I'll see what I can do, but no promises, I'm afraid. It's looking like, following Rough Trade's example, we could well be holding raffles for the really high demand items, as it's looking like we could only get a ridiculously small number (like 2 or 3 of each) and a hella lotta interest. I can put your name down for raffle entry for sure and will defn. keep you posted on how things pan out.
― krakow, Saturday, 18 April 2009 21:57 (4 years ago) Permalink
Yeah man that would be fine, thanks!
― pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 18 April 2009 21:59 (4 years ago) Permalink
Kurt Vile LP on Mexican Summer since it was on sale. 12 bucks!
^^ love this record, and it's hard to find now so yeah.
also, we sold out of all the record store day exclusives within 45 minutes of opening. the only thing we have left is the Arthur Russell double LP (and it's great.)
― ian, Saturday, 18 April 2009 22:46 (4 years ago) Permalink
also we had a bbq but all the food is gone--on to the beer drinking portion of the event...
'bout to head over to other music to wait in line for the Bill Callahan performance. Picked up the Records Toreism LP on Thrill Jockey along with the Pavement LP, the SY 7"s and the Akron/Family single earlier, too, and most of it is really good! I think the Records Toreism comp is probably the best of the lot, although the live Pavement album is really badass too.
― jonathan - stl, Saturday, 18 April 2009 23:35 (4 years ago) Permalink
I hear what xhuxk is saying. Collector bait is gross and a good half of the folks seemed to be grabbing at it for investment purposes (such as they are). But how else are the stores going to entice The People? Not with dollar records (now, penny records...). And is $12 really all that shocking?
The crowds were bad only at Waterloo but it's easy to wade through record geeks (and oh yeah, they had two copies of the New Order single).
Fwiw, I bought bands I love (and admire in the case of Slayer but the sleeve is nifty) and music I didn't already own. And I bought those various artist LPs for the accompanying zines as much as the music. Most of it was resistible, though. The Pitchfork review is hilarious cuz nothing is highly recommended.
Please tell me that child's first LP is NOT Vangelis ...
― Kevin John Bozelka, Saturday, 18 April 2009 23:57 (4 years ago) Permalink
I just bought the Smiths single but the quality of the print on the sleeve is terrible.
― brotherlovesdub, Sunday, 19 April 2009 00:01 (4 years ago) Permalink
i spent a hundred buxx today on records, but i bought them at an antique store.
i thought i might be able to open my little store by today, but real life intruded. the space we were in - that was pretty cheap - turned out to be too cheap. there are several cheap apartments above it, and one day some dude's toilet overflowed in his bathroom upstairs and it totally came raining down thru the ceiling into our store and on our stuff! ewwwww. luckily, there wasn't a ton of damage, but some records got wet and we promptly starting looking for another space. and we found a great one. right on main street. and it's bigger. and it has a huuuuuge DRY basement for storage. so, we are moving our stuff there at the end of this month. we feel like we dodged a bullet. our landlords at the old space didn't even care that toilet water had come raining down into our store. our new landlord is spending thousands of bucks renovating before we move in. we're excited.
― scott seward, Sunday, 19 April 2009 00:24 (4 years ago) Permalink
Went to Music Saves in Cleveland, picked up the Pavement LP, the Sonic Youth 7"s, Camera Obscura, Jenny Lewis, and the Beastie's "Paul's Boutique" remaster on 180g vinyl, plus Black Keys and Blitzen Trapper for a friend of mine. Seemed like nobody there was buying the Jesus Lizard, but lots were buying the Stooges.
― OK, fine, yes, I Goggled it (Pancakes Hackman), Sunday, 19 April 2009 00:26 (4 years ago) Permalink
went to 1-2-3-4-GO! records in oakland, got the pavement LP (colored edition! 1/95 total! total luck.), the jesus lizard 7"s, the obits 7", the arthur russell LPs (on now, so good!), the sonik youth splits (both sonic youth songs are ehhh, jay r and beck sides are v v good). gf got camera obscura and a pavement LP, then we hit down at lulu's, i got charles manson's LIE, the kinks' VGPS, surfer rosa, and one of those golden triangle 7"s. then our friend's car broke down. :( then we walked into berkeley and hit half-price books, and i got god bless the kinks, some random 1987 sleeping bag records 12" for 25 cents, and a book abt african music by francis bebey.
