August 2020 Music Collection Update

So, what did I add to the collection this month?  Turns out… quite a bit.  I didn’t buy any video games or blu-rays movies.  It was all music!  So, get ready and strap yourselves in!

I got one CD:

G//Z/R | Black Science | eBay

Geezer - Black Science
The image represents the “Hand of Doom” from Black Sabbath’s Paranoid. I wish they would have covered that tune on here!

I’ve been streaming some of the CDs I had as a teen and had traded in at some point.  After listening to this a few times, I decided I wanted it back.  G//Z/R (GZR or Geezer) is the side project of Black Sabbath’s bassist Geezer Butler and they are HEAV-VEE.  Like he did in Black Sabbath, Geezer writes the lyrics for the tunes and I love his science fiction motifs.   Most of the songs are about the shows Geezer watched as a kid and how they influenced him, including Doctor Who!

Judas PriestPainkiller and Screaming for Vengeance | amazon

Painkiller and Vengeance

Priest went on sale, so I grabbed a few.  I did a write-up on Painkiller last month that you can read right here.  And I almost had Turbo but…


…amazon sent it the first time without a box, which wrecked the sleeve.  I sent it back for a replacement and got a warped copy in return.  I tried to make the third time a charm but they sold out.  I sent ol’ warpy back got my money returned instead.

Metallica | Ride The Lightning | amazon

Metallica - Ride The Lightning

This had been on the wish list since 2018.  With this, I now have the first four Metallica albums on vinyl.  Huzzah!

AC/DC | Live at the River Plate | amazon


I had been wanting to grab this for a while.  The price finally dipped but it was the European version.  No biggie.  My blu-ray player is region free!  When it got here, it turns out it is an all-region disc.   Well, that is something to keep an eye out for if your trying to find something hard to get in your region.

That would have been everything for August but Sarah and I decided to break quarantine for one day.  Hey, this was big for us!  We’re almost out there every weekend in the summer but with Covid, we have been keeping to ourselves this year.  But we both had to scratch that itch just once.  So, we went out to two stores on the same day.

The first was Zap Records in Coburg.  The cool thing about this place is how the owner eats the tax on every purchase.  So what is on the price tag is exactly what you will pay.  Here I grabbed:

Led Zeppelin | Physical Graffiti | Zap

led zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

The inserts are in excellent shape, but the vinyl is a little disappointing.  It isn’t exactly scratched up but you can tell it was played a lot.  Hard to spot in the store but your ears will hear it when you get it home.  I should have got the guy to play some for me first.

Thin Lizzy | Renegade | Zap

Thin Lizzy - Renegade

This is in immaculate shape.  I don’t believe it was played more than once.   I never believed I would ever find a copy but here it was.  If you never heard Renegade before… well, this is what you are missing:

The Rolling Stones | Steel Wheels | Zap

Emotional Rescue

Technically, this one is Sarah’s so it is hers until she decides she has had enough of me.  I may lose it in the divorce but I’m gonna spin like it is mine until then.

Kops Records in Oshawa (A.K.A. The ‘shwa) was next.  I’m glad we stopped here because I found a few albums I have been looking for a long time.

Iron Maiden | Iron Maiden and Killers | Kops


I have been wanting to add these to the collection but not pay over $30 a piece for them.  And here Kops had them each for $19.99.  They’re reissues  but that doesn’t bother me.  I just want clean copies that play well! They also had…

Megadeth | Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? | Kops


I guess I’m buying!  Wakka! Wakka! Wakka! And finally, in the bins I found:

Chuck Berry | Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll | Kops


This is the soundtrack for the movie Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll, the documentary on Chuck from the ’80s.  If you haven’t seen it, you must.  Chuck is a rock legend, and he knows it.  He treats Keith Richards like crap and Keith takes it.  Just look at the faces of everyone in the band in this clip:

LOL, it is good times!

Lee Aaron | Self | Kops


Lee Aaron is sort of Canada’s Lita Ford, I guess?  But she only sings and doesn’t play guitar.  They have a similar style though.  This album is all kinds of Bon Jovi and the big Canadian soft rack hit on here is Only Human.

Headpins | Head Over Heels | Kops


Headpins are some good Canadian 4 on 4 rack.  They opened for Kiss and ZZ Top in the ’80s and cranked out three albums that charted in The Great White North, but then they disappeared.  Well, that Darby Mills can belt a rock tune and I think she does still tour on her own.  I had their other two albums, so this completed the set for $3.

20200903_155452Turns out to be another good one.  The classic rock stations around here still play some of their tunes so I hope they’re enjoying the royalty checks.

Oof.  That was an expensive month!  Oh, well.  I got a lot of music to show for it!


  1. I am happy to report I have about 80% of these.

    That Geezer is… well I know I liked Man in the Suitcase. But I found it not that memorable. The album with the guy from Fear Factory was even heavier!

    Lee Aaron. That’s a patchy one.

    Otherwise I think you did well!

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    1. I agree. The previous Geezer album with the Fear Factory guy was heavier. I remember not liking Black Science much back then but I liked it more this time around.

      Lee Aaron was $3 so I took a chance on it. I think it is fine overall. I have to admit, the cover pushed me over the edge to get it.

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      1. All good Kev!
        You are slowly taking over social media! Live on YouTube and yet you can answer your fan mail!
        That’s a cool Cooper collection you have especially the albums that didn’t sell!

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        1. You noticed that, eh? Well, I’m not always paying attention like I should, lol. I paid $2 or $3 each for those Coop records so it was no big loss if I didn’t like them. But I found something to like about each one.

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    1. They are usually that expensive. Especially the double LPs. But they were reissued around 2017 and I think some stores are tired of seeing them on the shelf and the price went down to reasonable. So, advantage me!

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  2. Great haul sir!! There is a lot of stuff there I want to get, but haven’t. I can’t believe Amazon mailed the record without any packaging. That is blatant stupidity and makes me nervous to think they hired someone so dumb. That person needs to be taken off the line before he gets sucked in to a machine and killed because with that much intelligence it is bound to happen.

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    1. Amazon uses third parties to fulfill some orders, so I think that is what happened here. Sometimes there will be a warning that will say the item will be delivered in “clear packaging”. What they mean is they are planning on shipping it without a box and you have to tell them to use one. I have to be extra careful to spot that the next time.

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      1. Yeah, I only buy it if it’s coming straight from Amazon. You have to be careful as they are sneaky at times! lol
        They are good though as Canada Post lost my copy of Rocks last year as Amazon deemed it lost. They sent me another copy and lo and behold my original Rocks showed up
        Gave it to my sister’s boyfriend as it gave his record collection some street cred!

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  3. Thanks for the reminder on the Lizzy. I’ll bust out my copy. When did Chuck ever care about getting it right? He’s blow into town, no rehearsal and play his songs then F off. I knew a guy that played on one of those millions of Chuck gigs.


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