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really hope i can score the hazlewood comp that's comin out, but generally feel like this right now: i also just kinda hate how expensive new records are now. i wanted to pick up the new julia holter here, i waited for it to arrive & it's £17. like $25 for a new record.

john-claude van donne (schlump), Saturday, 14 April 2012 13:01 (five years ago) Permalink

Kinda annoying that there is just enough stuff on the Hazlewood comp that I have not heard (I think) to make it attractive, but most of it looks like it's from Cowboy & Sweden (or was tagged onto the end of that otherwise pretty meh Anne Margret album.)

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Saturday, 14 April 2012 13:24 (five years ago) Permalink

i figured i'd just play it a lot, like the very special world of lee hazlewood, it sounds like it'll sound nice, yknow

john-claude van donne (schlump), Saturday, 14 April 2012 13:30 (five years ago) Permalink

kinda fun! Pretty In Pink and The Breakfast Club on pink and 'dandruff' white vinyl respectively

piscesx, Saturday, 14 April 2012 13:49 (five years ago) Permalink

ooh nice

piscesx, Sunday, 15 April 2012 10:46 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, they're really nice, especially when you see the set together.

only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Sunday, 15 April 2012 11:19 (five years ago) Permalink

No way new pressings, esp of double LPs, ltd. ed. or not, are gonna go for 1975 prices. For one thing, there aren't so many pressing plants left. Feistodon looks like a match made in Hell, though haven't heard it. Note all the in-stores listed at end:





April 18, 2012 - (Burbank, CA) - RECORD STORE DAY is nearly here! Saturday, April 21st Warner Bros. Records will have a special series of vinyl albums and singles available in honor of the 5th annual Record Store Day - a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally. Warner Bros. Records is proud to be an official sponsor of Record Store Day.

Among the most anticipated releases this weekend includes a pair of highly sought-after 7" vinyl limited edition pressings: Mastodon / Feist split 7", otherwise referred to as FEISTODON and the Mastodon / Flaming Lips Side By Side 2012 series 7" single. The members of Mastodon, currently in the middle of an extensive US tour, are avid participants of Record Store Day and wanted fans to know: "Mastodon are proud to uphold their long-standing commitment to supporting Independent Record stores on Record Store Day. The vinyl album and single format remains an important part of our culture and heritage as recording artists and we hope you'll enjoy our interpretations of these songs by artists we admire and respect."

Once again, these very special releases are as follows:

THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS: A double album pressed on two high-quality, multi-color vinyl discs housed in separate custom art jackets and poly bagged together. No two discs will look exactly alike. This double album will be very limited and released exclusively for Record Store Day. Once it's gone, it will not be repressed again making THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS the most anticipated RSD release this year.

Track-listing for THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS is as follows:

Side 1:

2012 (featuring Ke$ha and Biz Markie)

Ashes In The Air (featuring Bon Iver)

Helping The Retarded To Know God (featuring Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)

Side 2:

Supermoon Made Me Want To Pee (featuring Prefuse 73)

Children Of The Moon (featuring Tame Impala)

That Ain't My Trip (featuring Jim James of My Morning Jacket)

You, Man? Human? (featuring Nick Cave)

Side 3:

I'm Working At NASA On Acid (featuring Lightning Bolt)

Do It! (featuring Yoko Ono)

Is David Bowie Dying? (featuring Neon Indian)

Side 4:

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (featuring Erykah Badu)

Thunder Drops (featuring New Fumes)

I Don't Want You To Die (featuring Chris Martin of Coldplay)

The Black Keys: El Camino (Deluxe vinyl album)

A stunning and highly collectible deluxe vinyl issue of the critically acclaimed 2011 album from The Black Keys. Cut for vinyl from the master tapes at Bernie Grundman Mastering and pressed at Pallas for sonic perfection. This album will never sound or look better. This RSD exclusive package also contains a bonus CD, a limited edition poster, and a two song 45 rpm 7" single featuring previously unreleased live tracks: "Sister" and "Money Maker."

Gary Clark Jr.: Gary Clark Jr. Presents HWUL Cuts Vol. I (12" vinyl single)

A RSD exclusive contains two previously unreleased live tracks, "If You Love Me Like You Say" and "Bright Lights" capture over twenty minutes of music from one of the most anticipated guitar players in music today. This first-ever vinyl release from Clark is sure to be sought out by fans and collectors alike. Cut at 45 rpm by Bernie Grundman Mastering for the very best in analog sound quality and presentation.

Eric Clapton: Blues (Deluxe Vinyl Album Box Set)

Released to critical acclaim leading up to RSD's Back To Black Friday 2011, this limited edition box set is close to selling out. The set includes all three of Eric Clapton's seminal blues albums, From The Cradle, Riding With The King (with B.B. King) and Me And Mr. Johnson, remastered from original source material for vinyl. First time vinyl versions of these albums afford the listener an absolutely stellar new audio experience. With little more than 1,000 box sets left it's time to get your hands on this audiophile treasure.

