National Record Store Day

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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


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