Record Store Day, April 21, 2012

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I love the ambiance and excitement that Record Store Day offers. I enjoy supporting the independent record store owner and the small retail chains. Record Store Day is my favorite shopping day of the year and in 2011 we had two Record Store Days, one in April and one on Black Friday.

It was my original intention to shop Record Store Day 2012 at Cutler’s in New Haven on Saturday. As luck would have it I had to be out-of-state in Massachusetts on Saturday for a company in-service and evening family plans elsewhere in Connecticut. Things weren’t looking promising to squeeze in some shopping time with extensive travel and plans.

I devised a new strategy for Record Store Day 2012. I used the Record Store Day locator on the Record Store Day Web site and located a Newbury Comics Record Store in Northampton, Massachusetts in direct line with my return trip on I-91. It was a new store for me and I wasn’t sure what their inventory would be or what I would find later in the afternoon on Saturday.

As luck would have it. I found the Newbury Comics store easily (thanks to Garmin GPS). They had a pretty well stocked Record Store Day section in the store. I debated over a couple of items (I plan to visit Cutler’s on Tuesday to complete my first goal…) and placed them back in the steps.

Here is the loot I purchased on Record Store Day 2012. Remember its all about the collectibles 😉

  1. Peter Tosh – Picture Disk – Legalize It as a Dub Club Mix! Echoldelic Remixes (4 different ones)
  2. Joey Ramone – Rock N Roll Is The Answer – 7″
  3. Kick Out The Jams – MC5/Afrika Bamnaataa – Colored Vinyl 7″ – Rhino
  4. Bruce Springsteen – Rocky Ground 7″
  5. The White Stripes – hand springs –  7″ Red Vinyl
  6. Respect – Otis Redding – Stax Volt  / Aretha Franklin – Atlantic 7″ Colored Vinyl
  7. Paul Revere & The Raiders – Ride Your Pony, B/W {You’re A] Bad Girl 7″ Red Vinyl
  8. Gary Clark Jr. Presents HWUL Raw Cuts Vol 1. 12″
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3 Replies to “Record Store Day, April 21, 2012”

  1. I got rid of most of my vinyl, but I have a huge collection of albums by “The Carpenters.” I even have a signed copy by Karen. My husband has a huge selection of classic rock — even though they were just “rock” when he bought them. Glad you found some good ones. Sandy

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