Saturday is National Record Store Day, and we here at Nippertown.com urge you to participate.
How? It’s simple. Stop downloading for a few hours, turn off your computer and go out and support your fave independent vinyl or CD bricks ‘n’ mortar shop.
Let’s face, record stores are disappearing mighty fast these days. I know. I used to work at a couple of Nippertown’s finest indie record stores. Remember Just A Song in Albany? Records ‘N Such in Stuyvesant Plaza? I love record stores, and we’re betting that you do, too. After all, you are reading Nippertown.com…
Lots of record companies – both big and small – are releasing a whole bunch of very special, limited edition discs in honor of Record Store Day. Coxsackie’s own Sundazed Music, for example, is releasing a batch of Record Day exclusives, including seven-inchers by the Velvet Underground, John Mayall & Eric Clapton, the Yardbirds and Freddy King, as well as a 180-gram vinyl edition of the International Submarine Band LP (in mono!) with a bonus seven-inch.
Here are some examples of other cool stuff that’s being produced exclusively for Record Store Day: