It’s April and that means Record Store Day is quickly approaching. This year it falls on the 21st, so clear your schedules and get ready to get some choice freebies.
And choice they are. According to the official website, there are quite a few special releases that should be of interest to readers of this blog. The Misfits are releasing the legendary album Walk Among Us on colored vinyl and their label is also doing a release where Juicehead and Osaka Popstar team up to do a cover of Fugazi’s “Waiting Room.” You might remember Fugazi as the folks that are occasionally claimed to be responsible for the Beavis and Butt-head theme. It’s actually the work of Mike Judge, but they’re still cool.
Fans of the Freaky Tiki Surf-ari are bound to be interested in the freebie from the Martian Denny Orchestra. Said orchestra is a surf cover band created by Eddie Angel (The Neanderthals) and Jimmy Lester (Los Straitjackets). We’re hoping to include something by them in an upcoming special episode of the podcast. That said, it’s a completely unofficial tribute to both Record Store Day and independent video stores. The people behind Record Store Day have nothing to do with it.
It’s also worth noting that Record Store Day is an international event, so the record stores in your country might not not have all of the items noted here. On the plus side, you might get some exclusive goodies, like how people in the UK got a sweet Doctor Who movie soundtrack CD that also included a condensed audio drama version of Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. featuring Peter Cushing!