Thursday, April 26, 2012

Record Store Day 2012

Record Store Day 2012

Last weekend we ventured on a 7 hour drive to Nashville, Tennessee for Record Store Day. We were lured to leave our local record store for Third Man Records Liquid Filled Record. We arrived in Nashville Friday evening around 7 pm. We sat in the freezing cold rain all day and night for a chance at Third Man Records RSD exclusive releases. A long 16 hours later we were the proud owners of the Liquid Filled Record and lots of other goodies. We also got to visit our second favorite record store in Nashville, Grimey's, later Saturday. We also got lucky there and got some great 45's and lps. 
The sign on The Rolling Record Store.

 We were number 36 and 37 in line for RSD. This is the line behind us. It wrapped around the block easily twice. 

 Karen Elson Lace Cut Sleeve
 Karen Elson - Milk and Honey split 7"

  Karen Elson - Milk and Honey
 Honey-white wisp vinyl

The White Stripes - Hand Springs 7"
Red-Black wisp vinyl 

 Jack White - Sixteen Saltines/Love Interruption 12" Playable etching  
 The first ever playable etching. Etched with the Third Man Logo

  Jack White - Sixteen Saltines/Love Is Blindness Liquid Filled Record 
It's so crazy that we actually own this!!!

 Warning Label on the Liquid Filled 

Swirling the Liquid Filled Around. This is kind of what it look like when you play it. 

Slipmat and 45 Adapter purchased from The Rolling Record Store.

Our next stop was Grimey's!

 The Building that rocks.  

  Anberlin - Blueprint For The Black Market 
 Snapshot from the balcony into Grimey's backyard. They throw a huge party for RSD that includes a sidewalk sale, live music all day, and movies. 

School of Seven Bells - Kiss Them For Me 45

  Lana Del Rey 45

 Janis Joplin - Highlights from the Pearl Sessions 

Anberlin - Blueprint for the Black Market 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Start of the blue series?

Dex Romweber Duo (featuring Jack White) 7"

This a recent ebay purchase. This 7" was one of the first few featured in Third Man Records blue series. I was intrigued by the ebay listing and it's 4 dollar 'Buy It Now' price tag. It is very White Stripes-esque. I really enjoyed listening to the two songs. Will this be the start of my Blue series collection?

The back cover features a mean looking Jack White with crossed arms. 

Monday, April 16, 2012

Money for the animals

There is a local thrift store that donates all it's proceeds to the Human Society in town that we shop at a lot. They always have a good turnover and consistently have around 2 shelves of vinyl. I decided to drop in one day before work to check out what they had. I was pleasantly surprised to come across these. I ended up only paying $4! 

 The Jimi Hendrix Experience- Are You Experienced?

 Santana - Santana

 Chuck Berry - One Dozen Berrys

 Spanky and Our Gang

 Easy Rider Soundtrack

 James Brown - 22 Giant Hits

 Herb Albert - Whipped Cream

 King Curtis - The Best Of King Curtis

 Jimmy Smith - The Best of Jimmy Smith

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Greater Columbia Record Fair

Today was a big deal. The Columbia Museum of Art hosted the Greater Columbia Record Fair. We had a lot of fun and got a lot of cool records! Meet some new people and chatted with some friends. 

 Entrance to the Museum. 
 Papa Jazz booth from above
Around a dozen vendors set up with great stuff! 

 Simon and Garfunkel
Not entirely sure what this is actually. It's some sort of unofficial release. I hope it's early because I prefer their earlier recordings.

 Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde 
 Oh Dylan! It's in great shape and a very clean copy. Also has the pictures of the women inside the gatefold.

 Melanie - At Carnegie Hall
The jacket is a little dirty. It's splattered with something that resembles dried blood but i'm gonna stick with calling it coffee. :)

 Patti Smith - People Have The Power
Mr. Empty pulled this out for me. I love the cover photo shot by Mapplethorpe. This 12 inch single came with a packet insert of an interview with Patti Smith and other photos by Mapplethrope.

 Elliott Smith - New Moon
Mr. Empty: "Aside from two 7"s, this is actually, shockingly, my first Elliott Smith record! Double LP, not a gatefold, but so, so good. Already listened to the whole thing, couldn't resist putting it on as soon as possible. It's also not a re-issue, which isn't the biggest deal to me but it's nice to have an original."

 Patti Smith Group - Because The Night 45
If this record didn't have the picture sleeve with it, I probably would have never bought it. The look in her eyes are so gut wrenching on this cover. I had to take it home.

 The Doors - The Best of The Doors
Kinda rare double LP that was released at a time when not a lot of vinyl was being pressed. Very iconic picture of Jim on the front.

 Queen Ida (And The Bon Temps Band) - Zydeco

 Queen Ida and her Zydeco Band - In San Francisco

 Janis Joplin - Janis 
Soundtrack to the Janis documentary. I own the film on vhs because it was never released on DVD. This record has a lot of rare and intimate songs by Janis that you can't hear anywhere other than the movie and this record.

 Fall Out Boy - Infinity On High

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Goodwill: No Class, But Many Records

Ramona and I got lucky and our night class was cancelled a couple days ago, so we decided to go to the local Goodwill.

Now, we've started to shy away from this one. It switched to a new building across town, and their selection of records was the lethal mixture of both static and common. As the store settled though, they've gotten in some new stuff. Unfortunately, they're stacking them horizontally. *facepalm* and they have the shelves set up so that they can't stand them up straight. I'm seriously considering going in with a screwdriver and moving their shelves around. -_-

Anyway, we buckled down and went through them, and actually managed to come up with a few things worth shelling out the fifty cents a piece.

This is an interesting older compilation of Disney songs. Ramona likes Disney.

Ramona really, really loves Snoopy.

We're really into flamenco and classical guitar right now, 
hopefully this has some good songs on it!

This record is interesting, I picked up a Ferrante & Teicher record a couple days before this pick, I'm not familiar with the music but it had a really really cool blue cover. that post will be up soon, but when we got to Goodwill, Ramona pointed this one out and I was like, wow, they just have really cool minimalist covers with good pictures! So I picked it up. Might end up with a F&T collection before long, haha.
This is another one for our "exotica" collection, haha.

This is another one for my pretty expansive Tchaikovsky collection. Not my favorite piece, and I don't like Grieg, but it has a good cover so I made an exception.
Such an awesome cover! How could I say no??? and it's like, four LPs of whatever music this is.

If I see a copy of Whipped Cream, I buy it. It's a very simple plan.

This cover is kind of disconcerting in person. It looks like she is very, very close to you. 
It's a weird, cool effect though. Hilariously, someone donated this after buying it from 2nd and Charles.

Haven't had a chance to listen to this. It's a DJ record, from someone named zod.0, hopefully they were pre Tosh.0 as to not be a copycat...

Got all of these for less than $10 total, so it was a pretty good haul!