Vinyl Confessions: BUYING BACK MY CHILDHOOD, Pt. 1

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So, one of the objectives I have when I dived back into collecting vinyl records was to try and get back some of my favorites that I may not have originally owned on that format, but were integral in shaping my personal soundtrack growing up. So far, it’s been fun running into some of these bits…
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DURAN DURAN – Notorious
Not my favorite Duran Duran album, but still something I nabbed when I saw it at Half Price Books. The title track skips right at the beginning, which sucks…
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TED NUGENT – Double Live Gonzo
It’s one of the albums that my Uncle Jerry gave me when he heard me listening to Wham. It’s one of the two gateway albums that he gave me that got me into hard rock and metal in the first place. Which is the main reason why I have this in the first place. Otherwise, not really a fan of the Nuge’s music outside of the radio hits…
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RUN-D.M.C. – Raisin’ Hell
Bought it as a nerdy 13-year-old white kid because of their cover of Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way”; discovered that this is a solid album front-to-back. Still one of my favorites…
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BON JOVI – Slippery When Wet
I once overheard a teenage coworker years ago proclaim–out loud–that Bon Jovi was the Nickelback of the 80s. I immediately chucked several sharp objects at him. Slippery When Wet may be their only album that I can still listen to front-to-back (with their follow-up New Jersey coming a close second) in public and not be ashamed of doing so. It’s also one of the very few good memories I have of my Junior High years. That, and the Run-D.M.C. record…

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Vinyl Confessions: WELCOME TO MY BREAKDOWN

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Continuing on (long overdue) with my showing off of my ever-growing vinyl record collection, I now present to you the so-far three albums from one of my favorite performers: Alice Cooper…
alice cooper killer
ALICE COOPER – Killer
This one is probably the first Alice Cooper that I never did own in any other format. Meaning, this is the first time I’ve heard this one put out with the Alice Cooper Band proper. And…it’s a pretty good album, really. Some pretty good deep cuts on this one…
alice cooper welcome to my nightmare
ALICE COOPER – Welcome To My Nightmare
Everything about this album is classic Alice Cooper, from the concept, the Vincent Price cameo, and the Steven Trilogy still gives me chills and freaks me out each time I listen to it. Like a good Hammer horror flick should…
alice cooper goes to hell
ALICE COOPER – Goes To Hell
Of the three that I have on vinyl (for now), this is probably my least favorite one. That’s not to say there aren’t any bright spots on this; it just that, following up such a strong concept record like Welcome To My Nightmare, this one just doesn’t compete. Love that cover, though…

I’m still keeping my eyes open for other records from master of shock rock, so this probably won’t be the last time this guy’s going to pop up in this blog series. Until next time, cheers…

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