Upsetting The Status (GDLIYWI) #34

Do you want to hear an Elton John joke?  It’s a little bit funny. Live! is the first live album by British rock band Status Quo. The double album is an amalgam of performances at Glasgow’s Apollo Theatre between 27 and 29 October 1976. The two guitarists had differing opinions of the album with FrancisContinue reading “Upsetting The Status (GDLIYWI) #34”

Gathering Moss (GDLIYWI) #33

Aaron Lewis of Staind is releasing some new music. It’s good to have him back, it’s been a while. A double live album featuring songs from 2 tours and a secret nightclub performance, Love You Live is probably one of the best live albums the Rolling Stones have released. I remember having this on cassette,Continue reading “Gathering Moss (GDLIYWI) #33”

Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #44 Thing Fish

I was recently stopped in the street and asked who my favourite vampire was. I said the muppet from Sesame Street. “He doesn’t count,” came the reply. “Oh I assure you, he does.” Thing-Fish is an album by Frank Zappa, originally released as a triple album box set on Barking Pumpkin Records in 1984. ItContinue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #44 Thing Fish”

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”

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