Started in 2008 as a way to support local, independent record stores around the world, Record Store Day happens this Saturday, April 19. Despite the long lines, it's a much anticipated "holiday" of sorts for music fans and collectors everywhere. With more than 400 offerings this year, including vinyl, CDs and cassettes, there's sure to be something for everyone.
Here are 20 recommendations:
* Jake Bugg - Live at Silver Platters (CD and vinyl)
* Built to Spill - Ultimate Alternative Wavers (vinyl)
* The Civil Wars - Live at Eddie's Attic (vinyl)
* Sam Cooke - Ain't That Good News (vinyl)
* Foals - Live at Royal Albert Hall (vinyl)
* Jerry Garcia - Garcia (vinyl)
* Grateful Dead - Live at Hampton Coliseum
* Green Day - Demolicious (CD, vinyl, cassette)
* Husker Du - Candy Apple Grey (vinyl)
* Man Man - The Man in Turban With Blue Face (vinyl)
* Mastodon - Live at Brixton (vinyl)
* Mudhoney - On Top (vinyl)
* Nirvana - "Pennyroyal Tea"/"I Hate Myself and Want to Die" 7" split
* The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death (vinyl)
* Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters (glow-in-the-dark vinyl)
* R.E.M. - Unplugged The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions
* Side by Side series - split 7" singles with two bands playing the same song. The Cure/Dinosaur Jr.; Devo/The Flaming Lips; Poison Idea/Pantera and more unannounced
* Tame Impala - Live Versions (vinyl)
* The Velvet Underground - Loaded (vinyl)
* Doc Watson - Southbound
Delette Nycum was my great-grandmother.
Goddamn this town is a drag.
His voice just creeps me out. That is all.