.......aka LPWJ (translations & genealogy) aka LordParzifal (poetry, also translations of poetry, which reminds the most of the lyrics I started with, see Pälle Näver) aka Patrik L Johansson (founder of Sorcery & Rivendell (SWE) late 80s to early 90s but also ZZ Top style coverbands to early metal schoolbands before '86) Lamb of God or L.O.G. carrying the Progressive American Metal tradition forward with good beats and riffs in my own genre and/or drumstyle from early 90's, (Mudvayne and Machine Head being a couple of other favorites as well as My Dying Bride, who sounds closest to my own written songs; many bands on M with roots in the Mercyful Fate/Metallica tradition, Queensrÿche, Crimson Glory and Fates Warning being the exception, and megafavorites, I also collected Shrapnel records early on, everything with great drummers and guitarists) it's a very good feeling that it's now so popular, 'cause this is the genre I've been listening to for 30 years.......and luckily recently found another favorite band in Texas Hippie Coalition.......

Another favorite is our new cat, our second called Waldemar or Walle for short; like all my previous cats he seems to be OK with both classical (who isn't) and rock in the metal vein...his full name (stated on his silver plaque on his scratch pillar): Ferdinand Silver Waldemar II "Melker" (Since he has a M-mark on his head going all the way back to Egypt and Melker was his first name, also called Silver)...yes I prefer cats to people for the most part...since they do as they wish and don't do as the masses want...and they always accept me seeing I am the same as them.
We also got a 2nd one, a stray, which is a longhaired Birma of unknown origin in the same colorshade as Silver which is called (also stated on his silver plaque on his scratch pillar): Franciscus Sherlock Waldemar III "Ludde" (Since he is grey and black but with a brighter curly stomach, Sherlock means bright locks or bright as in smart...).

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***20 Years Online***

***40 Years (& more) of Collecting Vinyl***

I used to do this on a typewriter already in the late 80s with text in black and red, all my bandmates from different bands wondering what I was doing while they were drinking beer at the rehearsal place, I was never much of a drinker and proudly so, quit at 20 also became a pescatorian (fish/veggies) at that time...before even the word existed...but it was a drag when you got some new records you had to type a new page every time so I only did it for a while...

Back then the vinyls were sold via mailorder catalogues (circa 1989) and nowadays some, like a collector friend in Sweden, Johnny on Record Heaven, do the same thing online (see link)

LPWJ on Subterranean Masquerade: About the most fun you could have on a recordplayer, indian classical folk music meets older progressive stuff meets newer progressive metal vibes; only bad thing is I wish I could have given it a 5/5 cause I really wanted to...

The great use of the drums and folk music elements for the dimensions gets 5 out of 5 but the rest is good songs and arrangements but it's not Pink Floyd y'know...but maybe it can be...also the use of almost subtle metal guttural singing is OK in small doses but maybe do a couple of whole songs based on that, instead of echoing that genre in choruses only, it almost gets to be opera like when the baritone comes in for small portions only it's not My Dying Bride either...cause they use the nuances like these to perfection...but maybe it can be...on the next album.

LPWJ on Loincloth: Listen to the 7" it will make every bored disillusioned metalfreak wake up again, and I love the runout message Fuck False Metal ... Loincloth ... Confessor ... Fly Machine it's all the same with 2 different singers C/FM and Loincloth instrumental and almost the best of the three according to my taste, I wish Confessor made a long instrumental, maybe they will, a new one's coming out soon TBA

Everyone should have a great individual drummer it makes every band much better and not a part of the metal clichés; Rush would have been nothing without Neil Peart the foregoer in this genre and that's what I tried doing in every band I played in from the age of 12, make it better than it was without me, make the songs flow better because of the arrangements, that's what every drummer can do and this guy always did that and lies behind all of these three bands success.

LPWJ on Babymetal: I don't think I have heard a record this experimental and interesting since Enigmas 1st with the Gregorian monks world phenomenon, this is my favorite band for the time being and for a long time to come for bringing some energy into the world of metal and the world of music... A crossover act as good as if Kylie Minogue would make a record with Slipknot; maybe some interest in the japanese culture might help or for some earlier asian HR/HM bands, with the tradition of clean sounding music and freshness; tracks 2, 11, 13 &14 being personal favorites...good luck with the Olympics're already winners ahead of your time as always!

Babymetal & Rob Zombie 2 great crossover favs (since Rob is also a director maybe Babymetal could be compared to the great films after 2000 from Asia such as the Ring a.o.)

