July 07, 2007
"I Love St. Lou!" (@ the Record Show)
Instead of simply noting that the St. Louis Record Show is taking place tomorrow at the American Czech Center, 4690 Landowne at Kingshighway, I will spike this post with
yes, a giveaway. While at KDHX the other night, Amanda Doyle spied a long, cardboard box of worn 45s. Some of them looked, at worst, as if they'd undergone some "light wear." Others seemed as if they'd been plucked up by birds of prey, dropped on rock beaches, left to molder in the sun, then picked back up the offspring of said birds, these second-generation raptors dropping them onto highways, where trucks ran over the singles, only for them to be found by a vinyl fan who wanted to save them for KDHX family members. Or some such. They're beat up, yo.
Three of the rougies were "I Love St. Lou!" a 1985 cut recorded by Phillips and Wall of then-radio superpower Y-98. The track - which is also the b-side - is mostly about baseball, though there's also some general musing about St. Louis, such as the line about "the funny boys in Forest Park."
I simply must keep one copy, but the other two are up for grabs. Write: thomas @ 52ndcity.com with your favorite vinyl memory and a copy is all yours.