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Re: Record Store Day

Post by tonieee » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:12 pm

I went, I saw the size of the queues and the price of the records and I left.

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Re: Record Store Day

Post by indiansummer » Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:07 pm

probably a sensible reaction

if i hadn't been saving up for a senseless splurge i imagine i'd have done the same thing
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Re: Record Store Day

Post by tonieee » Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:51 pm

I wouldn't have got in anyway as we only had an hour. I would have liked the Half Japanese box set but didn't have the money for it. There was a few other things I liked the look of but they were very pricey. On average it seemed to be eight quid for a seven inch symbol and twenty for an lp. It seems the wrong way round to me - if you want to encourage people to go to record shops all year round you don't do it by overpricing the records cos then people go "I'm not going to go to a record shop to spend twenty pounds on a record when I can buy it from Amazon for a tenner". But I guess it's good that for at least one day a year they make a load of money.

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Re: Record Store Day

Post by indiansummer » Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:07 pm

can't argue with the pricing. the Half Japanese box was the only thing that seemed to cost a 'normal' amount (£45 for a 4xlp box set is fairly reasonable given current vinyl prices - and in all honesty i was expecting it to be AT LEAST a tenner more expensive thanks to the RSD price bump)

and i guess even that's pretty darned expensive

i like the way RSD makes buying records feel like an 'event' of sorts, but i don't think they're going about it very well

something that encourages people to return to the stores and buy records on other days of the year seems a better idea. a mate suggested possibly even some sort of RSD rewards system for people who DO buy records all year round, which sounds cool although i've no idea how it would work
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Re: Record Store Day

Post by indiehorse » Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:16 pm

The lads from JT Soar (sweet-ass DIY venue/recording studio in Nottingham) took RSD as the day to launch their disto. So I popped down there to have a nosey at what they had.

Then I strolled over to the Music Exchange where the guy out of Pere Ubu was doing some kind of spoken performance. But it was too busy to get in, so I went and got drunk.

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Re: Record Store Day

Post by djbones » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:46 pm

Happy with my House of Love 45. Insane queues at Jumbo. Bands on all day, including The Ukrainians. Their 'Smiths' record was rereleased.

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Re: Record Store Day

Post by oasupp » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:51 pm

oh, that was great! did they do a 10" again? anyway, i don't like RSD too much, it's an unlucky event to sell records you don't need for prices you are not willing to pay. i prefer to get to the store without a crowd of one-day-nerds getting on my nerves.
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Re: Record Store Day

Post by Silver Girl » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:48 am

tonieee wrote:I went, I saw the size of the queues and the price of the records and I left.
We went. Failed to get the Darren Hayman because the lad directly in frontof us got the last one. Almost fell for the Factory 10" and then went 'Hang on, I already have all this on vinyl anyway...' thus saving 13 quid.
I kind of see that it's a mini-Christmas for record shops that might not do well the rest of the year, but I don't like the over-inflated prices (25 quid for PsychoCandy? I hope Jim Reid did the paint-splattering on the vinyl HIMSELF BY HAND). And I don't like the way you couldn't even look at the stuff in the 25 second purchase window you had. Grr!
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Re: Record Store Day

Post by nicolnicol » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:19 pm

Silver Girl wrote:And I don't like the way you couldn't even look at the stuff in the 25 second purchase window you had. Grr!
In Brighton, when I made it to the front of the queue I asked if I could hold the Half Japanese box set for a little while, with no intention of buying it. They let me! Now, to find £50 somewhere.
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Re: Record Store Day

Post by Cloudy Cat » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:42 am

I went to a record fair instead where a man was selling off some of Pam Berry's record collection. I bought a Verlaines lp and singles by the Acid House Kings, Rocketship and the Autocollants.

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Re: Record Store Day

Post by noLooking » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:55 pm

I generally dislike RSD because it's a rip-off, but I did think it was useful for the stores and labels. However, this article has me looking at it in entirely different light, as a problem for the labels themselves. Do any label folk recognise this picture? On a happier note, I see they're doing more Half Japanese box sets, if anyone's got 50 quid spare.

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Post by Trev » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:58 pm

andyiong wrote:I generally dislike RSD because it's a rip-off, but I did think it was useful for the stores and labels. However, this article has me looking at it in entirely different light, as a problem for the labels themselves. Do any label folk recognise this picture? On a happier note, I see they're doing more Half Japanese box sets, if anyone's got 50 quid spare.
Yep, been feeling this way for the past few years about RSD. It's a con and it hurts small labels. It's good for some shops and the majors, though.
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Re: Record Store Day

Post by linus » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:16 pm

Mike from Slumberland posted this on his Facebook page earlier, worth a read: http://thequietus.com/articles/15031-re ... tion-vinyl

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Re: Record Store Day

Post by a layer of chips » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:34 am

I've been camping outside Asda all week waiting for Red Shoe Diaries Day. I can't wait to get my hands on the limited edition pork chops they're doing. Had to pawn my entire record collection to be here. Will take to Instagram (whatever that is) later to show you all in a photo with heavy filtering.

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Re: Record Store Day

Post by Cloudy Cat » Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:20 am

I think it's a special day for people who like to queue. Old Russian communists probably suffer a nostalgia twinge.

I walked straight past Truck in Oxford at 11.30 ignoring the queue of a dozen people and the frustrated ferrets within and marched on to Oxfam. I did notice a couple of women who may have still been imprisoned in their teens at the front of the line and I felt a gentle warmth infuse my heart knowing that the youngsters of today cherish the vinyl aesthetic. Then a renegade notion seized me: perhaps they'll just buy cds. I escorted my bad brainwave to my mental jukebox and played it I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts by X.

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Re: Record Store Day

Post by Yex » Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:06 am

Went to Neptoon Records in Vancouver, BC for record store day and got to meet up with anorak forum's own kingfisherbluez (Tim the Mute). Also got to meet Nardwuar. Eric Burton was going to be there and sign Animals records, but I left before he showed up.
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Re: Record Store Day

Post by noLooking » Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:20 pm

I look forward to "Think pieces about how Record Store Day has become too commercial and all about corporate interests" Day more than Record Store Day these days. Still, might be tempted by the unlikely Blood Sausage compilation.

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Re: Record Store Day

Post by humblebee » Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:42 pm

I'm playing a Record Store Day gig. This makes me single-handedly responsible for every problem ever faced by small independent labels. It's quite a relief, to be honest.

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Re: Record Store Day

Post by tonieee » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:51 am

humblebee wrote:I'm playing a Record Store Day gig. This makes me single-handedly responsible for every problem ever faced by small independent labels. It's quite a relief, to be honest.
Is that at tonearm?

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Re: Record Store Day

Post by humblebee » Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:23 am

tonieee wrote:Is that at tonearm?
Yeah. Well, it's actually at Walkley Beer Co, but it's linked to Tonearm. Scott's asked me to compere it. Robberie are in. I need to suggest another couple of acts.

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