Greeting Pop Pickers,

Still raining, still dreaming….of Spring that is…and with Spring comes the great ceremony of Record Store Day. RSD celebrates Independent Stores who did keep vinyl alive back in the day (unlike what a certain High Street chain store would have you believe) and all things vinyl related. Well there are PIL cassettes (which we asked for) and a Johnny Marr book (which we haven’t).

Just when you thought that queuing up round the back of the fish and chip on a cold Saturday morning was in fact just a dream; it comes back to haunt you. It haunts us. Will all the records arrive in one piece? Will it rain and will no-one turn up? Will the card machine break down? Did we spot the new thing from YouTube world that there will be a stampede for? Who are Lovejoy actually? Will we get up in time?

It is actually quite good fun, truth be tell. Especially when most of the forgoing don’t come to pass and the afternoon passes to in conversion with pals and people rushing over from Cleckheaton to get the last remaining Bay City Rollers copy (I exaggerate of course).

Our orders have now gone and we wait to see what comes back. Thank you for your feedback, it is appreciated. We reckon we are roughly on the some trajectory as last year; stock level wise. Some shops who didn’t participate last year and missed on a good event are back in this year so there may be a bit less to go round.

It feels like a decent year, selection wise (slowly growing on us) and the usual rules apply. We are happy to answer queries but we have now ordered and await news on what the powers that be will send us. We always try to be towards the bottom end of the market price wise. So if we all work together we should all enjoy our little special day. Once we sort out our website (John and I don’t do websites) we will post more information and a price list as well as our stock list (hopefully towards the end of March)!!

Happy Days

P.S. Record Store Day 8.00am Saturday 20th April 2024

New Releases

Kaiser Chiefs – Kaiser Chiefs’ Easy Eighth Album
Liam Gallagher and John Squire – Liam Gallagher and John Squire
Matthew Halsall – Bright Sparkling Light
Ocean Colour Scene – Days Like These Live 1998-2015
The Who – Live At Shea Stadium 1982
Various Artists – NOW – Millennium 04/05
Yard Act – Where’s My Utopia?

Kim Gordon – The Collective
Judas Priest – Invincible Shield
Richard Hawley – Live At Halifax Piece Hall
The Rolling Stones – Live At The Wiltern

Four Tet – Three
Kacey Musgraes – Deeper Well
Mark Knopfler’s Guitar Heroes – Going Home (Theme From Local Hero)
The Black Crowes – Happiness Bastards
Various Artists – Tim’s Listening Party

Adrianne Lenker – Bright Future
Alice Coltrane – The Carnegie Hall Concert
Andre 3000 – New Blue Sun
Jlin – Akoma
Rosali – Bite Down
The Jesus And Mary Chain – Glasgow Eyes
The Who – Quadrophenia Live In Philadelphia 1973
The Who – Live In Philadelphia 1973
Waxahatchee – Tigers Blood

Courting – New Last Name
Ride – Interplay
Sheryl Crow – Evolution

New Re-issues

Curve – Cuckoo
Madonna – Celebration
Metallica – Metallica

Alice Cooper – Billion Dollar Babies (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
Buzzcocks – Singles Going Steady – 45th Anniversary Edition
Dry Cleaning – Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks + Sweet Princess EP
Kylie Minogue – Body Language
Pixies – Live A The BBC

AC/DC – High Voltage
AC/DC – Dirty Deeds Done Cheap
AC/DC – Powerage
AC/DC – Highway To Hell
AC/DC – Back In Black
AC/DC – For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)
AC/DC – Who Made Who
AC/DC – The Razors Edge
AC/DC – Live
Joe Strummer – Live at Acton Town Hall
Nina Simone – Nina’s Back

Alice In Chains – Jar Of Flies
The Cure – Paris (30th Anniversary)

Chapterhouse – Whirlpool
Humble Pie – Humble Pie
I Monster – Neveroddoreven (20th Anniversary)
Nico – The Marble Index
Nico – Desertshore

Connoisseurs Corner
Nothing too spectacular of late but plenty of nice bread and butter stuff.
The frontman of legendary psych/experimental band Can died sadly a few weeks ago. Typically, like the grim reaper, a 1981 copy of ‘Ege Bamyasi’ arrived the day before.

Gig Guide

The Crescent:
Fri 1st Serotones
Fri 15th BC Camplight
Sat 16th Goldie Lookin’ Chain
Fri 22nd Bull / FEET / Vehicle

The Vaults:
Sat 2nd Kasabian vs Oasis
Sat 16th The Devot (Depeche Mode Tribute)
Fri 29th The Total Stone Roses
Sat 30th Tom Hingley & The Kar-Pets / Marseille / Nick Tudor

Fulford Arms:
Mon 11th The Umbrellas / Captain Starlet
Thu 14th Percy / New Solar Drones / St Christopher
Thu 21st Battle Of The Bands Final
Fri 29th The Rosemaries / Flat Moon / The Rosettas / Haertstrings

Tue 12th Jake Bugg
Tue 19th Feeder
Sat 30th York Clubbers Reunion – Ikon & Diva vs The Gallery

The Micklegate Social:
Sat 2nd Sophisticated Boom Boom #5

Your independent friend.

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