Record Store Day Saturday April 16th

RSD logo no dateAfter some soul searching I decided that I would register the shop for this year’s Record Store Day. It may now be nothing like the event we envisaged when we had that first Record Store Day in 2008 with no product at all, just in-stores and a few special offers, but that doesn’t mean Avalanche can’t celebrate the way it was intended.

Given that every day is Record Store Day these days with limited edition “vinyls” released every week it will be interesting to see what releases are planned.

Personally I’ll be disappointed if there isn’t an Adele sings the songs of David Bowie picture disc but hey let’s not be too cynical, at least not yet ! 

My favourite part of RSD these days outwith Avalanche is a week later on twitter as some shops and some pretend shops reassure customers that they have done all they can to not have their websites crash as “remaining RSD stock” goes live online at midnight. Many thousands of RSD items (much more than most shops sell on the day) are sold in a matter of hours at a time when any sensible record shop owner is asleep. I try never to go to bed until at least one site has crashed.

It has been said understandably we would never have anything more spectacular than 500 people for Frightened Rabbit in the shadow of the castle. It’s a tough ask but I’ll give it a go ! 

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