Hector Kirkwood

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metal shop manager

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Describe your way to Heavy Metal:

I`ve been listening to rock since `86, various friends turned me on to this sort of music.

How and when did you become a collector?

I`ve been collecting since about `93 seriously, as to why I collect there doesn`t seem to be an end to stuff I want, so I`ll keep collecting until I run out of stuff to buy or I die.

What kind of stuff do you collect?

Metallica, I don`t collect any other rock bands except for some stoner rock & punk rock.

Which styles do you collect?

Metallica were the first band I really identified with, all the other older bands have gotten boring over the years whereas I still listen to Metallica (Hey Hector, and what about the last Metallica releases??? I think THIS IS really boring stuff..., Charly K.).

How big is your collection?

vinyl - 1000 (600 of which is Metallica) - cd`s - 1200 (600 of which is Metallica).

Where do you buy?

ebay, record shows, friends.

Your favourite records (by heart or value):

Kill `em all - uk lp white vinyl test press of picture disc `86
Jump in the fire - france 12" test press dated 10/dec/83
Ride the lightning - uk white label test press lp `84, 1st pressing on vinyl ever!
Ride the lightning - japan white label promo with promo sticker `84
Ride the lightning - europe `89 lp, misspress with classcial music on side b
Creeping death - france `84 white label test press with proof cover (with miss spelling)
Master of puppets - uk white label test press with plain cover `86
…And justice for all - usa white label test press single lp with only 8 tracks
One - uk 7" test press with yellow label `89
One - uk gatefold 12" with misspressed double "B" side label `89

Do you trade / buy / sell?

yes but I`m only interested in official Metallica on vinyl & cd.

Any famous last words?

I`m interested to hear from anyone with unusual Metallica items as I`m trying to build the `definitive` Metallica discography (please visit the link for 1100 official cd & vinyl), even if you don`t want to sell your metalstuff I`d still be interested to know about any test pressings etc. that I don`t have listed, scans/photos are welcome.