Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #50 The Man From Utopia

Police are issuing an appeal after recieving complaints from farmers that their cows are being stolen during the night.Apparently they’re looking for someone with a huge moo-stash. Today’s Frank Zappa album sees us with the 1983 album, The Man From Utopia with its iconic album cover art that features the work of Tanino Liberatore. ItContinue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #50 The Man From Utopia”

Ahab, Ishmael and Me (GDLIYWI) 24

“Chocolate is poisonous to cats.” “Wait…. I think you mean dogs.” “No, no, it’s definitely chocolate.” And now, we return to the scene of the crime, the album that is patient zero for my hatred of drum solos (and any unaccompanied solos to be fair). The Song Remains The Same is the live soundtrack albumContinue reading “Ahab, Ishmael and Me (GDLIYWI) 24”

Caught In A Grand Funk (GDLIYWI) 23

“There’s definitely a benefit at bedtime in putting your phone in Airplane mode.” “What is it?” “It’s a setting on your phone that switches off WiFi and Bluetooth but that’s not important right now.” Today’s look-back album sees the return of Grand Funk Railroad and their 1975 release Caught In The Act. I’ve heard moreContinue reading “Caught In A Grand Funk (GDLIYWI) 23”

Questions Are A Burden For Others……

……answers are a prison for oneself. When I created that image above, (available on various things and stuff on my Redbubble store. Click the link to see more! Shameless plug) using a photo of a shadow on my kitchen wall and the MirrorLab app, those words came into my head and they seemed to suitContinue reading “Questions Are A Burden For Others……”

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”

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