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Saturday, April 20

Once upon a time, teenage boys and girls, and those a little older, collected small and larger black discs that would spin around and make sounds when a needle was dropped into its grooves. The bigger discs came in packages that sometimes would fold out and serve as an exceptional surface on which to clean out the seeds from a bag of marijuana. Among the favorites for this important project were the Beatles’ White Album and Frampton Comes Alive! Those two elements — music and weed — will interact this Saturday for the annual Record Store Day promotion, which this year falls on April 20, when many around the world celebrate the consumption of cannabis. In New York City, you can find special one-day-only limited-edition releases, limited-run regional focus releases, and first-day releases at such stores as Rock and Soul Records, Academy Records & CDs, Second Hand Rose Music, Big City Records, Rockit Scientist Records, Kim’s Video & Music, turntable lab, Permanent Records, Disc-o-Rama, Good Records NYC, Other Music, In Living Stereo, Downtown Music Gallery, Record Runner, Generation Records, rebel rebel, Bleecker Street Records, Cake Shop, Deadly Dragon Sound, Sound Fix, earwax, normans sound and vision, and others. Not all records are available at all locations, so you might want to check in advance to see if your coveted disc will be in stock there. Below are some of the hundreds of singles, EPs, LPs, colored vinyl, picture discs, and even cassette singles that will be on sale, including the soundtrack to Dazed and Confused, which comes in a very appropriate weed-green vinyl disc.

Ani DiFranco, Buffalo (Official Bootleg)
Ben Harper, By My Side
Best Coast, “Fear of My Identity” bw/ “Who Have I Become”
Big Dipper, “Joke Outfit
Big Mama Thornton, Jail
Big Star, Nothing Can Hurt Me (Special Pressing)
Billy Bragg, “No One Knows Nothing Anymore” b/w “Song of the Iceberg”
Black Lips/Icky Blossoms, “Cowboy Knights” (colored vinyl)
Bob Dylan, “Wigwam”
Brian Jonestown Massacre, “Fist Full of Bees” b/w “Food for Clouds”
Buddy Guy, Hold That Plane
Built to Spill, Live
CAKE, “Sheep Go to Heaven” b/w “Jesus Wrote a Blank Check”
Calexico, Spiritoso
Captain Beefheart, Frank Freeman’s Dance Club (purple vinyl)
Cheech & Chong featuring Alice Bowie, “Earache My Eye” b/w “Turn That Thing Down” (Green Vinyl/Picture Sleeve)
Dan Deacon, “Konono Ripoff No. 1”
Dave Brubeck Trio, Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals (Fantasy 3-2) (red vinyl)
David Bowie, “Drive-In Saturday Night” b/w “Drive-In Saturday Night” (Russell Harty Plus Pop Version)
dB’s, Revolution of the Mind (orange vinyl)
Dutch Uncles, “Slave to the Atypical Rhythm”
Emerson Lake and Palmer, The First Five: A Picture Disc Collection
Fela Kuti, “Sorrow Tears and Blood” b/w “Perambulator”
Flaming Lips, Zaireeka 45 RPM box set
Free Energy, “Wild Life”
Garbage, “Because the Night” (Coke bottle clear vinyl)
Grateful Dead, Rare Cuts & Oddities 1966
Hold Steady, “Criminal Fingers”
Husker Du, “Amusement”
Jimmy Eat World, “Damage”
Joy Formidable, “A Minute’s Silence”
Justin Townes Earle, “Yuma” (colored vinyl)
Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson, Rattlin Bones
Marshall Crenshaw, “Stranger And Stranger”
MGMT, “Alien Days” cassette single
Mike Watt & the Black Gang, “Rebel Girl” b/w “30 Days in the Hole”
Moby and Mark Lanegan, “The Lonely Night”

Mumford & Sons, Live at Bull Moose
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, “Animal X” (picture disc)
Nicolas Jaar Remix, Brian Eno’s “LUX” and Grizzly Bear’s “Sleeping Ute”
Oval, Systemisch and 94diskont
Paul McCartney & Wings, “Maybe I’m Amazed”
Phish, Lawn Boy Deluxe
Phoenix, “Entertainment”
Pink Floyd, “See Emily Play” b/w “Scarecrow”
Porno for Pyros, Porno for Pyros (swirl vinyl)
Public Enemy, Public Enemy: Planet Earth — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Greatest Rap Hits (picture disc)
Public Image Ltd., “Public Image” b/w “The Cowboy Song”
Pussy Galore, “Groovy Hate Fuck”
Richard Thompson, “Salford Sunday”
Rob Zombie, “Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown” b/w “Teenage Nosferatu Pussy” (explicit only)
Robyn Hitchcock, There Goes the Ice
Roky Erickson, “Mine Mine Mind” b/w “Bloody Hammer”
Sharon Van Etten, “We Are Fine” b/w “Hotel 2 Tango”
Shearwater and Sharon Van Etten, “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” b/w “A Wake for the Minotaur”
Soundgarden, King Animal demos
Soundtrack, Dazed and Confused (weed green vinyl)
Stephen Malkmus and Friends, Can’s Ege Bamyasi
Superchunk, “Void” b/w “Faith”
South Park, “San Diego” b/w “Gay Fish”
Tegan and Sara, Closer Remixed
Tift Merritt, Markings
Thurston Moore & Loren Connors, The Only Way to Go
Trey Anastasio, Blue Ash and Other Suburbs (EP picture disc)
White Stripes, Elephant (10th Anniversary colored vinyl)
Willie Nelson, “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die”

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