― 69, Sunday, 19 April 2009 02:56 (4 years ago) Permalink
― ian, Sunday, 19 April 2009 03:01 (4 years ago) Permalink
seems like the Pavement thing was THEEE vaunted item of the day. everything else could pretty much be easily found, at least here in Chi-town. but, whoo, that Pavement LP --- the folks wanted that one!
― Stormy Davis, Sunday, 19 April 2009 03:56 (4 years ago) Permalink
also, LOL, Kevin wasn't kidding --- Neil Young 2LP for 63 bucks!! uh, no thanks!
― Stormy Davis, Sunday, 19 April 2009 03:57 (4 years ago) Permalink
I still dropped like 300 bucks ( to be fair this also included time at a RECORD FAIR, with DEALERS and so forth ... but also totally my indie shop peeps)
i think it's a pretty rad event. and xhuxk, c'mon man, be real.
― Stormy Davis, Sunday, 19 April 2009 04:01 (4 years ago) Permalink
fun day. arrived when the store opened, bought fever ray vinyl & jesus lizard singles, store owners saved me a jay reatard/SY and then gave it to me, received huge grab bag full of various samplers and singles they were giving out, played some music, ate a bunch of pizza, and hung out the rest of day w/ friends while various other local bands played. A+ day. also bought 10 albums in the 50 cent bin that looked semi-promising. heard the bjork album but only a couple tracks from the others
AMP - astralmoonbeamprojections (awesome cover, KRANKY records)the juan mclean - give me every little thing 12" w/ a bunch of remixesthe curse of singapore slingbjork - debutbe your own pet - s/tthe geraldine fibbers - butcha-frames - black forestthe third eye foundation - ghostthe stills - oceans will risewharton tiers - brighter than life
― 6335, Sunday, 19 April 2009 04:11 (4 years ago) Permalink
Scriabin - Complete Etudes, Piers LaneTwelve Songs by Charles Ives - Theo Bleckmann & Kneebody (arrangements w/ computers & a Rhodes, should be interesting)Charles Ives - The Three Orchestral SetsConrad Schnitzler - ContextMax Morath plays The Best of Scott JoplinKick that Habit DVD - Sound Movie by Peter Liechti w/ Voice Crack
Ameoba was hoppin' today
― Milton Parker, Sunday, 19 April 2009 04:16 (4 years ago) Permalink
Milton, man, I really want to see that Voice Crack thing .. was it discounted at all? I mean, I will surely buy it eventually .. just curious if there was a 'record store day' deal. The one time I saw Voice Crack remains one of those top 20 or 25 shows :)
what's the deal w/ the Joplin thing? He supposed to be a good interpreter?
― Stormy Davis, Sunday, 19 April 2009 04:22 (4 years ago) Permalink
$10 used promo copy but it's going for $16 new just about everywhere... I've seen it before, it is one amazing DVD, I envy you getting to actually see them
my favorite Joplin is the Rifkin because that's the one I grew up with, but I'm looking for other performances and the Morath was repped by a friend. it's aiming for period arrangements, piano banjo & guitar, more lively than Rifkin who plays him like spacey Bach I'm loving it so far.
― Milton Parker, Sunday, 19 April 2009 05:16 (4 years ago) Permalink
okay, i'll post what i bought today here too:
carmen - fandangos in space (1974 - paramount)
john jacob niles - i wonder as i wander (carols and love songs) (tradition)
voivod - dimension hatross (1988 - noise)
incredible string band - hard rope & silken twine (1974 - reprise)
blue oyster cult - imaginos (1988 - cbs)
diva gray and oyster - hotel paradise (1979 - columbia)
crumbacher - incandescent (1985 - broken) (i couldn't resist. 80's xian synthpop!)
kracker - "kracker brand" (1973 - abc)
ayers rock - big red rock (1974 - a&m)
steel river - a better road (evolution)
jeanie greene - mary called jeanie greene (1971 - elektra)
100% whole wheat - s/t (1977 - avi)
raven - rock until you drop (1981 - neat)
richard & mimi farina - memories (vanguard) (totally minty replacement copy for my old copy)
rockin' foo - s/t (1971 - uni)
jamme - s/t (dunhill)
lalo schifrin - marquis de sade (verve)
sonoma - s/t (1973 - abc)
amazing blondel - england (1973 - island)
punch - s/t (a&m)
l.a. jets - s/t (1976 - rca)
creation - s/t (1974 - atco)
tom cora/david moss - cargo cult revival (1983 - rift)
dantzig twist - marquis de sade (1979 - emi)
carl oglesby - going to damascus (1971 - vanguard)
frost - early frost (1978 - vanguard)
marty thau presents 2x5 (1980 - red star) (red star comp. bloodless pharaohs, comateens, revelons, fleshtones, student teachers)
the bridge - the bridge in blue (1972 - buddah)
the rose of avalanche - always there (1986 - fire) (i really liked the song "velveteen" in 1986. the rest of tha album hasn't aged so well. or isn't as good, anyway.)
