Every year since 2007 die-hard record collectors line up at their favorite independent record stores at horribly early hours in the morning to get their hands on Record Store Day exclusives. It seems like ah year the list gets longer, so it can get a little difficult to sift through all of the garbage on it. Fear not. Features editor Ricky Frankel combed through the Record Store Day 2017 list and has named all of the release that he will be trying to purchase, the other cool items that are coming out that you may like and the most absurd ones on the list. Let us know what you will be trying to buy on Record Store Day in the comments section!
Against Me! – Stabitha Christie 7-inch Picture Disc:
Admittedly, I own at least one copy of everything Against Me! has released on vinyl, so this 7-inch is a must-have for me. The fact that the band is releasing two new songs not too long after Shape Shift With Me was released makes standing in line at an ungodly hour worth it alone. How can you not be curious to hear what these tracks sound like. Clearly this 7-inch is for Against Me! super fans like me.
The last AJJ live record that I checked out was Live At The Crescent Ballroom (highly recommended). Back then they were still on Asian Man Records and hadn’t changed their name. It is always a pleasure to see the band, but anytime they release a live recording it is always worth checking out.
Nothington – Cobblestones 7-inch:
Nothington made their mighty return this year with the release of their album In The End. If you haven’t listened to the album yet.. do it! You’ll find that “Cobblestones” is a killer tune. Personally, I’m extremely interested in what the acoustic version of their song “The Last Time” sounds like.
Ramones – 76-’79 Singles Box:
I mean… c’mon! It’s THE RAMONES! If the price is right, this will be a great collectors piece for those of us that were too young to see the band perform and snatch up their original 7-inches. This set contains iconic tracks like “Blitzkrieg Bop” and “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker” plus a promo version of “I Wanna Be Sedated.” There will only be 6500 world-wide and I have a feeling that this will be one of the more hot-ticket items for RSD 2017.
(Bonus) Direct Hit! – Live From WMSE 7-inch:
While it is not officially affiliated with Record Store Day this year, Direct Hit! will be releasing a two-song 7-inch the same day. The release will contain live renditions of “Paid In Brains” and “Was it The Acid?” If you have heard their latest album Wasted Mind, then you know how awesome those tracks are. I have been following Direct Hit! since their Death To False Hope days and have loved seeing them progress since then.
Other Cool Releases:
The Bad Signs – Black Magic Moments:
Tennessee’s The Bad Signs will be releasing a three-song 12-inch with two original songs plus their cover of Elvis Presley’s tune “Can’t Help Falling In Love” on the B-side, which will only be available on this issue of the record and will not be out digitally.. If you are into the darker stuff, then this is for your. You know that if you decide to pick this item up on April 22nd a portion of the proceeds will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Greg Graffin – Cold As The Clay:
To put it lightly, 2006 was not a great year for vinyl. That was actually the year that the market bottomed out. Dr. Graffin’s Cold As Clay was not pressed on vinyl when it was released that year. In celebration of the album’s tenth anniversary it will have a limited pressing of 1,500 copies for Record Store Day. Any die-hard Bad Religion fan should do what they can to get their hands on this.
Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall Triple LP:
This is truly the ultimate package for Iggy Pop fans. A triple LP of his performance at The Royal Albert Hall…only 1,200 copies…individually numbered…plus a photo booklet. This will be my fourth Record Store Day and I have to say that this is one of the most involved pieces I have seen on a list. My bet is that this will be one of the other hot-ticket items for Record Store Day this year. Hopefully the flippers won’t take advantage of it.
M.D.C. – Magnus Dominus Corpus:
The only other time that Magnus Dominus Corpus got a vinyl pressing was back in 2004 when it was first release. It looks like if you missed the boat on that pressing and you decide to get this one you’ll be alright because it is the remastered version. With only 1,100 copies being made for April 22nd this one may be a little harder to get a hold of.
Motörhead – Clean Your Clock Double LP Picture Disc:
Unfortunately, we will not be getting many Motörhead releases in the future. Sure, it is very possible that they may release some B-sides and demos later on, but I have a feeling that won’t be for quite a while. Clean Your Clock is a recording from when they played the Zenith in Munich, Germany during their last tour called the Winter 2015 Bad Magic Tour. Sadly, that would be their last tour together.
The Offspring – The Offspring:
This is a pretty straightforward Record Store Day release. It is just a reissue of one of the most successful punk bands of all time. This time though, it will be pressed on transparent blue vinyl. 2,500 copies of this classic will be available.
Today Is The Day – How To Win Friends And Influence People (Re-Issue):
Today Is The Day will be re-issuing their demo How To Win Friends And Influence People this Record Store Day for its twenty-fifth anniversary. It was originally released just on cassette, but it is now getting a 10-inch vinyl pressing with a run of just 700 copies.
Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The UK –The UK & US Singles:
Just like The Ramones this year, The Sex Pistols will be putting out some a set of four replica 7-inches of their classic punk songs like “Anarchy In The UK” and “God Save The Queen,” plus some of the singles will include US and UK versions of a few other tracks.
The Utterly Ridiculous:
Corey Feldman – Go 4 It (feat Snoop Dogg) b/w Everybody (feat Doc Ice) 7-inch:
Every year Record Store Day has one of two releases that are so absurd that you aren’t sure if they are being ironic or serious. This year the title for the most absurd Record Store Day release of 2017 goes to 80’s teenage heartthrob Corey Feldman. Feldman released his album Angelic 2 The Core, which is what Anthony Fantano of The Needle Drop named “the worst album of 2016.” The irony that is associated with this release is so high that it could well be one of the most sought after items this year. It’s like a Record Store Day meme item or something like that. Regardless, with only 1,000 copies of it being made, I have a feeling that demand will be way higher than the supply.
Rockabye Baby! – Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of The Doors:
Lullaby covers of The Doors’ music?… why?
Run The Jewels – RTJ RSD Record Tote Bag:
This is not Run The Jewels’ first time releasing something for Record Store Day. I’m not a fan, but I have wonder why fans would actually stand in line to get something from this group that doesn’t contain music…it’s just a tote bag…
Various Artists – Space Jam: Music From and Inspired By The Motion Picture Double LP:
There’s nothing like banking on 90’s-era nostalgia, am I right? Believe it or not the original pressing of this soundtrack goes for triple digit prices on Discogs.com. This too, as ridiculous as it may seem, will most likely be another one of those highly sought-after items — for either the irony or the nostalgia.