RSD 2020 drop list revealed

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Sis+erRay, Jun 1, 2020.

  1. James spencer

    James spencer Forum Resident

    Quick question for people who are giving some quick product reviews....Are stores breaking street date or are you receiving review copies or are y9u being 'hooked up' as they say by friends at local record shops?
  2. CWillman

    CWillman Forum Resident

    L.A., CA
    There are already indie-store exclusives that come out all year long.

    As a member of the media who makes a big deal out of publicizing RSD semiannually, if they adopt your model, I hereby announce my refusal to do a "Record Store Day is this Friday!" every week of the year.
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  3. scotti

    scotti Forum Resident

    Atlanta GA
    MikeT, I am right there with you. I requested around 7 titles from my local store, but told the owner there is no way I'm dealing with an outside/inside crowd during this pandemic. I told him when the initial sell is over, if any of my titles are left, then I will get them, if not, there are many other records to buy. RSD is just not that important to me anymore...
  4. wgb113

    wgb113 Forum Resident

    Chester County, PA
    I suppose I question exactly how much semi-annual RSDs accomplish for store owners now, 11-12 years from it’s inception. Owners have to base orders around a best guess, deal with shipping mistakes, and are stuck with inventory that bad, damaged or does not sell.

    B&M stores need consistent cash flow, now more than ever. Many end up banking on these semi-annual surges though to make or break their year.

    As to having to publicize it regularly throughout the year, there are plenty of outlets that do weekly write-ups on new releases. These would be an added dimension to that already existing coverage.
  5. panasoffkee

    panasoffkee Forum Resident

    St. Petersburg, Fl
    Happy to see Wild Tchoupitoulas on the list. This is an essential piece of great New Orleans music.
  6. CowboyBill

    CowboyBill Forum Resident

    Las Vegas
    I'd rather pay an extra $20 for a title to not stand in a line during all of this. Thanks Flippers! haha
  7. katstep

    katstep Professional Cat Herder

    This is what my local, The Last Record Store in Santa Rosa, is doing. Customers will move in one direction only and the merchandise will be laid out in a loop around the store, alphabetically.


    Hi friends! We've been working hard to deliver Sonoma County a safe Record Store Day in 2020 and here's how it will work this year: WE WILL NOT BE OPEN FOR REGULAR BUSINESS OR DOING AN EVENT. We will still have many RSD titles available for Drop #1.

    Here's how it will work:

    Please give us a call at the shop for available times between 8 am and 6 pm. No walk up appointments. No online appointments. Once all the available slots are filled we will not make any additional appointments for that day.

    If you bring any extra people to your appointment you will not be allowed in.

    Please show up for your appointment time only. If you arrive early you will be asked to leave and come back at your specified time.

    We will be diligently cleaning and disinfecting between appointments so we must have a strict time limit.

    No FULL mask = no records for you!

    One title per person, no holds, etc.

    After August 29 leftover titles will be available in our online shop for curbside pickup or shipping.
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  8. Zapruder

    Zapruder Just zis guy, you know?

    Des Moines, IA
    My store hasn't even received our stuff yet.
  9. Christopher B

    Christopher B Forum Resident

    New Castle, DE
    I kinda like that way. No rubbing up against anyone and no jockeying for position. I wish my locals were doing it that way.
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  10. Porkpie

    Porkpie Forum Resident

    I need to find out whether Rough Trade expect you to show up with a list of what you want to hand to them or if they’re giving our lists for you to tick items (this is what HMV did last weekend for their ltd coloured vinyl releases and it worked really well).
  11. followmehome

    followmehome Forum Resident

    It was mentioned for Rough Trade East that a shop assisant would get the titles for you once you're in the shop (although I assume this would only be whilst it is busy) - so I would guess if you are getting a huge number of titltes, you should write them down before you get there.
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  12. Gavaxeman

    Gavaxeman Take me back to dear old Blighty...

