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I'm disgusted at the way I've been ignoring this blog lately.

I've seen AC/DC, Motley Crue, Kiss and Iron Maiden all in the last year and I didn't write about any of these shows.


Oh well, I guess I'll just go over them now, just for myself.

AC/DC – this was my first time seeing AC/DC and they were awesome.
Unfortunately, it was at BC place so I was super far away, but it was still a super-fun show.

Motley Crue – I've seen the Crue once before, but that was a long time ago.
Again, a fun show, not a great turn-out at GM place, but the floor and lower bowl were packed and there was a great vibe in the place.
It was a pretty stripped-down show, no big screens and not a lot of pyro.
Technical difficulties marred "Home Sweet Home" causing Vince Neil to proclaim "Well, sometimes things just don't fuckin' work" so that was pretty funny.

Kiss – 2nd time seeing Kiss, first with Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer.
It was a good show, but Tommy singing "Shock Me" seemed a bit disrespectful to me.
Oh well, a good time was had by all, I had a lot of fun at this show.

Iron Maiden – Awesome, I love Maiden.
2nd time seeing them as well, and they did not disappoint.
I did hear some complaints that there was "not enough old stuff" as they did a lot of new material, from about 2000 onwards, but I didn't mind.
It gave me a chance to rediscover those albums as I usually reach for a "classic" Maiden album instead of a newer one.
Also, not a lot of pyro, but I barely noticed, I was so into the show.

My one problem with the show was how much I hate watching Janick Gers.
If you like Janick, I have no problem with that, please don't post any nasty comments, they will not change my mind about him.
I've heard he's a super nice guy, but watching him live is embarrassing.
He jumps around the stage like some idiot teenager in an airband and he's a 53 year old man in Iron freakin' Maiden!!!!
Every time I looked at his side of the stage I was absolutely filled with a burning rage, and I thought to myself, "is this really how I should feel while watching my all-time favorite band?"
Anyway, Bruce and everyone else were amazing as always, Adrian Smith tripped and fell and if I kept my eyes to the left I enjoyed the crap outta this show.

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 In trying to describe yesterday's record show, I can only say that it was like Christmas and your birthday all rolled into one. It was pretty much the exact opposite of getting kicked in the nuts. The fun thing isn't so much finding great records, it's finding great records for CHEAP.

Basically I came home with a whole bunch of killer stuff, for not that much money. The secret is when finding something you really want you must remain calm, especially if it is unpriced. I cannot stress enough the importance of a good poker face. If a dealer sees any excitement, you will pay more.

But, that being said, they're there to get rid of stuff, and they're happy you're willing to give them a few bucks for the privilege of carting it away.

When first entering, you kinda wanna cruise around for a bit and not get stuck at any particular place. I had to be really careful with my time since the show started at 11 and I had to work at 1. (Luckily I booked off until then, I was originally supposed to start at 12)

My first buy was an old book on the Smiths for only $3! A good start!

Just around the corner I found the Motley Crue "Helter Skelter" Picture disc I've been looking for. I've never seen it under $35 so I was glad the guy accepted my offer of $10.

After that I saw the Ramones "Road to Ruin" for $3. I almost bought it, but I already have that record and I knew I would regret buying something I had, especially since I don't really have anyone to trade stuff with.

At the very next table I saw Iron Maiden "Powerslave" peeking out of a box. I already have that one, but I figured it was a good sign. A guy was leafing through that box, so I started with the one next to him and wow, was I ever glad that I did. I was flipping through when I saw a Smiths record that I had never seen before. I was overcome with excitement, what the hell was this thing?

Needless to say, I quickly shoved it under my arm and kept flipping. I found some more OK stuff, but decided to go with just the aforementioned Smiths album. I got it for $5. I didn't even know what the hell it was yet, but I just threw it into my bag and continued on. I figured I couldn't waste time figuring it out now, I was on a schedule and I had to keep my game face on!

After that I came across a Morrissey single for $6 but since the guy couldn't break my $20, I got it for my pocket change, which amounted to $4.56. Yay!

Almost immediately after, I saw an Iron Maiden die cast car for $5. Not really what I came there to find, but still kind of neat. It was right by the exit so I figured, "If I still have $5 when I'm leaving, I'll grab it.

I managed to snag one more Smiths record, the US 12" of "How Soon is Now?" which features the band on the cover. (Well, 3/4 of them, poor Mike Joyce ended up on the back, but oh well) As far as I know, this is the only official Smiths release to feature the band on the cover, since they figured the original European cover was too risque or something. If you're interested you can get more info here.

I also happened upon some cheap records I couldn't pass up: AC/DC – If you want Blood…, Violent Femmes, Twisted Sister – Stay Hungry, the Soundtrack to Decline of Western Civilization II (one of the greatest LA metal documentaries ever… if not the only one… definitely worth seeing) and Red Hot Chili Peppers – Mother's Milk. Now I know I said I hated these guys, but I have a soft spot for that disc.

Of course I had trouble leaving with so many boxes of records unlooked at, but I had spent my entire budget (except for the $5, so I ended up with the IM car after all) and gotten some impressive stuff so I figured it was as good a time as any to quit.

So I had to run all the way to the train station, and then all the way to work, but I made it just in time! I also found out that the mysterious Smiths record was the demo version of their first album, not an easy find, especially for $5! So all in all, it was a pretty kick-ass day, check out the pix below!


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I was recently tagged by that sly vixen Rabbit Girl.

The rules are as follows:

  1. Find the nearest book.
  2. Turn to page 123.
  3. Go to the fifth sentence on the page.
  4. Copy out the next three sentences and post to your blog.
  5. Name the book and the author, and tag three more folks.

Music is censored as it is: You can't say "shit" or "piss" or "fuck" or "cock-a-doodle dipshit" on your records if you want them on the radio and in Wal-Mart. It's not allowed. And if you want your video on TV, you can't wear certain clothes and you can't have images of guns or body bags.

Motley Crue: the Dirt
 written by Motley Crue and Neil Strauss. This bit was written by Mick Mars.

I'm supposed to tag three people, but I can't think of anyone, so you're off the hook.

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