Cob Records on Record Store Day
Cob Records in Bangor are adding to the day's celebrations by having in-store live sets from vaunted (and deservedly so) psych surf instrumentalists Y Niwl; Bethesda's Wyrligigs (launching a new album co-produced by Catatonia and Y Cyrff's Mark Roberts); and Fay Ray. The latter were a Bangor band featuring Cob's owner, Owen Hughes, who signed to WEA and released a fine debut album, Contact You, in 1981.
A special edition of that album is one of many exclusive, limited edition releases that will be available on the day. Vinyl hounds will be able to pick up collectable Record Store Day pressings from the likes of Neu!, Flaming Lips, Jesus And Mary Chain and the Rolling Stones.
Cob promises that there will be other 'free goodies' available... not the least of these, if you make a purchase, will be the last hurrah for the legendary, yellow Cob plastic bag. Once current stocks of the bag are exhausted, for environmental reasons, there will be no more produced.
Get there early. Well, actually, get there late, please. I want to be able to scour out the undoubted gems in the second-hand racks before the shop gets too busy.