#404: Report: Aux 33 Tours in Montréal

RECORD STORE TALES MkII: Getting More Tale Report: Aux 33 Tours in Montréal

My sister, bass clarinetist Kathryn Ladano, just completed the east coast leg of her Canadian tour last month. This was followed by a western leg, but while returning home from the east there was a stop in Montréal. Kathryn is a collector too, though not to the extent that I am. She doesn’t need the physical musical media in her daily life like I do. She still collects some of her favourite bands, and has recently started buying vinyl. While in Montréal, she visited a record store called Aux 33 Tours, located at 1373 Mont-Royal Est.  According to their website, it is the largest record store in the city.  She emailed me the following day, May 27, raving about the store. I’ll let her take it from here! Enjoy the pictures.

I found the most amazing record store in Montréal yesterday! I found almost all The Spoons’ albums on LP, including ones that aren’t available on CD. I also found a promo live album by them that didn’t have a proper cover because it wasn’t supposed to be sold. They were all dirt cheap – like $2 – $7. ‎One of them was autographed and personalized “To Martin”! [Fortuitously, her husband is also named Martin!] I also got Kid A on record. Kid A and Sgt. Peppers are reissues with heavy packaging. They had an original Sgt Peppers, but the reissue was cheaper, so I got that.

I spent about $140. Which I think is good for that many albums! ‎Note: the Simon and Garfunkel and Gord Downie ones are Martin’s.

I’d also like to point out how rare that Bryan Adams single is.  He really tried to bury that song!  Watch the video, you’ll hear why.  (They sped up his voice which gives him a Chipmunks sound.)

And finally, gratuitous photos of Schnauzers and Starfleet collars:

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9 comments

    1. If you have that kind of time in Toronto, I’d say Sonic Boom, BMV and Rotate This.

      In Montreal, don’t forget Cheap Thrills on Metcalfe (it’s up thoat thin crooked staircase inside!), Aux 33 tours of course, and absolutely go to Beatnik on St-Denis.

      Oh man, you should let us know when you’re coming to Toronto. Maybe we could meet up!

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  1. Ah, record shopping in Montreal. I miss it so. My collection burgeoned while we were living there. So many cool shops, SO much music. There were many, many, mnay reasons why I loved living in that city, and the record shopping was definitely a major one.

    Congrats to your sister on her successful finds, that’s super-cool stuff. And that Bryan Adams is incredible. Haha wow. A keeper!

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