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17May/120

Richard Marx – ‘Hold On To The Nights’

In a perfect world, I'd have all day everyday to sit around and watch the album "making of" documentaries and videos featuring the "stories behind the songs," but too often, I see something of interest, bookmark it to watch it later and then never get around to it.

But when I saw that Richard Marx had put a video blog online with the story behind "Hold On To The Nights" teasing "a little behind the scenes info you may not have heard before," I had to watch it. One of the things that I love as a music fan, is continuing to learn about the inner workings of an album or an artist, whether it's an album that you got today, or one which has been in your collection for many, many years, which is the case with Richard's self-titled debut, a longtime favorite of mine.

I've touched on the general territory before, writing about "Don't Mean Nothing" a few years ago when I learned that Joe Walsh had played guitar on the song. As I found out, I was apparently the last person to realize that.

"Hold On To The Nights" was my song. One of those that you hear and you just totally identify with it....but how was that possible, considering that I was barely a teenager when I first heard it? It was just so raw and emotionally atmospheric and it was one of the early songs that I had heard which was mostly mid-tempo for the bulk of the song, building to a somewhat unexpected big power ending. Power ballad, indeed. When I heard it for the first time, I of course immediately wanted to hear it again. So there I was, glued to my radio, back when you used to do that kind of thing, waiting for them to play it again.

The radio in my area played what I would come to learn was the live video version of "Hold On To The Nights," which was 200 percent more awesome than the studio version in my opinion. When the band reached that power ending, they really went for it, above and beyond what had been captured on the studio version of the song.

Years later, when I tried to find that video version in audio form, I discovered it was quite an impossibility to track down, because for whatever reason, it had never made it to any of the Marx hits compilations. I finally found it as a bonus track on an import 3" CD single.

The first time I went to see a Richard Marx concert in the late '90s, he didn't play "Hold On To The Nights." Thus began a quest to see a show where it was in the setlist. Finally, after four or five shows over the next few years, I got to see him do it...and he nailed it.

Remembering now that it was his first number one hit, it's kind of curious that he doesn't have it in the setlist as an automatic....what's the story there? I'm not sure, but the story behind the song itself is pretty awesome. Here it is, in Richard's own words...

"Hold On To The Nights" was my first number one pop single and it was the fourth and last single from the first album. I wrote "Hold On To The Nights" in the middle of making the first album, so it wasn't a song that pre-existed. I really only had one real ballad on the record, which was the last song, "Heaven Only Knows" and I felt like I needed another ballad for this first album.

I went into produce "Hold On To The Nights" with my engineer David Cole and we deliberately produced it in such a way....I was listening to the So album by Peter Gabriel non-stop at the time. Because I made this record in 1986 and it came out in 1987. So 1986 was the year of Peter Gabriel's So, so "Sledgehammer," "Don't Give Up," "Red Rain" and all of those amazing tracks from the So album. When I would listen to Peter Gabriel's record, I was so blown away by the space and the atmosphere in those records that he made.

And that's what I wanted to do with "Hold On To The Nights." I didn't want it to be a standard pop ballad. I got a lot of flak from the record company and radio because the drums didn't come in until the very end of the song. There's just a lot of atmosphere and space in the production of "Hold On To The Nights." It's really just about the lyric and my vocal and my piano a little bit. And even that, it's almost produced in a way that it shouldn't have been a hit, because it didn't sound like anything else on the radio. But again, I think that people relate to that lyric and there was just something magical about it that I didn't know at the time.

I built the track up - I played the keyboards on it and Mike Landau's guitar playing had all of this little spacey atmosphere guitar and his solo was amazing. I was lucky enough to get Patrick O'Hearn, the bass player from Missing Persons, to come in and play the fretless bass. Again, not somebody I knew, but I knew a guy who knew him and he was kind enough to come in and help out this young kid making his first record, being me. I had worked a little bit with a drummer named Tris Imboden and Tris, I was a big fan of, because he'd played with Kenny Loggins on the road and had played on a lot of Kenny's albums, so he played drums on "This Is It" and "Keep The Fire" and all of the "High Adventure" album, which I really loved. It was a big album in my life.

