Strictly Discs will be the place to be this Post-Thanksgiving-Shopping-Melee-Day, also known as Black Friday.
And that's because certain indie stores across the country will be the place to get special releases created just for you, for giving and getting this holiday season, and they're scheduled for release on Black Friday, November 23, 2018.
Now, this is not Record Store Day, Jr., but it is brought to you by the powers-that-be at Record Store Day. This is a group of special releases you can only find at certain independent record stores nationwide. The magic of these pieces (many uber-limited) is that every one of them is something someone will really LOVE to get, and you'll really ENJOY giving. And you may have the added nice feeling of supporting a local, independently owned (Strictly Discs, Independently Owned since 1988) business during the holidays.
We’ll be operating our Record Store Day Black Friday wish list / request system the same way as year’s past, So please feel free to make your requests after logging into your account (or creating an account). You must make the jump HERE to access your RSD account information. A wish is not an order. And while we will try to have ample stock (one of the deepest in the midwest) of all items, please know that some of these products are extremely limited and will sell out quickly. For full pressing information on these releases, please visit the Record Store Day website.
We will do our best to have ample stock of all Record Store Day Black Friday releases. The status of your requests will be updated within our system prior to November 22, 2018. We expect that you will be in the store on November 23rd to pick up any requested items. If you are unable to be here that day or want us to send any remaining stock after Record Store Day, please email email@example.com now to make those arrangements. Thank you!
Our jazz rack has gotten a bit threadbare thanks to all you vultures, but we’ve rectified it with this week’s used batch. Multiple titles incoming from touchstones like Coleman Hawkins, Oscar Peterson, Stan Getz, Bill Evan, Miles and Lester Young. Strong emphasis on the guitar courtesy of albums from Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, Joe Pass, John Scofield and Jim Hall. Aside from jazz, we got in Fennesz’ great “Endless Summer,” both “Mezzanine” and “Blue Lines” from Massive Attack, “Random Access Memories” from Daft Punk, an anthology from The Clean and leftfield stuff from the likes of Trans Am, Brian Eno and Squarepusher. Bring some collateral and maybe you can score.Read more...
Thank you for making the trip to come and see us; we appreciate it!
DIRECTIONS FROM REGENT/EAST:
From Regent Street:
Turn Left on SPOONER ST
Turn Right on West Lawn or Keyes
Turn Left on Harrison St.
We are on the corner of Harrison & Monroe Streets (the street level parking lot outside of the Trader Joe's doors is a public City of Madison lot & the side streets all have FREE 2 hour parking.
MONROE STREET IS OPEN FROM THE WEST
MONROE STREET IS NOT ACCESSIBLE FROM HARRISON CURRENTLY
Coming to the shop with CDs/LPs? We can come to you or meet you at our warehouse to make it easier. Please call or text Ron at 608.213.3610 to arrange.Read more...
The basement is fully stocked with new and vintage equipment:
New turntables (Pro-Ject Debut Carbon) & New speakers (Kantu YU2)
Vintage turntables, speakers & receivers starting at $99.
Full vintage systems including turntable, receiver & speakers, starting at $299.
Join us Tuesday, November 27th for Music Trivia at the High Noon Saloon. Registration starts at 5:30PM wiht first question from Marty & Angie at 6PM. Save the date for December 11.Read more...
This isn't the spot to lay down odds on the third race. OTB is where Others Talk Back and give you the lowdown on what they've been feeling lately. This one's for the customers.
Echo & the Bunnymen –“The Stars, The Oceans & the Moon” This is in reality a greatest hits album with a string session. That being said, the funny thing is that it is quite good. Mr. McCullough is still in fine voice, after almost forty years of fronting the band. The string section is very subtle and tasteful. It never really overshadows the song, unlike some bands performing with strings. The strings are only used when the song absolutely demands them. The autumnal feel that permeated all their best material is more than present on this album. There has been a glut of greatest hits with strings released during the past year. Echo & the Bunnymen is the first band to get the combination of rock and classical music right. - Ted
Joe Strummer – “001” It seems strange that in the sixteen years since his death, that this is the first collection that takes a look at the music he made outside of the Clash. The first disc contains tracks from his seventies pub rock band, movie soundtracks and his last band, the Mescaleros. The track listing for the first disc is thoughtful and illuminating. And all the prior released tracks are remastered. The second disc contains twelve never before released tracks that his widow found in a large collection of audio cassettes that Mr. Strummer had squirreled away. Tracks include demos from the post Mick Jones Clash, songs that never made movie soundtracks and one track recorded with Mick Jones mere years after he was forced to leave the Clash. Remember, there is no Clash material on this album at all. Instead the main focus is on the music he made in the sixteen years after the Clash broke up. And much of that music was just as good as the Clash, but in very different way. - Ted
Cursive – “Vitriola” This is first Cursive album in six years and the first Cursive with a cello present since 2003. You would think that with a cello as one of the main instruments that the proceedings would be quiet and sedate. That thinking is not backed up by the music on the album. This has to be the most intense album that Cursive has released in fifteen years. Lyrically, the songs detail the shape of the world at present. Consequently, there is a lot of turmoil on the album. I have never heard Cursive this excited before. But the band channels that excitement in a very professional and artistic matter. And “Vitriola” has to be one of the first Cursive albums in a long time that you can actually tap your foot too. - TedRead more...