― scott seward, Sunday, 19 April 2009 05:27 (4 years ago) Permalink
even though i didn't buy them in a record store.
i'm keeping that tom cora album. it's rad. the rest will be store stockkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.
― scott seward, Sunday, 19 April 2009 05:28 (4 years ago) Permalink
Magma - AttahkShinehead - Rough & RuggedSabbath - Heaven & HellGaslight Anthem - Record Store Day exclusive live 10"some japanese fusion band i've never heard of
― one thousand BIG HOOS raging and pounding (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Sunday, 19 April 2009 05:46 (4 years ago) Permalink
i stopped by two of my local record stores today. i guess i got there too late for the best of the record store day stuff (i hit my first store around noon). honestly i was mostly reminded how dull the local stores are. stock always seems to be the same, half of the time i look for something offbeat (even a new release) they're unlikely to have it.
though granted i'm a bit jaded as far as record stores are concerned. if i could find a record store that carried lots of used congolese LPs, i'd be excited.
i guess i just live in a boring part of the country for records. :-(
― amateurist, Sunday, 19 April 2009 06:32 (4 years ago) Permalink
bought mostly older stuff today... the newest album i picked up was tokyo police club's elephant shell (for $5.99). not that interested in most of the RSD "exclusives" but perhaps i'll poke around tomorrow and see if i can find the pavement thing.
― i am david suzuki (get bent), Sunday, 19 April 2009 06:38 (4 years ago) Permalink
This made me really angry about Rekid Store Day:
Established last year with the intention of celebrating the unique culture of independently owned record stores, the event has turned slightly political this year with the involvement of the Australian Music Retailers' Association. As Australia's larger chains such as JB Hi-Fi, Sanity and Virgin are aligned with the group, the AMRA was informed they could not participate with Record Store Day celebrations because the event is held specifically for indie stores.
Instead, AMRA have announced Record Store Day Australia will also be held this Saturday, which the indies argue diverts attention from their event.
As a result, most big chains and indies will host events over the weekend.
As my partner said - JB HiFi? EVERY day is record store day for them, they have tons of customers, they dont NEED any promotion!
― one art, please (Trayce), Sunday, 19 April 2009 06:54 (4 years ago) Permalink
So we have indie bands at the little stores... and Cheech and Chong at JB HiFi or someplace. I wish I was kidding.
― one art, please (Trayce), Sunday, 19 April 2009 06:55 (4 years ago) Permalink
lolllllll sanity is barely even a record store any more.
i DJ'ed at my local shop. they had a smoke machine and everything! also much free beer. i got arthur russell 'world of...' (recent-ish repress) and the poplife sucks mix.
― oh, pregnantpaws (haitch), Sunday, 19 April 2009 06:56 (4 years ago) Permalink
don't know if any of the hott xxxxclusives upthread made it to melbourne, maybe i'll have a snoop around (hearnow - where i played - is dance music predominantly).
― oh, pregnantpaws (haitch), Sunday, 19 April 2009 06:57 (4 years ago) Permalink
I wanted to boycott the store in Barkly st (PurePop?) because my bf wrote them an email asking to do a gig there, which they'd been positive about. Until he mentioned the fact he'd like to start his own cafe cum record store/book store, and the guy replied with 'well that what every loser wants to try' with no other comment. Ugh!?
― one art, please (Trayce), Sunday, 19 April 2009 06:58 (4 years ago) Permalink
tbf "I'd like to compete with you" is not an endearing thing to say to someone doing you a favour, and 'guy' is v v likely otm, imagine how often he does hear it!
― Bostin' Legal (sic), Sunday, 19 April 2009 10:39 (4 years ago) Permalink
So psyched for National Video Store Day.
― Ronmael de Canarias (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 19 April 2009 11:44 (4 years ago) Permalink
We wandered in to Jerry's Records in Pittsburgh, quite by accident :) thinking Record Store Day had already passed. Husb. got 3 45s of the Tornadoes/Telstar, one label of which he didn't already have...I just wandered around and browsed.
