Alive And Kissing (GDLIYWI) 22

I was afraid to follow my lifelong ambition to become a fruit farmer. But then I grew a pear. Today’s re-evaluation album is Alive!, a 1975 live album by American hard rock band Kiss. It is considered to be their breakthrough and a landmark for live albums. After a disastrous financial blunder by their labelContinue reading “Alive And Kissing (GDLIYWI) 22”

Come Join The Cult (GDLIYWI) 21

I’ve invented a new word today: plagiarism. On Your Feet Or On Your Knees is the first live album by American rock band Blue Öyster Cult, released February 27, 1975 by Columbia Records. The album features three songs from each of the band’s first three studio albums, two covers (“I Ain’t Got You,” albeit withContinue reading “Come Join The Cult (GDLIYWI) 21”

The Thinnest of White Dukes (GDLIYWI) 19

I’ve been ignored so many times, I’m thinking of changing my name to Terms and Conditions. Today’s album is 1974’s David Live, which catches Bowie in transition from the Ziggy Stardust/Aladdin Sane glam-rock era of his career to the ‘plastic soul’ of Young Americans. While the cover featured a picture of Bowie in his latestContinue reading “The Thinnest of White Dukes (GDLIYWI) 19”

Flooding The Basement (GDLIYWI) 18

I was walking through an English village one day when I saw a beautiful church. As I approached, I saw the vicar outside the door. “It’s a lovely church, vicar.” I said. “It’s Norman.” he replied. “It’s a lovely church, Norman.” I answered. Today’s double live album features Bob Dylan for the first time, withContinue reading “Flooding The Basement (GDLIYWI) 18”

Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums. #55 Francesco Zappa 1984

Welcome to the first of many posts where I attempt to rank the albums recorded by Frank Zappa, featuring the Mothers of Invention albums and his solo work. A daunting task to rank over 100+ albums to say the least, but I do have a few guidelines: only albums released whilst Frank was alive willContinue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums. #55 Francesco Zappa 1984”

Going Home To My Mother’s (GDLIYWI) 17

After the unpleasant listening experience from the last post, I’ve decided to go to my happy place. I’ve got a lot of happy places: Rush, Joni, AC/DC, Super Furry Animals, Opeth, The Meads of Asphodel, but when I really need to be happy I always crank out some Frank. And it just so happens thatContinue reading “Going Home To My Mother’s (GDLIYWI) 17”

Heaven ‘ELP Us! (GTLIYWI) 3

Well, that’s 2020 done and dusted. A strange year to be sure; Covid-19 ravaging the world, lockdowns, soaring death rates, massive evictions and job losses, no live concerts or festivals, Australian wildfires followed by the Californian wildfires, record temperatures around the world, icebergs shearing off, newly released alien spacecraft footage and the IceCapades. Strange days,Continue reading “Heaven ‘ELP Us! (GTLIYWI) 3”

Happy And Roryous (GDLIYWI) 16

Sadly, the man who created autocorrect died yesterday.His funfair will be hello on monkey. Today’s delightful trawl through double live albums from the 70’s features famed Irish blues guitarist, the late great Rory Gallagher; a man who was no stranger to live albums. Before the release of the double live Irish Tour ’74, he hadContinue reading “Happy And Roryous (GDLIYWI) 16”

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