RECORD STORE DAY 2017 IS SATURDAY, APRIL 22ND!
Launched in 2007 with the humble idea to recognize independent record stores, Record Store Day (RSD) has mushroomed ever since. The RSD list of LP and CD exclusives continues to expand, while more labels continue to throw open their catalogs to an appreciative customer base.
Beyond the day-long frenzy, RSD exists to offer proof of the lively role record stores play in the community and a chance for folks on both sides of the counter to offer gratitude for each other. Whether you’re a hardcore type who times their arrival for a spot at the front of the line or somebody who waits until the afternoon for a more leisurely experience, we hope you’ll join us on Saturday, April 22.
RSD AT STRICTLY DISCS:
It's true, on Record Store Day there's typically a line outside the shop all morning, just as there is at hundreds of other local shops across the country (and the world). But walk through this line, and you'll find ardent music fans of every stripe: young, old, male, female, seasoned pro and beginners. The line has come to symbolize the size, passion and staying power of both the physical music audience and the locally-oriented music community. Amidst the RSD crowds, we've seen musicians discussing upcoming gigs and tours, knowledgeable jazz heads giving high schoolers tips on the essentials, people meeting up for the first time "in real life" or for the first time in a decade, parents buying their kids their first new LPs, or better yet, a huge stack of 99 centers.
BUT FOR ME, EVERYDAY IS RECORD STORE DAY:
With all of the hubbub about "The Line" each year at Record Store Day, we thought it would be nice to remind everyone that your RSD experience doesn't just boil down to how early you line up. Each year, we've gotten better and better at targeting the items that are the most in-demand, so that we have as many copies as possible to go around, and also ensuring that we have the broadest selection of everything that's available. In short, we want to make sure that whether youre busting down the door at 7 am, or rolling in by the end of the day, you're still looking at quite the spread. In some degree, this day is about our regular customers, for whom just about every day is Record Store Day, and we want you to know you are welcome to stop through any time. Enjoy the digs, the beers, the sounds of the local DJs, and just hang out!
USED VINYL ALERT:
Alright alright alright, record lovers, are you ready for this? Let me answer that one for you: you are not ready! Tomorrow afternoon at 2PM on Record Store Day, in addition to the full menu of exclusive releases, we will be putting out our most historic USED VINYL ALERT to date. No overstatement here. Our last couple months of record digging have landed a number of collections of iconic collectable records in a number of genres; read on for the details!
Let's start with some of the headliners. How about an original Rodriguez 'Cold Fact' LP still in the shrink? Or the near-impossible to find lone LP from Chicago soul sensation Spice? 1st pressing of Big Star's 'Radio City'? Check. Michael Hurley's Folkways debut? Yup. The first Supremes album? Why not. A couple of dead mint original Betty Davis LPs? Whoa. An original copy of the Henry Grimes Trio's only LP for ESP? Ok. A first pressing of The Stooges' 'Fun House'? Right. OG pressings of Television's 'Marquee Moon' and 'Adventure'? Both. An original copy of David Bowie's 'Low'? Several Stevie Wonder LPs from way back when he was just Little Stevie? The Buckingham Nicks LP? More Dorothy Ashby LPs than fingers on your hand? OG Silver Apples, Tomorrow, Shiva's Headband LPs? Original pressings on the Prestige, Blue Note, Stax, Roulette, Folkways and SST labels? It's like the dang Smithsonian in here! Onto the genre breakdowns!
On the jazz front, we've got just about every name you can think of. For starters, there's over 25 LPs from both John Coltrane and Miles Davis, including several elemental pieces of their discographies. Same goes for Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver, Herbie Hancock, Larry Young, Hank Mobley, Booker Ervin, the Art Ensemble, Wayne Shorter, Art Blakey, Andrew Hill, Alice Coltrane, Willis Jackson, Oliver Nelson, Wes Montgomery, Catalyst, Bobby Hutcherson, Lee Morgan, Grant Green, Donald Byrd, Richard Davis, Ornette Coleman, Jaki Byard, Ahmed Abdul-Malik, Elvin Jones, Blue Mitchell, Thelonious Monk, Shirley Scott, and many many more.
We have beaucoup soul for you, including crisp, very old school first pressings from Funkadelic, James Brown, The Shirelles, Barbara Lynn, Lavern Baker, Wilbert Harrison, The Tams, Booker T, The Impressions, Solomon Burke, Tami Lynn, The Undisputed Truth, Gloria Lynne, The Supremes, the Cleopatra Jones soundtrack, The Meters, Honey Cone, Aaron Neville, Andy Bey, and many more even less than household names.
We've got all kinds of curious, deep and collectible rock, psych, blues and garage, including holy grails minor and major from the Electric Prunes, the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia solo, the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Kaleidoscope, Velvet Underground plus solo Nico, Roy Harper, Lothar and the Hand People, The Kinks, Townes Van Zandt, Jeff Simmons, Yoko Ono, Tomorrow, Moloch, The Mauds, The Hobbits, Poe, Black Cat Bones, Willie & the Red Rubber Ball, Eric Quincy Tate, Captain Beefheart, The Fugs, Bob Dylan, Steamhammer, The Yardbirds, The Troggs, Hawkwind, Cowboy, a whole run of rare early Bob Seger, Them, Frank Zappa, Lee Hazlewood, The Rationals, Tom Petty, and a whole lot more!
