The Art of the Record Store

Actual CD placeholder cards from Planet Records, Cambridge, MA. Plus other stuff.
~ Sunday, August 18 ~
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Come on.

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~ Saturday, August 17 ~
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Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks

Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks

Tags: planet records bob dylan blood on the tracks rock classic rock
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~ Saturday, April 20 ~
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The Deviants - Ptooff!
At this point, I should probably point out that I am alive, well, and safe following Boston’s harrowing (if refreshingly brief) nightmare. Planet was closed yesterday, obviously— everyone but me at the store lives in Watertown, and my boss had SWAT guys literally in his backyard— but we will be open in time to ring in Record Store Day today. So if you’re in the Boston area, celebrate the end of lockdown by coming in for some good tunes and good times!

The Deviants - Ptooff!

At this point, I should probably point out that I am alive, well, and safe following Boston’s harrowing (if refreshingly brief) nightmare. Planet was closed yesterday, obviously— everyone but me at the store lives in Watertown, and my boss had SWAT guys literally in his backyard— but we will be open in time to ring in Record Store Day today. So if you’re in the Boston area, celebrate the end of lockdown by coming in for some good tunes and good times!

Tags: the deviants ptooff mick farren rock mini lp Record Store Day Planet Records storytime boston marathon
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~ Thursday, April 11 ~
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Lou Reed - Transformer

Lou Reed - Transformer

Tags: planet records lou reed transformer glam rock david bowie velvet underground stratocaster
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~ Friday, March 29 ~
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Jazz horizon.

Jazz horizon.

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My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

Tags: planet records my bloody valentine loveless indie rock shoegaze guitar
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~ Tuesday, February 26 ~
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Red Garland Quintet - Red’s Good Groove

Red Garland Quintet - Red’s Good Groove

Tags: Planet Records red garland reds good groove jazz blue mitchell pepper adams sam jones philly joe jones
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~ Saturday, February 23 ~
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Brian Eno - Thursday Afternoon

Brian Eno - Thursday Afternoon

Tags: planet records brian eno thursday afternoon rock ambient
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~ Thursday, February 21 ~
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Jonathan Richman will probably never be the Bruce Springsteen of Massachusetts— he’s far too weird, and he would almost certainly reject the mantle if it were bestowed upon him— but he really should be. The first album by his band The Modern Lovers (also the only album, and not even really an album so much as a scrapbook of everything they managed to get on tape before the band collapsed under its leader’s idiosyncrasies) embodies just about everything about the Boston music scene: a lovable loserdom mixed with a balls-out bar rock sound (despite Richman’s famously proclaimed straightness) and tight pop songwriting.

Fortunately, the government is here to help. Rep. Marty Walsh, in association with Joyce Linehan, has introduced legislation to make the Modern Lovers’ “Roadrunner” Massachusetts’ official State Rock Song (which is a thing that exists— check out this awesome 1985 resolution to make “Hang On Sloopy” the official rock song of Ohio). If you yourself are a Masshole, you should definitely write to your congressman to support the bill; if not, you can still show solidarity at Linehan’s Facebook page, or by following this officially appointed Tumblr run by my good friend Andy Sellars. And if you don’t think it needs your support, check out this commentary by the assholes at the package store Fox 25 News to see how much worse it could be— by your silence, we could wind up with AUGUSTANA.

Tags: soapbox storytime Jonathan Richman modern lovers roadrunner massachusetts
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~ Wednesday, February 20 ~
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Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus

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