And the hits just keep on comin'! Today, we're sharing the Record Store Day Black Friday lineup from our friends at Real Gone Music. RGM's lineup of modern rock titles - many of which are making their vinyl debuts - plus one very special jazz release will arrive at participating independent record stores on Friday, November 24. You'll find the list of those record stores here.
Without further ado, here's the full RGM slate, with descriptions provided by the label.
Black Jazz Records: The Complete Singles (Limited Orange with Black Swirl Vinyl Edition)
On the heels of its overwhelmingly successful reissue campaign of the 20 albums recorded for the legendarily collectible Black Jazz label, Real Gone Music returns with a 2-LP set that includes the extraordinarily rare singles that were cut for the label. The gatefold jacket features liner notes by Pat Thomas. Pressed in tawny orange with black swirl vinyl, limited to 2,000 copies! Artists include Gene Russell, Doug and Jean Carn, Walter Bishop Jr., Rudolph Johnson, Kellee Patterson, and more!
The Bottle Rockets, The Bottle Rockets (30th Anniversary Edition) (Limited Maroon Vinyl Edition)
With the full cooperation of alt-country legends The Bottle Rockets, Real Gone Music is reissuing their early records, starting with their classic self-titled debut record, making its vinyl debut on maroon wax for its 30th anniversary. Mastered for vinyl and lacquers cut by original Bottle Rockets mastering engineer Scott Hull...limited to 2,000 copies!
Meat Puppets, Forbidden Places (Limited Boysenberry with Black Swirl Vinyl Edition)
The Meat Puppets' first album for London Records is actually one of their best, and, ironically, one of their most overlooked, for their new home's major label marketing muscle was no match for the 1991 grunge craze (of course, grunge gods Nirvana later gave them a hand up on their MTV Unplugged special). Never before reissued on vinyl, this lost, early '90s classic comes in boysenberry with black swirl vinyl inside a jacket with an inner sleeve. Limited to 2,500 copies!
The Jesus Lizard, Blue (Limited Metallic Blue Vinyl Edition)
Produced by Gang of Four's Andy Gill, 1998's Blue is The Jesus Lizard's sixth and final studio album, and it's one of their most diverse, even delving into jazz (!) on "Until It Stopped to Die." But other tracks, like "And Then the Rain" and "Postcoital Glow," deliver TJL's trademark mix of menace and borderline psychosis. Reissued on LP for the first time, in a metallic blue vinyl pressing limited to 2,500 copies, inside a jacket with an inner sleeve.
Buckcherry, Time Bomb (Limited Metallic Brown with Black "Bomb Blast" Vinyl Edition)
The last album with the original Buckcherry line-up, 2001's Time Bomb celebrates a lifestyle decadent even by the standards of the lead singer Josh Todd and crew's Sunset Strip stomping grounds. Yet, Todd and Buckcherry are still rockin' over 20 years later...and Time Bomb holds up with its post-AC/DC/Aerosmith/Guns 'N' Roses/Mötley Crüe unholy racket. First time on vinyl, in a metallic brown with black "bomb blast" swirl pressing limited to 2,500 copies, complete with inner sleeve!
Tantric, Tantric (Limited Orange Vinyl Edition)
Todd Whitener, Jesse Vest, and Matt Taul got fired from Days of the New, but they had the last laugh, forming Tantric and recording this self-titled, Gold-selling album in 2001 for Madonna's Maverick label with producer Toby Wright (Alice in Chains, Metallica, Korn) at the controls. Never before released on LP, this acoustic-tinged, grunge/nu metal classic emerges here in an orange vinyl pressing inside a jacket with inner sleeve. Limited to 1,500 copies!
Taproot, Blue-Sky Research (Limited Blue Sky Vinyl Edition)
Featuring three co-writes by Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan and guitar guests like Stephen Carpenter of the Deftones, Taproot's Blue-Sky went Top 40 in 2005 on the strength of such singles as "Calling" and "Birthday." It proved to be their last album for Atlantic, though, which probably explains why it had never seen a vinyl release. Our reissue comes with an inner sleeve housing a (natch) "blue sky" vinyl pressing limited to 1,500 copies.