Here’s a Prime Example of Why I Love YouTube

I’ve been looking for this 12-inch single ever since I passed up a chance to buy it at the Record Peddler on Carlton Street in Toronto in the spring of 1987.  The song and the band soon disappeared forever and I’d never, ever been able to track it down.

When I popped into my head today, I launched a quick YouTube search–and there it was.  How did we ever exist without YouTune to track down these super obscurities?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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