Puck Junk is 6…and Love Junk is 25

6th_anniversaryPuck Junk celebrated its 6th anniversary this weekend. And by “celebrated,” what I really mean is “did not get updated for over two weeks.”

Yeah. That said, I’m still “all-in” when it comes to the hobby of collecting hockey cards. A few things have kept me away from this bliggity-blog, including playing in a low-level recreational hockey league, writing for Beckett Hockey and teaching college once again.

But another, more important “Junk” celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The album “Love Junk” by Canadian rock band The Pursuit of Happiness was released in 1988. It was TPOH’s first LP, and it went Platinum in Canada.

love_junk_cover“Love Junk” is one of my favorite albums of all time. It was a big part of my college years. Good memories. I’ve lost count of how many times I listened to that CD. In fact, I drew inspiration from that album’s title when I decided to name my hockey card website “Puck Junk.”

And now you know.

TPOH is perhaps best known for their debut single, “I’m an Adult Now,” which was released in 1986 (as a self-produced single) then was re-recorded for “Love Junk” in 1988. Here’s their self-produced video for the 1986 version of the song. WARNING: contains 80’s hair!

If you’ve never listened to this album before — or it’s been a long time — you can hear it online on Groove Shark.

Anyway, thank you to everyone who has continued to read this blog throughout the past six years, despite my random bouts of inactivity here and there. I appreciate being a part of this small-but-passionate online hockey card-collecting community.

As always, I’ve got lots of cool stuff to share over the next few days. Stay tuned, and happy 2013-14 hockey season!


Author: Sal Barry

Sal Barry is the editor and webmaster of Puck Junk. He is a freelance hockey writer, college professor and terrible hockey player. Follow him on Twitter @puckjunk

9 thoughts on “Puck Junk is 6…and Love Junk is 25”

    1. Oh man, I was actually disappointed by the “Gretzky Rocks” song. Actually, the whole “Where’s the Bone?” album was disappointing to me — especially when you compare it to their previous album, “The Downward Road.”

      My biggest problem with “Gretzky Rocks” is that it is a country song. It should have been a ROCK song because TPOH was a ROCK band and the title has the word ROCKs in it.

      Oh well. I’d still like to get my hands on the record single of this song, though.

    1. Yeah, I remember that, and trying to record the episode when it went into re-runs. Which I was never able to do. Then YouTube came along…

  1. Happy Anniversary and congrats on your 6 years of setting a bar for us other hockey bloggers to try and achieve. Keep up the good work and I will continue being a faithful reader!

  2. Happy Anniversary, bud. I probably wouldn’t be around if it weren’t for sites like yours. Keep it up and don’t worry about the frequency (or infrequency) of your posts. You are a busy guy but always devoted to this great hobby.

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