I’ve seen a few posts where people list the music they’ve bought and give a little commentary on it. I find these posts pretty interesting so I thought I’d try my hand at it. I was hoping to make this a twice yearly thing, but blame the state of the music industry for not putting out anything good for me to buy.
*This list does not include anything I have borrowed from the library and ripped to my computer.
13 June 2015 (Walmart New Philadelphia, OH)
Fisher-Price Little People – Animal Songs Sing-Along $13
Nobody told me how different my music buying habits would change when I had a child, but I can’t expect her to enjoy GWAR or Acid Bath the way I do so I had to buy her something for long car rides. All joking aside though the guitar solo on “The Farmer in the Dell” is pretty bad ass and the drums possess a great laid-back Ringo quality.
29 June (Browse & Buy Resale Shop New Philadelphia, OH)
Roadrunner United: The All Star Sessions $2.50
The Jesus and Mary Chain: Automatic $2.50
I bought the Roadrunner United album when it first came out, but lost it somewhere along the way. It’s a really unique album where the label tapped four musicians to be team captains who led 57 artists from 45 past and present Roadrunner bands and produced the album. It’s definitely a one of a kind album and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to satisfy a metal craving.
I completely forgot about the Jesus and Mary Chain album. I think I still have it…
9 July (Amazon.com)
KMFDM: Greatest Shit $17.49
Finntroll: Blodsvept $8.99
I picked up the KMFDM album after seeing En Esch last year and I hate to just get one album at a time so I grabbed the next thing on my wish list.
25 Oct (FYE, New Towne Mall New Philadelphia, OH)
Alice in Chains – Live & Unreleased $3.99
Nirvana – Unplugged in New York $5
Unplugged in New York was a replacement. My copy was scratched to hell. I grabbed the Live & Unreleased promo disc and was quickly disappointed when I realized it was song that were released later on their Live album. I’ll have to put it on eBay to get some other poor sucker.
I went on a bit of a GWAR kick after seeing them live last November. My collection isn’t complete yet, but I’m getting pretty close.
10 Nov (Amazon.com)
GWAR – RagNaRok $8.35
GWAR – Carnival of Chaos $7.34
GWAR – Scumdogs of the Universe – $20.74
6 Dec (Browse & Buy Resale Shop New Philadelphia, OH)
Elton John – Reg Strikes Back $2.50
The Best of Mozart $2.50
I used to wonder how Elton John could go from megarockstar 70s icon to virtually unknown in the 80s. Then I listened to Reg Strikes Back. Have you ever heard it? No? There’s a reason for that.
The Mozart album is pretty good. It features cuts from his entire career. From his humble beginnings playing cover symphonies in Hamburg nightclubs, through his time as a backup player with James Brown, Little Richard and others and even his much chagrined “Fat Mozart” period.
20 February 2016 (Amazon.com)
Foo Fighters – Big Me $4
The Tea Party – Edges of Twilight $ 3.91
Glueleg – Heroic Doses $ 3.97
Stay away from mikeladano.com. Seriously. If you go on that site you’ll end up reading about some awesome band that you’ve never heard of and the next thing you know they’re on your Amazon wish list. I mean, I don’t regret any of these purchases (Except the Big Me single which is just the single and not the Maxi CD single (Who knew there was such a difference?)) But I was perfectly happy not knowing there was an awesome band called Glueleg and if it hadn’t been for that damn website I probably never would have known.
28 May 2016 (FYE, New Philadelphia, OH)
Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral $9.99
The Dead Milkmen – Beezelbubba $1.00
I was looking to see if they had any Dead Kennedys when I came across the Dead Milkmen disc and I instantly knew I had to have it. Because it was “Buy 1 Get 1 for $1” day at FYE I replaced my old copy of the Downward Spiral while I was at it.
29 May (Bandcamp.com)
Mr. Clit & The Pink Cigarettes – Haircuts $5
Local H – Hey Killer $8.99
The Descendents – Everything Sux $9.49
Bad Guys – Bad Guynaecology $8.99
Hey Killer is probably the best album of 2015 and nearly everyone missed it. Well, except for the guy that wrote that article telling me how great it was.