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National Record Store Day is April 18, and its stated goal is not only to bring to light the glorious nature of the brick-and-mortar retail experience but also to illustrate why neighborhood record stores’ vitality is good for the community — and one of the last, best refuges from the doldrums of corporate sonic homogeny. Even Coachella, which celebrates the live-music experience, is honoring its recorded-music allies; its on-site shop is being operated in conjunction with National Record Store Day

Bee OK, Saturday, 18 April 2009 02:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

sorry if this has been posted elsewhere as i couldn't find it.

i'm going to do my best to get Amoeba tomorrow!

Bee OK, Saturday, 18 April 2009 03:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

*taken from somewhere else but i think it is true:

So official Record Store Day is Saturday April 18 and there are some really cool releases coming out for it:

Akron/Family "Everyone is Guilty" 7" first single from new album; unreleased b-side
Arthur Russell "Love Is Taking Me" 2LP 2LP (RSD exclusive)
Bad Religion Original EP 7" reissue colored vinyl; 6 tracks from 1981
Ben Harper 10" "Shimmer and Shine"/"Spanish Red Wine" B-side, "Spanish Red Wine" is unreleased
Black Kids Wizard of Ahhhs 10" first time on physical format
Black Moth Super Rainbow Born on a Day 7" Two tracks from the forthcoming studio recorded album, Eating Us
Blitzen Trapper "War is Placebo/Booksmart" 7" - two exclusive tracks w/die cut sleeve
Bob Dylan 7"--"Dreaming of You"/"Down Along the Cove" tracks recorded live at Bonnaroo; packaged in clear sleeve with 3x5 photo
Booker T "Warped Sister/Reunion Time" 7" 7"
Brandi Carlile 7" single "Downpour"/"A Promise To Keep" “Downpour” is the live track recorded in Boston
Bruce Springsteen 7" "What Love Can Do"/"A Night With The Jersey Devil" packaged in clear sleeve with 3x5 photo
Camera Obscura "French Navy" 7" 7" (RSD exclusive)
Cold War Kids Live at Fingerprints Live at Fingerprints 5 song EP
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Deja Vu Live 2LP Companion vinyl to the DVD
Cursive/Ladyfinger Split 10" picture disc four songs, two unreleased and two new
Dandy Warhols Remix CD #2
Death Cab For Cutie T-Shirt exclusive design for Record Store Day
Dead Weather Hang You From the Heavens 7" Jack White's new band! The debut release from both the Dead Weather and Third Man Records
Def Jam 25: Volume 1 and 2 4 LP gatefold history of Def Jam, only physical version of this piece is for indies 4 LP gatefold history of Def Jam, only physical version of this piece is for indies
Depeche Mode 7" "Wrong"/"Oh Well" 7"
Derek Trucks Already Live EP five previously unreleased live tracks from the 2008 tour
Dr. Dog/Floating Action Split 7" 7" - exclusive
El Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodriguez Lopez “Cryptomnesia” Limited Edition Vinyl for RSD (3,000 pieces)
Elvis Costello* "Complicated Shadows"/"Dirty Rotten Shame" picture disc "Dirty Rotten Shame" is exclusive track--previously unreleased
Elvis Perkins "Lorraine Lookout" 7" two tracks, one unreleased
Flaming Lips/Black Keys split 7" "Borderline"/"Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles" 7" Borderline/Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles
Flight of the Conchords "Pencils In The Wind"/"Albi The" 7" - two exclusive tracks w/die cut sleeve
Gaslight Anthem Live from Park Ave 10" Live from Park Ave 10" - 6 tracks
Grateful Dead T-Shirt exclusive design for Record Store Day
Grizzly Bears Live on KCRW 7" two tracks, "While You Wait For The Others"/"He Hit Me"
Gomez Airstream Driver 7" non-album b side
Guided By Voices Hold On Hope LP Three bonus tracks
Heaven & Hell 7" "Bible Black" / Neon Knights (Live) Created exclusively for Record Store Day
Iron and Wine Norfolk 6-20-05 Live 18 track CD recorded on the Woman King tour
Jane's Addiction 7" "Mountain Song" / "Standing in the Shower…Thinking" 7" Mtn. Song/Standing In The Shower- Packaged in original replica picture sleeve
Jason Mraz T-Shirt exclusive design for Record Store Day
Jenny Lewis/Elvis Costello 7" --"Carpet Baggers"/"Go Away" Never before available in the US
Jesus Lizard 9 x 7" pack A pack of nine 7"s
Leonard Cohen 7" "The Future/"Suzanne" tracks recorded live in London, packaged in clear sleeve with 3x5 photo
Loney Dear/Andrew Bird 7" split 7" 7" - hand-silk screened covers; tour & mail order item
Lykke Li/El Perro Del Mar 7" "After Laughter (Comes Tears)" / "At Your Best (You are Love)" Made exclusively for Record Store Day featuring two unreleased cover songs.
Magnolia Electric Co, "It's Made Me Cry" 7" Jason Molina's first 7" in years
Mastodon T-Shirt exclusive design for Record Store Day