Common: The Dreamer/The Believer (12" vinyl album)

A limited edition offering featuring exclusive album art of Common's ninth studio album for Record Store Day. The Dreamer/The Believer reunites Common with producer No. I.D., who produced the rapper's most acclaimed CDs. Robust tracks revere and update the past, such as the retro-soul, Curtis Mayfield-influenced "Lovin' I Lost" and tremulously beautiful "Gold."

Wilco / Billy Bragg: Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions (3 CD and 1 DVD)

On Record Store Day, Nonesuch releases Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions, which includes: Mermaid Avenue; Mermaid Avenue Vol. II (re-mastered); Mermaid Avenue Vol. III, comprising 17 previously unreleased recordings made during the Mermaid Avenue sessions; director Kim Hopkins' 1999 film Man in the Sand, which documents those sessions; and a 48-page booklet with new liner notes by Nora Guthrie, full lyrics, archival photographs, and facsimiles of lyric sheets and sketches by Woody Guthrie.

Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr.: We Almost Lost Detroit EP (12" vinyl EP)

A Record Store Day exclusive containing three remixes and three covers, including Madonna's "Like A Prayer," "I Think Of You" by Sixto Rodriguez (both exclusive to this release only) and the memorable Gil Scott Heron cover "We Almost Lost Detroit" from their debut album IT'S A CORPORATE WORLD and remixes by Stepdad, Phantasmagoria, and Chuck Daniels. This six-song single disc is cut at 45 rpm by Bernie Grundman Mastering.

Disturbed: The Collection (Vinyl Album Box Set)

We are proud to announce the definitive Disturbed vinyl box-set edition, THE COLLECTION. A five-album, six-disc offering of the band's complete studio album discography featuring The Sickness (2000), Believe (2002), Ten Thousand Fists (2005), Indestructible (2008), and Asylum (2010). A career retrospective spanning ten years and 18 Billboard Top 100 hits of sophisticated and life-altering heavy music. For this box set, each album has been carefully mastered and pressed on 140-gram vinyl for the very best in audio quality. Each album has been meticulously showcased in a stunning art presentation that is unique and exclusive to this release. This is a limited edition box of only 2500 units worldwide.

Dr. John: Locked Down (Vinyl album)

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted boogie and blues pianist with an inimitable growl of a voice, Dr. John's most enduring achievements have fused New Orleans R&B, rock, and the Mardi Gras party spiritto come up with his own brand of "voodoo" music. Dr. John's new album, Locked Down (due April 3rd), is a bold statement produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and will be Dr. John's first for Nonesuch Records.

Fleetwood Mac: Fleetwood Mac (Deluxe and Standard vinyl editions)

What can be said about this classic album that has not been said before? Originally released in 1975 and representing not only a rebirth of the band, with the addition of Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, but really a second debut for a group firmly rooted in the rock genre, now reinventing themselves into a pop rock force in a way that few other artists can lay claim to. The album includes the iconic songs "Rhiannon," "Say You Love Me," and "Over My Head." Cut for vinyl at Bernie Grundman Mastering from the original analog tapes and pressed in both 33 rpm and 45 rpm for the very best in audio presentation. A collectible and definitive version for any generation.

Jeff The Brotherhood: Upstairs at United Vol. 3 (12" vinyl EP) This release is a 3 song EP of JEFF The Brotherhood as a 5 piece band (recorded live to tape) performing "Master Of The Universe" by Hawkwind (from the album In Search Of Space), a brain-melting new track called "In Space, Nobody Can Hear You Scream" plus a reprised "cover" of "I'm A Freak." Pressed at 45rpm for greater sonic impact at United Record Pressing and distributed by URP Music Distributors and 453 Music. You have no idea what you're in for...

Kimbra: Settle Down (Deluxe CD EP)

International newcomer Kimbra's digital EP is being re-released as a physical CD just in time for RSD and her tour with Gotye. The five-song release, which now includes the sultry "Good Intent," also features title track "Settle Down" as well as a remix of "Cameo Lover".

Metallica: Beyond Magnetic (12" color vinyl EP)

Beyond Magnetic consists of four outtakes from the 2008 Death Magnetic sessions and is available for the first time on silver vinyl just for RSD. A potent and exceptionally well-produced example of Metallica's most recent work, which can hold its own with anything within their vast heavy music cannon. Previously unreleased on vinyl and includes a limited edition Metallica sticker.

Mastodon / Feist "A Commotion"/ "Black Tongue" (7" vinyl single)

In conjunction with Cherrytree/Interscope Records- A very exclusive and highly anticipated RSD pressing features Mastodon covering the Feist song "A Commotion," (from her album Metals) while Feist covers Mastodon's "Black Tongue." A unique and highly buzzed-about Record Store Day prize.

