IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING:
If you picked up a copy of Metroland magazine last Thursday and were wondering just whose face was gracing the cover of the alt-news weekly, well, Nippertown is here with the answer…
That’s Jimmy Barrett – the proprietor of the River Street Beat Shop – who is pictured holding the album cover of Cream’s classic Disraeli Gears album behind the counter of his truly fab vinyl-CD-books-DVD-VHS-and-so-much-more-rock-memorabilia shop in Troy.
Although the River Street Beat Shop is name-checked in passing in Drue Klinowski’s Metroland cover story, “All Sale Vinyl,” about the resurgence of vinyl album sales, Barrett’s name is never mentioned.
Barrett is a staunch lonooog-time supporter of the Local 518 music scene – not only as a musician with the infamous Lawn Sausages (who reunited in December and are threatening the do it all over again in April), but also as the long-time radio host of “Kaleidoscope” (currently with WVCR-FM out of Siena College in Loudonville).