This post originally ran on our objectively badass music site, Weeping Elvis.
Iggy Pop wants you to buy records today! He is this year’s Record Store Day Ambassador, following in the footsteps of Ozzy, Metallica, and Josh Homme of Them Crooked Vultures. So go outside today and be like Iggy– a “street walking cheetah with a heart full of Napalm”… and a bag full of vinyl!
Wuxtry Records in Athens, GA. Reckless Records in Wicker Park, Chicago. Easy Street Records in Seattle. Get hip to Jeff the Brotherhood this afternoon at (my personal fave) Grimey’s in Nashville. The venerable Bleecker Street Records in Manhattan. Ear Wax in Brooklyn. Electric Fetus in Minneapolis. Patterson Hood of Drive By Truckers appears today at Criminal Records in Atlanta. Crooked Beat Records in DC. Disc Exchange in Knoxville, TN. The world’s largest independent record store, the mighty Amoeba Records in LA.
See an exclusive performance by Garbage (!) today at Waterloo Records in Austin. Check out Gwar today at The Soundgarden in Baltimore (check out our interviewwith Soundgarden’s owner.)
Go find the record store near you and buy a damn record. Do it for yourself. Do it for the rock. Do it for Iggy. Fucking DO IT FOR IGGY!!!
“I got my name, my musical education and my personality all from working at a record store during my tender years. … As Record Store Day Ambassador for 2012 I feel like a representative from some exotic jungle full of life and death and sex and anger, called upon to wear a leopard skin and translate joy to the world of the dead.” –Iggy on his RSD ambassadorship
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