Category: montreal

Another find from Montreal—Paul McCartney on 10” vinyl in a fold-out sleeve. There were apparently only 6,000 made and this one was sealed, but given that it flopped over 30 years ago, it don’t think I ruined its value by finally opening it. In truth, I always liked “Press,” but I’m in the minority there. Good enough tune, but it’s imbued with a forced casualness that belies its pseudo-tossed off “flight of fancy” disguise.
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More cool stuff from Montreal’s BAnQ Grande Bibliothèque (the library!). We spotted an Edison wax cylinder player, 8-tracks, even a Fisher-Price toy “phonograph.” What an amazing place!

As you might expect, this Montreal record shop was well stocked with Beastie Boys albums.
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Everywhere we go, we visit the local library. Montreal’s BAnQ Grande Bibliothèque has a section where patrons can borrow vinyl records—or just listen to them on a nice Project turntable right there!


VJQC Score: 94%

Genetic Control ‎– First Impressions
(Ltd. 500 Numbered Copies)
Get It On Vinyl

Coffee, Smoke, Hardcore
Prior to this vinyl release, Genetic Control’s  recorded output was limited to a 7″ and a CD compilation of previously unreleased tracks. GREAT slab! If an audiophile-quality pressing of a hardcore record exists, this would be it.

First ever official reissue of the exceedingly rare and hard-to-find First Impressions EP by Montreal punk band Genetic Control released in 1984. This expanded 35th anniversary edition contains 9 previously unreleased tracks from the band’s archives for a total of 14 fast and snotty 80s hardcore tunes !

Genetic Control

April Wine ‎– Harder…..Faster
Aquarius Records  ‎– AQR527

Instant kid memories.  April Wine were a very big deal up in Canada, a bunch of them live nearby and still play local shows sometimes.

LISTEN: April Wine – I Like To Rock (Official Music Video)

Gino Vannelli ‎– Brother To Brother
A&M Records ‎– SP-69865
Released: 1978

A couple years ago, Jeff Waye started telling me about how Thundercat was searching pretty hard for Gino Vanelli, so that he could get him to participate on his upcoming album, “Drunk”. About six months ago, on a CBC live broadcast, he expressed his unabashed love for Gino once again.  I’ve had these Gino lps laying around for years, never thinking it would happen.It’s happened and still happening.When Thundercat starts tripping, I gotta know why. Then I listen to “The River Must Flow” and I immediately get it.  Thundercat is right.  Thundercat is always right.
Montreal born and bred, the pride of St. Leonard.  I have stories, they’re pretty funny. I’ll share em one day.


Gino Vannelli – The River Must Flow (1978)


BEST OF 2017

Mogwai ‎– Every Country’s Sun
Temporary Residence Limited ‎– TRR291LP
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, 180g
Released:08 Sep 2017

The big Mogwai tour hits Montreal tonight.  Pre-show spins before catching drinks with an old friend.  Any of you locals coming out?

Mogwai // Party In The Dark (Official Video)