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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Record Store Day: What Did You Get?

Posted by on Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 12:29 PM

See the post right before this one. I bought this, but there are a whole shitload of this-day-only releases and whatnot.* What did you get? Le 'em know in the comments.

* Cue grumpy post from Grandpa Nipper.


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Kenneth 1
Earth red vinyl, Deerhoof/Xiu Xiu 7", Arthur Russell, Wheedles Groove documentary.

Nobody else is commenting.

I'm alone.
Posted by Kenneth on April 16, 2011 at 2:02 PM · Report this
portable shrines comp
just for that night beats track. mhmmm
Posted by adriane3 on April 16, 2011 at 3:08 PM · Report this
I hit 4 stores and picked up 4 records:
Neurosis "Sovereign" lp
Black Angels 10"
A grind comp called "This Comp Kills Fascists II"
latest Baby Dee record

One of the stores I went to was Sonic Boom on the Hill. They had a lot of stuff AND ONLY 1 CASHIER! The line of people wanting to check out stretched to the back of the store and wrapped around the vinyl racks. Some people gave up and just put their records back. I weathered a 30 min wait. Ridiculous.
Posted by brokn2pieces on April 16, 2011 at 5:55 PM · Report this
birdy num num 4
i love records and i do not care about record store day. making instant rarities and waiting in lines to purchase them is not my idea of what a record store is nor enjoying records for what they

i fucking tired of these record store days SOOOOO i purchased some great stuff from the goodwill out in sequim before coming back to seattle. mandrill's self-titled lp, some cuban jazz lp, C is for cookie by cookie monster. but i did go to the fremont antique mall and get this killer 70's british prog lp by national health for $4.
Posted by birdy num num on April 16, 2011 at 9:56 PM · Report this
your retarded.
this is what is keeping music and records alive.
short releases to make people care about going to the record store and buying an lp and enjoying the music for what it is. not downloading an ep on itunes and forgetting about it tomorow. wise up holmes
Posted by exceptionalbodywork on April 16, 2011 at 11:16 PM · Report this
bunnypuncher 6
I'm a super-frequent record shopper (ask anyone at Easy Street Queen Anne) and I like the spirit of Record Store Day, but don't really care to brave the lines. I didn't think there were many things I wanted this year so I slept until noon and then lazily hit a few stores down here (Portland) around 4:30 and ended up spending more than I've ever spent on a Record Store Day. Here's what I got:

All Saints Day - It'll Come Around 7"
Antony and the Johnsons - Swanlights EP 10"
the Black Angels - Another Nice Pair LP
Deftones - Covers LP
Lady Gaga - Born This Way 12"
My Bloody Valentine - You Made Me Realise 12" (ON CREATION I ALMOST CRIED WHEN I SAW THIS!!!)
the Night Marchers - Thar She Blows 7"
Prurient - Many Jewels Surround the Crown 7"
Superchunk/Coliseum - Split 7"
Vivian Girls - I Heard You Say 7"
Wiz Khalifa - Black and Yellow 12"
Young Widows - Future Heart 7"
Young Widows - In and Out of Youth and Lightness 2xLP
Posted by bunnypuncher on April 17, 2011 at 3:08 AM · Report this
Travis Ritter 7
@6 I would've cried too if I found You Made Me Realise. Where'd you score that? (and for how much?)
Posted by Travis Ritter on April 17, 2011 at 11:48 AM · Report this
cosby 8
That MBV 12" must've set you back, yeah?
Posted by cosby on April 17, 2011 at 11:49 AM · Report this
cosby 9
I buy lots and lots of music and I agree with #4. Records produced in short quantity to force people to wait in line is not about the love of music, it's about the love of commerce. I know this is the kind of thinking that doesn't make much sense in the music industry, but why don't they release good records that people want every day instead of one day a year?
Posted by cosby on April 17, 2011 at 11:52 AM · Report this
Grrr 10
Limited myself to the stores near Mercer Street: Silver Platters and Easy Street Records. Got to the latter location just as Duff McKagan was getting through the door to meet up with the rest of Loaded for the in-store. Peter Buck was also right about to leave after signing a few things.

Here's the haul:
TV On The Radio - Nine Types of Light 12"
Foo Fighters - Wasting Light 12"
Death Cab For Cutie promo 7"
Franz Ferdinand Covers EP 12"
Sub Pop seasonal sampler CD
Guided By Voices tribute album CD
Sennen - Age of Denial 12"
The Decemberists - Live At Bull Moose CD
Van Der Graaf Generator - Highly Strung 7"
Deerhunter - Memory Boy single 7"
Rival Schools - Wring It Out 7"
G Love 7"
Wackies Sampler Vol. 3 (reggae) CD
3 Iron and Wine buttons
1 nifty record shopping bag

Multiple samplers from Universal Records.

