National Record Store Day

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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.

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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

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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

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