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
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 Priest | Painkiller and Screaming for Vengeance | amazon
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
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
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
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
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.
Turns 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!