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Anti-Christ Supercenter

Tuesday means music and movie releases and today I went in search to two new albums.

The first being Vh1 Classic Metal Mania Stripped 3 the other Shaw-Blades Influence. Commericals for both albums are running like crazy on VH1 Classic, and both are advertised for sale at Wal-Mart.

First let me say I hate Wal-Mart. I try to avoid shopping at the low-price mecca. Remember glam fans, you get what you pay for.

Now a confession: I went to a local Wal-Mart Supercenter in search of both discs. I've been wanting both for two weeks, and I thought some new music would lift my spirits and help get me through the day.

When I finally made it to the electronics department I searched high and low for the new discs. I couldn't find a stand for new releases anywhere. In fact, I didn't even see a stand for new DVD releases. So I searched and walked in circles desperate for my new music.

I couldn't find either CD.

On my last ditch pass of the music section, I saw The Best of Slaughter for 5 bucks. I snatched the disc and took off for the cash register. After all, if I lower myself to Wal-Mart I'm going to come out with something.

Now, I only had a few minutes to listen to my new Slaughter CD because the Wal-Mart is fairly close to work.

The album includes the tracks:

Up All Night
Mad About You
The Wild Life
That's Not Enough
Out For Love
Days Gone By
Dance for Me Baby
Gave Me Your Heart
Killin' Time

I am a little baffled that "Fly to the Angels" isn't part of the compilation. I'm also confused that the album is on a Capitol Records imprint, distributed through EMI. Yes, Slaughter was on Capitol Records back in the day, but of course this isn't the case now. I assume this was some sort of contract fulfilment deal.

This affordable best-of package was released October 17, 2006.

Expect reviews of Influence and Metal Mania Stripped Volume 3 in the days ahead.









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I head out every Tuesday morning for the new releases but I am lucky to have an independent record store in my area so I don't have to settle for places like Wal-Mart or Best Buy.

I was watching the Hangin' With...Shaw/Blades on VH-1 classic over the weekend and I saw the Wal-Mart commercial listing the album for $9.97. I can't stand Wal-Mart (it's a Union thing) and I was positive I'd be forced to go there for it. The local shop had one copy of Shaw/Blades for $9.99 and I was able to snatch it at 10 am when the doors open. Two cents extra for piece of mind.....priceless! I passed on the Stripped 3 album but I will acquire it eventually. I will be reviewing the Shaw/Blades album at my site as well, probably within a week.

As far as the Slaughter CD, at least you only paid 5 bucks! Slaughter is a decent band but they haven't aged well for me. If you want a decent Slaughter "best of", try Mass Slaughter: The Best Of Slaughter (1995).
March 6, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRhodeislandrock
I like Wal-mart because it's conveniant and there is one across from where I work. I rarely by music there though due to lack of selection and high prices at times. The last cd I got there was Wolfmother for $8 the day it came out.
March 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMetal Mark
Yea, let me tell you about our local Wally World. I went there at about 6:30 last night, fully sure it would be there. I couldn't find it either. I asked the clerk, and she said the stock boys hadn't unloaded it yet! I had to email my husband to go to the one in the other side of town where yes, they had it.

All for the sake of having 2 Winger songs. The Acid Chimp over at Hairball John's will have a fit if he found out I got another album with bonus songs... :)

Chessie >^..^<
March 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChessie >^..^<

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