I'd become friendly with Tris, so I asked him to come and play drums and all I told him was "hey, when the drums come in at the end, all I know is I want it to be a really dramatic fill, kind of like "In The Air Tonight.'" When Phil Collins' drums come into "In The Air Tonight," everybody goes crazy, because it's so exciting. I kind of wanted that kind of thought. So I think it was really the first take and Tris played that....all of those triplets, it was just so incredible and we were all screaming in the studio. We knew right then and there that we'd made the record that we wanted to make.

I absolutely did not think this was a hit record. I thought it was the opposite of a hit record, but like so many other times, I was wrong, luckily and "Hold On To The Nights" became my first number one single.


17Jan/121

Former Alice Cooper Guitarist Dick Wagner Collects A Lifetime Of Stories In New Book

I recently finished reading 'Not Only Women Bleed,' the new autobiography by former Alice Cooper guitarist Dick Wagner. One of the bits that I was most surprised to learn from the book was that he co-wrote 'Just As I Am,' a song that he submitted to Clive Davis (who had been supportive of Wagner's songwriting in the past) which eventually was recorded by Air Supply.

I read Wagner's book right after reading 'Billion Dollar Baby' by Bob Greene and while I enjoyed Greene's book more personally, I imagine that Cooper fans will find Dick's book to be an enjoyable peek behind the Alice curtain. Wagner delves into some of his side work, most notably, his work with Aerosmith, but I would have enjoyed more details for some of the other work on his musical resume, especially his session work with Peter Gabriel which gets only a very brief mention.

Wagner's longtime associate Bob Ezrin recently penned the following review of the book for Amazon.com:

It feels a little self-serving to write a great review about a book in which I am a character and I would never normally do this but...I am SO proud of Dick and this amazing accomplishment that I have to weigh in here. This is no pandering or self-serving, ghost-written "auto-biography" that sanitizes the past to protect the "author" or amplifies the glamor and excesses to sell units. This is a thoughtful recollection of slices of Dick's life. It's witty, artful, literate, sometimes cheeky, often philisophical and profound, gentle and loving, whistful and exuberant but, above all, musical. But that's Dick in a sentence. Reading this will certainly entertain anyone who has an interest in the "Roman" era of the music business. But it also offers insights into the complex and often insane life of the musician celebrity; the one close to, but not quite at, the top of the entertainment foodchain. In its honesty it does encompass sex, drugs and rock'n'roll - but also pain, yearning, sacrifice, adventure, growth and the joy of creating.

Aside from being my go-to musician and writer on the majority of my projects in the 70's and 80's and now again in the new milennium, Dick Wagner is also my dear friend and a good man who has more than paid his dues over the years. To see him healthy and back in form again makes me very happy. To read this wonderful book makes me very proud.

Bob Ezrin

14Mar/1024

Great interview with producer Steve Lillywhite

I always enjoy when somebody nails down a really great producer for an interview that dissects their entire career.  These are the guys that you don't read about nearly enough, for all of the cool things that they've done, and all of the legendary albums that they've been a part of.

This interview with producer Steve Lillywhite (Dave Matthews Band, U2, Peter Gabriel, etc) is certainly one of those interviews.  I learned quite a bit of "oh wow, I didn't know that" kind of things - stuff like the fact that Lillywhite produced Dirty Work by the Stones - I had no idea!

AVC: Speaking of working with artists in the latter part of the career, you worked with The Rolling Stones on Dirty Work.

SL: Yes, I produced the worst-ever Rolling Stones album. Until the one after, that is. [Laughs.] But basically, I couldn’t turn down The Rolling Stones. A real man would never turn down the chance of working with legends like them. But that doesn’t mean I knew it was going to be any good whatsoever. You need a good tailwind to make a great record, and there wasn’t a great tailwind with the Stones at that point. There was too much bitterness. It was the bad end of the drug-taking. It was just messy, but I had to do it. I learned a lot more from them than they learned from me, that’s all I can say about that experience. Maybe “Harlem Shuffle” was okay. That was sort of a hit. They didn’t tour the album or anything. I enjoyed working with them and it was great fun hanging out with Keith Richards.

