1980

So we will be celebrating our 40th anniversary at the start of next year.  As a promotion, we will be highlighting each year we have been open for a limited time, starting with 1980.

Check out the special year by year section (new & used/cd &vinyl) that has been carved out just as you enter the store.  All new cd/vinyl in the 1980 section will be 15% off regular price.

For fun & possible inspiration, listed below are some employee favorites from albums released in 1980.  Please submit your own top list in the comment section below or on the matching facebook post.  We give out a $15 gift certificate to 2 random people who post their favorites.

Mike C

1.Roky Erickson and the Aliens(self-titled)
2.Talking Heads Remain In Light
3.X Los Angeles
4.XTC Black Sea
5.Pretenders(self-titled)
6.Dire Straits Making Movies
7.Devo  Freedom of Choice
8.Pete Townshend  Empty Glass
9.Bob Marley  Uprising
10.Soft Boys  Underwater Moonlight

Mike B

1.John Foxx Metamatic
2.K. Leimer Closed Systems Potential
3.Various Artists Wanna Buy a Bridge?
4.John Hassell / Brian Eno Fourth World Vol. 1 – Possible Musics
5.B.G. Gilbert / G. Lewis 3R4
6.Curlew Curlew
7.Talking Heads Remain in Light
8.Cabaret Voltaire Voice of America
9.Captain Beefheart Doc at the Radar Station
10.Young Marble Giants Colossal Youth

Mikey

1.Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
2.The Cramps Songs the Lord Taught Us
3.Ramones End of the Century
4.Motörhead Ace of Spades
5.Angel Witch Angel Witch
6.Judas Priest British Steel
7.X Los Angeles
8.Black Friday Jealous Again
9.Circle Jerks Group Sex
10.Iron Maiden Iron Maiden

Sophie

1.Talking Heads Remain in Light
2.Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac Live
3.Billy Joel Glass Houses
4.Bruce Springsteen The River
5.Hall & Oats Voices

Matt

1.Steely Dan Gaucho
2.Joy Division Closer
3.Prince Dirty Mind
4.Soft Boys Underwater Moonlight
5.The B-52’s Wild Planet
6.Talking Heads Remain in Light
7.Feelies Crazy Rhythms
8.Dire Straits Making Movies
9.Young Marble Giants Colossal Youth
10.Devo Freedom of Choice

 

 

Rhino “Start Your Ear Off Right” vinyl with Free Poster

Special vinyl releases on Tuesdays in January

Get a free 2019 calendar with purchase of any of the following.

1/08/19

Television-Adventure-red vinyl
Alice Cooper-Greatest Hits-silver vinyl
Aretha Franklin-Aretha’s Gold-gold vinyl
Monkees-Greatest Hits-orange vinyl

1/15/19

Jimmy Rogers All-Stars-Blues Blues Blues
ZZ Top-El Loco-pink vinyl
Gram Parsons-GP-with 7″ single
Crosby,Stills,Nash & Young-So Far-white vinyl
ZZ Top-Tejas-purple vinyl

1/22/10

Joni Mitchell-Blue-blue vinyl
Little Village-Little Village-blue vinyl
Grateful Dead-Skeletons From the Closet-white vinyl
Warren Zevon-Warren Zevon

1/29/19

Buffalo Springfield-Buffalo Springfield-mono
Buffalo Springfield-Buffalo Springfield Again-mono
Lupe Fiasco-Lasers-red vinyl
Ramones-Road to Ruin-blue vinyl

contact us about pre-ordering or reserving a copy of any of these titles

 

 

New Releases 2/9/18

Sale priced items

  • Mgmt Little Dark Age cd $12.49 vinyl $32.38
  • The Wombats Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life  cd $12.49 vinyl $21.58
  • Soundtrack Fifty Shades Freed cd $13.49
  • Franz Ferdinand Always Ascending cd $12.49 vinyl $22.48
  • Palm Rock Island cd $12.49 vinyl $14.38
  • Wild Child Expectations cd $12.49 vinyl $23.38
  • Wade Bowen Solid Ground cd $11.99
  • Brian Fallon Sleepwalkers cd $13.49 vinyl $21.68
  • Ezra Furman Transangelic Exodus cd $16.49 vinyl $27.88
  • Joan As Police Woman Damned Devotion cd $16.49 vinyl $27.88
  • Melody Gardot Live In Europe cd $18.49 vinyl $44.98
  • Good Tiger We Will All Be Gone cd $12.49 vinyl $25.18
  • Harms Way Posthuman cd $12.49 vinyl $25.18
  • Insane Warrior(RJD2) cd $12.99
  • Black Panther Music from & inspired from film cd $14.99

 

Other titles:

