Record Store Day Replay

dj shaxx and Mike Pratt

DJ Shaxx and Mick Pratt (Bull Moose) holding up the OBI decorated record.

This past Saturday was the 15th annual Record Store Day (RSD), an event celebrated all over the world.

Most Mainers know that Record Store Day began with a conversation and email exchange with Chris Brown from Bull Moose and music industry folks and a desire to celebrate independent record stores like people did within the comic industry. “It is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day.”

Mike Pratt with vinyl albumWMPG’s DJ Shaxx and Annella hosted a Record Store Day preview show on Saturday 23rd April with Mick Pratt from Bull Moose joining as a guest.  Mick brought an array of valued RSD purchases from previous years and they discussed RSD releases, fancy picture discs, strawberry scented records (The Damned), “what’s an OBI?” and the weird and wonderful releases for 2022.


Top Picks from Annella, Bobby & Mick:

  • DJ Shaxx – The Cure (Pornography), Gong (In the 70’s), Blondie (Sunday Girl), Virgin Prunes (Pagan Love Song), Johnny Marr (Spirit, Power & Soul – Vince Clark Mix)
  • Annella  – The Proclaimers (This is the Story), Tegan & Sara (Still Jealous), Joan Jett (Acoustics), The Gun Club (Live at the Hacienda ’83), The Cranberries (Remembering Dolores), Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (Live Seeds)
  • Mick Pratt (Bull Moose): Taylor Swift (7 inch)

You can listen again to the replay here

Playlist from RSD Preview Party

Artist / Song
The Cranberries / Waiting In Walthamstow
Blondie / Sunday Girl (French Version) (1993 Digital Remaster)
Mariya Takeuchi / Plastic Love
Cloud Neal / Moon Kid
Killah Priest / Unknown Michael
Cloud Neal / Moon Kid
Vibebox / Enjoy Yourself
M.C C.M / Cotton Candy – Instrumental
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts / Fresh Start
Stiff Little Fingers / Tin Soldiers
The Cure / A Strange Day
Polaris / Hey Sandy
Billy Bragg / The Milkman of Human Kindness
The Jim Carroll Band / People Who Died
The Wombats / 1996
The Proclaimers / Sunshine on Leith
Stiff Little Fingers / Tin Soldiers
We Are The Union / Morbid Obsessions
The Gun Club / Sex Beat
Skrillex / Bangarang (feat. Sirah)