National Record Store Day

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was crazy this there about 10 minutes to 9AM and the line was out the door and down the block

thankfully, i was able to get in pretty quick and get EXACTLY what i was looking for:

John Fahey - The Yellow Princess

Soft Machine - Live at Heinie Onstad Art Centre 1971

Arthur Russell - Calling out of Context 2LP

surgical strike!!!

it's actually not too bad if you aren't looking for the limited stuff by Today's Hot Independent and Alternative Artists

kinda wanted the 69 Love Songs 10 inch box set but it was $90! too much for me.

Ndamukong HOOS (M@tt He1ges0n), Saturday, 17 April 2010 15:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

saw ppl buying retarded shit though...a $7 45 of that awful new Hole song?

a "special edition" vinyl of Portishead Third which you can probably just walk into tons of stores and buy the one that came out like 2 years ago? duumb

Ndamukong HOOS (M@tt He1ges0n), Saturday, 17 April 2010 15:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

I saw the Third boxset yesterday for about $15 off it's original price.

WARS OF ARMAGEDDON (Karaoke Version) (Sparkle Motion), Saturday, 17 April 2010 16:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

the vibe at my local record store was great, no queue, just a loose amorphous bundle of people waiting at the front door. the guys who run it came out ten minutes before they opened and gave us all candy.

picked up the mountain goats film by rian johnson, it's v. classy looking.

the international mooncake trade (reddening), Saturday, 17 April 2010 17:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

Music Saves in Cleveland opened at noon and had about 40 ppl in line. Store was quickly packed. I picked up:

Sonic Youth EVOL vinyl
Goldfrapp Head First vinyl
Deerhoof Apple O' vinyl
Ted Leo 7"
Superchunk 7"
Telekinesis 7"
Mountain Goats DVD

Obama, Wellstone and Darwinfish, Attorneys (Pancakes Hackman), Saturday, 17 April 2010 17:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

No one at my local store. All he boasted for the occasion was a Moby Grape live EP.

On the other hand I got a couple of OOP mid seventies Merle Haggard albums and Boz Scaggs' Middle Man for under ten bucks.

Throwing Muses are reuniting for my next orgasm! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 17 April 2010 17:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

The other big indie store is giving away cupcakes and sodas, and No Age plays later tonight.

Throwing Muses are reuniting for my next orgasm! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 17 April 2010 17:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

Picked up today:
Queens Of The Stone Age - Feel Good Hit Of The Summer 10"
Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
Sonic Youth - Hits Are For Squares 2xLP
The Flaming Lips - The Dark Side Of The Moon
Peter Gabriel/Bon Iver - Split 7"
Rolling Stones - Plundered My Soul 7"
Soundgarden - Hunted Down 7"
Fela Kuti - S/T 10" (Bought two of these things!)
Sonic Youth - EVOL
Arthur Russell - Calling Out Of Context
LCD Soundsystem - Pow Pow 12"
V/A - Fragments 4AD Sampler

van smack, Saturday, 17 April 2010 17:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

Couldn't make it in the end, plans had been made for me to be somewhere else w/o telling me. Sounds like the tiny smalltown record shop I was heading for would've had very few of the rarities I was interested in anyway, though I think they promised raffles and discounts so I'd hoped to check those out.

Would be interested to know how it went here - can understand big city shops being rammed, but round here? I'll see if I can find anyone who went to ask.

falling while carrying an owl (a passing spacecadet), Saturday, 17 April 2010 18:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

I saved nearly $14 today, hooray!

Tonight I Dine on Turtle Soup (EDB), Saturday, 17 April 2010 18:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

I went to my local record shop for the first time in about a year. There was a shit band playing and a load of old men filling the place up watching them. I couldn't move, couldn't look through the racks, and the RSD exclusives were all right at the front where the band was, where I couldn't get to. I stood there for 25 minutes waiting for the band to finish so I could, y'know, shop. but they didn't, so I walked out empty handed.

bakerstreetsaxsolo, Saturday, 17 April 2010 18:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

"I went to my local record shop for the first time in about a year."

R.I.P. local shop.

scott seward, Saturday, 17 April 2010 18:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yep, swung by the local shop this morning and couldn't even get in the door so I came away empty-handed as well. Ah well, I go there once or twice a week anyway so I'll continue to support them. Just not today, apparently.

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Saturday, 17 April 2010 18:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

I got Moon and Antarctica, but no EVOL, which is what I had hoped to find....
half a bummer, but still cool.

