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Black Friday 2011 = Record Store Day Too.....sort of.

By malcolm Published: October 21, 2011

Yep, that's right.
One day in Spring (April 15) devoted to vinyl and indie record stores ain't enough.
Sure, it may becoming a promotional dump for record labels, but if you love vinyl, having more can only be a good thing, right?

I would like to hear the Lips with Lightning Bolt...and those Quadrophenia demo sound pretty cool, too.

From the desks of The Record Store Day Folks and the participating record labels:

Record Store Day may come but once a year, but vinyl devotees will have the opportunity to pick up another round of limited edition releases on Black Friday.

The initiative, aimed at supporting independent record stores, will offer releases including a vinyl singles box set from the Beatles, four-LP box set from Janis Joplin, the first volume of the Who’s Pete Townshend’s ”Quadrophenia” demos and a pair of 7” singles from the Byrds. Releases by more current artists will include live EPs by Soundgarden and Iron & Wine and singles from the Black Keys, Dr. Dog and Ryan Adams, among others.

Record Store Day was founded in 2007 and has generated increased sales and attention toward participating retailers in the four events since: indie stores’ numbers were up 39 percent for the week during this year’s event. As first reported by, some artists have already begun working on next year’s releases, with the Flaming Lips planning a compilation of collaborations with artists including Neon Indian and Lightning Bolt.

According to the RSD Folks, here are the indie record stores in our area that are participating in Black Friday

Square Records, Akron
The Exchange, Cuyahoga Falls
Time Traveler, Cuyahoga Falls
The Exchange, Fairlawn, OH
The Vinyl UNderground, Kent
Spin-More Records, Kent
Turnup Records, Kent
The Exchange, Kent

Here's the complete list in PDF Form




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