year) myself and I don't think anyone else really cared about those either.

Evan, Friday, 10 May 2013 15:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

Well, my haul consisted of the Davy Graham ep, £6 or thereabouts.

I did get the Half Japanese CD set, but directly from the company for £20 or thereabouts.

Mark G, Friday, 10 May 2013 15:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

There kinda sorta already are rules: http://www.recordstoreday.com/CustomPage/1038

Granted, not RULES rules, but there you have it.

Austin, Friday, 10 May 2013 17:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

they have agreed to act in the spirit of Record Store Day
they have agreed to act in the spirit of Record Store Day
they have agreed to act in the spirit of Record Store Day
they have agreed to act in the spirit of Record Store Day
they have agreed to act in the spirit of Record Store Day
they have agreed to act in the spirit of Record Store Day
they have agreed to act in the spirit of Record Store Day
they have agreed to act in the spirit of Record Store Day

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 10 May 2013 17:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

What are the consequences if they don't, I'm wondering.

Austin, Friday, 10 May 2013 17:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

last time i checked there were a pile (i.e. at least 4 of them) of those flaming lips Zaireeka boxsets in my local shop ..

mark e, Friday, 10 May 2013 17:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

Consequence is that you don't get any records for next year. Store by me got in trouble and aren't allowed to participate anymore.

Evan, Friday, 10 May 2013 17:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

That's good, I guess.

But I get really critical and start to wonder — if there is a "pledge" like this, were these sorts of places ever on the buyer's side in the first place? Because "the pledge" was created out of unflaterring circumstances, right?

Just wondering out loud.

More reason for me to just sit the whole thing out, I guess.

Austin, Friday, 10 May 2013 18:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

Right I think the past issues of this nature motivated them to create the pledge. The conditions of the pledge aren't asking too much of the stores, honestly.

Evan, Friday, 10 May 2013 18:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

just look for the red badge of courage.

scott seward, Friday, 10 May 2013 18:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

mark e, yeah and their own website has it on 'special offer' too...

Mark G, Friday, 10 May 2013 18:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

even if all of the records went into the hands of true fans, lots of them would sell anyway if the price was right. the crazy ebay prices are not caused by flippers, they're caused by the labels pressing stuff in limited editions.

wk, Friday, 10 May 2013 23:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

I mean, I don't think I own a single record that I wouldn't let go of for $100! It's just a record.

wk, Friday, 10 May 2013 23:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

Great, here comes the wave of flipper defending.

Fuck you Flipper rules