The Urge 7/16/2000
The URGE invade Vintage Vinyl St. Louis in support of "Too Much Stereo"
On Sunday (July 16) Vintage Vinyl (www.vintagevinyl.com) hosted a private, after hours show for fans who pre-ordered the new URGE release "Too Much Stereo" (Immortal Records). The store closed, the lights turned off, and fans were treated to what was a "Storytellers" type of set by St. Louis' favorite band. The band did allot of new material this night, telling where inspirations came for songs and where and when the songs were written. The URGE then made the evening "Fan Appreciation Night" by giving every one in attendance a free ticket to an upcoming Mississippi Nights show.
Monday night (July 17) was the night of our (and most likely St. Louis') biggest midnight sale ever. The POINT (KPNT) was broadcasting live from the event, and everyone who pre-ordered "Too Much Stereo" (Immortal Records)along with hundreds of others came out to support the URGE on the night of the national release of "Too Much Stereo". Everyone that bought "Too Much Stereo" received an extremely collectable "Rare And Out Of Print" CD that featured 10 old school cuts from the URGE archives. This CD was a Vintage Vinyl exclusive as part of our 20th Anniversary celebration, only 1000 were pressed with the permission of the URGE. The big surprise that evening was that Steve and Jerry from the URGE came by for the midnight sale and were guest cashiers for the night, helping us sell their new CD to the hundreds of people that came out at midnight. When the dust settled we had sold 606 copies of "Too Much Stereo", a record for midnight sales for the store. Vintage Vinyl has always supported the URGE and were proud to help the band blow up their sales numbers for the new record.