I had read about 11th Street Records before heading to Las Vegas, but it was a bit of a trek from our hotel, so I wasn’t sure that I’d make it there. As it turned out, I stumbled into it at the end of an afternoon of wandering Freemont Street – the original casino strip in Vegas.
So what did I score at on my visit? I mentioned to Fish that I was looking for Kate Bush Kick Inside. He was pretty sure they didn’t have that one, but did pull out Never Forever. It hadn’t been priced so he went to Discogs and based on the very good condition of both the sleeve and record, priced it at $20. Being the cheapskate that I am, and having already bought three records, I offered $15 which was accepted. I left a happy man. I also bought a nice copy of Elton John’s double LP Blue Moves, Andreas Vollenweider Behind the Gardens, Behind the Wall, Under the Tree. This is one I’ve been looking for for awhile. It can be found on Discogs, but being in Canada, shipping costs often add $15-20 to the cost, so its nice to be able to find it in a store. I also picked up Jim and Indrig Croce Another Day, Another Town for $3. This is a Pickwick/33 pressing: not the original Capitol Records pressing. This is just one of hundreds of albums that was deleted from the catalogs of the major labels and re-released by Pickwick. Pickwick was known for releasing “sound alike” bands, but as far as I know, this is really Jim Croce and his wife Ingrid.