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Stadium Arcadium (Deluxe 180 Gram vinyl Box Set)

On April 14, 2012, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and to commemorate this historic event, this classic Deluxe box set of the band's first number one album will be specially priced for Record Store Day. The Deluxe package was mastered for vinyl by Steve Hoffman and includes two 16-page booklets - "Jupiter" and "Mars." The Red Hot Chili Peppers won four Grammy® Awards for Stadium Arcadium including: Best Rock Album, Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package in addition to Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group for their chart-topping, record-breaking single "Dani California."

Ximena Sarinana: Maps / La Llorona (7" vinyl single)

A two-song 7" from an exceptionally original and emerging artist, featuring two audio tracks: "Maps" (a Yeah Yeah Yeah's cover) from Rolling Stone Live and "La Llorona" (a Latin America folk song) from KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic." A special release to celebrate her Coachella 2012 appearance.

Regina Spektor: "The Prayer of François Villon (Molitva)"/ "Old Jacket (Stariy Pedjak)" (7" color vinyl single)

A RSD exclusive features two b-sides from Regina's upcoming album What We Saw From The Cheap Seats, due in May. This single on white vinyl, mastered by Bob Ludwig, features two songs originally penned by Russian Poet/Musician Bulat Okudzhava, and are performed completely in Russian.

Tegan and Sara: Get Along (12" color vinyl album)

A Record Store Day exclusive - never before on vinyl. Featuring music from the 2011 Get Along release, comprised of 15 favorites like "Alligator," "Call It Off," "Monday Monday Monday," and "Sentimental Tune." This single live disc, pressed on 12" white vinyl, finds the duo waltzing through its 15-year career with the kind of ease and amiable confidence that can only come from longtime friends who also happen to be siblings.

Grateful Dead: Dark Star - 5/4/72 - Olympia Theatre - Paris, France (12", 180-gram vinyl)

"Dark Star" was their ultimate improvisational vehicle, allowing the band to really stretch out and jam freely, often times for over a half hour. DARK STAR - 5/4/72 - OLYMPIA THEATRE - PARIS, FRANCE includes one of the longest versions of the song in Dead history, clocking in at over 40 minutes. Mixed by Jeffrey Norman and mastered by David Glasser, the vinyl features nearly 20 minutes of the song on the first side followed by a mid-song drum solo and the song's epic finale on the second side. Released in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Dead's legendary Europe '72 tour.

T-Rex: The Electric Warrior Singles Box: (Six 7" vinyl singles)

This RSD exclusive comes housed in a clamshell-box featuring the entire album, plus the non-album b-side "Raw Ramp," spread across six singles. When combined, the six picture sleeves form an image of T. Rex founder Marc Bolan in his prime. Chris Bellman used the original analog masters to cut each disc at Bernie Grundman Mastering.

Misfits: Walk Among Us (Color vinyl album - 3 different colors)

Rhino will also offer three colored-vinyl versions of the Misfits' WALK AMONG US to mark the 30-year anniversary of the band's 1982 full-length debut. It is a faithful reproduction of the original with music cut from the original analog masters and packaging that duplicates details down to the printed inner sleeve. The album will be pressed on red (1,250 pieces), blue (1,250 pieces) and clear (500) vinyl. Color variations will be distributed randomly. There will also be a purple vinyl pressing released internationally that will be limited to 1,500 copies.

Side by Side 2012 Series:

A continuation of the well-received Warner Bros Records "Side by Side" series, which was initially introduced in 2011. All are exclusive for Record Store Day on uniquely colored and extremely limited edition 7" vinyl singles, featuring Warner artists covering other historic and personally influential iconic artists. This year's series includes:

The Flaming Lips / Mastodon: "A Spoonful Weighs A Ton" (7" baby pink vinyl single)

The mighty Mastodon faithfully covers the Lips classic "Spoonful Weighs a Ton," from The Soft Bulletin album. Ferociously beautiful!

Sara Watkins (Featuring Fiona Apple) / The Everly Brothers:

"You're The One I Love" (7" olive green with blue/black splatter vinyl single)

Sara Watkins covers The Everly Brothers classic "You're The One I Love" and features co-vocals from a very special guest, Fiona Apple. From Sara's new full-length album available later this spring.

Michael Bublé / Ray Charles: Georgia On My Mind(7" Georgia Peach vinyl single)

Michael Bublé's first ever 7" vinyl release featuring a cover of Ray Charles' classic "Georgia On

My Mind" on "Georgia Peach" colored vinyl.

Carolina Chocolate Drops / Run-DMC: "You Be Illin'" (7" Coke-bottle green vinyl single)

The Run-DMC classic rendered in an entirely new way by old-time string band the Carolina Chocolate Drops. The Drops' version was recorded at the same sessions as their February 2012 release Leaving Eden, which was produced by Nashville legend Buddy Miller.

