RSD is not about the difference between wants and needs. It’s about needs…By Paul Marszalek
Record Store Day Drop #2 is upon us, with another great slate of mostly vinyl collectibles available Saturday.
June’s RSD Drop #1 had music lovers lining up in the early hours, and there are gems among the 150+ new titles offered Saturday that could cause some to camp out overnight.
For example, the Foo Fighters’ alter ego the Dee Gees are dropping 12,000 copies of Hail Satin, a vinyl album packaged in a mylar sleeve. Side one delivers five extremely loyal Bee Gees covers; side two sports five live-in-studio versions of tracks found on the Foos’ Medicine at Midnight.
Another creative RSD release comes in the form of If Music Could Talk — a 1980 interview album with The Clash. Originally a Sandinista! promo item for U.S. radio, it’s a conversation hosted by their management rep Kosmo Vinyl, with the band talking about and setting up tracks from the legendary 3-disc set. Ten remastered songs are featured, such as: “Hitsville U.K.,” “The Magnificent Seven, “The Call Up,” “Police On My Back,” “Ivan Meets G.I. Joe,” and “Somebody Got Murdered.”
Love colored vinyl? How about no color at all? The Beastie Boys’ Aglio E Olio is being reissued on vinyl with two newly added bonus tracks, “Soba Violence,” and a rare cover of the Doors’ “Light My Fire.” Available on 180g Clear Vinyl.
A complete list of releases is available on the Record Store Day site.