So, you've taken a look at KEXP's list of notable releases for this year's Record Store Day, but you're still not sure which limited edition releases to set your sights on Saturday morning? Check out what some of KEXP's DJs and staff will be hunting for tomorrow around Seattle.
Two albums I’m excited about:
Jeff Buckley – In Transition
I’ll listen to anything that’s tied into the 25th anniversary of the Grace album. That and he’s just gone too damn soon!
L7 – Burn Baby
First album from the group since, well, the turn of the millennium? It’s about time!
JJ Cale — "Stay Around" 7"
Jerry Garcia Band – Electric on the Eel: August 10th, 1991
Grateful Dead — Sage & Spirit
Grateful Dead —The Warfield, San Francisco, CA 10/9/80 & 10/10/80
Fela Kuti and Roy Ayers – Music Of Many Colours
Van Morrison — Astral Weeks 10"
Anderson Paak — "Bubblin'" 7"
Night Beats — Night Beats Perform The Sonics' Boom
Good Old Boys — Drink Up And Go Home: Live At Margarita's Cantina, Feb. 20 & 21, 1975
I’m most excited about The Crow soundtrack, and Anderson .Paak — "Bubblin" single!
My affinity for '90s-era rock bands fronted by women (J/K! I love ANY era of this!) knows no bounds, so my RSD wants this year include the new L7 single and Kristin Hersh’s Crooked album reissue. I would also very much like for The Crow soundtrack to find its way to my collection.
Definitely the Ben Gibbard “Me and Magdalena” 7” — it’s a song he wrote for the new Monkees album; on this, he is performing it. I’ll probably just grab it on discos like a year from now. Too lazy to wait in lines.
Also, Robyn’s Body Talk on double-LP! Haven’t seen that in stores in a really long time, if ever.
"Red Door" / "Conversation Piece" — Julien Baker (Matador)
Let’s Try the After Vol.1 & 2 — Broken Social Scene (Arts & Crafts)
Out of the Box — Dennis Quaid + The Sharks (Omnivore Recordings)
Disco Not Disco — Various Artists (STRUT)
The Crow (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — Various Artists (Atlantic)
Yes, Dennis Quaid is my fav film Dad. Who knew he was rocker, too?!
While here in the USA, Seattle's own Pearl Jam are the official ambassadors of Record Store Day 2019, over in the UK, it's the Mighty Boosh, the comedy duo of Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt. (You might recognize Fielding as one of the co-hosts of the Great British Baking Show, and that's OK.) The project began as a stage show in the late '90s before morphing into a radio series and then blooming into a BBC TV show that ran from 2004 to 2007. (It was later aired by Adult Swim here in the states.)
The Mighty Boosh follows the surreal adventures of Howard Moon (Barratt) and Vince Noir (Fielding) — zookeepers, store clerks, and failed rock stars. The series featured original music by the guys, spoofing every style from jazz to funk to electro-pop to short, faux-improvised, acapella song snippets they call "crimps." (Seriously, just watch the show.)
Well, calm a llama down: for the first time ever, the original BBC radio episodes will be released on vinyl in this fancy 3-LP set, pressed on coloured (yes, it's British) 180g vinyl. The set (aptly titled The Complete Radio Series) features artwork by Fielding and sleeve notes written by Barratt. If I have to cross a tundra, outsmart a crack fox, or dodge an amorous mer-man drunk on Bailey's Irish Cream, I will find this box set.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony — E. 1999 Eternal (2xLP)
Fela Kuti and Roy Ayers — Music Of Many Colours (LP)
Sly & The Family Stone — Woodstock Sunday August 17, 1969 (2xLP)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — "Pizza Power" (7")
Various Artists — Lost In Translation (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) (LP)
Various Artists — Boombox 45 Box Set: Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro and Disco Rap 1979 - 83 (7" Box Set)
RSD is a big deal to me…I look forward to it every year.
The Raconteurs — "Store Bought Bones"
Jack White — "Love Interruption"
The White Stripes — "Candy Cane Child"
Julien Baker — "Red Door"
Cheech & Chong — "Up in Smoke"
Steve Earle — "El Coyote"
Benjamin Gibbard — "Me and Magdalena"
John Hiatt & Lily Hiatt — "You Must Go!"
Iggy Pop — "The Villagers"
Modest Mouse — "Poison The Well"
Woody Guthrie — "I Don’t Like The Way This World’s A-Treatin’ Me"
Van Morrison — Astral Weeks
LPs & Box Sets
Courtney Barnett — Everybody Here Hates You
Bingo Hand Job — Live at the Borderline 1991
CSNY — 4 Way Street
Devo — This is The Devo Box
Bob Dorough — Multiplication Rock
Bob Dylan — Blood on the Tracks (original test pressing)
Idles — Meat EP/Meta EP
Joan Shelley — Rivers and Vessels
Jeff Tweedy — Warmer
Townes Van Zandt — The Best of Townes Van Zandt
Various Artists — Office Space
John Paul White — The Hurting Kind
KEXP collects some highlights in this year's Record Store Day extensive list of limited edition vinyl, cassettes, box sets, reissues, and more.