I have listened to a few more CDs purchased in NZ:
Muddy Waters, The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection
This is a triple CD set purchased at The Warehouse. Good stuff, pretty much what you would expect, and it is absolutely essential.
John Lee Hooker, The Vee-Jay Singles Collection
Another The Warehouse purchase. Good stuff, just as good as Muddy.
Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures
Joy Division stuff is hard to find, in Japan at least, so when I found this in a used bookshop/vinyl/CD shop in Mt. Maunganui for $6 I was chuffed. Good stuff of course.
Human, Cadaver Academy
Dylan took me to Real Groovy in Auckland where I found this in the bargain bin for $4. Human is a Christchurch metal band and they are pretty good for a Kiwi metal band. Not essential, but it is good enough.
Ferry Corsten, WKND
This was cheap in The Warehouse, can’t remember how much exactly. Earlier Ferry Corsten (trance musician from Holland) is better, but this is not too shabby.
Pennywise, Straight Ahead
I bought this at Pennylane from the bargain bin for $5. Same old Pennywise stuff, which is to say it is pretty good.
Suicidal Tendencies, Still Cyco After All These Years
This is my first purchase in Japan after arriving back. This is actually a complete re-recording of their first album, released in 1993 (the original came out in 1983). I thrashed this album a lot on my Walkman back in the day, so it was good to hear an updated version. The original is better, but this one is still good enough.
Album count 2017: 33