I hit the mother lode last weekend while I was visiting family in Atlanta. The conversation somehow ended up on Vinyl records and my sister-in-law mentioned she had some old albums laying around. My brother found the box and in it were 4 albums on my wish list…Def Leppard’s ‘Pyromania’ and ‘Hysteria’; Whitesnake’s self-titled album and Bon Jovi’s ‘Slippery When Wet’. I couldn’t believe my luck. Of course, when I left their house, for some reason I left the Bon Jovi album there. I will make sure to grab it next time I am down. BTW, they were in phenomenal shape.
Now, I could tell my sister-in-law was very iffy about letting me “have” the albums. But she did give them to me to “borrow”. I really do appreciate it and I will keep them in great shape. Maybe I will return them someday…Kidding!! I will give them back if she asks…and says pretty please.
It gets better. The next day I am at my sister’s house and I mention to my brother-in-law what I got and he states he has a box full of albums down in the basement. I know what his musical taste is so I started salivating. And let’s just say I was not disappointed in the very least. And when he said a box full, let’s just say my collection has significantly increased. If you would like to know what was in the box, well, I am going to tell you. If you don’t, then why are you reading my posts??
First off, he had another copy of Def Leppard’s ‘Pyromania’ as well. This means I can go ahead and give my sister-in-law back her copy. He also had some albums that I already had on vinyl such as Boston’s ‘Don’t Look Back’, Pat Benatar’s ‘Crime of Passion’, Aldo Nova’s ‘Subject’, and the ‘Star Wars’ Soundtrack’.
As I started digging, I was freaking out. He had a couple more that were on my wish list. Led Zeppelin’s ‘House of the Holy’, AC/DC’s ‘Back in Black’ and Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’. I couldn’t believe my luck.
There were a ton more so I will just list them all now:
- Cheap Trick – ‘At Budokan’
- Chicago’s – ‘Greatest Hits’
- Kansas – ‘Point of No Return’
- Foreignor – ‘Head Games’
- Foreignor – ‘ Double Vision’
- ELO – ‘Out of the Blue’
- ELO – ‘A New World Record’
- Journey – ‘Infinity’
- Blackfoot – ‘Tomcattin”
- Blackfoot – ‘Strikes’
- Blue Oyster Cult – ‘Fire of Unknown Origin’
- The Eagles – ‘The Long Run’
- Dio – ‘The Last in Line’
- Aerosmith – ‘Night in the Ruts’
- Bryan Adams – ‘Reckless’
- Krokus – ‘Hardwire’
- Missing Persons – ‘Spring Session M’
- Molly Hatchet – ‘Flirtin’ with Disaster’
- Mother’s Finest – ‘Another Mother Further’
- Ted Nugent – ‘Ted Nugent’
- Ted Nugent – ‘Scream Dream’
- Van Halen – Van Halen II
- Pat Travers Band – ‘Crash And Burn’
- Pat Travers – ‘Heat in the Street’
- Styx – ‘Pieces of Eight’
- Styx – ‘Cornerstone’
- Max Webster – ‘Universal Juveniles’
It was amazing going through the box. My brother-in-law is a huge Rush fan and I thought it was strange I hadn’t come across any Rush Albums. That was only because the Rush albums were at the back of the stack. And there were 6 of them.
- Rush – ‘Moving Pictures’ (This was also on my wish list)
- Rush – ‘Permanent Waves’
- Rush – ‘Caress of Steel’
- Rush – ‘A Farewell to Kings’
- Rush – ‘Fly By Night’
- Rush – ‘Hold Your Fire’
I have to say I was in heaven. It will take me a long while to get through all of them, but don’t you worry, it will happen. I have to thank my brother-in-law for letting me take them and he should know they are in good hands. There were about a dozen or more other albums, but not sure I will listen to them as they aren’t something I am into.
Now with all these albums, I need a place to store them. Lo and behold, Amazon has all sorts of stuff you can buy. I did and two days later, I had storage for my albums with room to grow.
To go from not listening or paying attention to vinyl to now having a nice collection, I would say my new obsession is in full swing. Heaven help me!