Albo Hangs With Budjerah For Record Store Day

22 April 2023 | 11:46 am | Stephen Green

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has spent Record Store Day with Budjerah at Sydney's Red Eye Records as music's day of days kicks off.

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Australia's highest profile music fan Albo has kicked off Record Store Day in style, browsing the racks at Red Eye with Budjerah. Long-time supporter of vinyl, there's no word yet on which records Albo left with, but the PM has previously spoken of his love of Aussie rock. 

The photo has Albo discussing Spiderbait's Songs In The Key Of J, no doubt giving Budjerah some schooling on "back in my day" 90s alternative rock. 

Earlier this year he gifted some Australian records to New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins- When Rosie Met Monsters by Thelma Plum, Gang Of Youths' The Positions, and How To Grow A Sunflower Underwater by Alex The Astronaut. He also gave a further insight into his current playlist when he shared his Hottest 100 votes earlier this year. 

Chances are Albo would have had his eyes set on Taylor Swift's Folklore: The Long Pond Sessions, which was a clear pick from our 'round the grounds' wrapup with indie record store owners earlier this week. Early reports had this one flying off the shelves and with only 75,000 copies worldwide it's likely to be fetching a pretty penny on eBay by tonight. 

Another sought-after release was Pearl Jam's Give Way, a live album recorded here in Australia around the time of their Yield release, while the Bluey Dance Mode Season Two picture disc was also an early favourite as stores opened early this morning. 

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Budjerah has had quite the year. From hanging with the Prime Minister, to supporting Ed Sheeran and crushing commercial radio, the Bundjalung man has been on an epic ride since the release of his hit Therapy in February. The song continues to pick up pace, with his upcoming debut album sure to feature in Albo's collection later this year.