Today is Record Store Day. You’ve still got time to get out to one. So do it. Keep the physical format alive and keep Steve Jobs’ ghost out of your pocket.
I got up around 9:00 (which is SUPER early for me on a Saturday!) and went down to Vintage Vinyl in St. Louis with my friend (and bass player on my “Out from the Light” record) Jim Ousley. Glad we went when we did. The line took us about 2-3 hours to get through, and there was already quite a bit of stuff I wanted that was gone. (For example, no Metallica EP and no Joey Ramone single.) Still, I walked away with a big haul, and I’m happy about it.
Here’s what I got:
- Elvis Costello & the Imposters – “The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook!!!” – Not an actual RSD release, but stumbled upon it and picked it up.
- The Civil Wars – “Live at Amoeba” (RSD Release)
- Iron Maiden – “Desde Aqui A Venezuela; Santiago de Leon de Caracas 10/10/1992 Vol. 1” — Possibly if not probably a bootleg, but limited to 400 copies, according to the back and the cover art is cool…so what the hell? (Not an actual RSD Release.)
- Patterson Hood & the Downtown 13 – 7″ EP (RSD Release)
- The Dave Brubeck Octet – “Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals” — RSD Release on super-fucking-cool RED VINYL!!!
- Uncle Tupelo – “No Depression” RSD Release/Vinyl Re-Release
- Lou Reed – “Transformer” RSD Release/2012 Vinyl Re-Release (it’ll be available as a standard retail item soon, but I wanted the bragging rights of buying it on RSD).
- Leonard Cohen – “Live in Fredericton EP” (RSD Release)
…and I also drank a FREE Schlafly APA. So it was a good, albeit expensive day! Hope yours was too!