MC 5 7" "Kick Out The Jams"/"Motor City Is Burning" Packaged in the original rare picture sleeve, first time available since 1969
Metric "Help I'm Alive" 7" Picture disc "Help I'm Alive"/"Help I'm A B-Side"
Misfits Walk Among Us LP Pressed on 140 gram vinyl
Modest Mouse* 7" --"Satelite Skin"/"Guilty Cocker Spaniels" both tracks are brand new
My Morning Jacket - Celebración De La Ciudad Natal Celebracion De La Ciudad Natal CD & 2 x 10" Vinyl - 4-14 Street, Vinyl one time shot. Recorded LIVE in LOUISVILLE (at Ear X-tacy, and Waterfront Park), includes classic tracks and selections from the band's most recent GRAMMY nominated album EVIL URGES. PLEASE NOTE: double 10 inch will be a limited edition, ONE TIME pressing - We shall manufacture only what is ordered. Once it’s gone, it’s gone folks.
New Order 7" (live) "Temptation" / "Hurt" - as and A&B side.
Neil Young Sugar Mountain Live at Canterbury House 1968 2LP The special vinyl package
Oasis Falling Down Remix LP Falling Down Remix LP
Obits "I Can't Lose/Military Madness" 7" 7" - two exclusive tracks w/die cut sleeve
Paramore T-Shirt exclusive design for Record Store Day
Pavement "Live in Germany 1988" LP unreleased show from 1988
Poison The Well Six track CD 6 track CD, taken from 2 7" singles that the band sells on the road, and an upcoming 7" single that will be out later this spring
Pretenders "Break Up The Pavement"/Love's…" 7" 7" - one unrelased track, and track from new album on red vinyl
Queen EP Queen's First EP Limited Edition, Numbered CD for the first time in the US
Radiohead 10" vinyl series (see list of titles in NOTES) THESE ARE BEING RELEASED EARLY FOR RSD: Drill, Creep, My Iron Lung, High & Dry, Fake Plastic Trees, Just, Street Spirit, Paranoid Android, Karma Police, No Surprises, Pyramid Song, 2+2=5
Regina Spektor Begin to Hope LP with two tracks never before available on CD or vinyl
Rivers Cuomo Live @ Fingerprints CD and CD/DVD Combo Live @ Fingerprints CD and CD/DVD Combo
Russian Circles/These Arms Are Snakes Split !2 Previously Unreleased songs on Clear Vinyl (1,000 pieces)
Silversun Pickups Pikul 12" exclusive release ahead of their new album
Slayer 7" single "Psychopathy Red" packaged in special X-Files-style, "confidential" packaging
Sonic Youth/Beck split 7" split 7" (RSD exclusive)
Sonic Youth/Jay Reatard split 7" split 7" (RSD exclusive)
Sublime "Superstar Punani"/April 29, 1992" 7" 7" single with 2 live tracks, first time on vinyl
Taking Back Sunday 7" "Carpathia/Catholic" (live) 7" Carpathia/Catholic (live)
Talking Heads 77 LP (reissue) Pressed on 180 gram vinyl
The Color Fred The Intervention CD EP six acoustic tracks--four new
The Decemberists 7" "The Rake's Song"/"East India Lanes" B-side, "East India Lanes" is unreleased
The Smiths 7" "The Headmaster Ritual" /"Oscillate Widly" Never before available in the US as a 7" single.
The Stooges 7" "1969"/"Real Cool Time" Packaged in the original rare picture sleeve
Thermals/Thao Get Down Stay Down split 7" split 7" Get Down Stay Down (4 tracks unreleased)
Tift Merritt Buckingham Solo CD recorded live at a church; Tift solo with piano and guitar
Tom Waits "Live from the Glitterdome" 7" 7" - live tracks from Atlanta & Edinburgh
Underoath T-Shirt exclusive design for Record Store Day
Various Artists--THIS LP CRASHES HARD DRIVES Super deluxe gatefold LP (Limited to only 1,500 copies) with exclusive tracks from 10 of the finest crate digging labels out there! Includes a mix of sampler cd's, zines, catalogs, stickers, and posters, from all of these fine labels.
1) Los Destellos - “Guajira Sicodelica” (Vampi Soul)
2) P.E. Hewitt Jazz Ensemble - “Bada Que Bash” (Now Again)
3) Group Doueh - “Waya Waya” (Sublime Frequencies)
4) Noor Jehan - “I Am Very Sorry” (Finders Keepers)
5) Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - “Marcus Garvey” (Honest Jon’s)
6) Pisces feat. Linda Bruner - “Sam” (Numero Group)
7) The Monks - “Pretty Suzanne” (Light In The Attic)
8) Myron & E with The Soul Investigators - “Cold Game” (Timmion)
9) John Heartsman & Circles - “Talking About My Baby” (Jazzman)
10) Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens - “What Is This” (Daptone)
Various artists Records Toreism LP tracks from Mountain Tortoise, Trans Am, White Hills, Double Dagger
Vetiver "Wishing Well"/"Pay No Mind" 7" 7" - two semi-exclusive non-album tracks w/diecut sleeve
Whiskeytown 7" single - San Atone b/w Great Divide (unreleased tracks) 7" single - San Atone b/w Great Divide (unreleased tracks)
Wilco Ashes of American Flags DVD DVD is released with an exclusive window of two weeks for indie stores and mail order
Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs It’s Blitz LP vinyl version of forthcoming Yeah Yeah Yeahs CD

