That Metal District
with Jim Florentine
and Don Jamieson

That Metal Show’s Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson are in DC tonight (9/29) and tomorrow night (10/1) at DC’s shiny new Riot Act Comedy Theater and as such we’ve spent this week at TVD getting Don and Jim on the record—on METAL records. 

We’ve got their Top Five Favorite Metal LPs on VINYL in a countdown that’s not too different from a That Metal Show Top Five List. 

It’s our last day with Those Metal Heads and we’ve got their picks for their favorite Metal LPs on VINYL – of all time. Just try to argue with their choices…y’can’t.

JIM FLORENTINE’S #1: Ozzy Osbourne – “Blizzard of Ozz / Diary of a Madman”
I remember as a young teenager being heartbroken that the original Sabbath broke up. I was a huge Ozzy fan so I was really rooting for his solo music to be on par with Heaven and Hell which was out 6 months earlier then Blizzard.

I remember going to an import record store in Sunrise, Fla an ordering the album from England before it was out in the States. I saw the cover and thought at first Ozzy was a chick. I went home and put in on my turntable and heard the opening chords to “I Don’t Know” and it changed my life.

I also throw in Diary Of A Madman because that came out pretty soon afterwards and I remember I couldn’t go to school in the morning unless I listened to the title track because I was so miserable being stuck in a private Catholic school with a bunch of rich yuppies. Plus, none of the girls wanted to have sex with me because I had Ozzy written on my knuckles in magic marker!

DON JAMIESON’S #1: KISS – “Alive II”
Nothing cooler in the world than opening up that gatefold and seeing the KISS stage show in all its glory. Peter up on the giant drum riser, tons of fire, Gene, Paul, & Ace on their rising platforms.

The ultimate live extravaganza! Of course we know now that the album isn’t “exactly” live but still killer anyway.

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