Butch Walker – Stay Gold

How many albums in your collection are from artists that most people don’t know?  How many times have you wished that the general public would fall in love with that artist simply because they deserve the recognition?  That is how I feel about Butch Walker.   Butch is from the same area of Northwest Georgia…

Slightly Stoopid – Chronchitis

You may not buy records blindly, but I highly recommend it.  I love buying an album without knowing any details.  There is something fun and exciting about putting it on the turntable and waiting for that first song to start.   Slightly Stoopid is a band that I’ve only heard of; I had never heard…

Elvis – C’mon Everybody

How many albums have you bought that, if you are being honest with yourself, you don’t really need?  I am sure there are more than a few in your collection that you purchased because the album just happened to be there.  This is one of those purchases for me.   I love Elvis.  He is…

Merle Haggard – My Farewell To Elvis

How often are you surprised by what you find while you are digging through albums at your local record store?   There has been so much music recorded and released that none of us can be expected to know about everything.  That is why I enjoy finding albums like My Farewell to Elvis. I had…

The Best of The Animals

Who are the classics that you love?  Do you have an artist or a few artists that you will always pick up at your record store? There are a few artists that fit the bill for me and The Animals are definitely high on that list.  Their sound is uniquely 1960s Rock n Roll and…

Best Coast – California Nights 

Think about your record collection for a minute.  What draws you to vinyl?  Why do you like it?  What do you get out of collecting records? Here is my reason: I like listening to music on vinyl because it is a purposeful activity.  If I am listening to music on my phone or iPod (yes,…

Brother O’ Brother

Do you ever have the chance to buy a record on a whim?  I know that it is not a gamble that a lot of people like to take because if you buy a dud you have wasted 25 bucks.  That is the reason that I love buying these albums with my plasma money.  If…

In This Moment – Blood

Do you have a musical weakness?  Is there something that you are always drawn to?   Rock chicks are my weakness.  I freaking love rock chicks.  There is something incredibly attractive about a girl that can sing and scream over heavy guitars.  I can’t express in words the reasoning; it must be some sort of…

Michael Bolton

Have you ever been in a record store and said “Hey look!  Michael Bolton!”? Probably not.  But, you should.   First, look at this cover art.   How do you not want to have this in your collection??  Look at that hair!  I would kill for that hair.  And those eyes!!  I’m worried that my…

The Highwaymen – Live at Nassau Coliseum 

Do you ever wish that you could go back in time and slap your younger self?   I want to go back and grab a hold of the younger me and give myself a good shake and a slap in the face for not respecting the music that was being made at the time.  Live…

The Doors – L.A. Woman

What is the best dollar that you’ve ever spent?  This album is it for me.  I found a copy of L.A. Woman at an estate sale for a single dollar.  Deal of the century. The fact that this is the first album from The Doors that I’ve added to my vinyl collection makes me sad.  I…

Hellyeah – Unden!able

Stereotypes are born in truth, but stereotypes are hurtful.  Think for a moment about what the typical fan at a metal show looks like. Black t-shirt?  Leather or denim vest with patches and chains?  Black jeans even when it is 97°?  This describes most metal fans and it is the reason I get strange looks…