MC5 / Afrika Bambaataa: "Kick Out the Jams" (7" White with red splatter vinyl single)

The incendiary original coupled with a cover version from the pioneer of The Electro Funk Sound.

Otis Redding / Aretha Franklin: "Respect" (7" gold vinyl single)

The seminal classics meet for the first time together on vinyl.

Looking for more unique and rare artifacts? Here at Warner Bros. Records we are strongly committed to vinyl as an art form. Last month, the label mounted its first-ever art show at its iconic Burbank headquarters. The exhibit, entitled Vinyl Revisionists, featured street artists, painters, and graphic designers reinterpreting the covers of their favorite Warner Bros. Records artists' albums. Spanning the rich 50-year musical history of label, it included imaginative interpretations of covers of albums by Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimi Hendrix, Madonna, Frank Zappa, Prince, Van Halen, Roxy Music, The Smiths, and Mastodon, among others. All the pieces are currently for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit Hollywood Arts. To view and purchase the work, visit

NEWS FLASH: Many of our artists will profess their love of Record Store Day by making special appearances at various Independent record stores around the country. The grand schedule is as follows:

Friday April 20th

Ximena Sarinana - Coachella Music & Arts Festival / ZIA Records Tent - 6:30pm

signing copies of her RSD Release "Maps / La Llorona" 7'' vinyl single

Gary Clark Jr. - Coachella Music & Arts Festival / ZIA Records Tent - 7:00pm

signing copies of his RSD Release Gary Clark Jr. Presents HWUL Cuts Vol. I

Saturday April 21st

Art of Dying - Tunes @1205 Tilton Road Northfield, NJ 08225 - 1:30pm

(609) - Acoustic Performance + signing

The Belle Brigade - Record Archive @ 33 1/3 Rockwood Street Rochester, NY 14610 - 3:30pm
(585) 244-1210 - Acoustic performance + signing

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - The Majestic Theater @ 4120 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48201 - 8:00pm (313) 833-9700

Concert + pop-up store signing of their RSD release: We Almost Lost Detroit EP (12" vinyl EP)

Eric Hutchinson - Electric Fetus @ 2000 4th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55404 - 4:00pm

(612) 870-9300 - Acoustic performance + signing

Jeff The Brotherhood - Grimey's Records @ 1604 8th Avenue South Nashville, TN 37203 - 3:00pm (615) 254-4801 Live performance

Mastodon - Disc-Go-Round records @ 5734 Mcardle Rd # A Corpus Christi, TX 78412 - 2:00pm (361) 980-0440

Signing copies of their two RSD releases: Mastodon / Feist "A Commotion"/ "Black Tongue" (7" vinyl single) & The Flaming Lips / Mastodon: "A Spoonful Weighs A Ton" (7" baby pink vinyl single)

Sara Watkins - Exclusive Company @ 508 State St # A Madison, WI 53703 - 3:00pm

(608) 255-2433

Acoustic performance + signing copies of her RSD Release: Sara Watkins (Featuring Fiona Apple) / The Everly Brothers: "You're The One I Love" (7" olive green with blue/black splatter vinyl single)

About Records Store Day:

Record Store Day is managed by the Music Monitor Network and is organized in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS), the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) and celebrates the culture of independent record stores by playing host to in-store events/performances, signings and special product releases on a global scale on Saturday, April 21st, 2012.

For more about National Record Store Day, please visit

dow, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 15:56 (five years ago) Permalink


looking forward to their version of "we are the world".

scott seward, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 16:10 (five years ago) Permalink


someone find out how much these dollar records are going for on RSD.

and someone find out why that Fact listicle is 6 pages long.

scott seward, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 16:16 (five years ago) Permalink

would attend BREAKFEST by the way. breakbeats for days!

scott seward, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 16:17 (five years ago) Permalink

Every time I see "Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr." I want to punch someone. This is a standard reaction, right?

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 17:56 (five years ago) Permalink

i think so.

scott seward, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:21 (five years ago) Permalink

Yes, and it pisses me off to no end to see that they've covered (and most likely destroyed, based on the one other song of theirs I've heard) my favorite Gil Scott-Heron song.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:21 (five years ago) Permalink

I heard there's a special RSD Grouper 7", she pressed a single copy and buried it somewhere in the vicinity of Portland.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:22 (five years ago) Permalink

she actually just THOUGHT about making one and you have to steal her brain and put it on ebay!! quick, get her brain!!!

scott seward, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:33 (five years ago) Permalink

Bizarros are playing my hometown (and theirs) on RSD!! Wish I could be there.