Rock/Pop

  • Twin Peaks Sweet ’17 Singles vinyl
  • Mark D
  • Soft Moon cd/vinyl
  • Robert Plant live DVD
  • Chris Hillman compilation cd
  • Dashboard Confessional cd/vinyl
  • Ramones reissue vinyl (3 titles)
  • Offspring reissue vinyl
  • Shovels & Rope compilation vinyl
  • Insects VS Robots vinyl
  • Fu Manchu vinyl
  • Screeching Weasel reissue vinyl

Jazz/Blues

  • Nina Simone compilation cd/vinyl
  • Dr John reissue vinyl
  • Jamie Saft cd

Hip-Hop/Soul

  • Insane Warrior(RJD2) vinyl

Folk/Country/Bluegrass

  • Brigid Mae Power vinyl

Soundtracks

  • Jonny Greenwood Phantom Thread cd
  • Danny Elfman DC Justice League vinyl
  • Johann Johannsson The Mercy vinyl
  • Jed Kurzel Babadook vinyl

Experimental/Electronic

  • Gogo Penguin cd/vinyl

Reggae/World

  • Natalia Lafourcade cd
  • Bobby Digital vinyl reissue
  • Lloyd Parks vinyl reissue

 

 

Vinyl New Arrivals 1/13/2017

The XX I See You (indie exclusive clear vinyl) review spotify

Run the Jewels 3 Gold Vinyl  review  spotify

Flaming Lips  Oczy Mlody Purple/Orange vinyl  review  spotify

Bonobo  Migration  Deluxe Double Vinyl  review  spotify

Lady Lamb  Tender Warriors Club  review  spotify

Killers  Hot Fuss

Winged Victory For the Sullen  Iris Soundtrack review  spotify

Tokyo Police Club Melon Collie & the Infinite Radness  review  spotify

Sohn  Rennen review  spotify

Flo Morrissey/Matthew E. White Gentlewoman, Ruby Man  spotify  review

Clint Mansell  The Fountain soundtrack

Jerry Goldsmith  Gremlins soundtrack

Blasting Company Over the Garden Wall soundtrack

Tom Chaplin  Wave  review  spotify

Code Orange  Forever review  spotify

The Drip  Haunting Fear of Inevitability  review  spotify

Black Anvil  As Was  review  spotify

Madness  Can’t Touch Us Now  review  spotify

Chavez  Cockfighters  review  spotify

Chemical  Brothers  reissues:

Come With Us (solid red vinyl)

Dig Your Own Hole (solid white vinyl)

Exit Planet Dust (clear vinyl)

Further (transparent green vinyl)

Push The Button (transparent blue vinyl)

Surrender (solid blue vinyl)

We Are the Night (coke bottle clear vinyl)

Vinyl New Arrivals 1/10/2017

Rhino’s Start Your Ear Off Right has some selected special edition re-issues

Get Free Calendar with purchase of these titles

John Prine  John Prine

Lil’Kim  Hard Core

Soundtrack Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Psychedelic Splatter colored vinyl

Hootie & the Blowfish Cracked Rear View Yellow/Black swirl colored vinyl

 

Vinyl New Arrivals 1/6/2017

New Releases

Dropkick Murphys 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory Spotify Review

Gone is Gone Echolocation Spotify Review

Kat Wright By My Side Spotify

Apartment 3 Apartment 3 Facebook Soundcloud

Honus Honus Use Your Delusion Spotify Review

Neil Young Peace Trail Spotify  Review

Re-issues

KD Lang Shadowland

Rolling Stones In Mono 16 lp box

Destroyer 666 Defiance

Misery Index Killing Gods

Sam Cooke One Night Stand! Live the Harlem Square Club

 

 

 

 

Enter Your Top 5 Favorites of 2016!

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Music hounds! It’s that time of year once again, when we pore over the phenomenal releases or reissues of 2016 (and there were LOTS) to select le creme de la creme.

Enter your top five favorite records with some brief descriptions, and we’ll post your musings here. Let us know about your favorite tracks also for inclusion in what’s sure to be the Awesomist Playlist Of All Time. 2016 itself may not have felt like halcyon days, but the recordings have been undoubtedly wondrous.

Entrants will also be entered for a randomly selected drawing for a Pure Pop gift certificate, so get on that keyboard clackity clack! Submit to [email protected] to share your magic.

Can’t wait to hear from you!

-Your Friends at Pure Pop

Black Friday/Record Store Day 2018

Still plenty of exclusive limited titles are available including the Phish title.  Contact us thru the website album request to inquire about availability of titles and/or purchasing online thru paypal.

Record Store Day/Black Friday is November 23

Check out twitter starting Wednesday morning, #RSDPurePop, for pricing/quantity questions.  Will start pricing stuff at 9am on Wednesday, will try to check in every hour or so.

What goes on at Black Friday/RSD at Pure Pop?

