Here are some physical media pick ups from the month of December - all are vinyl and all were bought online.
Photo #1 - 33rpm albums:
Alaska - Heart of the Storm (1984)
- Second album by this AOR band, which featured ex-Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden and ex-Deep Purple keyboardist Don Airey.
Jet Red - Jet Red (1989)
- Debut album by this American band. Excellent pop-edged melodic hard rock in the vein of Firehouse, Trixter etc.
Saraya - When the Blackbird Sings (1991)
- Second album by one of the better female-fronted hard rock bands.
DJ Burns - DJ Burns (1988)
- The band name sounds like it's some kind of techno house music, but it's actually really good melodic hard rock (the name comes from frontman Darin Burns).
Photo #2 - 45rpm singles:
Def Leppard - Love Bites (1988)
- The big ballad off Hysteria, backed with a live version of Billy's Got a Gun.
Warrant - Down Boys (1989)
- My favourite Warrant song hands down and their debut single. Backed with Cold Sweat.
Warrant - Heaven (1989)
- The hit ballad from Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich. Backed with In The Sticks.
The Angels - We Gotta Get Out of This Place (1986)
- Cover of the Animals hit by this Australian hard rock band. Backed with I Just Wanna Be With You.
Robin Beck - Don't Lose Any Sleep (1989)
- Female AOR ballad, written by John Waite (Bad English/The Babys). Backed with Sleeping With the Enemy. BLIND BUY.
De Mont - Close to the Edge (1989)
- First single by Australian melodic hard rockers. Backed with Too Late. BLIND BUY.