Every Second Counts (GDLIYWI) #32

I’ll be going to Autopsy Club later on. It’s open Mike night. I’ll get this out the way right now: I quite like the Collins-led version of Genesis, for the most part. Oh sure, it’s not going to hold a candle to the Peter Gabriel-era, but the first Genesis song I heard was Turn ItContinue reading “Every Second Counts (GDLIYWI) #32”

Gentle Giant (GDLIYWI) 31

I accused my wife of putting glue on my water pistol collection. She denies it but I’m sticking to my guns. Playing the Fool – The Official Live is a live album by British progressive rock band Gentle Giant which was released in 1977. It demonstrates the band’s complex musicianship and talent as well asContinue reading “Gentle Giant (GDLIYWI) 31”

Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #45 YCDTOSA Vol 6

If you’ve been hit with a rhythm stick, you may be entitled to personal Ian Dury compensation. In 1988, Frank Zappa released the first of 6 double CDs consisting of live performances throughout his long career. Called You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, it featured 182 songs spanning over 20 years and several versionsContinue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #45 YCDTOSA Vol 6”

Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #46 Make A Jazz Noise Here.

The wife and I have taken up woodworking classes.One of the neighbours said “I didn’t know you were carpenters”.I said “We’ve only just begun”. Frank Zappa’s final tour, the infamous 1988 World tour that was cut short due to internal band strife, yielded several albums, with Make A Jazz Noise Here being the ‘weakest’ ofContinue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #46 Make A Jazz Noise Here.”

Spreading Your Wings (GTLIYWI) 4

Fred, Velma, Daphne… Can you name one of the ‘Big 5’ African animals? – Rhino – I’m sure you do, Scooby, but you and Shaggy have to wait your turn. There are reasons why bands release triple live albums: some bands have really long songs that showcase their talents (hello Yes), some bands are betterContinue reading “Spreading Your Wings (GTLIYWI) 4”

Overhead A Rainbow Appears, In Black And White. (GDLIYWI) 30

If anyone wants to come and talk to me about my shoddy joinery work, my door is always open. On paper the idea of recording Rainbow during their Rising tour, promoting their seminal hard rock classic album, and releasing a live album from said tour should have be a slam dunk. The potential for aContinue reading “Overhead A Rainbow Appears, In Black And White. (GDLIYWI) 30”

Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums 48 # 200 Motels

The 200 Motels soundtrack to Frank Zappa’s film 200 Motels was released by United Artists Records in 1971. Like the film, the album covers a loose storyline about The Mothers of Invention going crazy in the small town of Centerville and bassist Jeff quitting the group, as did his real life counterpart, Jeff Simmons, whoContinue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums 48 # 200 Motels”

Free As A Bird (GDLIYWI) 29

Someone ripped the pages out of both ends of my dictionary today. It just goes from bad to worse One More From The Road is a live album by Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, capturing three shows recorded in July 1976 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. Since 1974, Lynyrd Skynyrd had supported rockContinue reading “Free As A Bird (GDLIYWI) 29”

Facing The Dead, Again (GDLIYWI) 28

I’ve just been bird watching with Sinead O’Connor. So far it’s been seven owls and fifteen jays. Well, well, well, if it isn’t the real life Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers  returning with yet another double live album. Steal Your Face was released in June 1976 and was recorded October 17–20, 1974, at San Francisco’s WinterlandContinue reading “Facing The Dead, Again (GDLIYWI) 28”

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