Jose L. Granado

Date of birth:

1964-10-20

Profession:

At the moment, some shitty temporary jobs to earn my daily bread. I wrote and released a reference book about Heavy Metal in Spain, entitled "Larga Vida al Rock and Roll-Historia del Heavy Metal y el Hard Rock en EspaƱa 1970-2002"

Address:

Apartado 4124 50080 Zaragoza (Spain)

E-Mail address:

dingo-zgz@terra.es

Homepage:

http://es.geocities.com/el_dingo_zgz

Describe your way to Heavy Metal:

As long as 1974. First time I heard N.I.B. by Black Sabbath I was possessed by Tony's guitar....

How and when did you become a collector?

I bought my first 7" single in 1974 (with 10 years old!), it was School's out/Under my wheels by Alice Cooper

What kind of stuff do you collect?

Mostly vinyl, also some CD's (for recent releases and for records I can't find in vinyl or can't pay obscene prices for).

Which styles do you collect?

I like 70's HR and 80's Metal (NWOBHM, US, Eurometal, Doom...), in recent times also some Stonerrock bands. No special reasons for my likes, I like these and that's all.

How big is your collection?

6500 titles (200 CD's), approximately 2000 are real Heavy Metal, rest is 70's HR, bluesrock, 70's progressive, psych...

Where do you buy?

collectors/dealers from all over the world

Your favourite records (by heart or value):

Ugh, hard to choose!! By heart (no order of preference):
ANGUS-Track of doom
BARON ROJO-Volumen Brutal
BLACK SABBATH- First 5 albums
DEEP PURPLE-In rock
IRON MAIDEN-Killers
JUDAS PRIEST-Sad wings of destiny
MANOWAR-Battle hymns
MONTROSE-Same
RAINBOW-Rising
RIOT-Fire down under

Never was too interested in the market value of the records (I only buy what I like and can afford), anyway here's a short list (I tried to choose only 10 but I can't!!!!) with very collectable stuff I own:
AVALANCH (Spain)-Ready to the glory
BLACK HORSE (USA)-Same
CONSPIRACY (USA)-Same
ELIXIR (UK)-The son of Odin
EMERALD STEEL (USA/Brazil)-Same
HARD ROCK SALLINEN (Finland)-H.M. symphony
HEAVY LOAD (Sweden)-Full speed at high level
MEDIEVAL STEEL (USA)-Same
MYTHRA (UK)-Death & destiny
NORTHWIND (Greece)-Northcomin
ORACLE (Spain)-Same
PAGAN ALTAR (UK)-Same
SATAN's HOST (USA)- Metal from hell
SINISTER ANGEL (USA)-Same
SORCERY (USA)-Sinister soldiers
SURVIVOR (USA)-All your pretty moves
TAILGUNNER (USA)-Same
VICE HUMAN (Greece)- Same
VIZION (USA)-Rock for your life
WIKKA (Canada)-Same
WIZARD (USA)-Same
ZARPA (Spain)-Angeles o demonios

Do you trade / buy / sell?

I usually buy what I need, from time to time I sell/trade some spare copies I have. Many collectors ask me to find Spanish Metal stuff for them, but it's getting impossible. Every one asks for the same records: Oracle, Thor, Cadena Perpetua, Subterraneo, Zarpa, Muro... ages since I don't see a copy of any!!!

Any famous last words?

Larga vida al Rock And Roll-Long live Rock and Roll!!!