Just last week Jerry and I were having a few adult beverages and listening to a few of the latest CDs that we picked up as we add to our inventory. In the pile was the 1971 release of Who’s Next by The Who. It turns out this was the 1995 remastered version MCAD11269. Included in this version are 7 additional bonus tracks that we supposed to be part of a double album concept called Lifehouse that was never realized.

We listened to the CD front to back and I was blown away by the clarity of the recording as well as the stereo separation that was clearly evident on the remastered version. I am not a fanatical The Who fan but this record rocks and is my favorite album by this band. Jerry expressed his opinion that this version was exceptional and stands above his original vinyl pressing. See the link below from the official The Who website with more details of this epic album from this hall of fame band.

Who’s Next

November 11, 1988, Chicago – Set at the iconic Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Slayer raised the roof this night in support of the release of its latest album South of Heaven. Supported by Motorhead and Overkill, this was a show for the ages and I was there. Along with the crew of delinquents from the neighborhood, we made the pilgrimage to see one of the most influential bands of our youth. Favorite memory – Lemme walking past me with his bass on the way to the stage and $8 buckets of beer! See the link below for the setlist from the show. Seeing the setlist after these many years reminds me of the rendition of Chemical Warfare that I will never forget.

Set List – Slayer November 11, 1988 Aragon Ballroom Chicago

Scorpions, Blackout

Scorpions – Blackout

This amazing record was released in 1982 and the title track still rocks to this day.  I found this album alongside records from Bing Crosby and Neal Diamond.  What a find!!  Favorite track is Blackout followed by China White. This is a vinyl version that is in very good plus (VG+) condition. Format: Vinyl

$11.00

Joe Satriani – Surfing with the Alien, Not of This Earth, Dreaming #11

This is your chance to pick up three (3) of the best from guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani. Titles include Surfing with the Alien, Not of This Earth, and Dreaming #11. All three CDs are in very good condition. My favorite track is Satch Boogie off of Surfing with the Alien. Again, pick up all three CDs for $12! Format: Compact Disc

$12.00

Manowar – Warriors of the World

Valhalla calls! I saw this band at the Thirsty Whale just outside of Chicago. Eric Adams, Joey DeMaio, and David Shankle raised the roof and blew the audience away. After the show, we spoke at length with Eric and he was the nicest guy and as down to earth as can be. Here is your chance to get your hands on a pristine version of one of their best albums. Released in 2002, this is the ninth album from this band and House of Death is my favorite track. This disc and case are in very good condition. Format: Compact Disc

$10.00

Rush – Moving Pictures

Released in February 1981, Moving Pictures was the next album released after Permanent Waves. This album cemented the power trio as one of the top bands of all time. This album was certified as quadruple platinum and is one of my favorites. Tom Sawyer, Limelight, and Red Barchetta are my top plays. This version is digitally remastered and is in very good condition. Format: Compact Disc

$9.00

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Slayer – Show No Mercy

One of the best albums from one of the founders of thrash metal. Released in 1983 on Metal Blade records, this album started it all. “Die by the Sword” will always be in my top ten list. This version is digitally remastered and is in very good condition. Pick it up today!

$8.00