Rural Ledge-ucation #98: Record Store Day

For the third straight year, I have gathered together some of my Record Store Day finds to create a show that samples the good side of this biannual event. Not that everything is peachy with this day, though. There are some issues that Record Store Day board members need to discuss to ensure that those who truly desire a RSD release actually can get their hands on one. You can find more on that rant by heading over to my Argus Leader blog.
Today's show also includes the latest installment of the Songs For Slim benefit series. Instead of an ebay auction, this release was timed for Record Store Day, and select stores in Minneapolis received signed copies. It's also one of the best releases of the series, featuring The Minus 5 and Curtiss A covering Slim's "Rockin' Here Tonight", with a b-side of Tim O'Reagan and Jim Boquist (plus some special help from Paul Westerberg) performing an exquisite version of Dunlap's "Cozy".
Record Store Day shouldn't just be a one day event. Support your indie stores all year long! Now download this show from the usual online spots, or...


1. Bob Dylan, Thirsty Boots
2. Tim O'Reagan & Jim Boquist, Cozy
3. The Minus Five Feat. Cutiss A, Rockin' Here Tonight
4. Old 97's & Waylon Jennings, Iron Road
5. Elliott Smith, Alameda (alternate version)
6. Shearwater and Sharon Van Etten, Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
7. Ty Segall, The Motivator
8. Sonny & The Sunsets Imagine
9. R.E.M., So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)
10. The Rolling Stones, Around And Around
11. Calexico, Fortune Teller
12. Superchunk, Faith
13. The Thermals, The Sword By My Side (demo)
14. Best Coast, Fear My Own Identity
15. Big Star, September Gurls (Movie Mix, 2012)


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