THE BARGAIN BUY: The Sony "Original Album Classics" series: Stadium shakers

 |   |  1 min read

Judas Priest : The Grinder (live)
THE BARGAIN BUY: The Sony

This will be brief because not everyone in Elsewhere's world likes the sound of a roaring jet engine in their ears but . . .

There is certainly a place for stadium-sized metal-edged rock which is why we here turn the spotlight on two of the five-CD collections in the Sony album series: Judas Priest and the mighty Ted Nugent.

The Judas Priest set has in it Sin After Sin, British Steel (essential metal), Turbo, Painkiller and Angel of Retribution which effectively picks up about every second or third album between 1977 and 2005 (and offers diminishing returns right at the end). But the earlier albums are well worth checking out.

Ted Nugent's early years are his best (he's a bit of a cliche and self-parody these days tho' I wouldn't say that to his face) so this is mostly a good collection with his self-titled album from '75 then Free-For-All, the excellent Cat Scratch Fever, Weekend Warriors and -- skipping State of Shock -- onto Scream Dream of '80.

As with the Judas Priest, most of these albums come with extra tracks.

And although they aren't metal (just a wee bit lacquered over their power pop) we're going to once again draw your attention to Cheap Trick and a collection which has their three minor classics Cheap Trick, In Colour and Heaven Tonight plus the later All Shook Up and Next Position Please.

To get the full Trickery you also need this collection we mentioned previously.

JB_HZ_CHEAP_longSo there you go: noise, metal-edge button pushed and power pop passing itself off as stadium rock.

And because each of these five-CD sets are just $20 at JB Hi-Fi stores here, that's why these are this week's Bargain Buy suggestions. 

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   The Bargain Buy articles index

THE BARGAIN BUY: Bruce Springsteen; Wrecking Ball (Sony)

THE BARGAIN BUY: Bruce Springsteen; Wrecking Ball (Sony)

The occasional bombast, celebrity and popularity of Bruce Springsteen alienates many, but strip away the last two factors and any fair assessment says he frequently delivers classic rock'n'roll... > Read more

THE BARGAIN BUY: Elvis Presley; Original Album Classics

THE BARGAIN BUY: Elvis Presley; Original Album Classics

The Elvis collections in this series hits a peak with these five discs, these capture Elvis live and the set starts with the famous '68 Comeback television special. It reinvigorated his career and... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

THE TIMETABLE FOR WOMAD TARANAKI 2016

THE TIMETABLE FOR WOMAD TARANAKI 2016

The annual Womad festival in New Plymouth is one of the high points in New Zealand's musical calendar because, if for no other reason, it brings musicians from all over the world into our sight... > Read more

John Abercrombie Quartet: Within a Song (ECM/Ode)

John Abercrombie Quartet: Within a Song (ECM/Ode)

Although we look back on the Sixties as being a decade of remarkable invention and vibrancy in jazz -- through Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman and into... > Read more