I just found out from Pam that we are just down the street from a landmark of sorts in Rock and Roll.
It’s the Mushroom Studios at 1234 West 6th Avenue. It seems that several big hits were recorded there, including “Takin’ Care of Business” by Bachman Turner Overdrive. In later years, Loverboy, Sarah McLachlan, Colin James and Skinny Puppy all recorded there. The place was built in 1965, and there had been some talk of it being converted into condominiums, but the new owner has saved it from the wrecking ball, so it will remain a recording studio, surrounded by condos. Apparently, no one has complained about the music all these years. An article in the local newspaper said that “It wouldn’t be a stretch…to call Mushroom Studios the Abbey Road of Canada”.