Saturday saw Real Groovy Records hosting their Evolution event in which they released the new Toy Love LP. They also invited some of the country’s best bands and musician to perform live in the store. If you couldn’t make it, or just want to re-live the event, here are three live performances from Saturday afternoon. First up, here is Sal Valentine and The Baby Shakes with I Ain’t Seen Nothing:
Then, witness another incredible performance by Chris Knox with Rackets:
Finally, here is Heart Attack Alley with Cryin from their new album, Living In Hell:
One of the biggest surprises to occur during Record Store Day this past Saturday was an apparently spontaneous decision by Chris Knox to perform with the three-piece Rackets at Real Groovy Records.
Knox, who has suffered from the effects of a stroke, was on hand to help promote the release of his former band, Toy Love’s, Live At The Gluepot album, recorded during their final gig back in September of 1980. Chris and Paul Kean, another Toy Love alumni, played a DJ set at the store. Later Chris was inspired to perform the Toy Love song Swimming Pool with Rackets. As you can see and hear from the video clip, Chris is in excellent voice. Thanks to the folks at Real Groovy for supplying the clip.
Watch Chris Knox perform Swimming Pool with Rackets here: