John Frusciante’s Niandra LaDes & Usually Just A T-Shirt vinyl + where to get it!

A question I get asked regularly is: “where do I get a copy of the Niandra LaDes & Usually Just A T-Shirt vinyl?” By creating this post, I hope to help at least a few fans out there to get their hands on this awesome vinyl.

The record, which originally dates from November 1994, was released on vinyl by Superior Viaduct, a small record label from San Francisco, California. It was released at the end of 2017 in a double LP (2xLP) and a Deluxe Edition. So what are the differences?

The double LP is considered the black vinyl standard edition and is packaged with a gatefold jacket and printed inner sleeves.

The Deluxe Edition includes 2xLP on translucent red vinyl, a 7-inch bonus vinyl of two extra tracks from the original cassette release + a black-and-white photograph of the artist. It is also packaged with a gatefold jacket and printed inner sleeves. The Deluxe Edition was strictly limited to 1,000 copies and one copy per customer. It sold out within 24 hours.

In short: getting a copy of the Deluxe Edition will be difficult, as you can only buy it from people who are selling it. Think of places such as Ebay and Discogs. Unfortunately, people are asking a lot of money for them.

The black vinyl standard edition is still for sale in stores, both online as well as in actual record stores. The best thing? They are affordable!

Below is a list of links. A lot of sites are from the USA but most of them ship international. I have also added a few links outside the USA. If there is any I should add, feel free to shoot me an email!

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