by Steve Pick
It was like old times Saturday, April 19, as the store was filled with customers all day long and into the night. You may have been a part of it, or you may have just wanted to be here.
Drawn by a series of live performances by six of the greatest musicians or conglomerations of musicians who happen to live in the St. Louis area, people enjoyed the music but also bought LPs, CDs, and DVDs to experience at home. The lines moved a little slowly at times - and we apologize for that - but it was a blast talking to all the old and new customers who came in to Euclid Records on the same day.
We hope to have more pictures up in a day or two - Darren Snow took some pics that we haven't seen yet - but these shots by store manager Neil Landow give you some sense of the flavor of the day. (Remember, you can click on these to get nice big beautiful renditions of these pictures.)
That's DJ Super Conductor (our recently departed employee Anna) spinning on the wheels of steel to open the festivities.
Brian Henneman of the Bottle Rockets tries to remember the second verse of "1000 Dollar Car." Thanks to the internet, we were able to provide him with the jog his memory needed.
Customers mill about while the Bottle Rockets play.
Finn's Motel brought the rock to Euclid Records, waking up the diners next door at Cyrano's. That's Euclid employee Steve Scariano on the bass there.
Anne Tkach and John Wendland, two thirds of the Rough Shop trio, played their second to last gig right here before heading to Europe for a short tour. You can just see the head of Andy Ploof's dobro.
All five members of Tight Pants Syndrome showed up in the frame, and you've got the back of Karen from Bunnygrunt as she watched them play.
Jackieboy (our own Jack Probst) spun the music between sets, as did Darren Snow and Rob Wagoner (but not when we were looking, alas).
Thanks again for making the first annual Record Store Day a big success. We can't wait until next year to do it bigger and better, even, if that can be imagined. Remember, we're here all year long, so stop in whenever you want some more great music.