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Today is Record Store Day. It’s a collective between the labels, bands and independent record stores. It’s been going down for a couple of years, and on this day there are a bunch of limited edition releases. Watching the list on the ‘RSD’ Website the last few weeks, really had me stoked.
I went to CD Warehouse in Nepean, and was pleasantly surprised to see the exclusive ‘RSD’ stuff right by the front. Having an independent record store in my neighbourhood almost assured my business, but having singer/songwriter Ron Sexsmith instore to perform sealed the deal.
As for shopping, I picked up 7″ records from from Zeus, Soundgarden (Telephantism – very underwhelming) , Matt & Kim, Death Cab For Cutie (Just a $12 infomercial for their new album. Look out e-bay…) Pearl Jam (Immortality/RearViewMirror to commerate the re-releases of Vs. & Vitalogy) and a split from The Ramones & Red Hot Chili Peppers (Havana Affair). I also picked up a 10″ single from The Kills & The reprint of the Kill Rock Stars compilation from 1991, featuring Nirvana, The Melvins & Bikini Kill!
As for the show, Sexsmith was awesome. A noonhour show the day after a gig had an affect on his voice, but not his sense of humor. It was kind of a shame that he only played a few songs, because he was just warming up when it was over. Still, fantastic performance for a free show. In conclusion, ‘RSD’ was a great event, with an awesome turnout, and it really gets me excited for next year!!!!!