Some major new releases have come out between last Tuesday (8/15) and today and I’ve been forced to hold off buying them for fear someone already bought them for my birthday.
Never happened, no CDs this year…..but plenty of gift cards to Newbury Comics (local shop)!
Armed with a gift card and some loose cash, I packed the kids in the car and headed of to the shop to buy 2 things: the new Iron Maiden single and Mastodon – Leviathan.
Did I get them? No…..they only got 1 copy of the Maiden single and they were out of Mastodon.
Two notable releases of the last week were still on sale:
- Slayer – Christ Illusion – $12
- Lamb Of God – Sacrament – $10
…..but I passed and I’m still kicking myself. Here’s what I snagged:
- The Sword – Age Of Winters ($13): I’ve read glowing reviews in print and online so I took the plunge.
- .38 Special – Tour De Force ($4 used): Needed this to complete the .38 Special collection. Used to have a dubbed copy back in the day.
- Alice Cooper – Killer, Love It To Death, and School’s Out ($8 each): Filling major holes in the Alice collection…..8 bucks for new sealed discs ain’t bad.
- Rainbow – Live In Munich 1977 DVD ($12)
I almost pulled the trigger on the four Motorhead remasters I still need and that special edition Queen – A Night At The Opera keeps calling my name. The Sword has been on the list to buy since I read their review in Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the most anticipated purchase that was also released today:
Madden 07 (for Playstation 2) ($50) – Football is year round for me but the season always officially starts for me when I fire up the new Madden. My kids usually get me the new version for my birthday but, this year, it came out a week late (my birthday was the 16th).