September 2

You win some, you lose some.

True when thrifting for records. Case in point:

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Two records, same day, same store.

#1, Crazy 8’s ‎– Nervous In Suburbia, #2, Ralph MacDonald ‎– The Path.

Not really knowing either one of these artists, I took a chance for $0.99 each.

I had heard of the Crazy 8’s, a rock/new wave/ska band from the Portland area from the 1980s. I knew they had made a bit of a splash back then… but it had never really propagated inland to my area.

I knew Ralph MacDonald as the co-author of the Bill Withers hit, Just the Two of Us.

I had high hopes for the Crazy 8’s record and no expectations for the Ralph MacDonald record.

Boy, was I wrong.

Nervous In Suburbia seemed like a recording of a bunch of entitled punks blowing off steam on the weekends for beer money while The Path was an earnest exploration of the musical history Mr. MacDonald’s family lived through.

Crazy 8’s… record store credit. The Path… Welcome to The Collection!

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