National Record Store Day

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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


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