The Scrounger's Report
Sep. 30, 1999
When all else fails, go with the classics.
Well, being that yesterday was payday, and that I had a few
extra pennies rattling around in my pocket, I decided to
make my quarterly trek to Recycled Records in Springfield,
Illinois (about 1.5 hours west of Champaign). While I didn't
find anything that screamed out "OhMyGodThisIsFuckingRare"
or "I'veBeenWantingThisForFiveYears", I did pick up some
interesting stuff to "fill some holes" in the collection.
I ended up spending $100, but got a fair number of discs
for the money:
Fear Factory - Resurrection. 1998. Roadrunner Records. $1
I like their stuff. Kinda hard to go wrong for a buck,
even if it is a 3-track single.
Michael Bolton - The Artistry of Michael Bolotin. 1993. BMG. $1
Michael Bolton - The One Thing. 1993. Columbia. $1
Michael Bolton - S/T. 1983. Columbia. $1
Michael Bolton - The Hunger. 1987. Columbia. $1
I've never been a fan of Michael Bolton, but I figured at
these prices I might as well get some to put in my collection.
Various Artists - The Best of Christian Rock. 1989. Arrival. $3
I'm always on the lookout for odd/unusual compilations, especially
CCM stuff. This one features tracks from The Choir, Altar Boys,
Whitecross, Leviticus, Ruscha, Bloodgood, Zion, Jerusalem,
Crystal Lewis, and D.O.X.
Shooting Star - Touch Me Tonight (Best of). 1989. Enigma. $7
I've got most of their actual CDs, but I figured as long as I
had a chance to pick up an original Enigma pressing I might
Andy Scott - 30 Years. 1993. Repertoire Records. $13
Damned good disc! Quite "poppy" in feel, but a whole bunch
of good material here. I find a lot of the "Sweet" stuff to
be hit-or-miss; this stuff is "hit".
Gary Moore - G-Force + Live at the Marquee. 1988. Castle Comm. $16.
This is an interesting 2-CD set that I hadn't seen before.
I'm always on the lookout for older Gary Moore stuff...
UFO - Misdemeanor. 1992 (1985). Chrysalis (Japan). $13
UFO - Making Contact. 1992 (1983). Chrysalis (Japan). $13
UFO - The Wild, The Willing, and the Innocent. 1992 (1981).
Chrysalis (Japan). $13
UFO - No Place to Run. 1992 (1980). Chrysalis (Japan). $13
At $13 apiece, this is considerably more than I usually
ever spend for used CDs (hell, I rarely ever spend more than
$6 on used discs), but these intrigued me. They're all part
of the same series, and all are in MINT condition with OBI
still intact. As my UFO collection was sorely lacking, I
figured "what the heck". Some real good stuff here!
Well, that's all for today...