Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #33 Just Another Band From L.A.

Just Another Band from L.A. is a live album by The Mothers, released in 1972. It was recorded live on August 7, 1971 in Pauley Pavilion on the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles. A notable inclusion on this album is Billy the Mountain, Zappa’s long, narrative parody of rock operas, which were gaining popularityContinue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #33 Just Another Band From L.A.”

A Sting In The Tail (GDLIYWI) #47

Tokyo Tapes is a live album recorded by the Scorpions during the band’s Japanese tour in 1978 and were the last performances of guitarist Uli Jon Roth, who had announced his departure after the release of the studio album Taken by Force. As well as two cover versions (Hound Dog and Long Tall Sally) theContinue reading “A Sting In The Tail (GDLIYWI) #47”

Little Feat, Big Tunes (GDLIYWI) #45

Waiting For Columbus is the first live album by the band Little Feat, formed by ex-Mother of Invention George Lowell, and was recorded during seven performances in 1977. The first four shows were held at the Rainbow Theatre in London on August 1–4, 1977. The final three shows were recorded the following week at GeorgeContinue reading “Little Feat, Big Tunes (GDLIYWI) #45”

Sponsoring The Moshpits 3 (b): a guide to HMHB

The next few years of the 2000’s saw the band do their usual 3 year gap between releases and touring giving us 4 new albums and a compilation of previously released eps. 3 years after the magnificent Achtung Bono, the lads followed up it with 2008’s equally magnificent CSI: Ambleside, a play on all theContinue reading “Sponsoring The Moshpits 3 (b): a guide to HMHB”

Get in the Vann (GDLIYWI) #44

Vital: Van der Graaf Live is the first live album by English progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator. It was recorded 16 January 1978 at the Marquee Club in London and was released in July, one month after the band’s 1978 break-up. The album (on vinyl and, later, on CD) was credited under theContinue reading “Get in the Vann (GDLIYWI) #44”

For Whom The Bell Tulls (GDLIYWI) #35

I used to be a narcissist, but look at me now. Bursting Out is a 1978 live album by the rock band Jethro Tull. It was recorded at various locations during the European Heavy Horses Tour in May and June 1978. Though the specific recording dates and locations are not credited, the liner notes andContinue reading “For Whom The Bell Tulls (GDLIYWI) #35”

Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #40 Meets The Mothers of Prevention

Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention is a 1985 album released in two slightly different versions in the US and Europe. The album’s title is a reference to the lobby group, the PMRC, who were campaigning to require record companies to put warning stickers on albums they considered offensive, and to Zappa’s former band, theContinue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #40 Meets The Mothers of Prevention”

Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #41 Cruising With Rueben & The Jets

Cruising With Rueben & The Jets is the fourth Mothers of Invention album, the cover, by Cal Schenkel, depicts the band as anthropomorphic dogs and this is apparently a concept album, influenced by 1950s doo wop and rock and roll. I don’t really see the ‘concept’ here except for the fact that the band lovedContinue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #41 Cruising With Rueben & The Jets”

Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #42 Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch.

My friend said that when lockdown ends we can go camping so I am making a list of everything I need. 1.New friends.

Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #43 Guitar

The bloke who scanned my items at the supermarket was rude, unhelpful and smelled like he’d been drinking.That’s the last time I use the self checkout.. Guitar, a 1988 live album by Frank Zappa, is the follow-up to 1981’s Shut Up ‘n’ Play Your Guitar; like that album it features Zappa’s guitar solos excerpted fromContinue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #43 Guitar”

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