Bee OK, Saturday, 18 April 2009 03:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

ok last post from me on this:

Here are are confirmed signings for the National Record Store Day Booth at Coachella....

Friday:
Ting Tings
The Airborne Toxic Event
NASA
Noah And The Whale
White Lies
Los Capesinos
Silversun Pickups
Dear and The Headlights
Junior Boys
Aggrolites
Franz Ferdinand
Steve Aoki
Cage The Elephant
Peanut Butter Wolf
Buraka Som Sistema

Saturday:
Atmosphere
Booker T
Bob Mould
James Morrison
Amanda Palmer
Mastodon
Glas Vegas
Junior Boys
Blitzen Trapper
Zizek Club
Ida Maria
Electric Touch
Superchunk

Sunday:
The Knux
Late of The Pier
The Kills
Peter Bjorn And John
The Mexican Inst. Of Sound
Knan
Friendly Fires
The Gaslight Anthem
No Age
Fucked Up
Clipse

Bee OK, Saturday, 18 April 2009 03:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

this whole "event" is a crock. EVERY DAY is record store day.

pipecock, Saturday, 18 April 2009 03:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

Tomorrow at work we're gonna have a BBQ, give people 10% off, and free $0.50 records with purchase of other merchandise. also, we will have maybe just a few of the record store day exclusives--the matador & daptone jams, as well as the jesus lizard singles set.

ian, Saturday, 18 April 2009 03:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

what is the deal with these exclusives, are they really only available tomorrow?

sleeve, Saturday, 18 April 2009 03:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

i think they're available tomorrow and if they don't sell out will be available for a few days until they disappear? i don't think we're expected to return items that don't sell during the "event" tomorrow.

ian, Saturday, 18 April 2009 03:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

hmmm, thanks. I better go check that out. Monday is usually my record store day.

sleeve, Saturday, 18 April 2009 03:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

Are you going to have them in a special area of the store or will The Stooges, say, be thrown in with the rest of "S?"

Kevin John Bozelka, Saturday, 18 April 2009 03:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

Also, I heard that the New Order one won't be ready for tomorrow. True?

Kevin John Bozelka, Saturday, 18 April 2009 03:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

well, we didn't get everyhing that's available for the event--so i dont know abt the New Order release.

we'll have the few things we have displayed by the counter. we got a bunch of phone calls today looking for the springsteen release, but we will not have it :(

ian, Saturday, 18 April 2009 03:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

"free $0.50 records"

Wait which are they?

Alex in SF, Saturday, 18 April 2009 04:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

we have the New Order along with a couple other of these. we're technically celebrating it, but all it's gonna do is piss me off that these people need an excuse to go look at records.

pipecock, Saturday, 18 April 2009 04:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

records that would normally be 50c become free for the day. xp

pipecock, try to control your rage.

ian, Saturday, 18 April 2009 04:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

I can't imagine why people wouldn't want to hang around pipecock.

Alex in SF, Saturday, 18 April 2009 04:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

i try to be helpful and nice to people in the store :P

pipecock, Saturday, 18 April 2009 04:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

Well I'm glad your able to hide your contempt in front of them.

Alex in SF, Saturday, 18 April 2009 04:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

we talk shit quietly tho

pipecock, Saturday, 18 April 2009 04:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

I imagine your neckbeards muffle a lot of the snider remarks.

