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spring valley inn

from beat farmers posted in music by corporate_sunshine

The Beat Farmers were a cowpunk/rockabilly/Americana band that formed in 1983 and played around the San Diego State campus area, especially at the Spring Valley Inn. In that year, the Beat Farmers recorded a live album there, Live at the Spring Valley Inn, 1983 that wasn't released until 2003.

The Beat Farmers's big hit was Happy Boy, which is still played every Friday at 3 pm on the Pittsburgh radio station WDVE to signal the end of the work week.

Beat Farmer songs have been featured in a number of cinematic masterpieces, including Rad, Teen Wolf Too, Major League, and The Garbage Pail Kids Movie.

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empty bottle

from jay reatard, flameshovel records posted in music by corporate_sunshine

The Empty Bottle is a nightclub and concert venue in Chicago's Ukrainian Village neighborhood. Opened in 1992, it caters to the indie and eclectic music crowd and has an adjoining restaurant named Bite.

Above the Empty Bottle are the headquarters of Flameshovel Records.

At one point, Jay Reatard pulled the disco ball down off the ceiling here and bounced it off somebody's head. The owner charged him $150 for it. Eventually, the owner said he would pay him an extra $150 if he would play the venue again. Sometimes it pays to be an a**hole.

He recounts this anecdote in the bio-documentary Better Than Something.

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ck’s coffee shop

from jay reatard posted in music by corporate_sunshine

In the documentary Better Than Something, Jay Reatard comes to this diner after drinking at the Lamplighter Lounge.

Jay orders a toasted club sandwich, a double hashbrowns, and a piece of apple pie with a piece of American cheese melted on top. It looks pretty delicious...

Watch short version of the documentary, called Waiting for Something.

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lamplighter lounge

from jay reatard posted in music by corporate_sunshine

In the bio-documentary Better Than Something about Jay Reatard, one of the interviewees calls the Lamplighter Lounge, "Jay's home away from home."

This Memphis watering hole is featured in the film, although they only serve one kind of beer (PBR) and enforce a strict no-cursing policy.

View a short version of the documentary, called Waiting for Something.

Cheers.

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goner records

from jay reatard posted in music by corporate_sunshine

An indie record label (since 1993) and a record store (since 2004), Goner Records is run by Eric Oblivian of the Oblivians and Zac Ives (The Final Solutions).

Goner Records put out the first Guitar Wolf album in 1993, and has released music by the the Oblivians, Reatards, King Louie Bankston, and many more since then.

The current record store location used to be Legba Records, but was purchased from Greg Cartwright (Reigning Sound, The Parting Gifts) in 2004.

On April 18, 2009, Jay Reatard and band played an in-store performance for Record Store Day. This performance is featured in the documentary Better Than Something.

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