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What to say about Record Store Day?
Photo by Tim LaBarge
Tuesday April 16, 2013

This upcoming Saturday many of us may find ourselves amongst the rest of the ‘artifact’ hunters out there in the music universe. Going to our favorite local record store(s) and picking up one or a few special releases that found their way on our lists. It’s April, and this can only mean we’re getting that much closer to yet another Record Store Day.

I am not going to get into reasons why you would or would not come out, and for today I merely want to make a ‘wish list’, one that if I had my way without any financial limitations… this is what I’d try to come home with. Many old favorites being repressed as well as several new one-off collaborations. The one thing I will say is that beyond all else, Record Store Day has allowed a new form of creativity with releases and the listeners/collectors out there are certainly the ones that benefit.

Here’s my list, share yours if you’d like.

See you out there…
Marco BeneventoInvisible Baby, 12″ vinyl
Big Star – Nothing Can Hurt Me, 12″ vinyl
Blind Melon – Blind Melon + Sipping Time EP, 12″ vinyl
Blitzen Trapper – Blitzen Trapper, 12″ vinyl
Buffalo Killers – Ohio Grass, 12″ vinyl
Charlie Poole with The Highlanders – Complete Paramount and Brunswick Recordings, 12″ vinyl
The Doors / X – Side By Side / Soul Kitchen, 7″ vinyl
Herman Dune – Monument Park, 10″ vinyl
Justin Townes Earle – Yuma, 10″ vinyl
Giant Giant SandReturn To Tuscon, 12″ vinyl
Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson – The Bottle, 7″ vinyl
Grateful Dead – Rare Cuts & Oddities 1966, 12″ vinyl
Daniel Johnston – FUN, 12″ vinyl
J.D. McPhersonFire Bug, 7″ vinyl
Tift MerrittMarkings, 12″ vinyl
Mercury Rev – Deserted Songs, 12″ vinyl
Willie Nelson – Crazy: The Demo Sessions, 12″ vinyl
The Notorious B.I.G – Ready To Die, 12″ vinyl
Gram Parsons – Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels LIVE, 7″ vinyl
Phosphorescent – Aw Come Aw Wry, 12″ vinyl
Porno For Pyros – Porno For Pyros, 12″ vinyl
Ty Segall – Ty Rex 2, 7″ vinyl
Shearwater and Sharon Van EttenStop Draggin’ My Heart Around / A Wake For The Minotaur, 7″ vinyl
Sharon Van EttenWe Are Fine b/w Hotel 2 Tango, 7″ vinyl
Sly & The Family Stone – I Want To Take You Higher, 10″ vinyl
Sonny & The Sunsets – Imagine, 7″ vinyl
Sonny & The Sunsets – Tomorrow Is Alright, 12″ vinyl
Various Artists – The Taste Of Burger Records, Cassette
Various Artists – The Newport Folk Festival 1965, 12″ vinyl
Various Artists – Dazed and Confused, 12″ vinyl

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