Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Vinyl spotlight

I promised a new feature for 2008 where I take pictures of some of my vinyl and tell briefly about them. I decided to lump together two picture disc LPs because I got pretty good deals on both.

This is Judas Priest's "Sad Wings of destiny" made by S.P.I. in 1983. I bought this at a big annual yard sale type event back in 1992. I bought it used and I think it was about $3.00. I also bought about ten other albums from that same person and all were bargains and this may have been the most expensive album I bought from them. I listened to it once when I bought it and have not played it since. One of the guys who was selling was someone I knew of who was a bit of a weirdo in high school. He didn't recognize me and kept looking over my shoulder telling me stuff like "that's an import" or that's a "picture disc" like I didn't know and that going to impress me. His brother who I had also met before and liked watched what I was picking out and would say stuff like "dude, that it a great ablum and I hate to sell it, but I need the cash".

This is Black Sabbath's Paranoid made by Zeema records with no manufacturing year listed. I bought this new for half price at a record store that was going out of business in 1989 and I believe it was about $5.00 before tax. I played it once when I bought, but have not played it since. That day I had enough to buy one album and I debated between this and a picture disc of Quiet Riot's Metal Health. I chose Sabbath and came back a week later hoping to get the QR disc, but it was gone. I think I made the right choice though.


Blogger David Amulet said...

I love the Sad Wings album art on the vinyl. Great stuff!

Happy new year to you, Mark.

-- david

4:14 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

David-Happy New Year.

This was an easy and fun segment so I may aim to do it twice a month and see how it goes.

4:13 AM  

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