The only Black Friday shopping I ever do at brick & mortar shops anymore is for Record Store Day. This year, I will be making my semi-annual pilgrimage to Atlantic Sounds in Daytona Beach, Florida. Besides angling for the exclusives, I will be talking all things vinyl with the owner, my longtime friend Mike Toole, before I then head into the back room to also search for some vintage LP treasures. I always have a specific list whenever I go to Atlantic Sounds, as they carry related regional releases I have trouble finding elsewhere.
If you want to get in on all the good Record Store Day action yourself, you can download the list of what’s available on wax from the official Record Store Day website. My personal wishlist includes getting my hands on exclusive releases from The Bangles, Extreme, The Raconteurs, The Rolling Stones, Butch Walker, and The Yardbirds, as well as Black Friday First Releases from Soundgarden and Frank Zappa. (Well, that’s the hope, anyway…)
At any rate, I hope to see y’all out there somewhere in the vinyl wonderland. Happy Thanksgiving, and happy record hunting!