Saturday, April 16, 2011

Record Store Day

Attention people.

In case you don't know it, today is Record Store Day. What does this mean? It means you should get out and support your local record store and buy something more tangible and sexy than an mp3. Be it a CD, LP, 45 or whatever. There's a plentiful bounty of special limited edition stuff for purchase this year and you can only buy it in the stores.

I made the rounds here in Brooklyn this morning and bought a pile of cool stuff including 45s by the Velvet Underground, The Yardbirds, Steve Earle, Justin Townes Earle, The Rolling Stones, and a set of two 78rpm discs of Beach Boys tracks from the soon to finally be released Smile record. Omnivore Recordings have issued their first two releases today, a Buck Owens 45 and a limited edition pressing of Big Star's 3rd. It's a release of the 'test pressing' version of the LP, and Within the 2000 records, there are five actual test pressings from 1975 randomly placed in the run like Wonka tickets. See if you can find one. There's a new release by the dB's who are playing live today in Atlanta for RSD, and there are live performances at record stores all over.

Full details HERE.

You can't hide behind an mp3.


jazzportrait said...

Great Stuff Ted!!!!

Coop said...

I love getting up bright and early queuing up on Record Store Day and seeing what I can get my mitts on. Picked up the International Submarine Band LP on Sundazed, Clinic 10" and 45s by Beastie Boys and Bad Brains plus a 5 x 7" set of Brazilian singles on Far Out Recordings. Great variety, and I'll be playing them all, not fucking selling them on Ebay 10 minutes later.

Dudebaker said...

Actually, neither The Velvet Underground nor The Yardbirds, Steve Earle, Justin Townes Earle and The Rolling Stones are very cool artists. Sounds like you had a quite boring Record Day.

Like your blog anyway. Thanks for the Leon Payne and the Ronnie Lane entries.

Ted Barron said...

The Velvets and the Stones not cool? Okay, whatever. With a moniker like Dudebaker, surely you must have a finely tuned barometer on what matters, no?

Anonymous said...

ted you have the coolest blog in existence.