The Scrounger's Report
Mar. 25, 2000
I came. I saw. I purchased.
The weekend arrived, which heralded the obligatory CD scrounging
trip. As usual, I spent more than anticipated (big surprise, eh?).
Nothing that screams out rarity, but a few nice finds.
First, one that I purchased to sell on Ebay:
Petra - War and Remembrance. 1990. Star Song Records.
This 2-CD greatest hits compilation is quite out of print
and tough to come by. It routinely goes for $40+.
On to the keepers:
Triumph - Progressions of Power. 1980. MCA Records.
Gotta complete their discography eventually...
New England - S/T. 1998. Renaissance Records.
Finally. Now I have all 4 New England discs...
R.E.O. Speedwagon - Good Trouble. 1982. CBS Records.
I *really* need to work on my R.E.O. collection.
I have virtually no discs from them...
Scorpions - Virgin Killer. 1977. RCA Records (Germany).
Now OOP in the U.S., I figured I'd snag it.
Sammy Hagar - Street Machine. 1979. Capitol Records.
I'd not seen this in stores, and it was cheap, so why not?
Soundtrack - Bad Channels. 1992. Full Moon Records.
This disc is neat as hell. Music composed by Blue Oyster Cult.
In addition to a whole bunch of cool rock instrumental tracks,
there are the following songs:
Demon's Kiss - performed by Blue Oyster Cult
The Horsemen Arraive - performed by Blue Oyster Cult
That's How It Is - performed by Joker
Jane Jane (The Hurricane) - performed by Joker
Somewhere In the Night - performed by Fair Game
Blind Faith - performed by Fair Game
Here's the interesting part, the personnel for Fair Game:
Ron Keel - vocals, acoustic guitar
Janna James - bass, vocals
Eva Marie - lead guitar, vocals
Danelle - lead guitar, vocals
Michelle Lee - drums
Is this another soundtrack-only band like Black Roses?
Manic Depresso - performed by Sykotik Sinfoney
Mr. Cool - performed by Sykotik Sinfoney
These 2 tracks are bizarre as hell, but neat.
Any idea who the real performers are in this band are?
The members are listed as follows:
Zoid Zweetie - vocals, keyboards
Stanky Poozle - lead guitar, vocals
Crusty Udder - vocals, guitar
Petrifilo - bass, vocals
Dr. Rhythm - drums
Myth of Freedom - performed by DMT
Touching Myself Again - performed by DMT
Little Old Lady Polka - performed by the Ukelaliens
(this track is hilarious!)
This disc is fairly cheap on Ebay. I wholeheartedly recommend
it, if nothing else for humour value...:)
Tokyo Blade - Mr. Ice. 1998 (1990). Zoom Club Records (United Kingdom).
Well, it's not part of the recent reissue series, and I
hadn't seen it before...plus it was normal U.S. pricing ($12.99).
You know you're addicted when you buy a CD that you already have,
just because it's a different pressing or different release.
That's the case with the following disc. Prior to Razor and Tie
releasing it on CD a couple of years ago, I was under the (obviously
mistaken) impression that this had never been released on CD.
For $8 I figured I'd grab it as a curiosity piece (and also on
the off chance that it's collectible):
Orion the Hunter - S/T. 1984. Portrait/CBS Records (RK 39239).
This has all the appearances and earmarkings of actually having
been pressed in 1984.
Any ideas from you Boston fans? How scarce is this?
And lastly, a disc that I'm not sure what to do with:
Starz - Coliseum Rock. 1991. Metal Blade Records.
This is still sealed in its original long box. I almost
hate to crack it out. It goes for $25-30 on Ebay.
The only other disc I have by Starz to compare it with
is "Violation". How similar are the 2 albums?
Also, was this album released in 1991, or is that a
That's all for now,