…..news letter #844 – rsd…..

Alright! Here we go! Weeks of ordering and receiving and plotting and in about 36 hours, all hell is gonna break loose around here. Tomorrow night we’re gonna close up early and completely strip the walls and replace everything will all them glorious RSD exclusives.

AND just in case you don’t get what you wanted, or maybe you don’t want any of the exclusives, all the other records in the shop will be 20% off as well as gear and other accessories.

AND we’ve got some killer Listen Record pint glasses! We’ll be giving away a limited amount and have the rest of them for sale for a super nice price throughout the day.

AND if that isn’t enough we’ll be giving away all kinds of swag through out the day.

AND if that isn’t enough, our pals from Dirt Bag Cafe will be here giving all you early birds free coffee and treats.

AND Stu from Collective Arts Brewing is coming down in the afternoon to pour samples of some of their delicious brews.. I hope be brings some IPA #5.

AND IF THAT ISN’T ENOUGH SOMEONE IS GOING TO WIN A $500 REGA TURNTABLE JUST FOR SHOPPING HERE ON SATURDAY! 

Not so fine print… We will be opening at an hour early, 10am. However,  people do start lining up well before that. We do try process this all as fast as possible, but it will likely be crisp out in the morning. Plan to spend a good while outside in line, and dress accordingly. Some exclusive releases are extremely limited, and we have very few copies. Others, not so much. Exclusives are first come, first served and one per customer.

…..RSD Top Picks…..

harvesterInternational Harvester: Remains (Silence) 5LP BOX
This may not be an official RSD release, but this is hands down the best thing out this week and damnit, it’s gonna be our top RSD pick! If you bought the Parson Sound box, or the Trad, Gras Och Stenar box, YOU NEED THIS…. Silence present a five-LP box set featuring International Harvester titled Remains. The box contains their debut album from 1968 Sov Gott Rose-Marie and Hemåt from 1969, along with three full bonus albums with live material dating from 1967-1969. It also includes a poster, lots of pictures, and a long interview with member Thomas Tidholm made by Mats Eriksson Dunér. 180 gram black vinyl; Edition of 1000. International Harvester emanated from Pärson Sound and later became Träd, Gräs och Stenar(“Trees, Grass and Stones”). Member Thomas Tidholm on the recordings: “We talked about making the music stop and stand perfectly still. And that did happen sometimes. We never let go of the drone. We hardly made any key changes and never changed chords.” Thomas Tidholm and Anders Lind, the engineer for the early albums, have listened to two cases full of live recordings from 1967 to 1969. After editing them, Anders has restored and mastered the live material from the old cassette tapes and for the two original albums — original analog master tapes have been used. Digitally transferred at 96 khz/24 bits and gently remastered by Anders Lind.

File Under: Psych, Drone, Experimental

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David Axelrod: Song of Innocence (Now Again) LP
Supply for this one was looking grim, but we managed to secure a decent amount at the last minute. Rejoice! “David Axelrod delivered one of the great psychedelic albums with 1968’s Song Of Innocence, based around the poetry of William Blake. It is considered by many his masterpiece. Song Of Innocence is this weird hybrid that no one, not even Axelrod himself, could ever really describe. The listener is pulled in by his melodies, simplistic at first blush, but colored by odd chord progressions and turn arounds, grounded by the drummer Earl Palmer and Carol Kaye’s funk, torn between the juxtaposition of musical elements — a jazz vibraphone solo here, a fuzz guitar tear here, a nod to the baroque in Don Randi’s clavichord comps — and put at ease, always, by Axe’s arrangements, which utilize brass and strings in a way that no 1960s arranger did. It’s worth noting that there are really count-on-your-hand examples of anything that might even be compared to Song Of Innocence. Perhaps Arthur Verocai’s self-titled and only artist album, issued on the Brasilian Continental label in 1972, or the collaborations between Serge Gainsbourg and Jean Claude Vannier, which found their epitome in 1971’s Histoire de Melody Nelson. But even these albums, superb, in any thinking music fan’s canon of the best from this era, perhaps in their lives — and perhaps in line with Song Of Innocence — are one-offs. Axelrod’s Song Of Innocence set in path a series of artist albums on Capitol and other labels and influenced the world countless times over, from The Verve to DJ Shadow to Madlib to J.Dilla. Remastered from the original tapes in a new transfer, with extensive liner notes and unpublished photos.”

