That would be November 24, vinyl hounds… And yes, before you ask, BLURT’s sister business Schoolkids Records will be participating, as usual, so break out those sleeping bags.
By Uncle Blurt
Mark your calendars for the above date and start saving up you allowance, kids—Black Friday looms once again, and the good folks at Record Store Day are rolling out the exclusives as usual. This time around there will be about 64 exclusives, 30 limited regional run titles, and 56 “RSD First” releases , according to the RSD list posted at its website.
Tori Amos’ long out of print (and often bootlegged) hair metal album from 1988, Y Kant Tori Read is among the RSD First titles, and she also has a 12” orange vinyl EP, Native Invader Russia, while everyone from Neil Young (Harvest Moon) to Steve Earle (El Corazon) to Son Volt (Straightaways) to Sublime (40oz to Freedom ) will have classic ‘90s albums finally arriving on vinyl.
Other gems that are making the BLURT office gang salivate like a pack of Pavlov’s dogs:
*Danger Mouse/Run the Jewels/Big Boi – “Chase Me” (from Baby Driver) 12”
*Fleshtones – Budget Buster red/yellow vinyl LP (a comp of B-sides and rarities)
*Tangerine Dream – Electronic Meditation LP reissue
*Big Star’s Third Live 2LP
*Bernie Worrell – All the Wood in the World LP reissue
*Tav Falco (feat. Mike Watt) – A Tav Falco Christmas “holiday red” LP
*Mike Watt (speaking of Watt…) – Contemplating the Engine Room 2LP / 3-sided (+etched side) reissue
*Autumn Defense – Circles LP reissue
*Latyrix – The Album: 20th Anniversary red/white and blue/white vinyl 2LP reissue
*Lure, Burke, Stinson & Kramer – L.A.M.F. Live at the Bowery blue vinyl LP
*Albert Ayler & Don Cherry – Vibrations blue/white swirl LP
*Blue Oyster Cult – Rarities (1969-76) LP
*Black Lips – This Sick Beat! 10” EP
*Gram Parsons & the Fallen Angels – Live 1973 LP reissue