    West Midlands U.K.
    My local is doing it as normal, queues and all from stupid o clock, just wash Hands and wear a mask on entry ....was hoping they would do a time slot event ..not good as West Midlands is having covid case increases week on week will probably go all out online only now
  13. followmehome

    followmehome Forum Resident

    If those cases aren't leading to hospitalisations, let alone deaths - then I don't see what the issue is. Most likely only amongst certain communities anyway.
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  14. hbbfam

    hbbfam Forum Resident

    Zia is starting the line up at 7am. Groups of 15 will be allowed in at a time. The albums are arranged alphabetically. One purchase per customer. Masks and 6ft of course. My buddy is a vinyl-er, and his birthday is April 2. So I usually accompany him and help him find the 2-3 releases he would like. Its always been a mad frenzy. So this new system is better virus or not.
  15. Danby Delight

    Danby Delight Forum Resident

    "Certain communities"?
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  16. liverbeat

    liverbeat Active Member

    Watch out the secret Steve Hoffman police will delete your comment for Covid trolling.....
  17. followmehome

    followmehome Forum Resident

    Yes - would you like me to be more specific for you? If you were in the UK, you would know exactly what I was referring to as it has been mentioned in the news in relation to towns that have had increased restrictions in recent weeks.
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  18. Porkpie

    Porkpie Forum Resident

    Let’s keep this thread on track and just discuss the records being released and plans/expectations/enjoyment of the day itself.
  19. Achn2b

    Achn2b Forum Resident

    N. Conway, NH
    Was at my local shop to sell some stuff last week, and he had a couple boxes of his RSD orders that had arrived that he let me look through. Only thing he got that I was interested in was the Bowie Soul Tour LP. I had planned to take the day off to go to the nearest Bullmoose, but I gotta work that day. So I guess I'll be taking a break to head over, and see if I can snag one of the two copies he got.

    Only other thing I want from the August drop is that Pretenders in Boston, so I'll have to see if I can grab one online. My big day will be in September, when I'll drop a lot of coin. That Dirty Three box has to be expensive, only 400 copies.
  20. Bradd

    Bradd Now’s The Time

    Chester, NJ
    I was looking at some titles that I may have to purchase online since I’m not going to wait in line or be able to go until late afternoon anyway and I’m sure they’ll be gone by the time I get there . One such title is Hooker n Heat. On eBay, the asking price is around $50. Unless my local store will have it, I’m going to pass at that price.
  21. Yayastone

    Yayastone Forum Resident

    Monterey, CA.
    On the fence about this one. Anyone picking this up?
  22. Bradd

    Bradd Now’s The Time

    Chester, NJ
    It’s been out in cd for while as the Washington Concerts. Any Bird is worth picking up.
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  23. Bradd

    Bradd Now’s The Time

    Chester, NJ
    Here are the rules that one of our local record shops (Scotti’s in Summit, NJ) has for Saturday:


    It's been a long wait but RSD is finally here! We have set in place several protocols so we can have a safe and successful RSD:
    1. Masks and social distancing are REQUIRED while on line and in store. For those in line, please observe six feet of distance between yourself and others.
    2. Our back room will be the designated area for all RSD product: here, there will be a maximum limit of three shoppers at a time and a browsing time limit of 15 minutes per shopper. In the front, main area of our store, we will limit the amount of customers to 10.
    3. To promote a safer shopping experience, we will momentarily halt all business every 45 minutes to clean and disinfect the store. All doors will be open and fans will be running to promote better airflow within the store as well. All staff has been properly trained to comply with proper Covid-19 related hygiene and safety measures.
    4. Once the line is done, we will begin accepting orders for RSD product over the phone. We will also be giving live updates on the line and estimated wait times on our Instagram page.
    5. We will be open from 9 AM-5 PM and the line will start at our back entrance.
    With these measures in place, we expect to have a safe and successful RSD this Saturday. We hope to see you then!
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  24. Vinyl1969

    Vinyl1969 Well-Known Member

    Westminster, CO
    One of the local stores I frequent in Boulder CO is doing a lottery for time slots. I applied and will find out tomorrow if I got a slot and what time. The regular store is open like normal, but all RSD releases are going to be setup in the empty store a few doors down. I think 5 people may be allowed in the RSD store at a time. Should be interesting.
  25. MikeT

    MikeT Prior Forum Cretin and Current Impatient Creep

    New Jersey, USA
    I always go to Scotti's (even when it isn't RSD) - I have for EVERY RSD - either in Morristown, when he had that store, or Summit - which is the only Scotti's left. Unfortunately I will not be lining up this year, regardless of his "rules" you posted. I will take my chances with a phone order when the line ends - and then take a ride over to pick up what I can.
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