For the most part my collection is Americana which I know most about, since rockmusic has its roots in the South
and some might regard I have a big collection of early Queensrÿche, for Northern Europe (Scandinavia) also of classical music on vinyl, shellac and CD/DVD, here is some picture help for QR items (not from my collection though):
and some Shrapnel recommendations for the generations too young to experience it first hand, like my generation was with Woodstock:

Since the format is not the same here as the rest of the internet, if you're an old webmaster like me, here is an explanatory link:

My mother share the same grandancestors in the 5th generation with composer Bo Linde who studied under an old favorite composer Lars-Erik Larsson, and was a friend of Hans Eklund from the same county; so I also will look over all his releases (having composed music myself since the age of 15, Ekseption style for rockband and some classical on acoustic guitar even with Opus numbers (unreleased)), I think he has over 80 Opus numbers, at least works, according to his book and many of them are recorded but only 4 records to this date exists here, (the newest release is called "Orkesterverk/Orchestral works Vol 1-3 (CD/SACD - Hybrid)") so now it's around 10
*** Opus # : 1, 7, 9, 10 * 14, 15:2, 17, 18, 20 * 21, 23, 27, 29, 30 * 32, 35 ***
*** without Opus #: Dans för Fiol och Xylofon (1952), Romantisk Melodi för Violin och Piano (1954), Två Sånger för Damkör och Piano (1954), Fyra allvarliga sånger för alt och piano till text av Harriet Löwenhjelm (1954/1970), Körer a Capella (1957), Sång för Blandad Kör (1959), Sånger för Trestämmig Blandad Kör (1960), Två Duetter för Två Fioler (1963), Liten Lyrisk Svit för Trestämmig Damkör (1965) *** His first work for choir was for a text by E.A. Poe 1952

Pic below: a scene from my viking village, where we have roots down to them (I am a right descendant of Lothbroke (as seen in the series Vikings) and Tveskägg (Sweyn Forkbeard) and his father Harald Bluetooth and so are half of these villages, we have runestones to tell their stories, in '94 I suggested the name Fafner for the local Viking society)

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Who's Jimmy? ahem
Just a few studio albums most of the rest are compilations or bootlegs but without the bootlegs archived correctly with the right worth etc discogs will never be 100%.
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I see "ordinary" people drunk all over the place and they accomplish nothing or very little, at least he did something. He also was sober the 85 to 95 period, now he drinks now and then.
His career after the "sum up" here has been longer and greater.
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Took care of it, free for all sites like this, then that stuff happens all the time.
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It was the Smash Hits Hendrix, was talking about the background sound.

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So the sound, not the music.
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Yes we were, the FP comment was jus in comparison to NPFC.

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posted a comment on Van Halen - Why Can't This Be Love. about 1 year ago
Well it was a tongue in cheek comment, I don't comment thanks for not being too agressive haha

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B:11a The Cover of Slavestate: (1991)

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posted a comment on Roger Waters - Is This The Life We Really Want?. about 1 year ago
My point was many looks like marbled but is is as I said in the message, remnants of black pressings then it looks like that.
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posted a review of The Jaggerz - We Went To Different Schools Together. about 1 year ago
1st of all, legendary record label Kama Sutra.
2nd of all, brilliant title.

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posted a comment on Led Zeppelin. about 1 year ago
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Roger Waters - Is This The Life We Really Want?
posted a comment on Roger Waters - Is This The Life We Really Want?. about 1 year ago
Sweden 006654, wondering if it has 10,000 limited copies.
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posted a comment on Night Ranger - 7 Wishes. about 1 year ago
LOL I just got it too, never had any NR records, BG always will be Ozzy's guitarist to me and a great one at that. Bootlegs of that tour is great. Among my best cassettes as a kid.
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This was mainly a site for the popular culture, ie. pop and synthesizer based music, I guess that is why...

There are a lot of examples of other artists in my metal archive as well as member names.
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posted a comment on Dio (2) - Lock Up The Wolves. about 1 year ago
Human error maybe, the draft is from Argentina. The AUS might be right but not song titles. Merge it with another AUS if there is one and it will get fixed.
Nihilist (2) - Carnal Leftovers
posted a comment on Nihilist (2) - Carnal Leftovers. about 1 year ago
Have you tried holding it up to a I'm not sarcastic...what sometimes looks colored is often translucent...if it is then it might be whiter than clear but translucent. I don't have it myself. Have it on CD.
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posted a comment on Living Death - Living Death. over 2 years ago
Plus the track list is wrong and the other way around, last is first etc
If you wanna hear this it is on the Metal Revolution re-release of the CD.
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This exists in 5 versions digital album, jewelcase CD, white vinyl ltd 300, black + marble purple & grey vinyl ltd 300.
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