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”

Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #49 Playground Psychotics

Playground Psychotics is a two-CD live album by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention and was originally released in 1992 through his mail order label, Barking Pumpkin, and was re-released in 1995 through Rykodisc. The album features recordings of Zappa and his band, the Mothers of Invention, around the time of the film 200Continue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #49 Playground Psychotics”

Framptonstein’s Alive! (GDLIYWI) 27

I was going start growing bonsai trees as a hobby but they are so expensive!  So I got a normal tree instead and just planted it further away. So how does one approach an album that had 8 million sales in the US alone, 11 million worldwide? An album that everybody in the world had?Continue reading “Framptonstein’s Alive! (GDLIYWI) 27”

Biting The Silver Bullet (GDLIYWI) 26

Mandatory temperature checks will be required for fans attending the Foreigner reunion concert.  If you’re hot blooded, they’ll check it and see. Today’s album is a strange ‘un and no mistake. ‘Live‘ Bullet is, unsurprisingly, a live album by Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band which was released in April of ’76. It wasContinue reading “Biting The Silver Bullet (GDLIYWI) 26”

Shakespeare Rushes The Stage (GDLIYWI) 25

I’m starting a campaign to get Sudocrem promoted to the status of a fully recognised cream. All The World’s A Stage is a double live album by Rush and was released in 1976. The album was recorded at Massey Hall in Toronto on June 11-13, 1976, during the band’s breakthrough 2112 tour. The title ofContinue reading “Shakespeare Rushes The Stage (GDLIYWI) 25”

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