Monday, April 17, 2017

Saturday Night Music Club #40: Record Store Day 10th Anniversary Edition

We are back with a new edition of Saturday Night Music Club! The SNMC started up as an idea I had years ago - to recapture the feeling of being a kid and getting together with your friends in the basement to listen and discuss music. Over the last few years we've re-capped our monthly get-togethers with a video feature. For the time being, we are replacing the video aspect of the SNMC with a blog feature, where each member of the club will briefly discuss their record. A track from each album (when available) is collected in an ongoing SNMC Spotify playlist at the bottom of this post. So please listen in and enjoy the tunes along with us.

This month's theme: The 10th anniversary of Record Store Day is coming up on April 22nd - and to celebrate, we had to bring an exclusive RSD release from a past year. Let's take a look at what everyone brought...



Miles Davis Quartet - s/t
 Original Release: Prestige | 1954
When was this re-released:
Record Store Day Black Friday 2011
Purchase Location:
Zia Records | Chandler, AZ
About this RSD edition:
Limited to 1800 copies in the U.S. | 10" translucent dark blue vinyl
Favorite Song:
When Lights are Low
Why did you add this record to your collection:
Miles Davis was the first artist that I studied in the jazz program at Arizona State University in the early 90s. I thought the album cover was super cool - and how about that lineup: Mingus, Silver, Roach, Blakey, Heath!
Describe this album in one sentence:
A record that needs to be in everyone's collection - from the casual jazz listener to the aficionado


Lush - Split
 Original Release: 4AD | 1994
When was this re-released:
Record Store Day 2016 as part of the Origami Box Set
Purchase Location:
Stinkweeds | Phoenix, AZ
About this RSD edition:
5 LP Box Set | Limited to 2000 copies | Split is on red vinyl
Favorite Song:
Light from a Dead Star
Why did you add this record to your collection:
Because it's Lush and they represent my youth right along with The Charlatans, Ride and Echo & the Bunnymen
Describe this album in one sentence:
Ultra shimmery dream pop blast... did I mention hazy?


School of Seven Bells - Put Your Sad Down EP
 Original Release: Vagrant | 2012
When was this re-released:
Record Store Day 2014
Purchase Location:
Zia Records | Phoenix, AZ
About this RSD edition:
Limited to 300 copies
Favorite Song:
Painting a Memory
Why did you add this record to your collection:
One of my Top 10 favorite bands
Describe this album in one sentence:
Happy/Sad - re-released shortly after the passing of Benjamin Curtis


Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Original Broadway Cast Recording feat. Neil Patrick Harris
The original first cast recording - with creator John Cameron Mitchell - was released by Atlantic in 1999. The soundtrack for the film version was released by Hybrid in 2001. This is the first time the Hedwig opus has been pressed to vinyl
When was this released:
Record Store Day 2015
Purchase Location:
Stinkweeds | Phoenix, AZ
About this RSD edition:
Limited to 2600 copies | Pink vinyl
Favorite Song:
Midnight Radio
Why did you add this record to your collection:
Favorite movie / favorite soundtrack (next to Grease 2)
Describe this album in one sentence:
Glitter bomb magic stick


Various Artists - Wake Up You!
The Rise and Fall of Nigerian Rock 1972-1977 Vol. 2
 Now-Again | 2016
When was this released:
Record Store Day 2016
Purchase Location:
Zia Records | Phoenix, AZ
About this RSD edition:
2 LP Set with 104 page book | Limited to 1600 copies
Favorite Song:
Theodore Nemy - Come Back
Why did you add this record to your collection:
Cool, rare songs
Describe this album in one sentence:
Must-have 70s Afro Rock


July - s/t
 Original Release: Major Minor / Epic | 1968
When was this re-released:
Record Store Day 2014
Purchase Location:
Stinkweeds | Phoenix, AZ
About this RSD edition:
Limited to 850 copies | Dandelion splatter colored vinyl | Mono | First reissue in the U.S.
Favorite Song:
Dandelion Seeds
Why did you add this record to your collection:
Because it's killer and I will never see an original copy
Describe this album in one sentence:
One of the best psychedelic records ever made




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