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  • ROAR Holiday Gift Guide - 2022

    A few years ago I saw a gift guide blog post on a woodworkers’ shop page while I was shopping for gifts for my brother. I liked that the woodworker wasn’t pushing products, just listing things he found useful throughout the year. Some were as little as $5 (a nice pencil) and some were in the $1,000 plus category. Given that record collectors are particularly hard to buy for (who can keep up with their loved one’s collection?), this list includes items that are *not* records at various price points. Rather, these are things that I’ve found make for a great listening experience and I think other record collectors will enjoy them. There are no referral links or anything like that. Since this is a casual gift guide, everything is under $225, with most items in the <$50 range. Nearly everything I’m recommending I acquired myself this year, so it’s fresh on my mind. 

     

    The following is my guide for this year!

Record Store Day Titles!

  • Wha'ppen? (Expanded Edition)
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    The English Beat
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    $34.98 USD
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  • LEX HIVES & LIVE FROM TERMINAL 5 (2LP) (RSD)
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    Republic of Athens Records
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    $43.98 USD
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  • Zappa For President
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    Frank Zappa
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    $37.99 USD
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  • Wake
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    Voivoid
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    $42.98 USD
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  • Even More Dazed And Confused (Music From The Motion Picture)
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    Various Artists
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    $24.98 USD
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  • Genius Of Love 2001 Remixes
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    Tom Tom Club
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    $26.99 USD
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  • Sun Ra At The Showcase: Live In Chicago 1976-1977
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    Sun Ra
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    $49.96 USD
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  • Have A Little Faith (Deluxe Edition)
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    Mavis Staples
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    $39.99 USD
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  • Studio One Rude Boy
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    Soul Jazz Records Presents
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    $39.99 USD
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  • PUNK 45: Kill The Hippies! Kill Yourself! – The American Nation Destroys Its Young: Underground Punk in the United States of America 1978-1980
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    Soul Jazz Records Presents
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    $39.99 USD
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Virtual Crate Dive

  • Avocet
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    Bert Jansch
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    $39.99 USD
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  • Stands for deciBels
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    The dB's
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    $27.99 USD
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  • Chaos Angel
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    Maya Hawke
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    $28.99 USD
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  • What A Way To Die
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    The Pleasure Seekers
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    $26.99 USD
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  • I'm totally fine with it don't give a fuck anymore
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    Arap Strap
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    $29.99 USD
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  • Slaughter on First Avenue
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    Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
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    $37.00 USD
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  • Nell Ora Blu
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    Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
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    $37.00 USD
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  • SCRAPYARD
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    Quadeca
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    $38.99 USD
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  • musicology
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    Prince
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    $36.00 USD
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  • 3121
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    Prince
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    $31.00 USD
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  • Sun Without The Heat
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    Leyel McCalla
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    $33.00 USD
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  • Carrot On Strings
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    Man Man
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    $24.99 USD
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  • Locust Land
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    Bill Mackay
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    $27.99 USD
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  • Zen Kiss
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    Sheila Chandra
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    $31.99 USD
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  • New World Depression
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    $uicideboy$
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    $27.00 USD
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  • Nadi
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    Fazer
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    $28.00 USD
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  • Faust
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    Faust
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    $30.00 USD
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  • Schwingungen
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    Ash Ra Temple
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    $30.00 USD
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  • The Lost Studio Sessions 1964-1982
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    Gene Clark
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    $42.00 USD
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  • Toyland
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    Toyland
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    $31.00 USD
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  • Dream House 78'17
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    La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela
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    $32.00 USD
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  • Hillbilly Deluxe
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    Dwight Yoakam
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    $27.00 USD
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  • Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc, Etc
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    Dwight Yoakam
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    $27.00 USD
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  • Buenas Nochies From a Lonely Room
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    Dwight Yoakam
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    $27.00 USD
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  • Plugs I Met 2
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    Benny the Butcher
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    $32.00 USD
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