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October 2022 Scores!

My pal Snowman every month  posts all his findings on Vinyl, Compact Disc, Cassettes and even 8 tracks at time’s.

I made the comment when Johnny posted his October Scores that this may be the one month I actually outscored him in his purchases.

We had a laugh and he told me to post my stuff…

Challenge accepted Sir!

Here’s John’s post and if you haven’t already give his excellent site a follow!


Here we go…

So it was off to Toronto back on October 8th with Tbone coming along as we were going to see Iron Maiden on the 11th.

Other than seeing Maiden live the other bit if business we had to take care of was scoring Vinyl.

‘Sonic Boom’ and ‘Kops Records’ were our two focal points of dropping serious cash in which we did.

It was a no brainer for me to buy vinyl but I was glad to see Tbone jump both feet in and grabbed what turned out to be 11 albums of his own!

Atta boy Old Man!

The day before we left (Oct 7th) Amazon dropped off an album at my house that was a gift from Tbone which was The Cult’s latest release ‘Under The Midnight Sun’ which is a fantastic record. What a way to start our trip the following day.

So here are the scores from ‘Kops’ and ‘Sonic Boom’ posted below..

Some more T.O finds except for ‘Skid Row’ which I ordered from Amazon.

As I mentioned earlier we were there to see Iron Maiden and of course a visit to the merch table is a must…

We also hooked up with Brent Jensen who brought us gifts including T shirts, books and for myself basically what is a demo version of Brent’s ‘Leftover People’ book before he sent the final copy off to get published. What a gift and its the only one is existence!

One other thing and that was the latest copy of ‘Rock Candy Magazine’ which I have been a subscriber since Day 1. Always a great read!

There ya have it folk’s…

Coming up..

November 12th- Record Fair

November 18th- Iron Maiden Triple LP vinyl set of ‘The Number of the Beast’ and the super deluxe box set of KISS ‘Creatures of the Night’ on (ugh) CD!

November 22nd- Headstones live in Tbay and kicking off there Canadian tour here of all places!


Cool Lil Numbers…..ALICE IN CHAINS/Man In The Box

When I think of getting out of bed every Monday to start another work week I think these lyrics just about  sum it up …

I’m the man in the box,buried in my shit,won’t you come and save me….

I’m the dog who gets beat,shove my nose in shit,won’t you come and save me ,save me…….

Hahahaha it’s not that bad but man AIC lay down a beauty of a track here…..

1991 and if you read my Van Halen concert review from the 1991 F.U.C.K Tour  AIC were the opening act and although they weren’t received with the greatest of ruckus from the crowd ( Halen sings about Poundcake while AIC fight back with We Die Young!)I still recall this track and since my younger brother Todd was buying stuff on his own(at the time) this is one he bought so I scooped it and it was to listen to Man In The Box.

Love how the song just shoots out of the gate with that slow Seattle pub crawl of a groan kinda like if your shutting down your Bender at 5 am! The drums by Sean Kinney set the pace big an nasty them drums sound! Mike Starr(RIP) drops down some serious low end on the bass and Jerry Cantrell what a great guitar player live and in studio! Layne Staley(RIP) trips out the vocal and man you think he is the Man In The Box! Fair enough!

The Chorus is the real thing and is bonafide ass kicker. Love the interplay of vocals between Staley and Cantrell! You got Staley and his deep down in the hole type like vocal and you got Cantrell with the clean laid back slick rock vocal! Between  them it works to a friggin T!

Kinney on the kit man the drums just kicks serious ass on this track! Hard to believe that half of this band has passed on. Saying that i guess  I’m pretty damn lucky to have caught em live when I did(just the once)

If your reading this before the start of your work day crank this one up…

Deny Your Maker!