Alex in SF, Saturday, 18 April 2009 04:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

all 7 of them. the neckbeards that is.

pipecock, Saturday, 18 April 2009 04:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

I was planning to go to Sound Exchange in Houston, even though Cactus made it into the paper for the promotion.

I will buy a 45 or a 2dollar bin record and let them know they should be grateful for my contribution.

Or maybe I will spend 80 bucks on some cool shit.

I might do both.

I need one of my turntables fixed, and they do that.

Later on, after the fights are over, I will go on the other board I post and harass my friends to get off their ass.

also, Houston, library sale this weekend.

james k polk, Saturday, 18 April 2009 05:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

If you want any of this stuff, go NOW! I got to Waterloo Records two minutes before it opened and the line just started to wind around the building. Dude in front of me bought two of the Springsteen single. A gal walking by was carrying about ten (10!!) copies of THIS LP CRASHES HARD DRIVES. And so on. Still, I managed to get everything I wanted and then some (from three different stores):

Blitzen Trapper "War is Placebo/Booksmart" 7"
Slayer 7" single "Psychopathy Red" packaged in special X-Files-style, "confidential" packaging
Sonic Youth/Beck split 7" split 7" (RSD exclusive)
Sonic Youth/Jay Reatard split 7" split 7" (RSD exclusive)
Various Artists--THIS LP CRASHES HARD DRIVES
Various artists Records Toreism

Plus I got a mystery box of singles for $4.99 (20% cuz of NRSD), the new Marianne Faithfull, and Spellman's Four Lives in the Bebop Business.

The Neil Young and CSNY records are $65 a piece!!

Kevin John Bozelka, Saturday, 18 April 2009 16:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

(20% cuz of NRSD)

20% OFF...most;y crap and w/o sleeves but purchased in the spirit of the occasion.

Kevin John Bozelka, Saturday, 18 April 2009 16:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

I got the two SY 7"s which I basically assumed would be impossible to find even tho I asked for them in advance - so pretty pleased tbf

National Lampoon's Minimal House (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 18 April 2009 17:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

I decided not to bother with Record Store Day. I buy loads of records, in record stores, so I am not part of the problem.

The Real Dirty Vicar, Saturday, 18 April 2009 17:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

I went into Rounder and Resident and Borderline in Brighton, but they were mostly oppressively full so I had to extricate myself. Also I had no money to spend. But yeah, good to see some interesting in-store stuff going on and people being reminded to use or lose.

Mister Craig, Saturday, 18 April 2009 17:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

I buy loads of records in thrift stores and garage sales, so maybe I am part of the problem. Usually they are way cheaper and more interesting in those places. But I'm still not partaking in this event today. Maybe that makes me lame. Independent stores deserve to survive, and I hope setting aside a special day for them pulls lots of young kids into the habit -- especially kids pointlessly addicted to getting music the day it comes out, a habit that has never made any sense to me. But braving the crowds seems silly. And I've never been somebody to buy records just because they're rare -- especially when they're created for the sole purpose of their rarity. Seems artificial to me somehow, and none of the records above strike me as all that inticing. (I thought something similar when baseball card companies got self-conscious about their collectibility, and it bugged me then, too. Not that it's especially anything new with record labels -- see also: SubPop Singles Club or whatever.) Anyway, more power to the stores -- whatever pulls in customers. I hope they all make tons of money. A friend of mine who runs a store in Philly said Record Store Day last year was his best day in years, and I hope this year he doesn't even better.

xhuxk, Saturday, 18 April 2009 17:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

Just out of curiosity, though, what kind of exorbidant prices are those exclusive sucker-bait 7"s above going for?

xhuxk, Saturday, 18 April 2009 18:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

I picked up the New Order and Stooges for $7.99 each, and the Camera Obscura for $6.99. This at Mad Platter in Riverside, CA.

naus, Saturday, 18 April 2009 18:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

Shit, they had the New Order? I just called Sonic Boom and Easy Street and neither of them have the New Order.

brotherlovesdub, Saturday, 18 April 2009 18:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

They must have had >10 there. I picked up the only Camera Obscura, tho.

naus, Saturday, 18 April 2009 18:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah nobody here in Eugene has the New Order, they heard it was delayed.

