I’m notorious for going out on CD safari armed only with my bad memory and cash. Years ago, I had a database of my CDs and I always took a copy with me to the shops. I also always carried my ever-growing want list. Unfortunately, when my wife and I bought our new computer system over a year ago, I accidently erased the database and I didn’t have a back-up. I’m currently putting my CDs into a Collectorz.com database but I am not even close to putting a dent into my collection. So I went out to the local shop last Tuesday with nothing more than my wallet and a ripped envelope with some bands and albums scrawled on it.
Testament – The Ritual (1992) – $9.99: I had been talking with some friends and Testament came up. We were talking about their debut from 1987, THE LEGACY. By coincidence, Metal Mark and I are getting a March review schedule going and THE LEGACY is one of the albums, more on that later. So I check the CDs and I can’t find THE LEGACY but I do find my crusty old cassette. Score one for the list! I walk into the local shop, go straight to Testament, and grab THE RITUAL. When I get home, I realize I bought the wrong album and I already own it!
Queen – Jazz (1978) – $6 used: There are three Queen albums I need to complete my Queen catalogue: LIVE KILLERS (1979), THE GAME (1980), and HOT SPACE (1982). So the question is: Why do I keep buying JAZZ? This has to be the third or fourth time over the years that I have been psyched to find JAZZ only to realize that I already have it when I get home. It happened again…..
Manowar – Hail To England (1984) – $6 used: I own every Manowar album on CD except BATTLE HYMNS, the debut from 1982. Of course, I insist on buying HAIL TO ENGLAND everytime. I’ve done this twice already, make it three…..
W.A.S.P. – Unholy Terror (2000) – $9 used: A steal at $9 but I already have it. I need to pick up DYING FOR THE WORLD (2002)……
Barren Cross – Atomic Arena (1988) – $3 used: A little heavenly White Metal never hurt anybody, especially a mint CD for three bucks! Problem is I have it and I need STATE OF CONTROL (1989)…..the price got me.
Total (with tax) = $36
Not a bad haul for $36 but I have them all already. Ever have this happen to you or am I just a crazy person?