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:35 (five years ago) Permalink

Now I picturing poor Liz Harris walking down the street, being spotted, and a crowd of indie kids shouting "THERE SHE IS! GET HER BRAIN!" and chasing her into a windmill.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:38 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm playing the Atlanta Mess Around, and I'm sure there will be RSD stuff there all weekend.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Reactionary Records is there in east ATL, right across from the Earl & 529, which are hosting. The Carbonas are playing Saturday night!

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:41 (five years ago) Permalink

Absolute box-ageddon has arrived at the shop today - hundreds upon hundred of records! Drowning in some amazing vinyl!

only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 21:26 (five years ago) Permalink

Goldmine sez, "All of the songs on this double 7-inch 45 RPM gatefold edition were cut from the original A&M mono masters."

dow, Thursday, 19 April 2012 17:35 (five years ago) Permalink

Anyway, here's the whole Sundazed National etc series of vinyl singles. Didn't know about the original Byrds foursome getting back to an "under-the-radar" reunion, unless it ties in w that badly-reviewed LP titled Byrds

It’s “Christmas in April” for vinyl fans around the world! These STRICTLY LIMITED Record Store Day 2012 titles are being produced exclusively for participating independent record shops.

To be CERTAIN you get the copies you want of these INSTANTLY COLLECTIBLE records, ask your local dealer NOW to make sure they will be carrying these titles for Record Store Day.

We will be offering an extremely limited quantity of these titles to our loyal customers and friends who find it impossible to make it to a record store.

Quantities on all of these titles are ultra-limited, and they will be for sale on our website ONLY on Record Store Day, April 21, 2012!
This page is for preview only—you cannot order from it.
Look 'em over, and please, please ask your favorite record shop to stock these for the big day in April!
You can find find your local participating record dealer HERE!
Tell them SUNDAZED sent you!

1 day, 11 hours, 15 minutes, 45 seconds

Gene Clark
One in a Hundred / She’s the Kind of Girl 7" Single

S 240 | 7" Single

Limited Edition Record Store Day Release!

The long-lost Byrds recordings... An under-the-radar Byrds' reunion took place in 1970 when the other four founding members of the pioneering folk-rock group were invited to back up their principal songwriter and one-time frontman Gene Clark on two of Clark’s finest compositions. Under the auspices of original Byrds' manager Jim Dickson, the session results were exquisite; each song a shining example of the Byrds’ timelessly transcendent sound. The ever-chiming “One in a Hundred” and delicate “She’s the Kind of Girl” (with subtle flute flourishes from Bud Shank) both undeniably bore the Byrds' signature sound. The proposed single should have been a huge hit for Gene...but like much of his post-Byrds career, bad luck intervened, as contractual obligations prevented the release of the single.

Sundazed is elated to now present these legendary recordings here in their original, "unsweetened" form, sourced from the surviving, original rough-mix mono reels. Making for an exceptional single, these truly are the long-lost Byrds tracks.

1. One in a Hundred
2. She’s the Kind of Girl

Doug Dillard and Gene Clark
Why Not Your Baby / Lyin’ Down The Middle 7" Single

S 241 | 7" Single

Limited Edition Record Store Day Release!

Both tracks originally NON-LP sides—together here for the first time as a single!

Following the '68 release of the groundbreaking album The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark, Gene Clark and Doug Dillard returned to the studio in early '69 to record a new single for A&M. Country-rock was still in its formative stage and was certainly considered a commercial risk. The result was stunning. “Lyin’ Down the Middle” unveiled itself as an infectious, uptempo country rocker, featuring one of Gene Clark’s most inspired vocals and further enhanced by future-Eagle Bernie Leadon’s supremely tasteful guitar-picking. For a follow-up single release just a few short months later, Dillard & Clark cut the lushly orchestrated Clark composition “Why Not Your Baby." Boasting gorgeous harmonies and soaring strings, the recording remains one of the strongest in Clark's repertoire, and one of the finest examples of the sound of country meeting rock.

Remarkably, both “Lyin’ Down the Middle” and “Why Not Your Baby” were issued ONLY as single sides at the time by A&M; they were not included on any original Dillard & Clark album. Proudly presented here from the original A&M mono masters, this re-imagined single reveals Dillard & Clark sailing forefront of the nascent California country-rock movement.

1. Why Not Your Baby
2. Lyin’ Down The Middle

Chocolate Watch Band
In the Midnight Hour / Psychedelic Trip 7" Single

S 242 | 7" Single

Limited Edition Record Store Day Release!

Was there a more influential band from the West Coast’s Class of ’66 punks??? If any convincing is required, listen no further than the Watch Band’s pulverizing take on “In the Midnight Hour.” In a tradition established with their first official single, “Sweet Young Thing,” this outtake features an absolutely stunning rhythm track coupled with frontman Dave Aguilar’s raving original vocal. Definitive! (Inexplicably, the orig. producers chose to replace Aguilar’s superior vocal for the officially-released version that appeared on the group’s No Way Out LP.) As for the instro outtake “Psychedelic Trip,” by the time Aguilar added lyrics and vocal to this off-the-cuff studio jam, it had transformed into the epochal track “No Way Out.” As the name implies, “Psychedelic Trip” is Chocolate Watch Band at its most mind-blowing; with lead guitarist Mark Loomis instinctively taking off into the cosmic, improvisational zone. Sundazed proudly presents this jaw-dropping single-that-never-was in powerhouse mono, from the mighty, original Tower masters!

