Published on March 26th, 2017 | by Alan Cross0
Crate Digging at Toronto’s Downtown Record Show
It’s a twice-annual ritual. A bunch of hardcore record nerds meet for a breakfast of eggs and juicy sausages and then hit the Downtown Record Show at the Estonian Hall on Broadview. Armed with $200 (know your limit, buy within it), I hit the crates. Here’s what came home with me this time.
Bauhaus – Stairway to Escher (1974)
No, not that Bauhaus. This was an early 70s prog band from Italy that never released an album while they were together.
39 Steps – 39 Steps (1985)
The Fugs – It Crawled into My Hand, Honest (1968)
Weird, avant-garde in-your-face, anti-war band from New York City famous for being the first group to drop the F-bomb on a recording.
Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac (1968)
Long before Fleetwood Mac went their own way, they were a heavy blues band led by Peter Green. This record bears absolutely no resemblance to Rumours whatsoever.
The Brady Bunch – Meet the Brady Bunch (1972)
One of at least two LPs released by the kids from the TV show. It was just too weird to pass up.