John (Giannis) Doumanis

Date of birth:

1970-06-30

E-Mail address:

jpm1@otenet.gr

Describe your way to Heavy Metal:

When I was About 10, a friend gave me a tape : KISS-UNMASKED!! I also start to take AC/DC,MAIDEN,PRIEST,SAXON LP\'s ...and the rest belongs to HISTORY!!!! I Also like to collect TOP GUITARISTS,DRUMMERS & BASS PLAYERS !!!

How and when did you become a collector?

At The age Of 15 i Was Already A collector With 5 More Friends In HOLARGOS ATHENS!! We went every Suterday In HAPPENING store in Athens To Buy HEAVY METAL Records.I Call My Self A Music JUNKIE!!Anyone who is A Collector Knows WHY!!!IT IS A MANIA!!!

What kind of stuff do you collect?

About 20 years I Collect Tapes, Lp's,Cd's,12",7",VHS Tapes,DVD's,Promo's,Picture Discs,Shape Disc's,Bootleg's....& All That Stuff!!

Which styles do you collect?

AAAHHHH!!!I LOVE HARD ROCK HEAVY HETAL MUSIC!!! But Guys... Try To Listen Any kind Of Good Music!! I Play 18 Years DRUMS & Listening To Jazz, Funk, Pop and other kinds of music helps me a lott!!! THERE IS NO SPECIAL MUSICAL STYLE IN OUR DAYS!!! YOU CAN FIND GOOD & BAD MUSIC !!! WHATEVER SPEAKS TO YOUR SOUL IS A GOOD MUSIC!!! TRUST ME !! ;-))

How big is your collection?

Ok!! I Have About 5000 Vinyl,(LP's,12",7") About 6000 Cd's (Albums & Singles), About 800 Tapes, About 150 VHS & About 300 DVD..... (Till Now SUMMER 2003)

Where do you buy?

I Never Sell Records!!! Sorry!! I Did It Once And It Was A Big Mistake!!! :-(( I Buy From Local Stores (In ATHENS), From INTERNET AROUND THE WORLD & When I Go To A Trip To Another Country I Always Find Some Time To Explore Local Shops (THIS IS MY FAVORITE!!!)

Your favourite records (by heart or value):

THIS IS HARD TO TELL...BUT JUST FOR THE RECORD I HAVE...
AKIRA TAKASAKI - Tusk Of Jaguar (JAPAN LP)
WARLORD- Deliver Us (JAPAN LP)
VAN HALEN - LATIN CONNECTION1984(RARE BOOTLEG 2LP)
DREAM THEATER - Live Scenes... (KOREA PRESSING With T-Shirt ORIGINAL ARTWORK)
STEVE VAI - The Secret Jewel Box
METALLICA - The Good The Bad & The Live (Box With 6 X 12\" And Poster)
LION - Power Love (1st LP, Japan)
KUNI - Lookin For Action (Mega Rare CD)
TONY MACALPINE - Live In L.A. (Rare VHS)
GUNS N' ROSES - The Spaghetti Incident? (MEGA RARE No 125 Of 1000 In Metal Box With A Gun & A Rose!!!)

Do you trade / buy / sell?

I'm Interested To Trade, Help, And Make New Metal Friends!!!

Any famous last words?

MUSIC WAS MY FIRST LOVE & IT WILL BE MY LAST!!! (FROM THE CLASSIC SONG OF JOHN MILES, MUSIC)