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Jeff Bender has been an avid collector of vinyl recordings for over 40 years. His interest started while employed as a manager for several retail record chains located in the state of Maryland. He further enhanced his knowledge while hosting a "Rock and Roll" show for WGTB-FM out of Washington, D.C. As a hobby, he is currently the Webmaster for several music related websites which includes the Vinyl Underground.

Bon Jovi – Slippery When Wet


Bon Jovi, Slippery When Wet Picture Disc

Artist: Bon Jovi
Album: Slippery When Wet
Release Date: 1986
Catalog number: Polygram 830 822 1M1


Bon Jovi, Slippery When Wet Picture Disc

This would be the third album release from the New Jersey based group.
“Slippery When Wet” was issued in several different versions. The Great Britain version was accompanied by a poster and released by Vertigo(VERHP 38). The United States copy had a different photograph on side two and pressed by Mercury(Polygram).

The Ramones – Road to Ruin


Ramones, Road to Ruin Picture Disc
Artist: Ramones
Album: Road To Ruin
Release Date: 2002
Catalog number: Pic-Ram 6063


Ramones, Road to Ruin Picture Disc

Originally released in 1978, this album contain the classic “I Wanna Be Sedated”. This picture disc version is unauthorized was rumored to be of Swedish origin (unsubstantiated).

Mike Rutherford – Mike and the Mechanics


Mike Rutherford, Mike and the Mechanics Picture Disc

Artist: Mike & the Mechanics
Album: All I Need Is A Miracle
Release Date: 1986
Catalog number: WEA U8765TP


Mike Rutherford, Mike and the Mechanics Picture Disc

This is a 12in. EP from Mike Rutherford(a.k.a. Mike & the Mechanics).The flip side contains the songs “You Are The One ” and “A Call To Arms”.
The illustration by Barrie Lee Thorpe adds a quasi Norman Rockwell look to this disc.

Styx – Pieces of Eight


Styx, Pieces of Eight Picture Disc

Artist: Styx
Album: Pieces of Eight
Release Date: 1978
Catalog number:A&M PR 4724


Styx, Pieces of Eight Picture Disc

Printed and pressed in the United States by A&M Records, “Pieces of Eight” was individually numbered(accompaning card) and exceeded 62,000 in quantity.

Loverboy – Get Lucky


Lover Boy, Get Lucky Picture Disc

Artist: Loverboy
Album/Song: Working for the Weekend
Release Date: 1981
Catalog number: CBS Records XSM-169961-1


Lover Boy, Get Lucky Picture Disc

This disc contains the hit song “Working for the Weekend”, and was pressed in Canada as a promotional item.

Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced?


Jimi Hendrix, Are You Experienced

Artist: Jimi Hendrix
Album:Are You Experienced
Release Date:
Catalog number: Barclay 80581


Jimi Hendrix, Are You Experienced

Contains 11 of the original 17 tracks found on the U.K. release of “Are You Experienced”.
This disc was pressed in France and contains the artwork of Moebius (Jean Giraud) on both sides.

Metallica – Black Album


Metallica, Black Album Picture Disc

Artist: Metallica
Album: Metallica
Release Date: 1998
Catalog number:Vertigo PLP 5100220


Metallica, Black Album Picture Disc

This album claims to have been released in 1998 and was commissioned to thank a airbrush artist by the name of Sorayama, for his work on other Metallica albums.
This picture disc also states that it was limited to only 500 “Promotional Copies”.

Meat Loaf – Running for the Red Light


Meat Loaf, Running for the Red Light

Artist: Meat Loaf
Album: Runnin’ For The Red Light
Release Date: 1996
Catalog number: Virgin VSTP 1582


Meat Loaf, Running for the Red Light

This disc contains four songs. Three of the songs were recorded live at the Beacon Theater in New York City in October of 1995. The forth track “Runnin’ For The Red Light”, appears on the album “Welcome to the Neighbourhood”.
This picture disc was pressed in the United Kingdom.


Meat Loaf, Running for the Red Light


Meat Loaf, Running for the Red Light