Re: Record Store Day: The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle
Apr 16, 2011, 20:46
More or less my feelings too. I'm browsing, and usually spending, in my local indie record shops every week, and I count some of the staff as friends. But joining a queue at 7am, being given a list of records available (without prices!) and a ticket, and then queuing to hand over my ticked list of what I want, and then a previously undisclosed sum of money, isn't really what I go to these places for.
This year I just couldn't afford to join in; first month of the new austerity and all that. I reasoned that any decent tracks will be made available in some form eventually. I couldn't resist sticking my nose in a couple of shops around 11am though, and of course most everything of note was gone.
It's fine as a publicity exercise, I guess, and you don't have to participate. So I didn't. That Moon Duo exclusive b-side will no doubt turn up on a compilation eventually, as will the Seeds tracks, and I can live without yet another Sonic Youth ltd release... right? Right?