1. In the Midnight Hour
2. Psychedelic Trip

Bloos Magoos
So I’m Wrong And You Are Right / Wild About My Lovin’ / The People Had No Faces 7" EP

SEP 244 | 7" Single

Limited Edition Record Store Day Release!

In January 1967, the Blues Magoos were at the top of the garage game. Their classic, “(We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet” was Top 5 nationally; they had a hit album and nationwide TV exposure. But one year earlier, it was a different story. As the Bloos Magoos, their debut 45, “So I’m Wrong and You Are Right” / “The People Had No Faces” was completely ignored upon its release in January ’66. What a damn shame! “So I’m Wrong and You Are Right” is a tough protest lyric set to the Magoos’ short-lived folk-rock fixation. Also firmly in the same bag, “The People Had No Faces” is a weird, wonderful little nugget in the band’s catalog. On both tracks, Ralph Scala (Ralph Magoo) delivers up two of his most inspired lead vocals. Importantly, leading up to this lost session, a nascent Magoos hustled their way into regular work at the legendary Night Owl Café in Greenwich Village, the launch site for the Lovin’ Spoonful. For that Spoonful/Night Owl influence, look no further than the previously unreleased “Wild About My Lovin’" from that very same studio date featuring Zal-style reverb and the most sensationally trashy drums this side of the Spoonful’s appearance on The Big T.N.T. Show. Cut from the original Verve-Folkways mono masters, Sundazed is proud to showcase the Magoo' famously lost '65 session!

1. So I’m Wrong and You Are Right
2. Wild About My Lovin
3. The People Had No Faces

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
Diddy Wah Diddy / Who Do You Think You’re Fooling / Moonchild / Frying Pan Double 7" Set

SEP 243 | Double 7" Gatefold Set

Limited Edition Record Store Day Release!

Upon signing with A&M Records, Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band debuted loudly, recording two singles in 1966, cementing their image as Sunset Strip "blues fiends" and paving the way for what was to become one of the most original careers in rock history. The band's cover of Bo Diddley's "Diddy Wah Diddy" garnered significant regional attention & considerable radio play courtesy of the Captain's unreal howl & Jerry Handley's deep, thundering bass sound, while the driving delta tributes "Who Do You Think You're Fooling" & "Frying Pan" sharply displayed the Captain's early songwriting prowess. While the Magic Band's musical course were soon to evolve in drastic & original ways, it's these early sides that depict a developed blues foundation and a signature tightness that was threaded through all Magic Bands to come. Sundazed now proudly presents these legendary recordings in double 7" 45rpm gatefold edition, all sides cut from the original A&M mono masters.

1. Diddy Wah Diddy
2. Who Do You Think You’re Fooling
3. Moonchild
4. Frying Pan

The Blues Project
Parchman Farm / Bright Lights, Big City 7" Single

S 245 | 7" Single

Limited Edition Record Store Day Release!

In their relatively short lifespan, the visionary Blues Project—which included fabled guitar master Danny Kalb and legendary keyboardist Al Kooper—pioneered a dynamic fusion of blues, folk-rock, psychedelia and improvisational instrumentals. Far ahead of its time, the Blues Project fine-tuned their eclecticism and built their reputation through their electrifying live shows in NYC. Appropriately, the group made their recorded debut with Live at the Cafe Au Go Go, which captured the group at the peak of its power, during a week-long stand in November 1965 at the titular Greenwich Village club. This historic set of recordings also yielded a good deal of marvelous material that was left off the BP's first album. Two of those long-lost performances are featured here–the band’s raw 'n mighty readings of a pair of blues classics, Mose Allison’s “Parchman Farm” and Jimmy Reed’s “Bright Lights, Big City.” Sundazed is proud to present these two tracks for the first time on vinyl, direct from the original Verve Folkways mono masters.

1. Parchman Farm
2. Bright Lights, Big City

The Byrds
I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better / It’s No Use 7" Single

S 247 | 7" Single

Limited Edition Record Store Day ReleasE on colored vinyl!

