Saturday, October 8, 2011

Learning Isn't Hard When you Got Your Library Card...

Since July, my music collection has grown like a weed overdosing on Miracle-Gro on steroids. Much that is due to repeated trips to the library to check out CD's and burning them. It may be an unconventional way of collecting, but it is cheap. Borrow ten discs, copy the covers in a printer and then burn 'em, all for the price of a package of blank discs (which is about five bucks). Cheap.

So here is list of recent additions...

Apocalytica: Worlds Collide
Bachman & Turner: (s/t)
Bad English: (s/t)
Beach Boys: Greatest Hits Volume 1:20 Good Vibrations
Beach Boys: Classics Selected by Brian Wilson
Jeff Beck: Shapes of Things
Pat Benatar: Live From Earth
Pat Benatar: Seven the Hard Way
Pat Benatar: Best of Pat Benatar Volume 1
Pat Benatar: Best of Pat Benatar Volume 2
Pat Benatar: Greatest Hits
Blackmore's Night; Autumn Sky
Black Sabbath: We Sold Our Soul for Rock and Roll
Blue Cheer: Vincebus Eruptum
Bon Jovi: Keep the Faith
Bon Jovi: These Days
Bon Jovi: 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't be Wrong
David Bowie: The Best of David Bowie
Jack Bruce and Robin Trower: Seven Moons
Buffalo Springfield: Retrospective
Charlie Daniels Band: A Decade of Hits
Eric Clapton: Clapton
Days of the New: (s/t 2nd album)
Death Cab for Cutie: Codes and Keys
Dokken: The Very Best of Dokken
Doobie Brothers: World Gone Crazy
Doors: Alive She Cried
Electric Light Orchestra: The Essential Electric Light Orchestra
Fleetwood Mac: Greatest Hits
Foreigner: Complete Greatest Hits
Frogwater: Live at Thai Joe's
J. Geils Band: Anthology
Golden Earring: The Continuing Story of Radar Love
Great White: Can't Get There From Here
Don Henley: Actual Miles Henley's Greatest Hits
Jayhawks: Sound of Lies
Judas Priest: The Essential Judas Priest
Kings of Leon: Only by the Night
Kings of Leon: Come Around Sundown
Kinks: The Ultimate Kinks
KISS: Asylum
KISS: Revenge
KISS: Carnival of Souls
Jonny Lang: Long Time Coming
Huey Lewis and the News: Hard at Play
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Southern by the Grace of God
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Skynyrd's Innyrds
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Lynyrd Skynyrd (Box Set)
Lynyrd Skynyrd: The Last Rebel
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Endangered Species
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Twenty
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Then and Now
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Christmas Time Again
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Thirty
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Vicious Cycle
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Gods & Guns
Taj Mahal: Best of Taj Mahal Volume 1
Matchbox 20: Yourself or Someone Like You
Marillion: Six of One, Half Dozen of the Other
Marshall Tucker Band: Running Like the Wind
Marshall Tucker Band: Beyond the Horizon
Paul and Linda McCartney: Ram
John Mayall: The Turning Point
Steve Miller Band: Bingo!
Moody Blues: A Night at Red Rocks
Mott the Hoople: All the Young Dudes
Muse: Showbiz
Muse: Absolution
Muse: Black Holes and Revelations
Nickelback: Dark Horse
North Missisippi AllStars: Keys to the Kingdom
Ted Nugent: Super Hits
Queensryche: Greatest Hits
Quicksilver Messenger Service: Classic Masters
Bonnie Raitt: Road Tested
Ratt: Infestation
Rolling Stones: Rock and Roll Circus
Santana: Shaman
Joe Satriani: The Extremist
Joe Satriani: Cyrstal Planet
Scorpions: Sting of the Tail
Bob Segar and the Silver Bullet Band: It's a Mystery
Bob Segar: Face the Promise
Paul Simon: The Rhythm of the Saints
Bruce Springsteen: We Shall Overcome
Bruce Springsteen: 18 Tracks
Tears for Fears: The Hurting
UFO: Obsession
U2: 18 Singles
Widespread Panic: Free Somehow
XTC: Skylarking
Yardbirds: Rodger & the Engineer
Yes: Fly From Here
Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Reactor

I know that there are a quite a bit of compilations on this list. The library seems to have a lot of them. I don't normally go after them, because by the time they come around, I've got everything on them-that is on vinyl or on cassette. It's nice to have a CD to stick into my car and go.

And the Skynyrd explosion...Good story here. My girlfriend's son saw Lynyrd Skynryd at Rock USA up in Oshkosh last summer and thought they were excellent! She came up with an idea to gather up all the Skynyrd albums for his birthday. So why not? All I had was the entire Ronnie Van Zant stuff and a smattering of the post plane crash materiel...

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