First, there are many exclusive/limited releases, for more info you can check out recordstoreday.com

Second, there is a sale on all other items in the store

10% off new vinyl/new books

15% off used vinyl/new cds/tapes/dvds/etc

20% off used cds/dvd/tapes

So how do I get my hands on my favorite RSD release?

Well, there will be a line. It won’t be as big as the main RSD in April but there is a Phish title, so expect some people. Below is a general explanation of how the day will work.

Pure Pop opens at 10am on Friday the 23rd. We will be collecting wish lists at 9am sharp – make sure to get yours in by then! If there are only a couple of releases you really want, we DO NOT recommend trying to be the first in line – it won’t make a difference if you fill out a wish list. As long as you’re here no later than 8:55am with your wishlist, you have just as much a chance as anyone else to get the one or two releases that you want. If you want 7 things really, really badly, then we suggest getting to Pure Pop early so you can be the first in line to get in. There is usually already a small line around 6:30am or so. Besides the two items on your wishlist, everything else is first come, first serve. WE DO NOT DO PRE-ORDERS OR HOLDS PRIOR TO RSD titles. This is just general nationwide RSD policy.

So, what’s a wish list? In order for us to try to get you the release you want, we have a “wish list” – you fill out up to 8 releases that you want in order of how much you want them (1 being: you’d kill to get it, 8 being: you wouldn’t be torn up if you missed it). We collect the wish lists at 9am sharp and shuffle them. Starting from the random wish list on the top of the pile, we pick out the top 2 items you wrote down that are available and hold it for you, so you’re guaranteed to get at least something on your list. BUT we cannot guarantee everyone will get their #1 and #2 choices. We have a very limited supply of RSD releases! As we go through the lists and things sell out, we move on to the #3, #4, #5 choices and so on.

Here’s an example of how the wish list works: Say we get 10 copies of the Grateful Dead vinyl. Johnny’s wish list is 20th in the pile of randomly shuffled lists and the Grateful Dead vinyl is at the top of his list. Before we get to Johnny’s list however, ten other people had the Grateful Dead on their top 2 and we put them aside for those lucky people, so we are now sold out of the Grateful Dead. Sorry Johnny, but we’ll have to move on to your number 2 and 3 on the list instead. Even though Johnny didn’t get his number 1 pick, at least he got his 2nd and 3rd! and since it was really up to pure chance, he’s not too bummed and didn’t waste time by lining up outside the store at 3am.

 

Printable wishlist here

Pure Pop tries to get as many titles as possible, but we cannot guarantee any title will be here until it arrives. We will have most of the official RSD titles when we open at 10am. Feel free to contact us about a specific item or any other issue by calling 802-658-2652 or email [email protected], twitter #RSDPurePop

See you on Friday at 9am!!!

Black Friday 2014

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The Holiday Season is almost upon us.  Black Friday (Nov 28) brings the indie record store a slew of exclusive releases.

First, there are no pre-orders or advance holds on any Black Friday release.

As always, we like to reward those who get here earliest and are most excited for the special releases without making the whole occasion about who camps out the longest.

We will be conducting our random drawing for high demand/limited titles at 9:30 am.

We will open at 10am with the first person in line being the first person to enter the store to shop the Black Friday titles.

What is the drawing & how does it work?

Everyone in line before 9:30 A.M. will be given the opportunity to fill out their Black Friday wishlist.  Basically, everyone requests the titles they want to purchase if they have the opportunity.  We will collect all the filled out wishlists at 9:30 A.M. sharp.  The filled out wishlists will be selected in random order and each person will be reserved the top 2 items on their wishlist, if the titles are still available.  These 2 items will be held in reserve behind the counter and cannot be purchased by anyone else even if they are further up in line.

So when should you show up?

If you want multiple titles,  it will be “first come, first serve” after the wishlist drawing is finished.  So getting here early will allow you the chance to be one of the first people to attack the Black Friday titles.

If you are just looking to get 1 or 2 titles, the key time is 9:30 A.M.  which is the deadline to submit a filled out a wishlist. Everyone who submits a wishlist has an equal opportunity to reserve that one exclusive title they desire.

Hope to see you on Friday

Mike

Pure Pop

List of titles we will have upon Opening on Black Friday(for more details see list on Recordstoreday.com.