File Under: Jazz, Psych, Funk

w2ngVarious: W2NG 89.9 FM (Numero) LP
Another not official RSD release, which really, seemed like a publicity stunt more than a stand, either way this is the follow up to their fantastic WTNG comp from a few RSDs back and their more recent killer Yacht Rock comp. By that math, this is sure to be a wild ride in your uncle’s ‘yacht’…. In the wake of 2017’s Seafaring Strangers: Private Yacht, Numero is proud to present another addition to the soft rock cannon: W2NG. Set your FM dial to smooth and sail away with 42 minutes of uninterrupted easy glide, pontoon rock, and whispery disco. Featuring unreleased burners from Gary Hyde, Love Transfusion, Marshall Titus, and Phillips, alongside scarce cuts from Nannette, Greenflow, Jim Spencer & Son Rize, Larry Sanders, Kettner & Shawe, Orphans of Love, and Lion, W2NG is sure to surprise even the most devout boat shoe enthusiast.

File Under: Yacht Rock, Soft Rock, AM Gold.

zeitTangerine Dream: Zeit (Varese Sarabande) LP
This is one of the essential Krautrock, electronic, ambient, kosmische slabs of the 70s. So so so SO essential. Couldn’t be happier to see this reissued, hopefully it’s around long after RSD, but I wouldn’t take that chance… After selling-through on 2200 copies of Tangerine Dream’s debut album as part of RSD’s Black Friday 2017, Varese returns with their third album and first breakthrough record, Zeit. This double LP was the first with the main trio of Edgar Froese, Peter Baumann and Chris Franke. Each side features only one epic song varying in length from about 18 minutes to almost 20 minutes. The cover of a solar eclipse is widely considered iconic in the genre. Pressed, appropriately enough, on Tangerine colored vinyl, in fitting with the cover as well as the band name.

File Under: Kosmische, Electronic, Ambient

piperPink Floyd: Piper at the Gates of Dawn MONO (Pink Floyd) LP
This is the best Pink Floyd record. And everybody knows the mono mix is always better. YOU NEED THIS…. The psychedelic debut album by Pink Floyd was their sole album completed with original vocalist/guitarist Syd Barrett and featured the early classic “Interstellar Overdrive”. The original mono version of Pink Floyd’s first LP, named of of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, is available for Record Store Day 2018.

File Under: Psych

…..RSD EXCLUSIVES…..

