This year's Black Friday Record Store Day (RSD) - the day after Thanksgiving - brings with it a slew of new 10" record releases, as well as a bunch of RSD exclusive 7" singles. Below please find a list of ten recommended 7" records from all different artists.
Many are new reissues of older recordings. For example, there's a new David Bowie picture disc of "Jean Jeanie!" The Rolling Stones have a four song 7" EP. There are three Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band singles being released. The White Stripes also have three different 45's for this Black Friday's RSD: “Fell in Love With a Girl” b/w “I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself" + “Hotel Yorba” (Live at the Hotel Yorba) b/w “Rated X (Live at the Hotel Yorba)" + "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” b/w “Stop Breaking Down.”
The Rolling Stones 7" EP cover artwork/layout (above) is real nicely presented: a great old black and white photo of the Stones with song titles done in throwback 7" EP font style, classic Decca logo, and the "mono" tag. The record features the songs "Poison Ivy," "You Better Move On," "Money," and "Bye Bye Johnny." Meanwhile, the three Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band 7" singles for RSD are "Abba Zaba/Yellow Brick Road" + "Plastic Factory/Where There's A Woman" + "Upon The My-O-My/I Got Love On My Mind" - all released by Sundazed.
In addition to this list of ten RSD 7" releases, there is also the eleven record set of 7" records by Lee Hazlewood titled You Turned My Head Around: Lee Hazlewood Industries 1967-1970 that Billy Gil wrote about, along with other RSD picks, on the recent 10 Black Friday Releases To Look For Amoeblog. See you at Amoeba on Friday.
1) Tomahawk "Stone Letter" (Ipecac)
2) Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band "Abba Zaba/Yellow Brick Road" (Sundazed)
3) Frank Zappa "Why Don'cha Do Me Right, Big Leg Emma" (UMe)
4) Gene Clark "Echoes" b/w "I Found You" (Sundazed)
5) Leonard Cohen / Jeff Buckley "Hallelujah" (Legacy)
6) David Bowie "Jean Jeanie (Picture disc) (Virgin)
7) Bob Dylan "Duquesne Whistle" (Columbia)
8) CeeLo Green / Donny Hathaway "This Christmas" (Elektra/Rhino)