Record Store Dud 2016

Well that was even more disappointing than I originally thought it would be. Rolled down to Newbury Comics on Newbury Street first thing this morning, greeted with a line of about 50 people. First off, that’s too many, which is why I’ve been going to Bull Moose in Portland, ME for the past five years. Other than that, it was just a “blah” selection this year. Nothing incredibly rare, nothing that wouldn’t still be on the shelves a month or a year from now. I picked up more for my friends than I did myself which is a first.

Hit three stores total, including Deep Thoughts JP, who it turned out were holding back vinyl to resell at higher prices or for the owner’s friends. So much for the “Record Store Day Pledge.” Dishonesty like that really creases me, but I would’ve been much more pissed had there actually been something they were holding back that was worth something; I mean, that single copy of Hoist by Phish you’re hoarding? Good luck making coin on that one, stoner – there were about 15 of them at Newbury Comics Faneuil Hall.

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