It started becoming difficult to find new thrift stores in the area a while ago but I got lucky on a Saturday morning. I fought through a hangover and a bus ride to make my way to Christoper's on York Road in Elmhurst where I devoured some eggs and chorizo with fresh salsa.
Our group stopped at Marklund in Wood Dale - now the top contender for worst record selection anywhere. They had a totally wracked copy of a platter I'd grab shortly after (see below) as well as a copy of Elvis live sans its jackets (it was in generic white sleeves - for a moment I thought it was some kind of promo, it wasn't).
We made our way to the Pink Elephant in Elmhurts where I immediately uncovered some gems. I turned away a very clean copy of 'Help Yourself'. I already own it but mine is worn a bit more...still, I am not quite ready to delve into doubles of my Tom Jones collection, so I passed. However, I also found a MINT copy of the live album I had just passed up at Marklund, as well as a very early 60s Marty Robbins LP. Only 50 cents each - can't beat it. Also grabbed a copy of a golf bible for $2.50. Perfect morning.