Anyone excited for Record Store Day? I’m in line outside NYC’s Other Music* right now and in 14 hours that glow-in-the-dark Ray Parker, Jr. 10″ is mine. You can check out the full list of exclusive releases here or just listen to SoundClouds of all the new songs here. In all seriousness, though, good luck to all you vinyl fetishists and eBay flippers. Our (gif-free!) list of your best and worst comments of the week are below.
There was a point during last night’s minimally audacious Rock & Roll ceremony — maybe halfway through the E Street Band’s interminable shoutouts — when I remarked to the guy from Billboard that this was the opposite of Coachella. But boy did that Nirvana coda make the whole thing worthwhile. It was surreal and thrilling to hear Dave, Krist, and Pat revisit those songs two decades later, even if Lorde was too green to do Kurt justice on the band’s best song. Also surreal to run into Courtney backstage and find her completely lucid and polite. Happy 20th, Live Through This! Of course while we’re all happy for Nirvana, it’s OutKast’s turn to reunite now. Nobody (outside of the Snow Queen of Arendelle) gets the spotlight for more than a day in 2014. Tune in here and check back throughout the weekend for Chris’ reports from Indio. But first…
An early highlight of last night’s Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction was Chris Martin’s words about Peter Gabriel, and the pair’s performance of Gabriel’s “Washing Of The Water.” Martin’s speech quoted from “the book of Genesis”…
I saw this tour at Jones Beach. It was Live / Veruca Salt / PJ Harvey.
Would not be surprised if “Ain’t It Fun” ends up on my top 10 songs of the year list.
Sorry, that was my fault. Fixed.
Crowd during HAIM:
That’s gotta be distracting.
I saw someone on Instagram write, “I thought that was Aubrey Plaza.”
And … they’re gone!
Coincidentally listened to Jason Isbell on WTF last night and it was good:
Patterson Hood did a recent episode too, but I haven’t listened yet.
Hey, good news: those photo ads are going away permanently.
You’re right, we should’ve had Joan Jett.
They’re not new, but I agree they’re terrible. I’m trying to get them banned from the site. In the meantime: adblock!