His joy for the annual event has faded away.
He says it is hard to pinpoint a highlight of his years in the industry.
"We opened in May 2013 and this will be our fourth Record Store Day", he said. Independent labels have complained in the past that RSD causes a backlog at vinyl pressing plants, resulting in painfully slow turnaround times due to the event.
1806 Frankfort Ave. | 9 a.m. -9 p.m.Guestroom Records is celebrating with an in-store sets by Joan Shelley and Nathan Salsburg, as well as DJ sets by Girls Rock Louisville, Clay Baker, DJ Grey of Saving our Style, Aaron Chadwell, DJ Springbreak, Nathan Salsburg and Andy Myers of Cereal Glyphs.
Record Store Day also celebrates the role these independent record stores play in their communities. Though it accounts for 10% of the plant's entire business for the year, the records produced only comprise 2% of its total orders.
Now, on to Indie Record Store Day.
According to the official Record Store Day website, "Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding almost 1400 independently owned record stores in the USA and thousands of similar stores internationally". Labels release limited-edition records - sometimes as few as 300 copies of a given album - that can't be purchased anywhere other than a participating Record Store Day location. This year, tributes to two stars who died in 2016 include several 12-inch extended mix hits from Prince and a first-tune release of a demo album used to promote David Bowie before he became famous.
"They are trophy hunting", he said. "When you go online, it's not like 'I remember at three in the morning, I went to Amazon and bought this Clash album, ' you know".
If you see a queue stretching up Preston's Church Street this Saturday it will mean one thing.it is Record Store Day.
"There is a huge cassette tape resurgence", Ruscitti said. "But yeah, there's always people that want to sell them to make money". They are cheap, and they are cool. Chris Brown from Bull Moose Music hatched the idea in 2007 for an event that started the following year with 200 stores and has grown to 1,600 participating record stores this weekend.
Biafra, who now heads punk band Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, also owns and operates the independent record label Alternative Tentacles, which was founded in 1979. Now in its tenth year, there is a Record Store Day controversy every year now, which is boring.
This year's Record Store Day will take place on Saturday, April 22.
"I like to keep them in print so anyone who wants one can afford one and doesn't have to get a high-paid tech job just afford a Misfits single", he said.
"It's our busiest day of the year", said Nathan Norio Wilson, a 28-year Rhino employee and the store's resident expert on rare and out-of-print vinyl, adding that Record Store Day is "bigger than Christmas". "It's a mental competition and it's also someone on the microphone saying 'You don't have this, ' That's the competition, but I'm not going to stop it - a lot of great moments happen like that".