Giovanni Loria

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Date of birth:

1969-03-08

Profession:

I WORK FOR ALITALIA (MY COUNTRY AIRLINES)

Address:

Giovanni Loria Rome Italy

E-Mail address:

johnlory@libero.it

Describe your way to Heavy Metal:

I STARTED LISTENING HARD AND HEAVY WAY BACK IN 1983.... FIRST LP I BOUGHT HAS BEEN AC/DC'S "BACK IN BLACK"!

How and when did you become a collector?

I STARTED BUYING LOTS OF RECORDS ALMOST IMMEDIATELY... I LOVE MUSIC AND IT'S THE MAIN REASON WHY I COLLECT THE RECORDS I LOVE!

What kind of stuff do you collect?

I'M A VINYL ADDICTED...I THINK CD SUCKS.... BUT I GOT PLENTY OF CD'S TOO! I ALSO COLLECT VIDEOTAPES, BOOKS, TOUR PROGRAMS AND SERIOUS 80'S MAGAZINES AS METAL FORCES OR EARLY KERRANG!!!

Which styles do you collect?

I ESSENTIALLY COLLECT STYLES I LIKE BEST, ESSENTIALLY 70'S HARD ROCK, 80'S HEAVY METAL (NOT THRASH, BLACK OR DEATH CRAP!), AOR & POMP, SOUTHERN ROCK AND LOTS OF PROGRESSIVE ROCK. MY FAVOURITE BANDS ARE THIN LIZZY, UFO, URIAH HEEP, JETHRO TULL, WINTERHAWK, RIOT, Y&T, LOUDNESS, GARY MOORE, WHITESNAKE, BLACKFOOT AND JUDAS PRIEST.

How big is your collection?

I ACTUALLY HAVE MORE THAN 5000 LP'S, MORE THAN 600 7" SINGLES, MORE THAN 700 ORIGINAL CD'S AND COUNTLESS OF OTHER STUFF AS MAGAZINES, FANZINES, VIDEOTAPES OR TOUR PROGRAMS.

Where do you buy?

I USE TO TRAVEL A LOT FOR MY WORK, AND I USED TO DO IT FOR HOLIDAYS...IT HELPED A LOT! I ALSO BOUGHT LOTS OF STUFF IN MY HOMETOWN, BUT IN MORE RECENT YEARS I MADE MY COLLECTION GROW WITH THE HELP OF RECORD FAIRS AND INTERNET.

Your favourite records (by heart or value):

FROM A RARITY POINT OF VIEW MY 10 FAVOURITE RECORDS ARE:
HEAVY LOAD.....FULL SPEED AT HIGH LEVEL
WINTERHAWK......REVIVAL
WINTERHAWK.....DOG SOLDIER( TOTALLY UNRELATED BAND)
SAVATAGE.....SIRENS (BLUE VINYL, PAR RECORDS)
MOTLEY CRUE.....TOO FAST FOR LOVE (LEATHUR COPY)
DIAMOND HEAD.....WHITE LABEL ALBUM
WITCH CROSS.....ARE YOU THERE/NO ANGEL 7"
HEATHENS RAGE.....SAME
FAITHFUL BREATH......FADING BEAUTY
ASHBURY..........ENDLESS SKIES

FROM THE MUSICAL POINT OF VIEW:
RIOT............FIRE DOWN UNDER
BLACKFOOT......MARAUDER
THIN LIZZY.........JAILBREAK
UFO........NO HEAVY PETTING
DEEP PURPLE.....BURN
SCORPIONS......IN TRANCE
LOUDNESS.........DISILLUSION
JUDAS PRIEST......BRITISH STEEL
AC/DC..........HIGHWAY TO HELL
WINTERHAWK.....................REVIVAL

Do you trade / buy / sell?

YES I'M INTERESTED TO BUY

Any famous last words?

NATIVE AMERICANS RULE, AND SO THE MIGHTY ROMAN EMPIRE!