Here we go again, Record Store Day 2016 is almost upon us.
RSD had only really just got going when we started this site back in 2o09. It has its naysayers, and indeed we have mixed feelings about it (every Saturday is RSD for us!) and you all know the arguments for and against. It is what it is, it has done more good than harm and since we started this site it has added some much needed rocket fuel to Record Shops and helped reconnect a new generation with the idea of buying records. I see the knock on effect of that every time I head out record shopping and I’m sure you do too…more Record Shops, and more people in them, buying records.
I must confess I won’t be be queuing to pay £23 for an Alan Partridge picture disc, £11 for a Mungo Jerry single or parting with £60 for a reissue of The Orb’s first album (although that is a fantastic record I’ll stick with the tape version I bought at the time). If you are braving the queues I hope you can get what you want, and if not I hope that you get what you need.
There are plenty of participating stores on our patch, including Piccadilly Records, X-Records, Vinyl Exchange, Vinyl Revival, Endless Music, Static Records, Malcolm’s Musicland, 3B Records, Jacaranda Records, Probe Records and more.
Check here for a full list of participating stores http://recordstoreday.co.uk/participating-stores/