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Jimi Hendrix, Poster Boy for 2013 Record Store Day

Here it comes, the buzz for Record Store Day.  April 20th is the day when we all gather to celebrate and promote 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally.
  700 is not allot by the way.  Vinyl was dying a slow and painful death. Digital media wiped it out and only recently has the trend been gaining momentum.

Jack White was quoted as saying 'digital for the car, vinyl for the bedroom'.  Others claim that if you're wanting to really 'listen' as opposed to just hearing it- vinyl is your medium.  I personally do not have the audiophile's ear.  I have a hard time finding  that 'quality tone' that so many speak of and good enough for me is a pair of quality headphones.  I prefer to hear the subtle background layers- more than that and you lose me.

This year this fabulous classic photo is being used to promote the event.
"It's entirely appropriate that an image of Jimi Hendrix is on the official Record Store Day poster,” says Janie Hendrix. “He was an avid music fan and record collector himself and, of course, his recordings are among the most enduring and cherished of all time. Jimi's musical legacy and influence grow with every passing year so, in a sense, he makes Record Store Day last much, much longer than 24 hours."

Only 5,000 copies of the poster will be made and will be free to Hendrix fans at fully participating record stores in the United States. 

In honor of the event many artists will offer up unique recordings or special offers.  Record companies get involved as well.  Last year we scored some fabulous vinyl from The Clash- I personally only liked it for the cover art.  I want this poster though, its pretty cool and rumor has it the photo was taken in New England right before "Are You Experienced" was released in 1967.

 

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