I got both Sonic Youth singles for $5 each, the Def Jam 4LP for $15 (!!!), and then I also picked up a Kurt Vile LP on Mexican Summer since it was on sale. 12 bucks!

also got the Dengue Fever/Chicha Libre split single, 5 bucks as well.

if any kind soul wants to pick me up a copy of This LP Crashes Hard Drives I will reimburse you and sing your praises. Neither of my local stores had it.

sleeve, Saturday, 18 April 2009 18:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

Just saw the tracklisting for the Def Jam set, I may have to go back for it!

naus, Saturday, 18 April 2009 18:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

I got that big Black Sabbath box set for 35 bucks today at Newbury Comics in Cambridge...

henry s, Saturday, 18 April 2009 19:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

^ which Newbury Comics? the Fresh Pond one's vinyl selection is pitiful. nothing for me to buy.

nerve_pylon, Saturday, 18 April 2009 19:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

had a good time! my "home base" store Roadrunner was grilling out in back and had coolers of beer....couple hot dogs were great!

i didn't really go in for any of the crazy exclusive shit, most of that was already sold out anyway.

i did get the Arthur Russel "Love Is Overtaking Me" vinyl but I wanted that anyway. Didn't see the Def Jam thing or would have gotten that...The Sonic Youth/Reatard single is going to be crazy Ebay bait, so many dudes looking for that.

but I got some great used vinyl, good day:

Leo Koettke - 6 and 12 String Guitar (orig on Takoma)

Rod Stewart - The Rod Stewart Album

The Groundhogs - Who Will Save The World? (gatefold)

Gaunt - I Can See Your Mom From Here (only a buck!)

John Kongos - Kongos

4,000 hoes in blackburn, lancashire (M@tt He1ges0n), Saturday, 18 April 2009 19:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

on sale. 12 bucks!

Wow. I'm speechless.

xhuxk, Saturday, 18 April 2009 19:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

(also the stores i went to were PACKED and everyone was having a lot of fun so i guess this day has worked out pretty well for them)

4,000 hoes in blackburn, lancashire (M@tt He1ges0n), Saturday, 18 April 2009 19:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

xxxpost Harvard Square

henry s, Saturday, 18 April 2009 19:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

which was also packed, lots of vinyl flying off the shelves...

henry s, Saturday, 18 April 2009 19:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

Some kids are losing their vinyl cherries today..

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3588/3453389766_caf408f709.jpg

Mister Craig, Saturday, 18 April 2009 20:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

I buy loads of records in thrift stores and garage sales, so maybe I am part of the problem. Usually they are way cheaper and more interesting in those places.

Yeah...kinda my problem too. Looking at the list up there, and, Arthur Russell apart there's not a whole lot i would want - it's all very white and young. Thing is, I'd bet it's guys like me that spend most on records now - middle aged, not all that interested in new stuff necessarily. What killed going to record stores for me was the CD - I just never got that excited about buying them, so when Vinyl started appearing in quantities in charity shops, and then on the 'bay, that's where my purchasing went.

sonofstan, Saturday, 18 April 2009 21:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

Wow. I'm speechless.

it's $31 on eBay right now with 4 hours left, so I'd say that's a good deal. Enjoy your dollar records.

sleeve, Saturday, 18 April 2009 21:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

We had a really really great day at the shop I work at - loads of bands and artists playing all afternoon, loads of interest generated by the day itself and by the exclusive releases, most of which sold well. It was a wonderful party atmosphere and majorly busy all day long. Great fun and inspiring for our continued survival.

krakow, Saturday, 18 April 2009 21:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

"Wow. I'm speechless."

Wow you are a dick.

Alex in SF, Saturday, 18 April 2009 21:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, our 7''s were/are £3.99 for the most part.

krakow, Saturday, 18 April 2009 21:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

did you get the jesus lizard thing in, alex?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 18 April 2009 21:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

Not yet. A bunch of things were delayed shipping so won't be with us until Monday (SY 7''s in particular). Not sure how many we'll get though, will have to wait and see...

krakow, Saturday, 18 April 2009 21:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

if you do get the jesus lizard Inch in can you keep me one and PM me over on DFFD and i'll come in and get it?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 18 April 2009 21:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

only RSD release i ended up getting was the Nilsson Schmilsson white/yellow reissue. they were out of the Animal Collective EP. also picked up Contact - Pharmakon, Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements - Stereolab, and Hokey Pokey - Richard and Linda Thompson. store was mobbed, didn't have much room to browse.

flappy bird, Saturday, 22 April 2017 21:36 (three months ago) Permalink

I have to say the shop that I went to today was super packed. Got the African Head Charge LP. I wanted the Hawkwind best of LP but didn't see it. Also found a bunch of other fairly priced used stuff while I was there. Shop was too crowded to get much browsing done though. and Le Bateau, not sure if you live near Connecticut but this shop, Red Scroll Records, had a few of the Colleen records.

