Record Store Day 2011: A Recap

So I’m looking at an enormous bag of records that I bought on Saturday. And yes, it’s more than many Saturdays I buy records, but it’s a bag nonetheless.

In it are some real finds: The Big Star test-pressing LP, Grinderman 12"s, Velvet Underground, Deerhunter, Off! and other singles.

And then I got a 13th Floor Elevators single which I was very excited to get. However, it was $13. I know, predatory pricing isn’t anything new for major labels…..but for a single? By Roky Erickson? Really? I mean, REALLY?

I also got this video from Eric Levin who owns/operates Criminal Records and is a co-founder of Record Store Day. An insanely insane head scratcher.