We’re generally skeptical about the consumerist crapfest that is Black Friday — spend Thursday giving thanks for everything you do have, and wake up early the day after to throw elbows like crazy at your fellow shoppers to spend a shitload of cash on everything you don’t have — but if there’s one thing we do like buying, it’s music. Happily, Black Friday does tend to bring a decent amount of music-related specials, mostly via the folks at Record Store Day. As such, we’ve dutifully thumbed through this year’s list of special releases to sort the proverbial wheat from the chaff, and shared our shopping list after the jump. What’s caught your fancy this year?
Joe Strummer — Live at Acton Town Hall
Right, so, this is the most genuinely exciting release of the day as far as we’re concerned — it captures the benefit show Strummer played for striking firefighters in 2002, at which Mick Jones joined the great man on stage for the first time in two decades, and it’s never been released in any sort of physical format before. Now you can get it on LP, which is all kinds of awesome.