The Byrds’ “Mr. Tambourine Man” played a massive role in defining rock music in the sixties: it introduced the song’s composer to a wider – and younger – rock audience and, more than any other recording or event, it ushered in the reigning sound of ’65, folk-rock. But most importantly, it announced one of the essential musical experiences of the era, The Byrds. And if “Mr. Tambourine Man” sounded like an electric symphony, Gene Clark’s “I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better” captured the group’s need to let loose musically with a thrilling up-tempo arrangement - one that would launch a thousand U.S. garage bands. Clark's unparalleled gift for songwriting was matched by a unique, at times world weary vocal delivery which is perfectly captured on the rare, alternate vocal take version of “I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better,” included here. Also from the Mr. Tambourine Man album sessions, “It’s No Use” demonstrates that a raw Byrds album outtake is as good or better than most band’s finished masters. Sourced from the original, Columbia Records mono masters, these songs evoke the excitement of the Byrds at take-off, blowing minds and filling the dance floor at Ciro’s on the Sunset Strip.

1. I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better (alternate vocal track/take 2 version)
2. It’s No Use (alternate lead guitar overdub)

Paul Revere & the Raiders
Ride Your Pony / (You're a) Bad Girl 7" Single

S 248 | 7" Single

Limited Edition Record Store Day Release on colored vinyl!

Paul Revere & the Raiders delivered a ton of magnificent flavors during their '59–'72 run as hit-makers, from boogie and rhythm & blues to lush psych-pop. However, the years 1965 and 1966 may well be the group's most beloved era, when the Raiders drove their Pacific Northwest grind head-on into the incoming Brit Invasion sounds of the Animals and the Kinks. The result? ’60s Garage Punk. And two originally unissued numbers from this prime moment are featured here. An August '65 cover of Lee Dorsey’s “Ride Your Pony” is stock Raiders at their most floor-filling, featuring Mark Lindsay’s demanding vocals, Paul Revere's churning Vox organ, and an incessant riff from the group’s scale-tipping lead guitarist, Drake Levin. On the flipside, “(You’re a) Bad Girl” is one full summer’s leap (recorded in July ’66), and is a stunning folk-punk romp. Lindsay provides taunting, deep, Jagger-esque verses, a pounding rhythm section is provided by bassist Phil Volk and drummer Mike Smith, and Jim Valley (new to the group) perfectly contributes to the legendary twin-guitar sound that producer Terry Melcher would often add to the Raiders mix. We're proud to bring you this mighty pairing–the first time on vinyl for both tracks, and direct from the original Columbia Records mono masters!

1. Ride Your Pony
2. (You’re A) Bad Girl

In a special arrangement with Spinout Records:

The Neanderthals
Groovy Dances / How Can I Make Her Mine 7" Single

Spin 024 | 7" Single

Limited Edition Record Store Day Release!

Hailing from a Paleolithic-era settlement near Albany, NY—Johnny Rabb and Eddie Angel’s fur-clad primitivism has been delighting Homo Sapiens (and Cro-Magnons) for epochs. Historians are rethinking which was invented first—the wheel, or the electric guitar—after discovering these Stone Cylinder recordings. Anticipating the sounds of Link Wray and the Kingsmen, the Neanderthals certainly predate the invention of the garage, and can only be described as the world’s only cave-rock band. Here they offer up two raunchy, wild dance songs that were no doubt part of some ritualistic dance party. These songs will definitely get you doing the Twist, whether or not you have opposable thumbs. The Neanderthals have headlined concert halls and beer joints around the world...Australia, Spain, Italy, France, Czech Republic, Germany, England and Troy, NY...their philosophy has remained the same: rock ’n’ roll should always aspire to be as fun as “Louie Louie,” as raw as “Rumble” and as meaningful as “Surfin’ Bird!”

1. Groovy Dances
2. How Can I Make Her Mine

In a special arrangement with Spinout Records:

The Martian Denny Orchestra
Crossfire / The 2000 Pound Bee-Part 2 7" Single

Spin 026| 7" Single

Limited Edition Record Store Day Release!

The Martian Denny Orchestra hail from a planet where every TV program is brought to you in living color, the number one movie at the box office is The Horror of Party Beach and five of the ten top albums are by the Ventures, Santo & Johnny, Link Wray, Billy Mure and the Spotnicks. They've landed in Nashville, and have begun unleashing their brand of dazzling atomic instrumentals upon an unsuspecting public. Guitarist Eddie Angel shakes up the world of indie-rock with Los Straitjackets and the Planet Rockers. Guitarist Bob Irwin, the man behind famed reissue label Sundazed Music, is the fretboard whiz of New York’s Pluto Walkers. Dave Roe played bass for Johnny Cash and works the same magic for John Mellencamp and many others. Jim Hoke plays steel guitar and woodwinds for NRBQ, Toby Keith and others. The rock-solid beat comes courtesy of the mighty Jimmy Lester, the original skinsman of Los Straitjackets and now with Webb Wilder’s honky tonk hellions. The M.D.O. has only one M.O., and that's to get the Action Set stomping to a twangy beat—one that would make Duane Eddy proud!!

