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Five For Friday: Record Store Day Edition

by Rob Slater on April 18, 2014

Record Store Day is tomorrow, which means we're all going to set our alarms for way too early on Saturday morning after staying out entirely too late on Friday night. Assuming anyone makes it out of bed to get to their local record shop to get first dibs on all that RSD has to offer (you should and better), here are some

Here are all the links your vinyl-loving heart needs, of course. Here is RSD's website to find local participating shops around you and here is a direct link to the FULL list of releases tomorrow. What are you going to wrestle hipsters for on this Record Store Day? I want to know. Here is my top five....

Tame Impala Live Versions

Tame Impala is one of those bands who are silly good on stage, but don't put out a ton of live material. Now, we can finally get a glimpse of their live spectacle with this eight-track compilation from a 2013 show in Chicago.

The selection process for this RSD release was a meticulous one, with Kevin Parker stating that he wanted to find songs whose live versions greatly differed from their studio counterpart. Sounds like a listening experience you can't miss.

White Denim "A Place to Start" (James Lidell Remix)

Bjorn took the D hit "Drug" for a spin in the remix world and the result was an unprecedented look at Austin's favorite prog/jam/psych/rock band. Now, with their new album Corsicana Lemonade burning up the charts, the band handed over "A Place to Start" to Jamie Lidell to remix. They will also offer an instrumental version of the song on the B-side.

Along with the "never before released" aspect of this, it is once again an opportunity to hear the band unlike you would in any other situation. Seeing how and what Lidell envisions the group as seen through a remix is all part of the intrigue, really.

Soundgarden Superunknown: The Singles

These aren't in any particular order as far as desire is concerned, but if they were to be, this would be number one by a landslide. On top of being one of my favorite records ever, Soundgarden is offering up the wet dream of RSD releases for those in love with their Superunknown masterpiece.

Offered up in this package are five 10-inch records with all of the B-sides from the original single releases for "Spoonman," "The Day I Tried to Live," "Black Hole Sun," "My Wave" and Soundgarden's greatest musical achievement, "Fell On Black Days." Each will also include reimagined art. Wipe the drool away from your mouth and make sure you blast this all the way into 4/20.

Ronnie Spector & The E Street Band "Say Goodbye to Hollywood"

Let's review the players involved in this release: Ronnie Spector (Phil Spector's ex-wife), The E Street Band (legends), Bruce Springsteen (also a legend) and Billy Joel (a balding legend). Pretty good, no?

The recreation of Spector's 1977 release alongside The E Street Band (the only song title credited to the "The E Street Band") will once again feature the Billy Joel-penned "Say Goodbye to Hollywood" with Springsteen adding acoustic guitar to the track with his band. The B-side will include Steve Van Zandt's original, "Baby Please Don't Go," so you've got that going for you. Which is nice.

Dawes & Conor Oberst Split 7"

As if touring together wasn't enough, Dawes and Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst will join forces for this RSD release as Oberst covers Dawes' "Million Dollar Bill" and Dawes delivers Bright Eyes' "Easy/Lucky/Free." All in all, this release should be fantastic because there is nothing better than two stellar songwriting parties swapping material for a large-scale release.


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