I sense that for some reason, people are willing this to be the last RSD.

kwhitehead, Saturday, 22 April 2017 21:44 (three months ago) Permalink

who? labels, stores, customers?

flappy bird, Saturday, 22 April 2017 21:48 (three months ago) Permalink

Xxxpost

Whiney stores make very little on new product as you know and having to make guesses on which $30 releases are going to sell and which aren't actually does put smaller stores like say perhaps ones that aren't *quite* as prosperous as Rough Trade it's a lot of dough to shell out

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 22 April 2017 21:54 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm sure increased traffic and used sales balances the scales somewhat

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 22 April 2017 21:55 (three months ago) Permalink

xp yes. And it's really a guessing game, even if you have inside info (like the year we knew months in advance, due to some savvy hc / emo kids on staff, to order as many of that Brand New thing as we could, as soon as we could). One year people were lined up at 8am to get some Flaming Lips thing (I don't remember which), so subsequent years we ordered the shit out of those dumb 10"s they put out, and they are still sitting in the clearance bin.

Wimmels, Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:00 (three months ago) Permalink

wow this Harry Nilsson record sounds like absolute shit, let's end this

flappy bird, Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:02 (three months ago) Permalink

Some theories afoot about overworked, overextended, understaffed plants doing shittier jobs than usual this time of year. I'm not advancing any, just putting it out there

The fact that punk bands and techno artists -- the people who kept pressing plants in business through the wilderness of the 90s -- are given 36 week turnaround times for test pressings because Toto vinyl is some real bullshit though

Wimmels, Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:09 (three months ago) Permalink

oh yeah, it's absurd- is it really that hard to build more pressing plants? columbia should build their own fucking pressing plant

flappy bird, Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:22 (three months ago) Permalink

I guess it isn't the plant itself (though that's a big investment for something I think most loan officers would agree isn't totally stable) as much as the equipment (which no one makes anymore), the parts (ditto) and finding people who actually know how to work on these things when they go down. My understanding is that it's a small miracle a lot of these machines are still operating at all

Wimmels, Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:38 (three months ago) Permalink

if vinyl turns out to be more than a passing fad (pretty close right?), would people still be able to make those parts and machines?

flappy bird, Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:41 (three months ago) Permalink

Lmao even by Whiney Brooklyn hipster myopia standards judging The State of Record Store Day by a store with this lineup is hilarious


Record Store Day
Sunflower Bean, Sneaks, Today is the Day, Charly Bliss, Beverly, Steve Earle
Rough Trade NYCBrooklyn, NY
Sat 4/22 Doors: 11:30 AM / Show: 12 PM All Ages

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:51 (three months ago) Permalink

if vinyl turns out to be more than a passing fad (pretty close right?), would people still be able to make those parts and machines?

― flappy bird, Saturday, April 22, 2017 6:41 PM (twenty-nine minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

good question. I'm assuming (hoping?) some enterprising young people at these places are trying to soak up as much know-how as possible from the older guys and gals who know everything about these machines, but who knows? It could end up like grandma's cookie recipe she never wrote down and no one ever bothered to ask about.

as far as it being a fad, I've prematurely predicted the end a few times already, so I've learned not to speculate. I theorized after the Christmas when all the Crosleys were sold it would be 6 months before used Black Keys and Ryan Adams vinyls started choking the bins, but that turned out to be wrong. I do think ridiculously high vinyl prices will eventually drive more and more people to streaming just as $18.99 Beck CDs made it easier for music lovers rationalize illegal downloading. This is not an industry known for learning from its mistakes

Wimmels, Saturday, 22 April 2017 23:18 (three months ago) Permalink

I def know a few millennials who have asked me for advice on a record player so they could actually play the records they already bought

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 22 April 2017 23:20 (three months ago) Permalink

if vinyl turns out to be more than a passing fad (pretty close right?), would people still be able to make those parts and machines?

I don't think vinyl is a passing fad, in the sense that vinyl is the only medium that can be played without electricity -- that is, it's not a "fad" only because post-apocalyptic societies could conceivably dig up and play a few records.

But I do think that, in a year or three, we'll see dollar bins full of 2000-2017 (or later) vinyl reissues mastered from CDs or other digital sources.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 22 April 2017 23:40 (three months ago) Permalink

The big local shop here already has a $10 bin for new, sealed vinyl that once upon a time would have been cut-out/closeout stuff--old RSD things, unsold recent-ish releases, stray unpopular reissues. Last week I got two Syl Johnson Hi Records on Fat Possum from that bin.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 22 April 2017 23:52 (three months ago) Permalink

It was packed where I was working yesterday (Agharta Records here in Minnesota). We had a decent sized line before we opened at nine and soon as we opened people just kept appearing. People were wandering around with stacks of these records paying up to $500 a time. It wasn't just RSD stuff that we were selling. People were clearing out new stuff that's been sitting that we always have (lots of Radiohead, Pixies, The National, all our copies of that boring Neutral Milk Hotel album). Lots of used records and box sets we've had sitting around for a while went too. People did not want to leave empty handed and we remained busy throughout the day. The owner said it was much bigger than last year. I couldn't believe how much we sold.

