There is a moment when you are browsing, wasting time not really looking and then it hits you. The need to buy.
It’s usually when you find something out of place. It doesn’t seem that you should find a copy of Bob Calvert’s Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters still in it’s shrink in a thrift store in Oregon City, even if it is only the Back on Black reissue which is probably a transfer from a CD.
Of course I had to buy it, it would be unconscionable to leave a Hawkwind alumni record alone in a thrift store. So I bought it, yes it is not an original but it sounds plenty fine to me. Monty Python meets Hawkwind, gloriously over the top German accents and Lemmy’s bass thumping away with most of Hawkwind and the Pink Fairies playing away.
Of course the knock on effect is that Lucky Lief and the Longships is now winging its way to me as I write.