Last year, Winnipeg's Into the Music purchased the archives (CD's and vinyl) from both our local CBC radio station and the one from our "neighbouring" city of Regina. Last weekend they blew out the last of the CD's for $.50 each (or 100 for $25.00). Needless to say, I dived in head first, trying the patience of my fellow rock walk'ers.
Nothing highlights trash/treasure dichotomy quite like store-wide blow-out sale. Surely you will disdain some of my purchases; when the prices go down the better angels of my judgement pull out their debit cards.
We've got a lot of styles in this soufle; ska (King Apparatus), protest folk (Phil Ochs, Malvina Reynolds), Alt-country (Cactus Brothers, Mack McKenzie, Jughead, Cheryl Wheeler), Brit-folk (The Levellers), power-pop (Doughboys, Chris Page), celtic (Spirit of the West), world music (3 Mustaphas 3), straight-up country (BR5 49, Blackhawk) and, inevitably, failed super-group (Little Village).
And this is only the fifty-cent bin I also stalked the slightly more expensive two-dollar bin but more on that later...
So, MRML readers, what are some of your favourite finds in the cheapie bin?