I didn't get the Little Richard. The store hadn't even ordered it.
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Aaron Levinson" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2012 8:33 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Record Store Day and - "ARSCers"
Did you buy the Little Richard? And if so, how does the reissue sound to your
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On Apr 22, 2012, at 7:17 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> There were some retro items in the RSD selections, reissues of old Vanguard albums plus old
> Stax/Atlantic singles, and a vinyl issue of Dr. John's new album, not to mention a red vinyl
> limited edition RSD exclusive of Little Richard's first LP, newly reissued. For early-middle-aged
> among us, Uncle Tupelo was likely on the radar in college times and now their first 3 albums are
> back out in vinyl. For the younger among us, punk and speed-metal fans, Refused is back together
> and touring, and their superb album, "The Shape of Punk To Come" (which had totally escaped my
> worldview back in 1998) was an RSD exclusive as a 2LP red vinyl reissue. Remember, that was 14
> years ago it was issued, so when it was current, the likely fan base from that time is now in
> their late 20's to mid 30's. An old 40-something like me wasn't following Swedish speed metal in
> the late 90's, although apparently I should have been! Funny thing, what caught my attention was
> the retro-appreciating album cover and title (the title is an adaption of an Ornette Coleman album
> and the graphics are lifted from the style of old Columbia jazz albums including the "stereo 360"
> logo). Liking the music was a bonus, making the $30 well spent.
> By the way, one could easily count the Metallica RSD vinyl album as "retro" since they were in
> their heyday when I was in college back in the mid-80's. That's a generation ago now, hence retro
> for sure.
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve Ramm" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2012 3:04 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Record Store Day and - "ARSCers"
>> Cary wrote:"I have seen nothing in the way of new compilations of material
>> on vinyl or reissues of classic jazz,
>> Broadway, country, or even generic pop. The Record Store Day releases,
>> aside from the occasional
>> "novelty" issue of something on 78 (the Beach Boys' 78 of "Good
>> Vibrations" last year comes to
>> mind), are still of little interest to ARSCers - at least from a West
>> Coast perspective."
>> While I'm sure I know where you are coming from in your comment Cary, I
>> think that if the term "ARSCers" will always be defined as those who collect
>> recordings (including CDs) pressed before 1980 or so (or even before 2000)
>> then ARSC needs to broden its exposure to new collectors. We have folks like
>> Uncle Dave Lewis who give a classical music AND a punk rock paper at an
>> ARSC Conference (great jobs on both!) but not everyone is UDL. Are the folks
>> who really flock RSD ARSC member (and hence ARSCLIst member) possibilities?
>> I understand the 78-L listserve members (many who are here) but it seems
>> to me that we should be as diverse as the MLA listsefe - and, actually, more
>> sore since many of the MLA folks work with sound recordings as part of the
>> JOB and not hobby (and probably could care less about RSD).
>> What I thought was the dumbest RSD move was for Tompkins Square records to
>> press 500 78s and send to the stores. They probably could have produced
>> 2,000 or more and sold them. They'd make a nice profit and collectors would
>> thank them. Instead those "resellers" who grabbed the 500 will put on eBay
>> and Tompkins Square won't see a penny. We only had one (out of of 6
>> independent record stores within blocks of my house) participate in RSD and they had
>> basically no "special product).
>> Steve Ramm