Come check a full spread of punk, metal and early underground classics, including The Stooges, the New York Dolls, Devo, the Circle Jerks, Jonathan Richman, the Flamin Groovies, the Jesus and Mary Chain, The Cure the Clash, The Jam, Agent Orange, The Ramones, The Plasmatics, Husker Du, The Replacements, The Rezillos, Black Flag, X, The Buzzcocks, and The Sex Pistols, plus heavier ones from Venom, Eyehategod, Iron Maiden, and The Frost, and some power pop and garage from The Eyes, The Haunted, Daddy Cool, Van Duren and Shadows of Knight!
Folk, blues and country comes from Howlin Wolf, Hank Williams, Pete Seeger, Nancy and Lee, Michael Hurley, Utah Phillips, Ramblin Jack Elliott, Woody Guthrie, and Tommy Collins.
Plenty of cool and crisp recent rock, indie and electronic releases, including Hole, Prince, Joy Division, Nick Lowe, Blood Orange, Courtney Barnett, Tame Impala, My Morning Jacket, Jimmy Eat World, Todd Terje, Stars of the Lid, Oneohtrix Point Never, Autechre, and Aphex Twin!
WHAT IS HAPPENING AT STRICTLY DISCS ON RSD:
As you know, Record Store Day is a day crammed full of records, so naturally we've got a schedule crammed full of entertainment for your listening and imbibing enjoyment as you browse all of the many new arrivals. We'll have DJs from both of our cherished local stations, WSUM and WORT, as well as esteemed vinyl selectors from a few of our favorite local musicians:
7-8:45AM Nigel O'Shea, WORT
8:45-10:15AM Beau Devereaux, aka Samantha Glass
10:15AM-Noon - Golnar Nikpour & Yumi Lee from In School
Noon-2PM - Carlos & Lauden, TV Dinner DJs
2-3:30PM - Joey Tucci, aka The Mascara Snake
3:30-5PM - Emili Earhart, WSUM
5-CLOSE- Zack Stafford, Om Zack
Our doors open at 7AM!
AND SPEAKING OF WHEN THE DOORS OPEN...
The morning will get started right this year with FREE TREATS courtesy of our neighborhood friends.
Barriques is cooking up our traditional chili-rubbed, half-dipped in chocolate bacon. Bloom Bakery is bringing over one of their specialties, sweet potato doughnuts and Colectivo is suppling the caffeine with free hot coffee! Things are looking up!
Plus, for the lunch crowd, El Grito will be parked up front midday selling their amazing tacos!
STRICTLY DISCS/RSD SPECIALTY BEER:
It’s that time of year again when the Great Dane collaborates with Strictly Discs to brew a beer in celebration of Record Store Day. Embracing the sprit of Record Store Day the Great Dane is serving up the Midwesty Blonde on April 22nd!
USED VINYL ALERT:
In addition to the spread of Record Store Day exclusives, we will also be celebrating with a very special selection of rare and collectible records. The record gods have smiled on us with some exciting finds just in time for the holiday, and we will be culling from these recent collections for a batch of records going out on Saturday the 22nd. More details about this round of LPs will go out in the final email before RSD.
In addition, we are responding to demand with an overdue motherload of 45s, SEVEN-INCHES and SINGLES! You know, the little records with the big holes. No matter what you call 'em, we'll have an epic selection of them hitting the floor on RSD. Just about every genre imaginable will be represented, including garage, funk, soul, reggae, rockabilly, new wave, 80s and 90s indie, hip hop, classic rock and pop, children's records and recent releases. This collection includes plenty of cheap classics and quite a few rare collectibles, including more picture discs than we've ever seen before. Stay tuned for more details on these as well.
NEW BELGIUM BEER TASTING:
From Noon-2PM, Neal from New Belgium Brewery will be here pouring up a variety of their award winning beers!
Loaded grab bags (while supplies last) FREE with every RSD purchase
Enter to win AWESOME prizes, including:
Orbit U-Turn Plus Turntable, courtesy of Brasserie V
AMAZING Golden Ticket Prize Pack, courtesy of Majestic Madison
Stanton T52, courtesy of El Grito
Pair of tickets to: Hurray for the Riff Raff, Lewis Del Mar, Trout Steak Revival, Steve Moakler, Amy Helm, The Dear Hunter, Pert Near Sandstone, Pallbearer, The Suburbs, Margaret Glaspy, The Black Angels, Laura Marling, Boston, Avett Brothers and Joe Jackson courtesy of Frank Productions & True Endeavors.
Private wine tasting for you and up to 15 friends with Finn Berge, courtesy of Barriques
PLUS MUCH MUCH MORE!
THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS,
WHO SUPPORT PHYSICAL MUSIC & RECORD STORE DAY:
For all details on pressing quantities, production credits, alternate versions, color vinyl, and other record datum, please refer to the Official Record Store Day list of releases, located at www.recordstoreday.com
Changes and additions to this list are likely, leading all the way up until the big day, and will be reflected on our list as we receive them. If you see a RSD release that does not appear on this list, don't hesitate to email or call to see if it will be available!
CANCELLED RSD TITLES:
Gary Clark, Jr.
V/A - Early L.A.
Jack Wolfman & the Wolfpack
THE LIST IS AVAILABLE HERE!
We'll be operating our Record Store Day (RSD) wish list the same way as years past. A wish is not an order. And while we will try to have ample stock (one of the deepest in the midwest) of all items on the morning of Record Store Day, please know that some of these products are extremely limited and will sell out quickly. Wishlists have been updated with what is in the store.
A FEW REMINDERS:
We do not buy used CDs or LPs on Record Store Day.
Record Store Day items are limited to one per person.
Ron, Ryan, Angie, Ethan, Evan, Marty, Luke, Justin, Matt, Michael & Ben