Fortunately, my birthday always lines up during this event. I end up getting cash and gift certificates to burn through this habit. It was also nice that some of the freebies were contained in the bag at check-out.
Posted by Grrr on April 17, 2011 at 12:36 PM · Report this
Grrr 11
To clarify, some of the records in the purchase weren't RSD exclusives. They just happened to be part of the haul that day.
Posted by Grrr on April 17, 2011 at 12:38 PM · Report this
James Blake lp and 45rpm Fleetwood Mac rumours (splurge I know). I wanted the kate bush hounds of love pink vinyl 10" no store I went to had it. Anyone else pick that up? Or the big star third vinyl?
Posted by Hosono on April 17, 2011 at 2:28 PM · Report this
reverend dr dj riz 13
$4 dvd of hercules and hercules unchained. together on one dvd steve reeves y'all
wall of sound fuckin rules
Posted by reverend dr dj riz on April 17, 2011 at 8:51 PM · Report this
Brian Cook 14
i buy records all the time, and i love RSD, even though i only picked up two exclusive releases: Earth on colored vinyl and Bad Brains "Pay to Cum" reissue. i also picked up cheap used copies of Velvet Underground w/ Nico, The Band's "Music From Big Pink", and Ohio Player's "Honey". i abandoned a bunch of records after waiting nearly 45 minutes in line at Sonic Boom cuz i had to pee.

and sorry, record stores, but i ended the day by buying the last Marked Men LP, The Arrivals latest LP, and the new High Tension Wires LP online cuz no stores on Capitol Hill carried 'em.
Posted by Brian Cook on April 18, 2011 at 10:35 AM · Report this
prurient, many jewels surround the crown

all i wanted. i've yet to un-shrink wrap it to see whether i got a clear one.
Posted by northaxe on April 18, 2011 at 11:25 AM · Report this
Garrett Kelly 16
Behead the Prophet No Lord Shall Live (2 actually), Noggin (live), Burger King single by ALF! called Melmac Girls on cardboard 7inch!!!!!, Afghanistan traditionals, Dried Up Corpse tape, Foot Village, Gay Beast, Buddhist Monks chanting and apparently throwing cymbals on the floor or something it's fucking crazy???, Calvin Johnson, music from Madagascar, bird sounds, Legendary Stardust Cowboy. I put back the PIL.

Most was under 4 dollars each. All from Leary Records in Ballard.
Posted by Garrett Kelly on April 18, 2011 at 11:30 AM · Report this
Travis Ritter 17
Garrett! I have the ALF puppet that came with the ALF cardboard 7"
Posted by Travis Ritter on April 18, 2011 at 11:45 AM · Report this
Garrett Kelly 18
Travis: What?!?!?!?!? I have to see this! Carry it on your person at all times in case I bump into you.

I haven't broke the seal on the record yet - it's totally unplayed. I'm debating what to do .....
Posted by Garrett Kelly on April 18, 2011 at 12:32 PM · Report this
bunnypuncher 19
@8 - It was priced at $30, which is another reason I almost cried (out of joy).

@15 - What's the pressing info on the Prurient? Mine is clear. I'm not getting rid of it or anything, I just like to know these things.
Posted by bunnypuncher on April 18, 2011 at 5:40 PM · Report this
bunnypuncher 20
Something I think most of the anti-Record Store Day people are forgetting: it's for the stores, not the people, dummies. People don't buy music like they used to and this day is a huge boost for them. And while I can be as smug as I want that I shop for records all the time, if this is what it takes for my stores to stay open then so be it.
Posted by bunnypuncher on April 18, 2011 at 5:43 PM · Report this
Max Solomon 21
I went to the FOL sale and dropped $60 on 60 CDs. I'm hella cheap.
Posted by Max Solomon on April 18, 2011 at 6:23 PM · Report this
Thanks everyone for your support of record stores and your love of music. It makes our city just a little more special than it already is. I know it can be a lil' frustrating to not find what you were reading about and hoping to score. All of these exclusives, are just that, they are limited editions and even if we order 60 copies of sumthin, we may only get 3. Or, we may order 20 and get 0. Velvets, Yardbirds...sad. Was someone saying that vinyl was a fad....silly silly. Thanks for supporting my shops and allowing 40 people to work in a record store and spend their dollars at our favorite bars. Big thanks to Head and the Heart and Duff McKagan for making it even more special by strapping on their axes and putting smiles on everyones faces. Also, thank u Peter Buck for ringing up a few customers and being our bell ringer to get things started. Again, Kevin Cole, right up there in line at 6 am. Record nerd guys, where would we be without each other....and record girls, there may not being anything sexier than you girls going through the bins, flippin thru records, and buying records. I can't explain. Matt Vaughan
Posted by easystreetguy on April 19, 2011 at 9:31 AM · Report this
Showed up at the Queen Anne Easy Street around 12. No good Record Day stuff was available. Alright, fine. Went over to the vinyl racks. Decent selection for new stuff and reissues, but that's about it. All this stuff has been picked over and over. Employees must be hogging it all.
Posted by ABitDissapointed on April 20, 2011 at 12:35 AM · Report this
dan10things 24
Bad Brains - Pay to Cum 7" (gold)
Bad Brains - Pay to Cum 7" (green)
Bad Brains - Pay to Cum 7" (red)

I feel slightly dirty picking up all three, especially when I have two earlier pressings.
Posted by dan10things on April 20, 2011 at 9:31 AM · Report this
bunnypuncher 25
@23 - I've always found it to be like thrift shopping - you really have to be there a lot to find the good stuff before someone else does. When I was living in Seattle I hit Easy Street's used bins 2-3 times a week, and trust me, I found PLENTY of good stuff.
Posted by bunnypuncher on April 20, 2011 at 5:17 PM · Report this
Grant Brissey, Emeritus 26
Queen Anne Easy Street used vinyl section has always been a boon for me.
Posted by Grant Brissey, Emeritus on April 20, 2011 at 11:47 PM · Report this

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