Nirvana, Suede, Smiths releases snapped up for Record Store Day 2011

Rush for rarities from Radiohead, Bat For Lashes and Grinderman

Thousands of music fans across the UK have taken part in Record Store Day 2011 today (April 16).

At London‘s Rough Trade East branch, eager shoppers started queuing from the early hours of the morning, with a view to getting their hands on highly limited releases by the likes of Nirvana and Radiohead.

The store’s Spencer Hickman, also the UK coordinator of Record Store Day, told NME that those releases had been amongst the very first to go, the shop only receiving limited number of copies of the repressing of Nirvana‘s ‘Hormoaning’ EP.

Releases by Suede, The Smiths and Arthur Russell were amongst the next to go, Hickman explained, with Bat For Lashes, Beth Ditto and Grinderman’s records following.

Within an hour of the shop opening at 9am (GMT), multiple copies of Radiohead‘s ‘The Butcher’/’Supercollider’ were being listed on eBay, with some attracting bids of over £70.