I've been collecting records for about seven years and for the past four, Record Store Day has been an awesome opportunity for me to snag some rare recordings and limited edition pressings. Record Store Day's Black Friday list has been released and boy, this one's a doozy. So get your wallets ready and line up early at your local record store as we share a few highlights from this year's list. Hyperlinks to purchase all of the albums are included.
Janis Joplin with Big Brother & The Holding Company- Live at Winterland '68
Live recordings of Janis are historical documents in and of themselves, so the opportunity to hear an entire live show from her prime should not be missed,
Tenacious D - Tenacious D Live
This is gonna have to hold us over until we get some new studio material from the D, but as someone who has seen the D live, I'd be willing to bet that this double LP will be packed with enough awesomeness to curb our need for the D.
Love And Mercy: Official Soundtrack
The movie was an amazing portrait of an amazing man and the soundtrack accurately captured the essence of the music that was being made at the time with originals that fit into the narrative perfectly (like Paul dano's version of "God Only Knows")
True Detective Soundtrack
An AWESOME show (for the first season at least) with one of the best collections of some of the most ominous and chilling folk music ever put together featuring Bob Dylan, Father John Misty, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen and T-Bone Burnett.
High Fidelity Soundtrack
One of the best music films with a soundtrack to do it justice. End of story.
Color Vinyl Reissues
Outkast - Stankonia
One of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time gets the badass colored vinyl treatment on Orange/Yellow/Purple/Black splatter vinyl and it looks AMAZING!
Green Day - American Idiot
The punk album of my youth is finally being reissued on Colored vinyl and they picked the Black/Red/White color scheme. We don't have any photos of what the vinyl itself will look like, but with those colors, they can do no wrong.
The Clash - The Clash
It's one of the greatest punk albums of all time. Don't ask me why they chose Blue/White for the vinyl.
Nine Inch Nails - Halo I-IV
It's the 4 LP extended box set of my favorite Nine Inch Nails album with tons of remixes and alternate versions. Hopefully, it won't put too big of a hole in your pocket.
Other Dope S***
John Malkovich, Sandro, and Eric Alexandrakis - Like A Puppet Show
I don't know what the f*** this is but it looks awesome and I want it.
Jaco Pastorius - Jaco
Produced by Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, this is the official film of RSD 2015 that tells the story of the fascinating life of legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius. This is something we all should see, whether you're an avid fan or have just heard his name thrown around, Jaco is a true American artist we all should learn about and from.