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Sludge Scan For April 2000


As Of April 5, 2000

Here are some quick Wednesday morning soundscans.

Armored Saint "Revelations" 5,128
Sebastian Bach "Bring ‘Em Bach Alive" 9,008
Bloodhound Gang "Hooray For Babies" 374,670
Guns N’ Roses "Live Era 1987-93" 403,978
L.A. Guns "Live" 1,373
Methods Of Mayhem "s/t" 320,276
Pantera "Reinventing The Steel" 221,558
Poison "Crack A Smile…& More" 22,622
Union "The Blue Room" 5,628
W.A.S.P. "Vol.1 1984-2000 – The Best Of The Best " 1,874


Pantera takes a major drop down in their second week from 161,106 to 59,963 which puts them from #4 to #24 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart.  Still, almost 60,000 isn’t too shabby.

Bloodhound Gang "Hooray For Boobies" is  down from 78,475 to 74,464.  They are in the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, up from #17 to #14.  They’ve sold more units in a month than Methods Of Mayhem has since December 7th, 1999.

W.A.S.P is down from their first week total of 999 to 825.  Not exactly that great.

Armored Saint is down from 1,016 to 724.

Sebitchian Bach is down from 273 units to 198.  His album has been out since the first week of November and it still hasn’t sold over 10,000 copies.  He might be playing to a thousand or more people a night, but they aren’t running out and buying his shit.

Union is down from 544 to 535.

L.A. Guns "Live" is down from 212 to 203. 

Methods Of Mayhem is down from 7,956 to 7,823.

Guns N’ Roses is down from 5,163 to 4,668.

Poison’s "Crack A Smile…& More" is down form 6,038 to 4,391.

As Of April 12, 2000.

More Wednesday morning soundscans

Sebastian Bach "Bring ‘Em Bach Alive" 9,274
The Bloodhound Gang "Hooray For Boobies" 449,311
Hair Of The Dog "Rise" 445
L.A. Guns "Live" 1,603
Lit "A Place In The Sun" 1,027,385
Methods Of Mayhem 328,127
Pantera "Reinventing The Steel" 263,012
Poison "Crack A Smile…& More!" 26,271
Queensryche "Q2K" 128,143
Slaughter "Back To Reality" 18,960
Union "The Blue Room" 6,193


Hair Of The Dog debuted with 445 units sold for their first week.  Surprisingly, they didn’t debut at #1 on the Billboard Charts.

Union’s scans are UP from 535 to 565!

Slaughter is down down from 99 units to 71!  How pathetic.

Pantera is down from 55,963 to 41,454.

Poison is down from 4,391 to 3,649.

Queensryche is down from 713 to 688.

The Bloodhound Gang is UP from 74,464 to 74,641 and are #15 on the Billboard Charts.

Lit is down from 17,687 to 16,356 and is at #90 on the Billboard Charts.

As Of April 26, 2000

Sebitchian Bach "Bring ‘Em Bach Alive" 9,776
Black Label Society "Stronger Than Death" 3,533
BulletBoys "Burning Cats & Amputees" 222
Hair Of The Dog "Rise" 1,013
L.A. Guns "Live" 1,975
Pantera "Reinventing The Steel" 322,021
Poison "Crack A Smile…& More!" 32,535
Union "The Blue Room" 6,893
W.A.S.P. "Vol. 1 1984 – 2000" 3,592


Union are down from 379 to 321 CDs.

Sebastian Bach is down from 252 to 249.  He’ll finally sell over 10,000 CDs in the next week or two!  Congratulations Sebitchian, it’s only taken you 6 months to sell 10,000!!  Another 25 years and you’ll go Gold!! 

Hair Of The Dog is up from 253 to 315.  HOTD sold more CDs in the last 2 weeks than Sebitchian has.

L.A. Guns are down from 193 to 178.

W.A.S.P. is up from 521 to 564.

Poison is down from 3,187 to 3,077.

BulletBoys are down from a huge 101 to 91 units!

Pantera are down from 30,683 to 28,326

A Re-Cap:

The Bullet Boys latest release makes Union look like N’Sync.  Is it even in stores or are Marq and Lonnie selling it door-to-door? Looks like nobody really cares about the new L.A. Guns release with the "original" line-up…or could it be an indication of the true power of the Deadline sales staff?  Do I think Sebitchian is starting to wish Poison fans did listen to his music? Let’s see Poison has scanned 32,535 and he has scanned 9,776…yes, I do!  Surprise…Hair Of The Dog scans are on the "Rise"!  Black Label Society appears to be the strongest artist on the Spitfire roster with 3,533 units sold out of the box.

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