Our biggest RSD sellers were probably the 7" picture disc of Little Red Corvette (all 15 copies sold within the hour), the $75 Ramones singles box set (six copies sold within the hour), the Bowie live album (four copies gone within 10 minutes) that Toto Africa shaped vinyl (it took a few hours to sell out but we did sell all 10 copies). We only got one each of The Cure Greatest Hits which were the first things to go. We got calls about those throughout the day. I don't know who Coheed and Cambria are but one guy was not happy when he couldn't locate the album as soon as we opened. We had three copies that were snapped up immediately. The highlight of my day was locating the Fawlty Towers picture disc for this older guy who seemed so delighted when I found it for him.

The only thing I got was the Miley Cyrus Bangerz vinyl. We only got one copy and my boss (who is the nicest guy) kindly let me have the only copy we had on Friday night. So yeah, even thought that was an epic week, I had a great time and based on what went through, I don't see RSD ending any time soon.

kitchen person, Sunday, 23 April 2017 14:50 (three months ago) Permalink

brotherlovesdub,

You're obviously from Seattle, can you tell me what the regional RSD exclusives were released here?

van smack, Sunday, 23 April 2017 14:56 (three months ago) Permalink

I saw volume 3 of a Dogfish brewery compilation "music to drink beer to" on vinyl for $21.99 and chuckled sadly. It's basically the same exact kind of throwaway CD comp that comes free with magazines, except pressed on vinyl and more expensive than the average LP.

Evan, Sunday, 23 April 2017 16:00 (three months ago) Permalink

"Official Sponsors of Record Store Day"

sleeve, Sunday, 23 April 2017 16:01 (three months ago) Permalink

I picked up on RSD release... A vendor at the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest was selling the Kylesa live album on CD and 10". I got the CD version.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Sunday, 23 April 2017 16:26 (three months ago) Permalink

We got some Alice In Chains 2x7". I picked one up for my friend. Didn't pay attention to the others. Picked up the Smiths 7", Colleen Music Box LP, Talking Heads 7", Art of Noise 12", Sundays Blind LP.

brotherlovesdub, Sunday, 23 April 2017 16:28 (three months ago) Permalink

fwiw, the Penthouse reissue/remaster sounds pretty great. Nice 2nd LP of additional stuff as well.

kwhitehead, Monday, 24 April 2017 01:03 (two months ago) Permalink

Dude, that have to eat a few copies of things for the price of making handfuls of money on one work day a year

― Jay Elettronica Viva (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 22 April 2017 20:06 (two days ago) Permalink

lol you have no fucking clue what you're talking about

based grandpa (noz), Monday, 24 April 2017 06:26 (two months ago) Permalink

I know my buying habits at record stores shifted (as in I bought less, and less often), when I stopped being a regular show promoter and going to record stores every other week (at least) to put up/drop off flyers. The last time I did go into Amoeba (which apparently also had a big line for RSD), they did have a bunch of RSD cut-outs, but those don't compare to glut of major label CDs from the mid - late 90s in the bargain bin.

sarahell, Monday, 24 April 2017 12:33 (two months ago) Permalink

The Bevis Frond double white vinyl Triptych is really amazing, glad I shelled out for that

chose between that an Luna, hoping their copy is still there next payday but thought Bevis Frond was probably rarer

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 24 April 2017 14:08 (two months ago) Permalink

Dude, that have to eat a few copies of things for the price of making handfuls of money on one work day a year

― Jay Elettronica Viva (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 22 April 2017 20:06 (two days ago) Permalink

lol you have no fucking clue what you're talking about

― based grandpa (noz), Monday, April 24, 2017 2:26 AM (seven hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

From anecdotal evidence I heard that [big indie, remaining nameless] rakes in money and [teeny weeny indie, remaining nameless] wouldn't even be in business right now if millennials didn't start buy vinyls and they love to do RSD.

