For the uninitiated, Record Store Day‘s normally celebrated every Spring. It’s a day where music lovers will purposefully trek to their favorite record shops – preferably the independent “mom & pop” spots – and partake in consuming the very music they obsess over. It’s become a “thing” over the years, with special edition albums in all shapes and sizes commemorating this day; some of the larger shops even have bands drop by for performances.
One RSD a year just hasn’t been enough, as for the second year in a row, they’ve added Black Friday to their calendar, and this year’s “Back to Black Friday” has a number of exclusives and special releases that we feel you, the P&P faithful, might want to keep an eye peeled for.
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The Fat Boys – The Fat Boys Pizza Box LP
One of the best things about Record Store Day and vinyl exclusives in general are picture-discs. While the cool black of most vinyl is always beautiful to look at, there’s nothing like a brightly-colored vinyl disc to really spice up your turntable. This special release of The Fat Boys takes it one step further: not only does their debut album come packaged in a pizza box (!), the picture on the vinyl is pizza! Yes, the A-side is pepperoni pizza, and the flipside is the bottom of a pizza. Burnt dough.
This RSD exclusive will also come with a poster, oversized booklet and a download card that will net you the album plus tracks not included on the vinyl version. You might be coma-induced from that tryptophan, but it might make sense to cop a pepperoni pizza and relive classic rap with this pizza disc.
Nirvana – 20th Anniversary Edition of Incesticide 45RPM Edition
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this seminal Nirvana compilation, Bernie Grundman has recompiled and remastered Incesticide from the original analog master recordings. The two 180gram vinyl discs have been cut at 45RPM as opposed to 33 1/3, further helping accentuate the higher quality of this release. Not only has the artwork that Kurt Cobain designed (which lore says was the main reason he OK’d the release in the first place) been recreated, but the gatefold sleeve also included lyric sheet art. One for the real Nirvana buffs and collectors.
The Rolling Stones – The Rolling Stones EP 7″
That’s right, the debut EP from The Rolling Stones is being released in its original format for the first time since it dropped in 1964. While it doesn’t contain their seminal work, it’s great for collectors trying to make sure their Stones section is as up-to-date as it can be.
Reservoir Dogs Soundtrack – 20th Anniversary Edition”Mister-y” Colored Vinyl
Many consider Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs to be his greatest flick ever, and even if you don’t, you can’t deny his knack for building a compelling scene using just the right song. For the 20th Anniversary Edition of the soundtrack, they played off of the “colored” codenames each character used, but to keep it interesting, the blonde, blue, brown, orange, white and pink colored vinyl discs were distributed randomly.
Toro Y Moi – “So Many Details” 7″
We’ve been all about this release, and you can finally get this 7″ of “So Many Details,” which will be featured on Toro Y Moi‘s Anything In Return album, which drops January 2013. You should already know that the remix of “So Many Details” features Odd Future‘s own Hodgy Beats. Not one to miss!
White Stripes 7″ Singles
A number of White Stripes singles that were released by XL Recordings as UK singles are being dropped 10/11 years after their initial release. You can now cop 7″ vinyl singles for “Fell In Love With a Girl,” “Hotel Yroba,” and “Dead Leaves and Dirty Ground” without having to shell out extra costs or pour through the import bins.
Norah Jones – Little Broken Hearts Remix EP
Mogwai – A Wrenched Virile Lore
SubPop’s assembled a diverse remix project for Mogwai‘s Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will album, with the likes of Zombi, Xander Harris, Umberto, Tim Heckler and others putting their spins on Mogwai’s tracks.
Joe Strummer – Live At Action Town Hall
This is definitely one that fans of Joe Strummer and The Clash should be anticipating. Not only was this one of the final gigs that Strummer performed at before his death a month later, this ten-year-old recording features Mick Jones on stage with Strummer – something that Joe had been working towards, and was something that many waited 20 years to see. This previously-unreleased LP feels like it might sell out fast.
Biz Markie – The Biz Never Sleeps Picture Disc
If you call yourself a hip-hop fan, tracks like Biz Markie‘s “Just A Friend” are songs that you know without even thinking about it. It’s essentially the song that brought Biz to the mainstream music world, and to this day it can get a crowd of people breaking out into song. The album it was featured on, The Biz Never Sleeps, is dropping for the first time in picture disc format, with a previously-unreleased shot from Cold Chillin’ photographer George Dubose of Biz. There’s even a postcard that can play “Just A Friend” on any turntable, which also includes a shot of Biz from Dubose. Have a friend cop this for you… or cop it for a friend.