Budo, Kan You Spare A Dime? (GDLIYWI) #49

Bob Dylan at Budokan is a live album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released April 1979 on Columbia Records. It was recorded during his 1978 world tour and is composed mostly of the artist’s “greatest hits”. The performances in the album are radically altered from the originals, using the same musicians that backed Street-Legal, butContinue reading “Budo, Kan You Spare A Dime? (GDLIYWI) #49”

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.”

The Documentaries of Wolfgang Büld

Due to a combination of the nights fair drawing in, some slight (non-Covid) sniffles, and the rain lashing down so hard that a 600-year old man knocked on my door and asked if I had any spare gopher wood, Xmas at mi casa was an sedate, indoor affair. After filling up on so much sugaryContinue reading “The Documentaries of Wolfgang Büld”

Boris Johnson Is Still A Sausage Roll.

NB: the link below leads to a song with a very NSFW title and lyrics by a band that has a very NSFW name, I’m just using the SFW song title (and also I’m just here so I don’t get fined). Click the link below to find out how to send this timely ditty toContinue reading “Boris Johnson Is Still A Sausage Roll.”

Too Slow, Too Long. (GDLIYWI) #48

It’s Alive is the first live album by the American punk rock band the Ramones, titled after the 1974 horror film of the same name. It was recorded at the Rainbow Theatre in London on December 31, 1977, and released in April 1979 as a 2-LP set. The album draws material from the band’s firstContinue reading “Too Slow, Too Long. (GDLIYWI) #48”

Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #34 Chunga’s Revenge

Lol, my boss just called me into his office and told me I’ve been spending too much time on Twitter. Hold on he’s saying something else now…. Chunga’s Revenge is the third solo album by Frank Zappa, released on October 23, 1970. Zappa’s first effort of the 1970s marks the first appearance of former TurtlesContinue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #34 Chunga’s Revenge”

Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #35 Broadway The Hard Way

I started a pessimism jar – kind of like a swear jar where you put money in if you have negative thoughts. It’s already half empty. Broadway the Hard Way is a live album recorded at various performances from Zappa’s troubled final 1988 world tour. It was first released as a 9-track vinyl album throughContinue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #35 Broadway The Hard Way”

Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums # 36 Them Or Us

Them or Us is a double album by Frank Zappa that was released in October 1984 by Barking Pumpkin Records. As with other Zappa rock albums of this era, many of the tracks are sourced from live recordings and later on studio overdubs were liberally applied, although there is no mention of these overdubs inContinue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums # 36 Them Or Us”

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”

Tales From Fat Margaret (GDLIYWI) #46

Released in June 1978, Live and Dangerous is a live double album by the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy (The band deciding to release a live album after their producer Tony Visconti did not have enough time to work on a full studio session). The album reached No. 2 in the UK album charts, ultimatelyContinue reading “Tales From Fat Margaret (GDLIYWI) #46”

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