The Scrounger's Report
Nov. 10, 2000
A frightening statistic and some new discs.
Just checked my collection database and according to my records,
thus far in the year 2000 I have purchased or traded for just over
700 CDs. I knew I'd been active this year, but YIPES (and none of
those are CDRs).
Well after work today I picked up a few more to add to that total
from the local indy shop (GASP! Paying full retail??? AUGH!).
Angel Dust - Enlighten the Darkness. 2000. Century Media.
Haven't listened yet, but I'd heard some tracks previously;
rather impressive (at the time).
Vanden Plas - Spirit of Live. 2000. InsideOut America.
This was "nice-priced" at $11.99, so I assumed it was an EP
(the *only* time the mom&pop prices *anything* below $13.95
is if it's an EP). Umm, NOT! 73+ minutes on this one...
Firehouse - O2. 2000. Spitfire Records.
Listened to a bit of it. Heavier than previous efforts,
and a bit stripped back productionwise. Not stellar, but
not bad either.
V/A - Little Guitars (A Tribute to Van Halen). 1999.
Triage Records (released on the Shrapnel label).
Hadn't seen this before, nor have I seen anyone mention it.
It *says* 1999 on the label; I disbelieve. Is it one of
those that was a Jap-only release (like the Led Zeppelin
tribute) and is just now seeing the light of day in the U.S.?
An interesting selection of songs and performers:
1. Unchained - Jack Russell, Dweezil Zappa, Marco Mendoza,
2. I'm the One - Mark Slaughter, Doug Aldrich, Tim Bogert,
3. Dance the Night Away - Joe Lynn Turner, Reb Beach,
Marco Mendoza, Gregg Bissonette
4. Light Up the Sky - Doug Pinnick, Yngwie Malmsteen,
Billy Sheehan, Vinnie Colaiuta
5. Panama - Jani Lane, George Lynch, Tony Franklin,
6. Hot For Teacher - John Corabi, Bruce Kulick, Tony Franklin,
7. Running With the Devil - Steven Pearcy, Jake E. Lee,
Tim Bogert, Frankie Banali
8. Pretty Woman - Gunnar Nelson, Matt Nelson, Albert Lee,
Tony Levin, Aynsley Dunbar
9. Atomic Punk - Fee Waybill, Brad Gillis, Tim Bogert,
10. So This Is Love - Jeff Scott Soto, Blues Saraceno,
Tony Franklin, Eric Singer
11. Little Guitars - Devid Glenn Eisley, Mitch Perry,
Marco Mendoza, Eric Singer
Looks like it has potential....