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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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

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

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

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

"free $0.50 records"

Wait which are they?

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

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

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

we talk shit quietly tho

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

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

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

all 7 of them. the neckbeards that is.

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

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

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

on sale. 12 bucks!

Wow. I'm speechless.

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

xxxpost Harvard Square

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

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

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

"Wow. I'm speechless."

Wow you are a dick.

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

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

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

did you get the jesus lizard thing in, alex?

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

There's one I want - the Harvey Mason "Groovin You" 12" - it's pricey second hand, so even with the usual RSD mark-up, it's worth it to me.

Also my partner has a significant birthday coming up, and he loves Trout Mask Replica, so the shiny new RSD repress will be a nice treat.

mike t-diva, Thursday, 11 April 2019 19:07 (two months ago) Permalink

And the French 12" of Kungs "This Girl" has been changing hands for silly money - I sold my copy in February for £65 - so the RSD release will put a stop to that. Phew, just in the nick of time, eh readers?

mike t-diva, Thursday, 11 April 2019 19:14 (two months ago) Permalink

Looking forward to The Apartments' live recording to appear online digitally (or for vinyl/cd purchase). EU-only, seems illogical to only see an RSD release.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Thursday, 11 April 2019 20:49 (two months ago) Permalink

have never RSD'd and am probs not going to this year, but I'd like to get the Erykah Badu 7" and also the Bingo Handjob.

Mike t-diva, have you tried the third man repress of TMR? It is lush.

Tiltin' My Lens Photography (stevie), Friday, 12 April 2019 10:08 (two months ago) Permalink

Just looked up that repress - alas, it's a US release and £££ on Discogs, so the UK RSD is a better bet for me - but ta for the tip.

mike t-diva, Friday, 12 April 2019 11:12 (two months ago) Permalink

Skipping it this year. Only thing I think I'll miss is the social aspect. Something kinda fun about seeing so many fellow freaks in one place (alongside the obligatory flippers, of course). There is nothing being released this year that I can't live without.

Always fun picking through the discounted RSD bins in May, though.

― Paul Ponzi, Thursday, April 11, 2019 2:05 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Despite all the hype around them, it's not all about what is or is not coming out as an exclusive release. Many stores will make sure to put out a fresh stack of new arrivals, or they'll have other special incentives. I'm not as bothered by the idea of "crowds" so I still make an effort even if nothing on the actual release list catches my eye.

Evan, Friday, 12 April 2019 14:30 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah one store near me used sit on a few crates of really good used stuff until RSD and then way underprice it all as a fun bonus/loss leader for the day, that was always great.

My local just posted the list of all the titles they'll have, 300+, and scrolling through it I'm as astonished as ever at how much perennial $1-to-$5 bin fodder is on it, like a version of the Rolling Stones Big Hits LP with alternate cover art. I know LOL old news, but I never fail to be amazed that there is a market for a $32 copies of that stuff.

One Eye Open, Friday, 12 April 2019 15:54 (two months ago) Permalink

Is there, though? Those releases are silly scams targeted exclusively at earnest new vinyl collectors as well as older dudes with tucked in t-shirts doing their best impressions of boomer rock documentary talking heads at record store employees they've cornered.

Evan, Friday, 12 April 2019 16:06 (two months ago) Permalink

And yet it never seems like the stores move any of that product. There isn't enough suckers out there.

Evan, Friday, 12 April 2019 16:08 (two months ago) Permalink

sometimes i look through the rsd discount bins at sone places and think “who buys the new vinyl here, what a sucker”

budo jeru, Friday, 12 April 2019 16:18 (two months ago) Permalink

Admittedly I live in a not-hip town, but the 2 stores in my town seem to almost fully make their bones off of that stuff. The last time I waited in line a few years ago, chatting with the 15 or 20 other folks waiting I discovered that aside from me and a couple other people, everyone else who lined up was hoping to score a Doors reissue. On the one shops FB page all anyone is talking about is will the Paul Stanley record be filed under S or with KISS, how many copies of the Santana record, etc. I mean god bless em, records and record stores kick ass, but the increasing boomerization of RSD still surprises me a bit every year.

One Eye Open, Friday, 12 April 2019 16:31 (two months ago) Permalink

OK fair! But even still, there's usually tons left to gather dust in the stores in a sad misfit section called "leftover/past RSD" with stubborn markdowns that try their best to recoup cost.

Evan, Friday, 12 April 2019 16:43 (two months ago) Permalink

totally feel that.

there’s a guy i really enjoy talking to who frequents my local spot and who will buy pretty much any reissue from his core boomer catalogue provided it’s different in some way — like THIS ccr record is on GREEN vinyl, i need it, okay wow now i will have 5 copies of green river, awesome

it’s weird but he likes it and there are many others like him and, as you say, they’re helping my dudes pay the bills so right on

budo jeru, Friday, 12 April 2019 16:47 (two months ago) Permalink

xp

budo jeru, Friday, 12 April 2019 16:48 (two months ago) Permalink

There was a now-defunct giant music store in my town where the RSD buyers clearly had no idea what they were doing, and the leftover bins would be hilariously full of dozens & dozens of surplus copies of Tom Petty & Taylor Swift stuff for years. There was some Robbie Robertson album they had at least 20 copies of that used to give me a laugh every time I saw it. At least the smaller shops in my town seem to know their RSD audience better & cater to them. Which works fine for me - the boomer-scam stuff usually gets snapped up instantly that morning, and I'm usually free to pick up whatever psych comp or jazz thing I want from the leftover bins at my leisure in the following weeks.

