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Mar. 04, 2006

The Spring Has Sprung! Scrounger's Report


Well the temperatures have finally made it up into the 50s on Saturday, so I packed up a box of trade bait and headed out to one of my sources about 2 hours west of here. Nothing earth shattering, but a few interesting indies and filled some holes in my CD singles collection.

Singles

Royal Hunt - Message to God. 1997. Rondel/Teichiku (Japan).
From the best era of Royal Hunt, the D.C. Cooper-fronted material.


Nelson - S/T. 1991. Geffen Records (Japan).
Weird that this single doesn't have a title on it anywhere like most
singles or EPs do...


Stratovarius - Black Diamond. 1997. T&T/Victor (Japan).
Stratovarius - Father Time. 1996. T&T/Victor (Japan).
Stratovarius - Hunting High and Low. 2000. Victor (Japan).
Completist fodder for my singles collection. Wouldn't have bought these, but trading makes it a bit more equitable...


Full-length Releases

Some are keepers and some will wind up on the trade/sale pile.
Taliesin - Anthem.1997. Platinum Entertainment.
Interesting pop instrumental versions of classic rock standards.


 
Jodi Bongiovi - S/T. 1989. Alpha International Records.
Not nearly as well known as her cousin. Band includes members of the group Bystander. This used to fetch a decent penny at one time, but it looks like that may have changed...


Scarlett and Black - S/T. 1987. Virgin Records.
Pop schtuff. Is it me or does the chick look like Annie Lennox?


The Hunger - Cinematic Superthug. 1998. Universal Records.
Gambled for a buck. Modern hard rock, but quite good. The choruses are pretty darned melodic.


Darren Smith Band - Keep the Spirit Alive. 2005. MTM Music.
I feel obligated to pick up anything that has a Harem Scarem connection, and this one does not disappoint.


Rox Diamond - Powerdrive. 2005 RockJock Music.
Hell yeah! This one picks up right where the S/T left off.


Harem Scarem - Big Bang Theory. 1998. Warner Music (Japan)
Probably my least favorite of all of the Harem Scarem efforts, but with the trade I didn't pay too much for it...


Thunder - Laughing on Judgement Day. 1992. EMI (Japan)
Nice slipcase and extra book.


Doctor Butcher - S/T. 1994. Gun Records (Germany).
I already had the digipak reissue from last year, but I wanted to pick up an original
pressing for the collection. Great for Savatage fans, but a much heavier rawer feel.


If Only - Destiny. 2004. Outlaw Records.
Screams "Bootleg!" but since I had enjoyed "No Bed of Roses, I wanted to
hear what the original version sounded like.


AKA - Melting Pot. 2000. Smokin' Moon Records.
Gritty bar rawk, but with decent melodic choruses.


Steel Rain - Trial and Error. 2004. RPM Recordings.
Gritty bar rock. Not very polished at all. Official CDR released by the band.


Freight Train Jane - Hallucination. 1994. New Century Media.
Not as good as Black 'N Blue, but it's getting tougher to find...


Stream - Experimental. 1995. Magada International (Canada).
3-piece proggish hard rock band. Looks like Rush. Not as memorable though. Songs have a dissonant "modern" sound at times.


Shag - S/T. 1995. Beyond Records.
Decent if not bland hard rock. Nothing overly special.


Spoyld - Burgundy. 1996. MC Records.
Melodic rock. Not too bad. Definitely an indy flair to it.


War Crime - Live. 1995. Black Wall Records.
In yer face hard rock/melodic metal. Apparently they had a CD on Perris
Records (at least the banter makes reference to it).


Josephone's Quarentine - Let Go. 1996. Miranda Music.
It's a shame the production is so poor, because musically this
is quite good! I think this may be the first band I've ever found
from Nebraska... and they don't even sing about corn!


Various Artists - Dont Tribute Bad. 2004. Sleazy Rider Records (Greece).
Now this was a unique find! An international trubute album to Firehouse,
a large number of the bands being from Greece. Some of these covers are
pretty darned good! Record label now seems to be defunct.


Electric Boys - Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride. 2004. Universal Music (Sweden).
Electric Boys - Groovus Maximus. 2004. Universal Music (Sweden).
Electric Boys - Freewheelin'. 2004. Universal Music (Sweden).
Now [b]THIS[/b] is the way reissues should be done! Great packaging, excellent
remastering sound quality, and chock full of bonus tracks! Seriously recommended if you like their material.


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