Day One – Bargain Find #SeptVinylChallenge

So in one of the many places I lived Spokane, Washington was one of them. This town of 250,000 located in eastern Washington was a great place to call home. It is also a spot where I purchased a lot of vinyl albums during my teen years. One place where I found a number of albums that were in my collection was at a second had shop called Value Village.  You could find anything there. Like the movie Napoleon Dynamite, of Macklemore’s Thrift Shop the second hand industry was really important. So that is where I found the K-Tel Records Compilation Overlord for I would guess .50 cents.

the album was a wonderful collection of early New Wave and alternative music. While I cannot remember the exact date of purchase I can say the purchase was in 1986 or 1987. It was at a time I was learning which bands like Echo and Bunnymen and The Smiths I was going to love. This album introduced me to an array of other amazing bands. It was the first time that I heard many bands like Depeche Mode, Yazoo, or Simple Minds. It got me hooked on alternative pop music and I listened to the album over and over again.

The album was produced by K-Tel Records who was the Now That’s What I Call Music of their day. Their albums would be advertised on TV and on the radio and you had to send payment to get a record weeks later. This album’s track list is amazing.

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