― doo dah, Sunday, 19 April 2009 15:17 (4 years ago) Permalink
I have never bought a record, tape or a DVD/CD in my life. I have had a few bought for me but I refuse to give these so-called pop stars/singers any of my money. There is the radio for listening to music and that is as far as I take it.
I know of people who spend £40-£50 per month on music - quite frankly they are such sad people.
I have never even been to a music concert nor downloaded any music on the web. My money is for ME and not for others to live like lords on it.
Bob Jackson, Newport
― James Mitchell, Sunday, 19 April 2009 16:04 (4 years ago) Permalink
Bob Jackson otm
― Ronmael de Canarias (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 19 April 2009 16:11 (4 years ago) Permalink
why is he posting on that? bob jackson is a cunt
― pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 19 April 2009 16:40 (4 years ago) Permalink
2 Maria Callas recordsYvonne EllimanKim WildeFrankie Valli is the WordLouise Huebner's Seduction Through Witchcraft
― tokyo rosemary, Sunday, 19 April 2009 18:42 (4 years ago) Permalink
bob jackson stole his radio from the windowsill of an orphanage
ps i missed smog at other music and want to cry
― corps of discovery (schlump), Sunday, 19 April 2009 19:19 (4 years ago) Permalink
I didn't know that forty to fifty pounds a month was a lot of money to spend on music!
― Kevin Yates, Phys. Ed. (u s steel), Sunday, 19 April 2009 20:01 (4 years ago) Permalink
it was in 1950.
― ian, Monday, 20 April 2009 00:04 (4 years ago) Permalink
i bought the "this lp crashes hard drives" wotsit
― i am david suzuki (get bent), Monday, 20 April 2009 00:38 (4 years ago) Permalink
wotsit is right! i read what was in that thing and i got dizzy. i totally would have bought one if i had been around a record store. i love overstuffed junk.
― scott seward, Monday, 20 April 2009 00:45 (4 years ago) Permalink
i missed smog at other music and want to cry
Bill's probably cried for you by now
― Dr Morbius, Monday, 20 April 2009 00:46 (4 years ago) Permalink
I was at Waterloo last night and some NRSD stuff is still available:
THIS LP CRASHES HARD DRIVESVarious artists Records Toreismthat Arthur Russell thangI'm sure I'm forgetting others but the 7" singles seem to be all gone.
So check your local haunt if you missed out on Sat.
― Kevin John Bozelka, Thursday, 23 April 2009 19:01 (4 years ago) Permalink
local shops finally received the New Order 7". printing of the sleeve is pretty shit compared to the Factory original. not sure i should have bothered.
― brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 23 April 2009 19:08 (4 years ago) Permalink
Local store told me it was one of their top 4 sales days ever. My friend said "it was like the early '90s all over again."
― Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 23 April 2009 19:11 (4 years ago) Permalink
there was a line to get into Other Music. To shop! I didn't wait in line so I didn't get the pavement live lp. sux.
― mizzell, Thursday, 23 April 2009 19:44 (4 years ago) Permalink
It'd be funny if "Bob Jackson" was the Bob Jackson at right in this photo:
― naturally unfunny, though mechanically sound (Pancakes Hackman), Thursday, 23 April 2009 20:02 (4 years ago) Permalink
The record store where I work is having lunch together today to come up with what to do special for this year's RSD. Last year we had a blast, ate pizza, had dj's play outside and drank beers. This year, the tattoo shop next door is giving out free tattoos of the 45 adapter. What are your stores doing?
― mr. waffles (Nijoli), Sunday, 4 April 2010 16:47 (3 years ago) Permalink
We're grilling outside I think like we did last year--free hot dogs, burgers, potato chips etc while supplies lasts. last year we gave away grab bags of old dollar records & 50c 45s. lots of exclusive crap from labels etc.. we should try to have a band play i guess?? but it will probably be too busy/crowded to make that feasible.
― ian, Sunday, 4 April 2010 18:55 (3 years ago) Permalink
So, in the UK, Blur are releasing their first single for *ages*, The Beatles are reissuing Paperback Writer, and there are repressings for the first Bloc Party album, and there's an Amorphous Adrogynous remix 12" of Paul Weller.
― Mark G, Monday, 12 April 2010 11:30 (3 years ago) Permalink
― Mark G, Monday, 12 April 2010 11:36 (3 years ago) Permalink