I'm a TD fan too and bought my first, Phaedra,
when it came out. I like the live releases that
have come out over the years, but one is a real
stunner, a special one to be sure. It's called
Poland and was recorded in Warsaw during one
of the coldest winters ever in 1983. Four songs
I remember when Tom Petty came blazing onto the scene with American Girl. He had an almost punk air about him and was definitely cooler than most. He was a good story and made some good music, but the new Damn the Torpedos lp which happened to be playing at my favorite record store on a...
Nice stuff there Frands. Always wanted a ***
amp, but my Marantz has been good (warm tone and musical); had a Thorens table a long time ago--great equipment. Jamos look good but unfamiliar with them (most anything by Klipsch is great tho'); the dimensions of the Jamos remind me of a pair of...
Al Di Meola The Elegant Gypsy 40th Anniversary tour... saw him last night
at a 928 seat hall, a beautiful venue with very nice acoustics. Here's how
the show went down.
The whole band came out just past starting time and and played a very intense
first set of electric standards from Di...
You made my weekend with this one. I am a huge Joe fan and listened
to this so much when it came out I thought something was wrong w/
me. That was prob true anyway, but it seems I was the only one
listening to it... thought it was a great album and should have been a double,
Laughed out loud when I saw the Best of Cream lp because I had that
a long long time ago. Never could make any sense of the cover art.
It is hard to disassociate cover art from a good album because
even if it is fairly bad, it has been ingrained in my rock n' roll psyche
for so long that...
I agree and really like the first two albums. Adventure was a bit of
a departure from Marquee Moon, but in some ways I thought it
was a better album... time has been good to Adventure, as it
holds up quiet well. Verlaine released a few good solo lps that
were good also.
I got to see...
This has been a trying, cruel and challenging year and mourn the loss of a number of
musicians, but I think they passed on in a good way. Fortune has looked my way
and shone some light into my soul shoes after some trying times to say the least.
Lucky enough to still have all my family and my...
Some friends and I were talking the other day about that special period between
1970--73/74 maybe, when almost every other rock lp that was released are
now considered classics; we didn't realize nor appreciate 'the harvest' of releases
we were getting currently during that period. But we...
When Dylan and The Band hit the road in '74 it was like the Second Coming.
It was the Second Coming. The Band needed cash yes, but Dylan was
very interested in a reprisal of what he had begun almost ten yrs before.
And he wanted to unleash it on a burned out, defunct post-Nixonian
I always appreciated that they changed their sound a little in 1975-76 when
they took in some Steely Danners... Jeff Skunk Baxter was one of them
and they jazzed up their sound a bit with Taking It To the Streets.
I love, loved Leonard Cohen... a troubadour in the truest sense of the word.
He got along with womenfolk in bars and taverns all over the world, while he
was still in his 60's and 70's... they didn't know who he was but they liked his
brooding, elegant style and manner. He spent time in a...