Ola Gränshagen

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Ola Gränshagen, Aspstigen 3, 168 69 BROMMA, Sweden. Phone: +46-8-806 801, no fax

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Describe your way to Heavy Metal:

I have been listening to AOR and hard rock plus westcoast rock since 1982 when I played in my first band. I was very inspired by Magnus Söderkvist - the AOR oracle - who was sharing the rehearsal facility with his band band and my band, and he had some great cassettes that we borrowed...

How and when did you become a collector?

I collect melodic hard rock and AOR plus westcoast rock since 1989. I collect because music in the greatest thing in life next to love

What kind of stuff do you collect?

I am specialized in AOR and Westcoast rock. But I certainly know a little about general melodic hard rock, neoprogressive hard rock and power metal, plus progressive metal and progressive rock

Which styles do you collect?

See before; it is AOR and Westcoast rock because that's where I think the best arrangements and the best players are.

How big is your collection?

My collection is a little more than 7000 items, counting CD's plus LP's and some 7" singles. However, I am NOT counting all the numerous demo cassettes and CDR's I have

Where do you buy?

I get my records from all over the world. In Stockholm, on the internet, from the USA, Japan... You name it

Your favourite records (by heart or value):

Oh, my 10 most valuable records? That's hard to say just without thinking. One is the LP with ROB TRO called "Intro". Another one is the CD with Lost & Found "Welcome to the real world" (1988). Another is of course the Giraffe "The power of suggestion" CD. And another is Paul Sabu "Heartbreak" on CD. I will have to get back to you about this top 10 valuable records/CD's

Do you trade / buy / sell?

Trading buying and selling is always interesting

Any famous last words?

Nothing special to add right now