Published Jun 20, 2019Record Store Day proper has come and gone this year, but that's not stopping organizers from releasing more of those "exclusives." In fact, RSD has decided the world is not complete without a 3-inch vinyl version of Beastie Boys' "Sabotage," so that's exactly what it's going to get.
RSD is marking the 25th anniversary of Beastie Boys' Ill Communication with a 3-inch vinyl single of the group's 1994 hit "Sabotage" — because normal vinyl, CDs, tapes and even streaming apparently no longer cut it anymore these days.
If you're a big 3-inch fiend, the single will be released in indie record shops on July 19. It is meant to be played on the RSD3 mini-turntable, and the "Sabotage" single comes in an outer box that reproduces the original 7-inch single (that's four inches larger for those keeping track) sleeve art and includes a pull-out Ill Communication poster.
RSD will press up 2,500 copies of the single. We'll leave it up to you to decide if that's an appropriate number for this "limited" pressing.
If you don't already have an RSD3 mini-turntable — a collaboration between Record Store Day and Crosley Radio — you can pick one up at select shops to play your little bitty record.
Previous 3-inch records have been released for the likes of Foo Fighters, Jack White, Bad Religion, Rancid, the White Stripes and more.