Before we went to broadcast the 2nd part of the Incredible Ever Expanding Record Store Show, we at The Irrelevant Rock & Roll Show received some rather sad news.
After a legendary 14-year run as a fixture on Toronto’s Yonge Street and seen by many as one of this city’s best used Record Stores, Monster Records closed its doors for the last time on April 8th of this year.
No detailed explanation was given except that the owners noting that the business and the neighbourhood had changed so much over the last few years that it no longer seemed viable to continue on as they were.
The only bright light to this sad state of affairs is that the people that run Monster Records have vowed to carry on their now famous Thin Lizzy Tribute Night, which features local bands paying musical homage to the artistry of the great late Phil Lynott.
Good bye Monster Records. You will be missed.