RECORD STORE TALES Part 140: For I Have Dined On Honeydew
Back in 19xx, I decided to do a road trip to get some proverbial “good lobster”. I took T-Rev with me, not because he likes seafood (“nothing that swims” was his slogan) but because you need a road trip companion for a 2 hour drive to get lunch!
We both had Sundays off. We ditched the record store, and hit the road one Sunday morning for Kincardine, Ontario, home of Pelican’s Roost. It was the best lobster place in the province. It’s not there anymore, but it sure was awesome. T-Rev brought some road tapes. He was always the master of making road tapes. I remember he did one that was basically the best of Use Your Illusion I and II. Another one collected the best tunes by Four Horsemen.
Problem: The Roost was closed! It didn’t open again until 5. I sheepishly apologized to Trevor and asked if it was cool if we stayed until they opened. He agreed, in the meantime we had lunch at Hawg’s Breath.
Then, we killed time looking for discs.
Kincardine didn’t have a record store then (it did in the late 80’s/early 90’s), but it did have a discount shop with a few thousand used discs to go through. The great thing about out of the way places like this was finding weird stuff that was valuable, that nobody realized was valuable.
That certainly worked up an appetite for some lobster!
The Pelican’s Roost opened, and I put that unsightly album cover behind me! I ordered the lobster tail with butter while T-Rev had the chicken. We returned home with full bellies, and a disc that was just too weird to leave behind!