Check out the whole (massive) interview here.  Thanks to Annie for sharing this with me!

21Jan/104

Music Dish: Peter Gabriel won’t reunite with Genesis at Rock Hall induction

While he didn't completely rule it out, it seems unlikely that Peter Gabriel will perform with his former band mates when Genesis is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 15th. Here's an excerpt from Gabriel's interview on the subject that appears in the next issue of Rolling Stone:

“As far as I know, I’m definitely not going to sing,” Gabriel tells Rolling Stone. “I learned at our last reunion [in 1982] that you can’t just get up there. You have to rehearse.” Gabriel is actually not even positive he’ll be able to attend the March 15th induction ceremony in New York, since he’ll be in the midst of rehearsing for a European solo tour. “I’m trying to find a way to do it,” he says. “It’s not easy. If I can work it out, I’ll go.”

Gabriel shares some additional information about the band's most recent (unsuccessful) attempt at a reunion as well - check more from Rolling Stone right here.

I'm bummed, but not completely surprised.  For now, fans can check out Scratch My Back, a new orchestrally based covers album that will be Gabriel's first studio release in seven years.  PG will play select shows in support of the release (although like the album, Gabriel will be backed by an orchestra with "no drums, no guitars"), including some possible U.S. dates.

Here's the album cover for Scratch My Back, pictured below.

Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back

5Oct/094

The Monday Morning Mix – Scenes From A Flood – 10/5/09

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About Today's Mix:

I apologize for the lateness on today's Monday Mix - those darn real world responsibilities got in the way of ye olde blog, once again. Hopefully ya'll did the right thing and amused your eardrums with the tasty Tragically Hip show that Kevin posted earlier!

This week's mix again comes from my own personal collection. I put this one together at the end of last week, and really liked it to the point that I had to share it with all of my ATV friends. I'm guessing that you guys won't mind, right? A few selections were inspired by my new pal Emma and her fantastic radio show The Occasional Detour, which you can hear Thursday mornings on WRUW-FM  from 8am-10am EST on the radio at 91.1 and online at wruw.org.

I'll spare the gushing, because I've already hit Emma up to do a future Monday Morning Mix - wait for it and check out her radio show - it's good stuff!

Enjoy the mix!

15Jun/0921

Bonnaroo Day Four: A View From The Hotel Room

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Coheed and Cambria were on stage at Bonnaroo on Sunday evening running through a mesmerizing setlist that included covers of "Red Rain" by Peter Gabriel," and "Under The Milky Way" by The Church. Despite what you might think, the Gabriel cover wasn't a direct response to any rain on the day - there had been nary a drop to be felt for those in attendance - instead Coheed were just rockin' out, doing what they do. It was a nice touch during the closing moments of Sunday's festivities, which also featured sets from country legend Merle Haggard, Akron-based Jessica Lea Mayfield, and a big healthy helping of metal courtesy of Dillinger Escape Plan, Shadows Fall, and High on Fire. And the hippie nation put their hands together to rejoice one more time with a weekend closer courtesy of Phish, who already had gotten their Bonnaroo on with a lengthy setlist on Friday night.

And some guy named Bruce Springsteen that we talked about yesterday, came out to help Phish wrap up their first set with three tunes - "Mustang Sally," "Bobby Jean," and "Glory Days."

Me?

I was feeling sick and in a hotel room. We had plans to check out of the hotel on Sunday morning, but my body dictated otherwise and gave me the invitation that I couldn't refuse, to pay for an extra night in the hotel so that I could lounge around and feel sick throughout the day.

We arrived at the hotel in Murfreesboro, which sounds like I asked someone where they were, and they got punched in the face before they could answer. Our assigned room was very Bonnaroo appropriate!

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'Tis okay though because it's already been a weekend's worth of memories that will stay with me for life (not to mention, things that Brian will have fun giving me crap about for eternity!)

