We asked 8 record stores to share their top picks for Record Store Day

It's a special date on the calendar for record collectors everywhere, but Record Store Day can be overwhelming if you don't know where to begin. Thankfully, we've enlisted the help of eight of Australia's best record stores to help you find the perfect record no matter where you are in the country.

Dixons Recycled Records

 

 

The record I recommend for Record Store Day 2018 is: The one that makes you feel good.

Because: You should only ever have records in your collection that make you feel good!

 

Greville Records

 

 

The record I recommend for Record Store Day 2018 is: The Neil Young Live At The Roxy LP.

Because: It was recorded just after Neil Young had recorded, but hadn’t yet released his brilliant Tonight’s The Night LP. At that time, Neil had just become a mega star with ‘Harvest’ topping charts around the world, yet after the deaths of guitarist Danny Whitten and roadie Bruce Berry, Neil headed for the darkness and the ditch, and turned his back on fame. When he toured, the public expected a laid back hippie, but got some of the dirtiest, doom-riddled, out-of-it rock ‘n roll ever. He played songs nobody had heard before. The live tapes have never been released, so this LP should be amazing.

 

Heartland Records

 

 

The record I recommend for Record Store Day 2018 is: Cheech & Chong’s ‘Up In Smoke’ 40th anniversary marijuana shaped 7” picture disc single with scratch and sniff sticker.

Because: It speaks for itself, really.

 

Relove Vinyl

 

 

The record I recommend for Record Store Day 2018 is:  Rage Against the Machine: Live from the Democratic National Convention 2000

Because: It suits the current political climate of anti-everything sweeping the globe.

 

RPM Records

 

 

The record I recommend for Record Store Day 2018 is:  David Bowie - Bowie Now.

Because: It the first commercial release of a 1977 US promo-only LP and is drawn from the Low and Heroes albums, with rare pics in Berlin on white vinyl.

 

Resist Records

The record I recommend for Record Store Day 2018 is: Quicksand - Triptych Continuum 12”.

 Because: I’m a massive fan of Quicksand, so looking forward to hearing three new tracks.

 

Sounds Espresso

 

 

The record I recommend for Record Store Day 2018 is: I recommend any record on Record Store Day.

Because: They’re limited pressings and will not be repressed again.

 

The Record Store

 

 

The record I recommend for Record Store Day 2018 is: Air – ‘Sexy Boy’ 7” picture disc.

Because: We're an equal opportunity employer and we love sexy boys as much as we love sexy girls.

 

Record Store Day will be held on Saturday April 21.

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