Mighty Boosh duo are new Record Store Day ambassadors
Record Store Day has announced its official ambassadors ahead of the big day on Saturday – The Mighty Boosh.
Ahead of the 12th edition of the event this Saturday 13th April, self-professed record lovers Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding fly the flag for the UK’s independent record stores.
The writers and stars of the acclaimed British comedy The Mighty Boosh, are the first comedians to take on Record Store Day’s illustrious ambassador role. They follow in the footsteps of Sir Elton John, Run the Jewels, St Vincent, Pearl Jam and many more.
And as part of their role in the event, Julian and Noel are giving fans the special opportunity to get the complete Mighty Boosh radio series on vinyl. This is the first time the series appears on record and presents the surreal world of the Zooniverse on 3 pieces of coloured 180g vinyl.
Julian Barratt explains why they chose Record Store Day as the time to release this record: “We are approaching singularity, when computers will overtake and replace us. Therefore, it suddenly felt prescient to outwit them and somehow save our precious early recordings onto a format that the dawning artificial intelligences will not see as a threat. In the feint hope that one day, thousands of years from now, when the human race is decimated and bereft, its ephemeral digital archive wiped by the powerful shockwaves of the ‘magneto-pulse’, a solitary humanoid survivor, scavenging and in the dark tunnels beneath the humming glistening exo-skin of the earth… will discover this disc abandoned in a cave, and trace its long fingernail across the patterned surface only to drop in shock as it hears my rich and resonant voice echoing through the cave”
Noel Fielding also added: “People that work in record shops are often obsessed with vinyl and music and bands and can steer you in the right direction and tell you about things that you would never know about. Whereas you can’t do that on the internet. It’s not possible. You want some vinyl expert to tell you about a record you’ve never heard of. That’s the beauty of it.”
Record Store day takes place this Saturday, 13 April. Click here to buy your copy of the official Record Store 2019 guide featuring full details of all 500+ releases