End Picks: The Vinyl Exclusives We're Pumped for this Record Store Day!

October 17, 2019
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Record Store Day is the BEST because it gives us a chance to go out, support our local record stores and pick up some special releases to add to our already stellar vinyl collection!  

This record store day takes place on Black Friday (November 29th) and is really the only reason you may see me out shopping that day. Since most of us here are music nerds and vinyl collectors, we rounded up some of the best releases coming our way next month, check out our list:

Gregr
I mean, obviously Pearl Jam's "MTV Uplugged" was a massive part of my upbringing so having that on vinyl would be killer. I don't know jack about jazz, but I do know I love Chet Baker so his "Chet Baker Sings It Could Happen To You" would be a top priority, too. I love the idea (and hopefully the music) behind a Jacks White and Black collaboration, so the Tenacious D "Blue Series: Don't Blow It, Kage" would be a serious score.



Alyssa:

Albert Hammond, Jr. - Off Cycle - The rhythm and lead guitarist for The Strokes, Albert Hammond, Jr. has a nice solo catalog under his guitar strap. I became a big fan of his solo work after listening to his Francis Trouble album he dropped last year. This two-song 10" blue vinyl we're getting on RSD includes his latest songs, "Fast Times" and "More to Life"!

    

Jimi Hendrix - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - Honestly, I'm getting this mainly because it's a picture disc. Who doesn't want a photo of Hendrix dressed as Santa Claus on their vinyl??

The Regrettes - Holiday-ish - This band is keeping punk alive! They killed it at Neumos earlier this week and I can't wait to see them again at Deck The Hall Ball! Maybe they'll play this song for us, it features Dylan Minnette from Wallows.

The Runaways - Live in Japan - I am a huge Joan Jett and Runaways fan and this album is a rarity! It was released strictly in Japan in 1977 and is just now getting a special release here in the States!

 

Walt:

Pearl Jam - MTV Unplugged
 - MTV Unplugged performances were on point at this time!  To have this on vinyl will be a great thing to add to my Pearl Jam collection.

Arcade Fire - Neighbourhood #1 (Tunnels) 7” - I still think Funeral is the best album from Arcade Fire. It has such energy which I feel is well represented in this song!

The Gun Club - Sex Beat 81- I’d love to get vinyl from this ground breaking LA post punk band. Their debut album, which featured "Sex Beat”, has been included in the list of 1001 albums to hear before you die.

Barns Courtney - Live at the Old Nunnery - It’s been so much fun watching Barns grow over the years. He’s so good live and this will be the perfect way to hear a live set without destroying my liver!

William Shatner/The Cramps - Garbageman - William Shatner always does some amazing collaborations, If this is like his cover of Pulp’s "Common People" with Ben Folds, I’m in!

 Mark:  

Marshall Tucker BandNew year’s in New Orleans - Roll up ’78 and light up 79’ - Being a big 70’s and 80’s music guy the Marshall Tucker Band has created some the most iconic ballads of that era, with “Fire on the Mountain” and “Can’t you See” to name a few. Plus, what a great name for an album.

The Doors - Live at The Isle of Wight Festival 1970 - Born too late to ever see The Doors play, so this will allow me to close my eyes and drift off into the hippie era of being dazed and confused.

Brothers Osborne - Live at the Ryman - For being a country band they can rock the house like the best of them. With songs like “Shoot me Straight” and “Ain’t my Fault” the fierce guitar and deep vocals will make a fan out of the nonbelievers. Added bonus when they played live they had a 15 minute guitar solo on their final song.

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