RSD Exclusive Releases (only released on Black Friday to indie record store like us)

5 Seconds of Summer – Self-titled 12″ picture disc 

Aaliyah – Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number 12″ colored vinyl

The Afghan Whigs – Gentlemen at 21 12″ vinyl

Against Me! – The Daytrotter Sessions 7″ vinyl

The Beatles – Long Tally Sally 7″ vinyl

Bleachers – Strange Desires: The Demos 12″ colored vinyl

Bon Jovi – Live 2 10″ picture disc

David Bowie – Sue (or in a Season of Crime) 10″ vinyl

The Bug vs Earth – BOA/Cold 12″ vinyl

Chvrches – Under the Tide 12″ colored vinyl

Dave Mattews Band – Recently 2 x 10″ vinyls

Miles Davis – Blue Xmas 7″ vinyl

Miles Davis – The Prestige 10″ Collection Vol. 1  10″ vinyl boxset

Miles Davis – Enigma 10″ vinyl

Dead Milkmen – Big Lizard in My Backyard 12″ colored vinyl

The Decemberists – Single 7″ vinyl

Game of Thrones Sound Track 12″ vinyl

The Doors/Peter LaFarge – Honor the Treaties 12″ vinyl

First Aid Kit – America 10″ vinyl

Fishbone – Truth and Soul 12″ colored vinyl

The Flaming Lips – Imagene Peise  Atlas Eets Christmas 12″ vinyl

Game Theory – Pointed Accounts of People You Know 10″ vinyl

Game Theory – Distortion  10″ vinyl

Genesis – From Genesis to Revelations 12″ vinyl

Gov’t Mule – Stoned Side of the Mule 12″ vinyl

Grateful Dead – 11/18/72 Hofheinz Pavilion Houston TX 12″ vinyl

Green Day – Tune in Tokyo 12″ vinyl

Billie Holiday – At Storyville 12″ vinyl

Hozier – In the Woods Somewhere 10″ vinyl

Husker Du – Warehouse: Songs and Stories 12″ vinyl

Chrissie Hydne – Stockholm Live at the 229 Club London England 10″ colored vinyl

Iron Butterfly – Heavy 12″ vinyl

Waylon Jennings- Lousiana Man, Kentucky Woman 7″ colored vinyl

Judas Priest – 5 Souls 10″ colored vinyl

Korn – Self-titled 2 x 12″ vinyls

Jenny Lewis – Pax AM Sessions – 7″ vinyl

Little Richard – Self-titled 12″ vinyl

J. Mascis – Fade into Yourself 7″ vinyl

Mastodon – The Motherload 12″ picture vinyl

Seth McFarlane – Holiday for Swing 12″ colored vinyl

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Soundtrack 12″ colored vinyl

Mother Love Bone – Hold Your Head Up 7″ vinyl

New Order – 1981-82 12″ vinyl

Conor Oberst – Standing on the Outside Looking In/Sugar Street 7″ vinyl

Roy Orbison – At the Rock House 12″ vinyl

Outkast – Player’s Ball 10″ vinyl

Joey Ramone – Christmas Spirit In My House 10″ vinyl

The Ramones – Morrissey Curates the Ramones 12″ vinyl

Rockabye Baby! Lullabye Renditions of Jay-Z 12″ colored vinyl

Ronnie James Dio – Ronnie James Dio and Friends Stand Up to Cancer 12″ picture disc 

Joe Satriani – Self-titled EP 12″ vinyl

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud/I’m a Mess 7″ vinyl

Bessie Smith – At the Christmas Ball 7″ vinyl

Sneakers – Self-titled 10″ vinyl

South Park – James Cameron/My Bitch Ain’t No Hobbit 7″ picture disc

Phil Spector and Various Artists – A Christmas Gift For You 12″ colored vinyl

St. Vincent – Pieta 10″ vinyl

They Might Be Giants – Flood 12″ colored vinyl

The Big Lebowski soundtrack 12″ colored vinyl

Frozen 7″ picture disc

The Velvet Underground – Live MXMXCIII 12″ vinyl

Wu Tang Clang – C.R.E.A.M 10″ picture disc 

Neil Young Official Release Series 5-8 vinyl boxset

Neil Young Zuma, Time Fades Away and On the Beach T-shirts

RSD Limited Run/Regional Focus (titles are released in very small runs (1000 or less) or in specific regions of the country)

The Acadia Strain – The Dead Walk 12″ colored vinyl

Death Grips – Government Plates 12″ vinyl

Five Finger Death Punch – Puragatory 12″ picture disc

Korn – The Paradigm Shift 12″ picture disc

Los Straightjackets – Los Straightjackets  Play Some of the Great Instrumental Hits 10″ vinyl

Ra Ra Riot – Two Hearts Beat as One 7″ vinyl

RSD First Release (titles that are available first at indie stores and then at other retailers at a later point) 

Diplo – F10RIDA CD and 12″ vinyl 

Echosmith – Cool Kids 12″ picture disc

Faith No More – Motherfucker 7″ vinyl

Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Music 12″ vinyl

Imagine Dragons – Nightvisions 12″ picture disc

Kinks – Muswell Hillbillies 2 x 12″ vinyls

Leftover Salmon – High Country CD

Elvis Presley – Showroom International 2 x 12″ vinyl

American Hustle Sountrack 2 x 12″ colored vinyls

Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol 1 Cassette