WARS OF ARMAGEDDON (Karaoke Version) (Sparkle Motion), Saturday, 17 April 2010 19:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

Man, some of the vinyl on sale was so expensive.

Got the M0untain G04ts DVD. The last copy I saw there. Awesome.

ksh, Saturday, 17 April 2010 19:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

Totally want that Soft Machine thing, but not really into anything that is being released in the US, that since that isn't, well, crap. Kinda crossing my fingers for the store having some discount Nilsson available...

Reactionary Records is where I'm going, in East Atlanta. I've never been but my friends band is playing there (Facehugger) and I want to check it out. Atlanta has a good deal of local record stores; since Tower closed down, it's actually been more difficult to find a chain music shop. Closest you can get is Best Buy.

Adam Bruneau, Saturday, 17 April 2010 19:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

Got the Devo reissues and the new single - looked for the Goats DVD but no luck - all sold out instantly. Dammit.

Sean Carruthers, Saturday, 17 April 2010 19:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

Alice Cooper Life & Crimes box set, deluxe version of Atlantic Crossing and 2-CD Stylistics best-of, all for 40 bucks...not a bad haul, but not quite as good as last year, when I got the 8-CD Black Sabbath box for about 25 bucks...

henry s, Saturday, 17 April 2010 19:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

Sooo I went to the place near me that came up on the RSD page which I had previously thought was a local version of a "Hard-Rock Cafe" type eatery (Bus St0p C4fe in P1tm4n NJ), BUT it turns out that they have a lot of vinyls there! At a %15 RSD Discount no less! I got:

Axe - Nemesis
Grim Reaper - Fear No Evil
Alice Cooper - Killer
The Lemon Pipers - Jungle Marmalade
Fania All-Stars - Rhythm Machine

fer like $35!

sambal oobleck (los blue jeans), Saturday, 17 April 2010 20:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

just went to another Newbury Comics. used CDs and DVDs were all 30% off. lots of people. some guy had an armful of stuff. didn't seem like there was a lot of Record Store Day-only stuff left though

ksh, Saturday, 17 April 2010 21:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

maybe i was looking in the wrong place, but i doubt it

ksh, Saturday, 17 April 2010 21:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

Skipping Record Store Day altogether, but I can be found in record stores at least 2-3x a week anyway -- I'm not the type that needs to be dragged there for ltd. ed. vinyl or anything. I'd rather not weather the crowds, it seems like shopping on Black Friday for music.

I did order the Devo CD reissue from Amazon for $10.99 -- think it's 3,000 copies or so?

Would pick up the Mtn Goats DVD if I had the will to go shopping. Will check Monday, and assuming it's all out of stock (likely) then I'll just pick up a used copy sometime in the coming years, when I happen to find it.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Saturday, 17 April 2010 22:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

i skipped record store day too! i had to watch the kids all day so that maria could work (and also watch the store). someone sent me a record in the mail though. which is always nice.

scott seward, Saturday, 17 April 2010 22:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

I went to Phonica in London around 3pm. The Ltd edition stuff had mostly sold, not that I was keen for it. Then, I went to JB's on Hanway St. but couldn't decide so left empty handed. Apparently the dreadful Rough Trade East was busy.

mmmm, Saturday, 17 April 2010 23:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

Skipped it as always. I go once a week and don't really care for hordes of nerds.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 17 April 2010 23:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

skipped it by default because my car's radiator hose broke

babbylon falling (Curt1s Stephens), Saturday, 17 April 2010 23:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

purchased these on cassette (last year I bought a car that happened to have a tape deck & I have since been an amassing a substantial collection of second-hand tapes)

Megadeth - Peace Sells, But Who's Buying
Ice-T - OG: Original Gangster

in movie 2001 resurrect thread on planet jupiter (Pillbox), Sunday, 18 April 2010 00:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

record stores in brooklyn mobbed of course

trampled smaller shoppers to obtain:
Hendrix Live @Clark bootleg
B-Music/Finders Keepers comp
Arthur Russell Calling out of Context 2LP I think/hope this is the one I like
Surfer Blood split 7"
Fela 10"

threw back:
roky & okkevvil
black keys

wheres my?:
moby grape

not special to the day, just supportin the scene:
Numero 30 Good God Born Again Funk
M. Hurley - Hi Fi Snock Uptown
Insayngel (that one LP on Heavy Tapes, used)

Snop Snitchin, Sunday, 18 April 2010 00:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

snop snitchin, moby grapes sold out at our brooklyn store within half an hour of opening :(

(were you at my store today? say hi in the future?)

ian, Sunday, 18 April 2010 00:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

did all you guys buy Arthur Russell records?

