Record Store Day Drop 2 Recommendations
Record Store Day release lists can be pretty overwhelming - hundreds of records, a lot of which you'll just glaze over as you're browsing, so we've got a few to keep your eyes out for which we think are well worth checking out:
Candi Staton - Trouble, Heartaches And Sadness (The Lost Fame Sessions Masters) [INFO]. My favourite singer, during her greatest period. Just some of the best music ever. Her version of Jolene is the definitive version for me. The best.
Cat Stevens - Harold & Maude OST [INFO]. A really lovely soundrtack of folk-pop classics recorded for the best film of the 70s
Cro-Mags - The Age Of Quarrel [INFO]. The blueprint for the hardcore/thrash crossover. An absolute rager that is very tricky to track down these days
Complex - Complex [INFO]. One of the rarest British psychedelic albums around - only 99 copies of this were initially made, and a late-90s reissue goes for some cash these days too
Fear - The Record [INFO]. A classic of obnoxious US punk. Worth it for We Don't Care About You alone, but it also comes with a first ever reissue of their lovely Christmas 7" - 'F**k Christmas'
Hawkwind - Greasy Truckers Party [INFO]. A legendary live show from the Space Ritual era band at the Roundhouse in '72, which has the original recording of Silver Machine
Love - Everybody's Gotta Live [INFO]. The best band that ever was letting loose. Features 5 tracks from the deluxe reissue of Reel To Reel a few years ago, but Everybody's Gotta Live is the star here. Absolute tune
Mike Taylor Quartet - Preparation [INFO]. A recently unearthed recording of the legendary Brit jazz pianists final rehearsal before recording the fabled '65 album Pendulum.
Sun Dragon - Green Tambourine [INFO]. A pre-Deep Purple Blackmore, Lord and Paice cut this incredibly rare psych-pop wonder in '68. Containing one of the best British psych songs there is (Five White Horses)
The Dream Syndicate - Out Of The Grey [INFO]. Great, and very underrated, comeback album from the Paisley Underground legends originally released in 1986. This reissue features a load of download only bonus tracks
Sassy & Strong: Forgotten Sides From Nashville's Finest Ladies (1967-1973) [INFO]. A great compilaiton of country soul that came in the wake of Ode To Billie Joe and These Boots Are Made For Walking. Upfront and uplifting, profound, proud, reflective and questioning - some of these original 45s are extremely rare and are reissued here for the very first time
Wailing Souls - Wailing [INFO]. The gold standard team of Linval Thompson on production, the Roots Radics band and engineer Scientist. Reissued for the first time since 1981, with a load of liner notes and some extra contemporaneous 12" mixes
There's a load of others in the racks for Saturday which are equally as great, but these are ones we think should find a space in everybody's collection