1. Crossfire
2. The 2000 Pound Bee–Part 2

dow, Thursday, 19 April 2012 17:47 (five years ago) Permalink

Anyone in NYC know if they're getting the Freakwater reissue? Trying to figure out what to hit first.

Evan, Thursday, 19 April 2012 18:13 (five years ago) Permalink

I really really really do not get all these "picture sleeve" 45s every year of tracks that everybody owns already. whoop de do.

Stormy Davis, Thursday, 19 April 2012 19:43 (five years ago) Permalink

i always read that as "Emperor Dos Catshit"

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Thursday, 19 April 2012 19:53 (five years ago) Permalink

the amount of special ltd editions this year is truly insane.
i can easily see a lot of this stuff still being on the shelves in a few weeks time.
pretty certain the same was true last year.
sure i recall seeing a ton of collector scum material in head/bristol way after the event desperate for some love/££.

mark e, Thursday, 19 April 2012 19:57 (five years ago) Permalink

there are places in seattle that still have stuff from last time around and even two years ago

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Thursday, 19 April 2012 20:07 (five years ago) Permalink

honestly don't give a shit about reissues unless all other pressings are criminally scarce/expensive

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Thursday, 19 April 2012 20:08 (five years ago) Permalink

Just home after the first of what will probably be three 12 hour days culminating in Record Store Day itself on Saturday. A vague semblance of order has been imposed on the hundreds upon hundreds of records...

Exhausted, but having fun! I love coloured vinyl!

only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Thursday, 19 April 2012 21:29 (five years ago) Permalink

Drag City just said there will be Bonnie "Prince" Billy condoms available at some shops. I'm in.

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Thursday, 19 April 2012 21:30 (five years ago) Permalink

so to speak

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Thursday, 19 April 2012 21:33 (five years ago) Permalink

"I feel a darkness"

Mark G, Friday, 20 April 2012 08:27 (five years ago) Permalink

I worry that the focus on special limited edition vinyls excludes most people who buy music. Wouldn't it be better if Record Store Day was just promoted as a day to buy music? Not everyone lives near a good brick & mortar store, and not every store has what people want. I discussed it here -

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 20 April 2012 16:53 (five years ago) Permalink

Do some people still have money?

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 20 April 2012 17:58 (five years ago) Permalink

Little bit! And not all of this stuff--wouldn't mind hearing that prev unreleased Sundazed Gene Clark, for inst.

dow, Friday, 20 April 2012 18:24 (five years ago) Permalink

So what's RSD like in London for someone who's not really interested in RSD exclusives? i.e. Sales?

EDB, Friday, 20 April 2012 18:56 (five years ago) Permalink

It would be a really, really odd day to go general record shopping tbh.

Conan The Asshander (Doran), Friday, 20 April 2012 19:35 (five years ago) Permalink

My experience in Toronto has been that record stores have sales, which makes it really, really not odd to go general record shopping

EDB, Friday, 20 April 2012 19:36 (five years ago) Permalink

man just checked out the list on the official site. pretty lame this year. gimmick 7 inches a-go-go. :(

Mississippi Butt Hurt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 20 April 2012 20:20 (five years ago) Permalink

I am basically a broken man right now... the last 72 hours have been quite something.

I plan on having a great time tomorrow though.

Music matters.

only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Friday, 20 April 2012 21:36 (five years ago) Permalink


jed_, Friday, 20 April 2012 21:41 (five years ago) Permalink

queue of around 30 people at about half past midnight at Picadilly Records, Manchester. impressive.

piscesx, Saturday, 21 April 2012 01:06 (five years ago) Permalink

fuck a record store day. hope it brings some cash in for the stories but no thanks.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 21 April 2012 01:18 (five years ago) Permalink

If anybody is feeling generous, i'd love a copy of the Keith Hudson and Lee Perry releases. None of my local shops will be carrying those titles. I'll pay cost + shipping +10 for your efforts.

brotherlovesdub, Saturday, 21 April 2012 03:28 (five years ago) Permalink

Just about to head into the shop for 8am.

I fully understand a lot of the issues people have with aspects of Record Store Day, but I'm personally excited and have put in vast efforts to try and make today work out for us.

I hope that everyone who wishes to take part has fun doing so and enjoys their records and music.

only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Saturday, 21 April 2012 06:40 (five years ago) Permalink

as someone who spends a shitload of time in record shops.. i'm not excited by the prospect of (mostly) overpriced major-label rehashes of old material which comprises the bulk of the RSD list...

....but as a mechanism of getting those who don't go to indie record shops to get their music fix to change their behaviour by offering limited edition goodies, and to help those shops make a bit more money to keep them going - i'm all for it...

If RSD enables shops to make a bit more profit to enable them to stay open in difficult times, then it's served its purpose as far as i'm concerned..

So have a great Record Store Day everyone, but especially if you work in a store!

Talcum Mucker, Saturday, 21 April 2012 09:05 (five years ago) Permalink

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