One Eye Open, Friday, 12 April 2019 17:00 (two months ago) Permalink

fuck me, £23 for a chas & dave seven inch?

kolarov spring (NickB), Friday, 12 April 2019 18:39 (two months ago) Permalink

gertcha yer thieving cockney bastards

kolarov spring (NickB), Friday, 12 April 2019 18:39 (two months ago) Permalink

maybe the cast of only fools and horses from the jolly boys outing are on it

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 12 April 2019 18:42 (two months ago) Permalink

it is a pic disc after all

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 12 April 2019 18:43 (two months ago) Permalink

any of you beautiful Brits wanna grab a copy of Teenage Fanclub's THE KING for me? i'll pay cost and postage, of course.

alpine static, Friday, 12 April 2019 18:51 (two months ago) Permalink

or, alternatively, do we know if that thing is getting a wider release later? if so, i'll grab it then.

alpine static, Friday, 12 April 2019 18:54 (two months ago) Permalink

snowing in Minneapolis today and there were a few guys camped in front of the Electric Fetus before noon. gotta get that ELP Live At Pocono International Raceway I guess.

by the light of the burning Citroën, Friday, 12 April 2019 19:50 (two months ago) Permalink

sorta want the Saint Etienne 7" and the Jethro Tull 10" but... not if I have to wait in line or fight crowds. They should split up the exclusive releases over like three days.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Friday, 12 April 2019 19:58 (two months ago) Permalink

I've always avoided RSD like the plague previously but am going to give it a go this year. I see there's already a queue outside the shop I was thinking of going to, with 10 hrs still to go (good grief). Anyway, will report back on the experience.

Jeff W, Friday, 12 April 2019 21:04 (two months ago) Permalink

snowing in Minneapolis today and there were a few guys camped in front of the Electric Fetus before noon. gotta get that ELP Live At Pocono International Raceway I guess.

― by the light of the burning Citroën, Friday, April 12, 2019 2:50 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

he wanted to find the willie wonka style special gold vinyl of that new har mar superstar thing

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 12 April 2019 21:07 (two months ago) Permalink

I've had fun times before going in the afternoon when it still feels festive but isn't a total madhouse.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Friday, 12 April 2019 21:15 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah as long as you wait out the initial morning rush the crowds aren't so bad.

Evan, Friday, 12 April 2019 21:54 (two months ago) Permalink

Teenager of The Year, finally, having been pinned up at around $200 on discogs for so many years. Nice double white vinyl, sounds terrific.

Groundhogs Thank Christ For The Bomb beauttiful package, sounds great

Otis Redding Monterey Pop set, arrrgghh with the fucking marbled colored vinyl already, this is completely blown out, way too hot, sounds better on youtube

ppl were all v chill and nice, I think maybe the dumb frenzy around this has died down a little the past couple years?

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 13 April 2019 20:11 (two months ago) Permalink

The free Crass flexi disc with bonus stenicil made the trip into town worthwhile alone.

stirmonster, Saturday, 13 April 2019 20:42 (two months ago) Permalink

I rolled in about 2pm was still ok busy

got Sunn 0))) which I really wanted
and a couple used records

didn't know about Groundhogs, will have to look for that

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 13 April 2019 20:42 (two months ago) Permalink

also got Teenager Of The Year and it sounds way better than my old CD. Only copy in the shop so was worth going at opening time.

thomasintrouble, Saturday, 13 April 2019 20:54 (two months ago) Permalink

I saw the Groundhogs thing, pretty cool.

I didn't get anything but I got the Dream Syndicate 2LP for a friend.

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Saturday, 13 April 2019 20:59 (two months ago) Permalink

The Dream Syndicate reissue was the only thing I wanted. I usually avoid RSD alike the plague, because I hate waiting in line for anything. But original copies are impossible to come by, so I went out this morning. Lined up to get in the store (after opening time) and then lined up for an hour (!) to pay. Exhausting but now I have the damn album. The lineup went around the store twice, so I browsed while in line, and my armload got progressively heavier. Came away with some Cure and Stereloab records on discount, as well as the Ronnie Lane thing which I’m sure will be available in the discount bins later... but what the hell.

I need a nap now.

