How to beat the eBay flippers

The worst thing about Record Store Day is seeing something you want offered on eBay. Record Store Day has been doing things behind the scenes to combat the problem, but we need a little help (tonight!) from collectors.

Some flippers are brazen enough to elicit pre-orders on eBay. This is a violation of eBay’s terms because these jerks can’t promise that they will be able to ship the items. Therefore, we would love it if collectors everywhere reported those items. It’s simple.

1. Log in
2. Find the item
3. Scroll down and click on “Report item” on the right.
4. Select Listing Practices/Inappropriate Seller Terms/Presale
5. Click send report

That’s all there is to it. If everyone reported a few of these meatheads, eBay might take action against them.

By the way, this will only work tonight. Tomorrow, it’s fair game.

Thanks in advance for helping us protect real music fans like you.

Have a great Record Store Day!

Joan Osborne performance added to Record Store Day lineup

SALEM, New Hampshire – Seven-time Grammy nominee Joan Osborne will celebrate the release of her eighth studio album Love and Hate on Record Store Day, April 19, with a special in-store performance at the Salem Bull Moose. The free, acoustic performance will take place at 1PM at Bull Moose, 356 South Broadway. Attendees are also welcome to have copies of Love and Hate (available at Bull Moose for $9.97 on Record Store Day), in addition to one other item, autographed following the performance.Joan Osborne

Osborne’s acoustic appearance at Bull Moose is part of her nationwide tour to promote her newest album, released on April 8. Osborne calls Love and Hate her most intimate album to date, noting that its production was an ongoing project over the past seven years, during which time she released two other albums and worked on a variety of other musical endeavors.

Love and Hate is a soulful mix of American roots music, poetic lyrics, and impassioned vocals. The album was co-produced with guitarist Jack Petruzzelli and features instrumental contributions from Wilco guitarist Nels Cline and Spin Doctors drummer Aaron Comess, as well as backup vocals by Gail Ann Dorsey, Catherine Russell, and Amy Helm of Ollabelle.

Record Store Day Lineup Includes Def Leppard Tribute Band

One more event added!
Please join us in welcoming the multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy nominee,Joan Osborne, she will be swinging by the Salem, NH store at 1PM on Record Store Day! Joan will play a few acoustic songs then sign copies of her new CD Love & Hate.

More appearances added!
Q: What would Record Store Day be without live music?

A: Record Store Morning

You already know that Mike Mills will sign copies of the new R.E.M. box set at the Scarborough Bull Moose at 2pm.

Now we can announce additional appearances:

Ghost of Paul Revere 3PM Brunswick (Holler folk)
LeppardMania 5PM Lewiston  (Def Leppard tribute band!)
Gunther Brown 3PM Portsmouth (roots rock)
Fifth Freedom 4PM Waterville (southern rock/metal)
Rotating Taps 3PM Bangor (indie pop and rap)
North of Nashville 4PM Mill Creek (Americana)
KGFREEZE 2PM Portland (happy medium of R&B, dance & good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll)
Standard Issue 11AM Mill Creek (classic jazz)
Amy Allen 12PM North Windham (singer/songwriter)
The Box Tiger 4PM Portland (indie rock)
The Galley Rats 4PM Sanford (high energy Neo-Celtic)
The best record stores nationwide have live music. Bull Moose is proud to be the only store with a real Def Leppard tribute band.


Jaco – Official Film of Record Store Day 2014


TO CELEBRATE,  OMNIVORE RECORDINGS RELEASES MODERN AMERICAN MUSIC… PERIOD! – A Record Store Day Exclusive Chronicling Pastorius’ Milestone 1976 Criteria Studios Sessions

Hand-in-hand with Omnivore Recording’s impending Record Store Day release of  eleven staggering tracks unearthed from Jaco Pastorius’ Criteria Studios sessions in 1976 on Modern American Music… Period! comes word that a documentary film about the life of the undisputed late bass genius, simply titled Jaco, is in the works.

Directed by Stephen Kijak and Paul Marchand and produced by Metallica’s Robert Trujillo and John Battsek, the documentary has been chosen be The Official Film of Record Store Day 2014.

The official poster of Record Store Day 2014, available free while supplies last.

The official poster of Record Store Day 2014, available free while supplies last.

Trujillo couldn’t be more enthusiastic about the association with the event. “Record Store Day is a celebration of our youth, and beyond. It’s the power of memories fueled by this magic (usually) black vinyl disc. There’s a reason why Record Store Day is making people Head Bang, Rock Out, Relax, and simply Smile. It’s all about the joy and power of words, music and sound, not to mention the dynamic range of visual art that goes hand in hand with a record cover, jacket, or sleeve; and you might even get a poster. (Trust me, I still have most of my original vinyl)” (He was right about the poster—the image above will become the Official Record Store Day Poster of 2014, and will be given away as part of the celebration at select stores, while supplies last.)

And Mary Pastorius, Jaco’s daughter, shares, I ended up becoming a music/record/record store addict, as a teen in the ’80s–and it all started with my dad’s record collection back in the early 70’s. At three and four years old I would fall asleep inches away from the record player–wearing those big-ass back-in-the-day headphones on my head–listening to stuff like Stevie Wonder’s Talking Book, EW&F’s That’s The Way Of The World, or The Supremes Greatest Hits. (All of which I still have). Then I have the memories of being at Peaches (which was THE record store in S. Fla) with him for the Jaco Pastorius (the first solo album) record release party. They had a “walk of fame” there and we put our handprints in cement, Hollywood style. They also put a huge painting of that album with that iconic picture of him, up on the outside of the building, where it stayed for many years- which I drove by many times, and was greeted by the many times when I would go in to buy records myself.” 

Record Store Day’s Michael Kurtz adds: “I fell in love with Jaco Pastorius in 1976 when I heard Weather Report’s Black Market being played in my local record store. In 1977 I caught the band on its Heavy Weather tour and heard Jaco perform live. It was like I had been exposed to a force bigger than life. Performing on the Fender bass he’d personally stripped of frets, Jaco propelled the band with ferocity and finesse. He was shirtless, with an axe bold as love.”

The Omnivore release, produced in conjunction with the Pastorius estate and Trujillo, contains eleven tracks from the studio sessions a 22-year-old Pastorius and friends used to jam and experiment. Some of the tracks made it on to his 1976 debut, but some remained unreleased until now. In addition, Modern American Music…Period! will include essays from Trujillo and Pastorius biographer Bill Milkowski.

Kurtz effuses  “… it is a dream come true to be a part of helping Omnivore unearth and release the recording of a very young Jaco performing with his own band in Miami’s Criteria Studios.”

According to Trujillo: Omnivore’s release of Jaco Pastorius’ ‘Criteria Sessions’ is a raw unique statement — a statement that lets you know you are experiencing a powerful historical musical moment. Jaco’s sound, and facility alone, takes you on a trip that is totally new and fresh! This is punk at it’s best, and the attitude and edge is pure.”

Bruce Springsteen and Record Store Day

Yesterday, Rolling Stone announced that Bruce Springsteen will release four new tracks on Record Store Day (April 19.)

Three of the tracks – “American Beauty,” “Mary Mary” and “Hey Blue Eyes” – were recorded during the High Hopes sessions with producer Ron Aniello, but ultimately discarded. The origin of the other song, “Hurry Up Sundown,” is unknown.

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