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Shop Local: 10 Gift Ideas for the Music Lover 

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Whether you're looking for that sitar you've always needed to recreate Satanic Majesties live, or William S. Burroughs' collaboration with Tom Waits on vinyl, our Holiday Guide has got you covered.

1. School’s Out LP by Alice Cooper

The go-to soundtrack for not only stoners, shock rockers and Linklater devotees, but for all that suffer through the seemingly never-ending rite of passage that is grade school. Complete with original panties, probably never worn before. $59, Imagine Books and Records, 8373 Culebra Road, (210) 236-7668, imaginebookstore.com

2. Jazz as Played in an Exclusive Side Street Club LP first pressing by Nina Simone

The brilliance of the woman who should have been the first black female Curtis Institute student is on full display in this first pressing of her first LP. $49, Imagine Books and Records, 8373 Culebra Road, (210) 236-7668, imaginebookstore.com

3. Alpha LP by Selena y Los Dinos

For the choosy collector, consider a first pressing of the third album from the woman who would be tejano’s Queen. Alpha won her “Female Vocalist of the Year” at the 1987 Hispanic Music Awards and “Female Vocalist of the Year” and “Performer of the Year” at the Tejano Music Awards. Call for price, Janie’s Record Shop, 1012 Bandera Road, (210) 735-2070, janiesrecordshop.com

4. El Rey y El Principe de la Musica Norteña LP by Flaco and Santiago Jiménez

The first and last time that San Quilmas' conjunto legends recorded together on wax. Call for price, Janie’s Record Shop, 1012 Bandera Road, (210) 735-2070, janiesrecordshop.com

5. Fats Domino: His Greatest Hits LP

The best little tejano, conjunto, norteño, etc. record shop in town is now moving into the English market, with releases from pop music’s greatest legends. $5, Janie’s Record Shop, 1012 Bandera Road, (210) 735-2070, janiesrecordshop.com

6. Go for the Throat LP by SA Slayer

Snatch up this re-release from original San Antonio purveyors of all things heavy metal just after they got sued by some other band named Slayer. $25.95, Hogwild Records and Tapes, 1824 N. Main Ave., (210) 733-5354, facebook.com/hogwildrecords

7. N.W.A. Hat/Straight Outta Compton CD set // Even if you thought the movie was just a fictional summer blockbuster about that one dude from Are We There Yet? now you know better and can floss like it with the official N.W.A lid. $17.95, Hogwild Records and Tapes, 1824 N. Main Ave., (210) 733-5354, facebook.com/hogwildrecords

8. The Black Rider LP by Tom Waits

Waits’ locomotive collaboration with Beat archetype William S. Burroughs for avant-garde playwright Robert Wilson’s reworking of the German folktale Der Freischütz. $35, Robot Monster Guitars, 517 E. Woodlawn Ave., (210) 320-1710, robotmonsterguitars.com

9. World War II Hitler Pin Cushion

What better way to fight fascists than by sticking sharp objects up their asses, and with election seasoning coming up, let this authentic WWII relic be your inspiration. $200, Robot Monster Guitars, 517 E. Woodlawn Ave., (210) 320-1710, robotmonsterguitars.com

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10. Sitar

What psych record is complete without a little sitar? Or do it the way they’ve been doing it for centuries: pop a squat and get your raga on. $250-750, Robot Monster Guitars, 517 E. Woodlawn Ave., (210) 320-1710, robotmonsterguitars.com

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Whether you're looking for that sitar you've always needed to recreate Satanic Majesties live, or William S. Burroughs' collaboration with Tom Waits on vinyl, our Holiday Guide has got you covered.
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