The Zip's on Speedway was the last of the chain to close. That was a sad, sad day.
- I was hooked on the electro-funk sounds of Jonzun Crew from the first time I heard the "Howdeee!" that opened their song "Space Cowboy". This album was actually hard to find as I had been looking for it for months.
- The rebuilding of my Rick Springfield collection, which I've been detailing in the first 38 posts, was completed with the pick-up of his breakthrough Working Class Dog album, still one of my favorites.
- There are a few songs that I periodically binge on from time to time and one of them happens to be "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight". I wore out the grooves on the 45 and had to make do with the track on a pair of K-tel albums (Pure Power and Pure Gold Collection, both from 1977) until I came across the boys' Best Of album which is actually a surprisingly solid listen.
Lost In Space - Jonzun Crew (1983)
Working Class Dog - Rick Springfield (1981)
Best Of - England Dan & John Ford Coley (1979)
Springsteen's Nebraska album won just about every award and topped nearly every crtic's list when it was released in 1982. I heard one song ("Atlantic City") and took a pass, secretly wondering what I wasn't hearing that everyone else was loving. Then I cashed in one of my free vouchers from Columbia House on it and still didn't like it. The completest in me bought the used CD for $3 in the early Nineties and I have never played it.
Nebraska - Bruce Springsteen (1982)
Can you guess which one of the above albums still holds a place of honor on the Vinyl Wall? It isn't the Springsteen one. Nor the Jonzun Crew. I guessed Rick Springfield but I was wrong - the only album from today's purchases I still have on vinyl is Best Of England Dan & John Ford Coley.
The TOTAL TALLY:
records bought: 164
money spent: $854.37