Music Monday: Record Store Day 2014

record2Good news, audio geeks – Record Store Day 2014 (RSD) is less than a month away! For the uninitiated, Record Store Day is a day where independent record stores celebrate the fact that they still exist. That sounds harsh in a way, but it’s a day truly worth celebrating. Bands put out special RSD releases and stores promise to have these exclusives available on the chosen day and to not hawk them online before then for more monies.

This year, RSD ’14 will take place on Saturday, April 19th (aka, Easter Weekend). Even if you’ve never heard of RSD before, be assured that it happens everywhere and not just in major cities like New York or San Francisco. Every state has a list of record stores participating in the fun and you can look them up by state here. Needless to say, if you own a record player or even if you’re simply a collector – RSD is good. Very good.

For a full list of exclusive releases, head here, but I thought I’d showcase some of the records I’m looking forward to getting my grubby little paws on (OK, “grubby” was the first word that came to mind here, but I just went and looked it up and it literally means “infested with fly maggots.” I might as well leave the word in. I’ve already come this far. Yes, I realize I sound like Shoshanna.). Anyways:


JakeBuggJake Bugg – Live at Silver Platters

Format: 12″ Vinyl
Label: Island Def Jam
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
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Recorded live January 20, 2014 at Silver Platters in Seattle, Wash.

Tracks: “There’s A Beast”, “Trouble Town”, “Lightning Bolt”, “Storm Passes”

 

cccCreedence Clearwater Revival – The ’69 Singles

Format: 10″ Vinyl
Label: Concord
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
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10″ white vinyl of all 4 singles released in 1969 (A and B sides); 120g

Tracks: SIDE 1: “Mary”, “Born On The Bayou”, “Bad Moon Rising”, “Lodi” SIDE 2: “Green River”, “Commotion”, “Down On The Corner”, “Fortunate Son”

doorsThe Doors – Weird Scenes Inside The Goldmine

Label: Rhino
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
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Reissue on amber vinyl of the 1972 Elektra Records release. It was the second compilation by the group and the first release following the death of Jim Morrison. It features the first album release of two B-sides, Willie Dixon’s “(You Need Meat) Don’t Go No Further,” sung by Ray Manzarek, originally on the flip side of the 1971 45 “Love Her Madly,” and the beautiful “Who Scared You,” “Wishful Sinful”‘s flip with Jim Morrison on vocals from a session in 1969. Both are worthwhile additions not found on their first “greatest hits” collection.

fishboneFishbone – Self-titled

Format: 12″ Vinyl
Label: Asbestos
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
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Reissue of their classic first album, available for the first time on LP in nearly 30 years. Contains their hit singles “UGLY,” “Party at Ground Zero,” and “Lyin Ass Bitch.”

 

julieThe Julie Ruin – Brightside/In The Picture

Format: 7″ Vinyl
Label: Julie Ruin Records
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
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Two unreleased songs , limited to a one time pressing of 2000.

 

 

 

poguesThe Pogues – Live With Joe Strummer

Label: Rhino
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
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The legendary live show recorded in 1991 at the London Forum during Shane MacGowan’s hiatus from the band with his initial replacement, Joe Strummer. This previously unreleased material is contained in the recently released “Pogues 30” box which is available in the US only on import. This is the first vinyl, only physical release in the US of this album.

 

VSVeruca Salt – Veruca Salt

Format: 7″ Vinyl
Label: Minty Fresh
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
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Seether +2 new songs from the original band members.

“Seether,” “It’s Holy,” “The Museum Of Broken Relationships”

 

 

garbGarbage ft. Brody Dalle – Girls Talk Shit

Format: 10″ Vinyl
Label: StunVolume
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
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“Girls Talk Shit” and “Time Will Destroy Everything” (the latter being a Garbage b-side that has been rumored, but not yet released).

 

 

So that’s what I’ll be looking for April 19th! Again, for the full list, take a peek here.

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MUSIC STORES AND SUPPORT ARTISTS!

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