Record Store Day piggybacks on consumerist bunfight Black Friday each year with a select batch of cool vinyl releases. Good news if you're in the US, but, if not, you'll have to send a friend down to a record shop for you. We've picked out 10, starting with a 7" of 'Long Tall Sally'. It was one of the songs Paul McCartney sang to John Lennon on the first day that they met and it's the first take.
David Bowie - 'Sue (Or In A Season of Crime)'
"RSD’s Black Friday subverts the model and creates pieces of art in the form of limited special editions, often numbered, from a diverse list of beloved artists," says RSD's website. One such artist is David Bowie who released two of the best tracks of 2014, out on this exclusive 10".
Death Grips - 'Government Plates'
Ever wanted Death Grips' digital mixtape from January 2014 on wax? Well, here's your chance.
Chrvches - 'Under The Tide'
This exclusive package includes a 12" 180 gram clear yellow vinyl, featuring five tracks, one being "Strong Hand" which has never been released physically in the US.
Wu Tang Clan - 'C.R.E.A.M.'
Cheap, mass-produced frenzy is apparently not the goal of RSD's Black Friday but you're gonna want to snap up one of these. It's Wu's greatest single on special die-cut vinyl in the shape of the group’s iconic logo.
The Velvet Underground - 'Live MXMXCIII'
"This is a reissue of the 1993 live record, released for the first time on vinyl. John Cale said of the tour, "During the second night we hit the home run," and it is of this night that most of the Live MCMXCIII tracks were taken," reads the website.
St. Vincent - 'Pieta'
It's your chance to get two new St Vincent tracks on vinyl. Recorded in 2013, the two songs are presented in a deluxe, die-cut, foil-embossed package with a 10" disc cut at 45 RPM. Each piece is individually numbered.
The Ramones - 'Morrissey Curates The Ramones'
Morrissey has compiled a "best of" album of The Ramones. From the website: "The use of the Union Jack on the cover reflects both how important the band were to the UK music scene but also how the UK embraced them and their sound."
Outkast - 'Player's Ball'
Frankly, who doesn't want Outkast's debut single on green translucent vinyl?
New Order - '1981-1982'
This five-track EP was released by New Order in November 1982 on Factory Records. It was described by Robert Christgau as "where Manchester's finest stop hearing ghosts and stake their claim to a danceable pop of unprecedented grimness and power."