RECORD STORE DAY DROP 1
Whilst it's lovely to see all of the social media posts this week about Record Store Day Drop 1 this coming Saturday (12th June), having done some data analysis a couple of months ago on the gender (im)balance of the list of releases, all the photos of the exclusive releases cropping up this week have been quite the reminder of how overwhelmingly male the list is.
What's interesting to learn though, via a post on the Record Store Day UK website this week, is that vinyl purchasers are getting younger, and more women are buying vinyl. It would be nice to think that this change in consumer demographic may help bring about change in the gender balance and genres of releases on the Record Store Day list for 2022.
In the meantime, if you are planning on visiting your local independent record shop on Saturday, here's a snapshot of just some of the great reissues by women that are on the list for Drop 1...
Warpaint - The Fool. Andrew Weatherall Sessions.
Marika Hackman - Sugar Blind & Deaf Heat EP
Kristin Hersh - Wyatt At The Coyote Palace
Joni Mitchell - Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 1 - Highlights
Belly - Bees