On April 21st, the day will be known as Record Store Day: a day in which independent music stores get rare vinyls in order to sell them. Loads of bands contribute towards Record Store Day by releasing these obscure records, which will only be sold on that day in the independent shops.
This year has releases ranging from The Black Keys to Noel Gallagher, Jack White to Metallica, and Arctic Monkeys to David Bowie. Some bands set a limit on the amount of vinyls that will be sold during the day, meaning they will be individually numbered, and then rare in the future. Not all stores provide all vinyls that are available on Record Store Day, but you may find that the popular ones are there for sale.
"Washington is not afraid of student activists and rock stars. But they are nervous when they see men with collars hanging out with students and rock stars."
- Bono, 2002
did you know
Apart from composing both the Windows 98 and Windows XP operating system startup sounds, Brian Eno also composed the Windows 95 startup sound. Instead of recording just one sound, he ended up with 84 sounds at six seconds long each.