AC/DC: Back In Black (Sony) CS
Air: Sexy Boy (Warner) LP
Arcade Fire: s/t EP (Sony) LP
David Axelrod: Song of Innocence (Now Again) LP
Duck Baker: Les Blues du Richmond (Tompkins Square) LP
Bobby Bare Jr.: Things Change (Hypermedia) LP
Courtney Barnett: City Looks Pretty (Mom + Pop) LP
Courtney Barnett: The Double EP (Mom + Pop) LP
Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock: It Takes Two (Profile) LP
Bass Communion: s/t (Hidden Art) LP
Chris Bell: I am the Cosmos (Omnivore) 7″
Belly: Feel (Sony) 10″
Chuck Berry: Greatest Hits (Sundazed) LP
Black Lips & Khan Family: Play Safe (Sony) LP
Bleachers: Unplugged (RCA) LP
Blitzen Trapper: Kids Album (LKC) 10″
Richard Bone: Brave Travels (Medical) LP
David Bowie: Let’s Dance (Parlophone) LP
David Bowie: Now (Parlophone) LP
David Bowie: Welcome to the Blackout (Parlophone) LP
Jeff Buckley: Live at SIN-E (Columbia) BOX
Cam’ron: Purple Haze (Get on Down) LP
Car Seat Headrest: Twin Fantasy (Mirror to Mirror) (Matador) LP
John Carter Cash: We Must Believe in Magic (Cash) LP
Johnny Cash: Rough Guide to (Rough Guide) LP
Johnny Cash: At Folsom Prison (Columbia) BOX
Jimmy Castor Bunch: It’s Just Begun (Tidal Wave) LP
Circle Jerks: Gig (Relativity) LP
Oliver Coates: John Luther Adam’s Canticles of the Sky (RVNG Intl) LP
Willie Colon: The Big Break (Get on Down) LP
Elvis Costello: Someone Else’s Heart (Yep Rock) 7″
The Courteeners: St. Jude (Polydor) LP
The Cure: Mixed Up (Rhino) LP
The Cure: Torn Down (Rhino) LP
Cymande: Promised Heights (Mr. Bongo) LP
Cymande: Second Time Around (Mr. Bongo) LP
Dap-Kings: A Closer Look (Daptone) LP
Miles Davis: Rubberband (Rhino) LP
Lhasa De Sela: Lhasa live in Reykjavik (Audiogram) LP
Dejohnette/Grenadier/Medeski/Scofield: Hudson (Motema) LP
Mac Demarco: Old Dog Demos (Captured Tracks) LP
Mac Demarco/Shamir: Beat Happening Covers (Bayonet) 7″
Distillers/Regrettes: Side by Side (Warner) LP
Bo Diddley: 16 All Time Greatest Hits (Sundazed) LP
Pino Donaggio: A Venezia un Dicembre Rosso Shocking (Vinyl Magic) LP
The Doors: Live at the Matrix (Rhino) LP
Thomas Andrew Doyle: Incineration (Sub Pop) LP
Dylan & The Dead: s/t (Columbia) LP
Steve Earle & The Dukes: Live from the Continental Club (E-Squared) LP
ESG: Come Away with ESG (Fire) LP
Flamin’ Groovies: Grease (Skydog) LP
Flaming Lips: Pouring Beer in You Ear (Warner) 7″
Fleetwood Mac: Tango in the Night Alternate (Rhino) LP
Josephine Foster: A Wolf in Sheeps Clothing (Fire) LP
Florian Fricke: Spielt Mozart (One Way Static) LP
Serge Gainsbourg/Michel Colombier: Le Pache (WeWantSound) LP
Marvin Gaye: Sexual Healing Remixes (Columbia) LP
Robert Glasper x Kaytranada: The Artscience Remixes (Blue Note) LP
Marvin Gaye: Sexual Healing Remixes (Legacy) LP
Goat: Double Date Score (Rocket) 10″
Goblin: Squadra Antigangster (Vinyl Magic) LP
Grateful Dead: Filmore West, San Francisco, CA 2/27/69 (Rhino) BOX
Grant Green: Funk in France (Resonance) LP
Groundhogs: Scratching the Surface (Fire) LP
Albert Hammond Jr: Etchings (Red Bull) 10″
Hawkwind: Levitation (Atomhenge) 3LP
Hawkwind: Dark Matter (Parlophone) LP
Jimi Hendrix: Mannish Boy (Legacy) 7″
Robyn Hitchcock: Insanely Jealous (Yep Rock) 7″
J Dilla: Ruff Draft – Dilla’s Mix (Pay Jay) LP
Bert Jansch: LA Turnaround (Earth) LP
Bert Jansch: Santa Barbara Honeymoon (Earth) LP
Bert Jansch: A Rare Conundrum (Earth) LP
Michael Kiwanuka: Out Loud (Polydor) LP
Kreator: Behind the Mirror (Noise) LP
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio: Live at KEXP! (Colemine) LP
Los Sospechos: Postales (Colemine) LP
Machito: From Montuno to Cubop (Grosso) LP
Madchild: Dope Sick Record (Suburban Noise) LP
Beverly Martyn: Where the Good Times Are (Hifly) LP
Maytones: Only Your Picture (Burning Sounds) LP
MC5: I Can Only Give You Everything (Modern Harmonic) 7″
MC5: Looking At You (Modern Harmonic) 7″
Merzbow/Mats Gustafsson/Pandi/Moore: Cuts Up Cuts Out (Rare Noise) LP
Messengers Incorporated: Soulful Proclamation (Guestroom) LP
Thelonious Monk: Monk. (Columbia) LP
Kevin Morby & Waxahatchee: Farewell Transmission (Dead Oceans) 7″
Morbid Angel: Kingdoms Disdained (Nu-Wrinkle) LP
