Record Store Day 2015: KEXP DJ & Staff Picks, Part One


This Saturday, April 18th is Record Store Day, and KEXP staff and DJs are eagerly awaiting their chance to grab their faves! Check out their wish lists below, and you can also see DJ Kevin Cole’s list here. Speaking of the Kevster, all week long on The Afternoon Show, he’ll be joined by guests from Seattle record stores at 3:00 PM PT:

Thursday: Mike Batt (Silver Platters)
Friday: Matt Vaughan (Easy Street)

Tune in and get a first listen at many of the records you can get this weekend! And stay tuned for more staff and DJ picks tomorrow.

Cheryl Waters | Host of The Midday Show:

I’m excited about Blitzen Trapper covering Neil Young’s Harvest album. Also, I just heard about the Nirvana covers album Whatever Nevermind when Kevin was chatting with Jason Hughes of Sonic Boom Records on The Afternoon Show. I’m excited to hear more!

Scott Bell | General Manager, KEXP Online Service:

My pick: Jethro Tull, Live at Carnegie Hall 1970. Why? I almost wore through the grooves on my Thick as a Brick LP. Loved Tull back in the day.

Rob Bender | Senior Account Executive, Business Support & Sponsorship:

Mclusky – Mcluskyism


Rischel Granquist | Manager of Administrative Services:

I’m most excited for
Lord Sitar
Various- and On-U Journey Through Time and Space
Trojan Records Rude Boy Rumble

Lulu would be most excited for
Melanie Martinez – Dollhouse

Brian Hill | Music Underwriting & Business Support

The 101’ers – Elgin Avenue Breakdown (Revisited)

Courtney Barnett – Kim’s Caravan
Who doesn’t love CB?

Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli) – Fix Up/You Already Know
Black Star!!! (Head explodes)

Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
Her best record on RED Vinyl? (Head explodes)

Eyedea & Abilities – E&A
One of the best and under-heard Hip Hop duos from the Midwest. RIP Mikey!

Midlake – Live in Denton TX
Always fun to find live versions of their best track, “Roscoe”


Sharlese Metcalf | Host of Audioasis:

· Thai Pop Spectacular (1960-1980’s) LP
· Vampire Weekend – Step LP
· Built to Spill – Untethered Moon LP
· Ministry Trax Box – CD Box Set
· Electroconvulsive Therapy Vol 3 – Obscure Singles Cira 83-86 LP
· Starfucker – Astronaut / Little Lover 7’’

Kari Stark | Gift Processor:

Lydia Loveless & Cory Brannan – Prince Covers Split Single
The 101’ers – Elgin Avenue Breakdown (Revisited)
Comeback Kid – Rain City Sessions
Those Darlins/Diarrhea Planet – Live At Pickathon Split
Hutch and Kathy – Hutch And Kathy
Cobra Skulls – LIVE AT THE BBC
OFF! – Live From The BBC
The Stooges – Have Some Fun: Live at Ungano’s
The Dead Milkmen – Beelzebubba
Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Question The Answers

Yes, they are in order of desire. I’m excited to spend way too much money.

Cyrus Despres | Manager of Information Technology:

RPM Turntable Baseball

Runner up:
Brian Eno

Sean Morrow | Variety Mix DJ:

J Dilla – Fuck the Police

Doug Hream Blunt – Gentle Persuasion

The Spaceape – Ghost Town / At War With Time

Makthaverskan – Witness

Hinds / Parrots – Split #1

Coachwhips – Bangers Vs Fuckers

Oneohtrix Point Never – Commissions II

Steve Reich – Music for 18 Musicians

V/A – Thai Pop Spectacular

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