We're on our way home this morning, and I'm planning to soldier through with my plans for Monday night in Columbus, which is on the way home, to see Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood. I don't have to drive home from C-bus - Bear will take care of that, and I think that I can prop myself up in a seat for a couple of hours to see two of my favorite legends do their thing again. I saw Clapton and Winwood at Crossroads 2007, and I've been looking forward to a return engagement ever since.

Gotta give big thanks to my good friends Brian and Adam, my favorite two people to road trip/attend festivals with. Year three of festival road tripping was not without its challenges (mostly on my side, yay!) but we certainly had some good times!

I'll leave you all with a couple of Coheed videos from Youtube, featuring their cover song performances referenced above, as recorded live last month.

A reminder for Cleveland fans - you can catch Coheed performing live with Heaven & Hell (read: Black Sabbath) this summer on August 22nd at Nautica Stage, and Church fans are in luck as well - The Church will be at the Beachland Ballroom on Friday, June 26th.

1Jan/095

Laserdiscs and a vinyl-loaded trip to Detroit

Here we are at the beginning of another holiday weekend!! Happy new year to you all!!

But let's talk about the previous holiday weekend, which I'll sum up in one word:

Productive.

I went to the thrift store to drop off a couple of boxes of CDs, and while I was there, I picked up an old school desk that I had an immediate vision for. Once I got home, it was indeed a perfect fit next to my existing audio/video empire which has outgrown its current space. With the new desk, I finally have a place to set up my turntable AND laserdisc player.

What? You didn't know about my laserdisc habit? Oh yeah. You can probably picture the amount of cursing that my friends who helped me move, were doing while moving THOSE boxes of laserdiscs and vinyl. As if all of the boxes of CDs weren't enough....

Laserdisc

I got into laserdisc in the late 80s as a kid, and picked up a number of musical titles, including my prized Japanese copy of Van Halen's Live Without A Net, which prior to the DVD release, was the only way to get the concert film digitally. The same was true for the Star Wars movies - there were plenty of releases for Star Wars fans to salivate over, including this "definitive edition" box set, which was on my Xmas wish list one year.

Like director Kevin Smith, I was kicking and screaming against converting to DVD. I finally made the conversion when my laser player bit the dust, and I was able to get a Pioneer combo unit that played both lasers and DVDs.

As laser collectors know, there are still a number of titles that remain unreleased on DVD. Sting, for example - the concert video from The Soul Cages tour, the MTV Unplugged performance, and the album-length performance video for Ten Summoner's Tales.

This was my first chance to use the laserdisc player with the newish television I picked up about a year ago, and I was amazed at how good laserdisc quality still looks, even on today's TVs.

The Soul Cages Concert was the first laserdisc that I put into the player, a concert film that remains one of my favorites. It's a crime that it still hasn't been released on DVD. Sting's band for this era - legendary drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, guitarist Dominic Miller, and keyboard player David Sancious produced some of my favorite material in the Sting catalog with The Soul Cages and Ten Summoner's Tales releases. Thankfully, the period is well-documented with the videos that I mentioned above.

So that was Sunday in a nutshell, a good mix of watching laserdiscs, taking care of various biz, and also catching some quality Z's in between it all!

But let's talk about Saturday. Oh man. A few weeks ago, I got a phone call from Steve, a radio buddy of mine in Detroit. He's getting ready to move into a new house, and wanted to know if I'd have interest in picking up his collection of vinyl. With warm weather in the forecast (a rarity at this time of the year,) Saturday looked like a good day to make the drive to Detroit, and the weather forecast held true. With the exception of some slightly crummy weather on the Detroit side, it was a drive that was thankfully uneventful.

Aldo Nova - Subject

Looking through the titles, "Subject" by Aldo Nova was one of the early ones that I saw, "Cool!" I said.

"That's what he thought," was Steve's reply, smiling as he later pointed out an album by Japanese heavy metal band Loudness and asked "how many people bought the NEXT album from Loudness?"

