Monday, April 23, 2012

Record Store Day 2012 Round-Up

As Garrett pointed out this morning, we Success Kid'd RSD12.
As promised in the last post, here's a round-up of our Record Store Day 2012 experience. We got most of what we wanted - only missing one thing total - and we got more than we expected in free swag from Redscroll.

My dining room table was covered in cool stuff we bought plus free swag.
Friday night going into Saturday morning was a whirlwind of emotion and Record Store Day fun. We left Festapalooza at Quinnipiac and drove down the street to Replay Records in Hamden. The line was already wrapping around their tiny parking lot, and we were hoping to be in the first 50 to get a bag. We were in the first 50 and got some yellow tote bags with the Replay Records logo on it, though nothing else inside other than a booklet advertising mail-order record supplies. At the stroke of midnight, we made our way in and packed the aisles. It was a little confusing finding the Record Store Day releases because they were all laid out on top of the other records in the store, but it worked out, and we were in and out of there in less than a half hour or so. Garrett picked up a copy of the Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends - color-swirl double LP and found side 2 signed by Wayne Coyne!  Garrett tweeted about this wonderful discovery, and Wayne Coyne himself retweeted us! 
^That's our tweet!
Saturday morning, it was a little difficult for me to wake up, but we got to Redscroll Records in Wallingford around 8:30 a.m. - a half hour before they opened. The line was already through most of the parking lot, and it just got longer as we stood there. Even though we were way farther back in line than we were the night before at Replay Records, Redscroll had more than enough bags to give away - and all the bags were full of wonderful free stuff. On top of that, they had a ton of Record Store Day releases, so we got most of what we wanted. Thank you for making all our Record Store Day dreams come true, Redscroll Records. It was worth the hour and a half wait outside your store. And back to Replay Records - thank you for opening your store at midnight, giving us an extra chance at getting the releases we wanted, and happening to get one of the signed copies of The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends. You also helped make all our Record Store Day dreams come true.

Here's a list of the stuff we bought, plus some of the swag we got:

RSD Releases:
Preteen Zenith - Rubble Guts & BB Eye - color-swirl LP
Starfucker - Heaven's Youth (Reptilian Demos) - white LP
Futurebirds - Seney-Stovall - live 12' EP
Beach House - Lazuli - marble blue 7"
The Flaming Lips/Mastodon - A Spoonful Weighs A Ton - pink 7"
The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends - color-swirl double LP, side 2 SIGNED by Wayne Coyne!

Free Swag:
Samplers from Sub Pop and Safety Meeting Records
Jerkagram CDs
All We Have Is Now, Vol 1 (photographs by Michelle Martin Coyne documenting The Flaming Lips)
Lots of stickers, magnets, and a RSD fan.

Other Stuff We bought:
The Louvin Brothers - Satan Is Real (Light in the Attic reissue, to be featured in an upcoming Vintage Vinyl)
Silly Used Records (including some still wrapped, never opened):
Knee Deep in the Hoopla, Back in the HIgh Life, We Are The World, Smothers Brothers, Liberace, 1812 Overture, Britney Spears "Baby One More Time" single with remixes, and my favorite - Hall & Oates, Rock & Soul Part I - still wrapped, and still containing a free 1984 calendar!

That is one sweet 1984 Hall & Oates calendar from a still-wrapped used record.

1 comment:


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