July 2020 Music Collection Update

Hey oh!  Why not yet another series?  It’s not like I have any issues following through with anything I start.

Actually, it appears Sarca Sim has lost interest in doing the pickup videos, so I thought I’d go full 2Loud2OldMusic and switch to blogs for the collection updates.

With Covid still doing its thang, I’ve been keeping to a social circle of 2 like it is still April.  So, everything I got last month are online purchases.  The benefit is how it helps me focus on what I need to finish off some sets.

I had a real itching to watch Dire Straits’ early ’90s video concert On the Night.   I had it on VHS when I was a teen and was curious if it held up.  Bits and pieces are on YouTube but not the whole thing.  I even came up dry on the Dark Web.  So, off to eBay I went, and there it was on DVD for $11, shipped.  And then…


…I started going down the rabbit hole and found the CD version bundled with Live at the BBC for $8, shipped.  Well, hell.  $19 to finish off my Dire Straits library.  It’s split between vinyl and CD, but the ’90s stuff is pricy or non-existent anyway.

Subset – Complete

All of the rest are Amazon purchases and I lucked out on a few vinyl albums I’ve had my eye on for a long while.

Olivia Jean – Night Owl


Olivia Jean was the opening act for The Raconteurs when I went to see them last year and her surfer/punk/ ’60s rock ‘n roll sound won me over.   Night Owl was the album she was plugin’ at the time.  I put it on the ol’ wishlist the next day and it finally went on sale.  If you watched the movie Ghost World you might remember Enid rocking out to an Indian/Venturas style ’60s rock Bollywood flick at the beginning.  Olivia does a quite excellent cover of that tune on this album.

Motorhead – Motorizer


This is a good one.  I remember having Sirius radio at the time it had come out in 2008 and The Boneyard started playing Runaround Man.  I immediately pre-ordered the CD when it finished.  I still have that CD, but a drop in price to $22 was enough to push me to grab a vinyl upgrade.

And finally…

AC/DC – Black Ice


I had to wait a long time to snag a new copy of Black Ice for $28, but it was very much worth it.  I’ve always felt it was great record but overlong.  Now that I have it on vinyl, it feels right.  It might be because I have to get up 3 times just to listen the double-disc set, but I’m willing to admit that the feeling is all up in my head.

That makes Stiff Upper Lip and an Aussie copy of Dirty Deeds all that I need to have a complete library of official releases from AC/DC on vinyl.  That is going to take a lot more than $19 to fulfill on eBay so… patience…





    1. I know I’m in the minority but, I’m a greater fan of the Lemmy/Campbell/Dee era of Motorhead than the classic lineup. But that is who they were when I started listening to them. The only issue I had with Black Ice is the number to songs. I’m not sure I do anymore.


      1. That’s cool you dig the later Motorhead. I don’t have a problem with that. They did some brilliant stuff. Inferno was one their best albums. Loved We Are Motorhead too. This one just didn’t hit me though. Maybe one day! They’re a bands I really need to be in the mood for.

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          1. I have quite a few albums of theirs but only cause I kept seeing them cheap. I do quite like them but it’s a rare event that I listen to them. Metropolis PtII album is especially good.

            I do have a ton of Motorhead though. It’s only really the most recent albums I’m missing.

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  1. Cool stuff Kev!
    Nice Dire Straits collection! I need to work on there stuff as well
    Now that I seen your copy of Black Ice I want one as well!
    Miss the pickup vids as well but hey now that your single again lol you can spend!

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    1. I’d say so. That tune is a cover so it does have a bit of a different flavour. She is on Jack White’s label and you can hear his influence on the album. If you’re a fan, I’d say give it a spin.

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  2. Awesome post and I hope you get those vinyls to complete your AC/DC collection one day! They are one of my favorite bands and I did a post about their ‘Back in Black’ 40th anniversary not too long ago if you wouldn’t mind checking it out?

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