As a fellow rocker, the expected titles are there from bands like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Armored Saint, etc; although Steve noted that he had "played the Maiden albums to death," and that the actual Maiden vinyl might be in bad shape, but the covers are in nice shape, thanks to the plastic covers that are on most of the albums.

After I got home and started going through the stacks, I was the most stoked about the vinyl copies of Van Halen's 5150, Queensryche's Empire, the self-titled Alice in Chains album, Peter Gabriel's solo material, and one of my absolute favorites, Joe Satriani's Flying In A Blue Dream. Listening to the Satch album brought back so many memories - it was one of several albums that was locked in my CD player in the 90s.

I promised several people that I would post the complete rundown of everything that I picked up, and as you can see from the list below, there's quite a few titles, including probably as much Ted Nugent as any one person needs. Although surprisingly, my favorite Ted Nugent album Free-For-All is AWOL.

Steve did mention that he held back about 40 albums for sentimental reasons, and perhaps Free-For-All was in that bunch!

Ted Nugent - Free-for-All

Apologies in advance for those of you that get carpal tunnel from scrolling through this list.

Enjoy!

2010 - soundtrack
38 Special - Tour De Force
38 Special - Special Forces
38 Special - Wild Eyed Southern Boys
707 - s/t
Accept - Restless and Wild
Accept - Russian Roulette
Accept - Kaizoku Ban
Accept - Balls To The Wall
Accept - s/t
Accept - Metal Heart
AC/DC - For Those About To Rock
AC/DC - Highway To Hell
AC/DC - Back in Black
AC/DC - Powerage
Bryan Adams - Cuts Like A Knife
Aerosmith - Get Your Wings
Aerosmith - Greatest Hits
Aldo Nova - Subject: Aldo Nova
Aldo Nova - s/t
Alice in Chains - s/t
Allman Brothers Band - Brothers and Sisters
Apocrypha - The Eyes of Time
April Wine - The Nature of the Beast
April Wine - First Glance
April Wine - Stand Back
April Wine - Power Play
April Wine - Harder Faster
Armored Saint - Delirious Nomad
Armored Saint - March of the Saint
Armored Saint - Saints Will Conquer (live)
Asia - s/t
The Babys - Union Jacks
Badfinger - No Dice
Badlands - s/t
Batman - Batman soundtrack (Elfman score)
The Beatles - White Album
Blackfoot - Marauder
Blackfoot - Siogo
Blackfoot - Strikes
Black n' Blue - s/t
Black n' Blue - Nasty Nasty
Black n' Blue - Without Love
Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Blue Oyster Cult - Some Enchanted Evening
Blue Oyster Cult - Fire Of Unknown Origin
Blue Oyster Cult - Imaginos
Boston - Boston (2 copies)
Jackson Browne - Hold Out
The Jim Carroll Band - Catholic Boy
The Cars - s/t
Tracy Chapman - s/t
Cheech and Chong - Greatest Hit
Phil Collins - Hello, I Must Be Going
Alice Cooper - Trash
Alice Cooper - Raise Your Fist And Yell
Alice Cooper Goes To Hell
Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare
Alice Cooper - Killers
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
Alice Cooper - Flush The Fashion
Alice Cooper - Lace and Whiskey
Alice Cooper - Greatest Hits
Corrosion of Conformity - Deliverance
John Cougar - Nothin' Matters and What If It Did?
Robert Cray - Strong Persuader
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Chronicle
The Cure - The Head On The Door
The Cure - Standing On The Beach - The Singles
The Cure - Disintegration
Damien - Stop This War (2 copies)
Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers
Deep Purple - When We Rock, We Rock, and When We Roll, We Roll
Deep Purple - Nobody's Perfect
Def Leppard - High n' Dry
Def Leppard - Pyromania
Demon - Night Of The Demon
Demon - Unexpected Guest
Demon - British Standard Approved
Dio - The Last In Line
Dio - Holy Diver
Dio - Sacred Heart (2 copies)
Dio - Dream Evil
Dokken - Breaking The Chains
