My thoughts are with those in Boston tonight.
Yesterday, T-Rev, Wes and I attended the The Toronto Musical Collectibles Record & CD Sale. T-Rev went specifically hoping to find Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake by the Small Faces, on vinyl, with the original round cover in displayable condition. He came home with that record for the price of $30.
I hit paydirt. I came with $200 and I left with $0 (there was a $5 entrance fee). I also left with seven (7!!!) Japanese import rock albums all with bonus tracks, five 12″ records, a 7″ single, and a rare book. Today I’ll show you the CDs, which I am most excited about! You can see the rest another day.
You can’t find Japanese imports anymore around here. And many of these are long out of print. I’ve been looking for the Pistols’ Filthy Lucre Live since 1996. Blackmore’s Rainbow is one that I’d seen before. The HMV store at Fairview Mall in Kitchener had one…in 1995. Rob Vuckovich used to try to goad me into buying it, but I couldn’t pay the $50 price tag for just one bonus track. $15 though? With obi strip intact? Hell yeah!
So here’s the list of Japanese imports and what I paid. I believe most of these have to be half of retail.