The amazing David Chesworth is at Multisonics in Thornbury, recreating material from his 1979 album 50 Synthesiser Greats, which has just been re-pressed on vinyl by Chapter Music. He will be using the same equipment that he used on his dining table all those years ago: an Akai reel to reel tape records and an early Kong synth – the K700 miniKorg.
David Chesworth is an Aussie legend, a pioneer of electronic music.
As well as having having a swag of incredible RSD releases available on the day from the likes of The Cure, Black Angels, The Doors, Grateful Dead, Nico, The War On Drugs, The Smiths, Robert Johnson, Stevie Nicks, David Bowie and loads more, Abicus will also be giving away free posters from the likes of Real Estate, Rolling Stones and The XX with any music purchase on the day (while stocks last), plus a limited edition heavy weight canvas Abicus record bag with the first 25 RSD purchases, filled with $60+ worth of goodness. Oh and they’re having a lucky door prize for all the early birds too. Shaping up to be a beauty! Big focus on the actual Record Store Day releases for Abicus this year…. having said that they are stocked to the brim with a cracking selection of vinyl and books right now.
Love the way these guys have got into the spirit of Record Store Day and their PINK album launch. Check out the little dog that just wanders out of shot … you can imagine it’s thinking ‘forgotten to put half their clothes on again? I’m outta here’.
John Schumann of RedGum and John Schumann and the Vagabond Crew dropped into Songland Records in Canberra recently. Check out the video here. He’s then emailed again to wish us a great day and make this comment:
“I remember when your record store owner was as important in your life as your butcher. Still is, but good record stores are thin on the ground. These days I get heaps of frustrated emails all the time from people who want to buy my records but can’t find them. I send them to Frog at Songland. Why? Because he owns a record store, knows what he’s talking about and stocks my catalogue. We make them, he sells them. It’s a good arrangement. Happy Record Store Day, Australia! 🎙🎧🎼🎸”
Thanks for him for his support too!
They promise no queues! And around 6000 used vinyl records, with a massive clearance with some records as cheap at $2. Spend $50 and go into the drawa for a pair of Elac 50 speakers, worth $499. The draw will be at 3pm and you have to be in the store at the time to win. Also random giveaways with a ‘name the track’ competition. Free coffee all day from the takeaway next door. All kicking off at 9am.
Super popular Thornbury Records is opening at 10am and have around 200 Record Store Day exclusives plus a chance to win a Pro-Ject Debut Carbon turntable, worth $549, and a couple of Idle Hands Jex vinyl stands, worth $109 each. Sounds good!
In response to requests for ‘the list’ here are some lists. In Australia we don’t have one list to rule them all. We have lots of lists plus we have lots of individual releases from small indie labels and small indie bands. The lists here are .. well .. lists. They don’t include the individual releases. If we know about the individual releases they are in the website listed under Specials. We don’t always get told about individual releases, so not all of them may be here. Yes, I know …
Anyway, lists! Check the pages before printing .. some are long.
Atlantis Music in Southport, Qld has live music from 9am with Sook on the decks.
Mojo Music in Launceston is opening bright and early at 8am and has live music from The Bad Dad Orchestra, who are releasing their EP on vinyl for the first time, and The Sleepyheads. 2pm and 3pm respectively, for stripped back sets. And don’t forget the coffee. They have coffee.