Thursday, March 20, 2014

Record Store Day Ska Releases!

Even at the ripe old age's just say in my advancing years, I'm still a huge record collector, regularly scouring some of the record stores near work for ska, reggae, and New Wave/post-punk and ordering all sorts of used and new vinyl online. So, each Spring, I'm always excited by the approach of Record Store Day and all of the cool, limited-edition vinyl released on this, the most holy of all record collecting days. In years past, I've always been particularly jealous of RSD in the UK, since fans there always seem to have a better selection of releases to choose from (particularly if you're a fan of ska, reggae, New Wave, and post-punk).

Having said that, this year's RSD (April 19, 2014) in the USA will feature two (!) excellent ska records: a 7" vinyl single of unreleased tracks from The Specials ("Sock It To 'Em JB (Dub)"/"Rat Race (Dub)," spun off their More Specials album) and a 12" vinyl reissue of Fishbone's stellar debut EP.

I'm also psyched for RSD releases from Devo, Joy Division, Tears for Fears, The The, The Stranglers, Ramones, and Joan Jett (yes, my formative years were in the 80s!).

See you at the record shops!

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