I'm not saying that it might not be different for store that has a fucking RBL Posse bin card

Jay Elettronica Viva (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 24 April 2017 14:11 (two months ago) Permalink

And also the pretty much universal posts in this thread saying RSD is wildly popular in their area

Jay Elettronica Viva (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 24 April 2017 14:14 (two months ago) Permalink

Worked my 4th at my local (and one of my favorite, anywhere) shops. Crowd-wise, despite a less-nice weather day, we were busier than the last 3 (which were all hugely busy), despite having less overall quantity of RSD releases, and there not really being a marquee release this yr that we had tons of (Dave Matthews, maybe?). Cure, Bowie, Coheed all went fast. Also...Marcy Playground, wha? Though I think we ended the day with one left of those.

Anecdotally, I saw people spending more per person – and tons of collection-building purchases i.e. new pressings of huge titles (everything from Radiohead to Led Zep to Kanye...). We had a line until 6pm (opened at 8am), and even after that, huge numbers of people in the store until close. Many of our weekly regulars stayed away, although many came by to hangout & check on the staff, watch music outside, etc.

dronestreet, Monday, 24 April 2017 14:47 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm not saying that it might not be different for store that has a fucking RBL Posse bin card

― Jay Elettronica Viva (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, April 24, 2017 3:11 PM (forty minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

what is your point here? that the increased homogenization of the american record store is a good thing? you'd rather the bins be filled with toto picture discs than interesting local classics?

either way it has nothing to do with mine which is this - playing rsd roulette is a high risk, high stress, low return investment for a small business owner. profit margins are narrow and stock often has a one day shelf life after which it becomes entirely unsellable. while the amoebas and rough trades of the world can absorb this shock and cake off custom guitar picks alone i would not be surprised if many of these smaller stores with lines around the block still struggle just to break even on the day.

based grandpa (noz), Monday, 24 April 2017 15:52 (two months ago) Permalink

i made $5 profit on a $24 investment with the space jam soundtrack

maybe i should've ordered ten?

based grandpa (noz), Monday, 24 April 2017 16:06 (two months ago) Permalink

where's a store with an RBL Posse bin card? I would go there :)

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 24 April 2017 16:31 (two months ago) Permalink

they should reissue bigg ocean mobb 415 for rsd

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGRC6yFDCRQ

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 24 April 2017 17:01 (two months ago) Permalink

ha we still have sealed ogs on bigg ocean mobb

based grandpa (noz), Monday, 24 April 2017 17:36 (two months ago) Permalink

i have that on tape.

scott seward, Monday, 24 April 2017 19:24 (two months ago) Permalink

My friend who works at a record store that shall remain nameless said the unsold stuff at their store is not a *whole* lot because they order conservatively, but it's "maybe a tenth of what we netted"

Jay Elettronica Viva (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 16:40 (two months ago) Permalink

http://www.factmag.com/2017/04/20/vinyl-boom-new-music/

sarahell, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 17:22 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm still getting calls for th weed scented Peter Tosh lp

Bunnybrains, Thursday, 4 May 2017 14:39 (two months ago) Permalink

Would browse, if weren't 5000 miles away.

Someone should go and buy that Doc Corbin Dart LP if it's cheap though.

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 4 May 2017 15:49 (two months ago) Permalink

Likewise. Can't have enough copies of "Pay It All Back vol 1" either. "Bedward the Flying Preacher"! What a winner.

Tim, Thursday, 4 May 2017 15:51 (two months ago) Permalink

Would browse, if weren't 5000 miles away.

This. Also, MULE!!!!

Impartial Father (stevie), Thursday, 4 May 2017 15:56 (two months ago) Permalink

thinking fellers! <3

del esdichado (NickB), Thursday, 4 May 2017 15:57 (two months ago) Permalink

yep, and that Fall 12", and Sylvie & Babs <3

HONOR THE FYRE (sleeve), Thursday, 4 May 2017 16:00 (two months ago) Permalink

Mule, damn I saw PW Long & Reelfoot back in the day, he was amazing, never saw Mule

I got da Midas touch as you fucking were LG x (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 4 May 2017 16:02 (two months ago) Permalink

Same here. Those Reelfoot LPs were electrifying too

Impartial Father (stevie), Thursday, 4 May 2017 16:04 (two months ago) Permalink

Verlaines!

Evan, Thursday, 4 May 2017 16:08 (two months ago) Permalink

Likewise. Can't have enough copies of "Pay It All Back vol 1" either. "Bedward the Flying Preacher"! What a winner.

― Tim, Thursday, May 4, 2017 3:51 PM (fifty-nine minutes ago

haha .. indeed.

mark e, Thursday, 4 May 2017 16:52 (two months ago) Permalink

Man I wish I was on that coast. That Overkill LA album!

mutual interest in technology, the ocean & rap music (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 4 May 2017 18:53 (two months ago) Permalink


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