National Record Store Day

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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

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