Dokken - Back for the Attack
Dokken - Tooth and Nail
Dokken - Under Lock and Key
Doobie Brothers - Best of Vol 2
Doors - Greatest Hits (2 copies)
Doors - Strange Days
Doors: An American Prayer
Emerson, Lake, and Palmer - Pictures At An Exhibition
Extreme - Extreme
Fastway - s/t
Firestarter - soundtrack by Tangerine Dream
Focus - Making Waves
Foghat - Stone Blue
Foreigner - 4
Foreigner - Head Games
Foreigner - Double Vision
Foreigner - s/t
Peter Gabriel - s/t (car)
Peter Gabriel - s/t (melt)
Peter Gabriel - Security
Genesis - s/t
David Gilmour - About Face
Great White - Once Bitten
Sammy Hagar - VOA
Sammy Hagar - Standing Hampton
Sammy Hagar - Three Lock Box
Sammy Hagar - I Never Said Goodbye
Eric Hamilton Band - Limited Edition Vinyl
Stuart Hamm - Kings of Sleep
George Harrison - Somewhere in England
Heart - Dreamboat Annie (Mushroom Records pressing)
Helix - Long Way To Heaven
Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys part one
Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys part two
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Smash Hits
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love
Jimi Hendrix - The Jimi Hendrix Concerts
Greg Howe - s/t
Icon - Night of the Crime
Icon - s/t
Billy Idol - Vital Idol
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind
Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Iron Maiden - Killers
Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
Iron Maiden - Live After Death
Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast
Jethro Tull - M.U. - Best of Jethro Tull
J. Geils Band - Best Of
J. Geils Band - Love Stinks
Journey - Escape
Journey - Frontiers
Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith
Judas Priest - Point of Entry
Judas Priest - Stained Class
Judas Priest - Hell Bent for Leather
Judas Priest - Sin after Sin
Judas Priest - Sad Wings of Destiny
Judas Priest - Turbo
Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
Judas Priest - British Steel
Kansas - Best of Kansas
Kick Axe - Vices
King Crimson - In The Court of the Crimson King
King Crimson - Three of a Perfect Pair
King Kobra - Ready To Strike
The Kings - Are Here
KISS - Dressed To Kill
KISS - Rock And Roll Over
KISS - Hotter Than Hell
KISS - Love Gun
KISS - Alive
Kix - Blow My Fuse
Krokus - Hardware
Krokus - Headhunter
Led Zeppelin - s/t
Led Zeppelin - IV
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
Led Zeppelin - III
Led Zeppelin - In Through The Out Door
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Lillian Axe - Love + War
Living Colour - Vivid
Living Colour - Leave It Alone/Hemp 12"
Lizzy Borden - Master of Disguise
The Jeff Lorber Fusion
Loudness - Lightning Strikes
Loudness - Thunder In The East
Loudness - Hurricane Eyes
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Nothin' Fancy
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Gold and Platinum
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping
Tony Macalpine - Maximum Security
Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force - Marching Out
Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force - S/T
Yngwie Malmsteen - Trilogy
Yngwie Malmsteen - Odyssey
Ray Manzarek- Carmina Burana
Bob and Doug McKenzie - Great White North
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Metallica - .....And Justice For All
Steve Miller Band - Greatest Hits 74-78
Modern English - After the Snow
Eddie Money - s/t
Eddie Money - Playing For Keeps
Montrose - s/t
Monty Python - The Monty Python Instant Record Collection
Moody Blues - Voices In The Sky (best of)
Gary Moore - Victims of the Future (2 copies)
Gary Moore - Run For Cover
Gary Moore - After The War
Gary Moore - Corridors of Power
Morrissey - Viva Hate
Motley Crue - Shout At The Devil
Nazareth - Loud n Proud
Nazareth - Malice in Wonderland
