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I Got New Records!

Holy crap, I own an Odin record. That’s right, I said record, as in vinyl. I’ve been trading emails with a Bring Back Glam! reader for quite awhile now and he thought of me first when it was time to clean the closets and make way for baby. So, this dear soul presented a list of Glam – some of it rare – for me to peruse.

So, a few bucks later and I’ve got a stash of records in great condition. It’s sort of ironic that I now own Don't Take No for an Answer and I’ll be seeing Odin at Rocklahoma in just two months.

odin1.jpgThere’s no way the band could have known their fate…and I can’t honestly say many people expected to see them pop up at a Glam fest after all these years.

If you don’t remember, Odin is a really heavily featured band in The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years. You might recall singer Randy O wore assless chaps. Odin were a big band on the Sunset Strip, and Randy thought they'd be huge. I do feel for them…they watched as everyone around them got signed to a major label…while they played every night at Gazarris. By the way, the newest (or modern?)  incarnation of the band is known as DC4.

I got some other records, too. I now own Roxx Gang Things You’ve Never Done Before and Nitro O.F.R. I also selected the vinyl version of Poison’s Look What the Cat Dragged In and Open Up and Say…Ah!!! Naturally, the latter features the original, banned, cover. Also now part of my vinyl collection is Kix’s self-titled debut as well as Blow My Fuse. Yes!

As many of you know, I am getting into vinyl collecting. This splurge also helped me round out my Motley Crue collection with additions of Dr. Feelgood, Theatre of Pain and Girls, Girls, Girls.

roxxgangalbum.jpgI wish I had more money. My friend had so many records on his list, it was overwhelming to even read. Someday I will have all the best Glam records…oh yes, I will. Until then, I'll enjoy my newest acquisitions and listen in anticipation of concert season. While the chances of me ever seeing Nitro live are slim, I’ll still listen to O.F.R. just in case Jim Gillette jumps onstage with Lita Ford at Rocklahoma.

It’s fun to dream.

Reader Comments (19)

Yeah - Odin were cool. I loved 'Russian Winter' in the movie ( of course they were called D'Priest by the time they recorded that ).

I also have Roxx Gang, that is a good CD.
May 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
Odin and D'Priest are two different bands.

D'Priest used to be known as London.
May 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRob Rockitt
i have been collecting vinyl since i started getting into music, i have well over 1000 pieces now, my cd collection is getting larger as i now try to get all my records on both formats - some are very hard to find if not impossible due to them never being released on CD. if anyone can help me out it would be appreciated - i need Glamour punks on any format.
May 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterred6ixx
Oh - it's London I was thinking of. Damn - how stupid of me. But, I thought it was Odin that played 'Russian Winter' in the movie, and it's on the D'Priest CD - I guess that means London played it in the movie, right ?

London were the guys who said 'we are not role models for your life', right ?
May 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
Damn - it WAS London. I always thought it was Odin, and so assumed they became D'Priest, b/c of that song.
May 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
Nadir D'Priest was the singer in London, which was the breeding ground for many future rock stars (Nikki Sixx among the most popular). Nadir went on to form D'Priest, but I believe only one (maybe two?) other members from London ended up playing in D'Priest.
"Russian Winter" was their biggest 'hit' if you'd wanna call it that.
London were featured in "The Metal Years" performing "Russian Winter"
Odin were featured performing "12 O'Clock High" and "Little Gypsy" in the film.

As for Odin, they were fronted by Randy O.
After the demise of Odin (the first time around), Randy got a record deal with a band he later formed called "Lostboys", who released an album called 'Lost And Found' --- which is an awesome album with great songs by the way.
Lostboys came too late and didn't take off...thus the demise of Lostboys.

I do have a cassette copy that I converted to MP3 of London's "Don't Cry Wolf".
I also have a couple different Odin albums (in MP3 format these days to preserve the quality) well as D'Priest's "Playa Del Rock" and Lostboys' "Lost And Found"
May 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJim Rodgers
not sure how interesting or even relevent this is, but the mother of one of the members of Odin was my baby Ginger's first baby sitter here in Los Angeles. i was quite startled to see a framed Odin picture in her living room!
May 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commentergerry gittelson
A great place to look for vinyl is your local thrift store. My two greatest finds at the thrift store were Shout at the Devil & Too Fast for Love, and they were both in great shape.

May 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristine
LMAO! Oh yep .. who could forget that image of Odin! Some nice additions for your musical collection
May 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRailene
Love the Metal years...I get a laugh out of Bill Gazzari.."OOOOOODIN!!!!....OOOOOOODIN!!!!....OOOOOODIN!!!"..Odin rocked..I heard they did some shows not long ago in L.A. too..Rest in peace Bill Gazzari..Allyson you know my love for Roxx Gang =)
May 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
God, I know I don't pray much but please don't let Randy O wear assless chaps at Rocklahoma. Thank you, amen.

PS. The Roxx Gang Album fucking rules.
May 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterValentine
Congrats Allyson! Odin and Roxx Gang are pretty rare ones!
May 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
Great additions to your collection, Allyson! :)

May 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMatty

A while back, I posted that I was disappointed that Bon Jovi did not step up to the plate this year and sign on for Rocklahoma. Well, HS was talking about his impending nupitals and the artists that are going to be there: Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, some cunt from Pink Floyd, etc...

However, I'll disgress for a moment and say the one person who should not be invited to HS's wedding is Beth Ostrosky....wait till that venom.

Anyway, someone on HS news commented about Bon Jovi being invited to Rocklahoma and someone said that despite what someone on Bring Back Glam believes, Bon Jovi would never play a festival where Zebra is also playing. OUCH!

OK then, Bon Jovi has jumped the shark. Enjoy performing for Howard. As Artie says, Is [Bon Jovi] just a dancing/singing monkey????

May 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
Bon Jovi have sucked for years. I love their 80s/early 90s stuff, I would never buy an album or see them today
May 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
Yeah Bon Jovi did a straighty one eighty on us Christian but the guy can still perform I'll give him that much saw them in Sydney no too long ago and they were great. But you are right everything after Keep The faith is no worth listening to.
May 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBillyKiss
I have "Don't take no for an answer" on vinyl, I think it's on white vinyl actually. It's not a very good album. That Nitro album is crazy and silly at the same time. The Roxx Gang album is decent though. I could kick myself for all those times in the 80's when I bought stuff on cassette instead of vinyl.
May 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMetal Mark
It's a good time to be collecting vinyl because the prices are low. I have been collecting for over 25 years and have amassed a nice collection of metal, Rock and punk mostly from thrift stores and flea markets. I recently scored a Motley on Leathur Records for .50 cents at the Purple Heart. Happy Hunting.
May 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMonte
nice site.

I am a little "late-to-the-plate" if you will on this thread, but I have all of the ODIN releases and I think they are under-rated but at the same time each time I listen to their music I always thought there was just "something" missing. Perhaps it was their muddy-sounding (indie) production(s)?

I did love that cool drumbeat + intro for "Shining Love"from their "Don't Take No For An Answer" EP.

*Roxx Gang are a band that I picked to go places. They were one of the BEST unknowns at the time (late 80's of course).They were originally from Ohio and then moved to Florida and then on to Cali. Not sure why they didn't go farther. It's hard to tell in this crazy biz.

If anyone is interested I will have a ROXX GANG feature sometime in the near future in the DEMOLISH blog.

Rock On!

Curt King
January 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCurt King - DEMOLISH MAG.

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