The Scrounger's Report
Feb. 01, 2001
The Scrounger's Report, v.32.
Decided to go out scrounging today. Drove the 80 miles to Springfield,
Illinois to see what I could dig up. I found a whole bunch of stuff,
nothing too earth shattering, but some neat stuff nonetheless...
Manowar - Hell on Earth Part I. 2000. Metal Blade Video.
2 hours of METAL. Wymps need not apply.
Megadeth - Train of Consequences. Promo CD single.
I'm a sucker for goofy promo shit. This single track CD single comes
in a vinyl baby's head. Bizarre...
Outlaw Blood - press kit. 1991. ATCO records.
Boxed press kit containing the CD of the S/T album, also a
cassette of same, and VHS video for the single "Body and Soul".
Next, not music, but music-related:
An 8"x8" glass mirror/tile of Grim Reaper - See You in Hell from
1985, in a cardboard frame. Kinda silly, but for $3 why not?
Neal Schon - Late Nite. 1989. Columbia/CBS.
About time I picked this up. Also performing on the album are
Bob Marlette, Randy Jackson, Steve Smith, Jonathan Cain (1 track),
Deen Castronovo (1 track), Mark Spiro (1 track).
Sculpture - S/T. 1999. Nuclear Blast.
Some interesting "powerish" metal (not in your traditional
power metal sense though).
Bolt Thrower - The IVth Crusade. 1996. Earache.
I need to finish my BT discography; I've been woefully
ignoring their stuff as of late. :(
Lacuna Coil - S/T. 1998. Century Media.
Female vox and atmospheric metal. Gotta love it!
Blue Oyster Cult - Mirrors. 1979. Columbia Records.
Blue Oyster Cult - Fire of Unknown Origin. 1981. Columbia Records.
Blue Oyster Cult - The Revolution By Night. 1983. Columbia Records.
Another group I'd been ignoring... until now. The extremely early
material is a bit raw for my tastes, but this stuff from the
late '70s and early '80s is very polished and melodic stuff!
Veteran of the Psychic Wars is a phenomenal tune! (You may recall
it from the "Heavy Metal" soundtrack).
Freak House - Addicted to the Numb. 1995. Perris Records.
Raw glammish bar rock.
John Kay and Steppenwolf - Wolftracks. 1982. Wolf Records.
The production is a bit limited (as it is on much of the
Steppenwolf stuff), but musically it's not bad.
Son of a Bitch - Victim You. 1996. Saraya Records.
Very '70s sounding hard rock; features several members of Saxon.
Type O Negative - Live Cries, B-Sides, Sui Sides. ???? Capone
I'm guessing this is a boot. A bunch of live tracks and some
covers. It was cheap, so I figured I'd gamble. Evidently it
goes for a bit on Ebay...
V/A - Slave to the Power, The Iron Maiden Tribute. 2000. Meteor City.
What? ANOTHER Iron Maiden tribute???!?!?!?! Evidently. I think
I have 6 of the damned things. This one, in addition to being
a good value (2 CDs for $13), has an interesting selection of
1. Another Life - Solace
2. Children of the Damned - Sebastian Bach
3. Remember Tomorrow - Crowbar
4. Wrathchild - Archie Bunker with John Perez
5. Powerslave - Dofka
6. Moonchild - Shallow
7. Total Eclipse - Warhorse & Friends
8. Flight of Icarus - Ian Parry and Kamelot
9. The Trooper - Holy Mother
10. Aces High - Electric Frankenstein
11. Purgatory - Wardog
12. The Evil That Men Do - Conquest
13. Alexander the Great - Eleventh Hour
1. Running Free - Iron Savior
2. The Number of the Beast - Tchort
3. Stranger in a Strange Land - Error 7
4. Invaders - Rotors to Rust
5. Murders in the Rue Morgue - Cosmosquad with Ray Alder
6. The Trooper - Hoyry-kone
7. Wasted Years - Fates Prophecy
8. Innocent Exile - Eternal Elysium
9. Revelations - Pharaoh
10. The Prisoner - Las Cruces
11. Where Eagles Dare - The Quill
12. The Prophecy - Solstice
13. Run to the Hills - John West with Chris Caffery
That's all for now. Until next time...