Posted in music | pictures on April 19, 2009

photos by Jacob Blickenstaff

Generation Records

Not far from the party going on inside Fat Beats, the West Village's Generation Records was having a Record Store Day (4/18) event of its own with NJ punk band The Bouncing Souls. Starting at 2pm, the band played a 90+ minute set, taking requests from fans and covering a lot of other people's tunes including Bruce Springsteen's "Growing Up" and "Hungry Heart'", T.S.O.L.'s "Dance With Me" and the Cure's "Just Like Heaven." The show was lighthearted - there were a lot of false starts, forgotten lyrics and mess-ups but the band and the audience both embraced it as part of the fun. A fan in the front row was enlisted as an ad-hoc drummer, beating along on the stage.

To get in...

...you [had] to purchase the band's new "Vol.1" 7-inch from us on the day of the show. [They started] selling the 7-inch about an hour before the performance and entry [was based] on a first-come, first-serve basis. The 7-inch cost $5.
While there, customers could also purchase some of the limited edition Record Store Day records that were created by many artists and labels just for the holiday.

Bill Callahan played a Record Store Day show at Other Music. More pictures from Generation Records below...

Generation Records

Generation Records

Generation Records

Generation Records

Generation Records

Generation Records

Generation Records

Generation Records

Generation Records

Generation Records

Generation Records

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Comments (13)

they got old. this scares me.
ps: car logo tats are tacky.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2009 5:48 PM

generation put a little riser/stage up? about time. the in-stores are always fun but it's impossible to see the band sometimes if you're not up front.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2009 6:10 PM

i remember seeing the bouncing souls open for the casualties at coney island high...how far theyve come.

i still listen to the good, the bad, and the argyle...but thats it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2009 6:11 PM

Long live Generation Records. Love those guys and gals.

If there were a fight between the employees of Generation and Other Music, then my money would be firmly on Generation. I know, this is a completely ridiculous scenario, but let it be a testament to my appreciation of Generation.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2009 8:29 PM

"let it be a testament to my appreciation of Generation.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2009 8:29 PM "

More like a testament to what an idiot and complete tool you are.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2009 8:56 PM

i like your mom and i don't care
i'm gonna marry her and be your dad

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2009 9:15 PM

They covered "Code Blue" by TSOL, not "Dance with Me."

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2009 10:41 PM

Setlist:

K8 Is Great
Quik Check Girl
Lamar Vannoy
Here We Go [partial]
Ghosts on the Boardwalk [new song]
I Like Your Mom
The Freaks, Nerds, and Romantics
Growing Up [Bruce Springsteen cover]
Hungry Heart [Bruce Springsteen cover]
Joe Lies
Film [new song]
Code Blue [T.S.O.L. cover]
Gasoline
Good Lookin' Out [Sick of It All cover]
Gone
'87
That's Entertainment [The Jam cover; partial]
Just Like Heaven [The Cure cover]
Night on Earth

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2009 11:35 AM

yes! this was awesome! haha cool im in the photo with the line in front.

this seriously made my day! it was a beautiful day AND seeing the Souls do an acoustic set was really fucking cool. i found i knew all the words and realized that wow, ive been listening to them for over TEN YEARS. that is insane.

they are still fun!

i had them sign my vinyl and they were all really quite nice. greg said thanks for coming out and he seemed pretty genuine about it. i kind of laughed and thanked HIM for playing and being a part of the last ten years of my life.

really awesome. thanks for posting this.

Posted by Pirata | April 21, 2009 2:07 AM

"i've been listening to them for over TEN YEARS. that is insane."

yeah, i saw them play at a graduation party in a backyard.

in 1993.

/feelin' old

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2009 10:51 AM

nick zinner was there!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2009 11:05 AM

I think Greg is genuine about everything. That was a great set.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2009 11:57 AM

looks like it was a good show night on earth to close nice

Posted by bjk | January 1, 2010 9:28 PM

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