While it’s nice to see Record Store Day get some decent sponsorships this year, it seems criminal to me how Clarks is doing a promotional 7″ with Best Coast, and nothing at all Ghostface Killah-related. I mean, I’m fine with Best Coast and whatnot, but, shit, I’m pretty sure Ghostface single-handedly put the British shoe company onto the urban landscape. At least in my mind, if we’re talking Wallabee’s, I immediately think of GFK, specifically the cover of Ironman and the memorable opening seconds of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx‘s “Glaciers of Ice.”
But, as you can see by looking at their website, Clarks isn’t exactly gearing their marketing machine towards much other than these types of whites:
- Identical douche-bags in Land Rovers
- Pussies playing make-believe acoustic guitar in flower gardens
- Seven-year-old Yacht Club members
- Trendy scenester city folk
Sorry, Ghost. I was hoping for them navy blue and cream-colored joints, too. Maybe next year they’ll have crazy visions with you, homie.
That aside, at least Get On Down, the Boston-based company behind the slew of recent exclusive hip-hop memorabilia, has done something to coincide with this Record Store Day madness. Check this out, they just started shipping last Friday.
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