Night Ranger - 7 Wishes
Night Ranger - Dawn Patrol
Night Ranger - Midnight Madness
Ted Nugent - Little Miss Dangerous
Ted Nugent - s/t
Ted Nugent - s/t (1982)
Ted Nugent - Cat Scratch Fever
Ted Nugent - Intensities in 10 Cities
Ted Nugent - State of Shock
Ted Nugent - If You Can't Lick 'Em, Lick 'Em
Ted Nugent - Scream Dream
Ted Nugent - Great Gonzos
Ted Nugent/Amboy Dukes - Call of the Wild
Ted Nugent/Amboy Dukes - Survival of the Fittest - Live
Patrick O'Hearn -Ancient Dreams
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman
Ozzy Osbourne - Speak Of The Devil
Ozzy Osbourne - Bark At The Moon
Ozzy Osbourne - The Ultimate Sin
Alan Parsons Project - I, Robot
Joe Perry Project - Let The Music Do The Talking
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Hard Promises
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Long After Dark
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Pink Floyd - The Final Cut
Robert Plant - Pictures at Eleven
Jean-Luc Ponty - Mystical Adventures
Prince and the Revolution - Around The World In A Day
Prism - s/t
Queen - News of the World
Queen - The Game (MFSL edition)
Queen - The Game (regular)
Queen - Greatest Hits
Queensryche - Queensryche
Queensryche - The Warning
Queensryche - Rage for Order (2 copies)
Queensryche - Empire
Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime
Quiet Riot - Metal Health
Trevor Rabin - Can't Look Away
Ratt - Out of the Cellar
Ratt - Invasion of Your Privacy
Raven - All For One
Raven - The Pack Is Back
Raven - Stay Hard
Lou Reed - Mistrial
REO Speedwagon - Live: You Get What You Play For
Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks
Rolling Stones - Still Life (American Concert 1981)
Rough Cutt - s/t
Rush - All The Worlds A Stage
Rush - Signals
Rush - Grace Under Pressure
Rush - Exit Stage Left
Rush - Moving Pictures
Rush - Permanent Waves
Robert Schimmel - Comes Clean
Joe Satriani - Flying In A Blue Dream
Scorpions - Blackout
Scorpions - Best of
Scorpions - World Wide Live
Shooting Star - s/t
Skunk Anansie - Selling Jesus EP
Soft War - One Day It Will All Come Down
Soundtrack - Heavy Metal
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
Bruce Springsteen - The River
Bruce Springsteen - The Wild, The Innocent
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness
Billy Squier - Tale of The Tape
Starz - Violation
Starz - Coliseum Rock
Steve Stevens and the Atomic Playboys - S/T
Stryper - Together as One 12"
Styx - The Grand Illusion
Suicidal Tendencies - s/t (Frontier Records)
Supertramp - Paris
Supertramp - Breakfast in America
James Taylor - Greatest Hits
Ten Years After - The Classic Performances of
George Thorogood - Move It On Over
George Thorogood - Live
George Thorogood - Maverick
George Thorogood - Bad To The Bone
Billy Thorpe - Children of the Sun...Revisited
Three Dog Night - Captured Live at The Forum
TNT - Intuition
Triumph - Never Surrender
Triumph - Allied Forces (2 copies)
Triumph - Thunder Seven
Triumph - Just A Game
Triumph - The Sport of Kings (2 copies)
Triumph - Stages
Triumph - Surveillance
Triumph - Progressions of Power
U2 - Under A Blood Red Sky
Van Halen - s/t
Van Halen II
Van Halen - Diver Down
Van Halen - 5150
The Velvet Underground - VU
Andreas Vollenweider - Down To The Moon
Joe Walsh - The Confessor
Warrior - Fighting For The Earth
WASP - s/t
Roger Waters - Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking
Roger Waters - Radio K.A.O.S.
Whitesnake - 1987
Who - Who's Next
Who - Hooligans
The Wooten Brothers - My Grass Is Blue
Yes - The Yes Album
Yes - Relayer
Yes - Classic Yes
Y&T - Mean Streak
Y&T - In Rock We Trust
Y&T - Contagious
Y&T - Open Fire
Frank Zappa - The Man From Utopia
Frank Zappa - Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch
Zebra - s/t
ZZ Top - El Loco
ZZ Top - Tres Hombres
ZZ Top - Best Of