Anyone that knows me, knows how obsessive I can be about Record Store Day and I’ll admit that I go into it with a mix of pure excitement and thinly veiled anxiety. I always worry about getting the items I really want and then worry about how much I may spend. I can be a bit of a mess about it all. The other thing I do is make list after list of the items that I am interested in and continually refine it over the weeks leading up to Record Store Day.
So here is my list of RSD titles that I can’t wait to check out. Some of these are seeing their first ever release and will get a ton of spins from me.
Batman & Robin - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
David Bowie - ChangesNowBowie
David Bowie - I’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour ‘74)
The Cure - Bloodflowers (2LP Picture Disc)
MIles Davis - Double Image: Rare Miles From The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions
The Doors - The Soft Parade: Stripped
Fleetwood Mac - The Alternate Rumours
Bob Mould - Circle of Friends
The Ramones - It’s Alive II
The Replacements - The Complete Inconcerated Live
Lou Reed & John Cale - Songs For Drella
Sweet Relief - A Tribute to Lucinda Williams
Skid Row - Slave to the Grind
Son Volt - Live at the Orange Peel
The Unrighteous Brothers - Unchained Melody 7”
Neil Young - Homegrown
As I’ve said, my record collection is a little bit of everything and my list definitely shows that my tastes run the gamut of genres. There are still more titles that I’m interested in, but my wallet is already quivering in fear of what I’m picking up on April 19th. It will definitely put a crimp in my plans for a month or so, but it’s worth it when it comes to picking up new music.