The Scrounger's Report
Feb. 27, 1999
Eclectic = dunnowhatthefuckIwannalistento
Picked up a bunch of various and sundry stuff this
week, all over the place stylistically. Not sure why.
1. Renegade - III. 1996.
Not bad; a bit heavier than I was anticipating. Good
execution, but nothing really "grabs" me here. *shrug*
2. Sabu - Sabu. 1996.
Good stuff! (any time you throw a couple Bonfire members
into a project you're bound to get good results); IMO
better than his most recent...
3. Eyes - Full Moon. 1994.
Whoever Mark Weitz is has vocal qualities very similar
to JSS; this is quite good CD. Cany anyone hook me up
with a copy of "November Mass" on CD?
4. Hall and Oates - Live at the Apollo with David Ruffin and
Eddie Kendrick. 1985.
I picked this up for Marko, but was too much of a dumbass
to bother checking to see if he had it first. Doh! It's
out of print domestically, but available as an import.
A "fun" performance.
5. Whiplash - Ticket to Mayhem. 1987.
I've been slowly grabbing more and more of the early heavy
metal/thrash/death stuff on Roadracer/Roadrunner/Metal
Blade/Combat/Shrapnel. The stuff is getting harder and
harder to find. This is typical mid-1980s thrash.
6. Samael - Blood Ritual. 1992.
Death metal with a techno edge.
7. Steve Haun - Victory (Music of the Bolder Boulder). 1992.
Instrumental theme music for some sort of marathon I think.
Kinda like Yanni but with more electric guitar.
8. White Lion - Pride. 1987.
Has their biggest hits...
9. KISS - Unmasked. 1980.
Another group that I will eventually own everything by...
10. X-Propagation - Conflict. 1993.
I was expecting heavy metal; instead I got techno. Not
bad. More CCM stuff on the Intense label.
11. Raven - Nothing Exceeds like Excess. 1988.
Extremely pitiful work compared to their earlier work,
but being the completist I am...*shrug*
12. Whitesnake - Live...in the Heart of the City. 1980.
I like early Whitesnake, so of course I had to snag this.
13. Thompson Twins - Close to the Bone. 1987.
What can I say, I like mid-1980s pop...
and lastly the big surprise, not just because it's way out
of print, but because how darned good it is:
14. Patty Smyth - Never Enough. 1987.
The cover caught my attention (damn, what a hottie!), so
I decided to pop it in and give a listen...much better
than I anticipated. Well produced and arranged AOR here.
All for now...