Una Palooka Dronka (hardcore dilettante), Saturday, 13 April 2019 21:09 (two months ago) Permalink

Got there early with my son, there was a huge line in the rain. By the time we got inside, the Death Grips single he wanted was sold out, so we didn't get anything.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 13 April 2019 22:49 (two months ago) Permalink

I only went for the Insides reissue, but the 4 places I went to in Mass. didn't have it. Maybe it's UK only? I didn't get anything.

henry s, Saturday, 13 April 2019 22:53 (two months ago) Permalink

i had a positive experience this rsd.

showed up at my local spot and saw my friend’s band play. there was beer on tap and more beer in cans hanging round and it was good to see / catch up with regulars / friends who were there to support the shop and see music. there was a reissue of the abdullah sami lp which was not a rsd release but i was thrilled to see it and was happy to buy it. lori barbero from babes in toyland was spinning records as i left.

this on top of my friend, aforementioned, whose record from the late ‘70s i reissued a few years back. he got in touch with me a few months back saying he wanted more copies of the record bc they sold out of them at shows. i was more than happy to sell him my remaining stock — i never made any money on this reissue — and so after four years i finally broke even on that project. i used some of that unexpected money to buy that sami record.

i had to go to work at 3 so i resisted all the offers to have a beer. i just talked to friends and drank coffee in preparation for my inevitable boring shift at the restaurant.

well ! i would have thought things were done then and there. but when i showed up to work the bar was dead — except for one guy. turns out it was scarface from geto boys.

didn’t know what to say at first but we ended up talking and he was super nice. i told him how much i love grip it on that other level and he said that was one of his favorite records he had worked on. he showed me some funny photos on his phone of him with willie and bill. the conversation wasn’t super long but at one point he said “yeah ... we’re not geto boys anymore. we’re just geto old ass men.” i thought that was funny.

so it was a nice day. gimmicks aside i’m happy i stopped in and threw some cash to some of my fav ppl

budo jeru, Sunday, 14 April 2019 06:47 (two months ago) Permalink

Went to Kingston upon Thames (my first visit) for RSD. Spent a lovely couple of hours crate digging in Shaks' Staks of Wax, coming away with half a dozen good to great s/h 7"s then strolled down to Banquet records and joined the (much shortened) queue around 2.30pm. Was inside in around 20 mins and they still had everything I wanted. Tick VG, would recommend.

Jeff W, Sunday, 14 April 2019 13:43 (two months ago) Permalink

For a second misread that as Kingston upon Hudson.

Theory of Every Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 14 April 2019 15:14 (two months ago) Permalink

bj

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Sunday, 14 April 2019 17:07 (two months ago) Permalink

jfc budo jeru that's amazing

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 14 April 2019 17:13 (two months ago) Permalink

yes, hi bj! top posting. thank you for sharing.

back to the nasty side. . .

the more stuff i see show up on my instagram, the more the thought comes up to me: this is it; this is why the vast majority of folks don't consider the physical copy of recorded music to be essential or even respected anymore. vinyl has reached its exclusivity in the cheap gift shop phase. which i find very lamentable.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Sunday, 14 April 2019 17:13 (two months ago) Permalink

the Sunn 0))) record... beautiful black pressing.... all analog process, recorded with Albini.... turned it up and my god what a testament to vinyl

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 14 April 2019 17:16 (two months ago) Permalink

foh. would sound way doper if it was a pic disc of an albini headshot.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Sunday, 14 April 2019 17:22 (two months ago) Permalink

preferably with refined elements of the broken down compound of his three day old whiskers. shaved one of the mornings before when one of the album's recording sessions was to take place.👍🏻

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Sunday, 14 April 2019 17:25 (two months ago) Permalink

#genesimmonsdidnothingwrong

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Sunday, 14 April 2019 17:31 (two months ago) Permalink

Dropped into my local this afternoon- they still had loooaads of stuff left. Picked up the Durutti Column and Crispy Ambulance reissues

Br. Des Shadows (NickB), Sunday, 14 April 2019 19:54 (two months ago) Permalink

Popped into my local this afternoon and heard a depressing convo. A kid came in asking about the Death Grips record, the clerk checked the computer and said there should be three copies in stock but couldnt find them in the bin of RSD leftovers. He steps back to call the owner and I hear him ask "Did we sell those under the table? Oh ok, I'll tell him" and announce to the kid that theyd been sold online. I guess it must be pretty common for stores to flip their own RSD stock online day-of, but still shitty to hear.

One Eye Open, Sunday, 14 April 2019 23:08 (two months ago) Permalink

The “ironing is delicious” on that anecdote.

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Sunday, 14 April 2019 23:13 (two months ago) Permalink

Had a nice time, as I do every year. Unfortunately couldn't stay for the instore gigs & complementary beers but the vibe's always good.

Made a (very) short list of things I'd like beforehand of which they only had Spacemen 3's Live in Europe (Space Age Records, so Sonic probably disapproves, sorry!). When I asked about The Art Ensemble of Chicago reissue they came up with the reissue of a 7" on which they were the backing band of Alfred Panou. Unkown to me, it's great - like everything they recorded whilst in Paris.
When I asked about the Groundhogs reissue they told me they didn't get it but had an original up for sale through discogs which I got with a 25% discount - score!
Lastly, bought a 7" the record store put out on their own label.

willem, Monday, 15 April 2019 12:11 (two months ago) Permalink


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