A monthly look at the CDs, DVDs and vinyl (old and new) that threaten to bother my budget. Part of the HMO Challenge to cut my music spending by half.
My schedule for doing these posts is all wrong. I keep getting round to them mid-month by which point my budget (£80 this month again) is starting to dwindle. So, without giving anything away about what I’ve already bought, I thought I’d do a wee list just now of the most tempting new releases due out in the next couple of weeks.
April 15th 2013 (UK Release date)
Ghost (or Ghost B.C.?) – Infestissumam I’m in the UK so it’s still just Ghost here right? I really enjoyed this band’s debut although its appeal has worn a bit thin now. I still want to give this a fair hearing but maybe it can wait a while.
Blue Murder – S/T Reissue of a much loved album that I have on vinyl. It’d be good to have this on CD though and it’s a Rock Candy reissue which means great sound and awesome liner notes. This is a buy-on-sight kind of thing, unfortunately. So let’s hope I don’t see it.
Raging Slab – Assmaster I really love Raging Slab and Dynamite Monster Boogie Concert so this reissue (with bonus disc) is pretty tempting despite its unfortunate moniker.
Deep Purple – Slaves and Masters Not a particularly inspiring reissue but it might be a good edition to get just to fill the gap in my collection because I don’t have this one at all.
April 22nd 2013 (UK Release date)
Whitesnake – Made In Japan (2CD/DVD) Cheeky title! Included this here cause it’s Whitesnake but, in truth, I will find this pretty easy to resist.
Necrophagia – Season of the Dead A reissue but one that I doubt I’ll see in the racks! This is coming at a good time though, as I’ve been enjoying a few early Death Metal classics lately.
(Sadly Tateryche’s Frequency Unknown, due out this month, has been put back to June.)
There’s no way I’m buying anything as late in the month as the 29th April so I’ll save that stuff for the How Tempting post for May which I will try and do at the start of the month next time!
Other stuff that might cause my spending finger to twitch this month:
Wild Horses – S/T (Rock Candy Reissue)
Danzig – Anything post 4p that I might see cheap
Girlschool – The Bronze Years (still!)
UFO – Making Contact, Misdemeanor, Headstone