Throwing Muses are reuniting for my next orgasm! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 18 April 2010 00:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

i got one.

ian, Sunday, 18 April 2010 00:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

My local shop said that lots of stuff won't show up there until May (like the Beatles 7"). I snagged the DBT's 7".

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 18 April 2010 00:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

I did not, I thought there was new stuff on it but it is the same as the 2LP/CD that already came out.

I went to like 4 places in Seattle (Wall Of Sound, Sonic Boom, Easy Street, Everyday Music). Got the Bitchin Bajas/Moon Duo split, the Fall 7", and a buncha other non-RSD things. Nowhere I went was mobbed but all the places were busy with lines at the registers.

bug holocaust (sleeve), Sunday, 18 April 2010 00:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

I went to Hospital and bought the new Carlos Giffoni, Wolf Eyes and Burning Star Cores CDs and got a mountain of used shit at the zine fair for like $20.

Kind of funny that I only got CDs but oh well

human centipeedi peedi (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 18 April 2010 00:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

ian, i want your eyewitness account of record store day in brooklyn. this is what nerds do when they go buck whylin'.

scott seward, Sunday, 18 April 2010 00:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

ppl so upset they didn't get their stones 45.
line outside the store when i showed up at 11:30, half an hour before opening.

ian, Sunday, 18 April 2010 00:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

The *legal* download of the Blur

piscesx, Sunday, 18 April 2010 01:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

did all you guys buy Arthur Russell records?

yeah, i got calling out of context.

also got the devo duty now reissue.

altered dominant (get bent), Sunday, 18 April 2010 01:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

so i went, hit may fave shops -- didn't make, like "AN EFFORT" of this idea -- just figgered I'd hit the same shops I always hit every week or so. Check in with them and see how things were going.

Have to say, this particular "event" seemed WAY more over-subscribed than last year. Could barely even get in to the Reckless Records in the Loop in Chicago. It was completely wall-to-wall (and it's obviously just a small little hole-in-the-wall to begin with)

but I basically got every "exclusive" release I wanted, save for a couple: couldn't find the Moby Grape 7" anywhere, couldn't find the Rolling Stones 7" anywhere. :(

and every place I went said that they never even got any copies of the 'super secret' Beastie Boys 12", whatever the hell it was

Stormy Davis, Sunday, 18 April 2010 03:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

this is crazy that I can't buy a friggin Moby Grape 7". aren't these kids supposed to be after TV on The Radio albums or something

Stormy Davis, Sunday, 18 April 2010 03:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

Oh, my store had that one in stock. I ultimately put it down.

Throwing Muses are reuniting for my next orgasm! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 18 April 2010 03:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

which one? Moby Grape? or Stones?

Stormy Davis, Sunday, 18 April 2010 03:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

Moby Grape. I was very tempted.

Throwing Muses are reuniting for my next orgasm! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 18 April 2010 03:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

We had the Grape, but we sold 'em quick :(

ian, Sunday, 18 April 2010 04:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

this is great, did anyone get this single?

Bee OK, Sunday, 18 April 2010 09:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

LCD Soundsystem 12"
Of Montreal 7"
Metallica/Sabbath pic disc
Dangermouse Sparklehorse 7"
Foals 7"
Cobalt Eater of Birds double vinyl

Watched a few bands. Caribou were amazing. Saw loads of mates. Handed out some Stool Pigeons. Got an Aladin Sane stripe painted on my bonce.

Didn't get:
Fall 7"
Fela Kuti 10"
Flaming Lips album

I'd take the first Lightning Seeds album and add cowbell (Doran), Sunday, 18 April 2010 09:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

OK, now for "see how much it is on E-bay" week?

Mark G, Sunday, 18 April 2010 15:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

heard a rumor they're making things easier for next year's Record Store Day -- all you're gonna have to do is launch iTunes

ksh, Sunday, 18 April 2010 16:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

limited edition mp3s

ksh, Sunday, 18 April 2010 16:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

P4k has the documentary "I Need That Record!" up --

it's "One Week Only" though -- no idea when they first posted it, either

ksh, Sunday, 18 April 2010 16:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

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