Van Morrison: Alternate Moondance (Rhino) LP
Ennio Morricone: Un Esercito di 5 Uomini (Vinyl Magic) LP
National: Boxer Live in Brussels (4AD) LP
Doris Norton: Computer for Peace (Mannequin) LP
Doris Norton: Personal Computer (Mannequin) LP
Nublu Orchestra: (
The Open Mind: s/t (s/t (Sunbeam) LP
OST: American Dreamer (Cinewax) LP
OST: Ganja & Hess (Cinewax) LP
OST: Hitchcock (Silva Scree) 7″
OST: Oldboy (Beatball) LP
OST: Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Beatball) LP
OST: Star Wars – The Last Jedi Porg Vinyl (Disney) 10″
Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (Comedy Dynamics) LP
Eli Paperboy Reed: Meets High & Mighty Brass Band (Yep Rock) LP
Pere Ubu: Terminal Tower (Fire) LP
Pink Floyd: Piper at the Gates of Dawn MONO (Pink Floyd) LP
Plush: Fed (Be With) LP
Popol Vuh: Messa di Orfeo (One Way Static) LP
Prince: 1999 (Rhino) LP
Bernard Purdie & Friends: Cool Down (Sugar Road) LP
Rage Against The Machine: Democratic National Convention 2000 (Epic) LP
Ramones: Sundragon Sessions (Rhino) LP
Lou Reed/Kris Kristopfferson: Bottom Line Archive (Bottom Line) LP
Residents: W***** B*** Album (Ralph) LP
Antonio Sanches: Buli Povo! (Analog Africa) LP
Sheepdogs: Trying to Grow (Warner) LP
Sheepdogs: Big Stand (Warner) LP
Sheepdogs: I’ve Got A Hole (Warner) LP
Skatalites: Hi-Bop Ska (Jump Up) LP
Soneros de Verdad & Luis Frank: Buena Vista: Barrio de la Habana (Connector) LP
Son Volt: Okemah & The Melody of Riot (Thirty Tigers) LP
Soundgarden: A-sides (A&M) LP
Melvin Sparks: Texas Twister (Tidal Wave) LP
Spectrum: Highs, Lows, & Heavenly Blows (Medical) LP
Spiritualized: Fucked Up Inside (Glass) LP
Jamie Stewart: An Aggressive, Chain Smoking Alcoholic (Bad Paintings) LP
Stooges: Detroit Edition (Rhino) LP
Streets: Remixes & B-Sides (Warner) LP
Sublime: 89 Visions (Geffen) 10″
Sun Ra: Astro Black (Modern Harmonic) LP
Sun Ra: The Cymbals/Symbols Sessions (Modern Harmonic) LP
Superchunk: What A Time to Be Alive (Merge) 7″
S U R V I V E: RR7400 (Relapse) LP
David Sylvian: Dead Bees on a Cake (Virgin) LP
Tad: Quick & Dirty (MVD) LP
Tangerine Dream: Zeit (Varese Sarabande) LP
Television Personalities: Privilege (Fire) LP
Television Personalities: Closer to God (Fire) LP
Johnny Thunders: So Alonesome (Remarquable) LP
U2: Lights of Home (Universal) 12″
Uncle Tupelo: No Depression Demos (Legacy) LP
Urban Dogs: s/t (Fallout) LP
Tom Waits: Bastards (Anti) LP
Tom Waits: Brawlers (Anti) LP
Tom Waits: Bawlers (Anti) LP
Sam Waymon: Ganja & Hess OST (Strange Disc) LP
The Who: The Kids are Alright (Polydor) LP
White Hills/Gnod: Aquarian Downer (Rocket) LP
Wilco: Live at the Troubadour (Rhino) LP
Wire: Nine Sevens (Pink Flag) 9×7″
Wu-Tang Clan: Enter the Wu-Tang Clan 36 Chambers (RCA) CS
Shiho Yabuki: The Body is a Message of the Universe (Subliminal Sounds) LP
Richard Youngs: Endless Futures (Glass) LP
Various: The Beginning of the End: The Existential Psychodrama in Country Music (Iron Mountain) LP
Various: Digging for Gold Vol. 2 (Rubble) LP
Various: Digging for Gold Vol. 6 (Rubble) LP
Various: Girls in the Garage Vol 2 (Past & Present) LP
Various: Girls in the Garage Vol 3 (Past & Present) LP
Various: Hillbillies in Hell 666 (Iron Mountain) LP
Various: Motown Funk Vol 2 (Motown) LP
Various: Natural High (Studio One) LP
Various: Mighty Instrumentals R&B (History of Soul) LP
Various: New Orleans Soul 1967 (History of Soul) LP
Various: New York Soul ’67 (History of Soul) LP
Various: Pornosonic – Unreleased 70s Porn Music (Enjoy the Ride) LP
Various: Singapore A-Go-Go (Sublime Frequencies) LP
Various: Soho Scene ’60 (History of Soul) LP
Various: Soho Scene ’66 (History of Soul) LP
Various: Soul Jazz Presents – Punk 45: Approaching the Minimal with Spray Guns (Soul Jazz) 5×7″ Box
Various: Soul Jazz Presents – Congo Revolution (Soul Jazz) 5×7″ Box
Various: Soul Jazz Presents – Dub Plate Special (Soul Jazz) 5×7″
Various: Tamla Motown (History of Soul) LP
Various: Texas Soul ’67 (History of Soul) LP

…. more to be added tomorrow, check our facebook event….

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