New Segment: Major Scores!

Hey, why not a new segment?  It’s not like I have anything else on my plate right now!

Actually, I was writing about how back in the early ’90s my bud Frank and I (who were both just getting into “the metal”) would go on hunts for new (to us) tunes at a bunch of stores that sold used CDs around Sudbury, Ontario.  It is what you had to do during this period of time.  With grunge being the rock du jour, if you wanted more than the limited amount of metal/hard rock the radio or Much Music would give, you had to dig deep!  The internet was but a newborn baby with Napster still years away, and new CDs were over $20 each.  A few part-time shifts pumping gas for minimum wage would cover some blind purchases, but not a lot.

Used CDs were an economical alternative to buying new, and we would spend a couple of evenings every week scouring thrift stores, “Bay’s Used Books”, and other mom and pop stores for metal.  I still have a lot of these CDs from that time and became life long fans of the bands that I discovered on those hunts.  I started writing about the albums, and the post became way too friggin’ long.

So I thought… why not make this a series?

These CDs I considered at the time to be a “major score” for various reasons.  Some I still listen to regularly, others I haven’t played in a long time.  I think it will be interesting to see what has stood the test of time and what hasn’t.  And if it tickles my fancy, I’ll also add in some more recent “Major Scores” I have found with Sarah in the past few years.

The series will be mixed in with my other posts.  So the three of you that are into my AC/DC reviews, no need to panic!  They will continue!  Sarah and I also have a bunch of pickup videos planned.  We’re just waiting on some time to record them.  So, get ready part one of Major Scores to be posted tomorrow if all goes well!  Hope you all enjoy the ride down memory and recent memory lane!




  1. This sounds awesome!

    I did the same thing as a kid, but not for metal. I would mow every one of my neighbours lawns or shovel driveways, depending on the season, and all the money would go toward getting new (to me) albums from used stores or Music World for some of my favourite rock bands. I even got myself a portable CD player so I could listen to the CDs when I was mowing, haha.

    I don’t know about you, but with the price of CDs one thing I like doing was getting singles. I thought they were so cool, because you’d get great B-sides and remixes of songs that you would never be able to hear through the radio or Much Music.

    As you would say, good times!

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  2. I’m one of the three fans that enjoy those wishy-washy AC/DC reviews! Haha!
    I really looking forward to yours and Sarah’s pickup videos as you call them! Is​ this blog becoming a swingers site? hahaha
    Seriously though I look forward to what you have in store and its great to see you writing again!

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