November 25, 2020
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Strictly Discs. We will be CLOSED Thursday but back at it bright and early on Friday when we open at 9AM.
RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY IS NOVEMBER 27TH:
Here is Strictly Discs' plan for the day:
1. We OPEN at 9AM for RSD shopping
2. Line to form westbound on Monroe Street
3. Masks (covering nose & mouth) & distancing required at all times
4. While in line, you will be handed a menu of all RSD titles
5. We will pull your requests & you will check out outside
6. The shop will open for normal browsing at approximately 10AM with RSD titles upstairs
Thank you for helping us to keep this event safe & fun.
Our goal for this day is to get you the records you are looking for while limiting potential exposure.
Stay strong & have #hope.
PRODUCT NOTES :
David Grusin - The Goonies Soundtrack
Larry Coryell - At The Village Gate
Linkin Park - Meteora
Pete Yorn - Pete Yorn Sings (both CD & LP)
John Carpenter / Dave Davies - Village of the Damned
Public Enemy - Power to the People
George Thorogood - Live in Boston
Bob James - Nautilus
Crack The Sky - Tribes
Round Robin & Brimstone - S/T
Walking Papers - The Light Below
Pete Rock - NYs Finest Instrumentals
Chris Cornell - Patience (should arrive Friday approximately 11AM)
David Gilmour - Yes I Have Ghosts (in stock now but additional copies arriving Friday approximately 11AM)
NEW THIS WEEK AT THE SHOP:
USED VINYL ALERT:
Black Friday draws near, and quite frankly, we've been waiting impatiently for this one. Yes, it's the final Record Store Day event in a year strangely full of them, but it's also the day we finally get to unveil one of the greatest collections of used records we've ever put out in all our years here. No exaggeration! The crates we're putting out Friday have more classics than you've ever seen in one place and just about every one of them is a pristinely kept original or early pressing. Minty corners, original hype stickers, clean shrinkwrap. Total timewarp stuff here.
USED CD ALERT - AVAILABLE FRIDAY EVENING:
Big week of used cds, we love our beautiful used cds. We got replenishments on the usual suspects – your Pink Floyds and Neils and such – but it’s the cult faves that carry the day here and that means Can, The Stooges, Television and Big Star-affiliated releases. There’s also a big infusion of early classic Kinks and prime-era Leonard Cohen, definite giants in the game but artists sellers are usually reluctant to unload. Likewise, there’s a whole raft of more recent vintage goodness. Big sounds from My Bloody Valentine, Explosions in the Sky, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Galaxie 500 dominate one side. The other notables lean heavy into lyricism and it’s the top of the heap here. Ace stuff from Courtney Barnett, Silver Jews (!), Elliott Smith, The Wrens, Red House Painters [decades before Kozelek went audio diary mode], Bill Callahan (!) and the Wrens. Don’t miss out. We don’t see these often and we don’t anticipate they’ll be long for the shelves.
STRICTLY DISCS T-SHIRT TO BENEFIT SHOP:
After Record Store Day was postponed in April, the custom clothing company Bonfire out of Richmond, VA contacted us wanting to design a limited edition Strictly Discs shirt highlighting our current message of safety & hope during these unprecedented times. Back by popular demand, you can now order this design once again.
Bonfire’s mission is To Strengthen & Inspire Communities. Well, we are humbled by our community that believes, like we do, that music is essential.
The related t-shirts/hoodies for adults/children will be delivered directly to your door.
For our campaign Bonfire is donating proceeds back to us as they too are fans of Strictly Discs. Now that’s rad.
Purchases help ensure Strictly Discs survives this crisis and continues to be your music resource. We are humbled by our community who believes, like we do, that music is essential.
Our staff thanks you all for your ongoing support. Stay safe & have #hope.
BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S BIWEEKLY FEATURE ON STRICTLY DISCS:
As part of Billboard’s efforts to best cover the coronavirus pandemic and its impacts on the music industry, Chris Eggertsen has been speaking with Angie every other week to chronicle the experience of an independent record store throughout the crisis. Here is a link to the stories in the series so far:
SELL US YOUR CDS & LPS:
Ron, Ryan, Angie, Marty, Evan, Matt, Will, Ed, Jack, Eric & Dave