So (as per yesterday's post), WHY did I sell those Mega City Four CD's? I could proffer dozens of reasons ranging from the financial to the spiritual to the practical but the clearest motivations in that case were geography, climate and history.
Y'see, I discovered the MC4 while sharing a basement apartment with my girlfriend in the wet climes of Vancouver, British Columbia in the early 90's. With the sound of grunge roaring all around me, I focused on things faster, catchier and perhaps a bit tinnier, like the MC4. I first found Tranziphobia, then Terribly Sorry Bob (my favourites!) then Who Cares Wins and the Live Album and finally, Sebastopal Rd. on vinyl, all of which I sold and replaced with CD's. I played tapes of those albums on my ever-present Walkman during a hundred downpours (mostly literal but a few more metaphorical ones) and those songs became attached to that mountainous place, that damp environment and that specific girlfriend.
So when I returned to my home in the yawning prairies, perhaps something of me got left in a West Vancouver dumpster. Maybe that loss of place and the great break-up that was soon to follow, pushed me to jettison a few necessities amongst the genuine dead weight.
Rest in Peace, Wiz - I'll correct my mistake one day.
Here's a cool live 7" from 1992, which has no overlap with the collection of rarities posted yesterday. (For Much More Megas - go here.)
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