Yeah, it is different in different countries, though there is cross-over.
― brain (krakow), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 11:45 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink
i didn't have to wait in line though.
― scott seward, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 15:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink
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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink
Just put in our Alliance order. Hope we get the stuff we ordered!
― Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Thursday, 15 March 2012 23:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
This Kate Bush picture disc single is pretty!
― Feebs K-Tel (NickB), Friday, 16 March 2012 12:51 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink
oh man I want that Kate Bush single!
― Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Friday, 16 March 2012 18:48 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink
This has a link to tracks from these LPs:RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVEMarch 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink
lol so true. you just *never* see any copies of 'Spaces' around...
― Stormy Davis, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:40 (1 year ago) Permalink
skip james and john hurt always welcome, but, yeah...
― scott seward, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
what store would buy that joan baez for their store? maybe in woodstock...
― scott seward, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:52 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink
― fuck deathcore and metalcore (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 21:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
― my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 21:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
Sorry, bad copy & paste on my part - thanks anagram!
― brain (krakow), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 21:59 (1 year 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: 1000Label: Music On Vinyl
― konybrony (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 22:06 (1 year ago) Permalink
It is all about one Finnish item for me this year...
― brain (krakow), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 22:27 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink
anyone know that DEVO 81 live show? good?
― konybrony (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 22:33 (1 year 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.Lazuli2. Equal Mind Beach HouseBloom Album ArtworkPre-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 Joe2. Skirts on Fire Shabazz PalacesLive 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 hard2. An echo from the hosts that profess infinitum3. a mess, the booth that soaks in palacian musk4. free press and curl Various ArtistsTerminal Sales Vol. 5: Mixed Nuts1. 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 (1 year ago) Permalink
Tompkins Square Rolls Out Line of 78 RPM DiscsRecord Store Day Exclusives from Ralph Stanley, Luther Dickinson
luther78San 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink