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.
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.
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…