Record Store Day

12 Heavy Metal Vinyl Releases To Pick Up at Phoenix Record Stores on Black Friday

I have personal issues with Black Friday.

I just don't get it. Why would you leave your house after a perfectly good day of football and feasting to embark on a wild goose chase for yet another flat-screen television or deep fryer, no matter how deeply discounted they are? Rabid consumers, zombified from food comas, feeding into the frenzy of heightened commercialism -- and before you know it you're bulldozing an 89-year-old woman for a $3 copy of 22 Jump Street.

Isn't the concept just everything that the holiday of "good tidings" stands against?

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Lauren Wise has worked as a rock/heavy metal journalist for 15 years. She contributes to Noisey and LA Weekly, edits books, and drinks whiskey.
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